A Man's Struggle: Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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A Man’s struggle Daniel Patrick Moynihan a very profound thinker, a liberal, was born in nineteen twenty seven. He was a United States Senator; he was elected in 1976 in New York. Since he was very dedicated, he was elected three times in the Senate. As Jessica Reeves a journalist in Time magazine suggests, “The former New York Senator, who died Wednesday at 76 from complications arising from a burst appendix, was known for his sharp wit and his nimble mind.” Many think that he was very smart or nimble as the above example suggests. Moynihan really struggled through his life, he polished shoes for living in his childhood years.. Although not too many know about Moynihan, he sure played an important role in the U.S. government. He served…show more content…
In other words he did not like the broad differences between the rich and the poor. One understands that his idea on the war on poverty was influenced, because his childhood years were really bad. When suggesting about his childhood years, for instance, “After his alcoholic father died when he was 10, he sold newspapers, shined shoes and worked on the docks” (Arlingtoncemetery.net). One’s actions are often affected by what he or she experiences. He wanted programs which minimized the differences between the rich and the ones affected by poverty. Under Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, Moynihan did not like the president’s views towards poverty. As the Time magazine suggests, “Moynihan contends that the much ballyhooed effort was oversold, under planned and seriously "flawed" in execution.” It therefore can be understood that Moynihan was involved in all the activities in politics and wanted the good for the poor citizens. His point of view was that the government never really comprehended what community action was all…show more content…
In addition, there are contributions that he has made to better lives of American citizens. He is remembered; because he knew what he was doing was for the good of America and its citizens. He contributed to the economy, by doing what he called the “war on poverty”. In this war, he fought in favor of the minorities, because his point of view was that, they are the ones that are affected the most. Since African Americans did not benefit for being in the U.S., he spoke out for them also, one evidence is his 1965 report on African Americans. Being a senator, he stayed dedicated to the American Public, and is still remembered
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