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Obedience Is the Answer to Ferguson Style Violence

As a former lawyer and judge, I believe that obedience to the law is the answer to Ferguson style violence. If there had been obedience to lawful authority, there would not have been any death and violent mayhem in Ferguson. The ripple effects of Ferguson’s violence continue to go out through the nation because of the alleged racism that led to the death of Michael Brown. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines racism in its Glossary as “Unjust discrimination on the basis of a person’s race; a violation of human dignity, and a sin against justice.” Racism is a sin. Acting in self-defense is not. Officer Darren Wilson acted in justifiable self-defense against the assault of Michael Brown.

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Why Did God Allow the Newtown School Slaughter

We are mindful of the victims, their families and the survivors of the Newtown School Slaughter. We mourn for them. We pray for them and for those children who must return to school with these horrid memories. This slaughter reminds us of “Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more.” (Matthew 2:18).

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Obedience Is the Answer to Ferguson Style Violence

As a former lawyer and judge, I believe that obedience to the law is the answer to Ferguson style violence. If there had been obedience to lawful authority, there would not have been any death and violent mayhem in Ferguson. The ripple effects of Ferguson’s violence continue to go out through the nation because of the alleged racism that led to the death of Michael Brown. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines racism in its Glossary as “Unjust discrimination on the basis of a person’s race; a violation of human dignity, and a sin against justice.” Racism is a sin. Acting in self-defense is not. Officer Darren Wilson acted in justifiable self-defense against the assault of Michael Brown.

Why Did God Allow the Newtown School Slaughter

We are mindful of the victims, their families and the survivors of the Newtown School Slaughter. We mourn for them. We pray for them and for those children who must return to school with these horrid memories. This slaughter reminds us of “Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more.” (Matthew 2:18).

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