Is Kyle Rittenhouse a hero or fool? Depends who you ask

Prosecutors charged Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, left, of Illinois, in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third during a night of unrest Aug. 25 in Kenosha after the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Let’s put the question to the following:

1) David Haynes, editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Ideas Lab

2) Dinesh D’Souza, author, filmmaker, political commentator

We begin with Haynes from his opinion piece:

I cannot understand why anyone would think Kyle Rittenhouse is a hero.

He is no hero. He is a callow boy who didn’t understand how to handle a gun — and worse, didn’t understand the most important thing about owning a gun for protection: You do everything possible to make sure you never have to use it.

He should have stayed home.

His right to self-defense is a trump card. People have a right to defend themselves — even when they do stupid things. But Rittenhouse and his family are guilty of something — they are guilty of tragically bad judgment.

Some people want to make Rittenhouse a hero; they argue he’s a positive role model for other young people: He saw a problem. He took action. He stood up when the police stood down. 

But all I see is recklessness.

Not surprising. The liberal Haynes is in charge of “ideas” on a liberal newspaper where he gets to print his liberal views.

Next…watch it all.

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