Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Unto us a child is born. He came so we can have life and have it more abundantly. Let us remember the reason for the season. Love, Joy and Peace  to everyone.coollogo_com-18479236

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Peace

Let it not be said that we are common criminals
all just uneducated, liars, and thieves,
Let us be remembered as the ones who fought for peace.
Blood dries on cold hard pavement
and a mother weeps, for her son is gone
Still body not another breath will breathe
Gone too soon and yet we will hear the sound
again of another mother weeping,
when this same scene is once again repeated.
Can there be peace in the absence of justice.
For the sake of humanity
we have to find a common ground
We must put aside hatred, hostility and division
We must unite and have peace.

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Peace and War

 

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist.
I am willing to fight for peace.
Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.

Albert Einstein

I find this quote to be true. We  will never have peace until men and women of every
nation refuse to go to war. Will such a day ever come? For me to believe that would mean
I am living in a fool’s paradise!

 

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War V Peace

War creates deaths and destruction,
Peace creates unity among nations.
War gives rise to oppression, fear and division,
Peace creates an atmosphere where people can live together as one.
War shows no mercy, there is no respect for life,
Peace creates harmony and a life free from strife.
Those who choose peace choose life.

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Celebrating Black History Month

           Troy Davis

Is Equality Just a Figment of our Imagination?

Could it be that we have become complacent and have we allowed ourselves to be lured by a false sense of equality? We must wake up and realize that the struggle for equality among the races is far from over. There is still prejudice in society.

There are some questions that still need answering. Was it prejudice or justice that allowed a man to kill a black unarmed teen and walk free?  Was it prejudice or justice at play when a man was found guilty of attempted murder for the youths he did not kill and yet not guilty for the one whose life he took?  Was it prejudice or justice that allowed a judge to give a rich white boy ten years probation after he was found guilty of killing four people while driving under the influence?

Was it prejudice of justice that allowed the state of Georgia to execute Troy Davis although there was reasonable doubt that he committed the crime  they executed him for. Davis was executed on September 21, 2011 for the shooting death of a police officer. His story was one that captured the attention of the world and brought into question the fairness of the justice system.

There were grave doubts about Davis’s guilt. OF the nine people who testified at his trial seven of them  recanted their stories. One man even confessed he had no idea who killed the officer. All of this put together should have been cause for reasonable doubt. In this case we are still not sure if guilty beyond reasonable doubt was ever taken into consideration.

Human rights groups begged for a stay of execution. The former President Jimmy Carter and even Pope Benedict XVI asked for clemency but their pleas fell on deaf ears.  The result is that an innocent man may have lost his life.  Let us not become complacent and forget the ones who are gone. Let us keep Trayvon Martin, Troy Davis and Jordan Davis in our memories.

God deemed that all men are created equally, but man have decided otherwise. If we have a system in place that favors one race over another there will never be equality and there will never be justice.