Speech at the Law Day Exercises of the University of Georgia Law School, Athens, Georgia

May 6, 1961


Athens, GA

Crime, violence in the streets and the dissolution of families and personalities are not eliminated by calling them evil and blaming them on “some other” party. Nor are they eliminated by sloughing them off onto “some other” level of government. We begin by accepting the blame and the responsibility, not by displacing or disregarding them. Federal programs for delinquency prevention will work and should be expanded to help give the juvenile his birthright.