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America Has Said ‘Duck You!’ to A&E

Posted by on Dec. 24, 2013 at 5:17 AM
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Have you heard the joke about the family of duck hunters that took down an entire billion-dollar TV network?

It’s no joke. A&E just stepped in duck poop. They made the biggest mistake in the history of Hollywood – they showed us how leftists in Hollywood (and D.C.) really think.

And America said, “DUCK YOU!”

America Has Said Duck You! to A&E

This 2012 photo released by A&E shows, from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, “Duck Dynasty.” The A&E channel says “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson is off the show indefinitely after condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview. In a statement Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, A&E said it was extremely disappointed to read Robertson’s comments in GQ magazine. (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard) 

That has to make tyrants and control freaks like Obama, Hollywood, and the leftist thought police scared to death.

Something amazing is happening in America. An awakening. More people showed support for the star of “Duck Dynasty” in 24 hours than signed up for Obamacare in its first few months. Which means at this point in time, Americans are starting to come to the conclusion we’d be better off with a duck hunter in the White House than Obama. Heck, we couldn’t possibly do any worse.

And America said, “DUCK YOU!”
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In other words, the tables have turned and middle America is waking up from the shock, disarray, intimidation and distractions of the Obama years. It’s amazing to even say it out loud, but middle America, conservatives, and…gulp…Christians are coming out of the closet.

A duck hunter has inspired us. 

What they are saying out loud is, “We have rights too. We deserve free speech too. We’ve had enough of your oppression and intolerance towards our values and beliefs- and we’re NOT going to take it anymore.”

America Has Said Duck You! to A&E

This Nov. 7, 2013 file photo shows Phil Robertson, the Duck Commander, holding the 1 millionth duck call assembled for 2013 at company’s warehouse in West Monroe, La. (AP Photo, The News-Star/Margaret Croft)

A&E claims the “indefinite suspension” (ie firing) of Phil Robertson is about “branding.” What they are insinuating is they couldn’t possibly allow a close-minded, Neanderthal gay basher to remain as the face of their billion dollar brand.

Well guess what? The new brand for A&E is “the Christian-hating, Bible-bashing, intolerant TV network.”

Sorry, but that brand won’t sell. The brand of intolerance towards Christians, in a nation still dominated by Christians who actually believe in God, guns and the Bible, is not a viable brand. In other words, the tables have turned and A&E is “DUCKED.”

Let me first explain my background. I’m a lifelong Republican conservative. My heroes are Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater. I’m a leading conservative commentator and bestselling conservative author of “The Ultimate Obama Survival GuideAmerica Has Said Duck You! to A&E.” 

Yet I’ve always differed from my fellow conservatives on one issue – gay rights. Like my hero Barry Goldwater, I have no problem with gays. Goldwater is the father of the modern day conservative movement, yet he too was pro-gay rights. He once said of gays in the military, “I don’t care if they’re straight, I only care if they shoot straight.

America Has Said Duck You! to A&E

An Indian gay rights activist holds a placard during a protest against a Supreme Court verdict that upheld section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Ronald Reagan was also open-minded towards gays, as a result of a lifetime spent in Hollywood in the acting business. I’ve always been pro-gay rights. I believe what people do in their private bedrooms is none of government’s business.

But this isn’t a gay rights issue. The firing of Phil Robertson, star of “Duck Dynasty” is a free speech issue. It’s symbolic of the biased, one-sided way the media and leftist elites treat free speech. People have every right to express opinions considered “progressive” or “politically correct” nowadays. But the same rules don’t apply to salt-of-the-earth, apple-pie, middle Americans who believe in God, country, guns, and yes, the Bible. 

You mean Christians & conservatives don’t have the right to free speech, like Hollywood leftists?
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You mean Christians and conservatives don’t have the right to free speech just like Hollywood leftists?  You mean Christians or conservatives don’t have the right to express their views in the workplace, without fearing for their jobs?

Phil Robertson only expressed his personal opinions. Those opinions are shared by millions of Christians not only in America, but across the globe. Agree or disagree, he had every right to express that opinion, without losing his job. I may disagree with the exact words he chose, but I stand arm-in-arm with Phil to support his right to say it.

Oh by the way, Phil is a reality TV star. His success and popularity is based on his opinions. A&E fired a reality star for having controversial opinions? Are you kidding me? I suggest A&E executives need to visit a psychiatrist’s couch.

The Duck Dynasty scandal is about intolerance. But the intolerance is on part of Hollywood and A&E. The star of a reality show is allowed to have opinions. If you don’t like them, you have no right to ban them. That’s tyrant’s behavior. That’s McCarthyism. That’s the attitude of police states we find in countries run by tyrants like Stalin, or Fidel Castro, or Huge Chavez, or the old East Germany. Is this what America has become under Obama?

I don’t have to agree with Phil Robertson to stand behind him. I support free speech. If it can happen to Phil, it can happen to anyone of us. I’m a TV and radio personality. I have opinions. I won’t change them, or back down. If you don’t like them, change the channel. That’s called FREEDOM.

Defenders of A&E and Hollywood claim this is about “branding.” They say a private business (like A&E) has the right to decide it’s brand and fire anyone hurting its brand.

That would be true if this was a fair two-way street. I too support private property rights for business owners (like me) to run our businesses anyway we want. Only the CEO should decide who works for his company, not government.

But this is not the way the rules currently work in America. Because if any private business said “I won’t serve a customer because of his race or sexual orientation”- would that decision be allowed by government? 

If a businessman, in his own private business, decided to fire any employee that supports gay marriage, would that decision be allowed? If a CEO fired employees because they were atheist, would that decision be allowed? If a CEO fired a woman because she was an outspoken supporter of abortion, would that decision stand?

How about if a CEO concerned about his brand said, “You’re fired because your outspoken support of gay rights is killing my business”- would that decision be allowed?

More specifically, how about a TV network firing the star of a reality TV show because they made remarks in an interview supporting abortion or gay marriage or stem cell research. Would government, courts, or Hollywood accept that decision? Leftists and gay rights organizations would beg government to intervene. And we’d see $100 million class action lawsuits galore.

So it’s a lie to say that private businesses have a right to fire who they want. The law is only used to protect leftist and “progressive” views. This was never about “branding.” It was about the shock and horror when people who drink Obama-Kool-Aid realized that their biggest TV star actually believes in something they don’t. They had to rush to silence him.

Why? Because Obama, Hollywood and the leftists are petrified of free thought. They keep their modern day Tammany Hall going through intimidation. They cannot afford to allow conservative or Christian values to be affirmed by a pop culture celebrity- for fear it might start a trend. It might stir up the masses. It might encourage conservatives to speak out. It might embolden Christians to quote the Bible without fear. Hollywood cannot allow that. Americans might actually be inspired to fight back. Someone might escape the thought-police plantation.

A duck hunter may have just lit the spark that started a revolution. Phil Robertson just went from TV phenomenon to American hero. Americans are now unchained. We are free to speak our minds. Here’s what we have to say to control freak tyrants like Obama the Hollywood elite thought police. 

“DUCK YOU!”

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by on Dec. 24, 2013 at 5:17 AM
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3gr8tKids
by Bronze Member on Dec. 24, 2013 at 5:21 AM
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A little hate bigotry and intolerance can go a long way.
candlegal
by Judy on Dec. 24, 2013 at 5:27 AM
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I know right and GLAAD seems  to have enough hate and bigotry to go around.

Quoting 3gr8tKids: A little hate bigotry and intolerance can go a long way.


Kidcrock
by Member on Dec. 24, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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Phil has the right to say what he said,  A&E has the right to send him packing' and they both have the right to face the results of their decisions.  Life goes on.

candlegal
by Judy on Dec. 24, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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You are right about that, It sure has made things pretty darned interesting

Quoting Kidcrock:

Phil has the right to say what he said,  A&E has the right to send him packing' and they both have the right to face the results of their decisions.  Life goes on.

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Dec. 24, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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Phils a dick...probably gay :-)

D-Town
by Silver Member on Dec. 24, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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I have not seen a single person in line to return all the doc mcstuffins toys they bought their kids for Christmas. All that Disney merchandise is still gone from the shelves.

Kind of stupid to boycott A&E and give the station owners billions instead.
CheesyKitty
by on Dec. 24, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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People are reading this all wrong. Both sides are boycotting. So how the hell can they say more people are boycotting for Against A&E vs against Phil?

Also it isn't just people who agree with Phil that are behind him. I think his views are back ass as anything. But he should be allowed to have those views.
TCgirlatheart
by TC on Dec. 24, 2013 at 7:54 AM
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Meh, this writer is just trying to whip people up into a self-righteous frenzy.  

Everyone has the right to express their views, but the only freedom that comes with that is freedom from incarceration/sanctions by the government.  

~"Free the child's potential, and you will transform both the child and the world."

Dr. Maria Montessori~

coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Dec. 24, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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Hahahaha! So does CM!

I would hope Ronald Reagan was open minded toward gays...his son is gay. He's a perfect example of putting politics aside and respecting someone else's choices. Too bad others aren't as brave.


Quoting candlegal:

I know right and GLAAD seems  to have enough hate and bigotry to go around.

Quoting 3gr8tKids: A little hate bigotry and intolerance can go a long way.


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