U.S Government After JFK assassination, politics have changed for the worse. Schools do not teach us this. JFK was the U.S last REAL president. In my opinion he wad assainated because he wanted...

U.S Government After JFK assassination, politics have changed for the worse. Schools do not teach us this. JFK was the U.S last REAL president. In my opinion he wad assainated because he wanted change and the U.S.A can't handle change. The definition of government is "Lie". They are a bunch of liars and no one does anything about except complain. Why don't people over throw the government? It's the USA against politicians. What ever happened to Osama's death? Did he really get killed? Was Obama really behind it? What are the odds he was killed on the rememberance day of the Holocost? Do teachers mis-teach this information or are they just sticking to their curriculum? Why does the government hold so many secrets? No answers yet no one bothers to start the REAL change. Back in the days America worked together as neighbors and over threw the government, what makes today so different? Do you believe the government is for or against us? Why or Why not?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Kennedy was much-loved, and certainly the focus of many conspiracy theories. But many presidents are loved when they are first elected. You may not what to hear this, but part of Kennedy's allure comes from the fact that he was not in office as long as some other presidents. If he had not been assassinated, he might have been a great president and accomplished amazing things. Or he might have been decisions that people did not like. Chances are he really would be less popular if he had lived.
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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The unsupported theories and potential exaggerations in the original post have been well-stated in previous posts. I would like to know - what are you doing about any of them, babymonkey? If you feel this strongly about the way in which our government is or is not functioning, how are you becoming involved and working to make a difference? It is easy to complain about conspiracies and to scream about criticize those currently in positions of authority. If you are unhappy with the status quo, what are you doing to start creating the changes you feel are needed. The beauty of living in our society is that we have the right and the RESPONSIBILITY to take action to change things when we see the need to do so! Don't just sit there and complain - do something about it!!

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larrygates | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I must state my unqualified agreement wth herappleness. Your statement is rife with speculation, unproven allegations, and conspiracy theory. I agree there are unanswered questions about the JFK assassination; yet I have difficulty believing that the members of the Warren Commission, all distinguished Americans and Patriots, had an ulterior motive to hide the facts. The fact that Osama bin Laden's body was not put on public display does not mean he is not dead. As for teachers, I firmly believe that part of the unwritten curriculum which they teach is respect for country as well as regard for civil liberties. Aside from these comments, I'm not sure how to answer your post.

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M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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You have to be SO careful when you make statements that you classify as "facts". Most of the premises in the original post are subject to speculation and personal opinion. The fact that JFK was assassinated remains a mystery and all the so-called theories behind his assassination have gone from possibilities to ridiculous ideas. The question behind Osama's assassination ispart of the current meme of questioning authority and the validity of our government. After all, we ARE a country who may have lost a lot of confidence after the economy has broken many of us to smaller pieces. Yet, all the theories of conspiracies, secrets, and hidden government agendas are just that: Theories; speculations. None of them have proved to be factual.

Of course, it is super cool to think that there is this massive weave of deception right under our noses and led by a secret society that rules the world. But I wonder who would be so silly as to not expose them in a tell-all book that would sell probably better than a "leaked" sex tape. In all, I think what really is happening is that we are so tired and bored of everyday stuff that we refuse to agree that maybe the dude in the Presidency is human, that the ones working for him are also human, and that it is not a secret society that rules the world, but a better-known element called MONEY.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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I would agree that because of the widespread access to public information via the Internet, the average citizen is now privy to far more knowledge about the actions of their leaders than ever before. Much of Kennedy's allure is the mystery that surrounded him: his private life, his behind-the-scenes political maneuvering, and the cause of his death. Kennedy's secrets could never have existed in today's world of immediate access to news and social networking.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There are so many points in here that do not make sense.  For example, saying that JFK wanted change and was killed because of it is not supportable by facts.  LBJ caused many times more change than JFK ever did and was not killed.

As another example, the idea that the government has more secrets today is not really credible.  After all, JFK was involved in several extramarital affairs that were kept secret at the time.  He was even involved with a woman who was also the girlfriend of a major Mafia figure.  This kind of thing could never be kept secret today.

So, I cannot agree with the premises that your statement is based on.

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truthseekah | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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The unsupported theories and potential exaggerations in the original post have been well-stated in previous posts. I would like to know - what are you doing about any of them, babymonkey? If you feel this strongly about the way in which our government is or is not functioning, how are you becoming involved and working to make a difference? It is easy to complain about conspiracies and to scream about criticize those currently in positions of authority. If you are unhappy with the status quo, what are you doing to start creating the changes you feel are needed. The beauty of living in our society is that we have the right and the RESPONSIBILITY to take action to change things when we see the need to do so! Don't just sit there and complain - do something about it!!

I view their post as being an attempt to do something.  We are told from early on to talk to an authority figure when we have a problem.  What do we do when we think the authority is the problem?  It was a different time in the 60's when there were much fewer causes to join.  I think a lot of kids and adults alike today are confused as to what is really happening in the world.  A lot can be attributed to the extreme information, misinformation and disinformation on the web.  Who is to say what source is creditable and what is not?

Besides, taking a stand for a cause is an enormously difficult decision because many times you are putting your beliefs on the table for all to see. Scrutiny is not a welcome treat to most people and I believe responsible for putting out most flames.  Mixed metaphor, I know, sorry.

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krcavnar | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I agree with the other responders that your statement if rife with conjecture and few facts.  As a history teacher I don’t “mis-teach”.  I attempt to teach facts as well as some speculative ideas so as to encourage discussion.  I love when students question things, even the government, and I tell them that it is their responsibility to question everything.  However, questioning everything doesn’t imply finding a conspiracy at every turn.  People should question things like “How is it I can afford a new four bedroom house when I have a minimum wage job?” or “How is this mutual fund/investment consistently make 25%?”  People want to entertain themselves with the concept of the conspiracy theory instead of looking at the real world issues.

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