For the past month, a group of vocal, ostensibly liberal students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., have been flooding the airwaves with what has amounted to an attack on the Second Amendment.
You might at first think that these kids could stand to repeat twelfth-grade civics, which teaches the Constitution, but on Wednesday they found an amendment they liked: the First.
Their discovery followed an announcement by Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie that henceforth only see-through backpacks will be allowed on campus:
Robert W. Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, announces that only clear backpacks will be allowed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after Spring Break, which is next week. The school will provide each student with a backpack at no cost.
— Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) March 21, 2018
The rule, The New York Times reported, is “reminiscent of security measures at airports and professional sports venues.”
You’d think the kiddies would be delighted that their many protests have at last yielded decisive action designed to make their school safer. An optimist might even have expected the group’s de facto spokseman, David Hogg, to call off the March for Our Lives planned to take place today in Washington, D.C.
Instead Hogg was once again provided with a televised bully pulpit, which he used to decry the policy initiative. Among his arguments against the clear backpacks (which, if nothing else, just don’t look cool!) was the potential embarrassment they could cause female students carrying menstrual products and the like.
After a month of attacking American’s Second Amendment rights, David Hogg says having to use clear backpacks infringes on his “First Amendment rights.”
Hogg cites potential embarrassment for students going through “their menstrual cycle” because of their “tampons and stuff.” pic.twitter.com/51Ote4Jw79
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 23, 2018
Other less well-known students were forced to express their dissatisfaction in 280 characters. Some of their beefs?
Clear backpacks don’t do anything except make us look stupid. We want to be safe, not uncomfortable. The only thing that can really have an impact on our safety is gun control
— Carly Novell (@car_nove) March 21, 2018
also clear backpacks are a mistake because now if someone asks for a pencil i HAVE to give it to them. they’ll see right through my bag and my lies. gross
— sara giovanello #NEVERAGAIN (@phirecrackers) March 22, 2018
Enforcing students to wear clear backpacks is simply like putting a band-aid on a broken bone
— natasha #NeverAgain (@sighnatasha) March 22, 2018
These are the voices the Left is convinced are “gonna save us all,” to quote Democratic fundraiser Scott Dworkin. So invested are progressives in the belief that these garden-variety teenagers will solve the age-old problem of gun violence that on Tuesday Harvard University hosted a forum titled “#NEVERAGAIN: How Parkland Students are Changing the Conversation on Guns.”
Granted, accepting a mandate for see-through backpacks doesn’t have the same cachet as waging an all-out assault on the law-abiding members of the NRA. But David Hogg for one has already declared that crusading against guns is going to be his life’s work, even though his prospects for a degree in journalism are looking dim:
Just got rejected from another college but that’s ok we’re already changing the world. Goodnight everyone
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 17, 2018
Either he fights against non-violent solutions, or he finds a real job. What would you do if you were him?