Laura Ingraham has been put under a microscope for her comments about the Parkland survivors, perhaps with good reason.
The reason is not because she had an unpopular opinion, but because she perhaps said what she had to say more aggressively than she should have. However, the backlash against her shows just as much hypocrisy on the other side of the issue as Ingraham showed crassness as she made her comments.
David Hogg is certainly playing the high ground moral card without any leverage. Using Bible verses and invoking moral outrage by using binary terms against those he disagrees with is blatantly childish behavior. He launched a boycott in the name of civility — with profanity-laden tirades on national television. This is not a stance that can be taken by someone who purports to be able to tell established politicians and social experts how to run policy.
The bigger issue than “love thy neighbor” — the point that Ben Shapiro makes quite well — is that we now have a full on political battle that is now binary, just like every other issue that goes nowhere. Children are now in the forefront of the discussion on policy instead of people who have studied the issue for years and made it their lives. Is this really how we are going to create policy in modern America?
Victims are entitled to their own emotional response. However, kids should be allowed to be kids and not graduated to the point of legislative leaders because someone went crazy in the hallway.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter