Pros And Cons Of Jfk Courage

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John F. Kennedy stated three specific pressures that discourage acts of political courage. The first pressure is being criticized by the public, or senators, for the lack of any sort of principles. This may cause a politician to lose focus and forget about what truly matters, the American people and their well-being. while the public may view something they do as wrong, the senator may know more information the public doesn’t and he should do what he thinks is right, no matter the cost (possibly his job). The second pressure is their strong desire of re-election. Politicians will choose what others want instead of doing what they believe is right, as I previously stated. This may cause a politician to lose focus on their beliefs and their way. …show more content…
One with the most courage, and another that showed the least courage. While I am sure both tried to help America, one succeeded in doing so, while the other did not have his mind in the right place.
The Senator that I believed displayed the least amount of courage was without a doubt, senator Daniel Webster. Webster found great success in Massachusetts Senate. He was considered to be one of the greatest orators of his time and was able to convince others in his speeches. All of these pros were helped by his appearance. He had the face that looked like he was born to be a leader. His leadership was not as great as his looks though. Daniel Webster’s biggest flaw was the lack of any morality. While Webster was still considered a leader to the North and showed a glimpse of courage because he was strongly against slavery and spoke out against it and the south trying to secede, he was still a bad leader in many ways with a lack of courage. He never viewed a favor as a gift. He always looked at it as a service that was due to him. He was greedy. To prove my point, his businessmen friends helped pay off his debts in order to keep him in power. Webster never thought that there was a problem with what he was doing. He most likely believed that he was underpaid and alose believed himself to be better than

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