When I watched high school students Emma Gonzalez and John Hogg speak out against guns in America, truth was spoken in a manner I never heard before, not from one politician or president (except maybe Eisenhower on the military-industrial complex).
These young prophets—lucky to have survived the latest murderous rampage in Parkland, Florida—have asked the crucial question. Addressing Trump and Congress, they want to know: What do you value more? Our lives or the money and political support you gain from the N.R.A.? Our lives or a chauvinistic abstraction called the “Second Amendment?”