Of late we have been hearing the often admired quality of “saying it like it is” attributed to one of our political candidates. In the world of political double-talk and correctness this compliment is not often bestowed and usually must be earned by a lengthy history of one’s speech matching one’s actions.
Winston Churchill said, “Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”
Churchill also said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to set down and listen.”
Ronald Reagan said “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”
Abraham Lincoln said, “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
John F. Kennedy said, “The interaction of disparate cultures, the vehemence of the ideals that led immigrants here, the opportunity offered by a new life, all gave America a flavor and a character that make it as unmistakeable and as remarkable to people today as it was to Alexis de Tocqueville in the early part of the nineteenth century.”
Donald J. Trump said, “When Mexico sends its’ people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending you people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapist. And some, I assume are good people.”
Trump said, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Trump referring to a protestor at one of his rallies said, “The guards are very gentle with him. He’s walking out, like, big high-fives, smiling, laughing, I’d like to punch him in the face, I tell ya.”
Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump said at a rally on the day of the Iowa caucuses,”So if you see someone getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of ’em, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell-I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise. I promise.”
This past Friday a Trump rally on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago was cancelled due to violence.
According to Blickwink when speaking of another political leader who millions thought that, he said it like it was, “He was a high school dropout. He had artistic ambitions. He was Time magazine’s Man of the Year. He slept a lot. He never took off his jacket in public. A real Don Juan type. He liked being kicked. He was afraid of blades. He was a vegetarian. He invented the concept of blow-up dolls. He said, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”