November 23, 2013

The Last Hour When the American People Had Open Access to Presidents


November 22, 1963. "Overview of crowds of people waving as President John F. Kennedy and his wife sit in back of limousine during procession through downtown Dallas, Texas; Texas Governor John Connally and his wife ride in the limousine's jump seats." - -Welcome to Big D: 1963

"In the United States, the Kennedy assassination was the catalyst.

Since 1963, the Secret Service’s staff grew by a factor of 10, and its budget by a whopping 273 times. Obama, according to Yahoo’s Chris Moody, rides in a hunkered-down fortress with a mobile blood transfusion lab. It’s a far cry from JFK’s open-top aparade. The vehicle’s fuel tank is sealed in foam so that it won’t explode, according to a Discovery Channel special. It’s sealed against biological or chemical attack. The doors weigh as much as those on a Boeing 757. 50 Years After JFK, The History And Future Of Political Assassination





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Posted by: Fat Man at November 23, 2013 3:03 PM

It is time to reflect and learn.

Posted by: grace at November 23, 2013 8:16 PM

As a small child of 4 in 1960, I saw Kennedy speak on the courthouse steps of my home town, as Senator Kennedy, while sitting on my mother's shoulders.

In 2012, I saw Mitt Romney speak (while standing on my own two feet) and was just a bit closer.

The barrier or wall between the people and their government grows higher and wider. Fear and loathing drives it; they fear and loathe we, the people.

Posted by: David at November 24, 2013 7:01 AM

The govt has good reason to fear the people. If only the people understood this is necessary for their liberty to last. Instead the culture is becoming like Japan where we live by the adage the tallest nail gets hit. Our side won't even use the tactics The Left has made famous because we are afraid of the govt. Things can't get better if personal comfort is our highest goal.

The Left will invent our guilt, so we won't remain above reproach. We might as well start practicing a little rebellion until we can organize and practice real Hope & Change. Or, we can pretend our neighbors will notice our lawns are so well kept we must be OK.

Posted by: Scott M at November 25, 2013 1:30 AM