Maybe this is where the Parkland punks learned their “tolerance.”
The Broward County School District has decided it won’t allow conservative activist Charlie Kirk to speak at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, despite an invitation from students there who are apparently sick of gun-grabbing zealots like David Hogg dominating the school’s public image.
And it’s hard to believe Kirk’s “wrong view,” his pro-gun message, didn’t play a role — no matter the school district’s spin.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the decision to not allow Kirk’s speech was announced Thursday by a Broward County schools spokeswoman. The statement pretended the call did not reflect on Kirk’s pro-gun views.
“The school’s administration has met with the student organizers and advised them that non-school sponsored, student-initiated guest speaker assemblies/meetings are not permitted to take place on campus,” the statement said.
Kyle Kashuv, a Stoneman Douglas student who has emerged as a voice for Second Amendment rights after the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at the school, immediately questioned the reasoning for the decision.
Kashuv pointed out that Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade paid a visit to the school March 14 without objections from the administration. In fact, a CNN report on Wade’s visit suggests the NBA star got the red carpet treatment.
Wade has formed a personal relationship with the family of Joaquin Oliver, one of the victims of the massacre, according to the Sun-Sentinel. But he’s also an an outspoken advocate for gun control, and even donated $200,000 toward the March 24 “March for Our Lives” gun control rally in Washington, which featured speakers like Hogg and other Stoneman Douglas students.
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 13, 2018
It’s impossible to think Wade’s anti-gun attitudes didn’t play a part in the district’s decision to welcome him.
To be fair, it’s easy to see why Broward school officials would want to avoid the limelight.
Since the Valentine’s Day shooting that took the lives of 14 students and three adults, the school has been used by liberals in the mainstream media as a poster child for the gun-control movement.
Granted, students like Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Cameron Kasky have been willing puppets, but they’re still children, and likely caught up in the manipulation of the media. After all, how many teenagers make the cover of Time magazine?
A gun-control group, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, also told reporters that it had been prevented from accepting a student invitation to the school as well.
But it’s just as easy to suspect that Kirk’s pro-gun views had a lot to do with the school’s decision to keep him from speaking.
Broward County is dominated by the Democratic Party. The school district’s lax, racially conscious ideas of school discipline helped the Stoneman Douglas killer pass background checks when he was purchasing his weapons.
Democrats, in Broward and across the country, have a vested interest in keeping the gun-control debate on a tight leash, in spaces where their lapdog mainstream media can spin the argument in the liberal direction.
The punks engaging in fascist salutes at the “March for Our Lives” demonstration might have come up with their totalitarian ideas of “democracy” all by themselves.
But it’s a good bet they started learning them in the Broward County schools.
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