Liberals love to push an agenda that furthers their beliefs. There is nothing wrong with that because it happens on both sides of the political aisle. However, the Left is notorious for attacking those who don’t agree with them and claiming to be offended by constitutionally permitted free speech in an attempt to end the argument. Leftists cannot and will not tolerate any push back. Just take a look at what happened recently at a Massachusetts high school.
Now, Massachusetts is not exactly a bastion of conservatism. However, there were some fearless conservative students at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School who decided to take a stance in favor of the Second Amendment, despite living in liberal town.
The high school has a large rock on campus, known as the “spirit rock.” It is common for students to paint themes on it for school events, games, town events, or, most recently, the Parkland shooting. Last month, a message supporting the National Walkout Day was painted on the rock encouraging kids to walk out of class. In an interview, one of the students said the message was left on the rock for approximately three weeks.
However, when conservative students painted pro-Second Amendment messages on the rock–including “Defend the 2nd Amendment,” “Shall NOT be infringed,” and “#NRA”–it took administration less than 12 hours to cover it up. The only portion that remained was a painting of the American flag. The school claimed the painting was divisive and that rock was not for political purposes.
There’s just one, small problem. The National Walkout Day message was on the rock for weeks and that event was definitely political. Of course, liberals from the school claim the walkout was not about politics, but safety. But we all know this is not true; the walkout was about gun control, a purely political issue.
Conservative students painted the rock because they felt they are were not getting a fair shake in the media, which is accurate. To the Left, it’s all about feelings and emotion, unless those feelings come from a conservative. The alphabet soup news channels will cover the gun debate for hours, but only show the pro-gun control side. They refuse to amplify any voices that support gun rights because they simply don’t like the Second Amendment. However, leftists don’t get to determine what rights we can or can’t have just because they don’t like firearms. The Second Amendment is there for a reason. But every time we try to explain why, liberals become offended and yell. They demand we be quiet. Period.
The children who wanted to walk out and push for gun control have a First Amendment right to do so. However, according to the left, the students who are conservative shouldn’t be able to voice their opinion against gun control. Only in the world of liberalism can one group have a right to free speech, while the other must sit idly by and not say a word.