Kennedy's Secret Societies Speech

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The Speech That Got Him Killed John F. Kennedy was a very famous president of the United States of America. John F. Kennedy made a lot of speeches while he was president. His most famous speech that you might know; is his last speech in 1967 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, NYC. There are quite a lot of different opinions on JFKs’ last speech, and what JFK meant in his speech. The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.(JFK, 1967) In meaning that even in the beginning stages of the United States, Americans have opposed secret societies. John F. Kennedy wanted to get rid of the secret societies. JFK wanted to abolish the C.I.A and the Federal Reserve. (Retterbush, 2011) Kennedy wanted the news not to be censored. Kennedy wanted the whole truth printed, not just some of it. “For a nation that is afraid
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