Popular lore holds that I enjoy lazy, booze-filled brunches; binge-watching Netflix with my significant other; the faux healthful benefits of working at a standing desk; and taking long sits on the couch staring at a glowing rectangle in my palm.
It is certainly fine that children are protesting guns and mourning the loss of students. But it is time for parents, teachers, the media, politicians, and other adults to teach some facts about history and why we have a Second Amendment so that these students know what they are protesting about.
Does taking away guns really make people safer? The North Korean people are not safe because the tyrants don’t allow ordinary citizens to have guns. Disarmed, they are in danger every day.
In the same way, the far-left Nazis took away the guns in Germany in the 1930s, and millions of Jews died, in some measure because they had no way to protect themselves.
David Hogg has become the media darling of the Parkland shooting. And, while we don’t take any pleasure in bashing survivors of mass shootings, Hogg has since transformed himself into a political figure in his own right — one more than willing to bash anyone who disagrees with his view of the world and of gun control.
When you think of a terrorist you probably think of the guys who took down the World Trade Centers, or the people responsible for any of the other suicide bombings that have taken place in the western world over the last decade or so. We’ve gotten it into our heads that terrorists are only those who are religious fanatics who are willing to die for their cause.
There’s significant evidence, however, that there’s a much more cowardly breed of terrorist growing up in our midst. First, let’s discuss the true meaning of the term “terrorist” directly from the dictionary.