After the Parkland massacre in which 17 lives were erased from existence, the debate about gun control has become a fiery point of contention between decent human beings and those who are completely beholden to the NRA and cling desperately to the 2nd Amendment.
Debating the issues is a good thing. It’s what leads to ideas that garner change. However, if you’re Kellyanne Conway, the barefoot couch surfing counselor to the president, questioning the president is being disrespectful, and you should just blindly follow along.
In an interview with Fox & Friends, Conway blasted critics of Trump’s idea to arm teachers in public schools. Of course, she started out by praising and worshipping Trump.
‘This is a president who doesn’t just listen, he acts. So, I predict on his watch, things will change. And people will feel like school safety and public safety are much enhanced because he is the president.
‘The small discussion yesterday about the possibility of allowing some educators and administrators to be armed at some schools, to focus on that alone today is disingenuously covering the fuller discussion yesterday. And frankly, it’s disrespectful to the people who are in that room raising any number of different issues.’
Um, no. What is disrespectful is right wing extremists calling victims of the mass shooting “crisis actors.” What is disrespectful is the Florida House refusing to take up legislation on gun control while victims stand outside protesting and calling for change. Now, THAT’S disrespectful.
She also added:
‘I think it benefits us all that you have a non-politician in the White House behind me because he can see this with a certain clarity that others perhaps cannot. Their cameras were on the whole time too, and everybody should appreciate that.’
A listening session is a good thing. Yes, holding a listening session was a good thing that Trump did (or his advisers told him he had to do). However, Trump has to answer for the millions of dollars he’s accepted from the NRA and so do the politicians in Congress who have accepted their “donations.” They were not donations. They were simply bribes covered in the blood of children. So, before Trump can get a pat on the back, we need to see a sweeping change made in this country.
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