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21 Nuggets of Wisdom from the Late-Great Charlton Heston
Reaganite Republican ^ | April 11, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 04/11/2012 2:39:11 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

'Political Correctness is tyranny with manners'

I didn't change. The Democratic Party slid to the left from right under me.

Affirmative action is a stain on the American soul. (Heston famously marched/supported the 1960s Civil Rights cause 'before it was fashionable')

Well, we have certainly produced great art before... In my view, there are any number of areas of government which tax money should not be spent.

Somewhere in the busy pipeline of public funding is sure to be a demand from a disabled lesbian on welfare that the Metropolitan Opera stage her rap version of Carmen as translated into Ebonics.

Mr. Clinton, sir, America didn't trust you with our health-care system. America didn't trust you with gays in the military. America doesn't trust you with our 21-year-old daughters, and we sure, Lord, don't trust you with our guns.

The Constitution was handed down to guide us by a bunch of those wise old, dead, white guys who invented this country. It`s true - they were white guys. So were most of the guys who died in Lincoln`s name, opposing slavery in the 1860s. So, why should I be ashamed of white guys? Why is Hispanic pride or black pride a good thing, while white pride conjures up shaved heads and white hoods?

The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business.

It`s hard living up to Moses.

People in the film community think being politically active means getting on Air Force One and going to dinner at the White House. I`ve scorned a few liberals in this town, and I get a kick out of that.

...more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely.

It is not widely known that one of the finest gun collections on the West Coast is Steven Spielberg's. He shoots, but very privately.

If you need a ceiling painted, a chariot race run, a city besieged, or the Red Sea parted- you think of me.

To the world, you are America.

What cannot be cured must be endured (from his final TV interview in Dec 2002, re. being diagnosed with Alzheimer's)

So if I can't recall your name, you'll know why. And if I tell a funny story for the second time- please laugh

It's funny how class can skip a generation -on hearing a cruel, tasteless remark made about his condition by George Clooney (nephew of Rosemary Clooney)

I don`t know the man - never met him, never even spoken to him. But I feel sorry for George Clooney... one day he may get Alzheimer`s disease. I served my country in World War II. I survived that - I guess I can survive some bad words from this fellow.

... I simply cannot stand by and watch a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States come under attack from those who either can't understand it, don't like the sound of it, or find themselves too philosophically squeamish to see why it remains the first among equals: Because it is the right we turn to when all else fails. That's why the Second Amendment is America's first freedom...

The law-abiding citizen is entitled to own a rifle, pistol, or shotgun. That right -put simply- shall not be infringed.

So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobedience of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men.

From my cold, dead hands... 


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To: Reaganite Republican
When you use names like george clooney, micheal moore, jesse jackson, al sharpton, calypso louie and others like them, don't give them the courtesy of capitol letters and I meant to include little bill maher, thank you.
21 posted on 04/11/2012 7:56:36 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: All

I absolutely love that man.

22 posted on 04/11/2012 7:58:32 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Lazamataz
Yes, I wish he had run! I made a delivery to his home up on Coldwater cyn once as a messenger and there was a nice elderly woman that came to the door. She told me the staff that was standing in the sandbox in the patio area was from the movie, “The Ten Commandments” The sandbox was his grandchildrens play area.
23 posted on 04/11/2012 8:04:19 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: FerociousRabbit
You said....
“You are off by a factor of at least 10,000,000,000,000,000,000.”'re right.

My apologies to the late Charlton Heston

24 posted on 04/11/2012 2:10:27 PM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I WISH he was my president. Would have made a good one.

25 posted on 04/11/2012 2:13:28 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

That man had more class than any 100 jerkoffs in Hollywood today combined.
And Clooney can kiss my ass{I never claimed to have class}

26 posted on 04/12/2012 3:38:20 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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