Martial Law Means They Win: As Forwarded By Jersey Mike http://jerseymike.org/2009/06/martial-law-means-they-win/
Photo/Diane White Above: Harrisburg Neighborhood
enjoying no gun violence Block Party.
Is Stan Lawson out of his f-ing mind?
Earlier today, Stanley Lawson, president of the Harrisburg chapter of the NAACP urged the imposition of martial law for thirty days in the city of Harrisburg to help stop the recent string of gunplay in our streets.
Clearly, there is a problem facing our city. But it’s not just this city…it’s nation wide.
And Stan Lawson wants to take away the civil liberties of law abiding, tax paying, society-contributing citizens in order to restore safety to the poorest of neighborhoods?
Additionally, Lawson urged Governor Rendell to bring in the National Guard and impose a curfew in the city.
Which means that you and I and everyone else who participates in neighborhood clean ups, pays mortgages, takes care of our homes, patronize local businesses and raise families would have to be in our homes by a predetermined time nightly and pass M-16 wielding, Hummer driving soldiers.
Again- I ask- is Stan Lawson out of his f-ing mind?
The violence in this city has increased of late- but we’re not at a critical mass. I don’t fear leaving my house. It’s 1:07AM right now and I just walked a few blocks without any worry of being shot or mugged. The people who are shooting each other aren’t killing and shooting at random.
And unless the majority of the 47,000 (and falling) residents of the city of Harrisburg suddenly get involved in the drug trade, we don’t have much to worry about either.
But Stan Lawson wants to take away our liberties to make the streets safer?
No thanks, Mr Lawson.
Step away from that microphone, sir. You’re only making things worse.