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Opinion / Religion - July 21, 2014

Well, itís the 20th anniversary of the infamous O. J. Simpson chase and subsequent trial. I still remember where I was when I heard the verdict and what I said, although I canít repeat it here. The fact that many African-Americans (not all) cheered at the verdict was a real eye-opener for me.

The trial was a clear miscarriage of justice that some blacks apparently felt was justified because of past injustices and the recent Rodney King incident. I fail to see how letting a celebrity like O. J. Simpson, who was clearly guilty of a premeditated double murder, go free helps to settle the score. The essence of justice is that you donít allow personal biases to affect your decision in a court of law.

Thankfully, Simpson did not completely get away with it. He was later found guilty in civil court and sits in jail today (where he belongs) on a burglary charge.

I was disappointed in some of our African-American friends back then, and Iím still disappointed today. Thereís no way that over 90% of blacks are as radically left wing as Barack Obama. Many simply voted skin color, and some wish they could have their vote back.

Ideally, we shouldnít vote for or against anyone on the basis of skin color, but rather as MLK so eloquently said, "Ö on the content of their character." We are clearly seeing what kind of character we have in the White House today. Obama makes Nixon look like a choirboy.

My favorite candidate for president next time around is Dr. Ben Carson. Oh, by the way, heís black.

Mike Henry


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