News In Rhyme
Trayvon Martin shooting causes outrage
Trayvon Martin went to the store for skittles and tea
But his short trip ended in horrible tragedy
Because Mr. Zimmerman thought he was no good
Just because he was black and wearing a hood
So he pursued him with a gun
And the teenager started to run
As the young boy Mr. Zimmerman pursued
Some of sort of fight ensued
Until Mr. Zimmerman shot Trayvon dead
With a piece of cold metal lead
Florida has a Stand Your Ground law
Which has rubbed many people raw
Because Mr. Zimmerman the police cannot arrest
For he claimed self defense and if that is false no one can attest
Outrage and protest for the shooting of Trayvon Martin have increased, with many, especially prominent African Americans, calling for his shooter Zimmerman's arrest. Due to Florida's Stand Your Ground Laws, the Florida police say that they cannot arrest Zimmerman because they cannot refute his claims of self-defense.
Supreme Court debates about Obamacare
There once was a bill about health care
That Republicans thought was unfair
So to the Supreme Court they went
And argued that the extent
Of the commerce clause did not allow
The government to regulate how
Everyone must get insurance for health
Regardless of their income and wealth
The Supreme Court heard arguments this week concerning the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obamacare
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