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Jack Kemp

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Jack Kemp

Jack Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American politican and a football player. He was also the Republican Party candidate to be Vice President of the United States in 1996 Presidential election.

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  • "I think it is important for all those young out there, who someday hope to play real football, where you throw it and kick it and run with it and put it in your hands, a distinction should be made that football is democratic, capitalism, whereas soccer is a European socialist sport."[1]
About the quote: Quoted by himself in a 1988 speech to the United States Congress.
Simple: I think it is important for young children to know how to play real football. I think football is a democractic and capitalism sport. Soccer is a European and socialist sport.


  1. "What I really think about soccer". Townhall.com (June 19, 2006). Retrieved on August 26, 2009

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