Black Lives Don’t Matter to Sarah Palin or Donald Trump


It was July 7th, 2016 that 5 police officers were killed and 9 injured in my home, Dallas Texas.   The shooting happened at the end of a peaceful Black Lives Matter-organized protest against police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, which had occurred in the preceding days.  Since that senseless act of violence, more unarmed black men have been shot by police.  In Tulsa an unarmed Black man was shot after being tasered and while he was laying on the ground.

Betty Shelby, the officer who executed Mr. Crutcher, has been charged with manslaughter.

 

 

In Charlotte North Carolina, a black man with Traumatic Brain Injury, was gunned down by police.  His wife told the officers that her husband doesn’t have a gun.  While police assert that the victim did have a gun, none has been recovered.

 

Demonstrations and protest rallies have been held across the country.  What a tragedy that it’s been more than 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln, and our country is still consumed with racial strife.

If America is to survive this tumultuous time, leaders in the government must bring order…a sense of fairness,…and they must embrace peace instead of violence.  Leaders must lead  us toward peaceful existence instead of promoting violence.

Sarah Palin is not a leader, a Governor, or a Vice President.  She isn’t even a Fox News contributor or the host of Amazing America.  She is just a pathetic old woman.  Weighing in through Facebook, Sarah referred to the North Carolina protesters saying, “They’re not protestors, they’re rioters… and this changed some things!”  Sarah’s post linked to this story.

The point of the story was to laud the white man driving through the protesters brandishing a gun!

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This picture and story suggests that the solution to the violence is more violence.  That is also consistent with Donald Trump’s approach to solving violence… more guns.  Here are some quotes of Trump that illustrate the point:

  1.  (making reference to shooting at Orlando club)  “If you had guns in that room, even if you had a number of people having ‘em strapped to their ankle or strapped to their waist where bullets could have flown in the other direction right at him, you wouldn’t have had the same kind of a tragedy,

“It’s too bad that some of the young people that were killed over the weekend didn’t have guns attached to their [hip],

2.  Voicing his support for the Second Amendment, Trump argued that the recent massacre in Paris would have “would have played out differently with the bullets flying in the other direction.”

3.  Donald Trump said that had teachers been armed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, the deadly shooting there would not have been as tragic.

4.  Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump released a policy proposal outlining the importance of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. The paper also endorses a nationwide right to carry a concealed weapon, reforming the country’s background check system and advocates for the elimination of all gun and magazine bans.

5.  Trump has asserted that Hillary Clinton would “strip away” Americans’ gun rights, and how President Trump would make “getting rid of gun-free zones” a top priority.

6.  Trump, the NRS’s candidate, has said: “the Second Amendment is under threat like never before,” and that his Democratic opponent is “the most anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment candidate ever to run for office.”

7.  “The Second Amendment is on the ballot in November.”  “The only way to save our Second Amendment is to vote for a person that you all know named Donald Trump,” Trump said.
8.  Trump believes that there is another, more effective way to fight crime.  His answer is to empower “law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves.”  He went on to explain that “law enforcement is great, they do a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time.  Our personal protection is ultimately up to us.”

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin promote a message that the solution to violence is more violence.  By indicating that peaceful protesters are the reason there is racial strife in America,  Trump and Palin promote  further strife.

Trump has even gone so far as to suggest that the way to win the election of 2016 is for Hillary to be taken out by 2nd Amendment advocates.

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump have four things in common: (1) both promote fear that democrats might try to take away people’s guns,(2) Black Lives don’t matter to either, (4) both promote violence, and (4) both are losers.

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  1. Antonin Scalia wrote:
    “Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset. This contrasts markedly with the phrase “the militia” in the prefatory clause. As we will describe below, the “militia” in colonial America consisted of a subset of “the people”— those who were male, able bodied, and within a certain age range. Reading the Second Amendment as protecting only the right to “keep and bear Arms” in an organized militia therefore fits poorly with the operative clause’s description of the holder of that right as “the people”.

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  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution (excerpt below)
    “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms. Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons.”

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  3. One has to wonder. Are there 2 different law enforcement societies today? It seems some are honest and uphold their oath. And other are working for a very dark part of society (trump) and associates, cults, tea bags, Russians, china, n korea, republican federation, constitutional sheriffs, communist party of America, scientology. I hope there are more good guys and girls in America/world. Cant wait for this election to be history.

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    1. OO,
      It’s ironic that Trump’s slogan is “Make America Great Again” since his election would signal the permanent decline of American values.

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  4. Great example of an idiot with a gun. Wave a weapon at a crowd of people. Luckily none of the protesters panicked and opened fire IN SELF DEFENSE. Do that to police officers and you are dead. That guy should have been arrested for aggravated menacing and general stupidity. Go into an emotionally tense situation and show a weapon.
    The guy (white?) was not arrested. There’s the core of the problem. The Charlotte police are not very intelligent, nor are the prosecutors. That driver should be sitting in a cell until things calm down.

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