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Friday, March 23, 2018

The Times are Changin’ Again

It is appropriate and correct that young people are once again in the forefront of a major shift in the politics of America. In 1968, we changed the world with our anti war protests. Today students are once again protesting against violence, gun violence. I also find it serendipitous that the students leading this protest are from a school named after a woman, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who in her day lead protests and eventually helped save the Everglades, with her 1947 masterpiece, The Everglades: River of Grass. Just as the class of 1968 made a difference, I hope the class of 2018 makes a difference in America. I will be supporting them in Washington DC on Saturday, March 24.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Shed the NRA like a bad habit

Shed the NRA like a bad habit. Remember it’s about honor, morality, and common sense. We don’t want all guns just the automatic guns that are meant for killing and nothing else. Citizens shouldn’t have these kinds of military weapons. We now have a Military and have no need of a militia, which isn’t well regulated, BTW. The guns our Founding Fathers knew of weren’t AR-15 type of weapons and they surely would deem them military not civilian weapons. Get your priorities straight and shed the NRA. You’ll sleep better and be able to look kids in the eyes and let them know you do care, instead of lying. The NRA doesn’t care about life, they care about guns, the arch enemy to human life. We need common sense and I’m so proud of these students. As a teacher of forty years, I have been waiting for them to get their cause as we had in the 60’s. We had the draft, now they have guns. It seems like same reason, death at too early an age by violence and guns. We need adults in the room and it seems as if the kids are showing us the way. Find your independence and shed the NRA hold on our politics. Vote the bums out who don’t support common sense about assault rifles, killing tools. Take the bad guns away from Americans since they aren’t well regulated and too many Americans have mental health issues, apparently.  Stop Americans killing Americans with the same energy and vigor with which you are trying to get rid of good Americans via jingoistic Immigration ideas. Apply this hate to guns and we’ll be much better off.