Note to America: Don’t Blame Obama for Troy Davis’ Execution and what are you going to do about “the Death Penality?”

Posted: September 22, 2011 in African American Stories and Viewpoints, Decision Factors, Editorial, News and politics, Reflections
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Yeah, America I have to respond in confidence about the execution of Troy Davis. First, I want to extend sympathies to his family. My heart bleeds for him. Only reason because I think Troy Davis should have been given an opportunity to speak out more in conjunction of his conviction. I still believe that the execution was pushed so quickly so he wouldn’t have a chance to respond. Yes, he waited 22 years, but I still think those 22 years could have been spared even more without the execution. Am I disappointed that the Supreme Court didn’t give him the right to respond longer? Yes. I have to be. Just like every American. But you say, wait now. Why would anyone from the black community that doesn’t know about the guy, wants to know about the case he had? And the innocence? Everyone knows that in the United States that every person is innocent until proven guilty! Where was the judgment call on that one? Maybe if those in the Georgia Correctional System should have given more of a chance for Troy to voice his side of the story. This sort of thing reminds me of what John Wesley said before he died. If you must know, Wesley was the founder of Methodism, or in this case, the United Methodist Church. And by the way, the Cross and Flame condemns Capital Punishment. John Wesley wrote in 1791 about Blacks and Justice: “Reading this morning a tract wrote by a poor African, I was particularly struck by that circumstance that a man who has a black skin, being wronged or outraged by a white man, can have no redress; it being a “law’ in our colonies that the oath of a black against a white goes for nothing. What villainy is this?” This again was written in 1791, which was his last letter before his death. John Wesley’s last words in that sentence was “What villainy is this?” We Americans need to ask that in this 21st Century. You residents in the Peach State need to get on that and ask yourselves that question. I got love for the GA, but really you read up on John Wesley’s last question. Which leads me to my second point: STOP THE BLAME ON OBAMA! Come ON AMERICANS! Now I know for the fact that this should have allowed the president to speak up. And alot of you so-called Americans (including African-Americans yes, I went there) had to make a comment about that the President said nothing about the execution. What do you expect for him to do? Yes he is the president but something awhile back was mentioned about having fairness in the justice system that had to make including Capital Punishment: “Dating back to his time in the Illinois State Senate, President Obama has worked to ensure accuracy and fairness in the criminal justice system – especially in capital punishment cases,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “However, it is not appropriate for the President of the United States to weigh in on specific cases like this one, which is a state prosecution.” So technically, this really is a State Issue, not a Federal Issue. If the Troy Davis angle were to be a Federal Issue, then Obama I think would have stepped in and weigh out the facts. So don’t go assuming that “oh…Obama should have done something, and I’m blaming him for Troy Davis to be executed. He should be impeached!” WHAT?!!!!!! Impeached for what, for not making a interference call? It seems that nowadays whenever things arise in Washington or anywhere in the nation, and if it’s bad, it’s on the President’s head. Personally, I do respect what the press secretary had to respond in confidence to this, but blaming President Obama on not referring the call on the Troy Davis Angle is flat out utter nonsense. Another reason of hating the first African-American President. So we “Americans” need to check ourselves. Just like yesterday when everyone on Facebook was angry about the page changing up. Lot of you failed to realize that Technology changes ALL THE TIME! I hope that it will pass. I’ll bet that despite of the arguments, the Troy Davis angle will be the most talked about Angles for years to come. For a real reason: to get the American Justice System to see the light about the death penalty. Mostly of condemning the idea of getting it away from those who don’t really deserve to die quickly. Roland Martin pointed out on his Facebook Page that 600,000 African-Americans in Georgia are NOT registered to vote! I find that staggering and scary. If you are one of those citizens who whine that I want to wait to see what happens, then clearly you are on a wrong part of town. More like some who blabber and type with anger on Facebook and Twitter and really is NOT acting on the responsibility. Strange but true.

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