The Democratic party that President Kennedy represented no longer exists. I have been a registered member of the Democratic party for 50 years and am seeing my party hijacked by Socialist president who shows total disregard for our constitution and is bent on bankrupting this country (OBAMACARE). The idea of not asking what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country is truly a foreign thought today. We have government programs today that instead of helping those in temporary need, which was the original intention, has become a way of life for many people and in some cases going on several generations. These same people receive an income tax refund when their only income has been a welfare check. Good intentions run amok.
What made our country great at one time was the Capitalistic system where people could work hard at their business or profession and be able to reap the rewards of those efforts. According to this current president, he would put limits on what one could save without being penalized.The financial penalty will be given to those that won't take responsibility for their own welfare. All incentive to work and excel in whatever ones field of endeavor has been taken away.
Many of you readers may have never heard of Norman Thomas, who was a Communist Party candidate for the President of the U.S.in six presidential elections. In one of his speeches he said America will never knowingly adopt Socialism, but under the name of Liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation and wonder how in the world did that happen. He went on to say "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our Socialist platform. I think we are there. Think about it!