On Tuesday, like very few others in the world of politics are able or willing to do so, Sen. Ted Cruz (R - Texas), after expressing utmost respect and condolences to the Martin family during the 'Stand Your Ground' hearings, skillfully dismantled the argument made by those who, as he described, "have a desire to exploit that tragic, violent incident, for agendas that have nothing to do with that young man who lost his life."
In a cool, calm, and respectful demeanor, Sen. Cruz reiterated that, in essence, the hearing being held over the "Stand Your Ground" laws were irrelevant in the Martin-Zimerman case, owing to the fact that the Zimmerman defense never relied upon "Stand Your Ground" laws during the case. There is, therefore, no reason to hold a hearing on "Stand Your Ground" laws, while attempting to attach to it the unfortunate incident involving Trayvon Martin.
What Sen. Cruz appears to have pointed out is that some individuals in the world of politics - none of which he singled out by name - are using the death of Trayvon Martin as a vehicle on which to parade around the notion that "Stand Your Ground" laws are a "form of veiled racism".
Regarding this line of reasoning, Cruz added:
"It may be a convenient political attack but it is not borne out by the facts, remotely."
To help squelch the idea that "Stand Your Ground" laws are discriminatory, Cruz pointed out that back in 2004, little-known state senator, Barack Obama, "co-sponsored an expansion to Illinois law providing civil immunity for those who used justifiable force to defend themselves."
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