John F. Kennedy continued:
the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are
still at issue around the globe - The belief that the rights of man come
not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God."
Writing to Brazil's President, Janio da Silva Quadros, January 31, 1961, John F. Kennedy stated:
"Once in every 20 years presidential inaugurations in your country and mine occur within days of each other.
This year of 1961 is signalized by the happy coincidence.
At this time, each of us assumes challenging duties...
To each of us is entrusted the heavy responsibility of guiding the affairs of a democratic nation founded on Christian ideals."