Florida should not be a scapegoat…Every American shares responsibility!

 

            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.





2 comments on “Florida should not be a scapegoat…Every American shares responsibility!

  1. At work today…a white co-worker mentioned that a large black man is fair game in Florida and other states…because a smaller person needs a gun to “even” the odds in a fight. He owns 3 guns…and won’t shy away using them if threatened…he believes the law is on his side…he may be right. We’ve got serious societal issues…We still havent dealth with racism…from the Revolutionary war..to the civil war…till today…and tomorrow. We’ve got serious issues.

  2. tesspowell on said:

    Florida has the mostly poorly written SYG law and disproportionally convicts African Americans in these cases. See the Marissa Alexander case. The case was so poorly presented it was akin to the Emit Till trial, unprepared witnesses,, a sequestered jury that was allowed family visits and outside communications and highly questionable jury instruction. It took over a month to bring charges against Zimmerman, giving him lots of time to muddle the “facts” in the media, something most defendants are never afforded.
    No sir, by no means is Florida a scapegoat. The legal system failed horribly in this case and it’s time something is done about the history of racially profiled killings in this country. This case in particular is important because instead of the usual cop murder of an unarmed innocent victim, it was a vigilante. Now young black men not only have to fear being killed by cops, but civilians too.
    Maybe you need to look into the Marissa Alexander case and the case of Walter Henry Butler, who killed an unarmed child July 18, 2013 http://www.dallasblack.com/sitepopup.aspx/communityChannel/FLManShootsNeighbor/sitepopup.aspx/communityChannel/FLManShootsNeighbor before you declare Florida a scape goat. Their judicial system is seriously messed up

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