Without all the facts and a clear picture of what transpired the night of Trayvon Martin’s death, it’s hard to cast judgment upon neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman – that is unless you’re not concerned with the facts. It seems that Democrats in Congress and the Sharpton/Jackson duo are content with playing on stereotypes, dividing us all along racial lines and exploiting a tragic situation in Sanford, Florida.
We are not a democracy and we do not exact justice via mob rule. We are a Republic and we have laws. We have a judicial system to handle situations such as this. And in the United States of America you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The race-baiting clowns, Sharpton and Jackson, have done everything short of calling for violence in Central Florida. Their heated rhetoric is doing little to calm the powder keg and speaking in front of large crowds does nothing but rile up tensions and incite violence. For all the talk about walking in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr. – I’m not seeing much of a correlation. When I think of Dr. King, I think of peaceful resistance and non-violence, not mob justice and the incitement of violence.
As for the imbeciles who have been elected to public office, they’re no better than the “good reverends”. Maxine Waters (D-California), Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri), Frederica Wilson (D-Florida), Hank Johnson (D-Georgia), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) are just a few of our beloved members of Congress who have contributed to the circus this week by issuing their own brainless statements. Here’s a sampling:
Sheila Jackson Lee entertaining the idea that Zimmerman broke his own nose: “The nose is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. You can knock yourself into a door…and break a nose.”
Maxine Waters during a CNN interview: “The evidence really points to a fact that you had a gung-ho so-called Neighborhood Watchman who wanted to be a cop, basically, who was following a young black man who was unarmed and had committed no crime. That’s pretty stiff evidence that this is possibly a hate crime.”
Frederica Wilson on the House floor: This is Treyvon Martin. Trayvon Martin’s murderer is still at large. It’s been one month, thirty days, with no arrest. I want America to see this sweet young boy who was hunted down like a dog, shot in the street, and his killer is still at large. Not one person has been arrested in Treyvon’s murder. I want to make sure that America knows that in Sanford, Florida, there was a young boy murdered. He is buried in Miami, Florida, and not one person has been arrested even though we all know who the murderer is. This was a standard case of racial profiling. No more! No more! We will stand for justice for Treyvon Martin.
Congressman Hank Johnson: “He was executed for ‘WWB’ in a ‘GC.’ Walking While Black in a Gated Community.”
Out of this cornucopia of ignorance, I would argue that Bobby Rush probably made the biggest fool of himself. Congressman Rush, a former member of the original Black Panther Party, took to the House floor this week and began spouting references to the Bible while shedding his suit and tie to reveal a hoodie underneath his dress attire. Rush pulled the hoodie up over his head and dawned black sunglasses as he continued to preach from the House floor. He was forcibly removed; being in violation of dress code decorum.
These statements have been made and actions carried out in a rush to judge Zimmerman. All these people know is that Martin was black. He was shot and killed. Case closed. Now it’s time to exploit and politicize. Logic. Reason. The facts. All that gets thrown out the window.
Meanwhile, Shawn Tyson, 17, was just convicted of murder in Sarasota, Florida for the April 2011 slayings of British tourists James Cooper and James Kouzaris. There has been no outrage over this and minimal media coverage. And President Obama has not issued any statement, like he did with regard to Trayvon Martin: “If I had a son, he would look like Travyon”. Mr. President, if you had a son, wouldn’t he also look like Shawn Tyson?
Former presidential candidate Herman Cain, former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant and Alveda King – niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – have been brave enough to come forward and call out the Sharpton/Jackson exploitation crusade, but most of our leaders have been silent. Silent about the inciting of mob violence. Silent about the bounty placed on the head of Zimmerman by the New Black Panthers. Silent about the rush to judgment with little factual basis to rely on. Barack Obama, Eric Holder and the DOJ, Governor Rick Scott, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. All silent.
A decision has to be made. Do we succumb to mob rule or do we continue to operate as a nation of laws? I would argue that the vast majority of Americans are drawn to the latter. Jackson, Sharpton, outspoken and uninformed Democrats in Congress – they are in the minority. And it’s about time they realized it.