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Guest Opinion: Zimmerman Speech Obama Should Have Given Comments

My fellow Americans: I am your humble servant. You have entrusted me with the tremendous honor and responsibility to serve you as president. I am not president of black America, Hispanic America or white America. I am not president of liberal America or conservative America. I am president of the United States of America. Regrettably, as a nation, we have become divided. I confess that I have contributed to this division. For this failure in ... Continue Reading

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  1. abey
    1 year ago

    The word Lawlessness in the context of the law need not necessarily mean without the law it can mean "Law Leavened or Law corrupted", to the Biblical meaning.

  2. Edward Q Guerrero
    1 year ago

    Where does the Church Dogma Stands in this Horrible Event

    The Biblical Obligation to Preserve Life and The Biblical View of Bloodshed is the themes of this website link that tells us about Biblical Self-Defense: 'What does the Bible say about self-defense? It covers both perspectives from the books contained in the Old Testament and as well as in the New Testament, from ancient times to this era.

    It is written in the bible (Ex.22:2): "If a thief be found breaking into a house or *undermining it, and be wounded so as to die; he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood." Now it is much more lawful to defend one's life than one's house. Therefore neither is a man guilty of murder if he kill another in defense of his own life.

    *Undermining: to injure or destroy by insidious activity or imperceptible stages, sometimes tending toward a sudden dramatic effect.

    More about Mr. George Zimmerman's character/personality on this wikipedia article:

  3. rafaelmarie
    1 year ago

    @Tom McGuire

    These are your words:

    "You obviously have not walked in the shoes of a black man living in urban America."

    No excuse for being a thug.

  4. Chamaeleontidae2000
    1 year ago

    This article and the one on Ted Nuggent's comments were very helpful in sorting out the racial bigotry stories that are being circulated by black racists and others. Yes, BLACK racists who continue to blame the white race for everything but fail to see that it just isn't so. Yes, there are many white people who are still racists, but equal opportunity also esists (actually biased towards blacks) and ultimately one has to take responsibility for thei own failures.

  5. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    You obviously have not walked in the shoes of a black man living in urban America.

  6. Bradley
    1 year ago

    Great! This hit my beliefs and opinions on the Zimmerman trail spot on. It is also the just and fair and true facts.

  7. rafaelmarie
    1 year ago

    What should have Zimmerman been given???

    A MEDAL!:

    George Zimmerman Emerged From Hiding for Truck Crash Rescue
    By MATT GUTMAN and ALEXIS SHAW | Good Morning America – 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue a family who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said today.

  8. Brian D.
    1 year ago

    Mr. Barber: Well said, nothing needs to be added

  9. Patrick FX Brennan
    1 year ago

    It is not wise to put words in the mouths of public figures, especially when the words do not make an accurate statement.

    One must be very careful in cases like this. It is true, the killing of young Trayvon was a tragedy, and it is also true that it may not have been a crime, but it is not true that it was not a crime. It is only true that the jury did not find George Zimmerman guilty of either Murder in the 2nd Degree or Manslaughter.

    This is a very important legal distinction to make, because juries do not evaluate absolutely the claims of the defense ... they evaluate the claims of the prosecution relative to reasonable doubt. In this case, the jury did NOT find that "Mr. Martin turned, pursued and attacked Mr. Zimmerman without legal provocation." The jury found only that the prosecution failed to overcome claims of doubt. The determined that the prosecution failed to prove Mr Zimmerman guilty - they did not determine Mr Zimmerman to be innocent.

    Another way to look at the facts of this case is to observe that Mr Zimmerman, an adult armed with a lethal weapon, did in fact pursue, stalk and eventually kill Mr. Martin, an unarmed minor. Few among us will deny that there is no greater crime than the willful destruction of a human life. Having done just that, Mr Zimmerman has much for which to account. Unfortunately, the prosecution, by charging Mr Zimmerman with murder, relieved him of that duty in this trial. All Mr Zimmerman needed to do on the charge of murder was stand silent, as is his right.

    Had Mr Zimmerman been charged with a lesser crime, involuntary manslaughter, for example, and the prosecution focused on his behaviour leading up to the fatal altercation, rather than the killing itself, it is entirely possible that a different verdict could have resulted.

    Why did Mr Zimmerman ignore the instructions of the police to stand down, and continue to follow Mr Martin? Why did he exit his vehicle? Why did he not keep in touch with the police? What happened to transform an observation ("Neighborhood Watch") into a physical encounter? Did Mr Zimmerman, by acting in an ill-advised manner, initiate or culpably contribute to the events which resulted in the death of Mr. Martin?

    Standing silent in response to these reasonable questions would still be Mr Zimmerman's right, but asserting it would have an entirely different effect.

    It is true that this case has nothing to do with race, but it does have much to do with civil rights - especially the most important right to life. Mr Zimmerman still has a lot of explaining to do.

    Patrick FX Brennan

  10. mjgt
    1 year ago

    A beautiful dream

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