While government has its place, the fact is that the realm outside government called society has been relinquishing its legitimate authority to the state for quite a long time. And the George Zimmerman case underlines how we've forgotten that the true “first responders” are supposed those first on the scene — even if they’re not wearing badges and might be stealing a bit of glory from those who do.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) spent the weekend echoing the president and the attorney general in stating that "stand your ground" laws ought to be reconsidered in light of the Zimmerman case.
The verdict in the George Zimmerman case has provoked an array of varying responses since it was announced on June 13.
Author Brad Thor offered to buy George Zimmerman a gun and ammunition after the Justice Department blocked the release of evidence from Zimmerman's trial.
What the judge in the Zimmerman trial ruled as not relevant was certainly available to the president when he said that Trayvon Martin "could have been my son." But that additional evidence about a teenage hoodlum didn't fit the president's narrative, and so he left it out.
Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) calls on the Senate to ratify the ATT, claiming the UN gun grab does nothing to affect the right to keep and bear arms.
You have to wonder: Do the mainstream media really want blacks in this country to riot because a jury of his peers found George Zimmerman “not guilty” of the charges against him?
A former employee at the Florida State Attorney’s office has indicated that he will be filing a whistleblower suit against George Zimmerman’s prosecutors.
Attorney General Eric Holder questioned the legitimacy of "stand your ground" laws that 25 states have adopted, claiming they "sow dangerous conflict." This directly contradicts Supreme Court precedents since the 1890s.