Kirsters Baish| As we look back on the Parkland, Florida high school shooting, we have to stop and wonder when this tragedy turned into the spark that ignited a political war. The left has waged an all out war on the Second Amendment, all while taking advantage of impressionable teenage survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
One student whose name we have come to know because of rampant media coverage is David Hogg. If you own a television, computer, smart phone, or have seen a magazine cover in the last few weeks, you know his face and you know his stance. Hogg has become the poster boy for the alt-left anti-Second Amendment movement in America.
Hogg calls anyone who points out that he is not an expert on the Constitution insensitive. While Hogg is certainly a shooting survivor and he deserves the right to have his own opinions on gun control, he and his fellow protesters will not listen to reason and discuss possible solutions to the issues at hand. He would rather soak up his 15 minutes of fame. He has allowed the left to turn him into a child soldier.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson wasn’t shy about his opinion on what is going on in America. During his Friday show, Carlson was going through an analysis of David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez’s points. These two students are two of the most vocal anti-gun Parkland survivors. Carlson called the pair extremists who are “definitely not fit to be making policy for the rest of us.”
Carlson explained, “A handful of teens from Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, they have a right to their views, obviously. This is a given. But the rest of us also have rights including the right to assess what they are saying and decide whether it ought to become law to which we are subject. These are not religious figures; we are not the faithful. We’re all citizens here. Let’s take a look at what they are saying and decide if it’s a good idea or not.”
Carlson makes an extremely important point that the left truly cannot argue. What right do high school students have to tell the rest of us what we can and cannot do? What right do they even have to tell us what they believe we should be doing? The answer is that they don’t, and this is why conservatives are so angry. Carlson continued on to speak about Hogg’s interview with The Outline.
“Sell more guns, murder more children, get re-elected. That is David Hogg’s view of the other side of the debate,” Carlson stated. “Emma Gonzalez, meanwhile, another celebrated survivor the shooting basically agrees with that. She recently said in a speech, quote, ‘I don’t really care what people who defend the Second Amendment have to say.’
“Let’s take this seriously,” Carlson went on. “If you honestly don’t care what the people who disagree with you think, if you believe they want to ‘murder more children,’ who are you?”
Boy, would I like to see Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg go on Tucker Carlson’s show so that he could tear their argument apart. These self-entitled kids have no intentions of listening to reason in order to find a solution. They are blindly following the alt-left.
Carlson continued, “Well, you’re angry. You’re definitely not fit to be making policy for the rest of us. You are by definition an extremist. You should not have power if you really believe anyone who disagrees with you is evil and wants to kill the innocent.”
The Fox News host went called out everyone who is hiding behind Hogg and Gonzalez as well. He stated, “Wait, you say, ‘Why are you picking on David Hogg? He’s only a kid, he shouldn’t be held to adult standards of reasoning or think critically about the consequences of what he espouses.’ Well, yeah, exactly. He is a kid. He has just been through unspeakable tragedy. And that’s why adults shouldn’t be using him or his friends to push their agendas to the rest of us.”
“This kid who saw unspeakable tragedy, he saw his classmates killed. And that’s exactly why he shouldn’t be involved in formulating a response to it. Because he is a kid. So you can’t simultaneously argue that you need to shut up and listen to him and if you don’t you’re bad which is what the left is arguing and that we shouldn’t take what he says seriously or literally.”
“You kind of have to choose one,” Carlson finished. “I’m happy to choose the first one.”