Publisher's Note: One of the most significant things you can do to promote Liberty is to support our efforts. Please make your gift to The Patriot Fund’s 2019 Year-End Campaign today. Thank you! —Mark Alexander, Publisher

Friday Opinion

Read Gary Bauer, Tony Perkins, David Harsanyi, Rich Lowry, Erick Erickson and more.

Mar. 16, 2018

Best of Right Opinion

For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Opinion in Brief

Gary Bauer: “Reaction to the [walkout] protests split school districts across the country. Some promoted the protests, while others insisted students remain in class. In Sayreville, New Jersey, School Board President Kevin Ciak was clear — students who left the building would be suspended. ‘Schools do not have the ability to pick political issues,’ Ciak insisted. Good for him! Here in Washington, DC, students from area high schools headed to Capitol Hill for what was obviously a preplanned political rally. Well-known youthful reformers like Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were waiting to join the demonstration against the Second Amendment. And of course, Bernie was protected by heavily armed guards. … Student organizers are quick to tell critics that they have a constitutional right to speak up. But, of course, they are speaking up to do away with the constitutional rights that the rest of us have to own firearms to defend ourselves and our families. Here’s an interesting mental exercise. Imagine that there were a major religious group with as much money as George Soros. Suppose it announced that it was asking schools all over America to release students for 17 minutes to pray for the victims of the Parkland shooting. Does anyone think for a second that the entire left-wing establishment would have embraced such a request for students to pray?”

Click here to show comments

It's Right. It's Free.