But tonight I must say; it is nice that someone in the media finally challenged David Hogg, the newly minted child advocate for “common sense gun laws, at least a little bit.” His rhetoric has been ill-informed, and beyond reprehensible.
It is worth noting that Hogg will not appear on any news network where he might face scrutiny or difficult questions. Nor will he be interviewed by any individual who might ask him questions that differ with his own sheltered opinions.
He also refuses to debate a fellow Parkland student whose opinions lean towards the protection of The Second Amendment and the individual’s right to responsibility keep and bear arms.
But setting that aside for a moment, Hogg is still wrong about Senator Rubio.
By all accounts, Senator Marco Rubio is a decent man who wishes no harm, nor ill will, towards another human being.
Hogg is also wildly misinformed about the NRA. Or, he is using lies as talking points to promote an anti-Constitutional agenda.
The National Rifle Association is not in the business of promoting the killing of children, or anyone for that matter. The NRA at its core is an organization that promotes the safe and responsible use of firearms. It also happens to lobby Congress towards the protection of The Second Amendment of The Constitution of The United States of America.
Those who understand our nation’s founding understand how important that issue is to the protection of our republic.
For the sake of comparison:
Planned Parenthood is also a lobbying organization. It publicly promotes what it calls family planning and women’s health.
But Planned Parenthood also performed 323,999 abortions in 2014, according to statistics givens to CNN. And that’s likely a consistent number, year over year.
Planned Parenthood lobbies for the protection of abortion rights, which means it lobbies for its own right to take the lives of unborn human beings, under the guise of “women’s health.”
It is also worth noting Planned Parenthood is funded in part by federal tax money.
That means whether or not I like it, some of my taxes are paying for abortions. Many, including this American, consider that fact a violation of our First Amendment, which protects our religious liberty from the intrusion of government.
The NRA is funded by individuals and companies. It receives no taxpayer funding. It is true that firearms manufacturers donate to the organization.
Planned Parenthood was involved in the organization of the so-called “March For Our Lives” rallies held nationwide last weekend.
I find it deeply ironic that an organization that lobbies our government for its own right to take life as a business, is promoting children in their advocacy against another organization which does not take life, nor promote such immoral behavior.