Do We Have A Compassionate President?
C. Earl Campbell DA 3rd
President Obama has pardon more Thanksgiving Turkeys than Political Prisons, who were victims of the US Government’s Counter Intelligence Programs (CoIntelPro), started under FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Even Russian President Putin had the courage to correct one of his mistakes this week by releasing a political prisoner. Black African Americans were overwhelmingly the targets and victims of the US Government attacks under that program and President Obama should have the moral courage to address this historic injustice. America needs leadership with solutions, integrity and courage, who won’t make excuse about who created the problems of this country, but will accept the responsibility and accountability of the President to address and solve them, without excuses, fear or greed. To speak of Nelson Mandela, who was once a political prisoner and turn a blind eye to the US History and existing political prisoners is the greatest example of US Hypocrisy. Where is the compassion for fellow human beings, who have suffered for more that 30 years in prison for demanding justice, fairness and civil rights in a democracy? This is a clear opportunity for Presidential Leadership.
Here’s A Solution: President Obama Should Issue an Executive Order Requiring Attorney General Eric Holder to establish a National Political Prisoner Review Process that grants Presidential Pardons and releases anyone convicted with the involvement of US Government Illegal Counter Intelligent Program (CoIntelPro): The criterial should include prisoners who are over 60 years old and having served more than 25 years in prison because of their political activities. A failure to take action would demonstrate a lack of compassion for the suffering of other human beings like the late Nelson Mandela.