Sunday, April 1, 2012

Man Up

With the Trayvon Martin shooting still in our minds, we're starting to hear a lot of people (mostly on the Left) saying George Zimmerman is guilty. They say it's clear Zimmerman killed Martin and all the evidence points to it. This knowledge makes them angry at the police department for being incompetent. After all, they were able to piece together the facts, so the police needs to do something to bring justice to Martin's family.

Fine. Then, go arrest Zimmerman and throw him in jail.

Ah, there's the rub. See, it's one thing to rant and rave about the case, but it's another to act on those words. If Zimmerman is guilty, it would be considered a felony, which introduced the lovely and talented concept of a citizen's arrest. If those who think Zimmerman is guilty really have conviction and courage, they would be booking flights to Florida, rounding up a posse, and busting Zimmerman where he lives.

Of course, they don't have courage and conviction, just a lot of noise.

I'm willing to wait for the evidence to come out before I judge Zimmerman's guilt or innocence, and if he is guilty, I'm all in favor of punishing Zimmerman to the fullest extent of the law. That's right, folks. I'm waiting for the facts to come in before jumping to conclusions. We've seen justice undone by assuming someone is guilty before the facts come out (i.e. Richard Jewell, the Duke Lacrosse Team), and we're making the same mistakes again. Justice cannot be done with so many people making up their minds on part of the evidence. But some of the people out there think they already know all the evidence. For those in this category, I have five words for you.

Man up or shut up.

1 comment:

Marty4650 said...

This case has absolutely nothing to do with truth or justice. This is all about race politics, and how the President is exploiting it to energize his base prior to the election.

The president is selectively outraged by acts of violence committed against black people, while he simulataneously ignores acts of violence committed by black people against anyone. Not even other black people.

Very recently two British students were murdered in Florida by some black thugs, and the President wouldn't even return calls from their parents. This was an unimporant event for him, because there was no way he could exploit it for political gain.

The shooting of Trayvon Martin was just the opposite. A golden opportunity for him to keep the pot boiling for his campaign of Class and Race Warfare.

This is the most divisive President in our history, despite him telling us he was going to unite us. He uses every opportunity he can find to pit people against each other. Black vs White.... Poor vs. Rich.... Workers vs. Corporations.... Women vs. Men.

It is sad how he encourages hatred to bolster his own political needs.