A nation of laws ignored those in George Zimmerman case

July 20, 2013 

This country was founded as a representative republic, not a democracy (or mob rule). But the recent George Zimmerman case has the potential of turning our history and traditions upside down. A man who, by most accounts, acted in self defense against an aggressor and was unjustly arrested and tried as a murderer: How did this happen?

A small-town police chief and investigator, after viewing all of the facts at the time, realized there was not enough evidence to arrest Mr. Zimmerman. A small group of people inside and outside the Sanford Police Department disagreed and decided to make an incident (that normally wouldn't make a headline on any cable news channel) into a racially motivated murder. The police chief was fired and the lead investigator was demoted.

The media, coaxed along by racial antagonists, liberals and national politicians, reported months' worth of untruths that defamed Mr. Zimmerman as a racist, wanna-be-cop, etc., while portraying Trayvon Martin as an innocent child, showing photos of him when he was 12 or 13 as they played an edited 911 call by George Zimmerman. President Obama added fuel to the fire by stating if he had a son, he would like Trayvon.

This country was created as one governed by laws, not by men. But when it becomes too uncomfortable to obey these laws, because of outside forces or mobs, we tend to bend the rules to make things more politically correct.

Even though George Zimmerman has been found not guilty on all charges, he not only faces death threats but also a civil suit by the Martin family as well as a "hate crime" investigation by the Department of Justice, egged on by the NAACP and liberal media.

Justice is supposed to be blind! If we try to change that, even a tiny bit, we will eventually seal our fate.

I pray for the Martin family, who tragically lost a son, but also for the Zimmerman family, whose lives will be changed forever. What if it was you sitting in George Zimmerman's place?

Steve Stivers


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