When complacent America sits by and allows…extremisms to dominate the political and cultural landscape… on both sides of the politcal spectrum….negative results are no surprise. By allowing corporate powerhouses to push through legislation that abdicates reasonablenesss…. Citizens United and other “social welfare PACS” will continue to call the shots . Giving unseemly power to American billionaires….greenlighting a disproportional sense of both power and entitlement. Our complacency encourages elements in the NRA to bottle up progressive legislation that could better protect all American citizens. We do nothing to reign in out-of-control gerrymandering that has left the House of Representatives unresponsive and disengaged to their primary purpose of protecting and strengthening our nation. The lack of competition is a sickness, which only permeates more of the same bad governement…and bad laws that exist in Florida and some 25 other states.
At the same time leadership on the left seems hell bent on furthering the negative discourse ….with an attitude that doesn’t empathize with much of middle America. Entertainers and other phony leaders suggest we can solve our problems by calling Florida an Aparthied state. This is not the type of discourse thats going to solve any problems. Florida is a lynchpin of America, a cosmopolitan state, vibrant and diverse… that clearly supported our sitting president in the last election….in many ways Florida is the best example of what’s right with America.
The verdict in the Trayvon Martin trail appears to be the correct decision based under the current laws in the state of Florida. The 2nd degree murder charge seemed to be a stretch. Politcal pressure and polling dictated the charge, not the facts of the case. We can quibble about the nuances, but most informed people Ive heard speak on the matter, believe there was reasonable doubt, so let’s not blame the big bad wolf…the six member jury …who did their best to reach a fair decision. If you would like to access blame, there’s plenty of culprits in today’s America.
Unfortunately, poisionous “rallies” and rantings from the left, including our president, only fortify feelings of bad faith and racial anomosity. There are few amoung us, including people of color, that don’t walk a little faster or lock their car doors quickly when the see a black male somewhere they might not expect…so let’s all get off our collective high horses and stop pointing fingers or painting with a very broad brush.
Until we regain control of our AWOL politcal system, we are powerless to change laws that our written by the minority…giving legal status to vigilanty justice. Let’s not use Florida as a “scapegoat”…better to look at our electoral process and questionable embrace of cultural degeneracies that further our divide. The lack of a strong middle America..the lack of politcal power….the inabilty for moderates to “stand our ground” fuel the fires of discontent and feeds the deep seated unease amoung a diverse population. Better to rally against the ” powers to be “…and make real changes..that will promote a more responsive Democracy. Laws that protect reasonableness and common sense…this would be the best memorial to remember the sadness we all feel in such an untimely death of a young , unarmed American youth.