SECURITY: PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT

Once again, all too unbelievably soon, the anguished national soul-searching. Is U.S. society too violence-prone, gun loving, trigger-happy to let its leaders mingle openly with its people? Is it so sick that it spawns and encourages the lethal fantasies of its alienated mental misfits? Once again, the indignant demands. Presidents must stop proving their manhood by barging into crowds of strangers or strolling within gunshot range of waiting spectators. The press must cease providing crazies with a podium for instant notoriety. Better ways must be found to protect the President. Somebody,...

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