You can argue that Kyle Rittenhouse shouldn’t have been where he was, but then again, all of the people burning down businesses in Kenosha should have been there either … how many of them set the neighborhoods they live in on fire? People who are anxious to see Rittenhouse found guilty always have a list of offenses, and one of them, curiously, is that Rittenhouse crossed state lines to be in Kenosha. (We told you about the progressive who started a petition to have the *Illinois State House* remove the judge from the case.)
Glenn Greenwald puts it as well as any: who knew that crossing state lines was such a transgressive act?
I never knew until this week that <whispered reverence> *crossing state lines* was such a sacred and weighty act.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 12, 2021
There’s a strange new respect for Federalism.
— NachoCat (@NachoCat16) November 12, 2021
one of the worst things one can do, punishable by death in 17/50 states
— mauritius the mad (@mauritiusthemad) November 12, 2021
For people who don’t believe in borders, there is a lot of irritation about crossing state lines.
— ChristianH (@chertz) November 12, 2021
Whether its a state border or an international border…..neither mean much to me. But for many others it seems:
State border = HUGE deal
International border = meh.
— Jeremy Granger (@stealthgranger) November 12, 2021
That’s news to millions of residents of NJ & CT who cross state lines daily to go to work in Manhattan. 😂
— BowedThaiCat.eth (@BowedThaiCat) November 13, 2021
When I lived in and around DC, I used to cross state lines on almost a daily basis. Hell, for about 18 months at one point, I crossed state lines every Sunday _walking to church_.
— Bruce F. Webster (@bfwebster) November 13, 2021
I am shocked and dismayed. How was that allowed?!
— Amygator 🐊 #LGB+ 🥳 (@AmyA1A) November 13, 2021
— Söcially Antisöcial (@Neonblak) November 12, 2021
Especially when one’s family lives in said state.
— DuncanDowntown (@DuncanDowntown) November 13, 2021
Especially when it’s a 30 minute drive
— Swole (@gp3lx) November 13, 2021
That's a whopping 19 miles! pic.twitter.com/ShESzrlOkN
— Tom Zhang (张拓木) (@massbless) November 13, 2021
FYI to commenters: Antioch is literally on the state line. His dad, grandpa. Aunt and cousins lived in Kenosha. He had lived with his dad there. Most of his friends lived in Kenosha. He worked there. He went there everyday. The gun didn't leave WI prior to that day.
— sam (@AntiNewDems) November 12, 2021
The kid worked in Kenosha and his father lived there. It is like a 35 min drive from his home. These are literally the same people who could care less about who comes across our southern border.
— Troy Davis (@Davis1970T) November 12, 2021
I love how they say "He crossed state lines!" like he's an intrepid foreign agent infiltrating a sovereign nation in violation of international treaty, and not just driving 20 minutes to a town where he worked and where his family and friends live.
— Just Dandy (@RudelyStamped) November 12, 2021
I thought the 2020 rioters did that all the time
— The Incomparable T. Kelly 🇺🇸 God Bless America (@Kelly2Future) November 13, 2021
I'm willing to bet that a lot of the rioters crossed state lines.
— Kurt Tazelaar (@KurtTazelaar) November 12, 2021
Did he have his papers?
— Marc Brooks 马博江 (@IDisposable) November 13, 2021
I have done it untold numbers of times in my life. I just hope law enforcement doesn’t find out.
— Scooby Doo (@Goods_Damagd) November 13, 2021
Bruh, I don't understand why they act like that's such a pertinent fact. It's like they've never left their own state, "oh, the horror!"
— dylan (@drgreenebass) November 13, 2021
Borders are important now.
— Ryan Pierret (@rpierret) November 13, 2021
Just not the lines of a country.
— John White (@johnwyte) November 13, 2021
Makes those signs on the side of the highway welcoming you feel like entrapment.
— 1ManMisinformationStation (@assforkr) November 13, 2021
I live just over the border of another state (about 20 miles) and I don’t have to pass through border security to get there. No one makes a big deal out of it. I shop there, eat there, even my local tv channels are out of there. We even share weather! 😂
— KK (@KKonthego4) November 13, 2021
Sometimes I wonder if all these "state lines" people have never driven from one state to another.
— Bishop Cruz (@bishopcruz) November 13, 2021
Open borders crowd is really struggling with this.
— Dan Wright (@DanSWright) November 13, 2021
A lot of people are arguing that he crossed state lines with the intent to commit a crime — why else would he have a gun?
Purported body language expert can't help but notice Kyle Rittenhouse's 'Freudian Slip indicative of Sexual Sadism' [pic] https://t.co/yCqlG8hmPs
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 12, 2021