Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
November XXIInd, MMXI
Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns
As we mark the XLVIIIth (48th) Anniversary of XXXVth United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's murder (Democrat, Massachusetts), let us remind students of history & political science just how bad political assassination can be. Yes there are times when its needed such as with Iraq's Saddam Hussein or Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. They were brutal tyrants.
What needs II happen is that world leaders get the very best in security. XXXVIIIth President Gerald R. Ford (Republican, Michigan) had the right idea when he signed & put inII law Executive Order #12333 banning assassinations of fellow heads of state. All Presidents since Gerry have kept that order going continuously.
lets hope that security staffs learn from their mistakes & try II do even more II protect our future (& present-day) leaders II the best of their ability. They serve their respective nation's, the least we can do is protect them.
Abraham Zapruder Deserves Our Thanks & Respects,
Source: "CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite" (Archival) & Www.Jfk.Org: The VIth Floor Museum.