How old are the criminals in New Hampshire if the Sheriff is 82?!
Dear Utefan 60, Please tell your mother that the First Presidency
does not record and monitor the prayers given in each ward. They don't
behave like the NSA, or the IRS, or the democrat party, or the ACLU.Perhaps just offer to give the prayer and set a good example. The
older generation says things socially unacceptable. Okay. Some of them do things
socially unacceptable in their depends too, because they are old, not because
they are mean, or stupid, and not because of the republican party.
The guy is 82. That is a good reason to have him resign. But
seriously, how many times can the media get outraged over an old man who
hasn't overcome the prejudice of his youth? Can we ever have
some measure of understanding for the old folks and their life experience? They
were the greatest generation, after all.Jeremiah Wright got a pass.
Why not these old gentlemen?
@Worf... could you please site this quote... source and page please. Then we
can put this all to rest. Minus the citation, many are dubious about it and the
context of it."The vile epithet used and confirmed by the
commissioner has no place in our community: He should apologize and resign,"
Romney said in a statement provided to CNN.And amazingly, the man
did.Of course this now probably moves Romney over into the
politically correct RHINO class... which isn't necessarily a bad thing. We
need more RHINOs, and less that will try to justify and rationalize this mans
statements... no matter how much hate they have for another.
In most cases, racism is created by politicians, and media for their own
agenda.Unfortunately, many people are easily fooled, and follow like
Drailed,I do not see what difference the rest of the quote makes. I see
you left out the part Worf quoted.
Worf it always best to use the full quote so that it can be taken in context.
What you did is just dishonest and probably just you trying to hide your racism
by projecting it onto President Obama."As I imagined myself
following Malcolm X’s call, one line in his book stayed me. He spoke of
his wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence,
might somehow be expunged. I knew that, for Malcolm, that wish would never be
incidental. I knew as well that traveling down the road to self-respect my own
white blood would never recede into mere abstraction. I was left to wonder what
else I would be severing if and when I left my mother at some uncharted
border."Source: Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama
I see that some of the comments are placing Texas in a good light again.This man may come from a generation steeped in the acceptance of overt
racism, but this only explains his bigotry. It does not excuse it.It's skin pigmentation, folks. None of us choose it. It says absolutely
NOTHING about one's character.Re: the complaint that this was a
personal conversation and he should have the right to express his opinions: He
absolutely does. And the citizens over whom he has authority by virtue of his
position have a right to judge whether his opinions might lead him to actions
that aren't in their best interest. Do they not?
If I could. I'd get rid of every drop of white blood flowing in my
veins--"by Barack Obama".What about the hate towards this
Police commissioner?Sorry folks, but you're no better.
Texas Gal -"Mr. Copeland is 82 years old. He grew up in a
different time with different social norms. My grandparents were the same
way."Understandable.And it's also
understandable that if he cannot adapt and accept modern social mores and
standards of civility . . . Then he should be put out to pasture.He
certainly should NOT occupy a postion of Public trust.
So he "expressed" his views, but he has no expectation that no one will
disagree, perhaps strongly. Maybe if you're 82, you feel that anything you
express anywhere must be all right. But that's not so. Note also that the
objections don't come from government, but from regular people who rightly
object to this kind of blather being expressed IN PUBLIC.
Happy Valley - proud? Maybe. I feel he's just being honest & taking
responsibility for what he said. He's not trying to gloss it over.One Wife Only - I have so must disgust for Obama, I never refer to him
as "president". I respect the office too much.Mr. Copeland
is 82 years old. He grew up in a different time with different social norms.
My grandparents were the same way. He was out for dinner on his
private time when someone over heard what he said. So he's not allowed to
have a private conversation? He's not allowed to have his own opinion?
Because of his position, he can't express how he feels? You may not agree
with the words he used, but he has every right to express his views.
My mother, a very active LDS church member sent a letter to the First Presidency
asking why there was no longer any mention of our duly elected President in the
prayers offered in her ward? In the past there was always a mention of
President Bush, Nixon, even Clinton. These prayers asked the Lord to assist him
in guiding our country. . Kind of a double standard. I wonder why? I thought
we are supposed to invoke the Lord to help our duly elected officials? Or has
racism and politics entered into that?
No. Can't be. Supreme Court Justice Scalia says racial discrimination is
over. He said that, so it must be true.
This public official is so full of hate toward our President that he can not
bring himself to even offer the respect of a title to President Obama, our
Commander in Chief. Instead he calls the President "the current occupant of
the Whitehouse". There are plenty of examples of other politicians who have
behaved in similar disrespectful ways toward the office of the presidency. They
way sunshine is the best disinfectant. I'm glad the public is shining a
light onto this politician and any others like him. I advise all
voters to do your homework before you vote.
Remember, during the last Presidential campaign, when many of us said that much
of the opposition to this President was about his not being a part of the
tradition of White men running the world, or that he was too "foreign"
or simply about the fact that he was Black?If Mr Obama were White,
Romney would have lost by much larger numbers, and gotten almost no Electoral
College votes, because he was such a poor candidate.If Mr Romney
were Black.... well, he would not have been nominated.
"I believe I did use the 'N' word in reference to the current
occupant of the Whitehouse," Copeland said in an email to his fellow police
commissioners. "For this, I do not apologize — he meets and exceeds my
criteria for such."Proud to be a racist full of hate, yeah
he's the man you want in a position of authority?