HLN: Lily talks student walkouts

The adults can all learn something from the brave students who are saying enough is enough about gun violence. What they’re teaching us today is “if you’re going to be a good citizen, and you see something wrong, speak out about it,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García on HLN March 14, 2018.

4 Responses to “HLN: Lily talks student walkouts”

  1. James

    You are complete missing the point.

  2. Jan Chamberlin

    Agreed 100%. Go young people!!! We are very proud of you.

    I’ve been out canvassing in Utah with the Better Boundaries petition so we can put this initiative on the ballot to get rid of Gerrymandering. We all work together all across the nation to stop corruption and greed.

    Thank you to each one of you for your courage and action.

    I also we can also stop our corrupt politicians from starting a war and killing millions of innocent people.

    Thank you, Jan

    • John Cardone

      The students who wore orange and walked out of school on March 14 were not “brave students” speaking out against gun violence as NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia claims. This would imply that they were taking a position against something controversial at the possible risk of harm or ridicule.

      Nothing could be farther from the truth.

      Instead, they were doing the generally accepted and easy thing.

      Standing up to “gun violence” in today’s world is socially acceptable – the main stream media pushes the anti-gun agenda whenever it can.

      Really brave people stand up for an opinion under political, social or cultural pressure which can potentially destroy their lives.

      For example, take the early Abolitionists who spoke out about the evil of slavery before the US Civil War.

      Does anyone honestly think that these orange-clad students hold a candle to those individuals?

      Abolitionists in the 19th century espoused views considered radical as far as their society was concerned and they paid a price for this – sometimes with their lives.

      By contrast, the walk-out kids take absolutely no risk in the least for standing up for what they believe in.

      When you do what is popular and easy – when you conform – you are not being brave. Instead, you become a lemming. You join the crowd and follow it where ever it leads…


  3. Lisa Rodrigues

    I am so proud of these student activists. Roughly 40-50% of the 7th and 8th graders at my school participated. The frustrating thing was the teachers who closed their windows and doors and tried to distract the students with movies.


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