“Barack Obama in the Crosshairs!!!”

The Roswell Beacon, a Georgia newspaper, is coming under scrutiny for its cover that shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in a gun’s crosshairs. The infamous May 15 Roswell Beacon article discussed white supremacist groups in suburban Fulton and Forsyth counties who object to Obama’s candidacy and racial background. The Roswell Beacon article also discussed concerns of police and local authorities about possible assassination attempts.

While readers were not offended by the Roswell Beacon article itself, it was the provocative cover that drew controversy…

Is this really something that comes as a surprise? If so why?

What i’m surprised about is how long it has taken to surface or actually be talked about. The Secret Service/F.B.I. have done an excellent job at keeping this hushed up. Realists as well as Obama have known that this was a concern, as soon as he decided to run.

Race division has always played a part in this country since the original takeover, so it will consistently be prevalent (This can’t just be forgotten about and swept under the rug ‘sorry’).

The ironic thing is that if someone had made a comment about it, they would be considered as radicals or bringing up the past. Well no one said anything, and the ugly showed itself now didn’t it?

We are in America people. These are the feelings and actions that reflect the original heart of the land. Many don’t want to remember “our” past, though it will always be our history. Accept it, don’t repress it; then and only then will we be able to plan and proceed.