Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Zimmerman trial

This is a my attempt at a short note on the Zimmerman - Martin trial. There was a lot going on here, but, if you've been following it since it occurred, you probably already knew what the outcome would have to be. That is because regardless of whether or not George Zimmerman was doing more than his civic duty, whether or not young Mr. Martin was behaving badly, the bottom line is that at some point, young Mr. Martin struck Mr. Zimmerman in the head. Any blow to the head can be deadly because we keep our most important stuff there. At that point the use of lethal force became Mr. Zimmerman's prerogative.

What concerns me far more about this whole mess is the fact of the involvement of the DOJ. The reports are that not only did the DOJ send out a contingent to help organize rallies(or foment race riots which, thankfully did not occur in spite of their meddling-a testament to the character of Americans at that time) but they also interfered with the employment of the chief of police and a few others in the Law enforcement hierarchy in this community. That's inexcusable.

When did it become the DOJ's place to do such things? Did they have the approval of Florida's governor to come into his state and behave badly? How did they dare to violate a state's sovereignty in so bold a fashion and why is the media continuing to frame this case in the most provocative way? It would almost seem that this administration and their media lackeys WANT there to be race riots and for what purpose? If you've been paying attention, you already know and if you haven't, I strongly suggest you start giving a damn about politics.

As for Mr. obama's personal role in stirring this pot, it's shameful. He could have been a unifying force reinforcing the respect for families and good parenting, but instead he chose to be divisive as he has throughout his time occupying the Oval Office. For this reason alone, (as is true for his actions and inactions in Benghazi, as is true for his continual gifts of aid and comfort to our enemies, as is true for his role in Fast and Furious, in spying on the American people, in destabilizing governments across the globe and for flouting the rule of law along with his own oath of office here at home) he is UNFIT for office. Where is the Congress and why are they allowing this man to continue to sit there in violation of their own sworn oaths?

 The Congress is supposed to be doing what is best for the nation, not for themselves, their re-elections, their parties or their constituents-except as that serves to make the nation stronger- or anyone else, but for the nation. And yet, they continue their partisan bickering and squabbling while the nation disintegrates around them. Shameful.

"For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.
 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it." ~ Jeremiah 6:13-19

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