What a week.
On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, white, racist, drug addict, loner, Dylann Roof opened fire in a black church, killing nine people. It was an unthinkable act perpetrated by a disturbed individual. There is no denying that this had a racial component. However, it does not appear to be part of some organized effort.
Roof acted alone. For race-baiters, gun control enthusiasts, and leftists of all flavors, this is a delicious tragedy. We are already hearing calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from off the face of the earth. The gun control freaks are out in spades. President Obama started his remarks on Thursday with, “we don’t have all the facts”, but then proceeded to pass judgment on the whole thing. He predictably blamed it on white people that hate black people and the existence of the second amendment.
This was an act of hate. But we’re just now in the upswing of hype that will dishonor the families of the victims with the preposterous societal causes of this tragedy.
Roof committed murder. Our legal system should be strong enough that he is executed for his crimes. We can’t deter all nutcases out there, but it would deter some. We also can’t give away our freedoms just because a few nutcases exist out there.