Duck Dynasty-Phil-Robertson

Discussion about the reaction to Phil Robertson’s (Duck Dynasty) comments about homosexuality.

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  1. Dekamica says:

    Hey Libbies…News Flash! The First Amendment gives the right of free speech to EVERYONE! Not just to those who are saying what YOU want to hear or what YOU believe in. Or is this another one of our constitutional rights that you want to do away with? Long live the First Amendment, The Constitution of The United States and the people who stand up to protect all of our rights. Go Tammy!

  2. Maynard says:

    Tammy touched on the Nietzsche quote: “Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster!” This is one of humanity’s pitfalls.

    During the McCarthy era, the quest for patriotic purity got out of hand. Yes, Communism was a real threat — some of our people had, out of insane ideological impulse, given atomic secrets for the world’s deadliest bomb to Stalin, the world’s biggest murderer. It’s been argued that the Communists wouldn’t have launched the Korean War if they hadn’t felt secure against America with their own atomic bomb, which they got years earlier thanks to treachery. So Commie sympathizers caused the death of 50,000 American boys. But making people sign loyalty oaths and investigating idiotic youthful dalliances did more damage to the anti-Communist movement than it did to Communism.

    And now the same crowd that were victims of McCarthyism are doing exactly the same thing, only instead of loyalty oaths everyone is forced to make public statements in support of the new political correctness. If you don’t sign up, it’s the blacklist for you. No business, and probably an IRS audit. Same playbook, different actors. And of course it’s done, as always, in the name of enlightenment and moral supremacy. And, most ironically of all, it’s done under the banner of “tolerance”.

    • Vintageport says:

      Maynard…great post. Also don’t forget the Obama administration’s desire to have your neighbor or colleague tattle on you for activity they believe violates their edicts. Has that sinister McCarthy era feel to it, doesn’t it?

  3. midget says:

    That was the best and most articulate argument for Tammy’s terrific books “The New Thought Police” and “The Death of Right and Wrong”. She should be getting quite a boost in sales after that great Fox spot. She covered all the bases and for once a host shutup and let her get her points across.

  4. Vintageport says:

    Bang, bang, bang. Succinct and spot on. Tammy at arguably her best. Nice work TAMmander.

  5. Alain41 says:

    And for the WaPo liberal view, E.J. Dionne Jrs.’ column has one of the worst opening sentences that I’ve read.

    “If any given religion and its holy writings can be used to support diametrically opposed conclusions about how to live life and how to approach politics, why should religious faith be taken seriously?…”

    This sentence likely is the liberal view that, how to live life and how to approach politics, are separate entities on the same plane. No they’re not. Your religion is a large, but not sole, input on how to live your life. How to approach politics is one output from how to live your life. Regardless, assume an inconsistency between how to live life and approach to politics. I’m assuming Dionne means faith of the religion since you can dismiss a meaning of faith of the person because people are imperfect. Given the meaning of faith of the religion, religions (with one notable exception today) aren’t political guideposts. Implying that religion is a political guidepost puts one on the wrong side of freedom and religion.

    • makeshifty says:

      Liberalism shouldn’t be a religion, but it *is* a religion with the way people practice it. Dionne’s column seems to be a tacit admission of such, though I doubt he realizes it. I have yet to meet a liberal who does.

  6. Another great clip from Fox. Meanwhile other cable “news” outlets are bleeding viewers. I wonder why?

  7. hrobinita says:

    Great job Tammy! Thanks for representing us well.

  8. Charles_PA says:

    It’s always great when you are on Fox News by yourself, and without any snarky leftists interrupting, because you represent the independent conservative viewpoint so well.

  9. Patricia says:

    Setting the record straight, as usual, YAY! Tammy Wonderful when you get a chance to speak without interruption.

  10. Alain41 says:

    Interesting aside about Phil Robertson: “…Roberston was a star quarterback in high school and as a scholarship athlete played for one year at Louisiana Tech. But he never played a second year, because duck-hunting season and football season overlapped. The young man who replaced him at Louisiana Tech was none other than Terry Bradshaw…”

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