Religious Exemption To Mandatory Covid Vaccination

Herschel Smith · 24 Aug 2021 · 13 Comments

I authored this paper for an individual who wishes that the name be removed.  The name has been redacted from the copy provided here. In order to assist the reader with a framework for understanding this paper, it should first be emphasized that it is written from a very specific theological perspective.  The necessary presuppositions are outlined at the beginning. It could of course be objected that there may be other (what I am calling "committed Christians") who do not hold one or…… [read more]

What Does Hunter Biden’s Form 4473 Show?

BY Herschel Smith
10 months, 3 weeks ago

David Codrea.

“A source with knowledge of the situation has revealed … that in October 2018, Hunter Biden’s handgun was taken from his vehicle without his knowledge by Hallie Biden — the widow of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Beau — and she placed it in a garbage can outside a Delaware supermarket,” The Blaze reported Thursday.

[ … ]

Further, we are told “agents from the United States Secret Service as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives visited the shop where Hunter Biden purchased the gun” and that they “asked the shop owner for the file on Hunter Biden’s gun purchase — and that a copy was provided.”

Hmm … let’s see.  What happens if you’re a crack addict and sign form 4473 trying to buy a firearm?

I have no doubt this report is true based on everything else we know about this duo of demons.

On to another item.  This one an update on Kyle Rittenhouse, which I don’t know to be true at all based on how carefully they’re controlling the flow of information (even to Kyle’s lawyers).

Police interviewed Rittenhouse’s 18-year-old friend, who told them he bought the rifle at an Ace Hardware in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, using money Rittenhouse had given him. The friend said the rifle was only supposed to be used for hunting and that he stored it in a safe at his stepfather’s house in Kenosha.

We don’t know the details of the alleged transaction, but you can be sure they’ll prosecute this as a straw purchase.

Kyle and his friends had a naive trust in the police (I say had hopefully, rather than have).  Someone should have told both of them never to talk to the police.

So one of these crimes will never be charged, and the other alleged crime will certainly see the inside of a courtroom.

Because justice is just-us.

Charges Against The First Shooter In Kenosha Have Been Dropped

BY Herschel Smith
11 months ago

Well, not completely.  The charge of disorderly conduct remains, but if they charged him with unlawful carrying and discharge of a firearm, they would undermine their case against Kyle Rittenhouse.

These people are terrible and creepy.

13:30 and forward.

Attorneys Prepare Defamation Lawsuit After Joe Biden Accuses Kyle Rittenhouse Of Being White Supremacist

BY Herschel Smith
11 months, 3 weeks ago

Gateway Pundit.

Go get ’em.  Take them for as much as you can get.  And don’t forget about that threatened lawsuit against Jack Dorsey.

And free Kyle Rittenhouse.  He did nothing wrong.

Kyle Rittenhouse – The Truth in 11 Minutes

BY Herschel Smith
12 months ago

Via WRSA, this video is highly worth watching.  I had sent a note to Attorney John Pierce advising him that he needed to hire a very good media firm to capture all of the media before it was gone, and build it together into a true narrative to combat the lies.  It looks like he took my advice.

Comprehensive, Time-Spliced Video Of Kenosha Event

BY Herschel Smith
1 year ago

I’ve already written extensively on the Kenosha event, here (“What Started The Event?), here (“No, I Absolutely Do Not Stipulate That Kyle Rittenhouse Shouldn’t Have Been In Kenosha”), here (“What Does It Take To Be A Writer For Slate?”), here (“Three Criminals Shot In Kenosha, WI, Identified”), here (“Candid Observations At Reddit Concerning Kenosha, WI, Gun Battle”) and here (“One Rioter Gets Half His Arm Blown Off With Rifle Fire”).

But I can barely keep up with the breathtaking speed and dizzying accuracy of the analyses at both and Reddit/Firearms. has comprehensive analyses at both this link and this one (the first being first in the sequence, the second being updated but different).

Reddit/Firearms also had a good analysis up, which has been taken down by the awful moderators, but which I lifted here (for the most part, although the loss of comments is regrettable).

The best video I’ve seen to date is a time-spliced video built and posted by a Redditor and dropped out as an MP4 file.  Here is the link (if the link gets taken down, I downloaded the full video and will repost).  Allow me to explain why I’m lifting some of the prose and explanation.  This is “fair use,” as I do not make a penny off of this web site.

Second, I’ve seen far too many valuable, creative, informative discussion threads removed by awful moderators to trust that it will be there in the future.  They could send me a certified letter signed by an attorney declaring that it will never be removed, and I’d still not trust them.  With that said, I will be lifting only parts of the explanation by the author, and I encourage you to go to the balance of the explanation and the comments (which are equally informative).

The Reddit/Firearms thread is here.

The entire thing is a single synced shot, with the exception of the part after the shooting where the entire clip from Regg’s stream of the shooting is played again, and a few seconds at the beginning showing CJ’s shot of Kyle leaving the gas station. Other than that, everything can be considered sequential, synced within about .05 seconds.

The first clip is mostly in there for irony’s sake, and to show that he was wearing his shirt properly earlier, but it’s part of a larger confrontation which started when rioters got angry at the gas station defenders for putting out a dumpster fire. (first shot fired at 3:49)
Joseph was there, and he was very angry at people.
That may have been what prompted him to start chasing Kyle (long time after this incident happened) when he spotted him 50ft outside the gas station parking lot, or Kyle may have started running on his own, drawing people to chase him. Either way, he appears to start running with the extinguisher about a second before “burn inside” is yelled”, dropping it a few seconds later.

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Highest quality video of the chase and initial shooting:
Second set of shootings:
Another shot of the shootings, plus a thread with aftermath (unused):
Kyle leaving the station:
CJ’s stream, the guy who provided first aid (7:30 for first shots): (this is the libertarian who went viral the night before, he has a few statements about the situation in other posts)

Auxiliary footage (there’s more video from earlier in the night on their FB pages):
Aftermath Gore:
Lakota’s footage, since he was following CJ:
RT footage, relevant bit at T minus 6 where Kyle asks the cops to go north to his workplace:
Gaige’s POV (if anyone has his entire stream, let me know):

That’s all I’ll lift.  There’s a lot more at the link, and as I said, I encourage you to visit the link and watch the entire video (linked above), multiple times if you have to.  I have.

It’s obvious to me that Mr. Rittenhouse attempted to put out a fire caused by Rosenbaum, Rosenbaum didn’t like it (because he was trying to expand the fire to nearby buildings and police vehicles), and went after Rittenhouse.

Kyle Rittenhouse defended his life, and then others gave chase.  Kyle was on the ground when the rest of the shooting occurred, in one instance defending his life against an attack with a skateboard (which could be lethal in an attack to the head or spine), and in another instance against a convicted felon with a pistol who was advancing towards him (and who unapologetic and later claimed that his only regret is in not emptying his magazine into Kyle).

If you still don’t understand how this went down, I encourage you to go view the video again.  In the exchange, he killed a convicted sex offender (and also convicted arsonist), a wife beater, and wounded (and took out of the fight) another felon.

There’s another aspect that hasn’t been discussed at all, and that is the police interactions with the militia before this event went down.  Watch one of those present explain it to you.

Let’s be clear.  The founders were deeply opposed to a standing army, and the police have become that standing army in many instances, especially with militarized tactics like SWAT teams and no-knock raids.

I’m not opposed to the use of militia to aid “peace officers.”  That’s how the founders intended it to work.  I’m also not opposed to what the Kenosha police told the militia, nor their intended use of the militia (assuming this report is true).

What I am opposed to is the arrest of Kyle Rittenhouse in this instance given that he was doing what was expected of him (and also acted only in self defense), and the office of the DA filing charges of murder against Rittenhouse.  The DA (Michael Graveley) will now use his office to conduct lawfare against the very people with whom the police made a bargain that very day.

But you can be sure of one thing.  Graveley’s office will make sure that the U.S. Department of Justice investigates the shooting of Jacob Blake.

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