Leave 'The Duck' alone
In the interest of full disclosure, I do not watch "The Duck Dynasty" show. I have never seen an episode and couldn't tell you a thing about these bearded guys and their ladies. In fact, I always thought that it was a show about an Alaska family because those long beards must be "hot as you know what" in the Louisiana humidity.
I am not a fan or follower of the show However, I am a big fan of The First Amendment and common sense.
"The Duck Dynasty" has touched a nerve in the country. It's kind of a 2013 version of "The Waltons" from the 1970s. We used to watch "The Waltons" and see one of our own family members on that series.
The show emphasizes family and sitting down for dinner. These are values that play very well in the country, especially all of those red counties between New York City and San Francisco.
I agree with Senator Cruz:
"The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith."
Have we reached the point where people can not express themselves? "Grandpa Duck" (or I believe his name is Mr. Robertson) was talking about homosexuality in the context of the bible. Frankly, thousands of people do that every Wednesday night across the country. Are all of these people bigots?
No one is forcing anyone to watch this show anymore than I have to watch MSNBC or something else.
We have choices and the freedom to choose. We all have this little clicker thing that switches channels. I'd wish that more people would use it and stop lecturing the rest of us about what is wrong with what we watch or believe.
Last, but not least, let's not overlook what is happening on the left. They are watching with horror how ObamaCare may be destroying liberalism or how little has been done to change the Bush anti-terror policies that they all criticized so much at "the yes we can" rally.
They see disillusionment in the ranks, from young people tuning out ObamaCare to growing income inequality after 5 years of "hope ahd change".
The "Duck" feud may be the first of many more to come. The left needs something to get excited about because Obama is boring them to tears.