“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America—there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America—there’s the United States of America” —Barack Obama, 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address.
We believe now as the day we heard it, that this was a politics’ statement of rhetoric. Good for the “call and response” crowd that seems to flock around this Barack Obama; however we would strongly argue against the president doing as promoted. Our earliest exposition would of course be a black law professor and a member of law enforcement who just happened to be Caucasian. This was the deal that prompted the Beer Garden Bistro.
More than a year after an FBI report indicated there was no evidence of racial bias in George Zimmerman’s history; the Justice Department is trolling for email tips on the former neighborhood watch volunteer as it weighs a possible federal civil rights case against him.
“This is our moment. This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism, doubts, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.” —Barack Obama, Obama’s Election Night Speech in Chicago
Amid pressure from the NAACP and several Democratic lawmakers to pursue Zimmerman, the Justice Department has set up a public email address asking for any tips or information regarding the case. The move appears to mark an expansion of the probe, after Attorney General Eric Holder said in an address Tuesday to the NAACP that his department would “consider all available information” before deciding whether to move forward.
The department also held a conference call with civil rights leaders on Monday. The conference call included DOJ officials, along with representatives from the FBI and federal prosecutors, as well as members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
They spoke to civil rights leaders from Sanford, Fla., as well as others from around the country. You guessed it – Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and that angry pack of special interest groups’ individuals who seek to make some money.
Some attorneys and analysts have cautioned that Holder would have a difficult time bringing a civil rights case against Zimmerman, particularly since the investigation so far is thought to have turned up no evidence or claims that Zimmerman exhibited racial bias. Martin was black. Moreover, the prosecution in the case reified that race had no standing in the proceedings.
But other lawmakers appear to have already made up their mind. “We do know that Mr. Martin’s civil rights have been violated,” Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., said, as other members of the Congressional Black Caucus voiced similar views.
The difficulty with this rhetoric, especially the notion of civil rights, has been the whipping post for any and all complaints against other parties in claims of racial bias. We all saw it.
We saw how the state of Florida, Sanford County, did not want to even bring George Zimmerman in. They had procured everything that they needed on the spot as the action occurred. Lest we would want to remind all that it is the individual several states that make laws or statutes thereto that govern the rule of law in whatever state.
So why is all the commotion with the federal people? Do you know or even realize that the minute any agency of the United States gets involved it is you and I who are flipping the bill? That is to say that just about everyone named in this article is receiving tax-payer dollars to afford what ax there is to grind. Think about it – Jesse Jackson’s companies as well as Al Sharpton’s receive funds from the U.S. government and we are fairly certain that they do not pay income taxes.
Just one more thing – why hasn’t the DOJ looked into an organization that receives money from U.S. tax-payers, however little or insignificant, and basically allow discrimination continue disguised as the Congressional Black Caucus, the Hispanic Caucus, the NAACP, or any of the other thousands of organizations that make it a purpose to be involved.