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VIDEO: Michael Moore Tells Americans How to Be Good Americans — Like Him!

Posted on | May 7, 2011 | 20 Comments

Question: If it weren’t for the fact that it plays 24/7 in airport waiting areas, would anyone ever watch CNN? Not me. Sometimes I switch over to MSNBC for kicks, but I never watch CNN.

So anyway, Piers Morgan had Michael Moore on Thursday night, so that he could give the rest of America (or at least the part of America stuck watching CNN in airports) a lecture about what it really means to be a Good American:

I was raised in an Irish Catholic home. I believe in those principles that I was raised with. I hear a lot of people in this country often say, what would Jesus do? I don’t think Jesus would go down to Ground Zero like a lot of people did on that — on Sunday night with champagne bottles and pop corks and have a party. . . .
And I think — I think, look, like I said, I’m glad he’s gone. But I just feel something has — we’ve lost something of our soul here in this country. And maybe I’m just an old school American who believes in our American judicial system. Something that separates us from other parts, other countries where we say everybody has their day in court no matter how bad of a person, no matter what piece of scum they are, they have a right to a trial. . . .
We are at a point now where we don’t — ‘what do we need a trial for, just get rid of him.’ The second you say that, you’re saying that you hate being an American. You hate what we stand for, you hate what our constitution stands for.We stand for something different than that and we’re better than them. We don’t just operate in an uncivilized way the way they did on 9/11. We operate in a moral way. . . .
You know we should be standing up and saying, ‘listen, damn it, we’re Americans. This is the way we do it. You commit a crime, we put you on trial. That’s the way it works here.’ . . .

It’s amazing, isn’t it? He tries to play the Jesus card, then he tries to play the patriotism card, and he can’t seem to get it through his thick head: This is war.

Al-Qaeda is a foreign enemy making war on America. They are not Americans, entitled as such to the legal protections — habeas corpus, etc. — guaranteed under the Constitution. It would be more apt to compare them to pirates, deserving nothing better than a noose on a rope slung over a yardarm.

But I give Michael Moore credit at least for being consistent and non-partisan. His willingness to take the side of America’s terrorist enemies has apparently not been diminished by the fact that there is a Democrat in the White House.

(Via Memeorandum.)

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