It’s a small thing really. A famed legendary actor getting a US Postal stamp.
Unless of course that famed actor actively fought for the 2nd Amendment.
Charlton Heston was initially scheduled to have his likeness adorn a US Postage Stamp on April 11th, 2014. Yet after the intelligentsia of the left got wind of this they have been making all kinds of racket. As such, the powers that be somewhere along the line forced the Postal Service to issue a statement refuting the stamp being a done deal.
Roy Betts, spokesmen for the USPS said:
The document (stating Heston’s stamp release) was not meant for publication, nor have final decisions been made. While the document contained recommendations from the 15 members of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, its selections are not final until other steps are taken, including legal reviews and consumer input.
The BS meter on that one is going through the roof. That’s not my opinion, it is a FACT that Betts is shoveling a heaping shovel of horse hockey as the United States Postal Services OWN WEBSITE stated the contrary. It’s still up in case you are curious and can be found here: 2014 First Look: Charlton Heston Stamp. That is from January 30th of this year.
Chuck Heston had a long and storied career, an Oscar Winner, he had three #1 movies which grossed over 2 BILLION dollars (adjusted for inflation), played some of the most iconic roles in Hollywood history and is deceased (a requirement to be put on a US Stamp). All of which makes it only right that Charlton Heston would join John Wayne, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland in the “Legends of Hollywood” Stamp series.
Nevertheless, Betts said the Postal Service will take into account various feedback before a final decision is made about Heston’s and the other stamps, including tweets, opinions expressed in the news media and comments left at the USPS Facebook.
So, despite all his Hollywood accolades, the USPS is willing to cower and run from giving him a stamp because a bunch of teeny boppers who’d give Justin Bieber a stamp and liberal mouth breathers who are outraged that ANY actor would dare not be a liberal, let alone actively fight their socialistic agenda, are making a fuss?
I guess that’s not too surprising when you have the Obama administration calling the shots by way of his lacky appointments to the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service.
But in truth, Chuck Heston has always been about promoting freedom even before it’s popular. On top of being a radio operator and gunner on a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, he would fight for freedom in civilian life as well such as in 1963 when he marched with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Washington. That was back before it was fashionable for Hollywood types to be for it.
And almost 40 years later Heston was still fighting for freedom even though the liberal succubi of Hollywood would try to vilify him for doing so, much like the racists of the 1960’s.
For really, what good is it to champion the notion that all men are created equal, if you do not allow them to retain the tools to ensure they remain so.
And while Heston had some great lines from his movies:
Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! (Planet of the Apes)
Soylent green is people…it’s PEOPLE (Soylent Green)
A policeman’s job is only easy in a police state. (Touch of Evil)
Go, proclaim liberty throughout all the land, and to all the inhabitants thereof. (Ten Commandments)
But to many, his longest and most powerful line was one he spoke of his own:
Though not as flashy, Heston also spoke a prophetic warning to us all when he said:
It is essential that gun owners unite in an active, growing force capable of flexing great muscle as the next millennium commences.
It’s as if he knew such a force would be needed for times like these.