Posted 9 months ago on July 19, 2013, 7:44 p.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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Were the President entertaining responses to his impromptu address this morning, I would say something like . . .
Thanks Mr. President - the first time I had heard how the shoes of a Black Man may feel I kinda got the creeps - being a scruffy white guy with long hair I've heard the door locks click as I pass by, but I am aware all I need do is shower and shave, get a hair cut, flash a winning smile, and that negative response to my passing by just goes away.
While I may harbor no illusions, I do hope your statement today does inspire a high degree of national introspection on the topic in the hope that we may somehow mitigate these ill affects and so improve the quality of life for all.
As to your comments regarding support for the youth of this nation, I must insist, Sir, with all of the respect that I do possess both for your person and accomplishments as much as the office of President itself - I am on the verge of a snarl. A snarl, Sir. One that is deep, guttural, and angry.
IF we would provide support for the youth of this nation, regardless of either race or class, then we must end The War on Drugs. It should be self evident, and is a topic I turn to at every opportunity.
I do believe it is a point I have attempted to bring home to your office on several occasions in the past. Doing the right thing is rarely popular - but is its own reward.
and the rest of you nay sayin nimrods and nitwits can kiss my ass