In the weeks following the horrific tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, one name has become unanimous with the event.
No, it’s not the name of the perpetrator, Nikolas Cruz, who history should discard sooner than you would a rotting fruit.
And no, it’s not the names of any of the victims, such as Aaron Feis, who perished while shielding his students from the gunfire.
No; the name that has most resonated with America is David Hogg.
This enthusiastic and well-rehearsed young man has become the left’s poster child for gun control thanks to his eloquence – and the fact that Stoneman Douglas students had spent the previous year working on a gun control argument for their vaunted debate team. Hogg was the liberal media’s dream.
Hogg has, as any young man done, let this go a bit to his head, having recently engaged in some less-than-couth discussion regarding the NRA.
Now, the aspiring, wordy Hogg is lashing out at efforts to curb school violence, insisting that the clear, plastic backpacks being required by certain schools violate the First Amendment.
“One of the other important things to realize is many students want their privacy,” Hogg said. “There are many, for example, females in our school that when they go through their menstrual cycle, they don’t want people to see their tampons and stuff.”
Hogg said going to school under such rules feels like a “prison.”
“It’s unnecessary, it’s embarrassing for a lot of the students and it makes them feel isolated and separated from the rest of American school culture where they’re having essentially their First Amendment rights infringed upon because they can’t freely wear whatever backpack they want regardless of what it is,” Hogg continued. “It has to be a clear backpack. What we should have is just more policies that make sure that these students are feeling safe and secure in their schools and not like they’re being fought against like it’s a prison.”
Sorry David, I don’t think that you’ve got this argument as down-pat as your Second Amendment spiel.
First of all, lets say that your backpack is somehow your canvas. Your billboard. Your school sill has every right to institute a uniform policy that would cover backpacks.
Also, we’re pretty sure that you’ve never studied your amendments, (other than #2 – which you could clearly use a lengthy refresher on). What you likely were thinking of was the Fourth Amendment that protect Americans from illegal search and seizure, designed to prevent immoral and illegal police searches in which a violator was not witnessed committing any unlawful acts.
But, we too are fans of Amendment #1, and we’ll gladly defend your right to keep sticking your foot in your mouth.