Could Darren Wilson be a Hero?

(Editor’s Note: the Opinion in this piece is the author’s. In the Eagle Rising family we have a variety of opinions on any given subject – however, after recently publishing a piece on the rush to judgement in Ferguson, I felt the need to add this disclaimer here.)

As morality wanes in modern America, so too does clear thinking on the sensational issues of the day that distract us from what is truly important in the lives of a free people.

I’m seriously concerned for my country when my fellow conservatives begin to jump the tracks, go off the rails, whenever the police clash with evil individuals or the rampaging hordes that often follow.

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We should all be concerned about the loss of our freedoms, our liberties, the disregard for our Constitution by the elected, the rise of the police state, the lack of due process of citizens and the favoritism of the criminal illegal, and the lack of common sense we so often hear and see, but none of that is even in the same zip code with this Ferguson, Missouri shooting of gang banger Michael Brown.

Anyone who rushes a police officer — who is in the process of barking instruction, like “freeze” — needs to realize not doing so can, and will, and most often should result in a bullet turning your coconut into a canoe.  There is no reason what-so-ever for the public to be second-guessing what happened in Ferguson, Missouri.  None!

darrenwilsonWhen conservatives and libertarians start sounding like the race hustlers and Occupy Wall Street crowd when commenting on the blogs and on the opinion pages — America is in trouble.  Some conservatives are starting to sound like the radical progressive college students of the 1960’s. Are we now looking up to Bill Ayers?  Will we resist with bombs of our own?  Will we get the attention of the Leviathan with a little property damage? This thinking is not only dangerous, it is as immoral as how the state deals with a free people with abuses of its own.

We need to rise above this. We take our country back or lose it — by our ability and determination to change hearts and minds — through ideological change and at the ballot box, period.

Ferguson’s discontent reminds me of Rodney King, OJ Simpson, Duke Lacrosse, Tawana Brawley and Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown is no different and the situation is being exploited by black racists and liberal race hustlers — and conservatives should be nowhere near this. We support the military, why not the local sheriff?

No one seems to be talking about the daily threat to life and limb that police officers endure.  There is almost no reporter attempting to discuss what is really going on.  This huge man, a thug, having robbed a store and beat up the clerk, was resisting a police officer’s repeated verbal commands. A thug who obviously thought the police were on to him and his criminality. It ended the way Michael Brown wrote the script of his life. There lies the blame for it all — in a pool of his own blood. Thank goodness it wasn’t the other way around — with another officer gone, trying to do his job in service to the community.

The police may need to turn these neighborhoods into militarized zones with curfews and crack downs.  And more than that, an obligation to bring order to these inner-city cesspool plantations created by Democrat policies. Entitlement programs give rise to feral living and immorality — especially after the people turn against law and order, equity and justice, civility and right and stampede the businesses of others and take that which is not theirs.  What do you do when a community is flooded with thieves?

Live like rattlesnakes, scorpions and wolves endangering the community around you, and you’ll be treated like vermin and locked up like animals or killed like pests. That is the natural order of a world that still has some who understand law and respect liberty.

Conservatives should be rallying to the side of the police in Ferguson, Missouri, not nitpicking  and making this into anything other than what it is — a criminal and a thug who met his match. Do we so quickly forget that police officers have families too? They have spouses and children who expect them to come home every night as well.  This wasn’t some MMA fight where one guy pulled a gun.  This was good versus evil.  It isn’t the man who puts his life on the line to uphold the law and civility that should be under the microscope — it’s the man who caused it all to happen.  And that responsibility cascades down to his next of kin — his family and the neighborhood from which he came.

Black on black crime is rampant in the inner city and no one seems to care. An officer (who happens to be white) does his job and takes down a dangerous criminal who would have likely taken the officer’s life as quick as swatting a fly — and some still hesitate at the clarity of the truth of the events that day.

Is the life of a man who goes into law enforcement sworn to protecting the community or the feral underclass “children of the state” — living off the backs of the taxpayers — more precious and valuable?

wilsonSince when does signing up for the academy and becoming a sworn police officer say you are obligated to give up your life in exchange for someone else?  We rail at the police state and then seem to over-look the criminal state that was given rise by the very same political class that created an entitlement plantation from which these thugs are born and bred and churned out in greater and greater numbers.  The anger here should be at the system — not for protecting itself or the people around them — but for the rise of the sub-classes of uncivilized people who while looting and burning and killing will shout “No justice – no peace.” The hypocrisy is neon.  Perhaps as Christ said; they know not what they do. But in the mean time a bullet or two or three and they had better figure it out before the whole place become a war zone, and that definitely won’t be good for those on the inside, in the bowl, on the plantation.

The law man behind the gun has a great responsibility for sure, but the criminal — no matter his circumstances does as well. The streets are becoming more and more like the OK Corral and what is important in this equation, is that in life and death we should always be on the side of life — but given who should live and who should die — let the man who is doing the evil be hurled into eternity and let the law man doing right live out his life knowing that it was not his actions but those of the criminal that caused the pain and the sorrow, the loss and the discontent.

There are hundreds of Michael Brown’s in neighborhoods in every large metropolitan inner city across America. The tragedy is that we allow the contamination to continue (as if it was a right) and expect more and more of the men and women who attempt to turn these mini war zones — places filled with fear, ignorance, gangs, drugs, crime, single motherhood, AWOL fathers and lack of education — into places safe to travel through, visit and live in.

The media and others keep saying it was only a box of cigars — is that really worth a life? A great question, but it must be asked of the man who stole them, Michael Brown, not the police officer or the public he was protecting.

God bless those who protect and serve!  God bless Darren Wilson, Ferguson, Mo. police officer who so courageously protected his own life as well as the lives of so many in his community.  He should be thanked and treated as a hero!

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About the author

David Whitley

David is a deacon at his local church and a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history. Author, speaker, blogger, David lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus or online at He's available for speaking engagements upon request.

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