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Is This Still America?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    There are no winners in the trial of George Zimmerman. The only question is whether the damage that has been done has been transient or irreparable.

    Legally speaking, Zimmerman has won his freedom. But he can still be sued in a civil case, and he will probably never be safe to live his life in peace, as he could have before this case made him the focus of national attention and orchestrated hate.

    More important than the fate of George Zimmerman, however, is the fate of the American justice system and of the public's faith in that system and their country. People who have increasingly asked, during the lawlessness of the Obama administration, "Is this still America?" may feel some measure of relief.

    But the very fact that this case was brought in the first place, in an absence of serious evidence -- which became painfully more obvious as the prosecution strained to try to come up with anything worthy of a murder trial -- will be of limited encouragement as to how long this will remain America.

    The political perversion of the criminal justice system began early and at the top, with the President of the United States. Unlike other public officials who decline to comment on criminal cases that have not yet been tried in court, Barack Obama chose to say, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

    It was a clever way to play the race card, as he had done before, when Professor Henry Louis Gates of Harvard was arrested.

  2. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
    Mark - this is a bit off OP, but I think there is a connection.

    Often liberals will complain that children of well know politicians do not serve in the military. This of course was brought up with Bush 43.

    Now, I know that Obamas kids are only about 15 and 12. Can you imnanage the outcry if a reporter were to Ask Barry or Michelle if they would encourage their kids to join the US military? Lets see in 2016, Malia Ann will turn 18 on July 4. I wonder if Michelle would be proud to be an American if her daughter signed up for the Army?

    and now back to Revmithchells OP
    #2 Salty, Jul 16, 2013
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  3. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2001
    What's even more heart-sickening is a certain high ranking official (Fast an' Furious) lecturing us as to the expanded definition of certain legal terms such as "self-defense" which led to the shedding of blood.