I have to say I was a little surprised that in response to Monday’s post Mitt there weren’t any Romney advocates to be heard. I truly expected an onslaught of controversial comments in his defense.
However, I did find one in my spam file the next morning that could have curled my hair. A young lady (I’m assuming she’s young or learning impaired), after threatening to come kick my ass, called Obama a coward which made me take pause.
Not due to the threat mind you, but accusing Obama of cowardice since a coward is the last thing he is when you consider how many people would like to kill him especially now since he’s championed gay marriage. The South must be beside themselves.
Imagine getting up every morning knowing it could be your last.
Imagine being married to him or having him as a father.
The first President of the United States to survive an assassination attempt was Andrew Jackson in 1835 while exiting the Capitol Building. Richard Lawrence less than 9 feet from Jackson fired 2 shots and missed.
Since then there have been 19 more known attempts to kill American Presidents with 4 fatalities. So you have to ask yourself, why would anyone want to be president?
Even Obama escaped harm on November 11, 2011 when Oscar Ortega-Hernandez fired 7 bullets into the White House actually getting close enough to crack a window. Luckily for Obama he was at a convention in Hawaii at the time.
That might be enough for me not to seek a second term yet his flag of freedom still flies high.
Then you have to consider what befell his predecessors who paved the way for his presidency or even his education for that matter.
We have James Meredith, the first Black man, or Colored as he was called in 1962, to be enrolled at The University of Mississippi, an all white school. His threats were so off the charts U.S. Marshals, sent by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, had to escort him in.
The man I’d really love to talk to though is Georgia Congressman John Lewis who at 23 was one of the original 13 Freedom Riders. Rep. Lewis, who sustained a fractured scull during the famous march in Selma Alabama and was almost murdered by an angry mob in Montgomery, stood right behind Obama when he took the oath of office. That had to be an equally great day for the 72 year old peacemaker…
I suppose my little militant friend would assume he’s a coward too even though he withstood countless beatings while boldly standing up for Civil Rights. You see, the deal was, even if someone hit you over the head with a lead pipe you could not fight back since you were protesting in peace. The riders made out wills before they embarked knowing there was a mighty good chance they wouldn’t be coming back yet they went anyway, and for the record many Whites went along with them. John Lewis wrote an amazing book called Walk in The Wind that chronicles the whole Civil Rights movement which brings me to Dr. King who as we all know, lost his life standing up for Civil Rights. Was he a coward too? I’m just asking.
If you were Barack Obama knowing all this wouldn’t you be a little wary of being the leader of the free world? Yet he’s not.
Try again pal, because it’s okay to agree to disagree, this is still America, the ‘Land of the Free’ after all, but next time you have something to say, could you be a bit more American?
I’d appreciate that.