John Kerry, the presumed Democratic nominee for president, was quoted by a student newspaper at West Virginia’s Bethany College in 1971 as saying, “Our democracy is a farce; it is not the best in the world.”
Kerry made the remarks on Nov. 2, 1971, according to the Bethany College student newspaper, The Tower . CNSNews.com has obtained a copy of the article written by John Majors, which details Kerry’s visit to the college and appeared in the Nov. 11, 1971 issue of the newspaper. At the time, Kerry was still a leader of the anti-war group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW).
“There is a disbelief in the American Dream,” Kerry was quoted as saying. “People are questioning if it is really a dream or if the dream still exists,” Kerry reportedly told the students gathered in the school’s Weimer Lecture Hall.
Hey Terry McAuliffe- why is John Kerry questioning John Kerry’s patriotism?
BTW- Bethany College is located in Bethany, WV, and is my hometown. It has a population of about 400, which swells to about 1200 when school is in session. My mother has taught English there for over 30 years, and I attended the school for a year. Actually, saying I attended Bethany College is a bit of a stretch, considering my abysmal academic record. Let’s say I lived in the Freshman dorm, worked at the radio station, pledged a fraternity, and played lacrosse there.