Speech at the Dedication of the John F. Kennedy Interfaith Chapel at West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia

May 26, 1964


Carrollton, GA

With the irony of a paradoxical world, the surest guarantee of peace at present is the power to wage war. The United States has that power. It comes from our programs of strength and deterrence. Without this strength so we could not have achieved the truly momentous victory of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Without this strength we cannot reasonably expect to achieve other objectives even at the conference table in our constant pursuit of peace.