Posted June 22, 2016 2:50 pm by Comments

By Antonia Okafor

Congressmen Lewis, you stage a sit in and expect us to cry uncle? I’m not buying it.

This afternoon, Congressman John Lewis staged a sit in along with other Democratic Congressmen. The topic was gun control.

He said in a statement, “There comes a time when you have to say something, when you have to make a little noise, when you have to move your feet. This is the time. Now is the time to get in the way. The time to act is now. We will be silent no more.”

A sit in. The imagery is powerful. Men and women fighting for a cause that will affect a specific group of people. Most Americans associate sit ins with the civil rights movement. It was an effective tool against bigotry and tyranny of a then-unjust government oppressing black Americans.

The rhetoric is typical and the narrative is obvious.

He wants U.S. citizens to see gun control legislation as a way to protect Civil Rights.

As a well-known, long-term congressman, Representative John Lewis has made a name for himself in the civil rights movement. A man that walked with MLK Jr. himself, Congressman Lewis is well respected for his work on this issue. So I consider …Read the Rest

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