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  •  Kennedy Bros. did not put their lives on line (0+ / 0-)

    for civil rights.

    The historical record demonstrates that as attorney general, Robert F. Kennedy, resisted change and did little until he was forced to, by demonstrations in the streets, at lunch counters, at schools and elsewhere, to enforce federal law. RFK advised to go slow on civil rights too and JFK did go slow.

    Yes, both of them were assassinated but that had zero to do with their political stand on civil rights or on stopping segregation.


    •  Oswald notwithstanding, JFK had some mighty (1+ / 0-)
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      powerful enemies -- and while I'm not about to offer an alternative theory of events in Dallas 50 years ago come November, I will simply point out that the man who slew Martin Luther King has at least partly succeeded in stopping the spread of equality. The South used to be a Democratic stronghold, called "the Solid South."

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 06:57:05 PM PST

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