Sunday, November 22, 2009

The first time I ever saw...

...grown men weeping openly on a public street was November 22, 1963. It made a powerful impression on my 12 year old mind. We still can't measure what we lost.

RIP, JFK.

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Anonymous Terry Parkhurst said...

It was Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. who said that, without the murder of President Kennedy, the country would never have seen the presidencies of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter and even Ronald Reagan. So while none of that gives us a numerical number to evaluate what the loss of President Kennedy meant, it gives us a sense of the value of the loss.


Some would say that Executive order number 11,110, signed by President Kennedy and still in effect today - but not heeded - would, in fact, give us a number. That number being the Federal debt level.


But that's just my opinion and I could be wrong.

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