Politicians and everyday people need to hear this message:
We hear and read that the #NeverAgain movement is a bunch of kids. Students from high schools around the country. The children who survived an attack on their school.
But, no matter how well meaning, when we call them kids, students and children we discount their standing. We segregate them from the main body of people living in the country. We create a sub-category of people filled with less experience, less maturity and naïve children.
But, these people are Citizens.
They are Citizens that have experienced the terror of a war going on around them.
They are Citizens that have watched through much of their lives as follow Citizens die in a war they didn’t want .
So the next time you think of them, think of them not as a sub category of our nation, think of them as follow Citizens. Think of them as we all should when there is a cry for help, show your respect by standing with them as follow Citizens.
Citizens standing together can change the world.