What would JFK do?

The United States is facing a multiple crises. I think our biggest challenge is a psychological and spiritual crisis. Many Americans feel like things are hopeless, that they don’t have time, that we “can’t” do it. Fatalism is dangerous.

John F. Kennedy was known for his optimism. On the 100th anniversary of his birth in Brookline, JFK will be honored this year with a new commemorative Postal Service stamp.

I believe JFK would be investing in public health, for example to stop tuberculosis transmission around the globe.

He would rebuild our public schools, not spend a trillion dollars on nuclear bombs.

He would encourage us to stop burning fossil fuels and convert to renewable energy.

He would call for a tolerant, open society, not walls and isolationism.

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