"No, besides my unscheduled fall yesterday, seeing America's youth spouting total ignorance about our founding and governing documents was a real bummer. Go back to school, and learn kids."
Yesterday was a very interesting day. For the most part good. I had a "bifocal accident" while stepping off a curb, and ended up with an unscheduled trip to the ER. Other than that, it was a good day. Well - there was one more thing which kind of put a damper on yesterday. Seeing almost a million kids gather to protest. Protest what? The Second Amendment and the favorite scapegoat of the Loony Left - the NRA.
Heard plenty of soundbites this morning on the news. Some by the potty mouthed, David "Hogg the Spotlight". Also some from that bald girl with the attitude, and some from the huddled masses. Yesterday was a picture perfect example of ignorance on display. First off - do I think these kids want school shootings stopped? Absolutely. We all do. Next, is the BIG MONEY from the Loony Left using these kids? Using them as pawns to develop a wedge issue for November? Duh!
Some very interesting comments from our "educated" youth. "Why do we need that dumb old Second Amendment anyway?" Or, "Ban guns and hunting." Or, "Why can't we just get rid of the Constitution and write a new one?" My favorite however, came from the Hogg man himself - "Any member of Congress getting who gets money from the NRA, get your resume up to date!" My version of Hogg's statement would have been somewhat different. "Any educator who has not taught our kids true American history AND civics, get YOUR resume up to date!"
Hogg was not done yet showing off his lack of education. When asked about the decision Parkland High School to have transparent backpacks, he bristled. "You can't do that! That is a violation of my First Amendment rights!" So Hogg does not give a rat's butt about the Second Amendment, but wants to protect the First?
Then I had this thought. If we are going to cherry pick the Amendments, we can do that too. I know for a fact that many young people in crime ridden areas of large cities carry illegal weapons. There was a time when cops could stop and frisk youth who looked like trouble. A great many illegal guns were taken off the streets. Then the ACLU stepped in. "STOP! That is a violation of the Fourth Amendment!" True, it is. So to protect the sanctity of our Fourth Amendment, we now allow thugs to carry illegal guns. What do they do with them? Kill more young people in Chicago than in any of our combat zones. Did not see any of those protesters yesterday.
For those on the Loony Left, that's the deal. Want to tinker with the Second? Then the rest of us get to tinker with the Amendments we want changed. Like the First. Can't assemble and protest until you are at least 30. The Fourth. Police get to go back to a stop and frisk policy. Practice good old broken window policing. You see kids, we know how to play this game also.
No, besides my unscheduled fall yesterday, seeing America's youth spouting total ignorance about our founding and governing documents was a real bummer. Go back to school, and learn kids. Let us harden the schools to keep you safe. While you are learning, find out why the Constitution is really a contract between the people and their government. And the only "check and balance" in this contract is the Second Amendment. That is why the Founders put in "shall not be infringed".
Until you learn that, (and I will use David Hogg's lingo), sit down and STFU!.