Of Transparent Backpacks and Irony

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Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

H. L. Menken

Some of the snowflakes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, among whom are some who have been howling about stripping the Second Amendment from the Constitution, are upset about their deprivation of the right to have opaque backpacks:

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are returning to campus after the March For Our Lives and a week-long Spring Break, but they have yet to adjust to the new security measures put in place.

After a mass shooting on Feb. 14 killed 17 people at the school, increased security precautions are being taken to ensure no acts of gun violence occur in the future. As of Monday, all students are being required to wear transparent backpacks, provided by the school, along with new student ID badges.

In response to the change, many students expressed their disappointment in the backpacks on social media, claiming the clear bags are a violation of privacy and not one of the key issues that should be grabbing the world’s attention.


Go to here to read the rest.  My heart bleeds for them.  Welcome to the real world kids.  Have fun.


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  1. Everything those people say about guns is false.

    Seen on Facebook. These little bullies are “celebrity school shooting survivors.”

    Apparently, a teen could be arrested if a youth said teen bullied committed suicide. A 17 year-old teen/bean pole could become a celebrity school shooting survivor when a kid he bullied massacres 17 people.

  2. I’m hearing my father’s voice in my head, a low nasal snarl: “define ‘your rights’.

    It’s a dippy rule, just the sort of thing you expect from school apparatchicks.

    This whole episode (like that in Ferguson, Mo. three years ago) is yet another example of the media and the sorosphere handing the megaphone to a claque of people who have neither an ounce of wisdom nor the most mundane accomplishment between them in order to abrade the world or do real damage to it. They seem to do this just to amuse themselves.

  3. Every single student at that high school who staged a walkout to protest the 2nd Amendment, and then whines that his 1st Amendment rights are being violated by having to use a transparent backpack provided free of charge by the school on the tax payer’s dime ought to be taken behind the wood shed and paddled until his posterior is red with pain and his face red with embarrassment. I am sick and tired of coddling to these spoiled brats who need some common sense knocked into their heads. If I had done as a teenager what these brats have done, my Dad would have done to me exactly as I described above.

  4. What I want to hear about is:
    1) Ending the refusing to arrest school-age criminals
    2) Filing charges against those who pushed and benefited from the stat cooking that resulted.

  5. “the clear bags are a violation of privacy.” Where is that stated in the Constitution? The 2nd Amendment IS clearly stated but they have no objection of taking that from others.

  6. @John F Kennedy
    4th amendment is the one granting privacy and requiring a warrant to search.

    Though as I saw someone point out once, if you take away the 2nd to get rid of guns, then you’ll probably have to start violating the 4th to go into houses and get them…

  7. Public school is public. There are no “privacy rights” in public.
    I have heard that David Hogg admitted that he rode his bike three miles to school after the shooting. David Hogg’s father is an FBI agent who probably knew about Cruz or why was David Hogg not in school that day?

  8. Students wearing clear see-through back packs aren’t going to stop some disgruntled kid from staying back, and coming in later like Cruz did.
    These people are so vacuous. Why isn’t the outcry to enforce existing laws?

  9. They don’t want solutions that actually stop anything. They want “good things” and this is just an excuse.

    If the actual goal was to effectively stop school shootings, they would get rid of gun free zones.

  10. Nate;
    I understand what the 4th Amendment says AND I know how it is usually interpreted since Katz v. United States (1967).

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    The point is that “privacy” is not mentioned. It is implied. Whereas in the 2nd, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” is explicit.

  11. @JFK (the better) – Gotcha man. Nowadays on the internet you can’t always tell. I mean just look at these kids.

  12. Sometimes in life when you get what you want, you wind up not wanting what you get. I hope these kids take this lesson to heart. However, I seriously doubt they will, at least not at the moment anyway.

  13. These people are so vacuous.

    They’re the issue of MEd and EdD programs. See Thomas Sowell on teacher’s colleges: their net effect is to reduce the quality of the applicant pool as the course offerings are largely rubbish and patience with them is inversely correlated with smarts.

  14. Greg,
    “Sometimes in life when you get what you want, you wind up not wanting what you get.” Sounds like a hit song!

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