LTE: Student walkouts have been inspirational

In Bunny the News Hound’s recent editorial (Mar 21), she has not given us “The Bigger Picture,” but a much smaller one. The protests started by the students from Parkland, FL, have been inspiring and given me hope. They are willing to act while their elders dither. This is democracy in action.

If Bunny would, for a moment, stop looking for leftist conspiracies under every cabbage leaf, maybe a conversation could take place. None of the youth I’ve heard speak, or read their editorials, suggested that farmers, hunters or collectors should be deprived. The youth are passionately protesting the ready availability of powerful weapons designed to be used by well-trained military personnel.

My reading of their words would indicate that the kids are intelligent and capable. If parents, teachers and other sympathetic adults are involved, that’s more to their credit.

These youth have generated a spontaneous following, not unlike the #MeToo movement. To attribute the young people’s protests to adult manipulation, and their words scripted by “lefties,” is a terrible insult. Evidently, I have a higher opinion of a these teenagers’ thoughtfulness and initiative.

If Bunny is only getting her news from Rush or Glenn or Breitbart or Fox, then she might—following her own advice to The Left—branch out a bit.

Right on, kids! Remind us how it’s done!

 

-Catherine Morris

Comments are closed.

  • LTE: Cartoon was in poor taste

    August 15th, 2018
    by

    I can understand the quality of cartoons in a free neighborhood newspaper can clear a fairly low bar. Predictably, Mr. […]


    LTE: Virginia resident loves community journalism

    August 15th, 2018
    by

    I just wanted to express my deepest admiration for the Northeast News and your dedication to serving your community. I […]


    LTE: Democracy Demands Participation

    July 31st, 2018
    by

    Democracy Demands Participation. That’s why it’s important to vote in this summer’s primary election on August 7th and this fall’s […]


    LTE: Hold elected officials accountable

    July 31st, 2018
    by

    I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the same, “do nothing” candidates that beg for our votes […]


    LTE: Highlight the positive in our community

    June 13th, 2018
    by

    I applaud the caliber of your articles and photographs and commend you for the many hours you spend covering events […]


  • LTE: Affordable Housing

    May 30th, 2018
    by

    On Wed., May 23, I attended (along with about 50 other individuals) the third of the City’s planned meetings to […]


    LTE: Endangered children at The Concourse

    May 23rd, 2018
    by

    I live only a few hundred feet from the very successful children’s park at Gladstone and Lexington. I am close […]


    LTE: American Jazz Museum needs leadership change

    April 25th, 2018
    by

    I’ve spent this term on the City Council as the Chair of our Finance & Governance Committee many times having […]


    LTE: Teens need history lesson on gun rights

    April 4th, 2018
    by

    I would like to respond to the three letters printed in the March 28 edition en mas. First, in the […]


    LTE: Unfair assumptions of youth

    March 28th, 2018
    by

    The Bunny piece (from March 21) re: gun control was a one sided piece. I understand the purpose of Editorials, […]


  • What’s Happening

    Porch collapse hastens repair of historic home

    By Michael Bushnell Northeast News The front porch of the famed “cougar house” at 441 Bellefontaine collapsed Wednesday morning following […]

    Neighborhood and Housing Services on the state of the porch collapse on Bellefontaine

    Michael Bushnell Northeast News A house in the 400 block of Bellefontaine partially collapsed Wednesday afternoon following heavy rains over […]

    Proposed library levy increase would benefit North-East branch

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News The North-East branch of the Kansas City Public Library system would be a primary benefactor […]

  • Local Weather