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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Tavis Smiley
PBS host Tavis Smiley appeared on "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" Sunday morning, arguing that President Obama is "dishonoring" Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of nonviolence with his proposed military actions against Syria.
President Obama's personal remarks Friday on his reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict have been praised by many, including the parents of Trayvon Martin, but black talk-show host Tavis Smiley says it's too little too late.
Facing an uproar from President Obama's most loyal base of supporters, the White House on Thursday rejected claims that Mr. Obama stereotyped blacks when he told them to "take off your bedroom slippers" and work for his re-election.
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"War, Dr. King would say were he here, is not the answer," Mr. Smiley clarified. "We cannot worship at the altar of retaliation, Dr. King would say were he here. It's either nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation, Dr. King would say were he here. Just like this is connected to Iraq, it's connected to all of our history."
"I appreciate and applaud the fact that the president did finally show up," Mr. Smiley said. "But ... he did not walk to the podium for an impromptu address to the nation. He was pushed to that podium. A week of protests outside the White House, pressure building on him inside the White House, pushed him to that podium."