Dear Mr. President, Black Lives DO Matter
Dear Mr. President,
I don’t normally watch the news but today I overheard several people talking about the latest police shooting of a black man by a white police officer. A quick google search turned up news reports and dizzyingly unsteady cellphone videos of the shooting…and the obligatory “Black Lives Matter” protestors.
Since you are the first president of our fine country to be as black as he is white I’m sure this subject has hit quite close to home for you. In fact, I KNOW it’s hit close to home for you, as evidenced by your personal and professional interference with the investigation of other similar shootings in recent years.
And since I know that you’ll undoubtably follow that embarrassing pattern of presidential blunder this time around as well, I thought I’d offer my assistance with a few talking points. Trust me, I’m better at this than you.
First of all, I think you should take this “Black Lives Matter” motto and run with it. It’s true. It’s what you believe in, and rightly so….in fact, so do I.
I believe in it so much that I did a little research into how black lives are lost. To be fair, I used statistics provided by your people HERE. What I found was terrifying. In 2011 (the latest year with available statistics) I found that 146,856 innocent black lives were lost. And they were all completely preventable.
Let that sink in Mr. President….146,856 innocent black lives were taken. In abortion clinics.
You’ve already set a precedent for meddling with local matters, such as repeatedly using my tax dollars to fund federal investigations into legitimate police shootings (I think the word “legitimate” is fair since no charges for federal civil rights violations have been brought forth in these high profile cases).
And let’s be honest, if one justified police shooting warrants dozens of federal investigators, the full weight of the US Department of Justice and press conferences by the man who’s supposes to be running the most powerful nation in the world…..don’t you think that the cold blooded murder of 146,856 innocent children merits some discussion as well?
I appreciate the fact that black lives matter so much to you. They matter to me too. Looking up those statistics disturbed me. 402 black children are murdered every day in abortion clinics. That’s 16 black children murdered in the time it took me to write this letter. In the time it took you to read this a black child was murdered in an abortion clinic. And that happens every three and a half minutes of every day of every year. (P.S.–Those statistics aren’t complete, the numbers are actually much higher but I wanted to use your statistics so that there’d be no room for argument.)
It’s time to prove to the world how serious you are about saving black lives and to take a stand against abortion.
Secondly, in an effort to prove to the world that you’re not the racist you appear to be, I’d encourage you to just go ahead and take a stand against ALL abortions, not just those of black children. According to your people, there are even more white children than black murdered in abortion clinics every year. So let’s show everyone how much you believe that all lives matter. It’d be good for you, good for me, and good for the 146,856 black children that are murdered every year…..that you’re currently completely ignoring.