Monday, November 22, 2021

"Rittenhouse Took Away Two Beautiful Black Lives"

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The world rocked---and several cities rioted Friday evening as the verdict came in for Kyle Rittenhouse---accused of killing two men and injuring another.

"Not guilty on all counts" was not what the left wanted to hear. Including the president.

While saying he believed in our "trial by jury" system, President Biden said he did not agree with the verdict.

Deaquan Nichols, a rising leader in the Black Lives Matter movement, expressed on Instagram his sadness and anger: "Rittenhouse," he said, "was charged with murdering and taking away two beautiful Black lives."

There are several things to be learned from the Kyle Rittenhouse case.

Be informed, not misled.

Deaquan Nichols at James Madison University claimed on the university's Instagram account that Rittenhouse had been charged with "taking away two beautiful black lives."

Nichols, who is promoting his own documentary---which is about him for a film fest in December, was promoting the documentary when the Instagram post turned somber.

"Thank you to JMU, thank you to the entire Duke family," he acknowledged before saying, "I simply wanted to publicly announce that the verdict with the Kyle Rittenhouse case has been nothing more than a disgusting [inaudible]"---then he goes on to discuss what it's really like to be Black in America: "All the protesting, everything we went through in 2020, we-we really would think it would make a change but clearly it doesn't."

"We scream Black Lives Matter," he said, "but it doesn't matter enough for these people who are in power, the jury, the judge, anybody to charge this man with murdering and taking away two beautiful Black lives at the ripe ages of 26 and 36. It's disgusting."

Concluding, he said: "We can't go to the store ...We can't lay in bed...And we can't even protest without our lives being on the line. And that's what we fight for."

Two beautiful Black lives?

The problem with Mr. Nichol's rage. And publicly funded JMU's inability to educate.

Rittenhouse had indeed been charged with and found "not guilty" as a matter of self-defense.

The two men whose lives he was charged with "taking away" were Anthony Huber and Jack Rosenbaum. And they are, respectively 26 and 36.

But they're white. Not black. And the other man who was shot, but not killed, was also white.

And they both have rap sheets as long as your arm.

Rosenbaum was convicted of multiple counts of sexual contact with a minor, and had been charged with even more but had agreed to a plea deal. The court had also been asked to revoke his probation and he was out on bond over a domestic abuse battery accusation.

Huber was convicted in a strangulation case and had recently been accused of domestic abuse.

Gaige Grosskreutz, whom Rittenhouse shot but didn't die, had raised his handgun at Rittenhouse and advanced toward him. He, too, is white.

James Madison University, immediately following the verdict, took down Nichol's post about this being a "racist" matter.

It wasn't. It really was self-defense.

Was the university bearing the name of Founder James Madison that uninformed---or simply trying to mislead the public by allowing the fraudulent post in the first place?

Nichols probably didn't know the difference because he has been educated to "protest," not think.

The "Wisconsin Right Now" news website said Friday, "We've decided to tell you the criminal histories of the three men, including Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, who were involved in the Kenosha shooting in Wisconsin. Here's why."

"We think the public is entitled to know all of the contexts to properly understand what unfolded that night."

The article is in-depth and very informative and well-sourced. If you want more information regarding details and criminal records, check out this article. It's very informative.

Friday night, Fox News's Tucker Carlson began with this: "A rapist called Joseph Rosenbaum was released from a mental hospital and then went directly to join a mob that was burning downtown Kenosha. Rosenbaum dies as he had lived, trying to touch an unwilling minor."

Rosenbaum was a convicted pedophile and felon who raped multiple children. He spent a decade in prison before attacking Rittenhouse on the street in Kenosha during Black Lives Matter rioting last summer. 

The Pima County Arizona Clerk of Courts confirm that Rosenbaum was charged by a grand jury with 11 counts of child molestation and inappropriate sexual activity with children, including anal rape. The victims were five boys ranging in age from 9 to 11 years old. 

The other two men, Anthony Hiber and Gaige Grosskreutz, also had lengthy criminal records.

Rittenhouse was 17 when this occurred. He was little more than a child, who thankfully knew how to protect himself.

Witnesses testified to the jury that Rittenhouse did not fire until a gun was pointed at him.

Consequences. Could Joe Biden be sued for his comments?

Newsweek is noting that "Kyle Rittenhouse could argue President Biden defamed him with a tweet apparently linking him with white supremacists, according to a lawyer who won a defamation case for the student Nicholas Sandman, a former Kentucky high school student who has now reached a settlement with CNN after he was portrayed as the aggressor in what they called an apparent confrontation in January 2019 with Native American activist on the National Mall in DC."

A longer version of the video showed the Indian was the aggressor, not the high school student, Sandman.

When this story broke on September 30, 2020, Joe Biden was on the campaign trail. He tweeted that then-President Trump had "refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage." Biden's message was accompanied by a video clip in which Rittenhouse is pictured holding a weapon.

The takeaway was abundantly clear: Rittenhouse was using a rifle and engaging in white supremacist misconduct.

A number of lawyers are saying they believe Biden's words and the message is "actionable" for a lawsuit.

Interestingly, Rittenhouse's mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, also noted that "Biden had portrayed her son as a white supremacist for votes."

It has also been noted by a number of lawyers that Biden is likely vulnerable to a lawsuit because he was a candidate, not president, which has special protection.

Sandmann says he thinks the Rittenhouse family should sue to hold the media accountable.

Now that the left has acted as uninformed fools over the Rittenhouse case, they will pivot to passionately called for "gun control," which actually means "gun confiscation."

St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England: 

"This may be the considered palladium of liberty...The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."


James Madison University has moved far, far away from the beliefs of their namesake. Madison said, "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" (June 8, 1788).

He also said, "The ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone" (Federalist No. 46).

In the form of a jury, the "people"---the jury has spoken. Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. 

How did we get so far away from what our Founding Fathers believed in creating this country?

The left does not know what justice looks like because they have no basis for right and wrong. They have marginalized biblical truth to affirm their secular, so-called progressive views, replacing biblical values and principles with subjective notions of how they think things should be.

"Justice," to the left, is a set of evolving, changing ideas that affirm what it is that they are trying to do to obtain power. Whether social justice or legal justice, they are blinded by their own ambitions.

Moses is often characterized as the great lawgiver for his part in delivering the Ten Commandments. But it was Blackstone who would later codify biblical truth, including the Ten Commandments, into civil law.

As secular humanists have gained more and more control over our government, our culture, including our legal system, has come to reflect laws and justice based on subjective, evolving ideas of what is right and what is wrong.

Truth has become a lonely warrior. 

When confronted with the Truth, many of the far Left in our society respond in the way they have been educated to respond---they riot, burn and break things that belong to someone else as they call for "justice."

I believe the Rittenhouse case, the Sandmann case, and a number of others like them may cause people to take a closer look at where we are, how we got here, and begin to for an alternative way.

This is where Christians must be ready to fill the vacuum with Godly principles and the message of the Gospel.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.