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…