The President speaks of the tragedy of a young man's death.
If you read the entire statement, the President also references gun control.
Apparently, some folks still do not understand that a gun does not kill. A human being pulls the trigger which causes the killing. Not a gun. Guns do not kill. Spoons do not make us fat. We use the spoon which causes the food to go in and fat to be created.
This tragedy is not, and should not, be a political issue. This is a tragedy gone awry. Two people in the wrong place at the wrong time. Two people who perhaps wrongly assumed things about each other. I was not there; I cannot say what either one thought. Neither can anyone else on this planet.
Sadly, too, some groups are trying to make this a racial issue. If that were truly the case, then those same groups would fuss when murderous circumstances occur and the colors are reversed, but they don't make a fuss then.
This isn't about race, it isn't about guns. It's about two people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time and both apparently made errors in judgement along the way, tragically costing one his life.
I wasn't on the jury so I do not know their thoughts. I wasn't in the court room to hear testimony so I cannot make a personal decision on guilt. Did one person die at the hand of another? Yes. Did two people have injuries? Yes. Was it planned or racial? Doesn't sound that way. Only God knows for sure, and if Mr Zimmerman is guilty as charged and was acquitted in error, then he still will face God one day and that punishment is far bigger to dread than what men may desire.
Children are not born as racists, they are taught to be racial. If there is one lesson to learn, let me be that we all improve the subjects we teach our society's children.