Rob Lowe: ‘The individual needs to be more responsible for their own lives’ [VIDEO]

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Actor Rob Lowe praised individual responsibility over government dependence in an online interview with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory.

Lowe, who portrayed President John F. Kennedy in the recently aired film “Killing Kennedy,” called the former president “one of my personal heroes,” and praised one of his most famous lines.

“Somebody asked me today [about] Kennedy’s ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.’ And I say it’s so interesting because today I think that’s — our discussion is the inverse,” Lowe said in an interview posted last week. “People are asking, ‘What can our government do for us?'”

“My own worldview is that the individual needs to be more responsible for their own lives, and that’s not the conversation we’re having right now, for whatever reason,” he said.

While in the past Lowe has donated money exclusively to Democratic campaigns, this is not the first time he has expressed sympathy for conservative politics.

“Liberal politics is built on empathy. I think conservative politics, from my opinion, is built on logic,” he said in an interview with Sean Hannity in 2011.


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Bethan Owen