Dick Morris is the anti-Thomas Paine
We strongly protest the giving of an "In the Spirit of Thomas Paine Award" to Dick Morris, the right-wing Republican consultant and pollster, Fox news commentator and author. Mr. Morris' political views are totally opposed to those of Thomas Paine. The award will be given by the Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Association, on November 17 at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle, where Morris will be the keynote speaker.
Here are three of Dick Morris' key positions diametrically at odds with those of Thomas Paine.
Mr. Morris and others, aided by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, are flooding our elections with money from the super-rich and corporations, overwhelming our democracy and bringing on a plutocracy. In contrast, Paine is one of the creators of our modern democratic form of government.
Second, Dick Morris supports free markets, smaller government, less regulation and lower taxes, which will result in the dismantling of what remains of our New Deal- created welfare state. On the other hand, over 200 years ago, Paine argued for a welfare state and showed how a progressive tax on inheritance would pay for it.