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Today on State Sunday This Press Face, Rick Santorum said that – instead of advocating for better laws to reduce gun violence – high school kids should learn CPR so they can save classmates who get shot. Yes, really. Van Jones, whose son is about to enter high school, replied:

I want him focused on algebra and other stuff. If his main way to survive high school is learning CPR so when his friends get shot … that to me, we’ve gone too far.

And Pope Francis praised the young protestors during his homily at the Vatican Palm Sunday Mass:

The temptation to silence young people has always existed. There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible. Many ways to anesthetize them, to make them keep quiet, ask nothing, question nothing. There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive.

Dear young people, you have it in you to shout. It is up to you not to keep quiet. Even if others keep quiet, if we older people and leaders, some corrupt, keep quiet, if the whole world keeps quiet and loses its joy, I ask you: Will you cry out?

And that is our question.


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