“Religion depends entirely upon unthinking trust, unquestioning belief, dogmatism, and the machinations of powerful men with vested interests. Truth relies upon study, learning, thought, discrimination, personal experience and an open mind. The choice appears simple – but takes courage.”
~~ Sheik Zaġāyah
And so it is to the printing press–to the recorder of man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news–that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.
Address, “The President and the Press,” before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, 27 April 1961
President John F. Kennedy
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City
April 27, 1961