It has been over 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and as soon as next week, the American public could learn dramatic new details through over 3100 new and declassified documents. After 25 years, President Trump now has the executive power to release the documents, which were kept on lock by congress in 1992 in an attempt to end the tension of conspiracy theories related to President Kennedy’s death. And on early Saturday morning, President Trump announced on twitter that he would release the documents to the public.
This is really important. The intelligence community does not want the JFK files to be released, and that could be due to the fact that it may share insight into Harvey Oswald’s meetings with the Cuban and Soviet embassies in Mexico City. That in itself, if it reveals concerning facts, could dramatically change foreign relations and push the American public to urge sanctions against Cuba and Russia in response.
But regardless, the JFK files still need to be released. Kennedy had a 70% approval rating in his short term in office, which is extremely high compared to most presidents. He believed in bipartisanship and finding common ground between constituents and elected officials. He had faith in the American people, and they had faith in him. And while he wasn’t around enough to have a massive legislative impact, he showed the idea of unity on a national platform.
So at the end of the day, America deserves to know what happened. The death of JFK took a massive toll on the American public in the 60’s and altered American history forever. And if there is a possibility of understanding Oswald’s motive in a clearer light, it is essential for it to be revealed.
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