Monday, September 12, 2016

And So it Continues

Yesterday was the 15th year of remembering the tragic events that occurred on 9/11/2001. There were many reports of Americans meeting to remember and give honor and respect to those 3,000 victims perpetrated by 19 Muslim terrorists, 16 were from Saudi Arabia. Many of the dead were valiant firemen and police who entered the buildings while others were escaping. Black football players in the NFL chose that day to demonstrate their total lack of respect either for these victims or for this great country. Their actions have been condoned by NFL coaches and owners. Obama, never missing an opportunity came out in support of these ungrateful millionaires. He has endorsed the “black lives matter” organizers by inviting them to the White House a few days after five police officers were gunned down in Dallas. I am sure there are very few Americans who do not understand that the institution of slavery in this country was wrong. How many of them realize the hundreds of thousands of soldiers from the North who gave their lives to end this heinous practice. With the continuing support of the Democratic Party the blacks no longer slaves were subjected to hateful acts by the Klu Klux Klan and Jim Crow for over 100 years. This finally was halted first by President Truman who ended segregation in the military followed by President Kennedy and President Johnson ending segregation and opening up the opportunity for blacks to vote. That was over fifty years ago. These three presidents were Democrats. They deserve credit for understanding the rightness of the cause. They did it in spite of overwhelming defiance from mostly Southern Democrats. From my standpoint there has been great progress since then. Will it ever be 100%. I doubt it. Prejudice against one segment of the population has been ongoing for centuries. It takes constant vigilance and determination to keep positive progress. I added the above paragraph to try to make the point that I can understand frustration but regardless, this type of behavior, refusing to stand during the playing of our national anthem, only stiffens resolve to think of other races as different rather than the same. I, for one, am offended every time actions like this occur. The facts clearly state that the preponderance of blacks being killed are being killed by other blacks not the police. If police continue to be thought of as the enemy they cannot possibly resolve crime committed in predominately black districts. The arson and pillaging following a police shooting does nothing to create sympathy for blacks. One last point, I have tried to make for some time is that until we all consider that we are Americans, not African Americans, Mexican Americans, etc., we will never resolve this conflict. Jack B. Walters One of those deplorable people you have heard about September 12, 2016

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