In honor of their daughter Meadow’s death at the hands of a deranged murderer who shot and killed 16 other students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Andrew Pollack and his family have started #MeadowsMovement to honor Meadow’s life.
According to the family’s website, all money raised will go to build a “safe and beautiful playground in South Florida where people can go to remember Meadow and enjoy their lives.”
This Easter weekend, Pollack put together a ‘Ride for Meadow’ event that started in West Palm Beach and ended back at his home in Coral Springs, Florida.
Hundreds of people attended the event in support of the cause, including myself, congressional candidate Derek Schwartz, and outspoken gun control advocate David Hogg, who is also a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Derek is challenging liberal Democratic Congresswoman Lois Frankel in congressional district 21.
For the most part, Hogg and a couple of other kids kept to themselves and exchanged pleasant greetings and shows of support from a few attendees. Derek and I decided to approach Hogg and try to get a better feel of who this kid really was.
Contrary to how he has come off on political news programs, Hogg seemed very distant, reserved, and a little uncomfortable at the Pollack’s house.
We politely engaged Hogg and told him that we didn’t approve of how he was handling the issue, and told him that we disagreed with him on just about all his views, but respected his right to express himself.
Yeah, we know. Hogg’s distasteful assault against Laura Ingraham was weighing heavy on our minds, not to mention his extreme left-leaning agenda.
Hogg kindly thanked me and stated that this type of discourse is what America was all about. Because Hogg appears to hide behind his age (he’s only 17), I asked him when he turned 18.
Hogg told me that he becomes an adult in April, prompting me to ask him if he was going to make good with his promise to vote in this upcoming election cycle.
Because I am contemplating a run for congress against Rep. “Terrified Ted” Deutch (D), who has been exploiting this tragic shooting ad nauseum, and even went as far as to lie that he lived in Parkland, I asked him the following:
‘Since you are going to vote, I may be running for congress in this congressional district against Congressman Ted Deutch, will you vote for me?’
Hogg nodded his head and said, “yeah, I’ll vote for you.”
It would be fair and very accurate to say that my tongue was pressed firmly against my inner cheek. Just saying.
Hogg then noticed the image of President Trump urinating on the CNN logo printed on Derek T-shirt. Hogg quickly pointed at it and stated, “I like the shirt,” prompting the 5-6 people standing around him to chuckle.
Someone then asked Hogg if he would take a picture with David and I. Hogg liked the idea and agreed to pose with us, T-Shirt and all.
The picture speaks for itself.
Two pro-2nd Amendment supporters, who MAY or MAY NOT have both been conceal carrying their respective firearms when the picture was taken, standing with arguably the most anti-gun advocate in the country.
Let’s just say this, David Hogg and his rights were very safe in this environment. Regardless of the 4 or so police officers in the area, there were quite a few 2nd Amendment folks at the event who would have undoubtedly protected his and everyone else’s lives. David can thank our Constitution for that.