Skip to comments.As a state senator, Obama co-sponsored bill to strengthen Illinois’ ‘Stand Your Ground’ law
Posted on 07/24/2013 6:56:15 PM PDT by redreno
President Barack Obama has flipped-flopped once more, this time on states Stand Your Ground laws despite voicing his support for them as a state senator in Illinois.
Obama spoke out against Stand Your Ground while giving an impromptu speech on George Zimmermans not guilty verdict before the White House press briefing Friday.
Along the same lines, I think it would be useful for us to examine some state and local laws to see if it if they are designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than diffuse potential altercations, the President said.
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Some national studyon SYG showed blacks using it in 30%+ of cases. They BENEFIT from the law.
Yet now, even though GZ didn’t use it (and is part black and a Democrat), SYG is now Republican white racist.
Can you name anycan you name anything hes accomplished? Matthews pressed.
No, Watson, whose district includes Austin, finally admitted. Im not gonna be able to do that.
Well, thats a problem, isnt it? Matthews said.
When asked about his legislative record, Obama rattles off several bills he sponsored as an Illinois lawmaker.
He expanded childrens health insurance, made the state Earned Income Tax Credit refundable for low-income families, required public bodies to tape closed-door meetings to make government more transparent, and required police to videotape interrogations of homicide suspects.
And the list goes on.
Its a lengthy record filled with core liberal issues. But whats interesting, and almost never discussed, is that he built his entire legislative record in Illinois in a single year.
Republicans controlled the Illinois General Assembly for six years of Obamas seven-year tenure. Each session, Obama backed legislation that went nowhere; bill after bill died in committee. During those six years, Obama, too, would have had difficulty naming any legislative achievements.
One of the few things he didn’t just vote “present” on!
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