Skip to comments.Actor Richard Dreyfuss: If Someone Doesn't Believe In American Exceptionalism, Hit Them In The Mouth
Posted on 05/12/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT by i88schwartz
Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss talks to FOX News' Mike Huckabee about the importance of teaching the constitution and American exceptionalism.
"We were responsible for the greatest revolution in the history of civilization. We gave to 98% of the human race freedoms that they have been lashed for, lost fingers for or had their heads chopped off for and we gave it to them for free and we are the most revolutionary nation that has ever been and ever will be and we don't know enough about our constitution or our history to know why we should be proud of it," Dreyfuss said on FOX News' "Huckabee."
"Whenever you hear someone say American exceptionalism [doesn't exist], you should turn to that person and say, 'if you don't prove that statement, I'm going hit you right in the mouth.' Because they don't prove it, and they can't," Dreyfuss said.
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What a jerk.
Where was Mr. Dreyfuss on this issue during Vietnam?
Careful, Richard. It’s a felony to threaten the boy wonder apologist in chief.
Like Dennis Miller, he’s seen the light.
Has Richard had a Ron Silver moment?
What crawled up this hollyweirdo’s azz?
Took him long enough.
Some people eventually grow up and come out of the liberal world. Some take longer then others.
Dreyfuss was as Left as it gets in Hollywood.
Better late than never.
He’ll never work in this town again.
He’s going to look awful funny punching the Caliph in the face.
Sounds like Quint finally talked some sense into Hooper.
As obnoxious as he is, he’s wanted to leave acting and become a teacher for years now. I know this through a friend of mine who is a theater critic in England and has interviewed him over the years.
Dreyfus is getting more conservative as he gets older
So he’s officially “gotten it”?
I’m speechless to be honest.....
All revolution and political conflict in history has basically been about which group, party or person would have the right and power to dominate everybody else.
Only the American Revolution set up a system where the people would be allowed to live their lives as they wished, dominated by nobody. Primarily by strictly limiting the powers of the government.
That system was never fully implemented, first because groups adding up to a majority of the population were excluded from its full benefits, and then because people started pecking away at it, expanding the power and influence of the government. By definition this allows whoever is in control of the government to dominate over everybody else.
But it is still a shining star, people living their lives as they see fit, dominated by nobody.
The vast majority of Pooblik Skrewl Collective employees are either unaware of American history, let alone “American Exceptionalism” or they are actually opposed to it because they are collectivists.
Therefore, I hereby suggest the following:
SAVE AMERICA - SLAP A TEACHER TODAY
He doesn't have to.
Basically another revolutionary finding himself on the wrong side of the revolution. I’m wondering if the “white privilege” campaign opened his eyes?
Owing to his association with “Close Encounters”, he should be checking out the aliens abducting the Welsh Women on the other thread... I am still wondering if three is a Scrappleface or Onion connection here. Something is off in spite of what others might think.
This means something.
I watched him on Huckabee last night and was shocked! I thought he was WAYYYY left.
Dreyfuss better get ready for a visit from the SS. There is a prominent incompetent so called leader in the free world who doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism.
This was no boating accident! There was a time when he wouldn’t recognize American exceptionalism unless it swam up and bit him in the ass!
Understanding America’s unique place in the history of Civilization is the first step to becoming a Tea Party Conservative.
Perhaps Mr. Dreyfus has learned some actual history lessons in his zeal to someday become a teacher. Time will tell.
“You know the thing about a shark chief? He’s got big black eyes ... like a doll’s eyes ... doesn’t seem to be alive .. til he bites ya ...”
He should have stayed on the spaceship for the dissection.
Post of the Day.
It takes longer for liberals, well into old age, whereas everyone else gets it by the time they are 5.
The guy is like 70.
There used to be an era when US democrats has a large percentage of members that were not Wilson Progressive, FDR Progressives - Soviet sympathizers, and not those that would make up the New Left of the sixties that has gone on to subvert that Party.
These people, like conservatives of the Republican cast that weren’t TR progressives, believed in common with us the US motto, Novus Ordo Seclorum — A New Order for the Ages. We were the inspiration for the whole world at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. Our unique place in that history gave us this understanding of American Exceptionalism.
Dualism and Relativism along with much of twentieth century socialist and marxist determinism was at a constant battle with that understanding. The price from that battle is now being paid and still coming due. As is happens, our culture is being destroyed and even the bone head liberals that don’t think of themselves as Marxist are realizing the road we are on in our journey.
I thought he was a total libtard....
Check out the site and news listings Mr. Dreyfuss started working on this back in 2009. He just hasn’t linked up with the Tea Parties!
Hell freezes over.
Glad to see that even some liberals can see the good that America has in it and the exceptional history of this great Republic.
I would also note that some on the right, mainly libertarian types, have lost site of America’s Exceptionalism and see only the negative.
Richard Dreyfuss is from Hollywood and he doesn’t hate the United States? That’s weird... and wonderful...
Err, you might want to read the article.
That’s correct. I don’t agree. I don’t believe that America is exempt from history. I don’t believe that we are God’s chosen instrument. I don’t believe America has a God-appointed unique and messianic role in time.
Dreyfuss wrote a really great tribute to Charlton Heston on Heston’s passing, ticking off a whole lot of leftists. He seems to be that rare liberal who actually thinks for himself.