Who knew it was that simple? When the nation is faced with a seemingly insoluble problem, turn it over to a bunch of mad-as-hell kids and watch what happens.
That seems to be the gist of a tweet by MSNBC contributor and former Democratic fundraiser Scott Dworkin, who writes on Twitter:
Look at the gigantic crowd of teens at Union Station in DC headed to the US Capitol to protest. Wow. These kids are gonna save us all.
To let everyone know how deeply he grasps the problem himself, he appends the hashtag
#BanMachineGuns to his tweet.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 21, 2018
It’s hard to know whether Dworkin is more impressed with the sheer numbers, the fact that this sea of humanity is comprised of teens, or both, but there’s no mistaking where Tonight Show host Stephen Colbert comes down on this issue. Last night during his monolog, Colbert ran a clip of teen celebrity du jour David Hogg lambasting adults, then said:
He’s right. The adults aren’t cutting it anymore. I think we need to change the voting age. Until we do something about guns, you can’t vote if you’re over 18. [Emphasis added]
So what are some of the ideas the kids are advancing to end incidents like the one last week in Florida?