Last updated on January 16, 2021
Would you like to see an example of the pathetic statists that are supposedly on our side but take every opportunity to stab us in the back? Look no further than Ann Coulter.
Ann and her ilk have spent the past four days calling every single person who entered the capitol building a criminal, terrorist or insurrectionist. Now one of President Trump’s (supposedly) strongest supporters thinks it’s okay for a police officer to shoot an unarmed military veteran for the horrible offense of entering a building that belongs to the People.
Now, as I’ve said before, I don’t agree with them storming the capitol building. It was an action born of frustration and done for the right reasons, but with no logistical support, articulable goal or chance of success. To quote one of my favorite movies, “Being right isn’t a bulletproof vest”. We have limited resources, spend them wisely. I would much prefer to have a 14 year USAF veteran alive to fight for us, than dead for absolutely no gain.
On the other hand, to claim that the officer was justified in shooting, as Ann has done, is just evidence of how brainwashed she is to support authority over rightful liberty. The minute the shooting occurred, I said that they would claim they were protecting Congress from an unruly mob. Except, that’s a bunch of nonsense. Sure, there were plenty of people fighting with police at the front of the capitol building, but what about the officers allowing people into the building at other locations? This is well documented on video and I’ve already done a post on it. What if Ashli Babbitt was allowed into the building?
Even if she wasn’t, the U.S. Capitol belongs to the People. Why was a crowd who had been peaceful all day not allowed inside? This is the same issue we ran into at the Oregon State Capitol last month. Our tin pot dictator of a Governor decided the close the building indefinitely because of the COVID-19 boogeyman. This isn’t to say there aren’t legitimate reasons to close a public building. If there was a fire or an active shooter, every single person would understand it being temporarily closed. That’s not the case though. Our betters are using a pandemic that has been blown out of proportion to limit our access to the political process. They did it to observers during the election, got away with it and now they’re doing it everywhere.
Violence is always a last resort, but to all those fools now claiming that it is never okay and has no place in the political process, I ask this; How exactly did our country gain independence from Great Britain? Yes, the country you claim to love. The principles you claim to support. How did they come to be? Violence. To say otherwise is cowardly, hypocritical and historically inaccurate.
Anyone who clings to the historically untrue and thoroughly immoral doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.-Robert A. Heinlein (Starship Troopers)
This is not a call for violence, I am simply discussing what is true. If violence did not solve things, the United States of America would not exist. If violence did not solve things, we would be speaking German and ruled by Hitler’s progeny. When examining a use of force situation, the person the force is being used against must have four things for it to be justified.
1. Intent (Did the person intend to do you harm or was it accidental?)
2. Means (If the person threatens to shoot you, do they have a gun?)
3. Ability (If the person threatens to beat you up, are they physically capable of this?)
4. Opportunity (If they threaten you but live 3,000 miles away, there is no opportunity.)
These four items are the questions always asked when a police officer investigates a crime of violence. Losing even one is generally (but not always) an indication that the use of force was not justified. If all four are present, it generally IS justified. Now, let’s look at the Ashli Babbit shooting in this light.
We can immediately eliminate the first two, she showed no intent and no means were visibly present or found afterwards. She obviously had the opportunity, although opportunity means nothing without intent or means. She also had the ability, being a fit and competent military veteran. So at best, we have 2 out of 4.
The shooter will, of course, argue that her being part of an “angry mob” constitutes intent. Yet as far as I know, no one in said mob had used anything more against the police than fists. No shots were fired by the patriots, no sticks and clubs, no pepper spray. They simply pushed past the police with overwhelming numbers. They had every opportunity to beat the police up or trample them to death, yet they did neither.
The reason we condemn so many of the Antifa/BLM riots is because they actually use violence against police and others for completely unjustified reasons. Yes, I understand that BLM thinks blacks are constantly being killed for no good reason. If that were actually true, if the police were slaughtering an ethnic group, I would be the first person to tell them to fight back. Unfortunately it simply isn’t true. Yes, blacks are being killed at a higher rate per capita than whites, but blacks also commit crime at a higher rate per capita than whites. There are plenty of black deaths by police that I believe to be unjustified, Eric Garner for example. While the man had a long criminal history, the arrest in question was for selling “unlicensed cigarettes”. Sorry folks, this shouldn’t even be a crime, let alone something something you should be killed for.
I’ve gone a bit off the tracks, but the point is this. There is justified violence and unjustified violence. Our opposition loses their mind and riots, whether the incident was justified or not. Now, we have people like Ann Coulter betraying us because they don’t have the wisdom to tell right from wrong.
And by the way? God bless Michelle Malkin.