Where were you on Nov. 22, 1963:

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  1. Esmeralda
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    Maybe some people, those without imagination and perception, need to live through a presidential assassination to understand what it means. It shakes the very foundations of our country. It's like a grade 9 earthquake. Metaphorically, it shakes us to the very core of our composure regarding our country and culture.
     
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    I don't care to waste my time on conspiracy theories that can never be proven.

    Sorry but it is completely irrelevant as far as my life is concerned.
     
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    I suppose so if you vest some sort of special trust in a politician.

    In reality the government did not fail, the country did not implode people for the most part felt bad for a little while then got on with their lives.
     
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    Those who have studied the assissination realize that the findings of the Warren Commission were completely inaccurate and misleading.

    You and many like you try to paint anyone who disagrees with the State's conclusions, as being conspiracy nuts. When in reality, anyone who would believe the State's conclusions, has to be nuts.
     
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    I believe the date our nation was changed forever occurred several years later, on June 5, 1968 when Bobby Kennedy was murdered. Had he lived he would have captured the Democratic nomination and defeated Richard Nixon; RFK would have ended the Vietnam War, well before its final tragic end on April 30, 1975.
     
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    While those two events were terrible and changed our nation forever, America started its descent into the abyss of warfare/welfare statism and the rule by elite with Lincoln. Made exponentially worse with Wilson and nearly every president that followed him.
     
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    That last bit is just another stupid assumption.

    I believe very little if anything the government tells me.

    But since I can never prove any alternate version of what happened (neither can you btw) i choose not to waste my time and energy obsessing about it.

    You may be right but if you can never prove it you may as well be crazy.

    But as I said JFK his short time in office and his murder have no bearing on my life at all.
     
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    Yeah, I think his death was also part of the coupe d etat that happened, Wry.

    Bobby had to die and I suspect he KNEW he was going to be killed. I also suspect he knew who probably was in on the plot to kill his brother, too.

    STill I think killing the POTUS was the main event and the murder of his brother was, just a necessary followup detail.
     
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    The "Elite" founded our nation. Once upon a time the elite included those invested with high intelligence and a sense of duty (Noblesse oblige) not inherited bank accounts and a sense of entitlement.
     
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    My college girlfriend and I saw Bobby Kennedy hours before he was shot in LA. We attended a rally at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium before he flew south. He was up beat, smiling and energetic as he had just claimed victory in the California Democratic Primary. I doubt his impending death was on this mind.
     

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