Charlton Heston, RIP

Charlton Heston holds up a musket at the NRACharlton Heston, famed actor, constitutional rights advocate, and patriot, died Saturday night at the age of 84.

Heston was the quintessential iconic male… using his rugged face and deep voice to play all manner of heroes and leaders – Marc Antony, John the Baptist, Moses, Ben-Hur to name a few. Of course, Heston was better in known later in life as being a staunch supporter of the right to bear arms as granted by the Constitution of the United States of America. He was president of the Nation Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003.

What you’ll see from the life of someone like Heston is somebody who’ll stand up for what he thinks is right, period. Indeed it seems he chose the correct side of every issue he addressed. He was marching for civil rights, as he says, “long before Hollywood found it fashionable.” He stood for racial equality and against affirmative action, which is the only stance on those issues that make sense together – but the logic of which still seem to escape the left-leaning elite. He was against infant-murder for any reason, let alone convenience sake. He faced opposition by those who would render American citizens helpless to government tyranny – the crazy left-leaning gun-prohibition lobby and its cronies like Michael Moore and George Clooney, but that never deterred Heston who always seemed to maintain an air of class in the face of Hollywood idiots.

Indeed Heston was a man’s man… a conservative’s conservative. America has lost a patriot.

Parting words from Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the NRA:

Today, my heart is heavy with the loss of Charlton Heston. America has lost a great patriot. The Second Amendment has lost a faithful friend. So have I, and so have four million NRA members and eighty million gun owners. And so has every American who cares about the Bill of Rights, individual liberty, and Freedom.

My heart is heavy, but not without a sense of pride. Pride in a man who devoted his life to his profession with grace and dignity. Pride in an American who devoted himself to civil rights, to correcting injustices around him, and to standing up for what he knew was right. Pride in a friend who stood with me and stood with fellow NRA members to preserve our freedom for future generations. Pride in a patriot who believed with every fiber of his being that our Bill of Rights is the foundation of our freedom that makes Americans singular among the masses of nations.

And now, Charlton Heston has passed that duty to us – the next generation. I am as proud to continue his cause as I am to have known him as my friend.

But today, my thoughts cannot leave the Heston family. They have always had my utmost respect and admiration and, today, they have my deepest sympathy and most earnest prayers, And they will always have my friendship.

Charlton Heston, rest in peace.

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  1. chris lyman
    Posted April 6, 2008 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    i should hope that his legacy lives on , from living as an unequal in planet of tha apes, as is an equal in life of a human being in life as we know it. he will always be known as (MOSES) GOD BLESS HIS SOUL Charlton you left such a lasting memory for many years and may more to come…… my condolenses to all that love you

  2. P. Burnes
    Posted April 7, 2008 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    An American worthy of love and admiration, a friend of mine I never met, another role model from youth now gone. He will remain alive in memory as a great actor and even greater human being. I’m glad his final challenges were met and he is at last at peace.

  3. Larry Colletti
    Posted April 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    We have lost a great human being and an inspiration to all boys and men.May his soul rest in peace, and may his family forever cherish his memory.

  4. John3Sobieski
    Posted April 9, 2008 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Good man, good eulogy, and remember, “I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.” Great words like that are a big part of his legacy.

  5. Tamicatbaby
    Posted April 9, 2008 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    You should listen to Thom Hartmann on Air America. He had some interesting things to say about this.

  6. gladiator
    Posted April 14, 2008 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    whoa… hes acualy gone wow!

  7. gladiator
    Posted April 16, 2008 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    im sad….dont get lost in heaven, and dont fear the reaper, hes actualy a nice guy!

  8. Hardcore
    Posted April 22, 2008 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    I found Bowling for Columbines interview with him interesting.

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