One of the more dishonest lines from the Left and the media of late has been the idea that Donald Trump wants ALL teachers to be armed in the classroom. It’s dishonest because it paints a scary, dystopic picture of militarized classrooms and children who stare down the barrel of an AR-15 when they so much as cough out of turn… at least, that’s the tone you get from the people who are opposed to the idea but really don’t have much of a clue as to what the Trump Administration is proposing.
Here’s yet another shut up and sing moment. Except in this case I might actually prefer to listen to Neil Young being goaded by a left wing blogger into bashing the NRA and spokesperson Dana Loesch. Nothing against Dana or the NRA but at least making uninformed political attacks won’t make anyone long for premature deafness. Don’t shut up and sing, Neil. Just shut up.
You will be made to care. An Ohio student was given the choice to either protest with other students during the national walkout that was meant to honor the lives of the 17 slain during the Parkland shooting but became an anti-gun showpiece for the media. According to AP, senior Jacob Shoemaker wanted to remain non-political and refused to participate in the walkout. AP, said the student was given also given the choice to head to study hall, but chose to remain in class.
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