I had dinner last night with thoughtful intelligent friends who, at least for the moment, have surrendered reason to the emotional, intellectually dishonest rhetoric from the children participating in the "March For Our Lives" event in D.C. last week.
As a father of six, I am all for youthful involvement and exuberance, but these issues are complicated. A real policy debate cannot be led by students who are being exploited by "handlers" attempting to engineer a potential civic disaster. There's no doubt that a conversation regarding the cause of these shootings needs to occur. But the conversation needs to be led by the right people. David Hogg is not the right person. He's a high school student who destroys any chance of meaningful dialogue because he doesn't have the knowledge or experience to lead this conversation. Five years ago he was twelve. Hogg is not making honest reasonable points. He is embracing half truths and political talking points.
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