Truth in an Old Movie

I recently watched the 1941 movie, “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” based on the novel by Stephen Vincent Benet.

Edward Norton plays Daniel Webster and John Huston plays the Devil, Mr Scratch. Both are incredible performances, especially Huston’s. The movie is a joy to watch… good story, good performances.

The reason I’m posting this is some of Daniel Webster’s lines are almost prophetic as he talks about how individual greed for money and power can divide our country. He also gives some incredibly uplifting lines about the greatness of America and the importance of our freedom and individual liberties – which he warns can be lost.

If you can see it, I highly recommend it. We are at a turning point for our country and the choice is between freedom and individual liberty versus government control. This choice will affect our children and grandchildren in many ways for years to come.

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