• Petitioned Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas, TX

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Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas, TX

Open Dealey Plaza to the public on November 22, 2013

    1. Petition by

      Coalition on Political Assassinations

For the last 49 years the critics of the Warren Commission and the official version of a lone gunman killing President Kennedy have gathered for a Moment of Silence on the Grassy Knoll in Dealey Plaza every November 22 at 12:30 pm to commemorate the moment of JFK's death and to speak truth to power, calling for a real investigation into his unsolved homicide, a full release of still classified records relating to the case, and a resolution for the purpose of both justice and history. Dealey Plaza is a designated National Historical site and as such belongs to the American people, the world and history, especially on November 22 at that hour. The Mayor of Dallas and his planning committee for "The 50th" want to close Dealey Plaza to the public and admit Dallas residents for an event that celebrates the life and legacy of President Kennedy and improves the image of Dallas, long seen as the "City of Hate" after the assassination, all without mentioning his murder or calling for the truth. His planned moment of silence will then become a perpetuity ofr silence. He wants to capture the national and international press attention that he knows will be there that day for an event that tries to freeze time at 12:29 pm on November 22, 1963, when Nellie Connally, the Texas Governor's wife, turns to President Kennedy in the motorcade limousine and says, "Well, Jack, you can't say Dallas doesn't love you". We all would like to stop history at that moment, but President Kennedy got a different message in the next 60 seconds. We also celebrate the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy, we just think it got him killed. You wouldn't celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln on April 14 at the Ford Theater in Washington, DC. The stated purpose of the Mayor and the Sixth Floor Museum is to prevent "conspiracy theory" on the Knoll that day, which is content-based denial of free speech, a violation of First Amendment rights. We are in negotiation with the Mayor to allow our annual event to take place and do not wish to prevent his or other events that day at other times. This petition is meant to show public support for our free speech rights and for opening Dealey Plaza to the thousands of people who will be there that day from around the world.

To:
Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas, TX
Open Dealey Plaza to the public on November 22, 2013

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Robin Montion STARR, SC
      • 8 months ago

      I cant believe that JFK himself would feel the act of closing the Plaza to the American public on this day would in any way be a true commemorative act of his life and presidency as he was very much a believer in free speech. For both events to share space peacefully ( " peace" being the important word here ) would fit more with his beliefs and ideals. To exclude one in an effort to re-paint history is not a noble act. Anyone can paint over a masterpiece but if one makes the effort the original can still be found laying beneath it..

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    • Jay Hall WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Freedom of Speech

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    • Carl McGrady BOONSBORO, MD
      • 10 months ago

      Truth is treason in the Empire of lies.

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    • David Howard CHARLES TOWN, WV
      • 10 months ago

      No politician has any right to forbid people from entering public property.

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    • Tom Blackwell DALLAS, TX
      • 10 months ago

      I have attended these memorial events since 1973. This year I'm cut out, as are assassination witnesses and staff members of the US House Select Committee on Assassinations. So is the Dallas County Democratic Party, which managed the memorial events for 10 years (rain or shine). Many tickets were provided to those with distant, out of state addresses with no evidence that they would actually attend. One who can not attend has been told they can not transfer their ticket to me, a City of Dallas taxpayer. These urgent issues are not going to be dismissed. Dallas Taxpayers require competent administration of city government.

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