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Pizzagate Dude: I Got Some Bad Intel About Comet Ping Pong

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Alright, look, I’m not gonna knock a guy for trying to do the right thing. Sometimes a man sees a problem, and he sees that nobody else is doing anything. It nags at his conscience. So he drives hundreds of miles to a Washington, DC pizza parlor he’s been reading about on the Internet, and he goes inside to investigate the secret underground tunnels where the child sex slaves are being held captive by Hillary Clinton. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. And it wouldn’t be a good idea to embark upon such a dangerous mission without bringing in a gun (or three) to protect himself, right? I mean, that would be crazy.

So please keep an open mind and an open heart as you read the following from Adam Goldman at the Times of New York:

Edgar M. Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., was arrested Sunday after firing a gun inside a pizza restaurant in Washington as he investigated false claims in online articles that the pizzeria was at the center of a child sex slave ring, the police said. No one was injured by the gunfire, and Mr. Welch surrendered peacefully…

In his first news media interview since his arrest, Mr. Welch appeared downcast and at times distracted as he answered questions for 45 minutes, the maximum time allowed by the jail. “I just wanted to do some good and went about it the wrong way,” he said.

Well now, who among us hasn’t wanted to do some good and fallen short? Who among us is perfect? I know I’m not. No sir, I certainly am not…

Upon entering Comet Ping Pong, Mr. Welch looked around for the enslaved children he had come so far to rescue. They were nowhere to be found. What happened? He has a theory:

“The intel on this wasn’t 100 percent,” he said. However, he refused to dismiss outright the claims in the online articles, conceding only that there were no children “inside that dwelling.”

All he can tell you is what he saw with his own eyes. That’s all any of us can do. He got some bad intel in this particular case, but he doesn’t care to speculate beyond that.

Now, you may be asking: What impelled Mr. Welch to undertake this mission of mercy in the first place? How did he discover what was allegedly going on inside this alleged “restaurant”?

He said it was through word of mouth. After recently having internet service installed at his house, he was “really able to look into it.” He said that substantial evidence from a combination of sources had left him with the “impression something nefarious was happening…”

“I regret how I handled the situation,” he said.

Please take note of that last part: He regrets how he handled the situation.

Do these sound like the words of an evil man? Are these the sentiments of a bad person? Not to me. Not to anyone with a shred of empathy for his fellow man and a concern for the wellbeing of our children.

Are there things Mr. Welch could’ve done differently? I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. He says so himself. He got so caught up in the righteousness of his cause that, yes, he made a few missteps along the way. No question.

If you can honestly say you’ve never made a mistake in your life, Dear Reader, then I suppose you can sit in judgment of this man. I cannot.

Edgar M. Welch did something that was, well, pretty goldarn foolish. His emotions got the better of him. Heck, that’s why we call ’em emotions, right? Fortunately, there was no harm done. Yes, he did some property damage, for which he should be held liable. But nobody was hurt by his unfortunate error.

He regrets it. He has learned from it. He’s a better man for it.

Is jailing him really the answer? Should we separate this courageous, good-hearted American from his loving family just because he made a mistake? Friends, I don’t see how that helps anybody. Edgar M. Welch must be set free. Let him go home so he can get back to his life.

But definitely take away his Wi-Fi.