LETTER: False narrative of racism

Jul. 24, 2013 @ 04:57 AM

To the Editor:

The tragic story over the death of Trayvon Martin featured on the front page of the Sunday Herald continues to perpetuate the false premise of rampant white-on-black crime. George Zimmerman was acquitted in a court of law, and there was no evidence to indicate this tragedy was motivated by race. 

What the current administration in Washington sees is an opportunity to deploy a full-out assault on the right of law-abiding people to self defense. Unbeknownst to most, the Castle Doctrine allows one to defend their lives, their liberty and their property. This law disables trial lawyers’ ability to profit from the civil lawsuits brought against those who use their right to self defense. Let us not forget Martin was on top of Zimmerman slamming his head onto the concrete.

Ironically, the article ends on page A11 with two opposing stories over abortion. Why is this ironic? Planned Parenthood was founded by a racist bigot who openly hated blacks — Margaret Sanger. The 55 million-plus abortions performed since Roe v. Wade disproportionately exterminates black babies. Margaret Sanger stated in a letter she wrote to Clarence Gamble on Oct. 19, 1939, “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

Remember also that Sanger was a proponent of “eugenics,” and that scar on North Carolina is still evident. Knowing the racist roots of abortion, it saddens me to see so-called civil rights leaders and Democrat politicos in Raleigh standing up in defense of this atrocity!

Back to the vigil story — since the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, Chicago, a city that prohibits law-abiding citizens the right to carry concealed and self-defense, has had more than 700 murders. Not one victim’s name can anyone on the national stage repeat as they spew their false narrative of racism and gun control involving Trayvon, especially when most of the murders were black on black.

As always, I shall remain, in search of our God-given liberties!

Kirk D. Smith

Sanford