Divisive demagoguery

Zimmerman aftermath is opportunity for true change, not more animosity

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Opponents of George Zimmerman are creating the very racial animus they claim he harbored.

Only exponentially so.

Race hustler Al Sharpton, the most divisive race baiter in modern American history, has called for protests in 100 cities today to press the U.S. Department of Justice to file civil rights charges against Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Others are sadly joining the mob. Singer Stevie Wonder is boycotting Florida and other states with “stand your ground” statutes that recognize a person’s right of self-defense. There are either 21 or 30 of them, depending on whom you believe.

Really? You’re against self-defense?

Whatever.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder is setting the worst example possible: the country’s top law enforcement officer, attacking the God-given right of self-defense.

First, about the protests and the angst behind them:

There is not one scintilla of evidence George Zimmerman was racist.

This, from a CNN report last year:

“George Zimmerman (once) gave a scathing review of the Sanford Police Department and accused its chief of engaging in a cover-up during a public meeting in January 2011.

“Zimmerman’s anger stemmed from the case of Sherman Ware, a black homeless man who was beaten by the son of a white police lieutenant.”

And from London’s Economist: “His supporters pointed out during the trial that he took a black date to his high-school prom and befriended a black neighbor.”

Nor is there an iota of evidence Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin because of his race. Fact is, much of the evidence indicates Martin was beating Zimmerman severely before being shot.

The protests, and other reckless statements being made in the media, are only further dividing the nation along racial lines. What we are witnessing is the worst sort of demagoguery we’ve seen in many years.

Moreover, the protests seem to feed off the mistaken belief that what happened between Zimmerman and Martin is some kind of pattern (and, if Stevie Wonder is to be believed, it’s the fault of the sovereign state of Florida).

The truth is, none of us knows for certain what happened between those two – but the jurors weren’t convinced Zimmerman committed a crime. How do the rest of us know better than they?

Yet people are taking to the streets with absolute moral certainty that he should still be strung up by the feds?

At the very least, please recognize complete irrationality when you see it. Jesse Jackson, in his own words, recently depicted “Florida as a kind of apartheid state.” That’s just insane, to indict an entire state because of one case in which 1) there was no evidence of racial intent and 2) the evidence pretty much favored the defendant and his recitation of events.

Rather than chant for a pound of flesh like an angry lynch mob, why not work for unity and change?

As for trying to strip us of our rights to self-defense, we’ll just note that such a right is not manufactured and packaged by any government; it’s a God-given, natural right.

A government cannot take away what is not its own to give.

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owensjef3 07/20/13 - 02:42 pm
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Wow, no one does, maybe he
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Wow, no one does, maybe he was attacked and defended hisself. I have seen Floyd Maywether fight 12 rounds and not one scratch. It aid amazing that y'all think he did not have a right to walk home in peace and have decided that he was a bad guy.

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t3bledsoe 07/20/13 - 02:44 pm
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ICL @ 3:33

"You don't seek truth, you seek attention."

Perhaps I seek the attention from HA in order to debate, BUT ALL of us T. Martin believers are STILL looking for justice and TRUTH !!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 07/20/13 - 02:46 pm
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owens, Trayvon had a right to

owens, Trayvon had a right to walk home in peace. Sad thing is he wasn't walking home. He was walking around the back of homes in the rain (not walking home). Even with that Trayvon probably hadn't done anything wrong but when he took off running, back track, confronted Zimmerman and punched him in the face breaking his nose.....then he did become the bad guy.

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t3bledsoe 07/20/13 - 02:47 pm
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owensjef3 @ 3:42

"Wow, no one does, maybe he was attacked and defended hisself. I have seen Floyd Maywether fight 12 rounds and not one scratch. It aid amazing that y'all think he did not have a right to walk home in peace and have decided that he was a bad guy."

YOU SAID IT CORRECTLY !!

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InChristLove 07/20/13 - 02:48 pm
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Well maybe HA is as

Well maybe HA is as disgusted with the conversation as the rest of us. And I don't understand why you are seeking Justice and Truth. It's staring you smack in the face but your hatred has you blind so you can't see it.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 07/20/13 - 02:50 pm
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ICL @ 3:46

"He was walking around the back of homes in the rain (not walking home)."

There is always more than one route to take in order to go home !

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InChristLove 07/20/13 - 02:51 pm
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True T3, but behind peoples

True T3, but behind peoples homes is not one of them. That is why we have sidewalks and common areas!

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t3bledsoe 07/20/13 - 02:56 pm
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ICL @ 3:48

"Well maybe HA is as disgusted with the conversation as the rest of us. And I don't understand why you are seeking Justice and Truth. It's staring you smack in the face but your hatred has you blind so you can't see it."

I can not speak for HA. She is about as independent as they come !

We, T. Martin believers, see no justice in a 5 white woman jury !!

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owensjef3 07/20/13 - 02:58 pm
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It seems like people hate Al
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It seems like people hate Al Sharpton so that means they must hate Travon.

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myfather15 07/20/13 - 02:59 pm
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T3bledsoe

"This would have given Martin the right to "STAND YOUR GROUND" per the law of The Great State of FL !! Simple reasoning, YES ??!!"

Simply reasoning? Maybe in your and some people eyes!! Logical reasoning? Absolutely not even close!!!

So, I've asked this question NUMEROUS times and haven't received an answer yet, but here goes again!!

Do you believe FOLLOWING someone and FOLLOWING them ONLY; is placing their lives in danger?

To actually say that Martin, had the right to stand his ground; simply because another man was FOLLOWING him; if absolutely off the charts absurd!!! Dude, you REALLY need to search your soul and change your heart!!

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t3bledsoe 07/20/13 - 03:03 pm
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ICL @ 3:51

"True T3, but behind peoples homes is not one of them. That is why we have sidewalks and common areas!"

At my childhood home, my whole family used the back door.

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owensjef3 07/20/13 - 03:04 pm
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ICL that is what z man sad ,
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ICL that is what z man sad , I am sure people use the walk ways the kid should have been left alone . If this was your child would you have the same opinion ?

myfather15
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myfather15 07/20/13 - 03:06 pm
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"He was talking a friend and

"He was talking a friend and walking home from the store. Maybe Mr editor if this happens to one of your love ones you will see why so many are upset."

Yes, all the way up to the point when he broke Zimmerman's nose and started bashing his head into the concrete!!

I seriously doubt he would have tried this on a man he KNEW was armed!! But he made a serious mistake that so many youth make these days, he under estimated the man he was assaulting!! He didn't think it through before slinging his fists into Zimmerman's face!!

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InChristLove 07/20/13 - 03:07 pm
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T3, your racist disposition

T3, your racist disposition is shining brightly. Is it because they were white or was it because they were women? Like I said, you can't see anything but hatred. I suppose if they had found Zimmerman guilty you'd be praising them for being non-racist. What hypocrisy!

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myfather15 07/20/13 - 03:07 pm
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chacushman

"No he was not breaking into a car he was doing something much worse. He assaulting a person. Martin did not like being followed by a white cracker so he went back and started beating the h*ll out of the white cracker. The case should have never went to trial."

COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF!!!

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t3bledsoe 07/20/13 - 03:09 pm
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myfather15 @ 3:59

"Do you believe FOLLOWING someone and FOLLOWING them ONLY; is placing their lives in danger?"

The word you need to be using is "STALKING". According to code ( 1c ), Martin had every right to fear for his safety, therefore, the "STAND YOU GROUND" law applies for Martin as well as Zimmerman !!

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owensjef3 07/20/13 - 03:11 pm
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I also love how people think that it's okay tha the adult was not very wise that night, but the kid should not have run . Well stranger danger is still the rule. I'm not buying Zimmerman's story at all

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InChristLove 07/20/13 - 03:14 pm
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MyFather, ignore T3,

MyFather, ignore T3, concerning the stalking misstatement. He's only attempting to get HA to comment since she explain the charge of "Stalking" quiet well yesterday and T3 refuses to listen. It's just an attention getter....ignore it.

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myfather15 07/20/13 - 03:15 pm
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T3bledsoe

I'm not referring to all "T.Martin" supporters, but you prove your speaking without knowledge of the case, with your own words!! You lost all credibility in MY eyes when you suggested G. Zimmerman should take a lie detector, when he has already taken TWO and both revealed he was TRUTHFUL!!! You had no idea he had already done this!!!

BUT even THAT is not enough for you, is it? It absolutely DOES NOT matter the facts or evidence; anything short of a murder conviction is completely unacceptable to the Sharpton/Jackson crowd!!!

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t3bledsoe 07/20/13 - 03:16 pm
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ICL @ 4:07

"I suppose if they had found Zimmerman guilty you'd be praising them for being non-racist. What hypocrisy!"

I would have stated, "They let justice RING !!"

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InChristLove 07/20/13 - 03:16 pm
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Owens, it really doesn't

Owens, it really doesn't matter if you believe Zimmerman's story or not. The facts and evidence were presented in a court of law, prosecutor and defense presented their case, the jury deliberated and reached a verdit of not guilty. You can think anything you like, fact is Zimmerman was tried in a court of law and it's over with.

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myfather15 07/20/13 - 03:16 pm
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ICL

Actually, it appears someone has an odd fascination with a certain poster on here. Wow!!

owensjef3
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owensjef3 07/20/13 - 03:17 pm
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Yea a real man needing a gun
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Yea a real man needing a gun to take down a 17 year old. He he did not have a loaded weapon I'm thinking he would have stayed his but in th car.

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myfather15 07/20/13 - 03:19 pm
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T3bledsoe

"I suppose if they had found Zimmerman guilty you'd be praising them for being non-racist. What hypocrisy!"

I would have probably said "Dang, there must have been more to the case than I heard!! He was found guilty, so he is going to prison." End of my thoughts on it!!

Same thoughts I had when O.J. Simpson was found not guilty, after all the evidence they presented and actually FLEEING from police when they went after him. WOW!!!

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InChristLove 07/20/13 - 03:20 pm
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"I would have stated, "They

"I would have stated, "They let justice RING !!""

So it doesn't matter about the facts or truth, so long as they reach the same verdict as you or TM believers want. Doesn't matter if it can be proven, doesn't matter if it's truth or lie, so long as you win........

And people wonder why we have race problems.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 07/20/13 - 03:20 pm
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myfather15 @ 4:16

"Actually, it appears someone has an odd fascination with a certain poster on here. Wow!!"

NOT ODD, just likeable and appreciation for being a good debater !

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owensjef3 07/20/13 - 03:20 pm
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Why is my father so mad , as
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Why is my father so mad , as if he lost a love one. Geez

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myfather15 07/20/13 - 03:22 pm
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Anything short of a murder

Anything short of a murder conviction and lengthy prison sentence would have been an injustice to the liberal crowd; because THEY said he is guilty, so he must be guilty!! Doesn't matter what the EVIDENCE is or was presented, doesn't matter what the jury thought; only thing that matters is RACE BAITERS believe he is guilty, so he is guilty.

We should all acknowledge their higher intelligence and bow down before their greatness!!

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myfather15 07/20/13 - 03:24 pm
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owenjef3

Actually, not mad at all; just tired of lies and people who believe THEIR opinions, are more important than they justice system and the jury who listened to EVERY word of the actual trial!! Everyone has it wrong; except the liberal race baiters!!

I got it!! I should just sit over here and stop typing and let you guys do all the thinking for us!!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 07/20/13 - 03:24 pm
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ICL

Juries can make WRONG decisions, AND THIS ONE WAS A DOZZY !!

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