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Actor Richard Dreyfuss: If Someone Doesn't Believe In American Exceptionalism, Hit Them In The Mouth
RealClearPolitics ^ | May 11, 2014 | RealClearPolitics

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: constitution; mikehuckabee; richarddreyfuss
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1 posted on 05/12/2014 9:35:31 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

What a jerk.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 9:36:58 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: i88schwartz

Where was Mr. Dreyfuss on this issue during Vietnam?


3 posted on 05/12/2014 9:37:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: i88schwartz

Gobsmacked.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 9:37:30 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: i88schwartz

Careful, Richard. It’s a felony to threaten the boy wonder apologist in chief.


5 posted on 05/12/2014 9:37:34 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: i88schwartz

Like Dennis Miller, he’s seen the light.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 9:38:41 AM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: TADSLOS

Has Richard had a Ron Silver moment?


7 posted on 05/12/2014 9:38:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: i88schwartz

What crawled up this hollyweirdo’s azz?


9 posted on 05/12/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Publius

Took him long enough.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 9:40:11 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: dfwgator

Some people eventually grow up and come out of the liberal world. Some take longer then others.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 9:40:18 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: defconw

Dreyfuss was as Left as it gets in Hollywood.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 9:40:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RandallFlagg

Better late than never.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 9:40:42 AM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius

He’ll never work in this town again.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 9:41:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: i88schwartz

He’s going to look awful funny punching the Caliph in the face.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 9:41:31 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: dfwgator
He may never have lunch in that town again!
16 posted on 05/12/2014 9:42:22 AM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: i88schwartz

Sounds like Quint finally talked some sense into Hooper.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 9:43:25 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: dfwgator
Yep, I had to make sure this was not a scrapple face article.
18 posted on 05/12/2014 9:43:30 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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19 posted on 05/12/2014 9:43:46 AM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: dfwgator

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.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 9:43:53 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: i88schwartz

Dreyfus is getting more conservative as he gets older


21 posted on 05/12/2014 9:44:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: dfwgator

So he’s officially “gotten it”?

I’m speechless to be honest.....


22 posted on 05/12/2014 9:44:29 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: i88schwartz

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.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 9:45:18 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Romulus
Why? Don't you agree with what he says? What's the beef?

My family watches What About Bob every 6 months, and I am convinced that Bob and Dr. M are flip sides of the same narcissistic personality disorder.
24 posted on 05/12/2014 9:45:20 AM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: i88schwartz

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


25 posted on 05/12/2014 9:46:30 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: dfwgator
He’ll never work in this town again.

He doesn't have to.

26 posted on 05/12/2014 9:46:46 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says “shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: i88schwartz

Basically another revolutionary finding himself on the wrong side of the revolution. I’m wondering if the “white privilege” campaign opened his eyes?


27 posted on 05/12/2014 9:47:17 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Mr. K

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.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 9:47:21 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: i88schwartz
He speaks these things, yet he and his ilk support the party, politicians and agendas that most undermine and threaten the very reasons for our exceptionalism.
29 posted on 05/12/2014 9:47:36 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: BigEdLB

This means something.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 9:48:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: defconw

I watched him on Huckabee last night and was shocked! I thought he was WAYYYY left.

WOW...


31 posted on 05/12/2014 9:48:52 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: i88schwartz

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.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 9:49:16 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Joe 6-pack

"Mistahh Hooper? That you?"
33 posted on 05/12/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

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!


34 posted on 05/12/2014 9:50:50 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: i88schwartz

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.


35 posted on 05/12/2014 9:53:35 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: RandallFlagg

“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 ...”


36 posted on 05/12/2014 10:01:43 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: i88schwartz

He should have stayed on the spaceship for the dissection.


37 posted on 05/12/2014 10:02:05 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: shotgun

+1

Post of the Day.


38 posted on 05/12/2014 10:03:19 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

It takes longer for liberals, well into old age, whereas everyone else gets it by the time they are 5.


39 posted on 05/12/2014 10:06:21 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: dfwgator

Grade school?................


40 posted on 05/12/2014 10:06:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

The guy is like 70.


41 posted on 05/12/2014 10:07:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mr. K

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.


42 posted on 05/12/2014 10:09:44 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: Publius

I thought he was a total libtard....


43 posted on 05/12/2014 10:16:47 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: i88schwartz

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!


44 posted on 05/12/2014 10:19:14 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: All

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.


45 posted on 05/12/2014 10:22:02 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: i88schwartz

Richard Dreyfuss is from Hollywood and he doesn’t hate the United States? That’s weird... and wonderful...


46 posted on 05/12/2014 10:27:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: Romulus

Err, you might want to read the article.


47 posted on 05/12/2014 10:28:22 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: jobim

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.


48 posted on 05/12/2014 10:30:13 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: dfwgator; Publius

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.


49 posted on 05/12/2014 10:30:15 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: RandallFlagg
Maybe he's seen the light.


50 posted on 05/12/2014 10:31:11 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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