I talked about this topic briefly with Ezra Levant yesterday, and bring it up every chance I get:
It’s great to get excited about Levant’s show, and Steyn’s new book, or a Dennis Prager speech, but the danger is being lulled into thinking that just supporting them is all you have to do, because public figures are doing all the heavy lifting for you.
That’s not ok.
I’m always hearing, “Well, ordinary people have jobs!”
Do you think everybody in the 13 colonies was unemployed and living with their moms or something?
HH: Mark, in After America, you quote my good friend, Dennis Prager, your friend as well. And in fact, the day he gave that speech about American education, he was on a platform with Sarah Palin and myself.
MS: That’s right.
HH: There were 6,000 people there, and that video, Dennis’ speech, has been viewed a million times. Where are all those people? Why aren’t they back out there marching and organizing for 2012?
MS: Yeah, because I think Dennis’ speech was, he was asked, I think, what was the greatest problem facing America today, and there were people, people in the crowd cried Obama. And he said no. He said it’s not Obama. And I go into that a bit in the book, that Obama, it’s not the fact that there is a man called Barack Hussein Obama. It is the fact that that man was elected by, whatever it was, 53% of the American people.
MS: A man who would have been simply not credible as leader of a functioning superpower under almost any rational circumstances.