On Face the Nation this morning Paul Ryan said that President Trump’s “heart is in the right place” when it comes to dealing with racism and bringing the country together. This is very interesting information. Using Paul Ryan’s new standard, it’s useful to think about all the other great Americans of the past whose hearts were in the right place.
I’m pretty sure John C. Calhoun’s heart was in the right place.
Definitely Ben Tillman.
Albert Johnson really meant well.
So did Theodore Bilbo. What a swell guy.
George Wallace clearly tried very hard to unite the country. He wasn’t ultimately successful, but gosh, his heart was as pure as the wind-driven snow.
I think it’s unfortunate that these great Americans who had really wonderful hearts too often get attention for their actions instead. One of the major signs of how politically correct revisionist history has become is that great men are often judged for how they treated human beings. We’re a snowflake generation! It’s a sign of how divided our country is that some people believe that what a person does matters.
A big thank you to Speaker Ryan for his bold truth-telling. It’s important to remember that nothing matters.