Senator John Neely Kennedy is an American lawyer and politician. Yet, he is not related to America’s 35th president, John F. Kennedy or the Kennedy family in any way. He has been serving as a junior U.S. Senator from Louisiana under the Democrats since 2017. He was also the state treasurer from 2000 to 2017.
Kennedy was born in Centreville, Mississippi, on November 21, 1951. But, he was raised in Zachary, Louisiana, north of Baton Rouge. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 1973. He studied philosophy, political science, and economics. He earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1977.
While at the University of Virginia, Senator John Kennedy was the executive editor of the Virginia Law Review. He was also elected to the Order of the Coif.
He later graduated with first-class honors in Civil Law at the University of Oxford, England, in 1979. Subsequently, he returned to Louisiana, where he began to practice. He worked as a partner at a law firm, Chaffe McCall. He also taught at the Louisiana State University Law Center from 2002 to 2016.
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Here’s our collection of the best John Kennedy Quotes:
John Kennedy Quotes on Government/Trump/Power
Power does not change you, it unmasks you.John Kennedy
I don’t think President Trump is a racist.John Kennedy
If people lose faith in their government, the result is the same whether or not the loss of confidence is justified.John Kennedy
I like policy. It’s why I decided to enter the government. The other thing I like about the government – you have good days, you have bad days, but you never have a boring day, and that’s important to me.John Kennedy
My Democratic friends just can’t accept the fact that the American people chose Donald Trump to be president – it’s called democracy. My advice to them, and I say this gently: Fill out a ‘Hurt Feelings Report’ and let’s move on.John Kennedy
I believe that the primary role of the government is to protect people and not run their lives. You used to be able to believe that in the Democratic Party.John Kennedy
John Kennedy Quotes on Women Rights/Equality/Economy
FEMA is making flood insurance unaffordable for Louisianans. Source: theadvertiser.com
If you believe that tax policy has nothing to do with the economy, then you’re pretty much like a rock, only dumber.John Kennedy
In theory, the MSRB is supposed to protect the public interest, investors, and state and local governments. In practice, the MSRB membership structure is more shaded toward protecting the financial professionals who broker the deals.John Kennedy
You’re morally tainted if you don’t treat both the accuser and the accused with fairness and with respect, and with due process.John Kennedy
Taxpayers have long memories, especially when it comes to how their hard-earned money is spent.John Kennedy
We also cannot allow Wall Street banks to rewrite the Second Amendment just because they’re too big to fail.John Kennedy
You know people talk about federal money as if it falls from heaven. You know we thank heaven for it, but it came out of people’s pockets – and I’ve driven all over Washington, D.C., I cannot find the money tree.John Kennedy
I bet taxpayers remember providing more than $812 billion to Citigroup and Bank of America, two Wall Street banks, in 2009 to bail them out during the 2008 financial crisis. Taxpayers remember that generosity; big banks evidently don’t.John Kennedy
American taxpayers have been generous to Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.John Kennedy
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.John Kennedy
John Kennedy Quotes on Gun Law
I don’t think we need more gun control laws. John KennedyJohn Kennedy
Beto’s copy of the Bill of Rights goes from one to three. Mine includes the Second Amendment. But there are a whole host of people here in Washington… they would be happy to confiscate America’s guns. And if you don’t believe that, then you probably also still believe in Bigfoot.John Kennedy
John Kennedy Quotes on Health
John Kennedy Portrait. Source: britannica.com
I would rather drink weedkiller than support Obamacare.John Kennedy
The Democratic position seems to be that everything is going to be free. Free education. Free health care. Free housing. Free love. Free kittens, I don’t know.John Kennedy
John Kennedy Quotes on Security/Foreign Relations
Conservative Kennedy Swings for the Fences in New Role on Capitol Hill. Source: virginia.edu
The Iranians have shot down drones. They tried to destroy the Saudi oil fields. They tried to storm our embassy. So, when my Democratic friends say we need appeasement, well appeasement hasn’t worked. And I think that we’ve learned, with respect to Iran, that weakness invites the wolves.John Kennedy
One way to stop illegal immigration is a border wall.John Kennedy
Here’s what I believe, I think the FBI is the premier law enforcement agency in the history of the world but I think there were some bad apples over there.John Kennedy
I think the FBI is the premier law enforcement agency in all of human history.John Kennedy
Part of the problem is there are people in Washington, D.C. in positions of power to whom the border is just a nuisance, and I think some of them believe that illegal immigration is a moral good. It is not. It undermines legal immigration.John Kennedy
I don’t know a country in the world that doesn’t have borders and doesn’t want to know who is coming into their country.John Kennedy
I trust Russia and China and Iran and North Korea like I trust a Jussie Smollett police report.John Kennedy
Let me state the obvious. Illegal immigration is illegal, duh.John Kennedy
I don’t want to impugn the motives of my colleagues, but my attitude is, speaking just for me, you either believe in border security or you don’t.John Kennedy
Other John Kennedy Quotes
Well, I have great respect for Senator Hirono.John Kennedy
I think we need more idiot control.John Kennedy
I’m interested in two things. I’m interested in truth and I’m interested in fairness.John Kennedy
Too many people treat parenting like it’s the 20th item on their to-do list.John Kennedy
My mind doesn’t work, my memories don’t work like a computer file where I can just retrieve them and, boy, there it is. My mind is selective in terms of memories. When I try to think back to college or high school, there are gaps. I try to fill them in. But I can’t tell you it’s always the truth.John Kennedy
The NICS database has holes big enough to drive a Mack truck through.John Kennedy
With all due respect, I am against dumb.John Kennedy
The highest grade I’ve taught is the 11th grade, and the youngest I’ve taught is the 4th grade.John Kennedy
A good lawyer is going to try to protect her client.John Kennedy
Just because you’ve seen ‘My Cousin Vinny’ doesn’t qualify you to be a federal judge.John Kennedy
Some of my colleagues argue that by further curtailing our Second Amendment rights, they can enhance public safety. Fine, the burden of proof is on them.John Kennedy
When you meet with someone and you try to assess whether they’re telling you the truth or not, there’s several things you can do. You judge demeanor and credibility. You look at corroboration.John Kennedy
The Second Amendment is just as important as all the other Amendments.John Kennedy
Perception often lags behind reality, and I can say from experience that the vast majority of public officials in Louisiana are much better than our reputation holds us to be.John Kennedy
Teachers are expected to be teachers, psychiatrists, nurses, sociologists, psychologists, surrogate moms or dads, as the case may be.John Kennedy
There’s some jerks. There’s some big egos. There are a few that think they’re one of the Founding Fathers… in both partiesJohn Kennedy
We must never forget that the highest form of appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them..John Kennedy
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.John Kennedy
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.John Kennedy
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3 thoughts on “47 Most Famous John Kennedy Quotes”
I live in the Sate of IL & have most of my life, but I was born in Michigan. I truly enjoy listening to Senator Kennedy and his musings. They’re so “Down Home” and easy to understand. He reminds me so much of my Dad & the Good ‘Old Days of my youth! I’m old now, but not “to old.” I’m in Sen. Kennedy’s age group.
I drop everything to give John Kennedy my full attention. He always has a couple of straight faced zingers that I try to catch. Some cause explosive laughter! Above all he is honest, fair, and straight forward. Speaking for those in John’s age bracket, most of our dads and people we respected were this way. His demeanor is much respected and much enjoyed.
I’m an independent voter, I vote for who I think will be the best person for that position. Most of the time I vote for a Republican, but if John would run for President or any office, he would get my vote every time,hands down.