The Rant of the Week: Bill Maher – Third Rails

One of the good things that has come out of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School is that Donald Trump has ruined the phrase “our thoughts and prayers are with you.” As one student survivors said in response to Trump’s tweet,

“I don’t want you thoughts and payers, you piece of shit. My friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something instead of prayers. Prayers won’t fix this. But gun control will prevent it from happening again.”

Maher is right, prayer is now officially an eye roll.

Things that used to be third rail no longer have to be. As Maher said, “the Second Amendment is just words that humans made at a certain moment in history when they felt right. It’s an amendment not a commandment. And we could make up new words again. Instead of the right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, we could change it to the right of the people to apply for the privilege of possessing non-military style weaponry, so long as they’re not bat shit crazy, shall not be infringed.

And in case you missed it, last week Maher had two of the students from MSD, David Hogg and Cameron Kasky. as guests in his opening segment.

“Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children and the screams of this nation”

These young men and women are smart, articulate, and focused on their agenda: gun control and saving lives. They are going to “rebuild the world previous generations fucked up.” We should give them all the support they need.

Join us on March 24 for the March for Our Lives.