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0:09:01 Jim Garrison
God, I'm ashamed to be an American today.
0:24:55 Senator Long
You've been duck hunting. I think Oswald's a good old-fashioned decoy. What did he say? "I'm just a patsy." You better believe it.
0:44:44 Dean Andrews
Kennedy's as dead as that crab meat. The government's alive and breathing. You gonna line up with a dead man, Jimbo?
0:50:53 Willie O’ Keefe
This ain't about justice. You think this is about justice? No! This is about order, who rules. ‘Cause, you see, fascism is coming back!
1:11:22 Jack Ruby
And, consequently, a whole new form of government is gonna take over this country. Yeah! And I know that I won't live to see you some other time, ‘cause I wanna tell the truth, and then, I wanna leave this world.
1:37:27 David Ferrie
Who did the president? Who killed Kennedy? Fuck, man! It's…it's a mystery. It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma!
1:53:47 LBJ
Now, you control MacNamara, you control Kennedy.
1:55:44 LBJ
Just get me elected. I'll give you the damn war.
1:55:56 X
The organizing principle of any society, Mr. Garrison, is for war. The authority of the state over its people resides in its war powers.
1:56:06 X
Kings are killed, Mr. Garrison. Politics is power, nothing more.
1:59:56 Jim Garrison
Is the government worth preserving when it lies to the people? It's become a dangerous country, sir, when you cannot trust anyone anymore, when you cannot tell the truth. I say let justice be done though the heavens fall.
2:14:44 Jim Garrison
It's a means to an end. Now, this war has two fronts. In a court of law, we hope, against the odds, to get Clay Shaw for a conspiracy charge. In the court of public opinion, it could take another 25, 30 years for the truth to come out. At least we're gonna strike the first blow.
2:27:15 Jim Garrison
This single bullet explanation is the foundation of the Warren Commission's claim of a lone assassin. Once you conclude the magic bullet could not create all seven of those wounds, you'd have to conclude that there was a fourth shot and a second rifle. And if there was a second rifleman, then by definition, there had to be a conspiracy.
2:51:56 Jim Garrison
Individual human beings have to create justice, and this is not easy, because the truth often poses a threat to power, and one often has to fight power at great risk to themselves.