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Jun 23, 2013



President Kennedy had a dream... 

"Every inhabitant of this planet must consider the day when this planet may no longer be habitable."

"Weapons of war must be abolished, before they abolish us"

"It is our intention, to challenge the Soviet Union not to an arms race, but to a peace race"

"To destroy arms however, is not enough. We must create, even as we destroy (arms), by creating a worldwide law, and law enforcement, even as we outlaw worldwide war and weapons."


Address on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (July 26, 1963) John Fitzgerald Kennedy



"Each increase in tensions has produced an increase in (nuclear) arms. An increase in arms has increased the tension. With each increase the tension mounts, but not the hope. For the first time, a treaty has been signed to ban open air nuclear tests in space, under the ocean or above ground. 

Above ground nuclear tests create (radioactive) products which our instruments can detect. 

But over the years the number and the yield of weapons tested have rapidly increased and so have the radioactive hazards from such testing. Continued unrestricted testing by the nuclear powers, joined in time by other nations which may be less adept in limiting pollution, will increasingly contaminate the air that all of us must breathe.

Even then, the number of children and grandchildren with cancer in their bones, with leukemia in their blood, or with poison in their lungs might seem statistically small to some, in comparison with natural health hazards. But this is not a natural health hazard–and it is not a statistical issue. The loss of even one human life, or the malformation of even one baby–who may be born long after we are gone–should be of concern to us all. Our children and grandchildren are not merely statistics toward which we can be indifferent." http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/ZNOo49DpRUa-kMetjWmSyg.aspx

Full text of speech available at; 

Won't you join people all around the world in promoting disarmament, the dismantling of standing armies, the destruction of nuclear weapons and the closing down of nuclear power plants. Let's finish the dream that President Kennedy started. It is all up to us. If that is not enough to get you started, think about the effect this will have on seven future generations of your children and their children's children. It is worth doing, if not for yourself, then for them. 

President Kennedy Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Speech; via @AGreenRoad

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