Opinion Line Extra (July 18)

07/18/2013 12:00 AM

07/17/2013 5:09 PM

Racial prejudice, Hollywood tells us, is solely an aberration of Southern whites. Reactions to the Zimmerman trial illustrate that prejudice knows no geographical boundaries, and infests other races as well.

I’m a fat, old, gray-haired white lady who believes that without justice for Trayvon Martin, there is no justice for me. Whatever he did, he was the one standing his ground. George Zimmerman was the aggressor, and he got away with murder. Our Pledge of Allegiance says “justice for all,” remember?

“Justice for Trayvon Martin” was the cry from the beginning. Now we see that “justice” (as in any court proceeding) is for Zimmerman. And for the six jurors, and for the families and for the attorneys. And for everyone involved.

If not for race-baiting, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and their ilk would starve to death. How they call themselves preachers, ministers, whatever, is more than I know.

What makes the president, Sharpton and others think they are somehow more able to judge the Martin-Zimmerman case than the six legally appointed jurors who heard the arguments and the evidence for many days? Our Constitution gives everyone the right to a jury trial and to be judged by the same.

Sorry, neighbors, but if I see anyone breaking into your house or assaulting you, I am not going to lift a finger to help, particularly if they’re black. The public crucifixion of George Zimmerman made sure of that.

If Zimmerman is considered white, why is President Obama considered black? Where is the racism now?

Doesn’t anyone in Wichita know anything about anything other than the Zimmerman trial? A jury of his peers judged him not guilty. Get over it.

No consideration of any “gun control” until there is adequate “thug control” as well as government “self-control.”

Maybe if I were a billionaire and didn’t know what to do with all my money, I would buy silly commercials that nobody understands, too. But I doubt it.

A biblical tithe on Charles Koch’s income would be about $135,000 per day. To give that much to charity each and every day of the year would take a lot of time and energy. Such time would be better than an ad campaign to eliminate the minimum wage for the working poor.

After watching former K-State quarterback Collin Klein showing local sports reporters how to throw a football, I’ll choose the sports reporters. They weren’t drafted either.

You are reminded how old you’ve gotten every time another actor or singer dies and the media make a big deal out of it, and you realize that you have no idea whom they are talking about.

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