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George Zimmerman = Innocent Until Proven Guilty ??

George Zimmerman = Innocent Until Proven Guilty ??

Last night, while watching the news coverage of George Zimmerman’s murder trial acquittal on Fox News and CNN, several reporters and pundits preached a startling new line. Over George-Zimmermanand over again, they kept saying that Zimmerman “had not been found innocent” of the murdering Trayvon Martin. Rather, they reasoned that the prosecution had simply not been able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman was guilty.  The implication was that Zimmerman was guilty, but the prosecutors were too inept in collecting and presenting the evidence to prove it.

Wow!  Whoa!  Stop the presses!

I always thought that the underlying principle of the American justice system was that a person was innocent until they were proven guilty of a crime. If that is indeed the case, yesterday’s jury verdict proclaimed George Zimmerman’s innocence.

Did not Zimmerman enter the courtroom

Whether you like it or not George Zimmerman was declared “innocent” by a jury of his peers  in a court of justice.

as an innocent man under the presumption of innocence doctrine?  Did not the jury thereafter find him “Not Guilty” of the charges brought?  Then I ask, did not George Zimmerman leave the courtroom yesterday just as he came in to it  – An Innocent Man under the presumption of innocence doctrine?

Wake up Fox News. Wake up CNN. Whether you like it or not George Zimmerman was declared “innocent” by a jury of his peers  in a court of justice.

July 14, 2013

The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

 

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Differences Between Conservatives & Liberals Defined

Differences Between Conservatives & Liberals Defined-

Fox News Chief Roger Ailes

Fox News Chief
Roger Ailes

 

Mike Lee, my 28 year old conservative grandson from of Ventura, California,  recently sent me a copy of a speech by Roger Ailes the Chairman and CEO of Fox News as well as the Chairman of Fox Television Stations gave in accepting the prestigious Bradley Prize on June 12 in Washington, D.C.  It included the following story which both Mike and I feel explains the difference between liberals and conservatives.

“Of course, the country’s split politically. Democrats and Republicans can’t get along. And it is hard to figure out if it is ever going to get back together. But I heard a story about a guy who was in a hot air balloon. He was lost and he lowered his altitude. He spotted a man down below and descended a bit more and then called out to him. He said, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I’d meet him an hour ago, and I don’t know where I am.” The man on the ground consulted his GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above ground elevation at 2,346 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees, 14 minutes north latitude; 100 degrees, 49 minutes west longitude,” and the guy in the balloon said, “You must be a conservative,” and he said, “I am. How did you know that?” He said, well, “Everything you told me is technically correct but I have no idea what to make of your information. The fact is I’m still lost — and frankly, you haven’t been very much help so far.” The guy on the ground yelled up: “You must be a liberal.” He said, “I am. How did you know that?” He said, “Well, you don’t know where you’re going or where you’ve been, you’ve risen to where you are on hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep. You expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you’re in the same place you were before we met and now it’s my fault!”

(Click Here To Read Ailes’ Complete Remarks) – Recommended

June 21, 2013

The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

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