Typical Politician: Obama Co-Sponsored “Stand Your Ground” Law Before He Was Against Them

July 22, 2013 11:29 amViews: 6316

Obama flip flops on SYG laws


For all the fawning Barack Obama supporters out there, in reality he is just your typical politician that doesn't stand on principle and does what's right regardless of the situation. What he really does is stand on each and every issue based on whether or not it gets him just the right amount of votes and favorable publicity. Take the new push against Stand Your Ground laws in light of the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict. While Obama and partner in crime Eric Holder are now against SYG laws and think they need to be reviewed, Barack Obama was co-sponsor of legislation that strengthened them back in his days as an Illinois senator.

But now, in light of the verdict that didn't go their way and race baiters Al Sharpton and his cohorts inciting violence all over America, Obama and Holder think Stand Your Ground laws are somehow racist and need to be given extra scrutiny, even though they were not even used as a defense in the George Zimmerman trial.

The powers that be are turning the Zimmerman verdict, given in a court of law, based on a jury that everyone involved in the case had to agree to, into something that has no bearing on the actual facts of the case. They are turning Trayvon Martin into a martyr and an idol, when this was a simple case of self defense against someone who was attacking another person.

So Barack Hussein Obama, as a typical politician would do, is now against Stand Your ground laws because it is currently politically expedient for him.

Read more from the Illinois Review below:

This past week President Obama publicly urged the reexamination of state self-defense laws (see remarks below). However, nine years ago then-State Sen. Barack Obama actually co-sponsored a bill that strengthened Illinois’ 1961 “stand your ground” law.

The Obama-sponsored bill (SB 2386) enlarged the state’s 1961 law by shielding the person who was attacked from being sued in civil court by perpetrators or their estates when a “stand your ground” defense is used in protecting his or her person, dwelling or other property.

The bill unanimously passed the Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate on March 25, 2004 with only one comment, and passed the Democrat-controlled Illinois House in May 2004 with only two votes in opposition. Then-Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) signed it into law.

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