You can apply for tickets to attend the ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination on November 22, 1963, but you’re out of luck if the city of Dallas decides you have “extremist ties,” meaning if you are open about your disbelief in the official story of the causes of JFK’s assassination, you won’t get a ticket.
In other words, Dallas is seeking to exclude the majority of Americans from an event commemorating the death of the president.
As the invaluable Jim Schutze of the Dallas Observer notes :”This is content-based suppression of free speech to keep assassination conspiracy theorists away from the international press you think will show up for the 50th.”
John Judge calls it “a moment of silencing.”
Schutze addresses Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings personally:
“Why do you think you have the right to do that? This isn’t your event. It doesn’t belong to you. It belongs to the public. But you don’t believe that, do you? You guys handed out press materials yesterday amounting to five pages of information. I counted six times in those five pages when you said the event will be ‘paid for by private donations.’
“You said it six times in five pages. Paid for. What the hell do you think that means? You think you bought it? You think you own the event because of your money? That’s obscene, and it’s obscene in exactly the same way the atmosphere here was obscene 50 years ago.”