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Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy at the White House, 1964

In office
January 3, 1965 – June 6, 1968
Preceded by Kenneth Keating
Succeeded by Charles E. Goodell

In office
January 20, 1961 – September 3, 1964
President John F. Kennedy,
Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by William P. Rogers
Succeeded by Nicholas Katzenbach

In office
February 1952 – June 1952

Born November 20, 1925(1925-11-20)
Brookline, Massachusetts
Died June 6, 1968 (aged 42)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ethel (née Skakel)
Children Kathleen H. (b.1951)
Joseph P. II (b.1952)
Robert F., Jr. (b.1954)
David A. (1955–84)
M. Courtney (b.1956)
Michael L. (1958–97)
M. Kerry (b.1959)
Christopher G. (b.1963)
M. Maxwell T. (b.1965)
Douglas H. (b.1967)
Rory E.K. (b.1968)
Alma mater Harvard College (A.B.)
University of Virginia School of Law (LL.B.)
Religion Roman Catholic
Signature
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy Reserve
Years of service 1944-1946
Rank E2 SM USN.png Seaman Apprentice
Unit USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
Battles/wars World War II
.Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic Senator from New York, and a noted civil rights activist.^ New York: New American Library, 1976.
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^ Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg Robert kennedy jr New York lawyers .
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^ Robert Kennedy replied, "Civil Rights."
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.An icon of modern American liberalism, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and acted as one of his advisers during his presidency.^ He used the memory of his martyred brother, President John Kennedy, to—a lot.
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^ Robert F. Kennedy, who had made many enemies during his time on the Washington scene, was well aware of the dangers he faced in trying to reclaim the Presidency lost in 1963 when his brother was killed in Dallas.
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^ His advisers managed to convince the president that denying Kennedy a final resting place beside his brother was not only "cruel," writes Jeff Shesol, a chronicler of the Kennedy-Johnson feud, but "politically reckless."
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.From 1961 to 1964, he was the U.S. Attorney General.^ Robert Francis Kennedy 1925-68, American politician, U.S. Attorney General (1961-64), b.
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^ He served as Attorney General in his brother's administration from January 1961 until his resignation on September 3, 1964, to become a candidate for the United States Senate from New York.

^ November 20, 2001 Bush Renames Justice Building in Honor of Robert F. Kennedy In a ceremony rich with poignant memories and political twists, President Bush renamed the Justice Department building today in honor of Robert F. Kennedy, who served as attorney general from 1961 to 1964.

.Following his brother John's assassination on November 22, 1963, Kennedy continued to serve as Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson for nine months.^ After President Kennedys assassination, Kennedy resigned as Attorney General largely because of a strained relationship with then President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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^ He was challenging his brother John F. Kennedy’s vice president, Lyndon Johnson, who had become president following Kennedy’s assassination.
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^ John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
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.In September 1964, Kennedy resigned to seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York, which he won in November.^ New York Senate seat Clinton replacement named .
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^ He resigned in September 1964 and was elected to the United States Senate from New York that November.
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^ Senator Kennedy should resign.
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.Within a few years, he publicly split with Johnson over the Vietnam War.^ In September 1964, however, Kennedy resigned as attorney general to seek the Senate seat, and within a few years was involved in a public disagreement with Johnson over the Vietnam War.
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^ Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King joining forces against the Vietnam War posed serious problems for Lyndon Johnson.

^ Kennedy's introduction of the U.S. to the Vietnam War preceded President Johnson's escalation of a conflict which contributed to a decade of national difficulties and disappointment on the political landscape.
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.In March 1968, Kennedy began a campaign for the presidency and was a front-running candidate of the Democratic Party.^ In 1968, President Johnson began to run for reelection.
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^ Bobby had it too when he began his run for the presidency.
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^ I idolized Kennedy and had worked for his presidential campaign throughout 1968, having an opportunity to once again meet him in New Haven in March of that year when he came for a campaign visit on Church Street in downtown New Haven.
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.In the California presidential primary on June 4, Kennedy defeated Eugene McCarthy, a fellow U.S. Senator from Minnesota.^ Kennedy defeated McCarthy in the critical California primary but was shot moments after claiming victory shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, dying June 6.
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^ On June 6 , 1952 , Kennedy resigned to manage his brother John's successful 1952 Senate campaign in Massachusetts.
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^ But then Eugene McCarthy, the other democratic presidential contender, captured 42% of the vote in the March 12 New Hampshire primary.
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.Following a brief victory speech delivered just past midnight on June 5 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.^ Ambassador Hotel on June 4, 1968, just prior to the night that Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated.
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^ Just after midnight, Kennedy addressed supporters at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, in what would be the last moments of his life.
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^ This is an excerpt of Kennedy’s speech at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, April 19, 1968.
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Fatally wounded and unconscious, he survived for nearly 26 hours, dying early in the morning of June 6.

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Early life, education, and military service

.Kennedy was born on November 20, 1925, in Brookline, Massachusetts, the seventh child of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose E. Fitzgerald.^ Robert Francis Kennedy was born on November 20 , 1925 , in Brookline, Massachusetts , the seventh child of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy .
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^ Edward Moore Kennedy, ninth child of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy, was born on Feb.

^ November 1925 , Brookline, Massachusetts, USA more Date of Death: .
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.In September 1927 the Kennedy family moved to Riverdale, New York, then two years later, moved 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast to Bronxville, New York.^ In September 1927, when he was almost 2, Kennedy moved with his family to a rented 20-room mansion in Riverdale, New York , then two years later, moved 5 miles northeast to a 21-room mansion on a six-acre estate in Bronxville, New York , purchased in May 1929.
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^ Kennedy was forty-two years old.
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^ A former congressman with hair whiter than his father's ever was, Joseph Kennedy is 49, or seven years older than his father's age in 1968, when he was a senator from New York and seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

.Kennedy spent summers with his family at their home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, and Christmas and Easter holidays with his family at their winter home in Palm Beach, Florida, purchased in 1933. He attended public elementary school in Riverdale from kindergarten through second grade; then Bronxville School, the public school in Bronxville from third through fifth grade; then Riverdale Country School, a private school for boys in Riverdale, for sixth grade.^ Robert F Kennedy Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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^ Kennedy spent his last night with his family at John Frankenheimer's Malibu beach home.
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^ Kennedy spent summers with his family at their home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts , purchased in 1929, and Christmas and Easter holidays with his family at their winter home in Palm Beach, Florida , purchased in 1933.
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.In March 1938, when he was a twelve-year-old, Kennedy sailed on abroad on the SS Manhattan with his mother and his four youngest siblings to England where his father had begun serving as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom.^ Kennedy was forty-two years old.
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^ Somewhere another twelve-year-old is gunned down by an assailant who used to be his kindergarten playmate, and another parent loses their child on the streets of Tikrit.
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^ Kennedy's father was a highly successful businessman who later served as ambassador to Great Britain (1937-40).

.Kennedy attended the private Gibbs School for Boys at 134 Sloane Street in London for seventh grade, returning to the U.S. just before the outbreak of World War II in Europe.^ Kennedy attended Gibbs School for Boys at 134 Sloane Street in London for 7th grade, returning to the United States just before the outbreak of World War II in Europe.
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^ Kenneth O'Donnell met Bobby Kennedy at Harvard right after World War II, and the men remained fast friends for the rest of their lives, playing football together, working side by side on political campaigns, and striving to change the world.
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^ Kennedy attended Edward Devotion School for four years ( kindergarten in 1922 to third grade), Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, the Dexter School in Boston , a year at Canterbury School, and then The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, one of the country's most elite private boarding schools for boys, from which he graduated in 1935.
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In September 1939, for eighth grade, Kennedy was sent 200 miles (320 km) away from home to St. Paul's School, an elite private preparatory school for boys in Concord, New Hampshire. However, he did not like it and his mother thought it too Episcopalian. It was for these reasons that – after two months at St. Paul's – Kennedy transferred to Portsmouth Priory School, a Benedictine boarding school for boys in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, for eighth through tenth grades. .In September 1942, Kennedy transferred to Milton Academy, a third boarding school in Milton, Massachusetts, for eleventh and twelfth grades.^ In September 1942, Kennedy transferred to Milton Academy , an elite private university preparatory boarding school in Milton, Massachusetts , 170 miles from home for 11th and 12th grade.
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^ Kennedy attended Edward Devotion School for four years ( kindergarten in 1922 to third grade), Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, the Dexter School in Boston , a year at Canterbury School, and then The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, one of the country's most elite private boarding schools for boys, from which he graduated in 1935.
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^ As the Kennedy family shuttled between London, Boston, New York and Palm Beach, Fla., Ted Kennedy studied at a number of private boarding schools before enrolling in 1946 at Milton Academy outside Boston.

.Six weeks before his eighteenth birthday, Kennedy enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an apprentice seaman, released from active duty until March 1944 when he left Milton Academy early to report to the V-12 Navy College Training Program at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.^ In October 1943, six weeks before his 18th birthday, Kennedy enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an apprentice seaman , released from active duty until March 1944 when he left Milton Academy early to report to the V-12 Navy College Training Program at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts .
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^ On December 15 , 1945 the U.S. Navy commissioned the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Kennedy's request to be released from naval officer training to serve starting on February 1 , 1946 as an apprentice seaman on the ship's shakedown cruise in the Caribbean .
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^ Kennedy graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in government in March 1948 and immediately sailed off on the RMS Queen Mary with a college friend for a six-month tour of Europe and the Middle East , accredited as a correspondent of the Boston Post , for which he filed six stories.
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.His V-12 training was at Harvard (March–November 1944); Bates College in Lewiston, Maine (November 1944–June 1945); and Harvard (June 1945–January 1946).^ His V-12 training was at Harvard (MarchNovember 1944), Bates College in Lewiston, Maine (November 1944June 1945), and Harvard (June 1945January 1946).
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^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 January 2010 Sun .
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^ Page Updated: 22 November 2000 Page Updated: 12 May 2001 Updated: 4 November 2001 Updated: 3 March 2002 Updated: 11 June 2002 Updated: 31 August 2002 Updated: 27 April 2003 Updated: 29 February 2004 Updated: 5 December 2004 Updated: 29 May 2006 .

On December 15, 1945, the U.S. Navy commissioned the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. and shortly thereafter granted Kennedy's request to be released from naval-officer training to serve starting on February 1, 1946, as an apprentice seaman on the ship's shakedown cruise in the Caribbean. .On May 30, 1946, he received his honorable discharge from the Navy.^ On May 30 , 1946 received his honorable discharge from the Navy.
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.In September 1946, Kennedy entered Harvard as a junior, having received credit for his two and a half years in the V-12 program.^ Kennedy was forty-two years old.
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^ In September 1946, Kennedy entered Harvard as a junior having received credit for his two and a half years in the V-12 program.
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^ Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier on September 12, 1953.
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.Kennedy worked hard to make the Harvard varsity football team as an end, was a starter and scored a touchdown in the first game of his senior year before breaking his leg in practice, earning his varsity letter when his coach sent him in for the last minutes of the Harvard-Yale game wearing a cast.^ Kennedy worked hard to make the Harvard varsity football team as an end , was a starter and scored a touchdown in the first game of his senior year before breaking his leg in practice, earning his varsity letter when his coach sent him in for the last minutes of the Harvard-Yale game wearing a cast.
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^ Welcomed back to Harvard, he was able to indulge his passion for football and was a first-team end in 1955, his senior year.

^ The stadium hosted the first 1962 All-Star Game , which was attended by Robert Kennedy's brother, President John F. Kennedy (in whose Administration Robert Kennedy served as Attorney General ) and the 1969 All-Star Game, which was played in the daytime after a rainout the night before.
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.Kennedy graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in government in March 1948 and immediately sailed off on RMS Queen Mary with a college friend for a six-month tour of Europe and the Middle East, accredited as a correspondent of the Boston Post, for which he filed six stories.^ He returned to Harvard and graduated in 1948.

^ Kennedy graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in government in March 1948 and immediately sailed off on the RMS Queen Mary with a college friend for a six-month tour of Europe and the Middle East , accredited as a correspondent of the Boston Post , for which he filed six stories.
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^ In September 1951, Kennedy went to San Francisco as a correspondent of the Boston Post to cover the convention concluding the Treaty of Peace with Japan .
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.Four of these stories, filed from Palestine shortly before the end of the British Mandate, provided a first-hand view of the tensions.^ You hear these stories about somebody filing 18 different registrations for the same person.
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^ He quite freely admitted what he had done and was given immediate passage with the remark “Nice going.” British Markings Just before I arrived in Palestine there was the notorious story of the foundry outside of Tel Aviv.

He was critical of the British policy in Palestine. .Further, he praised the Jewish people he met there "as hardy and tough". Kennedy held out some hope after seeing Arabs and Jews working side by side but, in the end felt the "hate" in Palestine was too strong and would lead to a war.^ It was the end of the chances that there would ever be a full Kennedy presidency.
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^ I would sadly hate to see it happen… .
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^ He was always by our side.” Kennedy reads from works by his brother, including an entire speech Robert Kennedy delivered to young people in South Africa in 1966.
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[1] His prediction came to pass with the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
.In September 1948, Kennedy enrolled at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville.^ He left Harvard to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war he completed his degree, then earned a law degree from the University of Virginia....
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^ After graduation in 1948, he went to law school at the University of Virginia, where he took his degree in 1951.

^ Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, GSD Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor in Urban Policy and Planning, HKS Dean, Graduate School of Design Harvard Kennedy School .
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On June 17, 1950, Kennedy married Ethel Skakel at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. .Kennedy graduated from law school in June 1951 and flew with Ethel to Greenwich to stay in his father-in-law's guest house.^ Kennedy graduated from law school in June 1951 and flew with Ethel to Greenwich to stay in his father-in-law's guest house.
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^ In 1950 Kennedy married Ethel Shakel and their first child, Kathleen, was born on 4th July, 1951.

^ After graduation in 1948, he went to law school at the University of Virginia, where he took his degree in 1951.

.Kennedy's first child, Kathleen, was born on July 4, 1951, and Kennedy spent the summer studying for the Massachusetts bar exam.^ In 1950 Kennedy married Ethel Shakel and their first child, Kathleen, was born on 4th July, 1951.

^ Kennedy's first child, Kathleen , was born on July 4 , 1951 , and Kennedy spent the summer studying for the Massachusetts bar exam .
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^ In 1951 O'Donnell, who was born in 1924, went to work on Congressman John Kennedy's Senate campaign and was involved in every election after that.
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.In September 1951, Kennedy went to San Francisco as a correspondent of the Boston Post to cover the convention concluding the Treaty of Peace with Japan.^ According to the book, Robert Kennedy proposed that Johnson give him authority to personally negotiate a peace treaty in Vietnam.
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^ The following is a transcript of a speech by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Sierra Club's National Convention and Expo on September 10, 2005 in San Francisco.
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^ This essay is part of a series leading up to the premiere of Coal Country , and has been adapted from Robert Kennedy's keynote speech at the Sierra Summit convention in September 2005 : .
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.In October 1951, Kennedy embarked on a seven-week Asian trip with his brother John (then Massachusetts 11th district congressman) and his sister Patricia to Israel, India, Vietnam, and Japan.^ Thus Robert passed his early years as the little brother, with two older brothers and five young sisters -- Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia and Jean.

^ Robert F. Kennedy was the brother of the 35th United States President John F. Kennedy , as well as his closest political ...
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^ He was also sensitive to the likely charge that the appointment was nepotic John Kennedy, however, wanted his brother in the Cabinet as an absolutely loyal and dependable confidant.

.Because of their eight-year separation in age, the two brothers had previously seen little of each other.^ Because of their eight-year separation in age, the two brothers had previously seen little of each other.
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^ Thus Robert passed his early years as the little brother, with two older brothers and five young sisters -- Rosemary, Kathleen, Eunice, Patricia and Jean.

^ He took my whole family up to Olympic Range and the San Juan Peninsula and went camping for almost two weeks when I was eight years old.
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.This 25,000-mile (40,000 km) trip was the first extended time they had spent together and served to deepen their relationship.^ This 25,000 mile trip was the first extended time they had spent together and resulted in their becoming best friends in addition to being brothers.
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^ Subtract her years spent as first lady of Arkansas and in the White House, and her time working as a lawyer in the Rose Law Firm and in other jobs.
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^ I came back from St. Joseph's and the first year I was in Wood-Ridge in what they called a junior high school at that time in the ninth grade.
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Early career until 1960

.In November 1951, Kennedy moved with his wife and daughter to a townhouse in Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and started work as a lawyer in the Internal Security Section (which investigated suspected Soviet agents) of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.^ In November 1951, Kennedy moved with his wife and daughter to a townhouse in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. and started work as a lawyer in the Internal Security Section (which investigated suspected Soviet agents) of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice .
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^ In 1998, the United States Mint released a special dollar coin that featured Kennedy on the obverse and the emblems of the United States Department of Justice and the United States Senate on the reverse.
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^ A top Justice Department official said that this had never happened in American history before, where a Presidential candidate accepts money, contributions from criminals under indictment or targeted for indictment, and then orders those indictments and investigations dropped when he achieves office.
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.In February 1952, he was transferred to the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn to prosecute fraud cases.^ He swam in the surf off Cape Cod in February and in white water in upstate New York in May.
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^ Earlier in my career I served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City.
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.On June 6, 1952, Kennedy resigned to manage his brother John's successful 1952 U.S. Senate campaign in Massachusetts.^ On June 6 , 1952 , Kennedy resigned to manage his brother John's successful 1952 Senate campaign in Massachusetts.
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^ He resigned in 1952 to manage the campaign of his brother John for United States Senator from Massachusetts.

^ He plunged into politics in 1958, managing his brother John’s successful campaign for reelection to the U.S. Senate.

.In December 1952, at the behest of his father, he was appointed by Republican Senator Joe McCarthy as assistant counsel of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.^ Kennedy returned to legal work in 1953 when Joe McCarthy appointed him as one of the 15 assistant counsels to the Senate subcommittee on investigations.

^ As a young lawyer, Robert Kennedy was a key aide to Republican Senator Joe McCarthy on the notorious Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
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^ In December 1952, at the behest of his father, he was appointed by Republican Senator Joe McCarthy as assistant counsel of the United States Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations|Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
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[2] He resigned in July 1953, but "retained a fondness for McCarthy."[3] After a period as an assistant to his father on the Hoover Commission, Kennedy rejoined the Senate committee staff as chief counsel for the Democratic minority in February 1954.[4] When the Democrats gained the majority in January 1955, he became chief counsel. .Kennedy was a background figure in the televised McCarthy Hearings of 1954 into the conduct of McCarthy.^ Kennedy was a background figure in the televised McCarthy Hearings of 1954 into the conduct of McCarthy.
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^ Kennedy emerged as a national figure when his investigation of James Hoffa was televised.

^ In 1954, after the demise of Joe McCarthy , Kennedy rejoined the Senate's permanent subcommittee on investigations.

[5]
.Kennedy soon made a name for himself as the chief counsel of the 1957–59 Senate Labor Rackets Committee under chairman John L. McClellan.^ Schlesinger (1978) p 113, 115 Kennedy soon made a name for himself as the chief counsel of the 195759 Senate Labor Rackets Committee under chairman John L. McClellan .
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^ In 1957 he became chief counsel to the Senate committee investigating labour racketeering; he resigned the post in 1960 to manage his brother's presidential campaign.
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^ One result was that the Senator chose Mr. Kennedy as chief counsel of the Senate Select committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field when it was organized in January, 1957.

.In a dramatic scene, Kennedy squared off with Teamsters union President Jimmy Hoffa during the antagonistic argument that marked Hoffa's testimony.^ In a dramatic scene, Kennedy squared off with Jimmy Hoffa during the antagonistic argument that marked Hoffa's testimony.
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^ The enmity between the two men was something of a cause célèbre during the period, with accusations of personal vendetta being exchanged between Kennedy and Hoffa.
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^ Robert Kennedy was reluctant at first, saying, "Everything I do will rub off on the President."

[6] .Kennedy left the Rackets Committee in late 1959 in order to run his brother John's successful presidential campaign.^ Schlesinger (1978) pp 13791 Kennedy left the Rackets Committee in late 1959 in order to run his brother John's successful presidential campaign.
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^ Kennedy left the rackets committee in 1959 to manage his brother's campaign for the Presidency.

^ He was also sensitive to the likely charge that the appointment was nepotic John Kennedy, however, wanted his brother in the Cabinet as an absolutely loyal and dependable confidant.

.In 1960, he published the book The Enemy Within, describing the corrupt practices within the Teamsters and other unions which he had helped investigate; the book sold very well.^ Sam Kashner on The Death of a President Vanity Fair, December 4, 2009 ...be published by Harper & Row, which had brought out John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage and Robert Kennedy ’s 1960 investigation into union corruption, The Enemy Within.
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^ They were very helpful courses, very well done, but I had to go to all of them.
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^ So I really encourage the investigators to get other populations to study because of the fact that I do not think reanalysis of this data is going to be as helpful as we would hope.
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Attorney General

Kennedy speaking to a Civil Rights crowd in front of the Justice Department building on June 14, 1963.
.John F. Kennedy's choice of Robert Kennedy as Attorney General following his election victory in 1960 was controversial, with The New York Times and The New Republic calling him inexperienced and unqualified.^ Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg Robert kennedy jr New York lawyers .
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^ This is the New York Times article on the conviction.
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^ His role in John Kennedy 's narrow victory over Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election has long been the subject of controversy.
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[7] He had no experience in any state or federal court,[7] causing the President to joke, "I can't see that it's wrong to give him a little legal experience before he goes out to practice law."[8] There was precedent, however, in an Attorney General being appointed because of his role as a close adviser to the President,[7] and Kennedy had significant experience in handling organized crime.[7] .After performing well in the Senate hearing he easily won confirmation in January 1961.[7] To compensate for his deficiencies Kennedy chose an "outstanding"[7] group of deputy and assistant attorneys general, including Byron White and Nicholas Katzenbach.^ Let's hear Senator Kennedy on this.
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^ In the opinion of his staff -- and he recruited a brilliant group that included Byron R. White, now a Supreme Court justice, and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, now Deputy Secretary of State -- Mr. Kennedy was imaginative and inspiring.

^ One result was that the Senator chose Mr. Kennedy as chief counsel of the Senate Select committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field when it was organized in January, 1957.

[7]
.Robert Kennedy's tenure as Attorney General was easily the period of greatest power for the office; no previous United States Attorney General had enjoyed such clear influence on all areas of policy during an administration.^ Review: When Robert Kennedy gave his all .
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^ Appointed following John F. Kennedy's election victory in 1960, Robert Kennedy's tenure as Attorney General was easily the period of greatest power for the office; no former United States Attorney General had enjoyed such clear influence on all areas of policy during an administration.
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^ And we no longer have that in the United States of America.
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.To a great extent, President Kennedy sought the advice and counsel of his younger brother, resulting in Robert Kennedy remaining the President's closest political adviser.^ Robert F. Kennedy was the brother of the 35th United States President John F. Kennedy , as well as his closest political ...
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^ Yet to a greater extent, it was President Kennedy who sought the advice and counsel of his younger brother, and it is to this extent that Robert Kennedy remained the President's closest political advisor.
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^ Yet Robert Kennedy believed strongly in the separation of powers and thus often chose not to comment on matters of policy not relating to his remit or to forward the enquiry of the President to an officer of the administration better suited to offer counsel.
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.Kennedy was relied upon as both the President's primary source of administrative information and as a general counsel with whom trust was implicit, given the familial ties of the two men.^ Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.), both of whom were assassinated — Edward Kennedy became the patriarch of his clan and a towering figure in the U.S. Senate to a degree neither of his siblings had been.

^ Edward Kennedy was growing up, there was a family edict: Kennedy men don't cry.
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^ Quite frankly, the Kennedys might not have given the matter much gravity either had it not struck their own family in such a heartbreaking way.

.President Kennedy once remarked about his brother that, "If I want something done and done immediately I rely on the Attorney General.^ President Kennedy once remarked on his brother that, "If I want something done and done immediately I rely on the Attorney General.
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^ Schlesinger comments that Kennedy could be both the most ruthlessly diligent and yet generously adaptable of politicians at once both temperamental and yet forgiving.
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^ (The ABC anchor's brother and current Democratic Attorney General of New York, Andrew Cuomo, married and then divorced her in 2003.
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.He is very much the doer in this administration, and has an organizational gift I have rarely if ever seen surpassed."^ He is very much the doer in this administration, and has an organizational gift I have rarely if ever seen surpassed."
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.Yet Robert Kennedy believed strongly in the separation of powers and thus often chose not to comment on matters of policy not relating to his remit or to forward the enquiry of the President to an officer of the administration better suited to offer counsel.^ Do you believe Robert F. Kennedy would have been elected President of the...
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^ Yet Robert Kennedy believed strongly in the separation of powers and thus often chose not to comment on matters of policy not relating to his remit or to forward the enquiry of the President to an officer of the administration better suited to offer counsel.
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^ Schlesinger comments that Kennedy could be both the most ruthlessly diligent and yet generously adaptable of politicians at once both temperamental and yet forgiving.
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Organized crime and the Teamsters

.As Attorney General, Kennedy pursued a relentless crusade against organized crime and the mafia, sometimes disagreeing on strategy with J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).^ As Attorney General, Kennedy pursued a relentless crusade against organized crime and the mafia , sometimes disagreeing on strategy with FBI head J. Edgar Hoover .
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^ But Robert Kennedy had accumulated many powerful enemies during his career - CIA officers, organized crime bosses, Vietnam war hawks, ardent segregationists.
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^ Bush and Attorney General John D. Ashcroft said Kennedy's non compromising battles against racial injustice and organized crime exemplified what an attorney general should be.

.Convictions against organized-crime figures rose by 800 percent during his term.^ Convictions against notorious organized crime figures rose by 800% during his term.
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^ But Robert Kennedy had accumulated many powerful enemies during his career - CIA officers, organized crime bosses, Vietnam war hawks, ardent segregationists.
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^ Bush and Attorney General John D. Ashcroft said Kennedy's non compromising battles against racial injustice and organized crime exemplified what an attorney general should be.

[9]
.Kennedy was relentless in his pursuit of Teamsters union President Jimmy Hoffa, resulting from widespread knowledge of Hoffa's corruption in financial and electoral actions, both personally and organizationally.^ Kennedy was relentless in his pursuit of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa , resulting from widespread knowledge of Hoffa's corruption in financial and electoral actions, both personally and organizationally.
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^ In a dramatic scene, Kennedy squared off with Jimmy Hoffa during the antagonistic argument that marked Hoffa's testimony.
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^ Later, when he was Attorney General, Mr. Kennedy continued his investigation of the 1,700,000-member teamsters union, causing Hoffa to charge that he was engaged in vendetta.

.The enmity between the two men was something of a cause célèbre during the period, with accusations of personal vendetta being exchanged between Kennedy and Hoffa.^ The enmity between the two men was something of a cause célèbre during the period, with accusations of personal vendetta being exchanged between Kennedy and Hoffa.
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^ In a dramatic scene, Kennedy squared off with Jimmy Hoffa during the antagonistic argument that marked Hoffa's testimony.
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^ Obama's two years representing Illinois have gained the state little other than publicity- something that has been well over-shadowed by that which he's received for personal gain.
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.Hoffa was eventually to face open, televised hearings before Kennedy, as Attorney General, which became iconic moments in Kennedy's political career and which earned him equal praise and criticism from the press.^ Hoffa was eventually to face open, televised hearings before the Attorney General, which became iconic moments in Kennedy's political career and which gained him equal praise and criticism from the press.
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^ He has written critically of Kennedy’s record as Attorney General and as presidential candidate.
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^ Hoffa, who was eventually convicted and jailed for jury tampering and misuse of union funds, disliked Mr. Kennedy, calling him "a young, dim-witted, curly-headed smart-aleck" and "a ruthless monster."

Civil rights

Kennedy expressed the administration's commitment to civil rights during a 1961 speech at the University of Georgia Law School:
We will not stand by or be aloof. We will move. I happen to believe that the 1954 Supreme Court school desegregation decision was right. .But my belief does not matter.^ But my belief does not matter.
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^ I do not speak for my Church on public matters—and the Church does not speak for me."
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It is the law. .Some of you may believe the decision was wrong.^ Some of you may believe the decision was wrong.
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^ DAVID JENKINS: Mr. Reagan, just five minutes ago on this program, you said every man has the right of dissent and I believe that every man has the right to be wrong.
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That does not matter. It is the law.
In 1963, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who hated civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and viewed him as an upstart troublemaker,[10] presented Kennedy with allegations that some of King's close confidants and advisers were communists. .Concerned that the allegations, if made public, would derail the Administration's civil rights initiatives, Kennedy warned King to discontinue the suspect associations, and later felt compelled to issue a written directive authorizing the FBI to wiretap King and other leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, King's civil rights organization.^ Robert Kennedy replied, "Civil Rights."
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^ Kennedy proposed what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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^ Responding to allegations that Martin Luther King, Jr. Kennedy, as Attorney General, issued written approvals to the FBI in order for the Bureau to track and eavesdrop on Martin Luther King, Jr. Southern Christian Leadership Conference , King's civil rights organization.
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[11] .Although Kennedy only gave written approval for limited wiretapping of King's phones "on a trial basis, for a month or so"[12], Hoover extended the clearance so his men were "unshackled" to look for evidence in any areas of King's life they deemed worthy.^ Although Kennedy only gave written approval for limited wiretapping the Bureau, as was common under Hoover's leadership, extended the clearance to encompass whichever areas of King's life they deemed worthy of examination without Kennedy's knowledge.
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^ Throughout his life, Kennedy made reference to his faith, how it informed every area of his life, and how it gave him the strength to re-enter politics following the assassination of his elder brother.
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^ And if my thought-dreams could be seen They'd probably put my head in a guillotine But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only.
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[13] .The wire tapping continued through June 1966 and was revealed in 1968, days before Kennedy's death.^ Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, shortly after winning the California Democratic Primary.
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^ Hillary Clinton cited the June 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on Friday as a reason to continue her increasingly long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination into June, but later apologized for the comment.
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^ Kennedy defeated McCarthy in the critical California primary but was shot moments after claiming victory shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, dying June 6.
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[14] No evidence of communist activity or influence was uncovered[citation needed].
.Kennedy remained committed to civil rights enforcement to such a degree that he commented, in 1962, that it seemed to envelop almost every area of his public and private life—from prosecuting corrupt southern electoral officials to answering late night calls from Coretta Scott King concerning the imprisonment of her husband for demonstrations in Alabama.^ Robert Kennedy replied, "Civil Rights."
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^ Kennedy remained committed to civil rights enforcement to such a degree that he commented, in 1962, that it seemed to envelop almost every area of his public and private life from prosecuting corrupt southern electoral officials to answering late night calls from Mrs. King concerning the imprisonment of her husband for demonstrations in Alabama.
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^ Kennedy supported racial integration and civil rights, and during the 1960 campaign he telephoned Coretta Scott King; wife of the jailed Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1962, James Meredith tried to enroll at the University of Mississippi, but he was prevented from doing so by white students.
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.During his tenure as Attorney General, he undertook the most energetic and persistent desegregation of the administration that Capitol Hill had ever experienced.^ During his tenure as Attorney General he undertook the most energetic and persistent desegregation of the administration that Capitol Hill had ever experienced.
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^ As Attorney General of the United States, Bobby Kennedy saw that desegregation laws correcting wrongs of the past were enforced.
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^ From a pay phone in the university administration building, where the feds were surrounded, Ed Guthman, a trusted aide, called the attorney general, who was back at his office in Washington.
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.He demanded that every area of government begin recruiting realistic levels of black and other ethnic workers, going so far as to criticize Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson for his failure to desegregate his own office staff.^ He demanded that every area of government begin recruiting realistic levels of black and other ethnic workers, going so far as to criticize Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson for his failure to desegregate his own office staff.
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^ Funds which could have been going to address the needs of the “disaffected”, “the impoverished” and “the excluded” Americans in Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” had been increasingly consumed by an unpopular war of the traditional kind in a far-away land.
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^ Strangely, I was first informed about her comment by a co-worker -– and Clinton supporter -– who told me, “I don’t know where she’s going with this.” And millions of others don’t, either.
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.Although it has become commonplace to assert the phrase "The Kennedy Administration" or even "President Kennedy" when discussing the legislative and executive support of the civil rights movement, between 1960 and 1963, a great many of the initiatives that occurred during President Kennedy's tenure were as a result of the passion and determination of an emboldened Robert Kennedy, who through his rapid education in the realities of Southern racism, underwent a thorough conversion of purpose as Attorney General.^ Robert Kennedy replied, "Civil Rights."
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^ Robert F. Kennedy became a champion for civil rights in the administration of his brother John F. Kennedy, and beyond.
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^ Although it has become common place to assert the phrase "The Kennedy Administration" or even, "President Kennedy" when discussing the legislative and executive support of the civil rights movement, between 1960 and 1963, a great many of the initiatives that occurred during President Kennedy's tenure were as a result of the passion and determination of an emboldened Robert Kennedy, who through his rapid education in the realities of Southern racism, underwent a thorough conversion of purpose as Attorney General.
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.Asked in an interview in May 1962, "What do you see as the big problem ahead for you, is it Crime or Internal Security?"^ Asked in an interview in May 1962, "What do you see as the big problem ahead for you, is it Crime or Internal Security?"
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^ DURABLE LINK ) April 19-21 – See you … at the Big Apple Blog Bash Friday night.
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.Robert Kennedy replied, "Civil Rights."^ Robert Kennedy replied, "Civil Rights."
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^ Robert Kennedy saw voting as the key to racial justice, and collaborated with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to create the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 , which helped bring an end to Jim Crow laws .
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^ That evening Kennedy gave his famous civil rights address on national television and radio.
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[15] .The President came to share his brother's sense of urgency on the matters at hand to such an extent that it was at the Attorney General's insistence that he made his famous address to the nation.^ Bob Spivack, Interview of the Attorney General, May 12 , 1962 The President came to share his brother's sense of urgency on the matters at hand to such an extent that it was at the Attorney General's insistence that he made his famous address to the nation.
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^ That evening Kennedy gave his famous civil rights address on national television and radio.
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^ George Wallace moved aside after being confronted by federal marshals, Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, and the Alabama National Guard.
  • John F. Kennedy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.pustakalaya.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7]
During the attack and burning, by a vast white mob, of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama, at which Martin Luther King, Jr. was in attendance with protesters, the Attorney General telephoned King to ask his assurance that they would not leave the building until the U.S. Marshals and National Guard had secured the area. .King proceeded to berate Kennedy for "allowing the situation to continue". King later publicly thanked Robert Kennedy for his commanding of the force dispatched to break up an attack that might otherwise have ended King's life.^ King later publicly thanked Robert Kennedy for his commanding of the force dispatched to break up an attack that might otherwise have ended King's life.
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^ King proceeded to berate Kennedy for "allowing the situation to continue".
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^ Hillary Clinton cited the June 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy on Friday as a reason to continue her increasingly long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination into June, but later apologized for the comment.
  • Clinton's Reference to Slaying of Robert Kennedy Stirs Uproar - Blogrunner 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

.The relationship between the two men was to undergo great change over the years that they would know each other—from a position of mutual suspicion to one of shared aspirations.^ The relationship between the two men was to undergo great change over the years that they would know each other from a position of mutual suspicion to one of shared aspirations.
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The enmity between the two men was something of a cause célèbre during the period, with accusations of personal vendetta being exchanged between Kennedy and Hoffa.
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When they were done, two more would come along and two more and two more.
  • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

.For King, Robert Kennedy initially represented the "softly softly" approach that in former years had disabled the movement of blacks against oppression in the U.S. For Robert Kennedy, King initially represented what was then considered the unrealistic militancy that many in the white-liberal camp had regarded as the cause of so little governmental progress.^ For Dr King, Robert Kennedy initially represented the 'softly softly' approach that in former years had disabled the movement of blacks against oppression in the US. For Robert Kennedy, King initially represented what was then considered the unrealistic militancy that many in the white-liberal camp had regarded as the cause of so little governmental progress.
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But Robert Kennedy had accumulated many powerful enemies during his career - CIA officers, organized crime bosses, Vietnam war hawks, ardent segregationists.
  • Robert Kennedy Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.maryferrell.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ President-elect Barack Obama is strongly considering Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Environmental Protection Agency, a Cabinet post, Democratic officials told Politico.
  • Obama considers RFK Jr. for EPA | Grist 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

.In September 1962, he sent U.S. Marshals to Oxford, Mississippi, to enforce a federal court order allowing the admittance of the first African American student, James Meredith, to the University of Mississippi.^ In September 1962, he sent U.S. Marshals and troops to Oxford, Mississippi , to enforce a Federal court order admitting the first African American student, James Meredith , to the University of Mississippi .
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kennedy supported racial integration and civil rights, and during the 1960 campaign he telephoned Coretta Scott King; wife of the jailed Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1962, James Meredith tried to enroll at the University of Mississippi, but he was prevented from doing so by white students.
  • John F. Kennedy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.pustakalaya.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In September 1962, several of his top aides, sent by the Department of Justice to gain the admission of a black student to the University of Mississippi, were besieged by angry men, armed with shotguns and squirrel rifles, who had poured into the college town of Oxford from the outlying hills and dirt-poor farms.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Kennedy had hoped that legal means, along with the escort of U.S. Marshals, would be enough to force the Governor to allow the school admission.^ At Pace University Law School he participates in the clinic which means he helps students get real world experience, but he is not a professor or legal scholar in the normal usage of the that term.
  • Obama considers RFK Jr. for EPA | Grist 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

.He also was very concerned there might be a "mini-civil war" between the U.S. Army troops and armed protesters.^ I think there are very major differences between the Soviet Union and Communist China; and I think that that's recognized in the United States, as I think it's recognized in Europe and recognized elsewhere around the globe.
  • Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - Debate with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC reagan2020.us [Source type: Original source]

^ He hoped that now there might be "a debate between the Vice-President and perhaps myself."

^ Hunt was very concerned that the activities of King might unseat Lyndon B. Johnson .

[16] .President John F. Kennedy reluctantly sent federal troops after the situation on campus turned violent.^ After John Kennedy’s election to the presidency in 1960, Edward Kennedy became an assistant to the district attorney of Suffolk County, Mass.; he was paid a dollar a year.

^ The lives of Kennedy family members, noted for their extraordinary accomplishments, have also been marked by tragedy, including the assassinations of President John Kennedy and of Senator Robert Kennedy.
  • Robert F. Kennedy | Related Topics | National Post 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

^ He was challenging his brother John F. Kennedy’s vice president, Lyndon Johnson, who had become president following Kennedy’s assassination.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

[17] .Ensuing riots during the period of Meredith's admittance resulted in hundreds of injuries and two deaths.^ Riots ensued during the period of Meredith's admittance, which resulted in hundreds of injuries and two deaths.
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^ The enmity between the two men was something of a cause célèbre during the period, with accusations of personal vendetta being exchanged between Kennedy and Hoffa.
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The result is, of course, the recruitment of the NLF grew tremendously over the period of the last two or three years.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

.Yet Kennedy remained adamant concerning the rights of black students to enjoy the benefits of all levels of the educational system.^ Yet Kennedy remained adamant concerning the rights of black students to enjoy the benefits of all levels of the educational system.
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^ In the 1960s, when America was more concerned with civil rights and equal treatment of blacks and racial minorities, no one gave much thought to the mentally disabled.

^ Yet to a greater extent, it was President Kennedy who sought the advice and counsel of his younger brother, and it is to this extent that Robert Kennedy remained the President's closest political advisor.
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.The Office of Civil Rights also hired its first African-American lawyer and began to work cautiously with leaders of the civil rights movement.^ His contribution to the African-American Civil Rights Movement is sometimes considered his greatest legacy.
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^ The Office of Civil Rights also hired its first African-American lawyer and began to work cautiously with leaders of the civil rights movement .
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^ Subtract her years spent as first lady of Arkansas and in the White House, and her time working as a lawyer in the Rose Law Firm and in other jobs.
  • The Swamp: Ethel Kennedy, RFK's widow, backs Barack Obama 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

.Robert Kennedy saw voting as the key to racial justice, and collaborated with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to create the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which helped bring an end to Jim Crow laws.^ Robert Kennedy replied, "Civil Rights."
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^ I would have loved the chance to vote for Robert Kennedy for President.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Ethel Kennedy backs Obama « - Blogs from CNN.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Kennedy proposed what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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.He was to maintain his commitment to racial equality into his own presidential campaign, extending his firm sense of social justice to all areas of national life and into matters of foreign and economic policy.^ He was to maintain his commitment to racial equality into his own presidential campaign, extending his firm sense of social justice to all areas of national life and into matters of foreign and economic policy.
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^ Rat we said, the United States policy has been that if the North Vietnamese will agree to it, the National Liberation Front will agree to it, that we will agree to hold elections in which all parties will participate in South Vietnam and let the people themselves determine their own destiny.
  • Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - Debate with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC reagan2020.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Determined to stand firm against the spread of communism, Kennedy's policy included political, economic, and military support for the unstable South Vietnamese government, which included sending 18,000 military advisors and U.S. Special Forces to the area.
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.During a speech at Ball State University, Kennedy questioned the student body on what kind of life America wished for herself; whether privileged Americans had earned the great luxury they enjoyed and whether such Americans had an obligation to those, in U.S. society and across the world, who had so little by comparison.^ At Ball State University , Kennedy was to question the student body as to what kind of life America wished for herself; whether privileged Americans had earned the great luxury they enjoyed and whether such Americans had an obligation to those, in US society and across the world, who had so little by comparison.
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am an African-Canadian, living in Canada and I would love to say that, whether or not Obama wins; America is a great nation and Americans (mostly white Americans) who have voted for Obama so far have again shown why America is the most civilized nation on the face of the earth!
  • The Swamp: Ethel Kennedy, RFK's widow, backs Barack Obama 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Funds which could have been going to address the needs of the “disaffected”, “the impoverished” and “the excluded” Americans in Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” had been increasingly consumed by an unpopular war of the traditional kind in a far-away land.
  • Organizing for America | Posts with the tag Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.barackobama.com [Source type: Original source]

.It has been argued that although this speech has been largely overlooked and ignored, because of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, it was one of most powerful and heartfelt speeches Kennedy delivered.^ Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968 .
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

^ Kennedy was deeply shocked by the assassination of Martin Luther King .

^ FBI wiretaps have "given us the most powerful and persuasive source of all for seeing how utterly selfless Martin Luther King was," as a civil rights leader, according to a leading civil rights scholar.
  • Robert F. Kennedy: News & Videos about Robert F. Kennedy - CNN.com 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[18]
.After the assassination of President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy undertook a 1966 tour of South Africa in which he championed the cause of the anti-Apartheid movement.^ After the assassination of President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy undertook a 1966 tour of South Africa in which he championed the cause of the anti-Apartheid movement.
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^ President-elect Barack Obama is strongly considering Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Environmental Protection Agency, a Cabinet post, Democratic officials told Politico.
  • Obama considers RFK Jr. for EPA | Grist 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ When I started working in human rights, Eastern Europe was communist, South Africa was under apartheid and South Korea had military rule.
  • EMM News Explorer: Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC emm.newsexplorer.eu [Source type: News]

The tour was greeted with international praise at a time when few politicians dared to entangle themselves in the politics of South Africa. .Kennedy spoke out against the oppression of the native population and was welcomed by the black population as though a visiting head of state.^ Kennedy spoke out against the oppression of the native population and was welcomed by the black population as though a visiting head of state.
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^ Unlike some others on the list, there is no danger of RKJ "selling out" -- and we need a no sell out at the head of USEPA. Besides, he's a KENNEDY for cryin' out loud.
  • Obama considers RFK Jr. for EPA | Grist 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

^ As Attorney General, Kennedy pursued a relentless crusade against organized crime and the mafia , sometimes disagreeing on strategy with FBI head J. Edgar Hoover .
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In an interview with Look Magazine he had this to say:
.At the University of Natal in Durban, I was told the church to which most of the white population belongs teaches apartheid as a moral necessity.^ Robert F. Kennedy, University of Cape Town, South Africa, N.U.S.A.S. "Day of Affirmation" Speech , June 6 , 1966 "At the University of Natal in Durban, I was told the church to which most of the white population belongs teaches apartheid as a moral necessity.
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.A questioner declared that few churches allow black Africans to pray with the white because the Bible says that is the way it should be, because God created Negroes to serve.^ A questioner declared that few churches allow black Africans to pray with the white because the Bible says that is the way it should be, because God created Negroes to serve.
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^ "What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white?
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^ Are we going to complain because, God forbid, he and his wife have created a dynasty?
  • the albany project:: NY-Sen: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. For U.S. Senate? Sounds Good To Me 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.thealbanyproject.com [Source type: General]

.'But suppose God is black', I replied.^ "But suppose God is black", I replied.
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.'What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white?^ "What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white?
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^ We had all of our equipment, and we were all set to go.
  • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ That was our experience up there.
  • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

What then is our response?' .There was no answer.^ There was no answer.
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^ A question in your nerves is lit Yet you know there is no answer fit to satisfy Insure you not to quit To keep it in your mind and not fergit That it is not he or she or them or it That you belong to.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Robert Kennedy Democrats 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: General]

^ There are no specific "right" or "wrong" answers to the questions.
  • Jeffrey Dach MD Bio-Identical Hormone Blog: Autism, Vaccines, and Robert F Kennedy Jr. by Jeffrey Dach MD 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC jeffreydach.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Only silence.[19]
.In South Africa, a group of foreign press representatives chartered an aircraft, after the National Union of South African Students failed to make sufficient travel arrangements.^ Traveling at his own expense, he accompanied members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a fact-finding tour of Africa in 1960.

^ With me here in the studio of the BBC in London are a group of young people, university students from - one from the United States, but the rest of them from Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - Debate with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC reagan2020.us [Source type: Original source]

^ KENNEDY: But if you're going to have negotiations to end the war, and North Vietnam, South Vietnam, is going to be represented, shouldn't the United States and the National Liberation Front be there?
  • Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - Debate with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC reagan2020.us [Source type: Original source]

.Kennedy not only accommodated a suspected Special Branch policeman on board, but took with good grace the discovery that the aircraft had once belonged to Fidel Castro.^ At once a radical and a moderate pragmatist, Robert Kennedy cast himself as the only one who could reach across the divide.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Allegations that the Kennedys knew of plans (by the CIA) to kill Fidel Castro , or approved of such plans, have been rejected by many historians over the years.
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^ Robert F. Kennedy and Fidel Castro .

[20]

Civil liberties

Kennedy also used the power of federal agencies to influence US Steel not to institute a price increase.[21] The Wall Street Journal wrote that the administration had set prices of steel "by naked power, by threats, by agents of the state security police."[22] Yale law professor Charles Reich wrote in The New Republic that the Justice Department had violated civil liberties by calling a federal grand jury to indict US Steel so quickly, then disbanding it after the price increase did not occur.[22]

Death penalty issues

During the John F. Kennedy administration, the federal government carried out its last pre-Furman federal execution (Victor Feguer in Iowa, 1963)[23] and Robert Kennedy, as Attorney General, represented Government in this case.[24]
.In 1968, Kennedy expressed his strong willingness to support a bill then under consideration for the abolition of the death penalty.^ In 1968, a “Draft Ted” campaign emerged only a few months after Robert Kennedy’s death, but he demurred, realizing he was not prepared to be president.

^ RFK's speech after the death of Martin Luther King in 1968 Navasky, Victor S. Kennedy Justice (1972).
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[25]

Cuba

Kennedy giving a speech in 1964
.As his brother's confidante, Kennedy oversaw the CIA's anti-Castro activities after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion.^ Johnson remained obsessed by the Kennedy administration's anti-Castro plotting.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With support from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), in what is known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1,500 U.S.-trained Cuban exiles, called "Brigade 2506", returned to the island in the hope of deposing Fidel Castro .
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^ This was confirmed by Pena's brother, a high school teacher, who told television journalist, Stan Bohrman , a similar story about his CIA activities.

.He also helped develop the strategy to blockade Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis instead of initiating a military strike that might have led to nuclear war.^ He also helped develop the strategy to blockade Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis instead of initiating a military strike that might have led to nuclear war.
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^ Kennedy's Cabinet meets during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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^ The two men worked closely together on a wide variety of issues including the Cuban Missile Crisis , the struggle to get Civil Rights legislation passed by Congress and the Vietnam War .

.Kennedy had initially been among the more hawkish elements of the administration on matters concerning Cuban insurrectionary aid.^ ROBERT F. KENNEDY: I’ll give you what I think myself, as far as Vietnam is concerned, and then I’d be glad to answer any other questions in more detail about it.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

.His initial strong support for covert actions in Cuba soon changed to a position of removal from further involvement once he became aware of the CIA's tendency to draw out initiatives and provide itself with almost unchecked authority in matters of foreign covert operations.^ His initial strong support for covert actions in Cuba soon changed to a position of removal from further involvement once he became aware of the CIA's tendency to draw out initiatives and provide itself with almost unchecked authority in matters of foreign covert operations.
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^ Sixty-four percent believed that President Bush strongly supported the Kyoto Protocol and strong labor and environmental standards in our foreign treaties, and on and on.
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speech, 9/10/05 > Press Room > Sierra Club 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.sierraclub.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speech, 9/10/05 > Press Room > Sierra Club 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.sierraclub.org [Source type: Original source]

.Allegations that the Kennedys knew of plans by the CIA to kill Fidel Castro, or approved of such plans, have been debated by historians over the years.^ Allegations that the Kennedys knew of plans (by the CIA) to kill Fidel Castro , or approved of such plans, have been rejected by many historians over the years.
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Did the CIA kill Bobby Kennedy?
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^ He routinely circumvented the bureaucracy in his relentless pursuit of the Mafia and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, not trusting even the CIA to keep his secrets.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

John F. Kennedy's friend and associate, historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., for example, expressed the opinion that operatives linked to the CIA were among the most reckless individuals to have operated during the period—providing themselves with unscrutinized freedoms to threaten the lives of Castro and other members of the Cuban revolutionary government regardless of the legislative apparatus in Washington—freedoms which, unbeknownst to those at the White House attempting to prevent a nuclear war, placed the entire US/Soviet relationship in perilous danger.
.The "Family Jewels" documents, declassified by the CIA in 2007, state that before the Bay of Pigs invasion Robert Kennedy personally authorized one such assassination attempt, which involved the boss of the Chicago Outfit, Salvatore Giancana, and Tampa crime boss Santos Trafficante.^ VOICEOVER: Robert Kennedy on a family farm.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

^ However, according to the Family Jewels documents declassified by the CIA in 2007, Robert Kennedy personally authorized one such assassination attempt before the Bay of Pigs invasion, which involved the mafioso boss of the Chicago Outfit , Salvatore Giancana , and his right-hand man Santos Trafficante January 4, 1975 memorandum of conversation between President Gerald Ford and Henry Kissinger , made available by the National Security Archive , June 2007 CIA's 'family jewels' on show , The Telegraph , 23 June 2007 .
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^ The murder of Robert Kennedy is one example.
  • Stephen Kinzer: Robert Kennedy's assassination was an eminently political act | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

[26][27]
.During the Cuban Missile Crisis Kennedy proved himself to be a gifted politician, with an ability to obtain compromises tempering aggressive positions of key figures in the hawk camp.^ Kennedy's Cabinet meets during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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^ During the Cuban Missile Crisis Kennedy proved himself to be a gifted politician, with an ability to obtain compromises from key figures in the hawk camp concerning their position of aggression.
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^ Did she try to prophesies or warn that Obama had been positioning himself something similar as Robert Kennedy but of the opposite therefore the fate of Robert Kennedy would inevitably follow?
  • Stephen Kinzer: Robert Kennedy's assassination was an eminently political act | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

.The trust the President placed in him on matters of negotiation was such that Robert Kennedy's role in the crisis is today seen as having been of vital importance in securing a blockade, which averted a full military engagement between the US and Soviet Russia.^ The trust the President placed in him on matters of negotiation was such that Robert Kennedy's role in the Crisis is today seen as having been of vital importance in securing a blockade, which averted a full military engagement between the US and Soviet Russia.
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^ Full name Robert John Kennedy .
  • Robert Kennedy | New Zealand Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | Cricinfo.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.cricinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ Yet Robert Kennedy believed strongly in the separation of powers and thus often chose not to comment on matters of policy not relating to his remit or to forward the enquiry of the President to an officer of the administration better suited to offer counsel.
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.His clandestine meetings with members of the Soviet government continued to provide a key link to Khrushchev during even the darkest moments of the Crisis, in which the threat of nuclear strikes was considered a very present reality.^ His clandestine meetings with members of the Soviet government continued to provide a key link to Khruschev during even the darkest moments of the Crisis, in which the threat of nuclear strikes was considered a very present reality.
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ June 11, 2008 - 9:43am Neither really accomplished all that much, though JFK did manage to almost blunder into nuclear war with the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • The Oil Drum | Robert F. Kennedy on Defining GDP and Some Other Thoughts 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.theoildrum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He also helped develop the strategy to blockade Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis instead of initiating a military strike that might have led to nuclear war.
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On the last night of the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy was so grateful for his brother's work in averting nuclear war that he summed it up by saying, "Thank God for Bobby".[29]

Assassination of his brother, President John F. Kennedy

.The assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963 was a brutal shock to the world, the nation and, of course, Robert and the rest of the Kennedy family.^ VOICEOVER: Robert Kennedy on a family farm.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]
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^ John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963.
  • Organizing for America | Posts with the tag Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.barackobama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The assassination of President Kennedy on November 22 , 1963 was a brutal shock to the world, the nation and, of course, to Robert and the rest of the Kennedy family.
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Robert was absolutely devastated, and was described by many as being a completely different man after his brother's death.^ Robert was absolutely devastated, and was described by many as being a completely different man after his brother's death.
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here, Munir Sirhan describes finding out about his brother’s involvement with Kennedy’s death.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

^ AMY GOODMAN: The documentary RFK Must Die features the first-ever interview with the brother of Sirhan Sirhan, the man who shot Robert Kennedy.
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.During the two days after the assassination, Kennedy wrote letters to his two eldest children, Kathleen and Joseph II, telling them about the tragedy, as well as to follow what their uncle started, as his son, Max, who was born in 1965, said in Make Gentle the Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy and the Words That Inspired Him.^ However, she said later she was writing about the affair with Robert Kennedy.
  • Robert Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe - The Education Forum 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC educationforum.ipbhost.com [Source type: General]

^ They both spoke during the ceremony, as did Kennedy's eldest son, Joseph II .
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^ During the two days after the assassination, Kennedy wrote letters to his two eldest children, Kathleen & Joseph II, telling them about the tragedy, as well as to follow what their uncle started, as his son, Max, who was born in 1965, said in Make Gentle the Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy and the Words That Inspired Him .
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.Robert Kennedy was asked by Democratic Party leaders to introduce a film about his late brother John F. Kennedy at the 1964 party convention.^ Full name Robert John Kennedy .
  • Robert Kennedy | New Zealand Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | Cricinfo.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.cricinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ RFK was asked by Democratic Party leaders to introduce a film about his late brother John F. Kennedy at the 1964 party convention.
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^ I asked John Pilger to describe the day Robert F. Kennedy was shot.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

.When Bobby Kennedy was introduced, the crowd (including party bosses, elected officials and delegates) applauded thunderously and tearfully for a full 22 minutes before they would let Bobby speak.^ When Bobby Kennedy was introduced the crowd, including party bosses, elected officials and delegates applauded thunderously and tearfully for a full twenty two minutes before they would let him speak.
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^ In a crowded kitchen passageway, Sirhan Sirhan , a 24-year-old Palestinian , opened fire with a .22 caliber revolver and shot Kennedy in the head at close range.
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^ Taking an icy dip before lunch was a WASP ritual that Plimpton understood and appreciated: you would let out a gleeful whoop and then down a martini.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

[30] He was close to breaking down before he spoke about his brother's vision for both the party and the nation, and recited a quote from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (3.2) that Jacqueline Kennedy had given him:
[...] and when [he] shall die
.Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
^ He spoke beautifully about his brother's vision for both the party and the nation and quoted Shakespeare when saying of his brother, "...and, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun."
  • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A Princess = one of the many ‘alter egos’ of a spook trolls pay no attention to her/him/it .
  • Flashback: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. On the Vaccine Cover Up 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Put off by someone or something, he would stick out his tongue or make a face.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

Senator from New York

.Nine months after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Robert Kennedy left the Cabinet to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate, representing New York.^ So it is with the assassination of senator Robert Kennedy , which stunned the world 40 years ago this month.
  • Stephen Kinzer: Robert Kennedy's assassination was an eminently political act | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ He referred to the assassination of John Kennedy.

^ New York Senate seat Clinton replacement named .
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.President Johnson and Robert Kennedy were often at severe odds with each other, both politically and personally, yet Johnson gave considerable support to Robert Kennedy's campaign, as he was later to recall in his memoir of the White House years.^ Kennedy's casket departs the White House.
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^ President Johnson and Robert Kennedy were often at severe odds with each other, both politically and personally, yet Johnson gave considerable support to RFK's campaign, as he was later to recall in his memoir of the White House years.
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^ President-elect Barack Obama is strongly considering Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Environmental Protection Agency, a Cabinet post, Democratic officials told Politico.
  • Obama considers RFK Jr. for EPA | Grist 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.grist.org [Source type: General]

.His opponent in the 1964 race was Republican incumbent Kenneth Keating, who attempted to portray Kennedy as an arrogant carpetbagger.^ You can read Kennedy's absurd assertion that it is not ACORN but the big bad Republicans who are stealing the election in his overlong Rolling Stone fantasy , "Block the Vote."
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr: Innocent ACORN Defrauded by ACORN Workers | NewsBusters.org 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

.Kennedy emerged victorious in the November election, helped in part by Johnson's huge victory margin in New York.^ As a New York senator, Kennedy was popular with young people and minority groups, but was distrusted by the business world.

^ The peace movement was strong in New York, and so was resentment against Kennedy, who was regarded by many party regulars as an inattentive senator.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Not only has RFK Jr. He is someone that can win over voters in New York City, yet appeal to those in the rural parts of the state.
  • the albany project:: NY-Sen: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. For U.S. Senate? Sounds Good To Me 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.thealbanyproject.com [Source type: General]

.In 1965 Robert Kennedy became the first person to summit Mount Kennedy.^ Robert Kennedy College was founded in 1998 and is the first Swiss not-for profit private college entirely dedicated to adult postgraduate education at a distance.
  • Robert Kennedy College Degree - Information about Robert Kennedy College 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.careersandeducation.com [Source type: Academic]

^ There was a plan personally directed by Robert Kennedy (RFK) for a major coup in Cuba on in the Fall of 1963.

^ Kennedy was the first person born in the 20th century to serve as President of the United States.
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[9] .At the time it was the highest mountain in Canada that had not yet been climbed.^ Kennedy's custom was to arise from his tent in the morning, scan the surrounding mountain peaks, and announce his intention to climb the highest one.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was named in honor of his brother John Kennedy after his assassination.^ He referred to the assassination of John Kennedy.

^ Full name Robert John Kennedy .
  • Robert Kennedy | New Zealand Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | Cricinfo.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.cricinfo.com [Source type: General]

^ He was challenging his brother John F. Kennedy’s vice president, Lyndon Johnson, who had become president following Kennedy’s assassination.
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.In June 1966, Kennedy visited apartheid-ruled South Africa accompanied by his wife, Ethel Kennedy, and a small number of aides.^ Carter Burden, Kennedy's young aide in the New York office, came down to the last car and glimpsed Ethel, alone with her slain husband.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On June 26, 1963, Kennedy visited West Berlin and gave a public speech criticizing communism.
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^ His crime, like Mandela’s, was fighting the injustice of racism, challenging South Africa’s apartheid regime.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

At the University of Cape Town he delivered the Annual Day of Affirmation speech. .A quote from this address appears on his memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.^ Down Constitution Avenue, past the Justice Department...to the Lincoln Memorial, where everyone sang "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" one last time...across the bridge to Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery On March 14, 1967, Kennedy's body was moved to a permanent burial place and memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
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^ Posted in JFK , JFK Jr. John F. Kennedy , RFK , RFK Jr. Arlington National Cemetery , Sen.

.("Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope...."^ Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

^ On a block of marble facing his grave are carved fragments of his two best speeches, his peroration from the Day of Affirmation speech to the South Africans ("Each time a man stands up for an ideal...he sends a tiny ripple of hope..."
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Obama like both JFK and RFK can bring out lots of new "younger voters" and others that have simply been disaffected.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Ethel Kennedy backs Obama « - Blogs from CNN.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

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.During his years as a senator, Kennedy also helped to start a successful redevelopment project in poverty-stricken Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn in New York City, visited the Mississippi Delta as a member of the Senate committee reviewing the effectiveness of 'War on Poverty' programs and, reversing his prior stance, called for a halt in further escalation of the Vietnam War.^ For the next hour, via the Atlantic communications satellite, they will be participating in a global dialogue with Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Democrat of New York, and Governor Ronald Reagan, Republican of California.
  • Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - Debate with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC reagan2020.us [Source type: Original source]

^ STEPHEN MARKS: Senator Kennedy, I'd like to ask you what you think of Dean Rusk's recent claim that the effect of anti-Vietnam war demonstrations in the States may actually be to prolong the war rather than to shorten it?
  • Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - Debate with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC reagan2020.us [Source type: Original source]

^ In the mid-1960s, the United States was supposed to be fighting a “War on Poverty”, but as a member of the Senate committee reviewing this effort, Robert Kennedy was disappointed by what he saw in urban areas across the country and in rural Appalachia.
  • Organizing for America | Posts with the tag Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.barackobama.com [Source type: Original source]

.As Senator, Robert endeared himself to African Americans, and other minorities such as Native Americans and immigrant groups.^ We're dealing with a heritage of 150 years--we've been unjust to our minority groups, and particularly the Negroes--as well as some other groups--the Mexican-Americans, the Indians, and we've Just begun to recognize it and now we're starting to deal with it.
  • Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - Debate with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC reagan2020.us [Source type: Original source]

^ As I watched Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, I turned to my husband and said, "That's the first African-American President; he's another Robert Kennedy."
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Ethel Kennedy backs Obama « - Blogs from CNN.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Latest shock-horror on the housing front: many ethnic immigrant landlords prefer to rent units to members of their own minority group.
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.He spoke forcefully in favor of what he called the "disaffected," the impoverished, and "the excluded," thereby aligning himself with leaders of the civil rights struggle and social justice campaigners, leading the Democratic party in a pursuit of a more aggressive agenda to eliminate perceived discrimination on all levels.^ Democrats United to Remove Harry Reid from senate party leader .
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Robert Kennedy Democrats 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And the (D) after the name means that this sworn allegiance is more important to them than any of the BS that comes out of their mouths that sounds different from the Democratic party line.
  • Dissident Voice : Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Disappoints 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC dissidentvoice.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In powerful, ringing tones, his “dream shall never die” speech called on the party to recommit itself to vintage Democratic values.

.Kennedy supported desegregation busing, integration of all public facilities, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and anti-poverty social programs to increase education, offer opportunities for employment, and provide health care for African-Americans.^ John F. Kennedy voted for final passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, after having earlier voted for the "Jury Trial Amendment", which effectively rendered the Act toothless, because convictions for violations could not be obtained.
  • John F. Kennedy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.pustakalaya.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Robert Kennedy College Overview Robert Kennedy College is a private institution of higher education located in Zurich, Switzerland that offers a unique online MBA program.
  • Robert Kennedy College Degree - Information about Robert Kennedy College 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.careersandeducation.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Does he really think that women will vote for an anti-women's rights candidate who asked when she was first offered the job "So what exactly does a Vice President do all day?"
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Robert Kennedy Democrats 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: Original source]

.The administration of President Kennedy had backed U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world in the frame of the Cold War.^ Kennedy's state funeral procession and the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald were all broadcast live in America and in other places around the world.
  • John F. Kennedy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.pustakalaya.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over 250 heroes from America's wars gathered in the Rose Garden, chatting and joking with President Kennedy.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As President Kennedy’s Attorney General, Robert Kennedy took part in the high-level discussions that led to his brother’s massive escalation of the US attack on Vietnam.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]
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.Robert Kennedy vigorously supported President Kennedy's earlier efforts, but, like President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy never publicly advocated commitment of ground troops.^ People like Robert Kennedy.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

^ We will never know what kind of president Robert Kennedy might have been.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ November 30th, 2007 12:46 am ET As a great supporter of his father, Robert Kennedy, I am saddened that his son has endorsed Hillary Clinton.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. endorses Hillary Clinton « - Blogs from CNN.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.Senator Kennedy had cautioned President Johnson against commitment of U.S. ground troops as early as 1965, but Lyndon Johnson chose to commit ground troops on recommendation of the rest of brother John F. Kennedy's still intact staff of advisers.^ He was challenging his brother John F. Kennedy’s vice president, Lyndon Johnson, who had become president following Kennedy’s assassination.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]
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^ He used the memory of his martyred brother, President John Kennedy, to—a lot.
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^ X Close For decades, it has been a family tradition for the Kennedy brothers to eulogize their fallen siblings-John did it for Joe Jr., Bobby did it for John, and Teddy did it for Bobby.

.Kennedy did not strongly advocate withdrawal from Vietnam until 1967, within a week of Martin Luther King taking the same public stand.^ On 3rd April, 1967, Martin Luther King .

^ Kennedy was deeply shocked by the assassination of Martin Luther King .

^ Martin Luther King (20) .
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.Consistent with President Kennedy's Alliance for Progress, Senator Kennedy placed increasing emphasis on human rights as a central focus of U.S. foreign policy.^ Arguing that "those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable," Kennedy sought to contain communism in Latin America by establishing the Alliance for Progress, which sent foreign aid to troubled countries in the region and sought greater human rights standards in the region.
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^ This bill really goes to the very central ideals of our country,” Kennedy said on the floor of the Senate.

^ Instead of a president, Kennedy became a major presence in the Senate, which he had joined in 1962 with the help of his politically connected family.

Presidential candidate

Tired, but still intense in the last days before his Oregon defeat, Robert Kennedy speaks from the platform of a campaign train.
.In 1968, President Johnson began to run for reelection.^ Some antiwar Democrats were urging Robert to run in Democratic primaries against President Lyndon B. Johnson.

.In January 1968, faced with what was widely considered an unrealistic race against an incumbent President, Senator Kennedy stated he would not seek the presidency.^ The peace movement was strong in New York, and so was resentment against Kennedy, who was regarded by many party regulars as an inattentive senator.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Maria Cantwell [said:]: That was the magic of Senator Kennedy because he had the faith of the party loyalists and they knew he would fight for them.
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^ NARRATOR: With the president out of the race, Kennedy took to the campaign trail.
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After the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, in early February 1968, Kennedy received a letter from writer Pete Hamill which said that poor people kept pictures of President Kennedy on their walls and that Robert Kennedy had an "obligation of staying true to whatever it was that put those pictures on those walls."[32] Kennedy traveled to California, to meet with civil rights activist César Chávez who was on a hunger strike. .The weekend before the New Hampshire primary, Kennedy announced to several aides that he would attempt to persuade little-known Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota to withdraw from the presidential race.^ Kennedy only entered the race after antiwar Senator Eugene McCarthy nearly defeated Johnson in the New Hampshire primary.
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^ And I think it was really the initiative of Senator Eugene McCarthy, who won the presidential primary in New Hampshire, that—I think it was that, on an antiwar campaign, that really woke Robert Kennedy up to the fact that there was a movement afoot on which Kennedy could capitalize and probably should capitalize, because by the time McCarthy had achieved his victory in New Hampshire, public opinion had shifted quite significantly in the direction of seriously questioning the commitment in Vietnam.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

^ The election that made him famous, he didn't win; Lyndon Johnson did, 49 percent to 42 percent, in New Hampshire's 1968 Democratic presidential primary.
  • Robert F. Kennedy: News & Videos about Robert F. Kennedy - CNN.com 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.Johnson won a narrow victory in the New Hampshire primary on March 12, 1968, against McCarthy, which boosted McCarthy's standing in the race.^ Kennedy only entered the race after antiwar Senator Eugene McCarthy nearly defeated Johnson in the New Hampshire primary.
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^ He had no intention actually of running that year, and it was only McCarthy’s win in New Hampshire and the tremendous outpouring of support around him and also around Martin Luther King.
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^ "I watched proudly as Hillary won over New Yorkers across the state in her race for the Senate seat my father once held," Kennedy said in a statement.
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.After much speculation and reports leaking out about his plans,[33] and seeing in McCarthy's success that Johnson's hold on the job was not as strong as originally thought, Kennedy declared his candidacy on March 16, 1968 in the Caucus Room of the old Senate office building—the same room where his brother declared his own candidacy eight years earlier.^ And so, on March 16, 1968, he declared his candidacy.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He took my whole family up to Olympic Range and the San Juan Peninsula and went camping for almost two weeks when I was eight years old.
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^ Johnson became convinced that Kennedy was leaking information to the press about his feelings on the war.

[34] .He stated, "I do not run for the Presidency merely to oppose any man, but to propose new policies.^ On March 15, 1968, Robert Kennedy announced that he was running not “merely to oppose any man but to propose new policies.” On June 5, 1968, Sirhan B. Sirhan, a Christian Palestinian outraged by Robert Kennedy’s support of Israel, shot him in the head in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

^ I do not run for the presidency merely to oppose any man but to propose new policies.” As Richard D. Mahoney points out in his book, Sons and Brothers : “If there was one reason why Bobby was running, it was to end America’s war in Vietnam….

^ It's run by a former pornographer who requires that all 75 of his affiliate television stations -- and this is where Midwesterners get their news, where red-state people get their news -- that all of them have to take a pledge not to report critically about this President or about the war in Iraq.
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.I run because I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, and I feel that I'm obliged to do all I can."^ Johnson became convinced that Kennedy was leaking information to the press about his feelings on the war.

^ We made him a bestseller in our country because we believed that about ourselves.
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^ Why don't you all go read your Oprah book club books and leave the running of the country to the next President....Hillary.
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.McCarthy supporters angrily denounced Kennedy as an opportunist, and thus the anti-war movement was split between McCarthy and Kennedy.^ This split the anti-war movement who placed their hopes on war-monger John Kerry and the result was a loss of ballot lines for the Green Party.
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^ And he had made the connection between the civil rights movement and the war in Vietnam, so it was building now into 1968 pretty quickly.
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^ When McCarthy supported Cohn in the dispute, Kennedy resigned.

.On March 31, 1968, Johnson stunned the nation by dropping out of the race.^ Robert Kennedy did not enter the presidential race until March 1968, when primaries were much shorter.
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^ Tsongas dropped out of the race in March 1992, Clinton had the nomination virtually assured because he had an insurmountable delegate lead over his closest competitor, former California Gov. Jerry Brown.
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^ Faced with a narrow victory and Kennedy’s entry, Johnson would drop out of the race just weeks later.
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.Vice President Hubert Humphrey, long a champion of labor unions and civil rights, entered the race with the support of the party "establishment," including most members of Congress, mayors, governors and labor unions.^ COLLINGWOOD: Governor Reagan, what do you think as a governor of a great state of the effectiveness of American civil rights legislation?
  • Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - Debate with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC reagan2020.us [Source type: Original source]

^ The two men worked closely together on a wide variety of issues including the Cuban Missile Crisis , the struggle to get Civil Rights legislation passed by Congress and the Vietnam War .

^ Does he really think that women will vote for an anti-women's rights candidate who asked when she was first offered the job "So what exactly does a Vice President do all day?"
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Robert Kennedy Democrats 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: Original source]

.He entered the race too late to enter any primaries, but had the support of the president and many Democratic insiders.^ AMY GOODMAN: Those remarks that you recorded at St. Lawrence University were two years before Robert F. Kennedy entered the race for the Democratic nomination.
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^ For years, many Democrats considered Kennedy’s own presidency a virtual inevitability.

^ Kennedy only entered the race after antiwar Senator Eugene McCarthy nearly defeated Johnson in the New Hampshire primary.
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.Robert Kennedy, like his brother before him, planned to win the nomination through popular support in the primaries.^ And this was the primary that Kennedy had to win to show that he could gain the nomination.
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^ People like Robert Kennedy.
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^ AMY GOODMAN: The documentary RFK Must Die features the first-ever interview with the brother of Sirhan Sirhan, the man who shot Robert Kennedy.
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.Kennedy stood on a platform of racial and economic justice, non-aggression in foreign policy, decentralization of power and social improvement.^ No the article makes the supposition that Sirhan Sirhan was responsible for the murder of Robert Kennedy and that this 'effect' had its 'cause' in US foreign policy.
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^ But Kennedy offered them a different vision: of honest courage, the willingness to face up to that which is most troubling — social unrest, racial inequality, war.
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^ My father called politics an honorable profession, and I have profound respect for those who choose to advance the causes of social and economic justice in elective office.

A crucial element to his campaign was an engagement with the young, whom he identified as being the future of a reinvigorated American society based on partnership and equality. A good idea of his proposals come from the following extract of a speech given at the University of Kansas.
.If we believe that we, as Americans, are bound together by a common concern for each other, then an urgent national priority is upon us.^ He believed in our values, my values, and touched us in a way no other politician has in American history.
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^ He’s a magnetic force, drawing the nation together for the common good and galvanizing us all to help shape our country’s future," Kennedy added....
  • The Swamp: Ethel Kennedy, RFK's widow, backs Barack Obama 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ He also asked the nations of the world to join together to fight what he called the "common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty , disease, and war itself."
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We must begin to end the disgrace of this other America. And this is one of the great tasks of leadership for us, as individuals and citizens this year. .But even if we act to erase material poverty, there is another greater task, it is to confront the poverty of satisfaction - purpose and dignity - that afflicts us all.^ There was another tremendous investigation of course, and we did finally decide that Sirhan acted alone, but we never found out why.

^ There can be no purpose more enspiriting than to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds us.
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^ Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

.Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things.^ Especially if we measure our economy, and this is how we ought to be measuring it, based upon its jobs and the dignity of jobs over the generations, over the long term and on how it preserves the value of the assets of our communities.
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.Our Gross National Product, now, is over $800 billion dollars a year, but that Gross National Product - if we judge the United States of America by that - that Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.^ America or a blue America there is the United States of America."
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^ And we no longer have that in the United States of America.
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^ While they're spending 20 billion dollars a year destroying the country, and while your government refuses...
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It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them. It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children. .Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play.^ Children of our nation .
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^ Kennedy speaks the truth, VACCINES are the biggest threat to our children’s health.
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^ If, as the evidence suggests, our public-health authorities knowingly allowed the pharmaceutical industry to poison an entire generation of American children, their actions arguably constitute one of the biggest scandals in the annals of American medicine.
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It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. .It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.^ Be careful dems, the right loves our implosions–to make Clinton evil, Obama beautiful is another 'Nadar' waiting in the wings....sometimes we never learn.
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^ Ending the war in Iraq and making the U.S. a force for peace in our increasingly complex world with tough, principled diplomacy will restore America’s moral standing in the world and also restore the kind of courage RFK demanded of himself and believed in for his country.
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.And it can tell us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans.^ Then the rest of us -- the majority of Americans -- are still getting our news from electronic media, and it's the corporate-owned media, which has no ideology except for filling its pocketbooks.
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^ Here is a very telling quote: the candidate said, "I talk about a larger goal, which is to call upon the best of America.
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^ And US policies in Vietnam and continued gun boat diplomacy throught Southeast Asia and Africa and Latin America has all been about Zionism?
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.Kennedy's policy objectives did not sit well with the business world, in which he was viewed as something of a fiscal liability, opposed to the tax increases necessary to fund such programs of social improvement.^ Did she try to prophesies or warn that Obama had been positioning himself something similar as Robert Kennedy but of the opposite therefore the fate of Robert Kennedy would inevitably follow?
  • Stephen Kinzer: Robert Kennedy's assassination was an eminently political act | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Helping advance the cause of fairness and equal treatment of our world’s ignored, misunderstood, and oft-mistreated brothers and sisters was something Eunice Kennedy Shriver just had to do - and I for one am so glad she did it.

^ As a New York senator, Kennedy was popular with young people and minority groups, but was distrusted by the business world.

.When verbally attacked at a speech he gave during his tour of the universities he was asked, "And who's going to pay for all this, senator?", to which Kennedy replied with typical candor, "You are."^ STEPHEN MARKS: Senator Kennedy, I'd like to ask you what you think of Dean Rusk's recent claim that the effect of anti-Vietnam war demonstrations in the States may actually be to prolong the war rather than to shorten it?
  • Reagan 2020 - Ronald Reagan - Debate with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC reagan2020.us [Source type: Original source]

^ During a speech at the Indiana University Medical Center, one of the students called out: “Where are we going to get the money to pay for all these new programs you’re proposing?” Kennedy replied: “From you.

^ The peace movement was strong in New York, and so was resentment against Kennedy, who was regarded by many party regulars as an inattentive senator.
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.It was this intense and frank mode of dialogue with which Kennedy was to continue to engage those whom he viewed as not being traditional allies of Democratic ideals or initiatives.^ AMY GOODMAN: Those remarks that you recorded at St. Lawrence University were two years before Robert F. Kennedy entered the race for the Democratic nomination.
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^ Kennedy's relative youth and optimism, as well his crusade against poverty and opposition to the war in Vietnam, all made for fitting comparisons to those two Democrats.
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^ Edward M. Kennedy as "a champion for those who had none, the soul of the Democratic Party and the lion of the U.S. Senate" at a funeral Mass for the late lawmaker Saturday.
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.He aroused rabid animosity in some quarters, with J. Edgar Hoover's Deputy Clyde Tolson reported as saying, 'I hope that someone shoots and kills the son of a bitch.'^ I was one of eight men who heard Tolson respond to the mention of Kennedy's name by saying, "I hope someone shoots and kills the son of a bitch."

^ Hoover was not present, and Clyde Tolson was presiding in his absence.

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.It has been widely commented that Robert Kennedy's campaign for the American presidency far outstripped, in its vision of social improvement, that of President Kennedy; Robert Kennedy's bid for the presidency saw not only a continuation of the programs he and his brother had undertaken during the President's term in office, but also an extension of these programs through what Robert Kennedy viewed as an honest questioning of the historic progress that had been made by President Johnson in the 5 years of his presidency.^ Through 2006, Kennedy was the last President to die while still in office.
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^ The Online MBA program, since it is validated by the University of Wales, is accredited for continuing professional development by the Bar Council and Law Society of England and Wales Admissions Admission to the Online MBA program at Robert Kennedy College is very competitive as the College only accepts 30 new students per term.
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^ Many of Kennedy's speeches (especially his inaugural address) are considered iconic; and despite his relatively short term in office and lack of major legislative changes during his term, Americans regularly vote him as one of the best Presidents, in the same league as Abraham Lincoln , George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt .
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.Kennedy openly challenged young people who supported the war while benefiting from draft deferments, visited numerous small towns, and made himself available to the masses by participating in long motorcades and street-corner stump speeches (often in troubled inner-cities).^ JFK, a war hero himself who handed out tie clips fashioned in the shape of his old PT boat, basked easily in the reflected glory.
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^ When others said he was too young and inexperienced, he knew that his life experiences and judgment were as good as any of the people who went through the routes designed by whites for whites.
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^ At one point, Whittaker, who by then was half carrying a couple of young Kennedys, asked if the group should turn back.
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.Kennedy made urban poverty a chief concern of his campaign, which in part led to enormous crowds that would attend his events in poor urban areas or rural parts of Appalachia.^ By 1995, there were more than 800 centers in urban and rural areas, serving about 9 million people.

^ In the mid-1960s, the United States was supposed to be fighting a “War on Poverty”, but as a member of the Senate committee reviewing this effort, Robert Kennedy was disappointed by what he saw in urban areas across the country and in rural Appalachia.
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^ Kennedy arrived, stood on the stage, made a very short speech, which ended famously with now “on to Chicago,” where the Democratic nomination would have happened, the convention there.
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On April 4, 1968, Kennedy learned of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and gave a heartfelt, impromptu speech in Indianapolis's inner city, in which Kennedy called for a reconciliation between the races. .Riots broke out in 60 cities in the wake of King's death, but not in Indianapolis, a fact many attribute to the effect of this speech.^ The motorcade headed down an avenue in the black inner-city neighborhood of Watts, where the stores were still burnt out from the rioting three years before.
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^ Kennedy had broken the news to supporters of King’s assassination while campaigning in Indianapolis and delivered what was to become a famous speech.
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.Kennedy finally won the Indiana and Nebraska Democratic primaries, but lost the Oregon primary.^ Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, shortly after winning the California Democratic Primary.
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^ And I went along to the Ambassador Hotel, where Kennedy was due to appear, having won that primary.
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^ Kennedy learned that he had that day won a primary in South Dakota — Humphrey's native state — by over 50 percent.
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.If he could defeat McCarthy in the California primary, the leadership of the campaign thought, he would knock McCarthy out of the race and set up a one-on-one against Hubert Humphrey (whom he bested in the primary held on the same day as the California primary in Humphrey's birth state, South Dakota) at the Chicago national convention in August.^ Kennedy learned that he had that day won a primary in South Dakota — Humphrey's native state — by over 50 percent.
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^ But I sure would campaign hard against this guy in a primary.
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^ I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
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Assassination

.
People gathered in thousands to pay respects to Robert F. Kennedy.
^ People like Robert Kennedy.
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^ Thousands and thousands of black people waited quietly in the heat, perhaps because they lived close to the tracks, but also because they had felt for Kennedy, and knew they would miss him.
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^ In Long Beach, Kennedy was engulfed by six thousand people.
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These mourners were photographed by Paul Fusco from the train that transported Kennedy's coffin from New York City, New York, to Washington, D.C. (June 8, 1968).
Robert F. Kennedy's grave in Arlington National Cemetery 23 September 2005.
.Kennedy scored a major victory when he won the California primary.^ Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, shortly after winning the California Democratic Primary.
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^ And I went along to the Ambassador Hotel, where Kennedy was due to appear, having won that primary.
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^ In his final speech moments before he was shot, Robert F. Kennedy acknowledged Huerta for helping him win the California primary.
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.He addressed his supporters in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968, in a ballroom at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.^ Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, shortly after winning the California Democratic Primary.
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^ Soon afterward he heard a radio tape of Kennedy telling an audience at a Los Angeles synagogue that he would maintain "clear and compelling" support for Israel.
  • Stephen Kinzer: Robert Kennedy's assassination was an eminently political act | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ On March 15, 1968, Robert Kennedy announced that he was running not “merely to oppose any man but to propose new policies.” On June 5, 1968, Sirhan B. Sirhan, a Christian Palestinian outraged by Robert Kennedy’s support of Israel, shot him in the head in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

.Leaving the ballroom, he went through the hotel kitchen after being told it was a shortcut,[39] despite being advised to avoid the kitchen by his bodyguard, FBI agent Bill Barry.^ And then, he and Ethel, his wife, and his two protectors—Bill Barry, former FBI agent, and Rosey Grier, NFL player—followed by a half a dozen journalists, including myself, started to walk towards the kitchen.
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^ On hearing the result Kennedy went down to the ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel to speak to his supporters.

^ But the shortcut he and his entourage took through the hotel's pantry quickly descended into bloody mayhem.

.In a crowded kitchen passageway, Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Christian Palestinian-American (who felt betrayed by Kennedy's support for Israel in the June 1967 Six-Day War,[40] which had begun exactly one year before the assassination), opened fire with a .22-caliber revolver and shot Kennedy three times.^ One of them was when I was 11 years old.
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^ Kennedy was forty-two years old.
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^ He was there, back in the kitchen, when Robert F. Kennedy was shot and assassinated.
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.Following the shooting, Kennedy was rushed to Los Angeles's Good Samaritan Hospital where he died early the next morning.^ He died the next morning.
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^ Kennedy was now at the receiving hospital and soon transferred to the Good Samaritan.

^ He died in hospital the following day.

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His body was returned to New York City, where it lay in repose at Saint Patrick's Cathedral for several days before the Requiem Mass held there on June 8. His brother, U.S. Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy, eulogized him with the words:[42]
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My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.^ My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.

^ SEN. TED KENNEDY: My brother need not be idealized or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.
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^ Rather, he should be Remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it saw suffering and tried to heal it saw war and tried to stop it.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

.Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world.^ We shall all be free We shall all be free We shall all be free some day .
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^ Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world.

^ As some warn victory, some downfall Private reasons great or small Can be seen in the eyes of those that call To make all that should be killed to crawl While others say don't hate nothing at all Except hatred.
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.As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him: 'Some men see things as they are and say why.^ And they said, "How many men do you have?"
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^ I dream things that never were and say why not."

^ I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"
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I dream things that never were and say why not.'
.The Requiem Mass concluded with the hymn, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" sung by Andy Williams.^ The congregants listened to Leonard Bernstein conduct a Mahler symphony and Andy Williams sing, slowly and with surprising majesty, Kennedy's favorite anthem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
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[43] .Immediately following the Requiem Mass, his body was transported by a special private train to Washington, D.C. Thousands of mourners lined the tracks and stations along the route, paying their respects as the train passed.^ Lines of mourners snaked for twenty-five blocks outside the cathedral, waiting in the wilting heat to pass by his coffin.
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^ As they had for Lincoln, many thousands — perhaps, for RFK, a million people — lined the tracks.
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^ I have posted the TWO relevant links in the " boxed " section immediately following this one, as well as at the points of relevance in the main body of this piece for easy reader correlation.
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.This slow transport delayed arrival at Arlington National Cemetery, causing it to be the only night burial to have taken place there.^ Paranoid as ever about Kennedy's legacy, Johnson showed his worst side and questioned whether RFK was entitled to be buried at Arlington Cemetery.
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^ Edward M. Kennedy will lie in repose Thursday and Friday at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston , followed by his funeral Saturday at a city church and burial later that day near his slain brothers at Arlington National Cemetery .

^ Posted in JFK , JFK Jr. John F. Kennedy , RFK , RFK Jr. Arlington National Cemetery , Sen.

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.Kennedy was buried near his brother, John, in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia (just outside Washington, D.C.)[43].^ Edward M. Kennedy will lie in repose Thursday and Friday at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston , followed by his funeral Saturday at a city church and burial later that day near his slain brothers at Arlington National Cemetery .

^ Kennedy was laid to rest beside his brothers Jack and Bobby at Arlington Cemetery .

^ He was challenging his brother John F. Kennedy’s vice president, Lyndon Johnson, who had become president following Kennedy’s assassination.
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.He had always maintained that he wished to be buried in Massachusetts, but his family believed that since the brothers had been so close in life, they should be near each other in death.^ "He aged more than he should have since his brother's death."
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^ When PIPA asked them what they believed, there was almost no difference between what the Republicans and Democrats believed about where America should be headed.
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^ "My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life," Kennedy said.
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In accordance with his wishes, Kennedy was buried with the bare-minimum military escort and ceremony. .The casket was borne from the train by 13 pallbearers, including former astronaut John Glenn, former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, family friend Gen.^ Kennedy brought along astronaut John Glenn, warning him, "This isn't going to be pleasant."
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^ Robert F. Kennedy , on the famous Virginia hillside that serves as the burial sites of others from the storied clan, including former first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

^ By candlelight and TV light, the weary pallbearers — old friends like David Hackett, trusted aides like John Seigenthaler, family champions like Steve Smith — hoisted the casket and stumbled up the hill to the knoll where John F. Kennedy lay buried.
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.Maxwell Taylor, Robert's eldest son Joe and his brother Senator Edward Kennedy.^ Shriver is survived by her husband, R. Sargent Shriver; a daughter, Maria Owings Shriver, a television newscaster, and her husband, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger; four sons, Robert Sargent Shriver III, Timothy Perry Shriver, Mark Kennedy Shriver and Anthony Paul Kennedy Shriver; a brother, Sen.

^ Only when he asked that the television be turned on the next morning did Kennedy tell his father that his eldest surviving son was dead.

^ So did the eldest Kennedy son, Joe, sixteen, flashing his father's toothy smile and remembering "Kennedys don't cry."
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.In August 2009, Senator Edward Kennedy was also buried at Arlington, near his brothers John and Robert.^ Edward Kennedy , ted kennedy , Ted Kennedy death on August 26, 2009 by Editor .

^ Edward M. Kennedy will lie in repose Thursday and Friday at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston , followed by his funeral Saturday at a city church and burial later that day near his slain brothers at Arlington National Cemetery .

^ John Pilger , British journalist who was with Robert F. Kennedy the night he was killed.
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.The procession stopped once during the drive to Arlington National Cemetery at the Lincoln Memorial where the Marine Corps Band played "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."^ Down Constitution Avenue, past the Justice Department...to the Lincoln Memorial, where everyone sang "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" one last time...across the bridge to Arlington National Cemetery.
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^ Posted in JFK , JFK Jr. John F. Kennedy , RFK , RFK Jr. Arlington National Cemetery , Sen.

The funeral motorcade arrived at the cemetery at 10:30 p.m. .Archbishop Terence Cooke of New York and Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle, Archbishop of Washington, conducted the brief graveside service.^ For two nights and a day, Kennedy's body lay in the vaulted nave of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.
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^ AMY GOODMAN: Robert Kennedy’s funeral was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.
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^ The trip from New York to Washington, normally about four hours, took twice as long.
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.Afterward John Glenn presented the folded flag on behalf of the United States to Ethel and Joe Kennedy.^ "If Israel had never come into existence, or if the United States had not supported it, or if Kennedy had not reaffirmed that support, Sirhan would probably never have pulled his trigger."
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^ Pilger had been covering the Kennedy campaign as it traveled across the United States.
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^ If Israel had never come into existence, or if the United States had not supported it, or if Kennedy had not reaffirmed that support, Sirhan would probably never have pulled his trigger.
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[44][45] (coordinates: 38°52′52″N 77°04′17″W / 38.88118°N 77.07150°W / 38.88118; -77.07150)
.On June 9, President Johnson assigned security staff to all U.S. presidential candidates and declared an official national day of mourning.^ President Lyndon Johnson would later address the nation in a televised speech.
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^ He collaborated with a Republican president, George W. Bush, on education reform, with a Republican presidential candidate; Sen.

^ The only Democrat to win the White House in the last 30 years was Clinton (who was in the progressive middle) and all the other candidates were judged too liberal to be President.
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After the assassination, the mandate of the U.S. Secret Service was altered by Congress to include Secret Service protection of U.S. presidential candidates.
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, built in 1971 across from his grave in Arlington National Cemetery

Personal life

Family

The Kennedy brothers: John (Jack), Robert (Bobby) and Edward (Ted)
In 1950, he married Ethel Skakel, who gave birth to eleven children:
  1. Kathleen Hartington (b.1951)
  2. Joseph Patrick II (b.1952)
  3. Robert Francis, Jr. (b.1954)
  4. David Anthony (1955–1984)
  5. Mary Courtney (b.1956)
  6. Michael LeMoyne (1958–1997)
  7. Mary Kerry (b.1959)
  8. Christopher George (b.1963)
  9. Matthew Maxwell Taylor (b.1965)
  10. Douglas Harriman (b.1967)
  11. Rory Elizabeth Katherine (b.1968)
The last child, Rory, was born six months after her father's assassination.
.Kennedy owned a home at the well-known Kennedy Compound on Cape Cod in Hyannis Port, but spent most of his time at his estate in McLean, Virginia, known as Hickory Hill, located west of Washington, D.C. His widow Ethel and their children continued to live at Hickory Hill after his death.^ Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a 15-month battle with brain cancer.
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^ Robert Kennedy is well known for his advocacy for farm workers.
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^ Yet with children, his own as well as anyone else's, he was tender.
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.She now lives full time at the Hyannis Port home.^ That's what we do with the Riverkeepers -- we have 147 licensed Riverkeepers now and each one has a patrol boat, each one is a full-time, paid Riverkeeper -- each one agrees to sue polluters.
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^ Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
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Attitudes and approach

.Despite the fact that his father's most ambitious dreams centered around his older brothers[7], Robert maintained the code of personal loyalty that seemed to infuse the life of the Kennedy family as a whole.^ VOICEOVER: Robert Kennedy on a family farm.
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^ DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in this editorial are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kennedy family.

^ Bobby's advice to visit Dallas, however, weighed less heavily on him than did his conduct over the whole of his brother's term in office, for he had been the driving force in the Kennedy administration's most aggressive operations.

.His competitiveness was admired by his father and elder brothers, while his loyalty bound them more affectionately close.^ After losing all three of his elder brothers and seeing his father incapacitated by a stroke, Ted Kennedy, then-senator from Massachusetts, suddenly became the unlikely patriarch.

A rather timid child, Robert was often the target of his father's dominating temperament[7].
.Working on the campaigns of John Kennedy, Robert was more involved, passionate and tenacious than the candidate himself, obsessed with every detail, fighting out every battle and taking workers to task.^ Robert Kennedy himself was more realistic.
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^ Robert Kennedy was more himself.
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^ Robert Kennedy is well known for his advocacy for farm workers.
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.Robert had, all his life, been closer to older brother John than the other members of the Kennedy family[7].^ VOICEOVER: Robert Kennedy on a family farm.
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^ Review: When Robert Kennedy gave his all .
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^ And I thought all the contradictions and confusion that are often invested in the Kennedy name were really very vividly expressed in Robert Kennedy himself.
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RFK's opponents on Capitol Hill maintained that his collegiate magnanimity was sometimes hindered by a tenacious and somewhat impatient manner. .His professional life was dominated by the selfsame attitudes that governed his family life—a certainty that good humor and leisure must be balanced by service and accomplishment.^ He's done a lot of interesting things, and a lot of good - but does concentrating our government in a few families make any sense at all?
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.Schlesinger comments that Kennedy could be both the most ruthlessly diligent and yet generously adaptable of politicians—at once both temperamental and yet forgiving.^ At once a radical and a moderate pragmatist, Robert Kennedy cast himself as the only one who could reach across the divide.
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.In this, Kennedy was very much his father's son; lacking truly lasting emotional independence and yet possessing a great desire to contribute.^ Only when he asked that the television be turned on the next morning did Kennedy tell his father that his eldest surviving son was dead.

^ So did the eldest Kennedy son, Joe, sixteen, flashing his father's toothy smile and remembering "Kennedys don't cry."
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^ Nor would it be in the destiny of JP Kennedy’s eldest son Joe Jr., the one his father had always predicted would be president.

He lacked the innate self-confidence of his contemporaries and yet found a greater self-assurance in the experience of married life, an experience that he stated had given him a base of self-belief from which to continue his efforts in the public arena.[7]
.Upon hearing yet again the assertion that he was "ruthless", Kennedy once joked to a reporter, "If I find out who has called me ruthless I will destroy him."^ President Kennedy, I ‘ve gotta say, on that note sir, you once said: ‘Let us never negotiate out of fear.

^ More than once, Kennedy told Dutton in the seat beside him, "These are my people."
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^ Kennedy, who failed to report the incident to police for about nine hours, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

And yet he also openly confessed to possessing a bad temper that required self-control: "My biggest problem as counsel, is to keep my temper. .I think we all feel that when a witness comes before the United States Senate he has an obligation to speak frankly and tell the truth.^ United States Senate (39) .
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^ In November 1944 he joined the United States Navy but the war finished before he was called into action.

^ "If Israel had never come into existence, or if the United States had not supported it, or if Kennedy had not reaffirmed that support, Sirhan would probably never have pulled his trigger."
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To see people sit in front of us and lie and evade makes me boil inside. .But you can't lose your temper—if you do, the witness has gotten the best of you."^ I want you to know, your Holiness, that in my 50 years of elected office I have done my best to champion the rights of the poor and open doors of economic opportunity.

^ You must enter a subject for your comment Gillibrand is a terrible idea ( 0.00 / 0 ) First, she's too conservative for the state, she'd lose a primary.
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^ You will be taken to a page devoted entirely to providing you with the information you need when deciding on the best solution for your lodging needs.
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Religious faith

.Central to Kennedy's politics and personal attitude to life and its purpose was his Catholicism, which he inherited from his family.^ Instead of a president, Kennedy became a major presence in the Senate, which he had joined in 1962 with the help of his politically connected family.

^ This presidential campaign cycle has seen a split in the Kennedy family, many of whom generally avoid weighing in on political contests.
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^ Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, was the last male survivor of a privileged and charismatic family that in the 1960s dominated American politics and attracted worldwide attention.

.Throughout his life, Kennedy made reference to his faith, how it informed every area of his life, and how it gave him the strength to re-enter politics following the assassination of his elder brother.^ He referred to the assassination of John Kennedy.

^ Jesse Jackson: Ted Kennedy gave us strength to achieve our dreams .
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^ He was challenging his brother John F. Kennedy’s vice president, Lyndon Johnson, who had become president following Kennedy’s assassination.
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.His was not an unresponsive and staid faith, but the faith of a Catholic Radical—perhaps the first successful Catholic Radical in American political history.^ This is why throughout our history our most visionary political leaders -- Republican and Democrat -- have been warning the American public against domination by corporate power.
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.Robert Kennedy was easily the most religious of his brothers.^ Robert Kennedy’s grave is a short distance away and somewhere near it is the most likely site for Edward Kennedy’s burial.

^ AMY GOODMAN: The documentary RFK Must Die features the first-ever interview with the brother of Sirhan Sirhan, the man who shot Robert Kennedy.
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^ For the first time since he had announced his candidacy, Robert Kennedy reminded me of his slain brother.
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Whereas John maintained an aloof sense of his faith, Robert approached his duties to mankind through the looking glass of Catholicism. In the last years of his life, he found great solace in the metaphysical poets of ancient Greece, especially the writings of Aeschylus. In his Indianapolis speech on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Kennedy quoted these lines from Aeschylus:
"He who learns must suffer. .Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, and against our will, comes wisdom by the awful grace of God."^ Aeschylus he delivered in a slum in Indianapolis on the day Martin Luther King was shot ("In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair...comes wisdom..."
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^ And he once wrote, “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.” What we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another, a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.
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^ We have a chance on November 4th to risk falling in love again with our faith, values and highest estimations of our own humanity.
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Electoral history

1964 New York United States Senatorial Election
Robert F. Kennedy (D) 53.5%
Kenneth Keating (R) (inc.) 45.4%

Honors

Justice Department building being renamed in honor of Robert Kennedy
.D.C. Stadium in Washington, D.C. was renamed Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in 1969. In 1978, the United States Congress posthumously awarded Kennedy its Gold Medal of Honor.^ Pilger had been covering the Kennedy campaign as it traveled across the United States.
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^ In these last few minutes of this broadcast, your thoughts about Robert Kennedy and what he did for the United Farm Workers, how you hooked up?
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^ ROBERT F. KENNEDY: Well, elect me president of the United States.
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.In 1998, the United States Mint released a special dollar coin that featured Kennedy on the obverse and the emblems of the United States Department of Justice and the United States Senate on the reverse.^ "If Israel had never come into existence, or if the United States had not supported it, or if Kennedy had not reaffirmed that support, Sirhan would probably never have pulled his trigger."
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^ Pilger had been covering the Kennedy campaign as it traveled across the United States.
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^ If Israel had never come into existence, or if the United States had not supported it, or if Kennedy had not reaffirmed that support, Sirhan would probably never have pulled his trigger.
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.In Washington, D.C. on November 20, 2001, US President George W. Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft dedicated the Department of Justice headquarters building as the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, honoring Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday.^ John Pilger , British journalist who was with Robert F. Kennedy the night he was killed.
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^ After John Kennedy’s election to the presidency in 1960, Edward Kennedy became an assistant to the district attorney of Suffolk County, Mass.; he was paid a dollar a year.

^ His chief rival for the nomination was Edward J. McCormack Jr., the state attorney general and nephew of John W. McCormack (D-Mass.

.They both spoke during the ceremony, as did Kennedy's eldest son, Joseph II.^ Only when he asked that the television be turned on the next morning did Kennedy tell his father that his eldest surviving son was dead.

^ So did the eldest Kennedy son, Joe, sixteen, flashing his father's toothy smile and remembering "Kennedys don't cry."
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^ Nor would it be in the destiny of JP Kennedy’s eldest son Joe Jr., the one his father had always predicted would be president.

1998 Robert Kennedy special dollar coin
.Numerous roads, public schools and other facilities across the United States were named in memory of Robert F. Kennedy in the months and years after his death.^ Pilger had been covering the Kennedy campaign as it traveled across the United States.
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

^ In the mid-1960s, the United States was supposed to be fighting a “War on Poverty”, but as a member of the Senate committee reviewing this effort, Robert Kennedy was disappointed by what he saw in urban areas across the country and in rural Appalachia.
  • Organizing for America | Posts with the tag Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.barackobama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And I thought all the contradictions and confusion that are often invested in the Kennedy name were really very vividly expressed in Robert Kennedy himself.
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.The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial organization[48] was founded in 1968, with an international award program to recognize human rights activists.^ It had just come out, right before Robert Kennedy was assassinated, that he had authorized the wiretapping of Martin Luther King years before, when he was Attorney General.
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^ Robert Kennedy did not enter the presidential race until March 1968, when primaries were much shorter.
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^ Robert F. Kennedy became a champion for civil rights in the administration of his brother John F. Kennedy, and beyond.
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.It is now known as the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.^ Robert Kennedy is well known for his advocacy for farm workers.
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^ Hotels Closest To Robert F Kennedy Medical Center - Hawthorne California .
  • Robert F Kennedy Medical Center - Hawthorne, CA, California hotels 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.qwikcast.com [Source type: General]

^ Comfort Inn Monrovia 25.87 miles from Robert F Kennedy Medical Center Nightly Rates: ( 85.99 - 179.99 ) Outdoor seasonal pool.
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.In a further effort to not just remember the late Senator, but continue his work helping disadvantaged, a small group of private citizens launched the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps in 1969, which today helps more than 800 abused and neglected children each year.^ Robert Kennedy himself was more realistic.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Robert Kennedy was more himself.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If Mulroney could squeeze more than a thousand pages out of a career that lasted less than a decade, and Kennedy could only muster a little more than 500 pages for a career that lasted almost 50 years, then it says a lot about both men.
  • Robert Fulford: Ted Kennedy's "True Compass" - Full Comment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

.A bust of Kennedy resides in the library of the University of Virginia School of Law, from where he obtained his law degree.^ This was followed by a law degree from the University of Virginia.

^ The Faculty at Robert Kennedy College includes graduates from institutions such as the Harvard Business School, Stanford University, Oxford University, and New York University.
  • Robert Kennedy College Degree - Information about Robert Kennedy College 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.careersandeducation.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Kennedy received an undergraduate degree in history and government in 1956 and received a law degree in 1959 from the University of Virginia.

.On June 4, 2008, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Kennedy, the New York State Assembly voted to rename the Triborough Bridge in New York City the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge in honor of the former New York Senator.^ In this 40th anniversary year of the tragic end to RFK’s life, I’m sure many will remember the eulogy given by his brother, Senator Ted Kennedy, on June 8, 1968 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, which is surely one of the finest and most touching public addresses in American history ( http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ekennedytributetorfk.html ).
  • Organizing for America | Posts with the tag Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.barackobama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the mid-1960s, the United States was supposed to be fighting a “War on Poverty”, but as a member of the Senate committee reviewing this effort, Robert Kennedy was disappointed by what he saw in urban areas across the country and in rural Appalachia.
  • Organizing for America | Posts with the tag Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.barackobama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s also set for theatrical release here in New York at the Pioneer Theater today, on this fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
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New York State Governor David Paterson signed the legislation into law on Friday, August 8, 2008.[49]

Kennedy and King

Several public institutions jointly honor Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.
.
  • In 1994, the City of Indianapolis erected a monument, Landmark for Peace Memorial, in Kennedy's honor in the space made famous by his oration from the back of a pickup truck the night King died.^ Kennedy was forty-two years old.
    • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Kennedy was in Indianapolis when Dr. King was killed.
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    ^ AMY GOODMAN: Those remarks that you recorded at St. Lawrence University were two years before Robert F. Kennedy entered the race for the Democratic nomination.
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    The monument, in Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, depicts Kennedy as a piece of a large metal slab reaching out to King, who is also part of a similar slab. This is meant to symbolize their attempts in life to bridge the gaps between the races—an attempt that united them even in death. A historical marker has also been placed at the site. A nephew of King and Indiana U.S. Congresswoman Julia Carson (Democrat) presided over the event; both made speeches from the back of a pickup truck in similar fashion[50] to Kennedy's speech.

Coat of Arms

.In 1961, his brother John was presented with a grant of arms for all the descendants of Patrick Kennedy from the Chief Herald of Ireland.^ He was challenging his brother John F. Kennedy’s vice president, Lyndon Johnson, who had become president following Kennedy’s assassination.
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^ In 1951 Kennedy joined the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice but resigned the following year to help his brother, John F. Kennedy , in his successful campaign to be elected to the Senate.

^ His great grandfather, Patrick Kennedy , had emigrated from Ireland in 1849 and his grandfathers, Patrick Joseph Kennedy and John Francis Fitzgerald , were important political figures in Boston .

.The arms of the Kennedy family are black with three gold helmets depicted upon it, within a border that is divided into red and ermine segments, and strongly alludes to the symbols in the coats of arms of the O'Kennedys of Ormonde and the Fitzgeralds of Desmond from whom the family is believed to be descended.^ So it was that the youngest Kennedy, and the last Kennedy brother, was thrust into the role of family patriarch and, ultimately, of elder statesman.

.The crest is an armored hand holding four arrows between two olive branches, elements taken from the coat of arms of the United States of America and also symbolic of Kennedy and his brothers.^ America or a blue America there is the United States of America."
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Ethel Kennedy backs Obama « - Blogs from CNN.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ "If Israel had never come into existence, or if the United States had not supported it, or if Kennedy had not reaffirmed that support, Sirhan would probably never have pulled his trigger."
  • Stephen Kinzer: Robert Kennedy's assassination was an eminently political act | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Pilger had been covering the Kennedy campaign as it traveled across the United States.
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.The coat of arms is described in heraldic terms as, Sable three helmets in profile Or within a bordure per saltire gules and ermine, and the crest is, Between two olive branches a cubit sinister arm in armor erect the hand holding a sheaf of four arrows points upward all proper on a torse Or and sable, while the mantling is gules doubled argent.^ The article explains the debate between the two sides within the Times — those urging that it has to somehow get to a [...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — Page 2 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC overlawyered.com [Source type: News]

.The Canadian government honoured his brother John after the assassination in 1963 by naming a yet unclimbed mountain for the deceased president.^ He was challenging his brother John F. Kennedy’s vice president, Lyndon Johnson, who had become president following Kennedy’s assassination.
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^ He used the memory of his martyred brother, President John Kennedy, to—a lot.
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.Robert Kennedy was part of the first ascent team to climb the newly named Mount Kennedy in 1965 to plant a banner of the family's arms and other personal items of his brother's at the summit.^ VOICEOVER: Robert Kennedy on a family farm.
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^ Kennedy looks to be cashing in on his family’s name.
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^ And I thought all the contradictions and confusion that are often invested in the Kennedy name were really very vividly expressed in Robert Kennedy himself.
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[51]

Writing

Considered an eloquent speaker generally, Kennedy also wrote extensively on politics and issues confronting his generation: •"The Enemy Within: The McClellan Committee's Crusade Against Jimmy Hoffa and Corrupt Labor Unions" (1960) •"Just Friends and Brave Enemies" (1962) •"The Pursuit Of Justice" (1964) •"To Seek a Newer World" (1967) •"Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis" (1969)

Quotations

.
  • "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."^ It's as if the only people that matter are those who are exactly like her.
    • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Robert Kennedy Democrats 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: Original source]

    [9]
  • .
  • "Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of society.^ Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society.

    .Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.^ Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.

    .Yet it is the one essential, vital, quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change."
  • "The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country."^ Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.

    ^ A refreshing and necessary change from those who are sent in only to abuse the agency's mandate.
    • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. May Head EPA | Drudge Retort 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This bill really goes to the very central ideals of our country,” Kennedy said on the floor of the Senate.

    [52]
  • "Men without hope, resigned to despair and oppression, do not make revolutions. It is when expectation replaces submission, when despair is touched with the awareness of possibility, that the forces of human desire and the passion for justice are unloosed."[53]
  • .
  • "There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why...^ "I dream of things that never were, and ask why not."
    • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Plus, the mortally wounded or those who were so badly wounded they couldn’t enter the conflict anymore—everybody would have been dead.
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    ^ There's more that needs to change than just the leader, and I hesitate to reward Silver's way of running things in this way in any case.
    • the albany project:: NY-Sen: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. For U.S. Senate? Sounds Good To Me 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.thealbanyproject.com [Source type: General]

    .I dream of things that never were and ask why not."^ "I dream of things that never were, and ask why not."
    • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I dream things that never were and say why not."

    ^ I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"
    • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    [54]
  • .
  • "Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation ...^ Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

    ^ As some warn victory, some downfall Private reasons great or small Can be seen in the eyes of those that call To make all that should be killed to crawl While others say don't hate nothing at all Except hatred.
    • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Robert Kennedy Democrats 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Then after that I worked in data: data communications, capabilities ..., modems and all those good things.
    • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is thus shaped.^ It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.

    .Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."^ Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

    ^ He was getting engaged at that time, and he took a bunch of buddies that he liked to be with, and he took them out to the Coconut Grove on the fateful night and about half of them were lost, burned up.
    • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's obvious that people frequently act out of revenge and as retaliation, in many cases even against innocent people.
    • Stephen Kinzer: Robert Kennedy's assassination was an eminently political act | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    [55]
  • "At the University of Natal in Durban, I was told the church to which most of the white population belongs teaches apartheid as a moral necessity. .A questioner declared that few churches allow black Africans to pray with the white because the Bible says that is the way it should be, because God created Negroes to serve.^ A questioner declared that few churches allow black Africans to pray with the white because the Bible says that is the way it should be, because God created Negroes to serve.
    • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white?
    • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Are we going to complain because, God forbid, he and his wife have created a dynasty?
    • the albany project:: NY-Sen: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. For U.S. Senate? Sounds Good To Me 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.thealbanyproject.com [Source type: General]

    "But suppose God is black", I replied. ."What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white?^ We had all of our equipment, and we were all set to go.
    • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That was our experience up there.
    • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They had to put up with that, living conditions were terrible and there were snakes and all kinds of things that were distasteful.
    • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

    What then is our response?" .There was no answer.^ There was no answer.
    • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A question in your nerves is lit Yet you know there is no answer fit to satisfy Insure you not to quit To keep it in your mind and not fergit That it is not he or she or them or it That you belong to.
    • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Robert Kennedy Democrats 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: General]

    ^ There are no specific "right" or "wrong" answers to the questions.
    • Jeffrey Dach MD Bio-Identical Hormone Blog: Autism, Vaccines, and Robert F Kennedy Jr. by Jeffrey Dach MD 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC jeffreydach.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Only silence." South Africa, June 1966[56]
  • "What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black." Indianapolis, Indiana, April 4, 1968 Announcing to the crowd that Martin Luther King had been assassinated.
  • "Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it." From his last speech, June 5, 1968[57]
  • "Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws—but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. .Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted—when we tolerate what we know to be wrong—when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened—when we fail to speak up and speak out—we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice."^ Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

    ^ He believed in our values, my values, and touched us in a way no other politician has in American history.
    • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Robert Kennedy Democrats 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And did the Governor get pissed off because Caroline wisely stood her ground, held on to her integrity, and turned the other cheek?

    .June 21, 1961[58]
  • "...We must recognize the full human equality of all our people-before God, before the law, and in the councils of government.^ For you to raise a communist island that enslaves it’s people up to equal our democracy with so called talks is just nuts son.

    ^ Has he thought about 'what' he would do besides have a whole bunch of people sitting around with cspan camera's on to show the WHOLE WORLD what our government is discussing.
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    ^ He's done a lot of interesting things, and a lot of good - but does concentrating our government in a few families make any sense at all?
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    .We must do this, not because it is economically advantageous-although it is; not because the laws of God and man command it-although they do command it; not because people in other lands wish it so.^ What happened was that about the time of Elsenborn, they decided to put us under the Ninth Tactical Air Command because we did other things besides ...
    • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But other than that they didn't bother us at all except one unit which had twelve or fourteen people in it and still had the old SCR-602 sets.
    • Robert Kennedy, Rutgers College Class of 1942 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC oralhistory.rutgers.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They are protesting because the very procedures supposed to make the law work justly have been perverted into obstructions that keep it from working at all.

    We must do it for the single and fundamental reason that it is the right thing to do."[59]

Media

.The 2006 film Bobby is about the story of multiple peoples' lives leading up to Kennedy's assassination.^ The stories about Bobby Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe were just stories.

^ Kennedy, spreading damaging stories to the press about Caroline’s supposed tax issues, nanny issues, and marital issues (stories Paterson now admits were totally false)?

^ Nonetheless, Kennedy's life story suggests that had he failed, he would have failed trying his utmost to lift up the poor and the weak.
  • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

He is played by Dave Fraunces in Bobby. He is also portrayed in Hoffa by Kevin Anderson.

See also

References

  1. ^ Schlesinger 2002 (re-print), pp. 73-77.
  2. ^ Schlesinger (1978) p 101
  3. ^ Schlesinger (1978) p 106
  4. ^ Schlesinger (1978) p 109.
  5. ^ Schlesinger (1978) p 113, 115
  6. ^ Schlesinger (1978) pp 137–91
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Schlesinger, Arthur Jr. (1978), Robert Kennedy and His Times 
  8. ^ "New Administration: All He Asked". TIME. 1961-02-03. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,872026,00.html. 
  9. ^ a b c "Robert F. Kennedy". http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Biographies+and+Profiles/Biographies/bio_kennedy_Robert_F.htm. 
  10. ^ "The FBI's War on King". American Public Radio. http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/king/d1.html. 
  11. ^ Frum, David (2000). How We Got Here: The '70s. New York, New York: Basic Books. p. 41. ISBN 0465041957. 
  12. ^ Herst, Burton (2007). Bobby and J. Edger, Carroll & Graf: New York, New York. ISBN 0-78671-982-6. p 372
  13. ^ Herst, Burton, (2007) pp 372-374
  14. ^ Garrow, David J. (2002-07/08). "The FBI and Martin Luther King". The Atlantic Monthly. http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200207/garrow. 
  15. ^ Bob Spivack, Interview of the Attorney General, May 12, 1962.
  16. ^ Schlesinger 2002 (re-print), pp. 317-320.
  17. ^ Bryant, Nick (Autumn 2006). "Black Man Who Was Crazy Enough to Apply to Ole Miss". The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (53): 71. 
  18. ^ Clarke, Thurston (2008). The last campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 days that inspired America. New York: Henry Holt and Company. p. 85.
  19. ^ Ripple of Hope in the Land of Apartheid: Robert Kennedy in South Africa, June 1966
  20. ^ "Flying with Bobby K", Empire volume 1, issue 3.
  21. ^ "Smiting the Foe". TIME. 1962-04-20. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,873526-3,00.html. 
  22. ^ a b O'Brien, Michael. John F. Kennedy. Macmillan. http://books.google.com/books?id=gFRzBSBmGaIC&pg=PA645&lpg=PA645&dq=kennedy+steel+price+increase+fbi&source=web&ots=NAVCuXPhhp&sig=9esGMVdDa19Iz-pvv2FSn4b5fnk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result. 
  23. ^ "Federal Executions, 1790 to 1963". http://users.bestweb.net/~rg/execution/DATA%20FEDERAL.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  24. ^ The Smoking Gun: Archive
  25. ^ Parise, Theresa (2006-01-17). "Robert F. Kennedy Miscellaneous Information". John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/Robert+F.+Kennedy+Miscellaneous+Information.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  26. ^ January 4, 1975 memorandum of conversation between President Gerald Ford and Henry Kissinger, made available by the National Security Archive, June 2007
  27. ^ CIA's 'family jewels' on show, The Telegraph, June 23, 2007
  28. ^ Schlesinger, "The Cuban Connection", Robert Kennedy and His Times
  29. ^ Clarity Through Complexity, October 2000, FindArticles.com, Retrieved 2007-6-10
  30. ^ Grubin, David. RFK. American Experience, 2004.
  31. ^ Robert F. Kennedy in South Africa.org—Overview
  32. ^ Schlesinger (1978) p 845
  33. ^ Witkin, Richard (March 16, 1968). "Kennedy decides to run; will discuss plans today". The New York Times (paid archive): pp. 1, 14. http://select.nytimes.com/mem/archive/pdf?res=F10911F83E541A7493C4A81788D85F4C8685F9. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  34. ^ HERBERS, JOHN (March 17, 1968). "SCENE IS THE SAME, BUT 8 YEARS LATER; Kennedy Brothers Declared for Race In Same Room". The New York Times (paid archive): pp. 68. http://select.nytimes.com/mem/archive/pdf?res=FB071EF73F541B7B93C5A81788D85F4C8685F9. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  35. ^ Kennedy, Robert F. (March 16, 1968). "Kennedy's Statement and Excerpts From News Conference". The New York Times (paid archive): pp. 68. http://select.nytimes.com/mem/archive/pdf?res=F4071EF73F541B7B93C5A81788D85F4C8685F9. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  36. ^ Remarks of Robert F. Kennedy at the University of Kansas, March 18, 1968
  37. ^ Clyde Tolson, qu. in: Thurston Clarke, 'The Last Good Campaign', Vanity Fair, No. 574, June, 2008, p. 173.
  38. ^ See e.g. Statement of Mayor Bart Peterson April 4, 2006 press release
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  40. ^ "Part II: Why Sirhan Sirhan Assassinated Robert Kennedy by Mel Ayton". Crimemagazine.com. http://crimemagazine.com/05/sirhansirhan,0906-5.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  41. ^ Slaying gave US a first taste of Mideast terror
  42. ^ "Edward M. Kennedy Address at the Public Memorial Service for Robert F. Kennedy". American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ekennedytributetorfk.html. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  43. ^ a b "1968 Year In Review UPI.com"
  44. ^ a b "Robert F. Kennedy Memorial". Arlington National Cemetery. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/visitor_information/Robert_F_Kennedy.html. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  45. ^ "Senator Robert F. Kennedy's Funeral", John F. Kennedy Library, Retrieved February 22, 2010
  46. ^ Schlesinger, p.150.
  47. ^ Schlesinger, p.191 Cf. Murray Kempton, The Progressive, Sept 1960.
  48. ^ RFK Memorial
  49. ^ Newsday article about the rename.
  50. ^ The Independent - Assassination: The Night Bobby Kennedy was Shot Accessed on May 5, 2009.
  51. ^ "John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States". American Heraldry Society. http://www.americanheraldry.org/pages/index.php?n=President.Kennedy. Retrieved 27 October 2009. 
  52. ^ Address, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1967 JFK Library Quotations of Robert F. Kennedy
  53. ^ (Berkeley, October 22, 1966)
  54. ^ (Robert F. Kennedy paraphrasing Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw)
  55. ^ Robert F. Kennedy, University of Cape Town, South Africa, N.U.S.A.S. "Day of Affirmation" Speech, June 6, 1966
  56. ^ (Article for LOOK Magazine following visit to South Africa, 1966) Ripple of Hope in the Land of Apartheid: Robert Kennedy in South Africa, June 1966
  57. ^ From the last speech he gave, June 5, 1968
  58. ^ (Robert F. Kennedy, attorney general, remarks before the Joint Defense Appeal of the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith, Chicago, Illinois)
  59. ^ (Address, Day of Affirmation, University of Capetown, June 6, 1966)

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Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society.
^ "Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of society.

^ Robert F. Kennedy , 'I Remember, I Believe,' The Pursuit of Justice, 1964 - More quotations on: [ Power ] Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society.
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^ "Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society.
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.Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.^ Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
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  • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Public Speaking Tips - Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.speaking-tips.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Moral courage is a more rare commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
  • Robert Francis Kennedy Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Famous Quotes by Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.famous-quotes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RT @quotme: "Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence."
  • Robert F Kennedy Jr // BlogCatalog Topic // BlogCatalog 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: General]

Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.
The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use — of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-11-20 - 1968-06-06) was an American politician, Attorney General of the U.S. and Senator; brother of President John F. Kennedy

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  • When there were periods of crisis, you stood beside him.^ "The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use — of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public."
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    ^ And when there were periods of sorrow, you comforted him."
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    ^ When there were periods of happiness, you laughed with him.
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    .When there were periods of happiness, you laughed with him.^ When there were periods of crisis, you stood beside him.
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    ^ When there were periods of happiness, you laughed with him.
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    .And when there were periods of sorrow, you comforted him.^ When there were periods of crisis, you stood beside him.
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    ^ And when there were periods of sorrow, you comforted him.
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    ^ When there were periods of happiness, you laughed with him.
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  • Now I can go back to being ruthless again.^ Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964 .
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    ^ Tribute to John F. Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention , speech, Atlantic City, New Jersey ( 1964 - 08-27 ) Now I can go back to being ruthless again.
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    ^ Now I can go back to being ruthless again.” .
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    • After winning his race for a seat in the US Senate.^ After winning his race for a seat in the US Senate.
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      ^ (This win was often recalled in 2000 when another New York "outsider," Hillary Clinton , similarly won a senate race there.
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      • Robert F. Kennedy Biography (U.S. Senator) — Infoplease.com 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: General]

      ^ "I watched proudly as Hillary won over New Yorkers across the state in her race for the Senate seat my father once held," he said.
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      .Esquire (April 1965)
  • A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not.^ But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not.
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    ^ Robert F. Kennedy, Berkeley, 10-22-1966 A revolution is coming--a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fourtunate enough-- But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ X 40 Years Later in America Credit: Aly Adair  |  © Public Domain A revolution is coming--a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough.
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    .We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.
    • Speech in the US Senate (9 May 1966)
  • [Gross national product] counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.^ America by that – counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.
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    ^ America by that - counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.
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    • SEN. ROBERT F. KENNEDY Placed on the MaximsNewsNetwork Honour List 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.maximsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Our Gross National Product, now, is over eight hundred billion dollars a year, but that GNP -- if we should judge America by that -- counts air pollution and cigarette advertising and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage.
    • Robert F. Kennedy Challenges Gross Domestic Product [VIDEO] | | AlterNet 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them.^ It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them.
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    ^ It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for the people who break them.
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    ^ It counts special locks for our doors and jails for the people who break them.
    • Robert F. Kennedy challenged our Ponzi scheme pursuit of growth for growth’s sake, much as his heir, Barack Obama, does « Climate Progress 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC climateprogress.org [Source type: News]
    • The Oil Drum | Robert F. Kennedy on Defining GDP and Some Other Thoughts 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.theoildrum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl.^ It counts the destruction of the redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder and chaotic sprawl..
    • Robert F. Kennedy challenged our Ponzi scheme pursuit of growth for growth’s sake, much as his heir, Barack Obama, does « Climate Progress 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC climateprogress.org [Source type: News]

    ^ It counts the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl.
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    ^ It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl.
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    .It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities.^ It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets.
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    ^ It counts napalm and it counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities, it counts weapons, rifles and fixed knives and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.
    • Robert F. Kennedy challenged our Ponzi scheme pursuit of growth for growth’s sake, much as his heir, Barack Obama, does « Climate Progress 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC climateprogress.org [Source type: News]

    ^ It counts napalm and counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.^ It counts napalm and it counts nuclear warheads and armored cars for the police to fight the riots in our cities, it counts weapons, rifles and fixed knives and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.
    • Robert F. Kennedy challenged our Ponzi scheme pursuit of growth for growth’s sake, much as his heir, Barack Obama, does « Climate Progress 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC climateprogress.org [Source type: News]

    ^ It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children.
    • Quotes by Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.gaia.com [Source type: General]
    • Robert F. Kennedy Challenges Gross Domestic Product [VIDEO] | | AlterNet 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It includes… the broadcasting of television programs which glorify violence to sell goods to our children.
    • Robert F. Kennedy challenged our Ponzi scheme pursuit of growth for growth’s sake, much as his heir, Barack Obama, does « Climate Progress 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC climateprogress.org [Source type: News]

    .Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play.^ (Vietnam War speech, Calif, 3-24-68) Our gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play.
    • Talk:Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play.
    • Quotes by Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.gaia.com [Source type: General]
    • Robert F Kennedy Memorial Page of From Visionaries in 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yet the Gross National Product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play.
    • Robert F. Kennedy challenged our Ponzi scheme pursuit of growth for growth’s sake, much as his heir, Barack Obama, does « Climate Progress 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC climateprogress.org [Source type: News]
    • Redefining The Gnp Robert Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy, Sound Bite 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.entertonement.com [Source type: General]
    • Robert F. Kennedy Challenges Gross Domestic Product [VIDEO] | | AlterNet 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials.^ It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials.
    • Quotes by Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.gaia.com [Source type: General]
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
    • SEN. ROBERT F. KENNEDY Placed on the MaximsNewsNetwork Honour List 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.maximsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It does not include the beauty of our poetry, or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials.
    • Robert F. Kennedy challenged our Ponzi scheme pursuit of growth for growth’s sake, much as his heir, Barack Obama, does « Climate Progress 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC climateprogress.org [Source type: News]

    ^ It does not include the beauty of our poetry, or the strength of our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials...
    • The Oil Drum | Robert F. Kennedy on Defining GDP and Some Other Thoughts 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.theoildrum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.^ It measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gross National Product measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country.
    • The Oil Drum | Robert F. Kennedy on Defining GDP and Some Other Thoughts 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.theoildrum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile, and it can tell us everything about America — except why we are proud to be Americans.
    • Robert F. Kennedy challenged our Ponzi scheme pursuit of growth for growth’s sake, much as his heir, Barack Obama, does « Climate Progress 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC climateprogress.org [Source type: News]

    .
  • Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be corrected because criticism was prohibited.^ Address, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 18, 1968 .
    • SEN. ROBERT F. KENNEDY Placed on the MaximsNewsNetwork Honour List 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.maximsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Speech at the University of Kansas at Lawrence ( 1968 - 03-18 ) Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be corrected because criticism was prohibited.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ RFK http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=16981 Liberty Every dictatorship has ultimately strangled in the web of repression it wove for its people, making mistakes that could not be corrected because criticism was prohibited.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • "Value of Dissent" speech Nashville, Tennessee (1968-03-21)
  • My favorite poet was Aeschylus.^ "My favorite poet was Aeschylus.
    • "The Awful Grace of God": Robert Kennedy on MLK, April 4, 1968 - Political Punch 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC blogs.abcnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Value of Dissent" speech Nashville, Tennessee ( 1968 - 03-21 ) My favorite poet was Aeschylus .
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My favorite poet was Aeschylus.
    • Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC robertfkennedy.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy Speech - On the death of Martin Luther King 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.historyplace.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Martin Luther King's Eulogy by Robert F. Kennedy - Famous Eulogies - Eulogy Samples 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.eulogyspeech.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]
    • As New York Renames the Triborough Bridge for Robert F. Kennedy, We Speak with RFK's Daughter Kerry Kennedy on Her Father's Legacy, Her Human Rights Activism and the 2008 Election 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

    .He wrote: "In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God."^ And he once wrote, “Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.” What we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another, a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.
    • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: General]
    • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And in our own despair, and against our will, comes Wisdom by the awful Grace of God".

    ^ And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart.

    .
  • Victims of the violence are black and white, rich and poor, young and old, famous and unknown.^ Martin Luther King Day 2010 .
    • Robert F. Kennedy Story Page - USATODAY.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana ( 1968 - 04-04 ) This is a slight misquote of Aeschylus.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Kennedy discussing the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Frank Mankiewicz on April 4, 1968.
    • The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America by Thurston Clarke 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: General]

    .They are most important of all, human beings whom other human beings loved and needed.
    No one can be certain who next will suffer from some senseless act of bloodshed, and yet it goes on, and on, and on, in this country of ours.^ There is no one who has done .
    • t r u t h o u t | Obama Considering Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for EPA 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.truthout.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No one can be certain who next will suffer from some senseless act of bloodshed, and yet it goes on, and on, and on, in this country of ours.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Every one of them, and they were all shepherds.
    • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Where the Coal Is Coming From : Planet Green 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC planetgreen.discovery.com [Source type: General]

    .Whenever any American's life is taken by another American unnecessarily, whenever we tear at the fabric of our lives which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, whenever we do this, then the whole nation is degraded.^ Whenever any American's life is taken by another American unnecessarily - whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of the law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence - whenever we tear at the fabric of the life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded.
    • Talk:Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Whenever any American's life is taken by another American unnecessarily - whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of the law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence - whenever we tear at the fabric of the life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded."
    • SEN. ROBERT F. KENNEDY Placed on the MaximsNewsNetwork Honour List 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.maximsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Whenever any American's life is taken by another American unnecessarily - whether it is done in the name of the law or in the defiance of the law, by one man or a gang, in cold blood or in passion, in an attack of violence or in response to violence - whenever we tear at the fabric of the life which another man has painfully and clumsily woven for himself and his children, the whole nation is degraded."
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    .Too often, we honour swagger and bluster and the wielders of force.^ Too often, we honour swagger and bluster and the wielders of force.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives from the shattered dreams of other human beings.^ Too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives from the shattered dreams of other human beings.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Dreams live on, with those who care to carry them on.
    • Brent Budowsky: The Man We Miss and The Dream That Lives: Robert F. Kennedy | BuzzFlash.org 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.buzzflash.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.” .
    • Robert Kennedy quotes 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.thinkexist.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But this much is clear, Violence breeds violence, repression breeds retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our souls.^ So much at least was clear: 'Violence breeds violence, repression brings retaliation, and only a cleaning of our whole society can remove this sickness from our soul.'
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But this much is clear, Violence breeds violence, repression breeds retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our souls.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But now we seem to rely only on our wealth and power,” or, as he did on Meet the Press: “I am dissatisfied with our society.
    • Robert F. Kennedy and the 82 Days That Inspired America 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC hnn.us [Source type: Original source]

    .For when you teach a man to hate and to fear his brother, when you teach that he is a lesser man because of his color, or his beliefs or the policies that he pursues, when you teach that those who differ from you, threaten your freedom or your job or your home or your family, then you also learn to confront others not as fellow citizens, but as enemies.^ "For those of you who are black and are tempted to ...
    • Robert Kennedy: Delivering News of King's Death : NPR 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

    ^ For when you teach a man to hate and to fear his brother, when you teach that he is a lesser man because of his color, or his beliefs or the policies that he pursues, when you teach that those who differ from you, threaten your freedom or your job or your home or your family, then you also learn to confront others not as fellow citizens, but as enemies.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When you teach a man to hate and fear his brother, when you teach that he is a lesser man because of his color or his beliefs or the policies he pursues, when you teach that those who differ from you threaten your freedom or your job or your family , then you also learn to confront others not as fellow citizens but as enemies---to be met not with cooperation but with conquest, to be subjugated and mastered.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    .To be met not with co operation but with conquest, to be subjugated, and to be mastered.^ To be met not with co operation but with conquest, to be subjugated, and to be mastered.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We learn at the last to look at our brothers as aliens.^ We learn at the last to look at our brothers as aliens.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We learn, at the last, to look on our brothers as aliens, men with whom we share a city, but not a community, men bound to us in common dwelling, but not in common effort.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Alien men with whom we share a city, but not a community.^ Alien men with whom we share a city, but not a community.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We learn, at the last, to look on our brothers as aliens, men with whom we share a city, but not a community, men bound to us in common dwelling, but not in common effort.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Men bound to us in common dwelling, but not in a common effort.^ Men bound to us in common dwelling, but not in a common effort.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We learn, at the last, to look on our brothers as aliens, men with whom we share a city, but not a community, men bound to us in common dwelling, but not in common effort.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We learn to share only a common fear, only a common desire to retreat from each other, only a common impulse to meet disagreement with force.^ We learn to share only a common fear--only a common desire to retreat from each other--only a common impulse to meet disagreement with force.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We learn to share only a common fear, only a common desire to retreat from each other, only a common impulse to meet disagreement with force.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We learn, at the last, to look on our brothers as aliens, men with whom we share a city, but not a community, men bound to us in common dwelling, but not in common effort.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Our lives on this planet are too short, the work to be done is too great.^ Our lives on this planet are too short, the work to be done is too great.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our lives on this planet are too short and the work to be done too great to let this spirit flourish any longer in our land.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Although his life was cut short, Robert Kennedy's vision and ideals live on today through the work of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial in Washington, D.C. .
    • Robert F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.jfklibrary.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But we can perhaps remember, that those who live with us are our brothers, that they share with us the same short moment of life that they seek as do we, nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and in happiness, surely this bond of common fate, this bond of common roles can begin to teach us something, that we can begin to work a little harder, to become in our hearts brothers and countrymen once again.^ "But we can perhaps remember - even if only for a time - that those who live with us are our brothers; that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek - as we do - nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can.
    • Public Speaking Tips - Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.speaking-tips.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But we can perhaps remember -- even if only for a time -- that those who live with us are our brothers; that they share with us the same short moment of life; that they seek -- as we do -- nothing but the chance to live out their lives in purpose and happiness, winning what satisfaction and fulfillment they can.
    • American Rhetoric: Edward M. Kennedy - Eulogy for Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Surely this bond of common faith, this bond of common goal, can begin to teach us something.

    .
  • For there is another kind of violence, slower but just as deadly destructive as the shot or the bomb in the night.^ "On the Mindless Menace of Violence" , speech, City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio ( 1968 - 04-05 ) For there is another kind of violence, slower but just as deadly destructive as the shot or the bomb in the night.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He spoke also in that speech of another kind of violence: .
    • From The Journal archives: Robert Kennedy's final hours: Euphoria gives way to grief | M. Charles Bakst | projo.com | The Providence Journal 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Indifference There is another kind of violence, slower but just as deadly destructive as the bomb or the shot in the night.

    .This is the violence of institutions; indifference and inaction and slow decay.^ "This is the violence of institutions; indifference and inaction and slow decay.
    • From The Journal archives: Robert Kennedy's final hours: Euphoria gives way to grief | M. Charles Bakst | projo.com | The Providence Journal 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: News]

    ^ This is the violence of institutions; indifference and inaction and slow decay.
    • Robert Kennedy Quotes - Famous Bobby Kennedy Quotes 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.quotesandsayings.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • bobby-kennedy.com 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.bobby-kennedy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .This is the violence that afflicts the poor, that poisons relations between men because their skin has different colors.^ This is the violence that afflicts the poor, that poisons relations between men because their skin has different colors.
    • Robert Kennedy Quotes - Famous Bobby Kennedy Quotes 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.quotesandsayings.com [Source type: Original source]
    • From The Journal archives: Robert Kennedy's final hours: Euphoria gives way to grief | M. Charles Bakst | projo.com | The Providence Journal 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: News]

    ^ This is the violence that afflicts the poor, this poisons relations between men because their skin has different colors.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Slower but just as deadly, [Martin Luther King Jr. This is the violence that afflicts the poor, that poisons relations between men because their skin has different colors.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    .This is the slow destruction of a child by hunger, and schools without books and homes without heat in the winter.^ This is the slow destruction of a child by hunger, and schools without books and homes without heat in the winter."
    • Robert Kennedy Quotes - Famous Bobby Kennedy Quotes 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.quotesandsayings.com [Source type: Original source]
    • From The Journal archives: Robert Kennedy's final hours: Euphoria gives way to grief | M. Charles Bakst | projo.com | The Providence Journal 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: News]

    ^ This is the slow destruction of a child by hunger, and schools without books and homes without heat in the winter.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What use is it in the face of the aching problems gripping millions of Americans, the American without a job, the American without health care, the American without a safe street to live on or a good school to send a child to?
    • Speech at the 25th Anniversary Memorial Mass for Robert F. Kennedy (June 6, 1993) - Miller Center of Public Affairs 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC millercenter.org [Source type: Original source]

    .This is the breaking of a man's spirit by denying him the chance to stand as a father and as a man among other men.^ This is the breaking of a man's spirit by denying him the chance to stand as a father and as a man among other men.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is a slow destruction of a child by hunger...the breaking of a man's spirit by denying him the chance to stand as a father and as a man among men.'
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on."
    • The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy - Crime Library on truTV.com 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.trutv.com [Source type: General]

    .And this too afflicts us all.^ And this too afflicts us all.
    • Daily Kos: Robert Kennedy Anniversary--A Message for Our Moment 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (New York, 12-14-67) Another great task is to confront the poverty of satisfaction--a lack of purpose and dignity--that afflicts us all.
    • Talk:Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Society Another great task is to confront the poverty of satisfaction--a lack of purpose and dignity--that afflicts us all.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    • "On the Mindless Menace of Violence" speech, City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio (1968-04-05)
.
I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this?
^ "On the Mindless Menace of Violence" speech, City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio ( 1968 - 04-05 ) I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this?
  • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this?
  • bobby-kennedy.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC bobby-kennedy.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On behalf of Mrs. Robert Kennedy, her children and the parents and sisters of Robert Kennedy, I want to express what we feel to those who mourn with us today in this cathedral and around the world.
  • Salute to a statesman - Senator Edward M. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC extras.berkshireeagle.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Public Speaking Tips - Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.speaking-tips.com [Source type: Original source]

.I'd like to feel that I'd done something to lessen that suffering.
  • Something about the fact that I made some contribution to either my country, or those who were less well off.^ We, therefore, have a responsibility to others who are less well off.” .
    • Remembering Ted Kennedy's greatest speech: the eulogy for brother Robert | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We, therefore, have a responsibility to others who are less well off."
    • American Rhetoric: Edward M. Kennedy - Eulogy for Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Salute to a statesman - Senator Edward M. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC extras.berkshireeagle.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Public Speaking Tips - Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.speaking-tips.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'd like to feel that I'd done something to lessen that suffering.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this?^ "On the Mindless Menace of Violence" speech, City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio ( 1968 - 04-05 ) I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this?
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think back to what Camus wrote about the fact that perhaps this world is a world in which children suffer, but we can lessen the number of suffering children, and if you do not do this, then who will do this?
    • bobby-kennedy.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC bobby-kennedy.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ RFK, To Seek a New World, 1967 Youth My views on birth control are somewhat distorted by the fact that I was seventh of nine children.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    .I'd like to feel that I'd done something to lessen that suffering.^ I'd like to feel that I'd done something to lessen that suffering.
    • bobby-kennedy.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC bobby-kennedy.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I just feel like taking the chance to hope for something new.
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Ethel Kennedy backs Obama « - Blogs from CNN.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How could this feel to her like something she never experienced?

    .
    • In an interview shortly before he was killed, responding to a question by David Frost about how his obituary should read.
  • Are we like the God of the Old Testament, that we in Washington can decide which cities, towns, and hamlets in Vietnam will be destroyed?^ In his final Senate speech on Vietnam, Kennedy said, "Are we like the God of the Old Testament that we can decide, in Washington, D.C., what cities, what towns, what hamlets in Vietnam are going to be destroyed?
    • Robert F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.jfklibrary.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Robert F Kennedy Memorial 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.rfkmemorial.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His feelings were reflected in his last speech before the Senate "Are we like the God of the Old Testament that we can decide, in Washington, D.C. , what cities, what towns, what hamlets in Vietnam are going to be destroyed?
    • Robert Kennedy@Everything2.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ About one month before he was killed, when asked by David Frost how his obituary should read, Robert Kennedy responded: .
    • bobby-kennedy.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC bobby-kennedy.com [Source type: Original source]

    Do we have to accept that? I don't think we do. .I think we can do something about it.^ I think we can do something about it.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think we can do something about it."
    • Robert F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.jfklibrary.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Robert F Kennedy Memorial 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.rfkmemorial.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert Kennedy@Everything2.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.u-s-history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.albany.edu [Source type: Original source]

    • About the Vietnam War, in his last speech at the Senate on the subject

Day of Affirmation Address (1966)

Speech in Capetown, South Africa (6 June 1966); with slight variants as quoted in Ripples of Hope : Great American Civil Rights Speeches (2003), edited by Josh Gottheimer
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  • This is a Day of Affirmation, a celebration of liberty.^ This is a Day of Affirmation, a celebration of liberty.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech in Capetown, South Africa (6 June 1966) ; with slight variants as quoted in Ripples of Hope : Great American Civil Rights Speeches (2003), edited by Josh Gottheimer This is a Day of Affirmation, a celebration of liberty.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We stand here in the name of freedom.

    At the heart of that Western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual man, the child of God, is the touchstone of value, and all society, groups, the state, exist for his benefit.^ At the heart of that Western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual man, the child of God, is the touchstone of value, and all society, groups, the state, exist for his benefit.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Individualism At the heart of that Western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual man, the child of God, is the touchstone of value, and all society, groups, the state, exist for his benefit.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We stand here in the name of freedom.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Therefore the enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and the abiding practice of any Western society.
    The first element of this individual liberty is the freedom of speech: the right to express and communicate ideas, to set oneself apart from the dumb beasts of field and forest; to recall governments to their duties and obligations; above all, the right to affirm one's membership and allegiance to the body politic — to society — to the men with whom we share our land, our heritage, and our children's future.
  • The essential humanity of men can be protected and preserved only where government must answer — not just to the wealthy, not just to those of a particular religion, or a particular race, but to all its people.
    And even government by the consent of the governed, as in our own Constitution, must be limited in its power to act against its people; so that there may be no interference with the right to worship, or with the security of the home; no arbitrary imposition of pains or penalties by officials high or low; no restrictions on the freedom of men to seek education or work or opportunity of any kind, so that each man may become all he is capable of becoming.^ There was no answer.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Liberapedia 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC liberapedia.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Each of us have our own work to do.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He was just an incredible human being.
    • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy's Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC i3.democracynow.org [Source type: General]


    .These are the sacred rights of Western society.
  • The road toward equality of freedom is not easy, and great cost and danger march alongside us. We are committed to peaceful and nonviolent change, and that is important for all to understand — though all change is unsettling.^ The road toward equality of freedom is not easy, and great cost and danger march alongside us.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We are committed to peaceful and nonviolent change, and that is important to all to understand -- though change is unsettling.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So the road toward equality of freedom is not easy, and great cost and danger march alongside all of us.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Still, even in the turbulence of protest and struggle is greater hope for the future, as men learn to claim and achieve for themselves the rights formerly petitioned from others.
  • All do not develop in the same manner, or at the same pace. Nations, like men, often march to the beat of different drummers, and the precise solutions of the United States can neither be dictated nor transplanted to others.^ Nations, like men, often march to the beat of different drummers, and the precise solutions of the United States can neither be dictated nor transplanted to others.
    • Robert F Kennedy quote- There are those that look at things the way they are,... 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.iwise.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Talk:Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The United States has never been the same since.
    • RobertFKennedy.net - The Day The United States Died by Mark R. Elsis 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.robertfkennedy.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Nations, like men, often march to the beat of different drummers, and the precise solutions of the United States can neither be dictated nor transplanted to others -- and that is not our intention.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What is important is that all nations must march toward increasing freedom; toward justice for all; toward a society strong and flexible enough to meet the demands of all its own people, and a world of immense and dizzying change.
  • Each nation has different obstacles and different goals, shaped by the vagaries of history and of experience.^ What is important, however, is that all nations must march toward increasing freedom, toward justice for all, toward a society strong and flexible enough to meet the demands of all of its people -- whatever their race -- and the demands that the world of immense and dizzying change that face us all.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What is important is that all nations must march toward a increasing freedom; toward justice for all; toward a society strong and flexible enough to meet the demands of all of its own people, and a world of immense and dizzying change One Fifth One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What is important is that all nations must march toward a increasing freedom; toward justice for all; toward a society strong and flexible enough to meet the demands of all of its own people, and a world of immense and dizzying change.
    • Talk:Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Yet as I talk to young people around the world I am impressed not by the diversity but by the closeness of their goals, their desires and their concerns and their hope for the future.
  • I think that we could agree on what kind of a world we would all want to build.^ Yet as I talk to young people around the world, I am impressed not by the diversity but by the closeness of their goals, their desires and their concerns and their hope for the future.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think that we could agree on what kind of a world we would all want to build.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ More than this, I think that we could agree on what kind of a world we would all want to build.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    it would be a world of independent nations, moving toward international community, each of which protected and respected the basic human freedoms. .It would be a world which demanded of each government that it accept its responsibility to insure social justice.^ It would be a world which demanded of each government that it accept its responsibility to insure social justice.
    • Robert F Kennedy quote- There are those that look at things the way they are,... 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.iwise.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Has he thought about 'what' he would do besides have a whole bunch of people sitting around with cspan camera's on to show the WHOLE WORLD what our government is discussing.
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Ethel Kennedy backs Obama « - Blogs from CNN.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Human Rights Award The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award was established in 1984 to honor courageous and innovative individuals striving for social justice throughout the world.
    • Development Manager, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nonprofitprofessionals.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It would be a world of constantly accelerating economic progress — not material welfare as an end in itself, but as a means to liberate the capacity of every human being to pursue his talents and to pursue his hopes.^ It would be a world of constantly accelerating economic progress — not material welfare as an end in itself, but as a means to liberate the capacity of every human being to pursue his talents and to pursue his hopes.
    • Robert F Kennedy quote- There are those that look at things the way they are,... 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.iwise.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It would be a world of constantly accelerating economic progress -- not material welfare as an end in/of itself, but as a means to liberate the capacity of every human being to pursue his talents and to pursue his hopes.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As a child, I recall being assured by my 6th grade teacher that such a robbery of the human “will” would never be tolerated in America.
    • Organizing for America | Posts with the tag Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.barackobama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It would, in short, be a world that we would be proud to have built.
  • If we would lead outside our borders, if we would help those who need our assistance, if we would meet our responsibilities to mankind, we must first, all of us, demolish the borders which history has erected between men within our own nations — barriers of race and religion, social class and ignorance.
    Our answer is the world's hope; it is to rely on youth.^ That was the saddest day in our nations history.
    • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Robert Kennedy Democrats 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Each of us have our own work to do.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It would, in short, be a world that we would all be proud to have built.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The cruelties and the obstacles of this swiftly changing planet will not yield to obsolete dogmas and outworn slogans.^ The cruelties and the obstacles of this swiftly changing planet will not yield to obsolete dogmas and outworn slogans.
    • Robert Kennedy Quotes - Famous Bobby Kennedy Quotes 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.quotesandsayings.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Organizing for America | Posts with the tag Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.barackobama.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The cruelties and obstacles of this swiftly changing planet will not yield to obsolete dogmas and outworn slogans.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
    • bobby-kennedy.com 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.bobby-kennedy.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Public Speaking Tips - Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.speaking-tips.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It cannot be moved by those who cling to a present which is already dying, who prefer the illusion of security to the excitement and danger which comes with even the most peaceful progress.
    This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.
  • First is the danger of futility; the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills — against misery and ignorance, injustice and violence.^ There is no one who has done .
    • t r u t h o u t | Obama Considering Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for EPA 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.truthout.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It cannot be moved by those who cling to a present which is already dying, who perfer the illusion of security to the excitement of danger.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It cannot be moved by those who cling to a present which is already dying, who prefer the illusion of security to the excitement and danger which comes with even the most peaceful progress.
    • Organizing for America | Posts with the tag Robert F. Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC my.barackobama.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man.
    A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France.^ A young monk began the Protestant Reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A young monk began the Protestant Reformation , a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France .
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Public Speaking Tips - Robert F. Kennedy Eulogy 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.speaking-tips.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32-year-old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal.^ It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and the thirty-two year old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World , and 32 year-old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that "all men are created equal.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32-year-old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ."Give me a place to stand," said Archimedes, "and I will move the world."^ "Give me a place to stand," said Archimedes, "and I will move the world."
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Give me a place to stand," said Archimedes , "and I will move the world."
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    .These men moved the world, and so can we all.
  • It is not realistic or hardheaded to solve problems and take action unguided by ultimate moral aims and values, although we all know some who claim that it is so.^ All it requires is someone who knows himself, and has some courage.” .
    • Robert F. Kennedy and the 82 Days That Inspired America 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC hnn.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And you know all of these things they claim to love.
    • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speech, 9/10/05 > Press Room > Sierra Club 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.sierraclub.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speech, 9/10/05 > Press Room > Sierra Club 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.sierraclub.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These men moved the world, and so can we all.
    • Robert F. Kennedy: Biography 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    .In my judgment, it is thoughtless folly.^ In my judgment, it is thoughtless folly.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    .For it ignores the realities of human faith and of passion and of belief — forces ultimately more powerful than all of the calculations of our economists or of our generals.^ For it ignores the realities of human faith and of passion and of belief — forces ultimately more powerful than all of the calculations of our economists or of our generals.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For it ignores the realities of human faith and of passion and of belief -- forces ultimately more powerful than all of the calculations of our economists or of our generals.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is when expectation replaces submission, when despair is touched with the awareness of possibility, that the forces of human desire and the passion for justice are unloosed.
    • Robert F. Kennedy The Man and His Words The Dream Lives 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC home.att.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Talk:Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Of course to adhere to standards, to idealism, to vision in the face of immediate dangers takes great courage and takes self-confidence.^ Of course to adhere to standards, to idealism, to vision in the face of immediate dangers takes great courage and takes self-confidence.
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Rather it will belong to those who can blend vision, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals and great enterprises of American society.
    • Robert F. Kennedy: Remembering Bobby: The Revolutionary Senator 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.jfk-online.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But Kennedy offered them a different vision: of honest courage, the willingness to face up to that which is most troubling — social unrest, racial inequality, war.
    • Robert Kennedy 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But we also know that only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.
  • Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society.^ "Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of society.

    ^ "Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly."
    • SEN. ROBERT F. KENNEDY Placed on the MaximsNewsNetwork Honour List 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.maximsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society.
    • From The Journal archives: Robert Kennedy's final hours: Euphoria gives way to grief | M. Charles Bakst | projo.com | The Providence Journal 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: News]

    .Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.^ Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
    • Robert F. Kennedy: Biography 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert Kennedy's grave 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.hollywoodusa.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • From The Journal archives: Robert Kennedy's final hours: Euphoria gives way to grief | M. Charles Bakst | projo.com | The Providence Journal 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: News]
    • Robert F. Kennedy - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • bobby-kennedy.com 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.bobby-kennedy.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Robert F. Kennedy (english wiki) 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.wikold.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Moral courage is a more rare commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
    • Robert Francis Kennedy Quotes :: Quoteland :: Quotations by Author 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.quoteland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am also a historian married to a political scientist who was more than 30 years in the Army and highly decorated for bravery in battle and also for competence at high levels of organizations.
    • t r u t h o u t | Obama Considering Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for EPA 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC www.truthout.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.
  • Like it or not we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history.^ Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world -- which yields most painfully to change.
    • American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy - University of Cape Town Day of Affirmation Address 18 January 2010 9:14 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One more than the other.
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Ethel Kennedy backs Obama « - Blogs from CNN.com 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But they are more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history.
    • Bryce Zabel's INSTANT HISTORY: Robert Kennedy Dies in Los Angeles, 1968 16 January 2010 1:30 UTC bztv.typepad.com [Source type: General]

    And everyone here will ultimately be judged — will ultimately judge himself — on the effort he has contributed to building a new world society and the extent to which his ideals and goals have shaped that effort.

Misattributed

  • There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
    • Variant: "Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not?"
    • Though Kennedy stated that he was quoting George Bernard Shaw when he said this, he is often thought to have originated the expression, which actually paraphrases a line delivered by the Serpent in Shaw's play Back To Methuselah : “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’". Robert's brother Edward famously used this phrase to conclude his Eulogy to his late brother after his assassination.

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United States Senator
from New York
In office
January 3, 1965 – June 6, 1968
Serving with Jacob K. Javits
Preceded by Kenneth Keating
Succeeded by Charles E. Goodell

In office
January 20, 1961 – September 3, 1964
President John F. Kennedy,
Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by William P. Rogers
Succeeded by Nicholas Katzenbach

Born November 20, 1925(1925-11-20)
Brookline, MA
Died June 6, 1968 (aged 42)
Los Angeles, CA
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse Ethel Skakel
Alma mater Harvard College
University of Virginia School of Law
Religion Roman Catholic

Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was the brother of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. He ran for president in 1968, but was assassinated in California during the presidential primaries.

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