“America: We Have a Problem”—The Signs at the March for Our Lives

By Mike Feinsilber

The women marching the day after President Trump’s inauguration were ironic, defiant, sarcastic, even funny on the signs they carried, but there was nothing funny about the “March for Our Lives” which filled the ceremonial streets of Washington on Saturday. These marchers were here to change a country and prevent another massacre. The signs they carried conveyed their anger and their purpose.

Jammed in on Pennsylvania Avenue, across from the FBI Building, unable to move forward, backwards, or sideways, I jotted down the sermons on some of the homemade signs that were within eyesight. As much as the day’s oratory, they conveyed urgency. Here’s a sampling:


What About My Inalienable Rights?

My Kids Survived High School.
What About Yours?

Arms Are For Hugging

The Only Thing You Can Buy Easier
Than a Gun Is a Republican Senator

Congress: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Dear Congress: Our Lives Matter More Than Your Guns

Why Are Students Doing the Jobs of Senators?

When Your Leaders Act Like Children
And Your Children Act Like Leaders
You Know Change Is Coming

I Want an America
Where Lives Trump Guns

I Should be Writing My College Essays
…Not My Will

This Is a Moral Failure, Not a Political Difference

Time’s Up for NRA Puppets
Vote Them Out

No ‘Thoughts and Prayers’
Bring Back What Was There


‘No Laws Could Prevent the Hundreds of
Senseless Tragedies.’ I Call That BS

March Now
Vote in November

Hey, hey, NRA
How many kids
did you kill today?



Parkland O
NRA 17

NRA: You’ve Got
Blood on Your Hands
Mike Feinsilber spent about a quarter century with UPI in Pittsburgh, Columbus, Harrisburg, Newark, New York, Saigon and Washington and about a quarter century with AP in Washington, with a spell as assistant bureau chief and a stint as writing coach. He was a deskman, reporter, and editor, and he covered Congress and 18 political conventions.


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