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Florida State Representative Elizabeth Porter chastised her Floridian colleagues as they debated gun reform legislation. She took issue with their support of the outspoken teen survivors-turned-activists of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The students are relentlessly demanding gun law reforms after their former classmate killed 17 of their peers and teachers, injuring many more. So, how did Porter voice her objection to gun law reform? By dismissing the teen survivors, saying:

We’ve been told that we need to listen to the children and do what the children ask.  Are there any children on this floor? Are there any children making laws? Do we allow the children to tell us that we should pass a law that says ’no homework’? Or you finish high school at the age of 12 just because they want it so? No. The adults make the laws because we have the age, we have the wisdom, and we have the experience.


Needless to say, the teen survivors were not happy with her speech and based on the responses to this tweet, they are already mobilizing against Porter for the future.

Thoughts and prayers on your political career, Rep. Porter.

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  1. “The adults make the laws because we have the age, we have the wisdom, and we have the experience.”

    REALLY???? So when will you start acting like that? When will you start using that “wisdom”? That “experience”?

  2. Yup, they have “the experience”. They have the experience of seeing many school shooting deaths, and obviously this is perfectly OK.

    Obviously adults of voting age need to vote out this unpleasant experience, and vote in someone who cares about the safety of children at schools. And the safety of all American citizens at whatever venue.

  3. We are about to see all these children age out and turn 18 before the November 2018 elections. These children and their massive movement of children turning 18 before November 2018 may very well be the deciding factor in who has the wisdom and the experience to make the laws for the rest of the 21st Century. Don’t underestimate the power of the people. A little child shall lead them.


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