Thursday 21st June 2018

smarter than me

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I don’t very often think anyone is smarter than me. But, these teenage survivors of the recent Florida assault weapon slaughter are a big exception to that. These kids are mindful of the state of the world and how it works. They are thoughtful, eloquent and able. They make me ashamed of my own education and abilities. They have obviously had some advantages in life, one of which is clearly a progressive school system. All of the ones I have heard speak, clearly have superior minds and education. I envy the start they have had in life, and I admire them. Expect some Congress members, Senators and maybe a President out of this group. You heard it here first.

In only about ten days these kids have the NRA playing defense. They have forced Trump to at least blather some measure of support for gun control, not that what Trump says one day is any predictor of his actions the next. But Trump obviously fears these kids.

They have embarrassed a major international bank, First National of America,  to end a 10 year campaign of boosting NRA by issuing an NRA credit card. That support of NRA ended the day after the Parkland “kids” appeared in the CNN Town Hall.

They have made Senator Marco Rubio publicly back off from his strict NRA script, and embarrassed the hell out of Rubio on national TV for taking HEAPS of NRA money.

In less than two weeks, their newly born anti assault weapon campaign has scared the GOP enough that Trump, Limbaugh and the FOX News guys are attacking these kids.  When FOX News attacks you, you know you have done something significant and correct.

In only ten days, these kids have raised $4 million dollars to take their fight to the NRA. They are going after NRA in every state and in Washington, DC. We have had lots of mass slaughter in schools and elsewhere in this country with military weapons. Every incident has created some resistance to the financially powerful gun manufacturers. But, always before now, the NRA has owned enough politicians to stifle the public outcry. I predict this time is going to be different.  I think we are going to see some history made now, in a positive way. I salute these teenage American heroes.

Ron Nesler New Harmony Indiana

 

 

 

 

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