No, I Absolutely DO NOT STIPULATE That Kyle Rittenhouse Shouldn’t Have Been In Kenosha

BY Herschel Smith
7 months, 2 weeks ago

It has become all the rage.  That is, to partially defend Kyle’s actions as probable self defense, but then to raise the following stipulations.  First up, Leon Wolf writing at The Blaze.

Kyle Rittenhouse should not have been patrolling the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday night. Whatever failures might have existed on the part of state and local government (and there appear to have been many), the idea of a 17-year-old with a loaded rifle being dropped into that powder keg can only happen when some horribly bad judgment has occurred.

We’ll get to that in a minute.  Next up, Steven Hayward writing at Powerline.

Let’s stipulate starting out that Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, who has been arrested and charged with murder for shooting two people during the Kenosha riots two nights ago, should not have been present at the scene with a semi-auto rifle. That’s no place for a 17-year-old, even if he is a regular at the gun range. And resorting to vigilantism is a sure path to a breakdown in the rule of law and perhaps even open civil war.

Steven is massively naive.  He raises two points – his age, and the resort to “vigilantism.”  Let’s hold in abatement the issue of age for a moment.  As for vigilantism, surely he isn’t thinking clearly or perhaps hasn’t admitted the truth to himself.

We’ve discussed this many times before, but the police are committed to their salary and benefits.  They are under absolutely no legal obligation to defend life or property, or provide protection or safety for anyone.  We know this from Castle Rock v. Gonzales and Warren v. D.C.  They could wait until a murder has been fully and completely committed, while watching and eating doughnuts, and as long as they effect the arrest after the fact, most of them will have fully followed their department protocol.

The police are under the full control of the politicians, and the politicians are mostly Marxists.  Thus, holding the police back redounds to the destruction of property, unsafe environment for residents, and even the loss of family wealth when entire businesses have been burned to the ground.  Many families are not in a position to take a loss like that, regardless of the money Steven makes.

When left with no alternative, it’s obscene for Hayward to advocate the unrighteousness of defense of life and property.  Furthermore, to imply that the “breakdown in the rule of law” is the fault of hopeless and hapless residents lacks compassion, understanding, and good analysis.  And to say that this is what may lead to civil war is more ludicrous still.  Hayward must surely know that we are in an escalating civil war as we speak.  If he doesn’t, I would never hire him as my attorney.  He lacks even the basic skills to understand the current milieu or the signs of the times.

As for Leon Wolf, his appeal to the youthful age as a reason that Kyle shouldn’t have been there is equally ridiculous and even bigoted.  We send 18 year old men to fight our wars for us, and with approval, 17 year old men can do the same.

Let’s go one step further.  In the battle of King’s Mountain, the British forces were essentially all loyalist fighters with the exception of the commander.  This was to be General Cornwallis’ going-forward strategy for winning the campaign in the South.

Upon learning of the coming destruction, the “over-mountain men” left their homes in the area and also neighboring states to travel overnight, many nights, on horseback, to gather and fight the loyalists.

At the time of the battle, crops were being harvested and families couldn’t send the fathers.  Men had to be in the fields in order to prepare for the coming winter.  They did the only thing they could do, and entire families gathered in streets and sang hymns to their young fighters as they sent their sons riding off to war.

They won a decisive victory, destroying Cornwallis’ strategic plan.  What most people do not know about the “over-mountain men” is that the vast majority of them were under the age of 18.  You too can learn this if you study history, or perhaps come to the King’s Mountain military park and tour it, read the placards, and study the area.

But rather than hold older men accountable for their actions, like politicians and police, pundits are satisfied with turning on Kyle for being young and deciding to make a stand.

Back to Mr. Wolf.  The thing that has gone wrong in America for Kyle Rittenhouse to have to do this is that men are no longer men, that they have allowed a Marxist revolution to steal the country, and that no one has the stomach left for having and keeping liberty.  What has happened to the effete, cloistered, foppish, dainty men in America?  Good Lord.


Comments

  1. On August 27, 2020 at 10:32 pm, George 1 said:

    Soft headed with no ability to reason. Who are these two people to determine who should and who should not be there? Are either of these men the the kid’s father? The fact is he was there and came under assault. The assault was life threatening and the people who committed the assault had no right to assault him.

    The kid obviously did not go there with the intent to harm anyone as his good discipline with his rifle showed. It appeared he also tried to run away from the assault prior to using his rifle. To state that he should not have been there is not material.

  2. On August 27, 2020 at 11:32 pm, John K. said:

    If they let their homes and businesses get burned down and their families harmed or killed perhaps they will sing a different tune.

  3. On August 27, 2020 at 11:40 pm, The Dark Lord said:

    so these 2 writers are basically saying he deserved to be attacked … like he was “asking” for it … what … was his skirt too short ? … and nobody is a “vigilante” for defending themselves …

  4. On August 27, 2020 at 11:46 pm, The Dark Lord said:

    the head shot thug didn’t die immediately … so either the rifle shot from 3 feet was a grazing wound or the guy was hit by a different shooter … a hit at 3 feet from a .223 in the head would be instant death …

  5. On August 28, 2020 at 1:42 am, Unknownsailor said:

    I heard rumors that the autopsy of mr short guy indicated he was shot 4 times, not once. All 4 rounds fired by Kyle hit him, which makes him 7 for 8 in hitting violent criminals with his rifle.

    17 years old was plenty old enough to die in combat during WWII, on all sides. 17 year olds are allowed to enlist in the military, too, with the permission of the parent(s). Considering what he did, Kyle doesn’t have to explain jack shit to either of those online pontificators. Steven in particular seems to still be operating under the assumption that the law still means something, like Flynn, Russia gate, Stone, and all the other blatant political prosecutions haven’t happened.

  6. On August 28, 2020 at 3:52 am, Duke Norfolk said:

    That’s our cowardly cuckservatives for ya. Always finding a way to bow and scrape to the left. Always finding a way to appease; and lose.

    And as for civil war, the seeds for that were sown way back when we admitted all those (((Europeans))) to our country, who have been instigating trouble ever since; from the radicalizing of blacks (who need their own country, as we cannot live with them; one thing Abe was right about), to the opening of our borders to the 3rd world in 1965. It’s all been inevitable ever since. We lost our country long ago.

    But these naive and cowardly fools have absolutely no clue what’s going on.

  7. On August 28, 2020 at 4:38 am, Hudson H Luce said:

    Jonathan Harrington showed up at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775. He was 16 years old, which was the 1st year of militia duty, to continue to age 60. So 17 isn’t too young.

  8. On August 28, 2020 at 5:53 am, TW said:

    Well said!

  9. On August 28, 2020 at 6:13 am, Nosmo said:

    This may be packing a lot into the phrase, but “consent of the governed” appears to indicate that it’s the citizens who are the rightful owners of the country, and that government operates at the behest and direction of the citizens.

    That Supreme Court decisions – they’re really “edicts” – stipulate police have no enforceable obligation to provide protection to individual citizens should be all that’s necessary to understand the buck stops with Joe and Jane Citizen. Which is precisely as it should be in a representative republic.

    Coupled with Qualified Immunity – a judical aberration – that shelters groups of government employees from the consequences of their actions – there should be no doubt about the depth and breadth of citizens’ responsibilities.

  10. On August 28, 2020 at 7:11 am, Sheepdog said:

    Kyle was there to show solidarity with others in Kenosha, to bolster those protecting their property.

    Kyle reportedly was cleaning up bolshevik graffiti, doesn’t sound like an act of a vigilante.

    This young man has more nads than most amurikucks. He handled his weapon with skill and showed cool bravery under extreme duress.

    He attempted to leave the area when confronted and outnumbered, smart guy. When pursued and attacked, he showed how it’s done.

    Kyle Rittenhouse is an American Patriot and if you don’t think so Wolf, Hayward and anyone else… fuck off

  11. On August 28, 2020 at 8:05 am, John said:

    A relative fact just revealed on this morning’s radio news is that the 17 year old was fired
    upon first as revealed in a video.

  12. On August 28, 2020 at 8:15 am, Johnny Gee said:

    Kyle lived closer to that location than anyone else involved in this story. Also don’t Democrats want 16 years olds voting? Old enough to vote, and die when attacked by Democrat rioters, but not old enough to defend himself????????????????

  13. On August 28, 2020 at 8:18 am, Ned2 said:

    “Bad times create strong men;
    Strong men create good times;
    Good times create weak men;
    Weak men create bad times”

    (unknown)

    We will be witnessing in the coming months the creation of strong men. Men who will stand to protect their tribe from all threats.

  14. On August 28, 2020 at 8:50 am, Chris Mallory said:

    I love this “he is only 17” argument.

    My grandfather dropped out of 3rd grade to help take care of his younger siblings after his mother died. At 12, after his father remarried, he went to work in the coal mines. At 17, he was underground with a pick and shovel trying to get his 16 tons. (He grew up and would hunt with Merle Travis when they were younger men.)

    At 17 my other grandfather was walking behind a team of mules breaking ground for the year’s crops. Then he would fell trees for the makeshift sawmill his family ran cutting timbers for the mines.

    I really get sick and tired of hearing all this crap about how 16,17, and 18 year olds are still “children”.

  15. On August 28, 2020 at 9:07 am, revjen45 said:

    Joseph Plumb Martin was 16 when he joined the Freiheitkampf in 1776.

  16. On August 28, 2020 at 9:15 am, Bram said:

    I was an idealistic and gung-ho 17-year-old. Believed in the U.S., loved our history, and was soon to enlist in the Marine Corps. Now of course I’m an old cynic.

    I try to imagine how a 17-year-old me would have reacted to communist mobs taking over my nearest city and trying to steal my future. I think the kid did just fine and I’ll be contributing to his legal fund.

  17. On August 28, 2020 at 9:39 am, The Dark Lord said:

    I enlisted in the Navy at 17 just as the Vietnam conflict wound down … I remember my mother saying thank God the war is over or she never would have signed the paper … My father smiled and said “You didn’t sign it, I did, and would have, war or no war, it was his choice not ours”

  18. On August 28, 2020 at 9:54 am, Bear Claw Chris Lapp said:

    I have read he lived 10 minutes away in Illinois. He went to work that day apparently prepared for any circumstance. The victim who lost his elbow had a pistol in that hand. It has been said the head shot victim is a convicted pedophile. Will be following this to its conclusion.

  19. On August 28, 2020 at 10:07 am, Bill Buppert said:

    I enlisted in the service at 17.

    Huzzah to Hudson Luce:

    “Jonathan Harrington showed up at Lexington Green on April 19, 1775. He was 16 years old, which was the 1st year of militia duty, to continue to age 60. So 17 isn’t too young.”

    When the British regulars left Boston and fired the shots at Lexington Green, the hills were alive with thousands of militiamen from other states who answered the calls of the Committees of Correspondence.

    Young Kyle is resurrecting a very old tradition in America.

    See: https://www.americanantiquarian.org/proceedings/44807014.pdf

  20. On August 28, 2020 at 10:11 am, Lori G said:

    My father joined the Navy at age 17 (the same age!) to fight in World War 2. He was training for the invasion of Japan when the nukes went off and the war ended. He would likely not have survived the invasion of Japan. He loved this country and was defending our country, as was this young man. His parents must have raised him right!

  21. On August 28, 2020 at 10:37 am, TX Nick 77 said:

    Fifty-four years ago I was sixteen. I was hired at a service station to assist my grandfather. I worked eleven hours per evening, seven days a week, for $35 during my summer “vacation” between my junior and senior years in high school. Two years later I was being trained to be a submariner, to “play tag” with Russians.

    Kyle did ok in my book. Kept his cool, defended himself, and attempted to surrender to law enforcement after the fact. From what I’ve heard, he was an employee at that car lot, so he had a right to be there, which was not the case for the rioters.

    From what I’ve read about his “victims,” Kyle helped clean up the gene pool.

  22. On August 28, 2020 at 10:44 am, Bad_Brad said:

    I’ve read several places he lived right over the border, 10 to 15 minutes away, and either trained with, or belonged to the Kenosha Militia. He answered the Face Book call to assemble.
    I checked the Constitution and there’s no mention of age concerning guns, militias or Patriotism.

  23. On August 28, 2020 at 11:03 am, Bill Buppert said:

    On the other side of the spectrum, the bracing Sam Whittemore played plink-a-pinko with the Redcoats in 1775 at age 78.

    Shot and bayoneted six times by the Lobsterbacks, he went on to live another 18 years. Probably never had to buy another drink…

    https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/samuel-whittemore-the-oldest-bravest-and-maybe-craziest-american-revolutionary/

  24. On August 28, 2020 at 11:20 am, Hranicka Propast said:

    [“On August 27, 2020 at 11:46 pm, The Dark Lord said:

    the head shot thug didn’t die immediately … so either the rifle shot from 3 feet was a grazing wound or the guy was hit by a different shooter … a hit at 3 feet from a .223 in the head would be instant death …’]

    There is another video from that encounter, not directly associated with it, that shows the head-shot individual staggering onto the lot of a car dealership, (not ID’d as such at the time, but apparent from later comparison) falling down and being surrounded by “medics”.

    The wound on his right cheek is a long graze ending in a tear. It is easy to imagine that the round entered at a steep upward angle, and entered the skull obliquely. Not immediately fatal, but traumatic enough to the central nervous system to cause eventual death.

  25. On August 28, 2020 at 11:30 am, Hranicka Propast said:

    As another commentary on this situation:
    There is a long-understood concept in police-work, originating from Robert Peele himself, that “the people are the police, and the police are the people. The duty, which is the responsibility of all citizens, is to ensure that the laws are obeyed and upheld. That the policeman is merely that individual of the public who has chosen to make his full-time occupation the enforcement and upholding of those laws.” This is one of the bedrock principles of modern policing.

    In that context, Kyle Rittenhouse had every right, nay, a sacred DUTY, to travel to that location and uphold the law, and ensure the safety of the citizens for whom the organized police were being restrained, for political reasons, from doing THEIR duty…

  26. On August 28, 2020 at 11:53 am, Mack said:

    Herschel,

    Moral clarity is essential for Mental clarity.

    You set a high standard.

    Sadly, without fear of the Lord in our culture, it appears you are an Outlier.

  27. On August 28, 2020 at 12:42 pm, Fred said:

    The person who shouldn’t have even been there was Rosenbaum the child rapist. He should have been publicly hanged from the neck until dead just mere days after his arrest, not out of prison and in Kenosha.

  28. On August 28, 2020 at 12:45 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Fred,

    In the days of constitutional Sheriffs and Posses, that would have happened. Today, America sees itself as God, thinking it can rehabilitate the heart of sinful man.

  29. On August 28, 2020 at 12:46 pm, Fred said:

    Herschel, when you get a sec can you see if my comments are going to spam. It took the one above but won’t take the first one that I wanted to make. I tried several times. Thanks.

  30. On August 28, 2020 at 1:08 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Fred,

    It might be something associated with your computer. I have no comments from you waiting for moderation.

    I have had, as best as I can figure, an attack on the site today. This page in particular had many hundreds of visitors online at one time, but on another page of Analytics it showed only about 30. It wasn’t a spider (like I get when Google is trying to index my stuff, or when the CIA visits from Ashburn). So I figured it must have been a DoS thing.

    IDK.

  31. On August 28, 2020 at 1:13 pm, SamlAdams said:

    5x Grandad fought the Saratoga campaign at 57, with his youngest son under his command at 17. Everyone can contribute.

  32. On August 28, 2020 at 2:41 pm, Pat Hines said:

    First, a reminder, it is not a violation for a 17 year old to possess a rifle under US government law.

    Further, under Wisconsin law both rifles and shotguns are specifically exempt as “dangerous” weapons list. I’ve read the appropriate Wisconsin state law. Therefore Kyle Rittenhouse didn’t violate state law at all. He could lawfully carry his rifle around, no problem.

    As some one memes, Rittenhouse, at age 17, killed a child molester, a convicted domestic abuser, and mostly blew the arm off a communist who never let go of his handgun until after treatment. This communist has publicly stated he wished he’d shot Kyle Rittenhouse with all the rounds in his magazine.

  33. On August 28, 2020 at 3:10 pm, Sailorcurt said:

    Yup. I enlisted in the Navy at age 17 (with sign off from my parents who fully supported and encouraged my decision).

    If a 17 year old is old enough to join the military and possibly be sent to fight for his country, he’s old enough to defend it from Antifa thugs.

    The only thing in my mind that supports the age discrimination tack is that apparently his possession of the loaded weapon was a misdemeanor. He’ll likely be convicted of that even if the shootings are ruled self defense.

    Otherwise, in my opinion, the only real mistake he made was tactical…he should have never allowed himself to become separated from the rest of his group. Antifa thugs are bullies. They only attack when they have the feeling of overwhelming advantage. That’s why in the earlier video in the parking lot where the dead pedophile was recorded posturing and challenging the armed defenders to shoot him, nothing actually happened…the thugs didn’t have the perception of advantage, so they just postured and did nothing.

    When they caught the kid alone, however, they felt they had an the advantage of numbers and would be able to overwhelm him, so they fell on him like the pack animals they are.

    Unfortunately for them, they suffered a catastrophic failure of their victim selection process.

  34. On August 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm, X said:

    Should Rittenhouse have been there? Yes and no.

    Yes for all the reasons enumerated by Herschel and others.

    No because he didn’t have effective communications and backup and training and tactics. No because he is being charged by the corrupt “justice” system with crimes that will put him away for life if he’s convicted, and no one pounding the keyboard about his right to be there is going to do the time for him.

  35. On August 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm, Mack said:

    Herschel,

    Remind me:

    “In the days of constitutional Sheriffs and Posses, …” wasn’t Treason punishable by Death?

    Firing Squad?

    Plenty of Treason these day.

  36. On August 28, 2020 at 3:13 pm, Sailorcurt said:

    I just saw Pat Hines comment above mine. If he’s correct about Wisconsin law (and I hope he is) the kid may be acquitted of all the charges. That would be a relief.

    I didn’t read the Wisconsin laws personally, I read a summary of them prepared by someone else so here’s hoping the summary I read was incorrect and Pat is right.

  37. On August 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm, Mack said:

    You know, if those FOOLS both in media and commentary insist that Kyle had no business going to Wisconsin – blaming the victim – could not the same thing be said of Michael Schwerner?

    http://www.core-online.org/History/schwerner.htm

    Ironic that today the only heroes recognized during the Civil Rights struggle are POC.

  38. On August 28, 2020 at 3:32 pm, June J said:

    “Should Rittenhouse have been there?” isn’t the right question.

    The right question: Why did the governments of Wisconsin and Kenosha and their law enforcement fail the taxpayers so badly that the people had to take up arms to defend their property and lives?

    Question 2: Why wasn’t there 1,000 or 10,000 like minded people there to back up Rittenhouse?

    Remember, the other side started the shooting on June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, VA.

  39. On August 28, 2020 at 4:16 pm, HempRopeAndStreetlight said:

    Yes – Kyle is a hero, and we need to back him to the nines.

  40. On August 28, 2020 at 9:31 pm, Windy Wilson said:

    So, if he attempted to flee first, and only shot his pursuers after he was no longer able to flee, the only reason I can see that he shouldn’t have been there is that he was able to defend himself from the deadly force his attackers were attempting to kill him with.
    So the argument from the thugs is that Rittenhouse shouldn’t have been there to defend himself. The thugs should have won.
    Right.
    Leftist mendacity is exceeded only by Leftist mendacity.

  41. On August 28, 2020 at 10:33 pm, Ron said:

    for @Hranicka Propast & @The Dark Lord

    On August 28, 2020 at 11:20 am, Hranicka Propast said:
    [“On August 27, 2020 at 11:46 pm, The Dark Lord said:
    the head shot thug didn’t die immediately … so either the rifle shot from 3 feet was a grazing wound or the guy was hit by a different shooter … a hit at 3 feet from a .223 in the head would be instant death …’]
    There is another video from that encounter, not directly associated with it, that shows the head-shot individual staggering onto the lot of a car dealership, (not ID’d as such at the time, but apparent from later comparison) falling down and being surrounded by “medics”.
    The wound on his right cheek is a long graze ending in a tear. It is easy to imagine that the round entered at a steep upward angle, and entered the skull obliquely. Not immediately fatal, but traumatic enough to the central nervous system to cause eventual death.

    here’s a comment from @Chris Malloy under the post titled “The Southern Preposterous Lie Center Strikes Again”

    “… On August 28, 2020 at 5:49 pm, Chris Mallory said:
    For your reading enjoyment:
    “An autopsy conducted by the Milwaukee Medical Examiner’s Office indicated Rosenbaum suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to the probable cause statement.
    One shot was fired into his right groin, fractured his pelvis. Another shot to Rosenbaum’s back perforated his right lung and liver. He also suffered a gunshot wound to his left hand, a superficial gunshot wound to his left thigh and a graze wound to the right side of his forehead, according to the narrative.
    Huber’s autopsy revealed a gunshot wound to his chest that perforated his heart, aorta, pulmonary artery and right lung, according to the narrative.”

    https://www.nwherald.com/2020/08/28/court-documents-detail-fatal-shootings-antioch-teenager-is-charged-with/afbjy6p/ …”

  42. On August 28, 2020 at 10:51 pm, Ron said:

    I tried to use html to underline the following quote from the above comment, alas, it didn’t work, so in lieu of that …

    “…a graze wound to the right side of his forehead …”

    So the head shot wasn’t the fatal one, probably

    “…Another shot to Rosenbaum’s back perforated his right lung and liver. …”

    was the fatal shot.

  43. On August 28, 2020 at 11:09 pm, Ron said:

    see post above titled
    “Lin Wood’s Observations On The Kyle Rittenhouse Case”

    “… Lin Wood
    @LLinWood
    When you start manufacturing facts to support false accusations, you get into trouble under the law of defamation. Kyle did not carry a gun across state lines. The gun belonged to his friend, a Wisconsin resident. The gun never left the State of Wisconsin.

    Truth always prevails. …”

    Consider donating to Kyle’s Defense fund

    “…#FightBack Foundation, Inc. website is now online. Go to http://fightback.law to donate to the 501(c)(4) Foundation which will fund defense counsel for Kyle Rittenhouse & advocate for our Constitutional rights. …”

  44. On August 29, 2020 at 12:15 am, Jimmy the Saint said:

    Clearly you don’t understand the brilliance of Conservative argument strategy: (1) immediately agree with all of your opponent’s key points of contention; (2) mildly disagree on a minor point, and when challenged, surrender on that one, too; (3) be really, really shocked when you don’t win.

  45. On August 29, 2020 at 7:45 am, Toastrider said:

    I kinda fall into the ‘what were you doing there, Kyle?’ camp, but only because I’m aware of the old axiom that the best gunfight is one where you’re not there.

    Don’t go to stupid places, don’t associate with stupid people.

    That being said, Kenosha was evidently his stomping grounds (he lives 20 min away), so it’s not like he was crossing three or more states to get there (Hi there, Riot Kitchen!).

    They MIGHT get him on the weapons charge, emphasis on MIGHT, because as I understand it the ban on under-18 year olds possessing a firearm doesn’t cover long guns.

    He may wind up serving no time and paying a fine for discharging a firearm in the city limits and littering. :D

  46. On August 29, 2020 at 8:31 am, Matth said:

    @Toastrider,

    Are we going to abandon our towns – not our cities which we know are enemy territory, but our towns – to the mob?

    What are we conserving if we grant the mob the right to make Sheridan Road in Kenosha a “stupid place”?

    Maybe you’re unfamiliar with the area, so in your mind it’s just another one of those left-wing cities, but the fact that you’re unfamiliar with it should be a clue. Kenosha is a small city or a large town. It’s just large enough for its mayoral race to be party-affiliated. It’s the kind of place rural folks go when they want to have a nice day on the Lake Michigan shore without all the filth of a city. It’s the place all the middle management types who work for the Fortune 500 companies in northern Illinois go to live when they’re fed up with Illinois, since it’s about ten minutes north of the border on I-94.

    The day after the riots began, I let a circle of my friends know my thoughts. Essentially, it boiled down to this: if this can happen in Kenosha, it can happen where you live. I guarantee that thought occurred to people all across the area.

    We have to stop ceding victories to the people who want us humiliated and defeated and we have to stop today.

  47. On August 29, 2020 at 8:54 am, Duke Norfolk said:

    Amen, Matth. Spot on.

  48. On August 29, 2020 at 12:39 pm, Odin the wise one said:

    I’m sure there were a lot of armed antifa and blm protesters that were under 18 at that riot. Anybody check? No? I thought so.

  49. On August 29, 2020 at 3:25 pm, Joel said:

    “Moral clarity is essential for Mental clarity.”

    Yeah, and solid dependable information would be a lot of help as well. Unfortunately the ‘news’ is controlled – on both sides – to a degree far greater than we were told to expect it to be in the ‘information age.’

    Emotionally I’m completely in agreement with Herschel. But I’m not entitled to a solid opinion because I don’t have all the facts, and I don’t trust any of the ‘facts’ I do have.

    One thing I do know: He’s in worse danger now than he was in the riot.

  50. On August 29, 2020 at 5:32 pm, Shinmen Takezo said:

    Wrap your skulls around the following…

    https://twitter.com/CaliKidJMP…message4504561%2Fpg1

    Under 10 US Code 246, the unorganized “militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and…under 45 years of age.” Kyle was a Minuteman protecting his community when the government would not. More American men should fulfill their duty.

  51. On August 29, 2020 at 11:09 pm, Stealth Spaniel said:

    My only regret is that Kyle didn’t get more of the bastards. This guy should be a national hero, not sitting in a jail threatened by the Leftist Press. This country used to celebrate a man with real balls and courage. Now? Walls of Moms are wishing they would wear a man bun and a short dress. I am so sick of the filthy rat infested mind set of most of “those in authority”. It is destroying the country. I have heard that Sandmann’s attorney has taken this on pro bono. God willing, this attorney can soak Soros and his Minions into federal prison.

  52. On August 30, 2020 at 10:28 am, Curious Passerby said:

    By the same token, shouldn’t all the 17 year old rioters also not be there?

  53. On August 30, 2020 at 11:44 am, Gunny said:

    @ Ron “…Another shot to Rosenbaum’s back perforated his right lung and liver. …”

    “was the fatal shot.”

    Probably in conjunction with the groin shot that fractured Rosenbaum’s pelvis. A fractured pelvis is an immediate life threat, especially from a rifle round. Lots of blood vessels in the pelvis.

  54. On August 30, 2020 at 8:42 pm, Bret said:

    Seems like the Hundred Heads policy needs to be expanded to cover young Mr. Kyle. If a hair on that young feller’s head comes to harm in the custody of the state then reciprocity ensues, but nobody is keeping a real good count.

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