Mr. President, any one of 1,350,000 unborn babies could have been you last year...

Our President is trying to emote in a popular direction, giving a "surprise speech" about how "Trayvon Martin could have been me thirty-five years ago." Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and accept his claim he used to sit on top of men pummeling them while they cried for help. I must say that, myself, I'm sceptical. But again, let's give him the benefit of the doubt.

Honestly, though; while he's at it, why doesn't our president emote over the 1,350,000 defenseless infants torn to shreds last year who never pummeled anything other than their mother's womb. From inside. With their feet.

This is not to defend George Zimmerman. I pity him. But not as much for the lifetime of hostility he will endure as the lifetime of bloodguilt he will suffer. A regular bad dream I've had for years is that I've murdered a man and can't bear the guilt.

George Zimmerman didn't kill a man of similar age who was also armed and present on the field of combat. He killed a young boy who was unarmed and was only punching him... which is what many teenagers would end up doing if they were followed, called out, and felt threatened. As my barber said yesterday, "the best defense is a good offense."

But again, if our president can channel the death of Trayvon, why can't he chanel the suffering, torture, unbearable pain, and death of the unborn, also?

Trayvon's dead.

Aaron and Adam and Ahmed and Alison and Alyssa and Arianna and 1,349,994 other wee ones, red and yellow, black and white, are also dead. If President Obama had any pity or compassion or desire for justice in him, he'd never stop emoting over the torture and murder of these little ones.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.


He killed a young boy who was unarmed and was only punching him

First of all, punches can be deadly and can case serious injuries. The case of Kermit Washington demonstrates that. Second, Martin wasn't "only" punching Zimmerman. He slammed Zimmerman's head into the concrete, which is incredibly dangerous. To say Martin was "unarmed" is misleading.

>>To say Martin was "unarmed" is misleading.

I didn't say he was unfisted. Fights like this were commonplace in Elgin High School when I was a student there and George may well have been itching for a fight or confrontation. Dude wouldn't have any idea he was armed.

"Blam!" right through his heart. No shot in the air, foot, arm, or leg.

Heart. Dead.


So let me get this straight. Zimmerman was sucker punched. Mounted MMA style. Ground and Pounded. With a broken nose. Raining cats and dogs. Told that he will die tonight. And we are supposed to believe that a warning shot was warranted (over and above being possible)?

Zimmerman was in fear for his life.

Was he overzealous? yes. Did he act foolishly? Yes.

But that doesn't erase Martin's actions, especially slamming Zimmerman's head into the concrete. Martin became "armed" when he mounted Zimmerman, because the concrete sidewalk was his weapon.

Zimmerman did what he thought was necessary, in the heat of the moment, to preserve his life.

I thnk we should all be reluctant to second-guess juries in either direction. Our system rightly gives them the responsibility to make the call. Does this mean that 6-member juries are a good idea to try serious charges? No. Does it guarantee that the prosecution did a good job? No. But the jury was there, heard all the evidence, saw all the witnesses, evaluated their credibility. I trus them more than I trust those--including me--who weren't there. 


It doesn't matter whether it is R's or D's. You can't redirect people from the tragedy in Sanford to the tragedy in our own neighborhoods. The President and readers of Baylyblog want to talk about the case, not about the 3000 who will die today. We all embrace lesser moral outrages to hide our eyes from the great evil. God have mercy on us.

rcjr, I have been an anti-abortion activist for 16 years.

Never said otherwise brother.

Had he fired a warning it hot, there would have been the definite possibility it would have been taken and used against him. Our Sheriff you don't pull a gun to try to scare someone. You pull it to use it.

What Jeff says about concealed carry.  You avoid any confrontation, because using that gun is at best the second worst thing that can happen to you.  Zimmerman appears to have failed in that. 

But when it gets to the point of fear of death or grievous bodily harm, you shoot center of mass.  One can debate whether Zimmerman realistically could fear that--I'd tend to answer in the affirmative given Martin's physical superiority and how he was fighting--but Zimmerman did use his pistol correctly.  If you pull it out, you'd better mean business.

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