CHAPTER 667

FORMERLY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 53

EXPRESSING SHOCK AND INDIGNATION OVER THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF ALABAMA GOVERNOR GEORGE C. WALLACE AND OFFERING PRAYERS FOR HIS SPEEDY RECOVERY AND FOR PEACE ON PRESENT AND FUTURE POLITICAL SCENES.

WHEREAS, on the afternoon of May 15, 1972, the distressing news was announced to the world of another attempt to assassinate an American presidential candidate, namely Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama; and

WHEREAS, citizens throughout Delaware, regardless of their political views or party affiliations, expressed great shock at this latest encroachment upon our Democratic way of life; and

WHEREAS, this detestable act of violence which was perpetrated upon Governor Wallace is deplored by all Delawareans who share the feelings and words of the Governor of Delaware who stated "This senseless crime should make us reaffirm our commitment to reduce violence in America."

NOW THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that its members offer prayers for the speedy recovery of Alabama Governor George C. Wallace and others injured at the scene of his attempted assassination.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this General Assembly go on record as being totally abhorrent of our era of violence, which appears to be particularly directed toward our political figures, as they are acting in the American process of openly running for public office.

punishment to those extremists of our society who attack persons engaged in our political system of campaigning for public office.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be forwarded to Governor and Mrs. George C. Wallace, to U.S. Senators J. Caleb Boggs and William V. Roth, Jr., and to Congressman Pierre S. duPont IV, and Governor Russell W. Peterson.

Approved May 27, 1972.