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But if the time should ever come (…) when my office would require me to either violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office; and I hope any conscientious public servant would do the same. (…)

If I should lose on the real issues, I shall return to my seat in the Senate, satisfied that I had tried my best and was fairly judged. But if this election is decided on the basis that 40 million Americans lost their chance of being President on the day they were baptized, then it is the whole Nation that will be the loser, in the eyes of Catholics and non-Catholics around the world, in the eyes of history, and in the eyes of our own people.

Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association (September 12, 1960)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Reverend Meza, Reverend Reck, I’m grateful for your generous invitation to speak my views.

While the so-called religious issue is necessarily and properly the chief topic here tonight, I want to emphasize from the outset that we have far more critical issues to face in the 1960 election; (altro…)

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“Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.”
“Una volta che si sia abolito Dio, il governo diventa Dio”- Christendom in Dublin, 1933

“The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man.”
“La Dichiarazione di Indipendenza fonda dogmaticamente tutti i diritti sul fatto che Dio ha creato tutti gli uomini uguali; e ha ragione; perchè se anche non fossero stati creati uguali, certamente si sono evoluti come diseguali. Non c’è alcun fondamento per la democrazia se non in un dogma circa l’origine divina dell’uomo” – Chapter 19, What I Saw In America, 1922

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