Following the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, President Obama – as part of his Tyrannical Rule for Dummies training – decided to comment on the case; something that a President should never do and has no authority to do; it simply isn’t in the job description. Now that the case – which, thanks to the mainstream media, has sparked nationwide racial tension – has been concluded, the President has spoken again; whilst his latest comment showed far better judgment, Obama is both right and wrong in his statement regarding the George Zimmerman verdict.
Correctly, the President has appealed for calm. He spoke the words the nation – or, at least, the part of the nation that voted for him – needs to hear: “I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. ” The fact that he had to say these words at all speaks volumes about the mentality of those who were hell-bent on seeing Zimmerman convicted; had he, Zimmerman, been found guilty, those who supported him would not have rioted, protested or called for the Justice Department to prosecute.
That was the part on which Obama was right; where he went wrong was reverting back to the normal tactics of the Left and using a human tragedy to further a political agenda. The Left has done this with every high-profile shooting in recent years. The President’s statement went on “We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.”
Really, Mr. President? You want to honor a person who died because they physically attacked another person – and you want to do it by getting Americans to give up their Constitutional rights?
It is interesting to wonder how many of the 8 people who were shot over night Saturday in Chicago are known to Mr. Obama by name. It is interesting to wonder if he even knows that 8 people were shot over night Saturday in Chicago. The answer is; unlikely. Furthermore, it seems puzzling how Obama thinks that stricter gun control – like they have in Chicago – is going to save any lives. He knows, of course, that it will not; but he’s happy to use the death of Trayvon Martin to pretend that it will.
The President was both right and wrong in his statement on the Zimmerman verdict; he was right to call for calm, but he was wrong to use a dead teenager as a political pawn.
An editorial by Graham J Noble