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What may be the ultimate example of virtue-signaling took place at Tuesday’s meeting of the Jacksonville City Council.

A resolution was introduced opposing violence.

By approving it, the council would declare itself firmly on the side of 99.99 percent of the American population.

Not exactly an example of a “profile in courage.”

This particular violence is against “Asian-Americans.”

There have been no reported incidences of violence against Americans of Asian descent in Jacksonville, to our knowledge.

There have been numerous incidents of violence against other identity groups in the city, which raises the question of whether the council cares about them or not.

If so, why not condemn all violence?

To get around the lack of a basis for the resolution, the council members sponsoring the bill had to make reference to an “ugly tide” of incidents in other cities.

In one condescending passage, the resolution says Asian Americans “are productive and law-abiding citizens and tremendous contributors to our communities.” As if anyone would disagree.

Council Member Ju’coby Pittman, a Democrat, is the main sponsor of the do-nothing, say-nothing resolution.

It makes one wonder whether next month the council will be voting on a resolution supporting motherhood and apple pie.

Given the number of council members who support killing unborn babies, probably not.

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Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.

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