Nation: Better at Moralizing Than Legalizing

Attorney General Robert Kennedy returned to Capitol Hill to continue his explanation of the Administration's civil rights package. Appearing before the Senate Commerce Committee, with specific references to the package's controversial Title II, which would guarantee equal rights in public accommodations throughout the land, Bobby delivered an eloquent moral argument. But under subsequent questioning he showed himself better at moralizing than at legalizing.

He began with a prepared statement. "For generations," he said, "Americans have prided themselves on being a people with democratic ideals, a people who pay no attention to a man's...

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