‘Stand Your Ground’ law badly needed
July 25, 2013 11:36 PM | 755 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I find it quite interesting that the fallout from the verdict of the Zimmerman case has created such an uproar. Stevie Wonder will not perform in any state with a Stand Your Ground Law. Gee, I hate that. Our illustrious Attorney General, Eric Holder, is going to investigate such laws to see if they are needed, when he picks and chooses which laws he and Obama want to enforce in the first place. I know I’d have a lot of faith in that investigation.

A jury has found Mr. Zimmerman innocent in a trial that the prosecution “proved” for the defense. A trial that should not have taken place at all. But to appease the Revs. Sharpton and Jackson (by the way, at what churches do they preach?), many other news media, some 30 or 40 days later a special prosecutor was appointed, millions of dollars spent and finally a unanimous decision of innocent was reached by the jury.

This whole event happened because two people were brought together at the wrong time and the wrong place. Sadly, a young life was lost because of it.

Now we have folks that say the system failed, they do not trust the judicial system and are demonstrating to protest the verdict. There are a lot more important things that need attention than this. Immigration, the economy, terrorist attacks, health and moral issues. Folks need to toughen their skin and get over it.

As far the law goes, this world needs a “Stand Your Ground” law more than anything in times like we have now. All folks are getting fed up with getting beat up by thugs (white or black), break-ins and the murder of innocent citizens. Which would you rather do or have? Wait 10 or 15 minutes for the police to come or have a firearm to defend yourself in your time of desperation?

I am not implying the use of deadly force, but sometimes there is nothing left, because bystanders no longer will come to an individual’s aid from fear of getting involved or injured themselves.

Violent people must be dealt with in the proper manner. We have too many repeat offenders on the streets when they need to be in prison doing something constructive to pay their debt to society instead of lifting weights and watching color television.

There is so much violence going on that it is not newsworthy any more. The media finds what someone did or said 30 odd years ago more interesting than someone getting murdered by gang members.

It’s time to take our country back. It’s all our fault, we have accepted things and turned the other cheek too long.

People get elected to office and as soon as they arrive, they start campaigning to get re-elected instead of taking care of business. Does “term limits” sound familiar?

Well enough is enough, we are a split nation. Could this be because our government wants it this way? We The People need to unite and become Americans one nation under God, instead of being American this and American that.

God bless us all so we can put our differences aside and live peacefully.

Jerry DuPree

Powder Springs
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