Ted Turner Gets Smacked Down by Teddy Turner

Ted Turner created CNN, sometimes referred to as the Clinton News Network. It will be again if Hillary runs in 2016. They’re already planning the name change.

Turner is an unabashed liberal. He loves everything small for everybody else but taxes and regulations. Outside of the Federal and State governments, Turner is one of the largest land owners in the United States.

The billionaire Turner “owns just shy of three Rhode Islands, including the spectacular Vermejo Park Ranch straddling the border of New Mexico and Colorado. . . . Turner’s other U.S. holdings include ranchland in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas, as well as a 30,000-acre hunting preserve in Florida he calls home, totaling 2 million acres.”

Liberals are great at telling other people how to live. Turner is one of them.

Now Ted Turner, Sr. has some competition. His son, Teddy Turner, is running for congress in South Carolina. If what he says is true, he’s not his father, as the following story points out:

“Turner the candidate is anti-tax, opposes same-sex marriage and questions whether global warming is real. In other words, everything his billionaire father is not.

“’Yes, I’m Teddy Turner. You can’t pick your parents,’ he introduced himself to a Republican gathering at Hilton Head Island recently, acknowledging up front what everyone in the room was thinking.

Teddy teaches economics. In a campaign ad, he said, “If President Obama were in my class he’d fail. . . . I’m Teddy Turner and I approve this message because it’s time to teach Washington a lesson.”

Ted Turner, Sr. would also fail as a governmentalist. His anti-sound money economic globalism goes back a long way. He had this to say about the Ten Commandments when he addressed the National Press Association in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1988:

“We’re living with outmoded rules. The rules we’re living under [are] the Ten Commandments, and I bet nobody here even pays much attention to ’em, because they are too old. When Moses went up on the mountain, there were no nuclear weapons, there was no poverty. Today, the Ten Commandments wouldn’t go over. Nobody around likes to be commanded.”

A number of those original commandments protect his life (No. 6: “You shall not murder”) and his vast land holdings (No. 8: “You shall not steal” unless you need money to buy votes in order to put in a globalist government). I’m sure that if he ever went to trial, he would like to know that the 9th commandment was operating: “You shall not bear false witness.”

Of course, these laws mean nothing without the first one: The existence of God.

Turner’s dismissal of the Ten Commandments led him to develop his own set of “new” commandments that he called “Voluntary Initiatives.”

For his trashing of Christianity, Turner, Sr. was named Humanist of the Year in 1990 by the American Humanist Association.

Nobody ever remains morally or legally neutral. When one set of laws goes, another one is sent in to replace it. Ted didn’t really mean that he wanted to get rid of commandments. He only wanted to make different ones that he and his buddies could control.

Here’s a rundown of Turner’s new “Voluntary Initiatives” based on the premise that man is god with the United Nations as his enforcing agent:

  1. I promise to have love and respect for the planet earth and living things thereon, especially my fellow species — humankind.
  2. I promise to treat all persons everywhere with dignity, respect, and friendliness.
  3. I promise to have no more than two children, or no more than my nation suggests.
  4. I promise to use my best efforts to save what is left of our natural world in its untouched state and to restore damaged or destroyed areas where practical.
  5. I pledge to use as little nonrenewable resources as possible.
  6. I pledge to use as little toxic chemicals, pesticides, and other poisons as possible and to work for their reduction by others.
  7. I promise to contribute to those less fortunate than myself, to help them become self-sufficient and enjoy the benefits of a decent life, including clean air and water, adequate food and health care, housing, education, and individual rights.
  8. I reject the use of force, in particular military force, and back United Nations arbitration of international disputes.
  9. I support the total elimination of all nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction.
  10. I support the United Nations and its efforts to collectively improve the conditions of the planet.

Turner’s first Initiative does not include the protection of pre-born babies. The third Initiative has similar ominous overtones. And what if we don’t “voluntarily” follow these “recommendations,” as he calls them? Notice the tenth “Initiative.” It doesn’t sound very voluntary to me.

So I hope Ted, Jr. does well. Maybe he’ll be able to put some polish on the Turner blemished reputation. He might also bring some new respect to the name Teddy.