When the government does not protect life, liberty, property | Opinion


Last month, I discussed examples of traditional media coverage to promote progressive meta-narrative. The most recent example of their support for the Progressive Agenda is their reporting on the Kyle Rittenhouse debacle. This case should never have been tried. Even elementary investigative journalism would have shown it. But instead of seeking and reporting the truth, the mainstream media would rather see the country in a race war to keep their advertising dollars pouring in.

Their main story is that Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacist who crossed state lines with an illegal AR-15 to shoot black protesters. MSNBC’s national affairs analyst John Heilemann put it this way: shoot people. Esquire accused him of “terrorist tourism”.

President Biden called Rittenhouse a “white supremacist.” Vice President Harris said “we will not let these vigilantes and extremists derail the path to justice.” Representative Ayanna Presley (D-MA) described Rittenhouse as a “domestic terrorist [who] crossed state borders, armed with an AR-15. Democrats have portrayed this as race-related, and their media have followed suit.

It didn’t matter that Rittenhouse, the two slain men and the injured man were all white. The prosecution even received Rittenhouse’s cell phone and passcode. They couldn’t find anything linking him to white supremacy or militia movements.

It turns out that Rittenhouse’s father, grandmother, and friends all lived in Kenosha, 20 minutes from where he resided part-time with his mother in Antioch, Illinois. Wisconsin, he owned this gun legally, even at age 17.

It has to be the most documented shooting case of all time. There were even images of 9,000-foot FBI drones (why the FBI flies drones over American cities is column for another era). There were several handheld videos and photos, each corroborating Rittenhouse’s account.

The jury rightly decided that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense in each case. Rittenhouse was putting out fires started by Joseph Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum, armed with a chain, shouted “If I catch one of you alone, I’ll kill you.” “I’m gonna cut your fucking hearts and kill you n ****** s.”

Rosenbaum supported Rittenhouse alone in a corner, yelled “f *** you” and grabbed his gun. Anthony Huber hit Rittenhouse twice on the head with a skateboard, then grabbed Rittenhouse’s gun while he was on the ground. Still on the ground and at close range, Gaige Grosskreutz lowered his gun and pointed it at Rittenhouse. After the shooting, Rittenhouse immediately ran to the nearest policeman and admitted what had happened.

In my opinion, the Democratic media stoked a race riot in the summer of 2020 to topple Donald Trump. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has withheld the police force needed to control Kenosha, turning down an offer from Trump for federal aid. Police were told to stand down and let the riots run their course and literally end.

It is clear from Rittenhouse’s actions that he went to his family’s hometown to help protect what the government would not do: property and the lives of its neighbors. No 17-year-old should have to choose between their own safety and standing up to rampant anarchists. But if the government doesn’t do that thing it’s established for (protecting life, liberty, and property), then the right people will take that responsibility – as they should.

Thankfully, the Kenosha jury last week asserted our right to self-defense, but they could have easily given in to the pressure the media and the mobs were exerting on them to convict Rittenhouse and fuel their distorted sense of social justice. It shouldn’t be an act of bravery for a jury to do their duty, but the media awake will no doubt use this acquittal to attack the jury by saying that justice is dead.

This turn of events proves that justice is still alive and well, albeit limping. From there, it is our responsibility to fight the false narratives that reach us through the slanderous media and slanderous politicians and to seek justice at all costs.

Editor’s note: The columnist has included background links for this column from The New York Post, Esquire, Twitter (Joe Biden), RT, The Guardian, and YouTube (Jack Posobiec). These links are available in the online version at dnews.com.

Courtney served 20 years as a nuclear engineering officer aboard submarines and 15 years as a graduate instructor. Independent politician, he spends his time playing with his seven grandchildren in Moscow.


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