Walking through the JFK Library is a humbling experience. You come away with the smallest sense of how overwhelming and all-encompassing the role of Commander in Chief really is. While I have always enjoyed things dealing with history, I'm continually amazed by the things that I don't know. A trip to a presidential museum really points this out!
While I have no intention of politicizing this blog, my opening and closing quotes were chosen with care. I can only hope that the American people will do the same.
"(The president) must serve as a catalyst, an energizer, the defender of the public good against all of the narrow private interests which operate in our society"
"In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course."
~ John F. Kennedy