Skip to comments.Caroline Kennedy Speech: cites Catholic faith to attack the Church on reproductive rights
Posted on 09/06/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by NYer
Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of Democratic President John F. Kennedy, speaks during a campaign event for President Barack Obama's re-election in , Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Hart's Turkey Farm in Meredith, N.H.
The Democratic National Convention released a full transcript of Caroline Kennedy's speech to the 2012 Democratic National Convention (as prepared for delivery). Read the full text below:
It's an honor to join you tonight for the most important reason I can imagineto make sure that Barack Obama is re-elected president of the United States.
Four years ago, I was inspired by the way Senator Obama had lived his life, fighting for jobs, giving hope to the hopeless, and working day in and day out for the America he believes in. I was inspired by Barack Obama's vision for America, an America where we look out for one another, where we take responsibility for our sisters and brothers, and most of all, for our children.
Back then, I was inspired by the promise of Barack Obama's presidency. Today, I'm inspired by his record. Over the past four years, we have had a president who has committed himself and his administration to the values that made America greatsocial justice, economic fairness, equal opportunity, and the belief that if each of us gives back to this country we love, and all of us work together, there is no challenge we cannot overcome.
Those are the ideals my father and my uncles fought for. Those are the ideals I believe in. And this election is about whether we will advance those ideals or let them be swept away. Like my father's election in 1960, this is one of those elections where the future of our country is at stake. And women and children have the most on the line.
The president has been a champion for women's rights. The first bill he signed was to make sure women can fight for equal pay for equal work. His commitment to women is about even more than economic rightsit's about health care, reproductive rights, and our ability to make our own decisions about ourselves, our families, and our future. When it comes to what's best for women, there is only one candidate in this race who is on our side: Barack Obama.
As a Catholic woman, I take reproductive health seriously, and today, it is under attack. This year alone, more than a dozen states have passed more than 40 restrictions on women's access to reproductive health care. That's not the kind of future I want for my daughters or your daughters. Now isn't the time to roll back the rights we were winning when my father was president. Now is the time to move this country forward.
President Obama has shown the same commitment when it comes to our children. He has put our ideals into action for the next generationhe has inspired them to get involved, he has listened to their ideas, and he has committed us all to building a better future for them. He has challenged states to raise standards for teaching and learningand almost all of them have. He has fought for early childhood education, putting outstanding teachers in every classroom, and making college more accessible to all young dreamers.
I know Barack Obama will fight for women and children, and all Americans, because he has proven it. He has the quality my father most admired in public life: courage.
Despite critics who said it wasn't good politics, President Obama listened to my Uncle Teddy, and staked his presidency on making health care accessible to all Americans.
Despite an opponent who wanted to "let Detroit go bankrupt," this president saved the auto industry, and now it's coming back strong. He not only demonstrated the courage to oppose the war in Iraqas president, he showed the determination to bring our troops back home.
Barack Obama is the kind of leader my father wrote about in "Profiles in Courage." He doesn't just do what's easy. He does what's hard. He does what's right. My father couldn't run for a second term. It was left to his brothers, our family and the generation they inspired to fight for the America he believed in. Now, it's up to a new generation, our children's generation, to carry America forward.
So let me say to the youngand the young at heartBarack Obama is only president because you worked for him. Because you believed in him. Because you convinced your parents to vote for him. Young people have always led America toward a brighter future. It happened in 1960. It happened in 2008. And if you show the same spirit in this election as you did in the last, I know that we'll make history again on November 6th.
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The Kennedys have alway been “Have It Your Way” Catholics. They make up the rules as they go along.
Caroline Kennedy, dumber than a box of hair.
I’d have more respect for them if they just admitted they don’t hold to this faith anymore rather than lie and saw that a faith endorses something that it doesn’t.
As my Irish grandmother would have said....
the devil take her soul
I’m guessing the devil’s already got it.
She was speaking at a turkey farm? Are you kidding me?
A turkey speaking at a turkey farm. Some things just write themselves.
the devil already did, it looks
Anyone else see a supreme irony in referring to “prevention of reproduction” as “reproductive health care”?
The Republicans had that debt clock running. Maybe somebody should have a counter showing how many babies have been aborted since Roe vs Wade.
Hart’s Turkey Farm is a restaurant. I’ve been there many times. It’s nothing special. Just like the speaker.
I watched, oh how she must miss her brother. Caroline
is a Cafeteria Catholic. She didn’t profess the teachings
of Christ, of the Church. She is “diabolically disoriented.” Offer a prayer for her and her family.
One thing about her Dad, when Saint Padre Pio was asked
to pray for JFK at the time of the assasination, St. Pio,
who bore the stigmata for fity years and had all the mystical charisms...said...there is no need, he is in
Legend? Kennedy knew he wasn’t going to a friendly city. There is rumor the President went to Confession the day before.
Important, everybody...go to Confession, if you’re not
Catholic, examine your life, examine your conscience and from the heart confess your mortal (serious) sins to God.
p.s. All the sexual sins are mortal, less one maybe.
She’s a horse-faced moron who won the gene lottery. She needs to STFU and go away.
I can’t stand to hear his (Obama’s) voice anymore.
HE’S A LIAR,
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This quote in the Pic, explain? Wow, did Caroline say this...
She did appear like she was going through the motions,
You have the right to "reproduce" until the cows come home. Fly at it, sister.
Our problem is YOU trying to get OTHERS to pay for YOUR choices. You ladies want choice? Then you pay for the results of your choice.
And what would that one be?
That was nice that they cleaned up her speech and took all the ands, ums, and likes out of it. She routinely ads three or four of these adverbial pauses to each sentence she utters.
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