A groundswell of support for comprehensive gun control began after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. But it was not led by politicians. Rather students, many of whom are not old enough to vote, led the charge. Their voices have led to school walkouts and protests throughout the country and are culminating in a national march called March for Our Lives, which will urge politicians to introduce and pass new gun control policy.
Garth Brooks addressed the march on his Facebook show Inside Studio G, calling it “beautiful.” He then read a letter from the March for our Lives organizer and Parkland student, Emma Gonzales, starting around the 25-minute mark of the video.
He only corrected one line, of Gonzales’ plea which reads “I believe the young people in this country can change the world. And wouldn’t that be something?”
“OK, Miss Emma, it’s not yours to change- it’s yours,” he said as he looked into the camera. “You’re the future….take it, shape it, mold it.”
He went on to give some advice on how to march and protest.
“Be patient, be loving, because there might be some cross voices that enter in this march. Be tolerant. Be loving. Do not let hate win.”
He then played an unreleased song written by Tony Arata, who also wrote “The Dance.” Brooks sang the song for one line: “To matter then, it must matter now.”
Brooks ended the video with an emotional plea to everyone who will be joining Emma on March 24. “Everybody who will be marching: Love. Do not let hate win. Love,” he said. “Be a part of it.”
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Posted by Garth Brooks on Monday, March 19, 2018