As we noted in an earlier post, the current gun grabbing effort seems to be driven by people with deep pockets in New York and in Hollywood. It also appears that the kids who are being paraded out for the cameras are really little more than propaganda props. (Shocker.) In reality it looks like the same people who turned out for the “women’s march” are pretty much the same people who turned out for the most recent anti-gun PR effort. It’s basically community organizing on a broad scale. Fine. If you want to use your 1st Amendment right to argue for limiting the 2nd Amendment (and fundamentally the very liberty of others) you can protest all you want in this country. But when it comes to forcibly enlisting our kids in your effort to limit the liberty of Americans, that is not OK.
Absolutely not OK. And the line was pushed WAY too far with the peer pressure driven walkouts. (We all know the deal. What kid doesn’t want to walk out of school? What a “protest.” Have them do long division on Saturday for an hour in the name of gun control and see what kind of turnout the anti-gun people get.) And the teachers, who are also subject to peer – and union – pressure, let it happen.
The seventh-grade social-studies assignment, a copy of which was obtained by Blue Lives Matter, stated:
“For this assignment, you are writing a letter to the lawmakers of the United States. The purpose of this letter is to pressure lawmakers to have stricter gun laws in the United States. Your letter should contain at least five complete sentences. Make sure that you use proper grammatical skills when writing your letter,” read the assignment given out by social studies teacher Corey Sanders to his students at Hampton Middle School.
A parent of one of the students, William Lee, told Blue Lives that his son came home from school “and said he had to write a paper on gun control.”
“I looked at it, and I told my son, ‘No, you’re not doing that assignment,’” Lee said. “Then I emailed his teacher the next day and told him that my son would not be writing that.”
Blue Lives reports that the teacher agreed to exempt Lee’s son from the assignment without penalty. According to Lee, there were other parents in the class who had issues with the homework, but they didn’t find out about it until after their children had already turned it in.