There are certain sorts of people whom we once thought we should
give respect and space to. Gold Star mothers. Gold Star fathers.
The victims of unthinkable tragedies, in the few days after those
tragedies. But that was when they had the grace to be silent and
let us determine, for ourselves, the moral of what they had lived
through. That was when they did not demand that we take
Now, if you don’t want to hear from any more high schoolers
traumatized by gun violence, then you either decide to try to
create a world where high schoolers are not traumatized by
gun violence, or decide to create a world where you do not
have to listen to the high schoolers. It looks like we’re
picking the latter!