Tucker Carlson has gotten into some notorious tussles with liberals on his show.
He’s famous for inviting them on and then eviscerating their point and throwing ‘Tucker Face’ of astonishment at them.
But he had a different type of a guest on Friday night. One who this time, left him speechless.
From The Blaze:
Actor Richard Dreyfuss, known for roles in “Jaws,” “The Goodbye Girl” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” left Fox News host Tucker Carlson utterly speechless on his show Friday night.
Dreyfuss, according to Carlson, emailed the Fox host a few days prior asking to appear on Carlson’s show to talk about a recent issue that Carlson and another guest sparred over: the federal judge’s recent ruling which said that it’s unconstitutional for President Donald Trump to unilaterally withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” for not complying with his demands.
Carlson was making the point that there were no outcry about the issue when President Barack Obama threatened to withhold federal funds from North Carolina. Dreyfuss argued that the president and the executive branch, constitutionally speaking, don’t have the right to withhold funds from states. That that job belongs to Congress.
While it is true that Congress approves funds, once the money has been cut to the department, then it is the department’s responsibility as to how to spend. If it were otherwise, you’d have to have Congress approving every possible spending item which would be impossible.
But Dreyfuss went on to make a hugely salient point.
“I want to mention one thing,” the actor told Carlson. “You were talking about the speakers on university campuses. And I am totally, incontrovertibly on your side about this.”
“I think any intrusion into freedom of speech is an intrusion into freedom of speech. And when one of the presidents of one of the colleges said, ‘this is a school, not a battlefield,’ I said, no, it is a battlefield of ideas and we must have dissonant, dissenting opinions on campuses and I think it’s political correctness taken to a nightmarish point of view,” Dreyfuss explained.
Dreyfuss, who considers himself a constitutionalist, bemoaned the failure to teach civics so that the young would actually understand these facts.
He said civics has not been taught in the American public school system since 1970, which means many in Congress never studied the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as people did in the past.
And that is a critical flaw because it’s why we were admired and respected for so long, it gives us our national identity, it tells the world who we are and why we are who we are, and without a frame that gives us values that stand behind the bill of rights, we’re just floating in the air and our sectors of society are not connected.
Dreyfuss said it is that education that turns students into citizens, teaches them how to run the country and teaches the values of the country.
People come from all over the world or are born into this nation without the values that we have here. That’s why they came here, to get them. And what are they? You can put them in opportunity, rise by merit, mobility, and freedom. That’s what we sell. And if you don’t want that, you’ve chosen the wrong place. And you don’t get a pass by being born here, you have to learn it. Even the Ten Commandments are not known at birth. You must learn them. And we must learn our values and if we don’t, we are fatally, fatally wounding ourselves. We will not have any way to really combat the ideas behind ISIS because we won’t know our own. And we have to.
Carlson said often at that point he would disagree with guests, but that he was in complete agreement with Dreyfuss.
Dreyfuss most definitely nails it.
(H/T Young Cons)