Larry Klayman
August 14, 2017
AG Sessions abdicates his responsibility yet again!
By Larry Klayman

I want to say this at the outset. As a young boy, Martin Luther King, Mohammed Ali and the Temptations were my heroes. I am not a racist, and indeed I cherish among my many friends Alan Keyes, Larry Elder and Armstrong Williams, all African-American conservatives and libertarians who, like me, believe that all of us – ironically in the words of our Founding Father and second American President Thomas Jefferson, who hailed from Charlottesville, Virginia and his nearby estate at Monticello – are equal under God. And, as a Jewish Christian, I have a personal stake in making sure that the Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists who perpetrated the heinous deadly car attack in Virginia this last weekend go severely punished, as attorney general Jeff Sessions correctly pledged just today.

But I am troubled about the continuing hypocrisy and dual standard of justice in the nation as a whole. In addition to Neo-Nazis and white supremacists in attendance and who engaged in violence at the pro-Confederacy rally last weekend, were also counter-revolutionaries from Antifa, a radical leftist hate group, and of course Black Lives Matter, by-and-large a black vigilante group, to name just a few. These hate-filled agitators also participated in the violence which predictably erupted.

Antifa is in my opinion the equivalent of the KKK of the left, funded by none other than that radical leftist billionaire George Soros. Their protesters were largely responsible for the violence and physical attacks which occurred at Berkeley earlier this year. And of course, Black Lives Matter (BLM), along the Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, were in my opinion directly responsible for intentionally inciting the violence which led to the deaths of 5 policemen, critically wounding 7 other cops, in Dallas, Texas, over a year ago. Indeed, Freedom Watch and I have filed lawsuits over these vicious attacks, and one of those suits against BLM, Farrakhan and Sharpton was brought by another heroic African-American Demetrick Pennie, a Dallas Police Department sergeant (and now my close friend), who was assaulted as his law enforcement brothers fell to racist violence against cops and whites in general.

So when President Donald Trump called out hatred and racist violence from "all sides" over the weekend, he was right to do so. The source of this violence from many quarters, stoked by the politically correct and insensitive decision of the leftist mayor of Charlottesville to remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee, a hero to Southerners, and to rename the park where it stood "Emancipation Park" – which was like trampling on the graves of those who died for Dixie – is manifest. This is quite apart from what we all can agree was the abhorrent nature of slavery.

On one side, and I understand this, having spent my young adult years in the South, having graduated from Duke University in North Carolina and Emory University Law School in Atlanta, Georgia, is a southern pride that some saw desecrated, and on the other those who see anti-black racism around every southern street corner. From my years in the South, but having grown up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I can tell you from personal experience that today the South is much less racist toward African-Americans than the North, where blacks are allowed to literally rot in ghettos. Nowhere ironically is this more apparent than in Philadelphia, and the southeast and northeast quadrants of our nation's capital, which looks more like a war zone than the first home of abolition and emancipation.

And, that is why I feel duty-bound to regrettably yet again criticize our "beleaguered" attorney general Jeff Sessions. Having been falsely accused of being a racist by BLM and others, and being under investigation by the tool of the left, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, our chief law enforcement officer of my once proud alma mater, rightly announced an investigation of the white nationalists who engaged in violence during last weekend's Charlottesville riots, but conveniently cowered away from pledging to investigate the BLM and other black nationalists who also have engaged in hateful violence.

It is in my humble opinion this dual standard will tragically stoke more violence between white and black, as one side is being truthfully branded as racists when the other side gets a free pass. This same hypocrisy was furthered by former President Barack Obama and his attorneys general Eric Holder and then Loretta Lynch, and attorney general Sessions has fallen into this trap. Again putting his own political interests first, Sessions' newly minted dual system of defining racism and meting out justice cannot continue to exist if the country is to heal and to move forward as one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

So the president was right to blame "all sides," but his wounded and reflexive attorney general continues to abdicate his responsibility to do his job to protect and preserve the vision of our Founding Fathers, as I have written about recently in this blog.

© Larry Klayman

 

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Larry Klayman

Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties... (more)

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