Charlton Heston was not my favorite actor. He wasn’t even my favorite conservative. And, yes, I know I’m late in writing about this, but hey, I was working.
What I don’t know about Mr. Heston would fill a large reel of film. What I do know about him is plenty though. He marched with Dr. King. For Civil Rights. At a segregated theatre in Okla-frickin’-homa. Against his own movie. That tells me he had a pretty firm idea about what he thought about Liberty as it applied to all people. So how is that a Left quality?
So. Can anyone in the audience tell me how marching for civil rights in support of the First, Ninth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments is any LESS Right than supporting the Second Amendment? Can anyone tell me why some of our Enumerated Rights seem to be more palatable to the press than others? Can anyone tell me why the Fourth Estate, a direct beneficiary of the Constitution of the United States of America, choses to spend more time on the man’s politics than his art; politics they apparently disagree with even though his stance is the very one that they themselves should be crying to the mountain?
Yeah, that was kinda the answer I expected.
Rest in Peace, Chuck. Veteran of WWII, actor, and conservative; all in the finest senses of the words.