By Bob Martin
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich touched on a variety of issues as he spoke to an audience at New Hampton School, the thread that is used to ties them all together was willingness of American’s to accept the challenge of public service.
Kucinich spoke about issues for about 15 minutes and then took questions for the remainder of the hour. Kucinich began by saying he wonderful it was to be in New Hampton to speak with the younger community about what direction to take as president. He explained that he was in ninth-grade when John F. Kennedy made his famous inaugural address when he exhorted U.S. citizens, “… ask what you can do for your country.” He said that this was one of the reasons why he chose a life of serving the public.
Kucinich grew up in poverty, living in 21 places by the age of 17, including a couple of cars. According to his website, one of his most vivid memories is watching his parents count coins on their dresser in hope of having enough for bills. Acts of kindness by those around him made him appreciate public service, which is something that he takes pride in.
“Our lives belong not only to ourselves but also belong to others,” said Kucinich. “Our lives belong to a community.”
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