Elder Patriot – In heartening news for patriotic elders we have learned that students from Rockledge High School in Brevard County, Florida have staged a walkout to show their support FOR the Constitution and the Second Amendment protections that it provides.
Approximately 75 students conducted themselves in a respectful and organized manner during the 20-minute counter-protest after which the students promptly returned to class.
One of the organizers, Chloe Deaton wore a T-shirt that read, “My rights don’t end where your feelings begin.”
Chloe, a sophomore, and junior Anna Delaney organized the event. Both are students in Rockledge High’s Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Academy.
The demonstration began with the playing of the National Anthem, something that is not heard at anti-gun rallies. As if to pile on with the patriotic theme it was followed by “God Bless America.” The American Left has routinely disavowed the mere mention of God in public.
Ms. Deaton began her remarks by reminding her fellow demonstrators that:
“We were built on certain rights and that was one of the original rights, that we should have the right to bear arms.”
Ms. Delaney followed by quoting the words of Ronald Reagan delivered at an the NRA banquet in 1983:
“The Constitution does not say that government shall decree the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution says ‘… the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.'”
Reagan’s words were meant to remind people that it’s not within the purview of government demagogues to strip unalienable rights – those granted by God almighty himself – from American citizens.
Only one amendment has ever rescinded another amendment. The Twenty-First Amendment rescinded the Eighteenth Amendment that banned Americans’ right to enjoy beverage alcohol.
Many of the students who participated in the walkout wore “Make America Great Again” hats and carried “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden flags.
The Gadsden flag is rooted in America’s history and is recognized by a yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike. Below the rattlesnake are the words “DON’T TREAD ON ME.” The Continental Marines carried the flag during the Revolutionary War.
It seem that David Hogg does not speak for all young people though the gatekeeper mockingbird media has depicted him as doing.
Hogg blatantly declared:
“When your old-ass parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the fucking phone and let me handle it.’ Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government; our parents don’t know how to use a fucking democracy, so we have to.”
This left many of us, who are parents, wondering where Hogg’s parents have been while he has been running his mouth like a street punk. It also had us questioning those adults who have followed him as though he’s their pied piper.
For now, and in a small way, the deportment of the young demonstrators from Rockledge H.S. has restored our faith that, at least some, parents have taught their children the lessons of history.