They’re saying it for all of us, these kids, these teenagers, these young leaders who seem to have changed the world by saying what the grown-ups couldn’t.

“Now what scares me most is silence,” said a former Marjorie Stoneman Douglas student (I could not get her name) to the crowd of several thousand gathered in the gleaming sunshine in front of Miami Beach Senior High for the March For Our Lives on Saturday. “My friends are weeping. The families, my town, I am broken. But we will not be silenced. There is a full-fledged fire inside my heart. I hope you can dig down deep and find a spark in your heart.”