Bouche: This Trial Was Not Just About Mr. Rittenhouse

Commentary: Jon Bouche

“Black Lives Matter Says System Is Upholding ‘White Supremacy’ After Rittenhouse Acquittal” – Newsweek Headline Today

So, Kyle Rittenhouse, a white male, was just exonerated for shooting three other white males in self-defense as they tried to kill him. So, one might wonder why the BLM crew is so concerned?

The answer is simple: This trial was not just about Mr. Rittenhouse. What was really on trial was whether or not Americans have a right to use deadly force to defend themselves against mobs like Antifa and BLM as they loot, burn, and destroy cities.

I think that this ruling adds a whole new level of risk for the leftists to consider since they have used this “marauding mob tactic” to intimidate people into silence for years. I predict that now you will begin to see that when the mob takes to the streets and the police are told to stand down or they just decide to abdicate their duties and allow the mob to run wild, there is a pretty good chance that the mob will find their intended victims more emboldened, armed and ready and willing to maintain order and dispense justice in their communities.

However, in “blue cities” what comes next is all too predictable. In the wake of the Rittenhouse ruling, you will now see a call for even more gun laws and there will be much stricter penalties for anyone carrying a gun and using it to defend themselves, their neighbors or their businesses. As the leftists like to say, “never let a crisis go to waste” and you can bet that they feel that this just ruling in the Rittenhouse case is indeed a crisis for them. And they are correct in that assessment.

Jon Bouche is a realtor and conservative activist from Montgomery County. He has held various leadership positions in the Republican Party and is a member of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board.

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Published by Reagan Reed

Reagan is a journalist and educator from East Texas. He has been involved in numerous campaigns, worked at the Texas Legislature, and covered Texas politics for years as a journalist.

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