The voice of Emma Gonzalez has become the voice of a generation. So powerful is the message Ms. Gonzalez brings to America, that her four minutes of silence at Saturday's March For Our Lives gathering in Washington brought America to tears.
Gonazlez's four minutes of silence were more powerful, more truthful and more impactful than everything Donald Trump has said since he started talking.
We forget sometimes, just how powerful the young ladies of America can be.
Remember Olympic gymnasts Mary Lou Retton, Shannon Miller, Aly Raisman, Shawn Johnson, Simone Biles, Dominique Dawes and Nastia Liukin standing on raised podiums as the Star Spangled Banner resonated throughout those stadiums?
How about 17-year old Chloe Kim's performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics?
These young ladies represented and astonished America with seemingly impossible feats of physical strength, endurance and determination.
It is a mistake to dismiss or underestimate our youth. They are willing to do what it takes to accomplish their goals.
It is people like Chloe Kim and Emma Gonzalez that make America great. Gonzalez and Kim are great American stories, if any of us can still remember how an American story goes.
It starts with people coming here to improve their lives and to weave themselves into the fabric of American culture. The Kim's and the Gonzalez's success at that can only be described as spectacular.
Compare that to the contributions of the Trumps, who only know how to take, take, take.
None of them have ever served in the military, yet they are all experts on all things military and foreign affairs. Well, we can give them affairs.
One of the idiot sons proves his mettle against unarmed, endangered animals who pose him no threat.
As for the old man, he may be worth $2 Billion or $10 Billion (we'll never know for sure), but he is a worthless human being. To Donald Trump, there are no American issues or values, only things which make him appear more powerful or add to his families riches.
Donald Trump uses his voice to go after department stores, celebrities and football players.
Trump's tweets are childish and transparent in their attempts to deflect and attack. What they can't do, however is make us blind to his corruption and moral turpitude.
Trump says the Russia investigation is a witch hunt, but there have been 19 indictments so far. Clearly, something is going on. These are the people Trump chose to be in his inner circle.
Trump (and the GOP) keep saying that there has been no evidence of collusion. What they don't say is that the investigation is ongoing and no findings have yet been revealed.
Trump is dirty and I'm not even talking about the pee pee tapes.
We may never know what leverage Vladimir Putin has to contort an American president into a groveling toady, but we can see the results.
It may be time to choose, America. How do YOU define great?
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