Statement by U.S. Attorney General Robert. F. Kennedy
September 27, 1962
  1. How would you characterize RFK's statement? Does he leave any doubt as to the Federal Government's future actions?
  2. Does RFK use the word "principles" in the same way that Barnett did in his proclamation? To what "principles" is RFK referring?
  3. How do you think Barnett would respond to this statement?

Questions for further discussion:

  1. What events in Mississippi 129 years ago lead to the resolve that Kennedy quotes?
  2. What is the doctrine of Nullification?