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Racial Profiling

A letter to Congress to address the House’s passing of legislation that will make profiling illegal:

According to the Congressional Research Service, profiling is defined “as
the practice of targeting individuals for police or security interdiction,
detention or other disparate treatment based primarily on their race or
ethnicity [or religion], in the belief that certain minority groups are more
likely to engage in unlawful behavior.”

Well, the fact is that certain minority groups ARE more likely to engage in
unlawful behavior.  Look at statistics.  It is simply common sense to
acknowledge this fact.  It is foolishness to deny it.  When certain minority
groups stop doing the majority of the crimes, then it will be appropriate to
stop profiling. 

While profiling based on race, religion or ethnicity is not guaranteed to be
100% effective law enforcement (Timothy McVeigh and John Walker Lindh, both white males, would not be identified), the majority of people committing
crimes WOULD fall into one of the profiled catagories.  How can you deny
this to be true?  Your first instinct might be to call me racist, but is
anything I’m saying not factually true?  And is it racist to call something
what it is?  Let’s get a grip on our thought processes here and use facts
instead of feelings to make policy decisions.  Look at the way the world is
today, the problems we have now that we didn’t used to have, and deal with
them in an intelligent way.  Maybe there are things we don’t want to do that
are just necessary now.  This is important stuff, lives depend on it.  The
right choice might be a tough one, it might be an unpopular one, but that
doesn’t make it less right. 

The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees the right to be safe from unreasonable search and seizure without probable cause. Perhaps what needs to be addressed is the definition of what is “unreasonable”
today under the current circumstances. 

It’s a fact that the majority of terrorist activity in the world today is done by Arab-looking males between the ages of 18 and 40.  It is nothing less than incompetence to ignore this fact.  Another thing to consider; what are gangsters and gang members known for?  Charity work?  I don’t think so.
That is another very specific look, and to not suspect people who insist on
adopting that look is just plain stupid.  When a guy who looks like he might
put a gun in your face actually puts a gun in your face because you ignored
common sense and didn’t keep a distance between you and him, will you still say profiling is wrong?   Will you not learn from that lesson, assuming you’re still alive, and do some intelligent profiling next time you’re in that situation?

Profiling works.  To outlaw it so we don’t hurt anyone’s feelings shows a
complete lack of common sense and an inability to act intelligently.

Imus

Heard a rap song lately?

The “we can say it but you can’t” crap needs to stop.  Either it’s wrong to say or it’s not wrong to say.  You can’t have it both ways.  Pick one. 

Gee, We Sure Are Sorry….

An apology by someone who wasn’t involved in what is being apologized for is worthless.  “We need closure!”  If I tell you I’m sorry my great great grandfather did something bad to your great great grandfather, what the hell good is that?  How is that closure? 

We regret that certain things happened, and if it was possible to go back in time and undo it many of us would.  That’s pretty much as good as you’re gonna get without a flux capacitor.  If an “official apology” by completely uninvolved people makes you happy, you’re as shallow as you are unrealistic. 

The problem is not that your ancestors were abused.  That WAS the problem.  Some incredible people fought for the freedom that they regretably didn’t have, and they won.  They won.  Everyone in America today gets the same tools for success that white people get.  That is your victory, and it’s huge.  So why is the success still so unbalanced?  THAT, my non-white friend, is the problem today.  And I think I have the answer.  I’ve pondered and debated it with people a lot lately, and the conclusion I’ve come to is this.  The Black community in America, in general, sees success as a white thing.  And there is so much resentment and even hatred towards Whites that Black America doesn’t want to appear to be “acting white”.  But what Black America is missing is that the opportunity to be successful here is what was fought so hard for during the Civil Rights Movement.  You won the race but you’ve rejected the prize.  By not taking advantage of school and earning a high school diploma, by not waiting to make babies until you’re financially stable, by not staying out of trouble with the law, you are slapping Dr. King in the face.  You are making pointless everything he and many others went through.  If you aren’t willing to be responsible and do what is necessary to live a decent life, that’s on you.  You can’t blame my ancestors for your current situation, because your ancestors have already fixed it.  All you have to do is take advantage of what they couldn’t.

And apologizing for history is just stupid.

The Civil War

Hey, here’s an interesting bit of info:  the Civil War wasn’t about slavery!  It was about states’ rights!

Let me give you a quote.  (I love good quote)  This is from Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy, during his inaugural address on February 18, 1861.

“Our present political position has been achieved in a manner unprecedented in the history of nations.  It illustrates the American idea that goverments rest on the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish them at will whenever they become destructive of the ends for which they were established.”

Did you know they had that right?  They did.  Know what else?  We still do.