We don’t need people like this – and it is time we said so

By Nathan Barton

You may have read about the Covington Catholic High School students in DC this weekend who abused an elderly Vietnam Vet (a Kaw, as I recall) from Michigan, in a clash between Right-to-Life marchers and the “Indigenous Peoples March near the Lincoln Memorial.

Witness the dangers of social media (such as Facebook and Twitter): the first impressions are not always the truth.  In fact, as in combat, what you THINK is happening from the initial reports may be totally different from what is actually happening.

But we see much more in the reaction to this incident.

You may have heard that a whole lot of Regressive politicians, media, and celebrities have had to back water over their initial outrage. And the vicious reaction to the high school students, all religious schools, and (of course) Trump and his evil “Make America Great Again” red hats. (But notice how many are NOT backing water.) It turns out the high school kids got caught in the middle between a “Native American” group and a “Black Hebrew Israelite” group.  The kids weren’t abusing the elderly guy, weren’t surrounding him, weren’t smercking at him (amazing what a screenshot can portray).  For an excellent analysis, view Tom Woods’ comments.

Rather than talk about that incident, let us zero in on one particular observer and commentator.

He is a man named John Yarmuth, and he “represents” the good people of Jefferson County (Louisville), Kentucky.

This piece of work justifies everything that Mark Twain ever said about Congress.  His role here?  In response to the report of the “abuse” of the Kaw guy by high school students, he (as reported by The Blaze) publicly stated,

I am calling for a total and complete shutdown of teenagers wearing MAGA hats until we can figure out what is going on. They seem to be poisoning young minds. [1/2]

(Yes, this was a tweet – but we know that is PUBLIC.)

Although he has since claimed it was an “obvious joke,” it is clear that his response demonstrates a serious evil which exists in the District of Criminals, among which this man is definitely numbered.

This lowlife just took, less than three weeks ago, an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.  Of which a part is this quaint, old-fashioned idea called “freedom of speech.”  Yet his immediate reaction (“joking” though he may claim) was to steal that freedom from EVERYONE under the age of eighteen. That might be as many as SEVENTY MILLION PEOPLE.  According to him, those 70 million are not entitled to a basic human liberty.

And THIS is a man that the people of Jefferson County, and therefore all of the Fifty States, expect to make wise decisions, pass good laws, and defend their freedoms?

Yarmuth should have already been arrested and charged with attempting to violate Title 18 US Code Section 242.  He should be either in jail or (maybe) out on bail.

(Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.)

There would no doubt be other charges and specifications that could be brought against this piece of trash for his actions on Saturday.  Actions which far exceed any other response I’ve heard about, any other Regressive response – even though there have been some really nasty comments made.  Only he has suggested stealing liberty from TENS of MILLIONS of people because of the action of a single individual. From a position of “service” that means he has some influence in accomplishing that.

He needs to go to jail.  He needs to be stripped of HIS rights as a felon.  He needs to be at minimum drummed out of the House of Representatives. (Pun intended – the Kaw activist was beating a drum during the protest and confrontation.)

(Ironically, given Yarmuth’s claim of “a joke,” he condemned and demanded action when his GOP candidate in the last election apparently joked about “taking a shot” at this piece of work.)

But back to the main point.

It should come as no surprise that such a proposal – to make it illegal for minors to have (or wear) MAGA hats – would be made.  It is obviously a clear violation of fundamental, God-given rights.

But the same thing happens EVERY day right here in the Fifty States, in accordance with laws passed (if they can be called laws – Marbury v. Madison, 1803: No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution can be valid.) by Congress.

Those under age 18 (and more and more, those under age 21) are denied the fundamental rights in the Constitution. Rights given to them by God, and supposedly protected specifically by the Constitution and especially the Bill of Rights.

Foremost among these is, of course, the right to keep and bear arms.  But many other rights, including those pertaining to trial, freedom of religion, free speech, and more, are routinely denied to various Americans, especially those below the age of the voting franchise.

It isn’t just the Regressives (Tranzis, “liberals,” “progressives”) that do this.  So do those in the GOP: those who call themselves conservatives and lovers of freedom.  And such theft of liberty is not a static thing.  Nor is it just limited to issues of age.

Nowhere in the Constitution can we find any language to allow government, or its officials, or its lackeys, the ability to pick and choose HOW we, as children of God, can exercise our liberties.  Yet we accept that daily: what weapons we can and cannot use, what methods of communication, and more. And the limits are constantly pushed.

As will this one.  What hope do we have that this Yardbird (sorry, Yarmuth) will be brought to justice for his lust for stealing liberty?  Absolutely none.  At least not now.

But one day…

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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9 Responses to We don’t need people like this – and it is time we said so

  1. beau says:

    lunatics are emboldened when insanity grips the halls of power. what is now will not last and it will not end well.


    • TPOL Nathan says:

      We’ve known it wouldn’t end well. For a long time. But it is good to remind ourselves of that fact.

      The biggest frustration to me is that it is lasting longer than I want it to. Maybe even longer than I expected it to.


  2. pigpen51 says:

    I read here from time to time, but seldom write. But I felt moved to speak out tonight, for some reason. The reason is that until now, the media has at least pretended to be unbiased. Now they seem to have abandoned all pretense of playing fairly, and instead have gone all out showing their true colors. While not really following this story that closely, I see the media not caring if they get the narrative correct or not, so long as their target audience leaves with the idea planted firmly in their heads that was intended. The media, when they bothered to correct the mistake, glossed over it in such a way that it could hardly be considered a correction.

    I myself was bothered mostly by exactly by what you wrote about, that of trying to take freedom of speech away from individuals by an elected official of the government, who tried to laugh it off as a joke. I saw no joke, and nothing funny about it. It would be akin to telling a joke about blacks during the civil rights movement, and trying to pass it off as ” Just a Joke”.

    I have seen in a couple of places that people are worried that we have the start of a second civil war headed this way, or already begun. While I don’t know if that is the fact, I can say that I see a definite war against a certain segment of our nation’s population going on. If you are over about 40 years old, white, middle class or so, and conservative, you are the target of the socialist warriors who want to see you either forced to change, or, and I don’t think I am being too dramatic, dead. The left has no problem with seeing those on the other side killed, since we are considered the violent sort, who don’t deserve to breathe the air that we pollute anyway.
    I may be jumping the gun, but if so, that is fine. Nothing is harmed by being cautious and prepared in advance of danger. I just am being more cautious about my own life, and how I live it. I never leave home without a gun, and I don’t allow my wife to go anywhere alone, if possible. I am now retired, and so it is much easier. We lock the doors to our home at all times, no matter if we are home or not. I carry my gun at home, just out of a sense of caution.
    It may be a sad commentary that I feel that I have to live this way, but the violence in this town has increased each year significantly.


    • TPOL Nathan says:

      Pigpen51, thanks for joining the discussion.

      You bring up some very very interesting points.

      The mainstream media does seem to not worry too much in this case about stripping away their facade. At the same time, a lot of people think that whatever has been said in the last two days, the media had already had their warped view accepted by the majority of people – at least the majority who count for anything!

      As Mama Liberty was fond of pointing out, awareness and preparedness are critical, especially in today’s political and social climate, and it sounds like you are doing both. Whether in an urban, rural, or frontier situation, the dangers are there. Keep in mind it is not just older generations: the younger generations have been and will be (at best) collateral damage. The modern so-called Progressive (Regressives, as some in my family call them) has many intellectual ancestors. One of those is the rightly-despised militia Colonel John Chivington, who spoke of the Cheyenne and Arapaho: “Nits make lice,” before killing as many children as his men could.

      Which indeed may have been the objective of the Black Hebrew Israelites, Mr. Phillips, and the mainstream media in their verbal attacks on the Covington students. Show them that anything – even wearing hats and being present – earns them vicious language and denunciation for daring so little.


  3. kewpeekid says:

    Rocketman – Don’t we already have communism here? “Communism – 1. a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.” Sure, we have physical title to our property. But the state controls what we can do with it and they can take it from us in a second if we disobey their rules. “Communism – 2. (often initial capital letter) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.” Isn’t all economic and social activity activity already controlled by the state – by the Republicrats? We may have two political parties. But one of them always wins and no matter which party wins we all lose – freedoms, rights, and control over our own destinies. The Constitution means naught. God is forbidden. The state, that all powerful Republicrat state, controls what we read, say, believe, and teach. Some of it is not codified, but it is the law never the less.


  4. Expressing an opinion deprives no one of anything. When and if he introduces a bill, sure, lock him up. Until then, even congresscritters get freedom of speech.


    • TPOL Nathan says:

      Tom, appreciate the thoughts. Great to hear from you.

      However, I disagree.

      As a private citizen, expressing himself privately, sure, he has freedom of speech. But this was/is a public forum.

      He clearly is speaking as an employee of the people of his district. No different than if he were the employee of a church which believes in the Bible and then tells the public that he thinks the Bible is a bunch of fairytales. No one forced him to run, or take the oath that he did. When he breaks that oath, he deserves to be called out on it and punished if he breaks it. The same thing is done to soldiers and airmen all the time.


  5. Rocketman says:

    I believe that all of this is a smoke screen to help cover up to the average American who doesn’t pay much attention that Pelosi dismissed Trump’s offer to negotiate an end to the shutdown. It seems to me that EVERYTHING that the left does is political motivated and always towards the goal of bring communism to America.


    • TPOL Nathan says:

      Rocketman, that is an interesting speculation. Certainly it has turned into a tempest in a teapot. From listening to various news and commentary much of the day today (while working, I point out!), it seems that the media was indeed trying to bury the Pelosi rejection, while still pushing this Kaw activist’s original story and pointing out how the students’ own school and diocese harshly condemned them. As I suspected, no one has (yet at least) pointed out the betrayal of liberty and the Constitution by this pitiful political animal.

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