Death: Black & White

Judge's Gavel on American FlagIt is ofttimes said that concept of justice and the law’s application thereof should be colorblind. Sadly, reality falls far short of this dream; too many people prove time and time again that they see, if not in color per se, Black and White quite well and judge according to that vision.

Little proves this point better than the response to the lawful executions of two men on September 21, 2011, one White and one Black.

In Texas Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed for the 1998 murder of James Byrd, Jr. This was a matter of little significance to the nation at large. Brewer was White and his victim Black.

In Georgia Troy Davis was executed for the 1989 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail. This was a media sensation and Liberals and Black grievance-mongers descended upon the area like locusts. Davis was Black and his victim White.

When a maelstrom of outcry to stop the Davis execution erupts from people such as: Pope Benedict XVI, Jimmy Carter, Al Sharpton, thousands of Liberals, and numerous supposedly anti-death penalty groups but not voice can be heard decrying the execution of Brewer it is impossible for the sane mind to believe that there is even any desire for “colorblind justice” in the minds of Liberals and their minority tenants.

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