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Letters to the editor on self-defense, dark days

  • Published Friday, August 2, 2013, at 12 a.m.

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How was it self-defense?

I wish Trayvon Martin had been carrying a gun. That way it would have been a true self-defense claim. If you are the one who has the gun, how can you say it was self-defense?

I think George Zimmerman is a coward. He couldn’t fight a 17-year-old toe-to-toe, and when he started losing the fight, he pulled out a gun. When I was growing up, when you got into a fight you won or you lost. You did not pull out a gun and shoot the person if you were losing.

Why didn’t the National Rifle Association come out and say that Martin should have been armed to protect himself from Zimmerman? The NRA wants everyone to have a gun. Or does it only want all white people to have guns to protect themselves from blacks they perceive are out to hurt them?



Dark days

I am deeply depressed about the status of our American society and republic. I see so many negative things going on these days, such as our economy, the structure and state of our family units, and our weakened American fiber.

The United States has fallen so far in so many ways. We are no longer respected in many parts of the world.

I blame our politicians, especially our poor excuse for a president. I blame Republicans and Democrats. Mostly I blame the entitlement-dependent and intellectually challenged voter who continues to vote for people such as President Obama.

Of course, our media are a joke. The same brain-dead voters are likely to listen and believe everything that is reported. They are brainwashed by their daily indoctrination that is thinly disguised as “journalism.”

I feel as if I am standing on the train tracks and I hear the train coming, but no one else does. I believe that very dark days are coming to America.

Although I will never give up on our great country, I think we may have fallen too far to recover. Our government has failed us. We are now at its mercy, as well as at the mercy of the activists who populate our Supreme Court. There is no opposition party in this country. God help us.



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