The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And it is another good one. Today, we’ve got some great guests. We will talk in a few moments. I’m really actually pleased, this year I got to this earlier. We have had in the past someone from Wreaths Across America, the extraordinary nonprofit that puts wreaths on the gravestones of soldiers.
And I usually wait until late in the year. And a lot of the work they do is at Christmas, right before Christmas. And this year I’m going to get to it earlier. So we’ll talk with Joe Reagan. Excuse me. Joseph Reagan from that group in a few moments. We’ll also get a chance to visit with our old friend Hans von Spakovski, about his new book on voter fraud. But first, what do you need to know?
What do you need to know today? Well, I have to tell you what you need to know today is the story, the question, the reality of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, which begins today, began on Monday. And will go for a few weeks iut looks like, and we’ll see. And there’s a website called lawofselfdefense.com, an attorney by the name of Andrew Branca, and he does the best job I’ve seen of laying out… In fact, the title is “what to expect as the Rittenhouse trial begins,” and I’ll put it up on social media for you, the direct link.
But let’s refresh. Kyle Rittenhouse was a young man, 17 at the time. And on August 25, 2020, he went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he had been employed as a young man, teenager, as a lifeguard and I think he did something else in town there. So it’s kind of where he was from and he was frustrated because they were burning down the city of Kenosha. You’ve… it’s hard to remember. It’s just about, I guess, a year and two months ago, yeah, a year and two months ago, August 25, 2020.
And so he went there and he went with a weapon and he was attacked and he shot and killed in defense, self defense, his argument, his assertion in self defense. He shot and killed two men and wounded another. So now he’s charged with a whole bunch of charges. Reckless homicide, intentional homicide, attempted intentional homicide, reckless endangerment, blah, blah blah. All these things. And the legal defense to all of the felonies, which is the big ones, is self defense. I guess there’s misdemeanor charges, and that may or may not be related exactly to what’s going on.
But here, let me say this right now. I agree with people who have said on social media and on radio shows that a lot of people, a lot of Conservatives, a lot of people are ignoring this trial. This trial is a really important one. Kyle Rittenhouse, by the facts that are known, he went from his hometown, Antioch, Illinois, which is just a few miles away, and he went over there and he went to Kenosha. And he went there because he wanted to protect the property that the rioters were rioting and looting and committing arson. That’s allowed, right?
This is America – that’s allowed. And so he did that. Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t a kid, I mean, he was a young man, but he wasn’t an inexperienced kid. He had been trained in some aspects of medical care. I’m not sure it was from being a lifeguard or otherwise. And he was there, he had with him a first aid kit. He knew what was happening. And he carried his own AR 15 pattern rifle, which is lawful to carry in Wisconsin. And that’s the facts right there.
So what we know then is that he… at almost midnight chaos was going on and people were coming at him. And so he did shoot and kill two people, that’s not in dispute. And so the question is, can he be charged with homicide for it? And what this country needs to understand, what people should care about is that Kyle Rittenhouse was one of the few people that ran towards the bullets in that summer of hell that was engineered… at this point, I think we can say engineered by the leftists who wanted to take down President Trump. Because is there a reason why this whole summer in the last four months, there was no rioting.
Do you ever wonder why did they get all the problems solved of race? Did black lives matter and Antifa get all of their problems solved? I don’t think so. I don’t think so at all. In fact, what we can say now is they used the summer of 2020, they meaning the left, to “fortify” the election. And one of the “fortifying” aspects of it was to have the media and the friendly police… Excuse me, friendly administration, not the police. Don’t blame the police.
But in those cities where they had mayors that were just leftists, they let the things go wild. Think of Portland, think of Kenosha. And again, my point is just think about what happened when they got rid of Trump. Trump was not President. Did Joe Biden do anything to make things better? Is there any reason why there was no rioting? Is it possible that no African Americans died, arrested by cops? Of course, it happened over the last four months.
And my point here in setting that up is Kyle Rittenhouse, his conduct was completely consistent with what Americans should do. Stand up for the property, stand up for their towns, stand up for what’s happening. He is a hero – that’s true. Kyle Rittenhouse is a hero. Kyle Rittenhouse should be regarded as someone who did the right things.
He stepped up in a way that was, frankly, it was much more worthy of praise than the tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of Americans that sat home and watched cities burn. By the way, I’m not at all inviting people to go get their gun and go out and shoot up the place. That’s not what happened to Kyle Rittenhouse. Kyle Rittenhouse was threatened. Kyle Rittenhouse’s life was in danger. Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t a newbie to guns. He knew what he was doing, he knew how to handle it.
And so he protected himself precisely because he was attacked. And these people that attacked him, he knew that he was in a real problem. He was actually in a big… he was fearful of his life. And there’s no reason to think that his judgment… It was subjective, it’s his judgment, right? It’s not anybody else’s, but it’s his judgment. He was concerned that he was going to be, going to die. And so the reality of this is that Kyle Rittenhouse is someone who should be encouraged.
He should be acquitted. In this case, he should be acquitted completely. He should be completely not put in this position. He shouldn’t have been put in this position at all. But the reality of the scene there and of what happened to him was that his life was threatened. That’s reasonable. The people that were acting there and some of them will be at the center of this trial, will be, the conduct of some of them is one of the things the judge dealt with was, that the judge had to rule on what they could call the people who are involved in this, because they’re not exactly Boy Scouts, the people that were rioting that attacked him and all that.
So this is what’s going on. This is what’s at stake. And the idea that this guy, Joseph Rosenbaum, who was killed, is going to somehow be vindicated by holding Kyle Rittenhouse to a standard that any normal American. If you knew the facts instead of just hearing the media hysteria, if you heard what the facts were, you would have a much different impression.
So my point is here what you need to know is this: what happens a lot in this country is that the left does crazy, terrible things, and then they get away with it. They rioted and burned cars on Inauguration Day 2017. None of them were charged. All those charges were dropped. And when Republicans, well not Republican, when Conservatives do something, they get charged, they get hung out to dry. January 6 is an example. That Tucker Carlson movie stars tonight. But this is another example.
Kyle Rittenhouse was trying to save his community. Kyle Rittenhouse was trying to protect property. Kyle Rittenhouse was in the great tradition of this country. Is he perfect? Of course not. I don’t even know him. Maybe he is perfect. I don’t know. But certainly it was within his rights to do what he did. And the people that were burning down Kenosha and rioting and looting. They should be on trial. Do you hear anything about those trials?
What you need to know now is we – you and me, people that care – have to stand up for Kyle Rittenhouse. We have to be on his side, because what happens to Conservatives a lot of times and Americans, they just get tired. They move on. And the left stays and tries to punish and punish and punish.
All right everybody. But I got to take a break, that’s what you need to know. We’re we will take a break and be right back. Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report, back in a moment.