Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's Begun, Dallas power elite limit Dealey Plaza ceremonies to 5,000 "residents"

City officials this morning unveiled plans for the 50th anniversary commemoration of John F. Kennedy’s assassination and announced how 5,000 tickets to the Nov. 22 event will be distributed.

Residents can enter a random drawing for the free tickets at There is a two-ticket limit per application, and the tickets may not be transferred.

“It is very important to The 50th Committee and the City of Dallas that this event is free and open to the public, and this ticketing process allows us to do that,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said. “People from all walks of life and viewpoints from around the world will be able to join us in commemorating the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.”

More than half of the tickets to the 11:45 a.m. observance at downtown’s Dealey Plaza will be awarded to residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The rest will be issued to out-of-towners, government officials, civic leaders and the media.

Applicants will be screened by Dallas police and notified about whether they’ll get a ticket on or about Oct. 1. The application process closes July 31.

Video screens will be installed at several locations downtown for those who don’t get tickets but want to watch the ceremony.

The assassination of President Kennedy is NOT a commodity that the City of Dallas owns.  Nor can they bar people from Dealey Plaza, a nationally registered historic site.  They are trying to own the very idea of JFK's assassination, not merely a 50th anniversary of that tragedy.  How dare they limit who can even get a ticket to the residents of Dallas!  He was not the president of Dallas.  JFK was the President of the United States! And he was beloved by people all over the world.  The rest of the world is to pay a PENALTY for not being citizens of Dallas this year? And even citizens of Dallas have to be screened by the Dallas Police? Are you kidding? 

The plan to restrict Dealey Plaza events for one week has now been extended to two!  Why not take the whole month? 

This from a city that does not want to be called a "City of Hate," again?


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