By: Sharon Aron Baron
One group gives Stephen Colbert hope to protect the children – and that is the students of Parkland, Florida.
“These students saw their leaders doing nothing, and said ‘Hold my root beer’, said Colbert.
On Tuesday night’s Late Night with Stephen Colbert, he played clips of the students speaking out during interviews and rallies and said they were right. “The adults aren’t cutting it anymore,” and proposed that until we can do something about guns, proposed that citizens cannot vote if they’re over 18.
The kids are taking action he said. They’re organizing a series of school walkouts across the country and a march in Washington. “Today these kids bussed to Tallahassee to ask lawmakers – to beg lawmakers, to reinstate the assault weapons ban, the very weapons that were used to kill their classmates and with these students watching from the gallery, those legislators proved they heard their anguished cries and voted no anyway.”
He said he hopes these kids don’t give up because this is their lives and their future. “Someone else may be in power, but this country belongs to them.”
He became serious and told his audience that if you want to see change, you have to go to the polls.
- Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
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