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Attorney General Eric Holder’s agenda both violates his oath and hurts those he purports to help
Attorney General Eric Holder strongly condemned “stand your ground” laws at a speech before the National convention of the NAACP in Orlando, FL, saying the measures “senselessly expand the concept of self defense”. He said that “the list of resulting tragedies is long and, unfortunately, has victimized too many who are innocent.” Mr. Holder would be wise to check the data in light of his making these comments in the context of a more broad discussion of claimed racial inequality, in which the populace was whipped in to a frenzy by deceptive media and political operatives seeking to gain ground by inciting emotional, racially grounded contempt of the law of the land.
According to an independent analysis by The Daily Caller of a database maintained by the Tampa Bay Times, African Americans use Florida’s “stand your ground” defense claims at a rate of 33% of the time in homicide cases, nearly twice the percent of the state’s population they comprise. Additionally, the exercise of the strategy by African Americans exceeds those of the state’s white population rate and results in a successful defense in 55% of the claims by the group, matching the statewide average and also exceeding the successful rate of use of the defense by whites.
In addition to ignoring the glaring facts, which never seem to matter to the politically and racially motivated Attorney General, he needs to be reminded that he is charged with the preservation, protection and defense of the constitution and laws of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic. Bowing to mobs calling for their own brand of justice in a Nation of laws contradicts his obligation and oath. Holder is specifically charged with protecting the unalienable rights of our citizens, those rights we have as individuals that come from God and are not granted by the government. Holder cannot take away those rights in a society comprised of free citizens, and any attempt to do so should frighten the free people of a Nation founded by believers in Judeo Christian doctrine who attribute the granting of our innate rights from the Creator and not the government.
Our laws recognize that the inherent right to immune defense of one’s self from an aggressor is annunciated in the Bible, Torah, and the Jewish law of the Talmud.
Exodus 22:2 World English Version states “ If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him”.
Jewish law set forth in the Talmud states “ if someone comes to kill you, arise quickly and kill him”.
Christian Roman Catholic doctrine, per the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1994, cites and quotes Saint Thomas Aquinas, and asserts “Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor lethal blows”
Protestant Doctrine on the personal and unalienable right to self defense, even against the government, in Samuel Rutherford’s Lex, Rex (1644 and the 1982 Sprinkle Publications edition) cites Luke 22:36, “Jesus advised his disciples to arm themselves in view of likely persecution”
None less than Cicero, Rome’s greatest orator and advocate of personal liberty, argued that the right to self defense was natural and inborn, and not a creation of the government, and that the right to use weapons was a necessary part of that right, and that any view to the contrary was nonsense.
Holder’s contempt for law, both natural and constitutional, not only makes him unfit for his office, but serves to undermine rights that are the very basis of our society. His race baiting and politicization of his position serves to divide when we should unite as the Nation of laws we are. He is seeking to destroy both doctrine and laws that are long recognized and defended as the very fabric of western civilization.