wish I had.
"Trayvon Martin's mother is missing an opportunity to lead a social
movement. America needs a conversation about the unfortunate plight of
thousands of young black men who have adopted unhealthy lifestyles.
"High unemployment, black-on-black crime, and hopelessness are
factors that must be addressed. Individual choices and wrong internalized messages have led to the devaluation of human life in the
black community at every stage of development.
"The devaluation in human life is reflected in our abortion rates and
the willingness to accept high black-on-black murder rates. We can do
I'm surprised she's still a professor; wonder how many times the Usual Suspects have tried to get rid of her for saying this?
More on those attempts to frame Oathkeepers. And a reporter.
Speaking of such, from Thirdpower: If you're not on a list, you're not doing enough.
Also from his place,
Josh Horwitz Hates Logic and
Gifford's anti-gun donors listed. Not much grassroots there.
A quote from 1764:
“A principal source of errors and injustice are false ideas of
utility. For example: that legislator has false ideas of utility who
considers particular more than general conveniences, who had rather
command the sentiments of mankind than excite them, who dares say to
reason, ‘Be thou a slave;’ who would sacrifice a thousand real
advantages to the fear of an imaginary or trifling inconvenience; who
would deprive men of the use of fire for fear of their being burnt, and
of water for fear of their being drowned; and who knows of no means of
preventing evil but by destroying it.
The laws of this nature are those which forbid to wear arms,
disarming those only who are not disposed to commit the crime which the
laws mean to prevent. Can it be supposed, that those who have the
courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, and the most
important of the code, will respect the less considerable and arbitrary
injunctions, the violation of which is so easy, and of so little
comparative importance? Does not the execution of this law deprive the
subject of that personal liberty, so dear to mankind and to the wise
legislator? and does it not subject the innocent to all the disagreeable
circumstances that should only fall on the guilty? It certainly makes
the situation of the assaulted worse, and of the assailants better, and
rather encourages than prevents murder, as it requires less courage to
attack unarmed than armed persons.”
The article: Gun-Free Zones: A Threat to Every Child.