Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I remember back in the 70's they cleared the whole area to test the assertion that Lee could not possibly get three shots off with a bolt action rifle in four seconds. I got to watch the whole thing from the 7th floor of the Texas Electric building. They put a Marine marksman (which is what Lee was) up there, drove a Limo down the street, and he put two bullets into the block of gelatin, and one into the watermelon stuck on top of it, in under four seconds with an Italian carbine, just like Lees, or hell, it may have actually been the same gun. The watermelon exploded all over the car, with a nice skull fragment chunk on the deck lid. I was totally shocked by the experience for days. Ever since that day I have been utterly convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald was the only gunman there. The test was later broadcast on a Walter Cronkite special that concluded he was the "lone gunman". It is still shown on the History Channel once and a while.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address