In one of his customary well-reasoned comments, Longtime Reader GMC makes this statement (discussing this post):
“If citizens do not have faith that the State will hold up its end of the social contract, they will take matters into their own hands.”
Will, and should.
My only corollary to this is a reminder that in answer to all those who wail about people “taking the law into their own hands” (not the same as the above, but parallel to it), we have to note that the law has never left our hands. The law is not the sole preserve of lawyers and judges, but of the People in general (a point that GMC likewise addresses in his comment about jury nullification). Likewise, the enforcement of the law is deputized by the People to agents of the State — and if said agents are incapable of or unwilling to perform that responsibility, the the People have not only a right but a duty to take the enforcement back into their own hands.
The law belongs to us, We The People, not to all its priests and Sanhedrin, and even less so to its enforcers — despite all their delusions to the contrary.
Here’s a headline which made me giggle like a little girl:
Rittenhouse Verdict Has Leftist Rioters Worried: “It fundamentally changed
the culture of protest”
The punchline is equally delicious:
This is still America, much to their chagrin, and in the absence of police protection and intervention, the American people can and will protect themselves and their fellow citizens from lawless mobs bent on mayhem, violence, and destruction.
Remove or incapacitate police, and yes, Americans can and will step up to lawfully fill that vacuum. Who couldn’t see that coming?
Read the whole article, and don’t have a mouthful of coffee while doing so.
There are several reasons why there are age limits set for holders of public office — the POTUS has to be over 40, for example — but here’s a classic case to support why youngins need to be kept away from the levers of power:
[Democrat lawmaker] Aaron Coleman, 21, was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of drunken driving, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Coleman was already out on bond from him being detained over suspicions of domestic battery.
But that’s not all, folks!
Coleman has been a regular source of controversy in Kansas since he was elected in 2020. A legislative committee reprimanded the 21-year-old Democrat in February due to alleged past abuses against girls and young women. He was also barred from the Kansas Department of Labor due to alleged “disruptive, intimidating and berating behavior.”
The Kansas Democratic Party withdrew its support of Coleman in 2020 after he admitted to posting revenge pornography.
Talk about an overachiever… this being the 2020s and he being a Democrat, I wouldn’t be surprised if he runs for President, next. Never mind that Constitutional nonsense, it’s racist or something.
I know, you want to know what this little shit stain looks like:
Thomas Jefferson would be so proud.
…Ford, that is, after the Waukesha incident where (according to the NYT) an SUV killed several people in a Christmas parade.
Ford is clearly responsible for the criminal misuse of its product. Yes, the company is selling a legal product through legal means, but it is ultimately Ford’s duty and moral obligation to ensure that criminals or those with potential future criminal intent are not able to acquire its products, whether through a Ford dealership, a used car dealer, a private party sale, or even by theft.
Silly, is it? Change “Ford” to “Remington” or “Colt”, and “car” to “gun” — and this is precisely what the media and Left are advocating.
Commenters on social media are calling a Washington state father a “hero” in response to reports that he allegedly rescued his daughter from sex traffickers and later killed the man he believed responsible for selling his daughter into sex slavery.
All I can hope for is that he killed the sumbitch only after a little creative use of some woodworking tools.
I probably would have, in his shoes.