Well over 500 Americans have been arrested for the “insurrection” that was nothing of the kind at the Capital on January 6, 2021. Among them, a man who merely stood inside looking around–for 13 whole minutes–and another who entered the building merely to use a bathroom. Then there is the case of one Robert Morss, potentially the most dangerous insurrectionist our republic has ever faced: he had Legos at home. The Hill reports:
The FBI seized a ‘fully constructed’ Lego set of the U.S. Capitol from the home of an alleged insurrectionist.
Prosecutors detailed the finding in a court document for Robert Morss, who was arrested on June 11 at his home in Glenshaw, Pa.
The government argued that Morss should be detained from court pending trial.
According to the court filing dated July 2, law enforcement recovered clothing and other items from Morss’s home that match what he carried on Jan. 6. Among the items were a ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag, a neck gaiter, a military utility bag, a black tourniquet, and military fatigues.’
In addition, ‘law enforcement also recovered a fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set,’ prosecutors wrote.
It’s unclear why Morss had the Lego set.
No it’s not:
The Pittsburg Post-Gazette previously reported that Morss was a substitute social studies teacher.
Obviously, no one but an insurrectionist, racist, white supremacist, Republican poopy-face would possibly have a legitimate reason to own a Lego set of the Capital…unless they might be a social studies teacher…
An attorney for Morss didn’t immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.
But prosecutors also claimed that Morss had three different firearms including a handgun, a shotgun and a rifle. He also had a notebook that included ‘Step by Step To Create Hometown Militia.’
Oh my goodness!!! Three whole guns?! In America?! The man is obviously a domestic terrorist!
Morss is one of over 535 people that have been charged in connection with the deadly riots on Jan. 6.
Sadly, one cannot trust virtually anything the media—including The Hill—has to say, and it’s becoming clearer every day the same applies to the FBI and DOJ. Consider these excerpts from the original DOJ detention memo, courtesy of Legal Insurrection:
(Law enforcement also recoverd [sic] a fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.) In addition, MORSS had three different firearms including a handgun, a shotgun, and a rifle.
That particular Lego set is apparently rare and coveted, selling for in the area of $300.00 when one can be found, but more on that later.
According to online interviews, MORSS appears to have been an Army Ranger before his current job, meaning he used the very training instilled in him by the U.S. government to attack the center of our democracy.
He “appears to have been an Army Ranger?!” “According to online interviews?!” It’s common knowledge D/S/C politicians and bureaucrats consider veterans among the most dangerous domestic terrorists, but doesn’t the DOJ have the ability to call—oh, I don’t know—the Department of Defense and find out if Morss was ever in the Army and if so, what he did while serving? Shouldn’t that be the kind of thing an appropriately leftist prosecutor would want to know with certainty before using it on an unsuspecting judge?
Every person who was present without authority in the Capitol on January 6 contributed to the chaos of that day and the danger posed to law enforcement, the United States Vice President, Members of Congress, and the peaceful transfer of power.
Uh huh, with the possible exception of a substantial portion of the crowd actually invited in by Capital Police…
…and his access to weapons generally (three different firearms were found during the search of his residence and car), all add the danger he poses to the community if released.
By that measure, tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of Americans are deadly dangers to public safety. But whoopsie, it now appears the document the DOJ swore under penalty of perjury was complete and truthful, was kind of, sort of, a lie. Here’s the pertinent excerpt from the supplement to the original detention memo, again via Legal Insurrection:
In the original detention memoranda, the undersigned stated that law enforcement found a ‘fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.’ Please note that after a review of the photographs from the search, there appears to have been a miscommunication and that statement appears to be inaccurate. The Lego set was in a box and not fully constructed at the time of the search, as pictured below.
“A miscommunication.” Right. Apparently DOJ prosecutors don’t bother to actually look at the photographic evidence available to them before lying to the courts.
Analysis: By all means, take the links and read the entire federal documents. The original would seem, on first blush, to be rather damning, until one digs a bit more deeply—as I’m sure Morss’ attorney will—and finds, among other things, at least nine separate people—“tipsters”–called the FBI and told them the photos supposedly of Morss were someone else. I’ll not go further than that observation. I don’t have the documents and other evidence necessary to accurately vet the government’s case, but the tone of the document is remarkable.
Prosecutors are always, above all, supposed to seek justice. They can and should make the best case they can with the evidence, but this document depicts Morss as more dangerous than Osama Bin Laden. The hyperbolic tone of seeing nefarious plotting and intentions in any and everything—like Legos—is unmistakable and disturbing.
Speaking of Legos, how did that bit of idiocy get into the detention document in the first place? Obviously, the FBI agents on the scene of Morss’ arrest had to decide the presence of a Lego Capital set—in its box—was somehow evidence of criminal, even evil, intent. They had to think it a direct link with the Jan. 6 protest, after all, what other reason could anyone possibly have to possess a Lego Capital set than as a model necessary to plot the downfall, within minutes, of the Republic?
That bit of Sherlockian deduction would then have to get past FBI supervisors, who would have to agree with it. That, or they’re incompetent and didn’t bother to supervise. Or in the finest Comeyite tradition of the FBI, everyone below the Assistant Director level was merely doing what they knew to be their narrative-supporting, rather than law enforcing, duty. That could explain why apparently none of them bothered to actually review the photographic evidence, or did and ignored it in furtherance of the “worse than Pearl Harbor and 9-11” narrative.
That hot mess would be sent to the brave prosecutors at the DOJ, who would also have to think Lego possession prima facie evidence of the most horrific crime ever to occur. Or they’re idiots. Or they too are merely doing the bidding of their political masters in service of the narrative. Most likely is they’ve all drained the narrative Kool Aid bathtub, and each and every one of them, from top to bottom in every involved agency, knows exactly what is expected of them–it’s not justice. They wouldn’t hold their jobs otherwise. No one has to give an order to true believers. They know who their enemies are, and it’s not Iran, the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, or any Islamist horde.
Intrusion Of Reality Department: Of what value would a Capital Lego set—even one dangerously, completely assembled–be to an insurrectionist plotter? None. By its very nature, it’s made of small, plastic blocks, blocks that cannot possibly show any of the detail necessary to such an operation. That kind of information can be far more easily found on the Internet, by merely strolling by the building with a camera, or through a variety of other means I’ll not go into—don’t want to give actual bad guys any ideas.
Consider too, for just a moment, how the entire government could be deposed by the unarmed, temporary occupation of a single building in a single city?
Let’s think a little further. None of the “insurrectionists” were armed. The numbers of the professional agitators among the crowd, the people who were plotting mischief, not merely being pulled along by the crowd, were small. They could, perhaps, commit more damage than they did, but could any of them possibly have believed making a mess of a single government building could have brought down the United States Government? In a few hours one afternoon? Even if they had an unregistered, unregulated, fully assembled Lego Capital set? There is even evidence many among the crowd restrained the more exuberant/criminal.
Morss had three guns: a rifle, a shotgun and a handgun—at his home in Pennsylvania—months after January 6. And this, in light of the unarmed nature of the Jan. 6 protest, is significant how exactly? How does this wanton display of Second Amendment rights demonstrate criminal intent in a distant state 6 months earlier? How would owning three apparently unremarkable firearms make Morss different from tens, even hundreds of millions of other Americans? We can be certain if one of those firearms were a world-shattering AR-15 “assault weapon” or something similar, the DOJ would have trumpeted that in it’s filings and leaked it to the media. Remember the Government’s panicky revelation Morss owned THREE GUNS!!! was part of their reasoning to justify their pre-trial detention of Morss, without bail.
That seems, in light of the Second Amendment, a rather low bar for detention without bail.
The “danger to the peaceful transfer of power” was so severe, after a few hours of protest—which for most people present amounted to a little sightseeing and friendly conversation with Capital Police—the politicians and bureaucrats returned and the “peaceful transfer of power” was peacefully transferred—the same day. Unlike AOC, who wasn’t even in the same building, most of the denizens of the Capital were not so traumatized they couldn’t do their constitutional duties.
January 6th was the most incompetent insurrection ever.
Final Thoughts: Perhaps Morss truly is among the more culpable of those present on Jan. 6. If he actually broke the law, if he is afforded due process in a non-political trial, and if he is lawfully convicted in a fair trial, he deserves the usual sentence, based on his criminal record or lack thereof, for those crimes. So does anyone else convicted under the rule of law.
Unfortunately, the political hyperbole—LEGOS?!–of the FBI, DOJ, the White House, and even the DC Courts give the reasonable American reason to doubt it possible anyone in Washington DC on January 6 can receive a fair, non-political trial. The very political nature–the D/S/S domination–of DC makes it highly unlikely any Normal American can receive a fair trial there. Therein, gentle readers, lies the true destruction of the Republic.