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Submitted by Rebecca Ellen Moulds (United States), Nov 22, 2013 at 11:23

Are all ideas of how and why John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated, "crazy conspiratorial ideas"? I was 8 years old when President Kennedy was assassinated. I remember clearly the announcement that my 3rd Grade teacher Miss Liebsen made that afternoon, and subsequently we were sent home from school early. When my sister and I got home, we found our mother sobbing at the front door. Both of my parents were Republicans, but they greatly admired President Kennedy. As a young child, all I knew was that our president had been killed. Then it was told to us that someone named Lee Harvey Oswald was the killer.

That was "it" in a nutshell, and as a child, it was enough. However, in this present day and age, I realise that no government on this planet has been truly above board and that anything is possible. Perhaps in another fifty years, when all people who were involved witn the assassination are gone, the truth will finally be revealed. Aside from President Kennedy's personal life, I believe his very independent spirit , his fresh approach and unusual and even radical deas of governing, were what our country needed, but there were those in high places who despised him for these very attributes. After Kennedy was "out of the way", we became embroiled in a war that we shamefully lost, and we also lost our faith in our own government overall.


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Demurral [70 words]KephaJul 8, 2019 16:57251375
Re: Vietnam, disagree [88 words]NungmanFeb 28, 2014 01:56213476
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A Couple of Thoughts and Memories [500 words]Ron ThompsonDec 23, 2013 20:37212282
1LBJ never believed that Oswald acted alone. [186 words]
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Respecftful Disagreement on Viet Nam [55 words]Peter HerzJan 9, 2014 19:45212080
JFK and Vietnam [144 words]Keith McLennanNov 25, 2013 07:14211783
Great links. A substantative, concise addition to this difficult topic [14 words]John in MichiganNov 23, 2013 18:25211695
JFK and the Vietnam War [192 words]Harry MahnNov 23, 2013 17:38211692
That day! [67 words]RonitNov 22, 2013 22:23211676
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1Could JFK have been killed by an accidental shot from a Secret Service gun? [229 words]
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3I Want To Hold Your Hand [138 words]PiedPiperNov 22, 2013 14:27211664
@PiedPiper (Saudi Arabia) [40 words]John in MichiganNov 26, 2013 22:54211664
The dangers of laying it on too thick. [103 words]David W. LincolnNov 22, 2013 13:58211662
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Kennedy reminiscences [124 words]SigmundNov 22, 2013 12:24211657
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When in doubt... [76 words]Doug MayfieldNov 22, 2013 11:30211651
Unfinished business [237 words]Rebecca Ellen MouldsNov 22, 2013 11:23211650
1Oswald; telekinesis [75 words]Ferreen MacIntyreNov 22, 2013 10:56211649
2Mr. Pipes: Wake-up! [454 words]John W. McGinleyNov 22, 2013 10:49211648
Kennedy Assassination in Perspective [191 words]CareyNov 22, 2013 10:36211647
disagreement re: Kennedy and Vietnam [786 words]Mendl MalkinNov 22, 2013 10:24211646

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