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Chapter Thirty-One of Keeping Score in America: Nat Hentoff, America's Sanest Liberal

By Michael Moriarty
web posted January 27, 2014

This article in WND should bring you generally up-to-date with one of my favorite Americans of all-time: Nat Hentoff.

Nat Hentoff
Liberal Saint of The Village Voice

Nat Hentoff is everything exceptional about Manhattan with nothing I know of that might taint his divine image in my mind.

Of course, I'm an incurable romantic.

I was one of his flock for decades: a jazz-addicted Liberal New Yorker. I wept tears of joy when he came out against abortion!

Now he's taken the only possible stand regarding President Barack Obama: "Impeach him!"

"Within a few months after he was elected, I wrote a column saying he was going to be the most destructive, dangerous president we've ever had!" declares Hentoff in this recent article.

Clearly Obama has lived down to that exceptional American's estimation.

This is not brain surgery.

As WND points out in this article, Obama's defiance of American law includes the following:

  • Delaying the employer mandate in Obamacare
  • Changing the types of plans available under Obamacare
  • Ensuring abortions would be covered under Obamacare
  • Enacting key provisions of the failed Dream Act to halt deportations of illegal immigrants
  • Enacting stricter gun-control measures
  • Sealing presidential records
  • Creating an economic council
  • Creating a domestic policy council
  • Changing pay grades

I am certain Mr. Hentoff, a proven expert on the Bill of Rights and American individual freedom and individual responsibility, could embellish this list with his own side-bar.

I trust he will do that. This battle for America's very soul isn't over. It has actually just begun!

Why do I say that? Nat Hentoff has spoken!

When he speaks, men, even the oft-naïve Americans like myself, listen!

When will the "Impeachment Proceedings" begin?

In my opinion? Never.

I glimpsed America's suicidal inclinations almost twenty years ago when I encountered Janet Reno in the back dining room of a Washington D.C. hotel.

When she was kept as Attorney General for Clinton's second term?

I left my homeland.

Nat Hentoff had to leave the Village Voice when he came out against abortion. He no longer had any real friends at the Far Left publication. He may deny that as one of the Village Voice's most devoted servants but I wouldn't be convinced.

As Ira Glasser, head of the ACLU at the time told me, "Michael, New Yorkers will cut you out of the herd for what you said about Janet Reno."

Indeed they did.

As far as I am concerned, Nat Hentoff is New York's "last just man".

As such, and in his own, most literary familiarity with the Holy Bible, when America refuses to impeach Obama?!

Barack Obama
Smugly and Sophomorically Insulting

Doesn't Harvard want to reconsider the degree they gave Barack Obama?

May "the last just man" at least leave his incurably corrupted city of New York.

To leave America itself?

Such a recourse is for incurably romantic idealists like myself who spends his retirement  creating music.

I certainly don't regret my decision.

But then again, as a Canadian resident, "Je ne regrette rien!" ESR

Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at rainbowfamily2008@yahoo.com. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.

 

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