Address, Annual Meeting of the Missouri Bar Association, Kansas City, Missouri

September 27, 1963


Kansas City, MO

We are part of an intricate system that has developed over the centuries as man’s best hope for resolving disputes and appraising policies—for working out solutions to problems. If this system of law—of equal justice for all—can be kept viable, and if people of all backgrounds and of all races and creeds can begin to fully understand and fully take advantage of it, then—and only then—will we stand to realize the promise of democracy, both for ourselves and for the world.