An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick, his Supporters & American Citizens

(I was sent this letter and was asked to post it on the blog. So, here it is without further comment…)

An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick, his Supporters & American Citizens

You will take a knee or sit during the National Anthem because you want to protest what you feel is racial injustice in America. I applaud that you live in America and that we still have freedom of speech. With freedom comes responsibility.

The National Anthem represent this great Nation as does Lady Liberty. To your charge of racial injustice, on behalf of America, Lady Liberty Pleads “Not Guilty”

To support her “Not Guilty” plea Lady Liberty enters the Declaration of Independence into evidence, specifically the following:

WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Instead of protesting the United States of America and Police Departments across America, your indictment would be appropriately directed to the criminal class that terrorizes our neighborhoods & the ruling political class of the United States from our cities, counties, states and especially within the federal government. I submit the the following section of the Declaration of Independence in support of that indictment:

That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed,

All men, not just white men & not any women. All men. Why would we indict the political class? Here’s a few very good reasons to consider:

  • Are they not the people who enact laws that infringe on our liberty & invade our privacy non stop in the name of national security in direct violation of the Constitution (reference The Patriot Act among many others)? Hint: Citizens are not the problem!
  • Are they not the people to whom the Police Departments across America report (they generally report to Mayors). Whether they know it or not, that is whom they are protecting & serving.
  • Are they not the people who enacted the laws that allow & encourage Police departments across America to use civil asset forfeiture to steal our hard earned assets without due process of law?
  • Are they not the people who approve members of the federal judiciary? The same judiciary that fails to adhere to the Constitution in their quest to legislate from the bench?
  • Are they not the people who have ignited this firestorm of racism & separatism through their commentary on cherry picked events without having any more than vague information on those events? Have they reported & commented on every police shooting so as to provide a real racial perspective? Note that this data IS available from the FBI/DOJ and it doesn’t support the claims of racism.
  • Hasn’t our current President and the former & current Attorney’s General commented on police shootings & connected them to racism without any facts in evidence? When the facts of these cases came out in full, the physical evidence didn’t support the claims that the shootings were not not justified. Hands up Don’t Shot was the birth of BLM and it was a lie. It wasn’t supported by the physical evidence. That same evidence was reviewed by the DOJ and confirmed.
  • Are they not the people whose vitriol has given birth to the trial of Police by public opinion? Aren’t those Police also citizens entitled to due process of law? Public opinion without the benefits of all of the facts of the case is not a fair trial. As Americans, we can’t support trial by public opinion unless we are each willing to be tried in the same way. Without evidence, charges, a vigorous defense or a jury.
  • Didn’t that vitriol that gave birth to Black Lives Matter & aren’t they the same racially charged group of people whose manifesto demands reparation for crimes that they never suffered? Who’s getting rich off of this? Well just follow the money to find out. Then follow the money back to the source to learn the motive.
  • Aren’t these the same people who through their vitriol have set civil rights & racial harmony back to the days before Martin Luther King Jr had a dream?
  • Aren’t these the same people whose policies & laws have turned our cities into crime infested war zones? No American should have to live in the conditions that their policies have created.
  • Aren’t these the same people who are responsible for our failing education system? The same system that by their failing traps our children in poverty?

You and many others are being manipulated. These are not civil rights violations against people of color. These are civil rights violations against All American citizens. This is a war on our freedom & liberty. It’s not a war against any one race, it’s a class war against American citizens perpetrated by the entitled political class and it’s funded by a cabal of people with more money than most countries. Follow the money to find out who will will rule if it’s successful. Hint: It’s not the citizens of America.

What could possibly be their motivation? It’s the same motivation that has given birth to every single despot across the world since the beginning of time. Power, control & greed. If you control/enslave the people, you get & control everything.

It’s really simple Colin. Controlling the narrative & dividing us against each other prevents us (We The People) from seeing and thus rebelling against their acts of oppression & tyranny until it is too late. It’s too late when the population of this Nation is enslaved. It allows them to feed their power and their greed.
Who am I to challenge you? I’m just a fellow citizen. I’m a middle aged, white woman of European descent that doesn’t belong in the 1% club with you or many of your fellow athletes/friends and most of Americas political class. I have experienced poverty & I have suffered the side effects of drug abuse & crime. I worked & schooled myself in order to escape it. My white flight to the suburbs had nothing to do with race and everything to do with crime & taxes.

But frankly I am also more African American than many of you are if only by virtue of having been born on the African continent during my fathers’ military deployment. But I don’t claim to be an African American or a German American or a Polish American etc.. I claim only to be an American. When did it become acceptable to declare our heritage before our citizenship? We are either Americans first or we are not. Being Americans is what we have in common.

I’d implore you & all of the citizens of this great Country drop the vitriol and pick up what we have in common in order to come together to throw off the yokes of tyranny and oppression which are the current forms of enslavement. We choose these things in order to live up to what America stands for (That All Men Are Created Equal) instead of celebrating our differences and descending into chaos/anarchy. I submit the following section of the Declaration of Independence in support of that cause:

…that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.

In the end, the questions we as citizens must ask ourselves is who & what are the real enemies of our Life, Liberty & Prosperity? Do we want to be the generation of Americans that surrendered the promises of Liberty contained in the birth of this Nation or do we want to be the next generation to protect & defend the Constitution from all enemies both foreign & domestic?

We really are stronger together so now is the time to put aside our differences & stand together against tyranny. Let’s not sentence ourselves & the generations that will follow us to a life of servitude & victim-hood. It’s up to us to fight for the promises of the Declaration of Independence or Lady Liberty will fall.

My choice is evident. What will yours be?

Signed: A Grateful American

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