I focus on events and/or people that affect or liberty, freedom, the country as a whole, government, etc. At first glance, what I am writing about in this post may seem to be racial and a bit off-track, but it isn’t. I’m referring to the headlines and reports of the incident in Sanford, FL.
Let me start by saying I really don’t get the rush to judgement every time we are fed little bits of information. I guess the reason may be the race baiters make a living at this, and people fall for it every time. We are a country of laws and yet we let these talking heads try and convict people based on absolutely no first hand knowledge of what took place. Shouldn’t we trust the first responders on the scene, what about witnesses? Why are we so impatient to rush to judgement and just cause more problems when our first belief of what happened may be wrong? Why? The race baiters. Why is the President chiming in? Of all people he should be addressing the fact that we shouldn’t rush to judgement. Here he comments:
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said. “I think [Martin's parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.”
“Obviously, this is a tragedy,” the president continued. “I can only imagine what these parents are going through, and when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids, and I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together — federal, state and local — to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.”
He introduces race into the issue, in his oh-so-clever Obama way. As it stands at this time , it’s a case of a shooting. What type of shooting we don’t know yet. If the shooter committed a crime or is suspected he should be allowed his due process. If convicted he should be punished. Just like any other case. If this turns out to be a case of self defense will the President then address it again?
We need to take a step back and let the law work here. If it doesn’t then we should raise our voices, once both sides are heard. As it stands now this investigation is a local and state case. Do you see how once again we easily give up our rights to the federal government?
Here’s some related links:
George Zimmerman: Wanted Dead or Alive
Irresponsible celebrities and agitators create a dangerous environment.
This makes me sick…. What if it’s the wrong info?
Spike Lee retweets George Zimmerman’s address
How black Hollywood has responded to Trayvon Martin
Keep a straight head and Keep the peace
Note: I use the term race baiter to refer to someone that interjects race into something that race may have played no part in for the purposes of their own gain. I also see at as a phrase used to describe those who like to stir up racial tensions for whatever reason.
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