Will you join in that historic effort? Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed John f kennedy inaugural speech a century and three-quarters ago.
Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.
I do not shrink from this responsibility--I welcome it. To that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support--to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective--to strengthen its shield of the new and the weak--and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run.
But let us begin. We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe. The world is very different now. This much we pledge -- and more. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. Immediately before the address the oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Warren.
The President spoke at Capitol by Chaplain Daniel P. Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind?
And the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty. Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah--to "undo the heavy burdens.
Now the trumpet summons us again-not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need--not as a call to battle, though embattled we are--but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation"--a struggle against the common enemies of man: Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty.Compiled by John Woolley and Gerhard Peters: Document Archive • Public Papers of the Presidents • State of the Union Addresses & Messages • Inaugural Addresses • Farewell Addresses • Weekly Addresses Citation: John F.
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