Vigilantism has become a serious public safety problem in American society because vigilantism is not punished to the full extent of criminal law. Sadly, in Confederate Southern States we have in operation, “Stand Your Ground Laws.”
When a society promotes individualized policing it gives rise to vigilantism, and vigilantism engenders societal confusion and chaos, especially in a multi-cultural democratic society. America let’s utilize common sense, even though common sense is not common, especially among Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP, White Nationalists, Fox “FAKE” News, and some spiritually misguided and confused Blacks, and other minorities. Seeking to justify one sin with another sin is still sin.
Therefore, America, let’s not put these variables into motion whereby we enter the land of no return inhabited by mad men, because Newton’s Third Law of motion states, “That for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Physics is a pure science, not B. S., because in Romans 12: 2, God reminds us, “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
America, not even the Dr. of death, Jack Kevorkian, has the right to snuff out an individual’s life because he is on a subway train talking loudly, not posing a real physical threat to anyone, except only to those who were offended by the loudness, rudeness of the conversation, and skin color. The killers were primarily offended most of all by the skin tone of the individual, and they desired to demonstrate negative masculinity. Sadly, White Power Privilege seeking sympathizers have contributed over two million dollars to a defense fund for the killer of a mentally ill individual who posed absolutely no threat to anyone, but himself. No individual should have his life snuffed-out with such a callous disregard for life itself while playing vigilantism. Individuals are not brave when they attempt to play a hero and become a Nero, Emperor of Rome, burning society down.
Taking the law into one’s own hands is a losing proposition in a multicultural democratic society because it fuels and sows’ seeds of discord, confusion, and hatred between Americans. Individuals reap what they sow. However, there is a Godly and spiritual way out of this maze of societal confusion if we are willing to understand that we must: “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfilled the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself” (Galatians 6: 2-3). Killing one another for loudness and rudeness is not bearing one another’s burdens. The Apostle Paul reminds all of us: “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12: 3).
America, the only power that can curtail and stop the rise of Vigilantism in its ungodly tracks is the strict, bold, enforcement, and execution of criminal laws, and our willingness to allow God to intercede on behalf of American society. “For he saith, I have heard thee in time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time, behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6: 2). America, get right with God and cease and desist with the foolishness of the devil by individual citizens taking the law into their own hands. Amen.
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.