Governor McMaster: You Should Be Ashamed March 24, 2018 / laura bruno lilly / 22 Comments The Rising of the Next Generation of Change at the March for Our Lives in Columbia, SC South Carolina governor: Student walkouts are ‘shameful’ Governor McMaster: You Should Be Ashamed Never Again on the State House Stairs, Columbia, South Carolina March for Our Lives, 2018 Share this:TwitterFacebookTelegramEmailLike this:Like Loading... Social Commentary challengeseveryday AmericansPeace PostQuotessenseless shootingssouth carolina Previous post Giving Voice: Walkout Wednesday (The Rise of the Next Generation of Change) Next post Virtual Brownie Sharing Circle #3 22 Comments Cindy Anderson April 2, 2018 at 3:24 pm Aren’t politicians wonderful! Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) April 3, 2018 at 5:16 pm Aieee! 😉 Loading... Reply Andy March 26, 2018 at 3:52 pm Keep going kids! Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 26, 2018 at 5:56 pm Yeah, plus, they’ve got the whole of early adulthood to keep going and going and going… Loading... Reply Jane Chesebrough March 26, 2018 at 12:37 pm I remember when I walked out of my high school to protest the nuclear testing in Amchitka way back in the 60’s. Yes I was a rebel without a cause in most cases but this scared me and was something that I cared about. I feel good about the kids walking out all over the world to support these youth in America. They are thoughtful and well-spoken and make sense. Let’s support them! Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 26, 2018 at 1:08 pm Amen, sista! Loading... Reply Sue March 25, 2018 at 9:39 am Seeing a new generation of voters take responsibility for their citizenship, humanity, and vision of America’s future with a passionate commitment reminiscent of the Vietnam anti-war activists gives me hope that we really do have a better future. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 25, 2018 at 4:19 pm Right-on! Loading... Reply Sue Battista March 25, 2018 at 6:06 am Exactly. The Pope is encouraging the young not to be silenced by the older generation, after all the future belongs to them. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 25, 2018 at 4:14 pm What I like best is that it seems this is a cross-generational movement so far. I hope it doesn’t degenerate into a ‘kids vs adults’ sort of thing. Loading... Reply Jill Weatherholt March 25, 2018 at 5:53 am Although I don’t agree with some of what he said, I do agree with his thoughts on prayer. Prayer changes everything. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 25, 2018 at 4:11 pm Agreed about the power of prayer, Jill. Our elected government officials are there to do more than pray, however. Loading... Reply Mary March 25, 2018 at 4:57 am Geez, just when I thought NC was the most embarrassing state in the union! Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 25, 2018 at 4:09 pm Oh gee, don’t even get me started… But at least it’s out there for all to see and not something ‘made up’ by a Northerner such as myself. (Actually, I’m a Westerner, but that nuance is not really understood by those living east of the Mississippi River – HA!) Loading... Reply L. Marie March 24, 2018 at 9:42 pm How extremely sad. Just when students need to know they’re supported, they get slammed. ☹️ Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 25, 2018 at 4:05 pm But man, they just seem to take it in stride and keep on keepin’ on…. Loading... Reply Marla March 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm Laura, good for you for calling out the governor of South Carolina. These students are so brave and I am so proud of them. They are fighting for their lives, literally, and to ensure a world where no more young people have to be afraid of violence at school. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 25, 2018 at 4:04 pm Thank you Marla for your vote of confidence! I’m sure you have plenty of ‘activity’ to field in your part of the country – kudos for all you’ve been doing this past year. Loading... Reply Janis March 24, 2018 at 8:10 pm I don’t know whether to be horrified or embarrassed for him. Shameful, indeed. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 25, 2018 at 3:59 pm He’s in a position of power…embarrassment is for gaffs like accidentally burping in the middle of a diplomatic meal… Just sayin’. Loading... Reply Janis March 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm Haha! Good point. Plus, being embarrassed for him would imply that I actually thought he’d wake up and realize what an idiot he was. Probably not going to happen. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) March 27, 2018 at 6:32 am I tend to agree with your assessment! Loading... Reply Looking forward to hearing from you! Comments are heartily welcome, but all are moderated so won't automatically show after you press 'post comment'. Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.