A Nation of Cowards? A Wrongful Indictment By Eric Holder

quilandinkIn a speech before employees of the Justice Department yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder declared that America was “essentially a nation of cowards” when it came to race relations. He went on to state to employees of the Justice Department, that social interactions today between the races were essentially on the same scale as they were 50 years ago, and that the races should engage in “frank dialogue about racial matters that continue to divide us”.

So be it. Here is my frank dialogue.

Mr. Holder, I am angry that Americans are forced by organizations such as the NAACP and publicity whores like Al Sharpton to sacrifice the 1st amendment right to free speech and expression and replace it with the unwritten but nationally enforced “right to not be offended”. I am angry over this Mr. Holder, because it is a plague upon the liberty our patriots secured for me and for all Americans.

I am angry that more common on the news these days, than solid conviction from actual leadership, is the commonplace event of a mandatory apology over some imagined slight. I am angry that we all must walk on egg shells and be overly sensitive because others are overly sensitive and perceive both insult and injury where neither resides.

I am angry that black Congressmen like Bobby Rush presume that merely because an individual like Roland Burris, who has obviously lied and pity partied his way into the Senate – paved his way there with accusations that the Senate would be tantamount to “lynching” him if they refused him his seat – notwithstanding that his appointment was made by a governor who was being investigated and impeached over pay to play. And yes, I said he LIED – we are being frank, remember?

Yes, it’s true, I’m angry that Senators like Roland Burris are Senators for no other reason than that they are black. And that you, who are no better, are guilty of pardoning convicted terrorists and felons on the lamb like Mark Rich who were paying off your boss Bill Clinton.

I am angry you demand that terrorists at Gitmo should not be “tortured” but rather granted Constitutional rights – while you deny that Americans are entitled to their Constitututional right to bear arms. I am angry that should Congressman Bobby Rush succeed in passing H.R 45, you Mr. Holder, will determine who in America is entitled to exercise their freedom under the 2nd Amendment and they will be required to report to you their movements for nothing more than the exercise of their liberty.

It wasn’t cowards who gave us the right to bear arms Mr. Holder. It was patriots. And it is a cowardly government who would strip us of that right.

For these reasons Mr. Holder, since we are being frank, I am angry that you are now the highest ranking lawman in the land. I don’t trust you, not with my liberty nor the good of our nation. Not because you are black, but because you are contrary to the freedom for which this nation stands. Your previous actions demonstrate that you cannot be trusted.

Finally, I am angry that my good mood this morning was promptly blown to hell when I reviewed the news to once more discover the ranting of Al Sharpton because a cartoonist did his job.

There was Sharpton, caped crusader for the “right to not be offended”, nemesis of the First Amendment, declaring in all his self imagined glory that a cartoonist at the New York Post was racist because he rightfully portrayed the Stimulus for what it was: A bill passed by rabid liberals in an insane frenzy. A bill, which just like the chimp who mauled that woman, will maul this country with bankruptcy, desperation, socialism, and expanded unconstitutional authority by the federal government. I am angry that a cartoonist is under fire for doing his job.

And finally Mr. Holder, I am angry that you dare to call this country, a “nation of cowards”. A nation who has given the blood of her fathers, sons, brothers, mothers, daughters, wives and sisters, time and again to aid the less fortunate, and to secure and preserve the freedom we all – black and white – are free to exercise today.

As for Cowardice? I’m sick of it. I’m sick of innocent Americans submitting to fabricated guilt over imaginary insult. The injury this fosters against our freedoms is far greater than any insult which was not there to begin with.

It is because of individuals like Al Sharpton and the NAACP Mr. Holder that racism will never be allowed to die in this country. With one hand they perpetually fan the flames of racism and with the other they douse the flame of liberty embodied in the First Amendment.

This too, Mr. Holder, is cowardly. Our patriots did not give their blood and treasure so that Al Sharpton and the NAACP could muzzle us with the “right to not be offended”. They gave their all so that we might speak freely – in spite of individuals like Al Sharpton. Indeed, they gave us that right because of individuals like Al Sharpton, a petty tyrant, who would silence any voice who he dislikes with censorship via slander and scapegoating.

So I’m with you there: Let’s stop with such cowardice. Let’s let cartoonists exercise the 1st Amendment and stop giving so much credence to publicity whores like Al Sharpton who do their level best to keep the fires of “racism” stoked, lest he go bankrupt and be rightfully and finally declared a prejudiced and fanatical figurehead for an outdated movement.

If you want to indict others as “cowards”, point the finger at the Al Sharptons of this world, who prefer cowardly censorship to liberty and slander others without cause for the sake of their own prejudice.

There is no greater country in the world than America, Mr. Holder. Where black, white, and peoples of all colors are free to make of their lives what they will. How long will those of us who exercise that liberty be forced to submit to those who would languish as victims rather than seize control of their lives and succeed?

We are not a nation of cowards Mr. Holder. We are the land of the free and the home of the brave. We are a courageous and just nation. And all individuals within our borders reap the benefits of that courage, which has provided their freedom.

Your words were a slap in the face to every American, an unjustified indictment of “racism” against our people as a whole, and you should be ashamed of such statements. The blood of courageous Americans, not “cowards”, made it possible for you to succeed.

It is they who placed you on that platform yesterday, and in return, you hurl the gauntlet in their face. In spite of your efforts to shame us all, the shame is yours and the pleasure is mine to tell you so.

A nation of cowards?

“Frankly” sir, I take exception to being branded thus. I am no coward, but I am indeed appalled.



  1. Well said, friend!

  2. Thank you for this, it needed to be said.

  3. Good lord, man! This needs to be set to music!

    Thanks, you have renewed my faith in my fellow man.

  4. I admire your restraint…

    Now, stop holding back ya hear!

  5. Dear Sir;

    Since I cannot do it in person, I shall shake your hand in spirit. Your posting is right on and it accurately states how I also feel.

    Enough is enough and it is about time that that true patriotic Americans stand up and fight back. We are slowly losing our Constitutional Rights and Freedoms and if WE the PEOPLE don’t get a back bone, it will be too late.

    Please continue to shake up the status quo and may G-d bless you.

  6. Thanks for standing up for us so eloquently. I am afraid I would not, na, could not have been so restrained.

    Bless you,

    Proud Father of an 82nd AIRBORNE PARATROOPER

  7. This may be off topic, but I make it a point to thank servicemen anywhere I meet them. My children, too. So, Pops, thank you for raising a brave and honorable son.
    We owe him our undying gratitude. You should be proud.

  8. If I may. Just a note to say thank you to you all folks – sincerely.

    Pops, a special pen stroke for you sir. America is America because of men such as your son. And as the acorn does not fall far from the oak, I think it safe to say, thank you for his service. Had you not been the father you are, he would not be the son and soldier that he is. It is a debt we owe you, and your son, and I am grateful. Rest assured, I will not let it go unspoken.

    To your son sir, and to you: Many thanks. God bless you, I will not forget, and I will not go quietly.

  9. That was wonderful…beautiful…powerful.

    I was both moved to tears and enraged. That is just how good that was!



  10. Classic: I’m sick of innocent Americans submitting to fabricated guilt over imaginary insult.


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