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Students?…. march in support of gun laws

March 16, 2018

….I am in awe of the amount of work and coordination the school children of our nation exhibited in their ‘National School Walkout’ and march on Washington. The mere fact that they could coordinate with so many schools and the logistics involved with (chartering) so many buses for the Washington march and demonstration shows how mature and focused our children can be. Also when looking at some of the news photographs and seeing how carefully the children made their placards making them look like they were printed and not just drawn by hand shows attention to detail. The icing on the cake however was the ( random ) children the media interviewed and their ( spontaneous ) anti-firearm comments… it was almost as if someone else was running the show and writing a script for the kids to repeat.

On March 14th thousands of school children across the nation walked out of school in support of newer and tougher gun laws, or at least that is what someone wanted you to think. Yes it is true that in Washington DC and other cities in America students did indeed walk out of class and for some it was in direct response to the school shooting in Florida last month and their desire for tougher gun laws. But come on folks you are adults and you are not that stupid to not see that these demonstrations were not organized and implemented by school students but by those who want to see a tightening of restrictions on firearms in the hands of you and I.

There is just no way the children shown commenting on various news outlets all echo the same anti-gun sentiments without being coached. Just like those kids were not responsible for the hundreds of buses chartered or the thousands of “hand written” placards used in the demonstrations. Like they have in the past for other purposes, once again politicians and those with an agenda are using not only you and I but once again our children as pawns in a battle to control firearms.

I will not touch on the why they want to remove firearms from us because all we have are theories and suffice it to say that you will be ill-pressed to disagree with my supposition that these demonstrations are supported and influenced by people other than the children we see in front of the cameras.

Watching the youth of our nation
stand up
for what they believe
was inspiring,
but watching a school principle
remove one of those children
from the school walkout
because he wanted to stand up
for a different view on gun control
erases any thought
that these national demonstrations
were an example
of  freedom of speech.

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  1. March 16, 2018 3:48 pm

    You call them ” children” rather many are much older. Pre Adults. The very generation that will be heading to our top universities and colleges in the coming years. These are a generation that is very educated and informed due to the social media platform. I see HUNDREDS of flash mobs consisting of hundreds of youth that co-ordinate these merely cause someone posted ” hey I have a great idea” and post it to Face Book. Also, these are the youth that are running youth rallies at their schools. on debate teams that could probably put both your and mine knowledge of ” the system” to shame. These are the youth that are running political campaigns with other youth on a volunteer bases cause they believe in what they believe. Having worked for an international Relief agency for years that depended on youth with a passion for the world as our bank or volunteer labor, much of what I saw put me to shame.
    I will admit there is NO doubt other people at work in this picture. Heck those youth don’t have the cash to charter all those buses or pay for decent looking placards ( though paid for and looking profession by others does not mean the sentiments are not those of our youth).
    Also, most young people are influenced by others. It only takes one youth to motivate and entire school. Being motivated by others DOES NOT turn our youth into mindless zombies as your post seems to insinuate.
    There is a crisis in American Schools and they recognize it. No one wants to go someplace that at any moment could turn them into target practice. They are seeing the truth. I think if at the very least we should recognize that ” truth comes from the mouth of babes”. These are young people who have yet to buy into a system, who have yet to be totally brainwashed from recognizing what a real possible solution to this American Crisis and are willing to say what they believe without fear of retribution but rather are being encouraged by their fellow students and most definitely there parents and as you lean towards, perhaps external forces. Yet, don’t take their voices away by relegating them to being mere puppets. zombies of a higher political cast that would force our youth our children, our grandchildren to be pawns in a game on money and politics.
    I see much much better in our youth!!!!.
    Thanks for your views though. Gets’ one thinking.

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    • March 17, 2018 12:26 pm

      I concur Michael that the youth of today can be a very potent voice…
      even strong enough to motivate those in Washington, I do keep in mind however how easily they can be lead astray (especially through social media).

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  2. March 16, 2018 5:05 pm

    Wonder since they really care about the lives of children would they be allowed to walk out of school for all the babies murdered in the womb, sometimes called abortion, sometimes called women’s heath? I don’t believe they truly care about life or that would count too.

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    • March 16, 2018 5:55 pm

      I believe the two issues at hand are about morality. These youth have been raised in a culture where abortion is acceptable but murder is not. You may be correct in your assumption about them not being able to march for an unborn fetish. However, the topic at hand may is far from the issue of gun control but in the same genre as morality.

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    • March 17, 2018 12:30 pm

      needhamb…. your spot on with that comment because like the school student who had a placard stating, “guns do not kill people, people kill people” he was pulled out of the school walk-out because his view was not the one they wanted people focusing on.

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  3. Mike Hohmann permalink
    March 16, 2018 7:57 pm

    It’s all about politics, no doubt about it. Many school districts are broke, or worse, and are spending money busing kids all over, and printing signs, to ‘lobby’ the ‘anti-gun’ politicians. Then they’ll come back to voters for more money to cover what they spent ‘lobbying’ for their liberal, anti-gun policies and politicians. It’s all about the kids… yeh, right! There’s still a lot of bad guys out there… and we all know… it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun. And that will never change!

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  4. March 16, 2018 8:25 pm

    Students I teach in my American Government class noticed the same thing you are mentioning here. I was teaching Tinker v. Des Moines this week and they all made the connect on how they could legally use their free speech based on the majority opinion written by Justice Fortas. They also recognized that they are being used by the media and are upset about it. The majority of the students who walked out did not support gun regulation, but desired an honest look at the mental health of our nation and how medication is not a simple fix. We also had a shooting in the apartments behind our school this week and had our school closed until the threat was neutralized, so this issue not distant from them.

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    • March 17, 2018 12:35 pm

      webbermd…. it sounds like you are truly blessed to have students who don’t just follow an impulse seen on social media but take the time to analyze what they see happening in front of them.

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  5. unalaska permalink
    March 17, 2018 3:39 am

    Oh, dear, Pete. I don’t know what kind of kids you know, but every single teenager that I know is in the know. They are smart. They are technology experts. They are cognizant of current events. They are world citizens. They are willing to give their time to community service for a cause. In our town, they are members of environmental groups, clean up actions, plastic use bans, language competitions, fishery meetings, science bowls. They visit the senior center. They give tours to visitors. They make signs. And they make damn good ones. Nationwide they are fighting back against pesticides, genetically modified foods, and the systems in place that have made cancers rampant. They are appalled at the lack of national fortitude to stop gun violence. They are sad and they are getting mad. To alleviate the mad, they have organized. And they will continue to organize. And I will walk with them anyday, anytime.

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  6. March 17, 2018 1:07 pm

    The concept of shadowy outside forces ‘using’ this country’s youth to push an agenda is hardly new; such disgusting activities have been ongoing for decades. This isn’t a ‘right or left’ thing but rather powerful lobbies with oft-concealed agendas willing to do almost anything to exert their influence. While I can understand many children and teenagers being upset with attending what might become a shooting gallery given one nut job with a gun where’s the empathy, outrage and support for all the children/teenagers who commit suicide every year or die from opioid or other drug induced overdoses? It is very simple; the media whips up national concern over issues they want to see handled to their liking and spins the truth in favor of supporting such agendas. ‘We the people’ don’t have enough on the ball to really dig into such issues and think critically regarding the same. Therefore, so many people just react to what they are told/shown on the boob tube and don’t even bother really considering what is happening. It is a sad state of affairs and it makes me worry about the future of our great country..!

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  7. April 9, 2018 5:03 am

    I agree. This movement is calculated to make America weak again…weak enough for the next ultra left administration to remove our second amendment and turn us all into

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  8. April 9, 2018 5:04 am

    helpless pawns.

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