“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.”
Is Kyle Rittenhouse a racist who went to Kenosha to kill black people? Is he a hero? Maybe those are the wrong questions. In fact, I think they are the wrong questions. We should have never known Kyle Rittenhouse's name. He shouldn't be on trial right now because he never should have been in the position he was in. I am not commenting about whether or not Kyle made a wise or foolish decision on that fateful night, I'm talking about something much more important.
Romans 13 gives the government the power of the sword to in order to punish wrongdoers. The government is to serve God and do good. When it fails to do those things, what should happen? The government failed in its duties when riots broke out in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The police chief, mayor, city council, and governor failed to do their duties. They lacked the courage to do what needed to be done. Instead of protecting the people of Kenosha the police stood back and watched the city burn.
Regardless of what you think about Kyle Rittenhouse, the political leaders were cowards! They lacked the fortitude to do what needed to be done. Kyle Rittenhouse or the numerous other people that were there doing the same thing but were never put in a position where they needed to defend themselves should have never had to be there.
Was it wise for Rittenhouse to be there that night? No, but what do we expect to happen when the grown ups fail to do their job? We end up with kids like Rittenhouse filling the void. Frankly, the people that should be on trial, or at least relieved of their duty are the politicians that failed to do their jobs!!! When we set criminals free and watch them burn down the city we shouldn't expect people to simply watch their property, their businesses, and their homes be destroyed.
John Byrne is a pastor who has been spouting off his opinions his entire life (just ask his mom). This little blog is his venue for continuing in this tradition.