IS THE RIGHT TO PROTECT AND OWN PROPERTY STILL SACRED IN AMERICAN LAW?
Do you know one of the greatest rights you have as an American? You can own property. That’s not the case in many places around the world. In China, you can only lease land from the government. You pay, but you never own it.
Owning property and having the right to protect it and not have it taken, used, or destroyed is sacred in American law. At least it used to be.
Recently, St. Louis attorney Mark McCloskey and his wife were about to have dinner on their patio when hundreds of protestors broke down the gate of their privately gated home and descended on their property and threatened to kill them and their dog and burn their house. They called the police, but none came. They retrieved guns and appeared on the porch and told the trespassers to leave. The protestors, seeing the legally owned guns in the hands of the homeowners, decided to move on. But arrests were made from the incident. But it wasn’t any of the mob who broke down a gate, trespassed on private property, and threatened innocent homeowners on their own property who got arrested. It was the McCloskeys. They were charged by local leftist prosecutor Kimberly Gardner with a felony. Yep. Despite the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments to the Constitution and Missouri state law called the Castle Doctrine that guarantees someone to defend their property and person with lethal force if they feel threatened by a trespasser, the loony local DA did nothing to the mob and charged the homeowner with crimes and even confiscated their legally owned firearms. To make it worse, a member of Gardner’s staff allegedly asked the crime lab to alter their firearms once they became evidence. So I do agree someone should go to prison for all this, but it sure isn’t the McCloskys!
Things are upside-down in our country when a government official ignores crime and the people who commit it, but who then criminally charge law-abiding citizens for exercising their rights and protecting their very lives. Even though the MO attorney general has taken steps to intervene and get these nutty charges nullified, and Governor Mike Parsons has pledged he will issue a pardon to the McCloskeys should these bogus charges get successfully prosecuted, the outrage shouldn’t subside. In the rioting and looting that’s taken place in St. Louis in the past few months, not one person has been prosecuted by Kim Gardner for setting fires, looting stores, or throwing objects at police officers. She believes that’s acceptable and defensible behavior. But protecting your property and family? She’d love to lock you up.
President Obama famously said, “elections have consequences.” Man, was he ever right about that! Electing people like Kim Gardner, or Mayors like Bill DeBlasio in NY, or Lori Lightfoot in Chicago or Ted Wheeling in Portland results in putting criminals, thugs, and mobs in the driver’s seat and leaving law-abiding citizens with the responsibility of protecting themselves. This year’s elections will be about many issues, and response to the Chinese virus will certainly be one of them. But if we don’t stop the virus of having elected officials encouraging mob rule and the destruction of private property, and worse, the loss of life by even 1-year-olds to random gun violence, then the virus of uncontrolled crime will kill far more of us than COVID ever did or will.
Despite the vicious and hostile prosecution of the McCloskeys for simply defending their lives and property, as you can tell, they are wealthy enough so as to be able to defend themselves and will probably win in court anyway. But what about YOU? If you can’t defend your home, your family, and yourself all while the police have been defunded or demoralized and sidelined by crazy mayors and governors who justify violence and chaos, then will you be charged with a crime for trying?
When you vote in any election, above what candidates tell you they will do about taxes, or health care, or jobs, you better know what they will do when YOU are threatened to have your property or life taken from you. Will they stand with the criminals or with you? And I don’t care what party they represent if they won’t stand with you, why on God’s earth would you ever stand with them?
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
Your Tax Dollars At Work: The federal government gave this guy $5 million to subject federal employees to “diversity training” that consists largely of browbeating, shaming and guilt-tripping white people into thinking that everything about them is intrinsically racist. So why are we paying taxes to promote racism?
WHY SOCIALISM WILL NEVER WIN
Here’s a good illustration of why socialism will never defeat the fast-thinking ingenuity of capitalism except by brute force. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo imposed another capricious COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus restriction, allowing restaurants to remain open but ordering bars to close.
So how are bar owners responding? “Would you like to see our new food menu, featuring such delicacies as the ‘$1 Bowl of Chips’? That’s right: we’re a restaurant now!”