The J.F.K. Conspiracy Essay

1254 words - 5 pages

The J.F.K. Conspiracy

Time after time again we are told in our schools, our homes, and by our media that Lee

Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. How can

this conclusion by made about a case that was never completely solved? If we as Americans

accept the government given "truth," such as in this case, without questioning how they came to

their conclusion, then what would stop the government from altering other "truths" given to the

general public. Why wouldn't they instead help out their own cause instead of the helping out the

good of the country by creating false conclusions that would aid their selfish motives. This is why

it is essential that we as Americans must not accept the single assassin theory given to us

regarding John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Friday, November 22, 1963, as the president was traveling through the city of Dallas,

Texas, hundreds of spectators lined the streets to watch President John F. Kennedy parade

through in his presidential limousine. More than half of the spectators were using cameras

trying to capture the brief moment when the president, the first lady, and Texas Governor John

Connally's rare motorcade passed by. At about 12:30 just as the secret service was beginning

to pat themselves on the back for completing a successful parade, a gun shot was fired, striking

the president in the upper back. Slightly more than one second later a second shot rang out,

and Governor Connally collapsed into his wife's arms. Finally, a third shot was fired that struck

the president in the back of the skull causing massive brain damage and ultimately, death.

(Waggoner, p.8)

Less than two hours later the Dallas police arrested the thought to be assassin Lee

Harvey Oswald, taking him into custody. Police found a rifle and three shells from the rifle in

the sixth floor of the Texas Depository building, about 100 feet from where the President was

shot. After doing ballistic tests on the rifle the police found a palm print of Oswald's on the

barrel. Oswald was officially named the lone assassin involved in JFK's murder by the,

government appointed, Warren Commission. However, before the police had time to

question Oswald and get any type of concrete evidence against him, a man named Jack Ruby

walked up and shot Oswald while he was being transferred form the county jail, killing him

instantly. Ruby was immediately arrested and taken to county jail. (Burr, p.3)

After hours of questioning by the Warren Commission, Ruby gave no specific reason for

his murderous act upon Oswald. He just said that he was "framed into killing Oswald."

(Knight, p.81) He also said that his own life was in great danger unless he was transported to

Washington D.C. and protected. Jack Ruby denied that his act was anyway connected with a


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