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Whoa: Columbine Survivor Pens Powerful Letter to Obama on Gun Rights

AWLtunedUp Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 8:58 PM
Soooooooo ! He wasn't shot and he wasn't killed, therefore his testimony as a child who was there AT Columbine DURING the shootings is somehow . . . . . second rate ?
USNbubblehead Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 1:04 PM
"Mr. President, As a student who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre..."

Sounds like he WAS certainly shot, just not killed.

The Left routinely ascribes absolute moral authority to grieving victims in furtherance of their political agenda.  Their agitprop is often manipulative and exploitive, but it works.  Appeals to facts and reason aren't enough anymore; persuading the public increasingly requires emotional appeals.  Even if they find it inherently unpalatable, conservatives must promote people whose personal stories offer counter-narratives to liberals' tragic parade of victimhood.  Katie