Tuesday, November 14, 2017

JFK Act Joint Resolution

JFK Act Joint Resolution

WHEREAS - The United States Congress unanimously passed and President G. H. Walker Bush signed the JFK Act of 1992 that requires all government records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy be released in full to the public by October 26, 2017; and

ACCORDING to the JFK Act the Archivist of the United States (AOTUS) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) are responsible for seeing the law is carried out, specifically requiring the AOTUS to publish an index and guide to the JFK Collection at Archives II, and to continue to search for missing and illegally withheld records; and

ACCORDING to the Act, the House and Senate oversight committees of Congress, are responsible for oversight of the law and seeing that it is enforced; and

ACCORDING to the Act only the President of the United States (POTUS) has the power  to continue withholding records or parts of records beyond that date, without stated reasons, and the AOTUS, NARA, the POTUS and Congress failed to adhere to the letter of the law. releasing only a small fraction of the relevant records, most with redactions without required explanation; and

ACCORDING to the law the JFK Act remains in force until the AOTUS notifies the President, Congress and the citizens that every JFK Assassination Record has been released to the public in full;

BE IT RESOLVED: We the undersigned researchers, historians, journalists, legislators and citizens of the United States do hereby request:

1- The JFK Act be upheld, the AOTUS spply the NARA with the money, manpower and materials to do the job, produce and publish a useful and accurate index and guide to the JFK Collection, as required by the law, search for missing and wrongfully withheld records; and

2- The responsible committees of Congress full fill their oversight responsibilies by giving NARA the funds and manpower to complete this job, hold open public hearings on the JFK Act, inquire into the missing and withheld records, and hold those public servents responsible for the missing and destroyed records, and see to the full public release of all government records on the assassination, without redactions; and

3-Require the Inspector General of NARA, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Defense (DOD, and Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the failure of the government to adhere to this law and related crimes involving the illegal destruction and theft of missing evidence and records in this case; and

4- The President of the United States order the release of all remaining JFK Assassination Records without redactions, according to the JFK Act of 1992, and as required by that law:

SIGNED BY: Signaures - and position

Will you sign this?

1 comment:

  1. Yes I will. Let me know what else I can do.
    Lee Shepherd

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