Letter: Befouling Charlton Heston’s Grave
To the Editor:
The recent campaign ads for U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, who is running for the Senate in Massachusetts, and the video performance by Jim Carrey that are directed at the late Charlton Heston are typically tasteful contributions by boorish liberals who feel no compunction about seeking notoriety or political advantage by befouling the graves of better men. I defy anyone to read To Be a Man: Letters to My Grandson or The Courage to Be Free and not come to the conclusion that Heston on his worst day had more strength of character in his little finger than a Markey or a Carrey could hope to muster in a dozen lifetimes. Ironically, their attempts to denigrate Heston’s worldview have proved successful to the extent that the very existence of such intellectual and moral nonentities serves as pretty damning evidence against his belief in a benevolent and all-powerful God.