“15-year-old defends home against burglars, shoots one of them with father’s AR-15”
Not only did this brave 15-year-old defend his home against 2 burglars, but also his 12-year-old sister who was in the house with him. He grabbed his father’s AR-15 and shot one of the burglars multiple times. They got away but had to go right to the hospital where the minor was arrested and the adult who was shot was flown to a different hospital.
Video of the local news story available at the link.
What’s to say, though: another data point intentionally and studiously ignored by national news outlets, which are in large part now nothing more than mouthpieces for a progressive agenda. Handmaidens to the New Left. Useful idiots. Obama’s bitches.
We are living in a simulacrum — on in which appearances continue to suggest a stable rule of law and a sense of organized purpose and order — and yet in a post-Constitutional government, every law can be selectively enforced, and therefore no laws are any longer justifiable.
It’s just you and your moral code now. And to the progressives, the ends always justify the means.
I understand that certain people don’t want to hear this — so much so that they react viscerally against those of us who insist on pointing to the facts of our condition: without a stable rule of law, we live in a politicized police state. A tyranny. We are no longer free people, though many of us continue to feel ourselves free, or to live freely.
But that is an illusion of citizenship and personal autonomy. A simulacrum. We are subjects to the state. And this has been a trajectory designed for us by those who are enamored with centralized authority, imperial or dictatorial power, and a desire to control the “masses” and shape society in the way the wish it shaped.
Such a tyrannical impulse has no Party affiliation. But it is a complete and utter rejection of the events and context for our Declaring our independence from a monarchy; a rejection of the Constitution born out of that independence to safeguard individual liberty and autonomy and apply checks on tyrannical power; and a rejection of the Bill of Rights itself.
DC is complicit in all of this. When it isn’t actively pushing for the reformulation of the social contract, it is enabling it in other ways: through, for instance, silence or calculated “pragmatic” surrender.
If and when the Vice President and President try to use Executive Orders to circumvent the amendment process — and they aren’t met with widespread civil disobedience, backed by the GOP, and calls for impeachment, with articles drawn (regardless of their ability to pass) — we will know in no uncertain terms that we live under a despot, and that the United States as envisioned is no more.
And no amount of smoke-blowing and rationalizing by the timorous, sneering, right-wing intelligentsia will make that any less so.