Actor Woody Harrelson has had a storied career in show business — from the 1980s until now. While he is not known for espousing Conservative views, he has a healthy distrust of big government. Indeed, on a recent episode of Bill Maher’s ‘Club Random’ Podcast, he opined about the ill effects of government regulations on your health decisions.
Harrelson argued. “Most Americans would not normally trust the government with helping them, you know. Like what does the government actually do to help you? They help the big corporations, industry, all the people that got you know, got those people in the Congress or to ultimately, to become president. Those people all got to get taken care of.”
Maher concurred, saying Americans don’t trust the CDC — claiming polling indicate as much. Initially skeptical of Maher’s remarks, Harrelson added, “Okay, so here’s the CDC promoting that we have to do all of these things, right? I just, I don’t like profiteering in war, you know, think of the billions of dollars that have gone to Big Pharma, but I was getting back to my original point. The last people I would trust with my health is Big Pharma and Big Government, because neither one of those strike me as caring entities.”
Harrelson’s distrust of big government is long-standing. In a 2016 interview with the Guardian, he said:
“It would not be unfair to call me an anarchist. Because I am really not a believer in big government. If you mention big government, that sends up a lot of red flags. I suppose, in a limited way, big government is necessary.”
While MAGA Republicans are no anarchists, we also have a healthy distrust of big government socialism. People have the individual prerogative to make their own decisions — concerning their health or otherwise. Some decisions are of course worse than others. The Government has an interest in promoting true, godly morality, for instance. But that’s different from unilaterally binding the conscience from the top down, which the Biden Administration does on the daily.
All in all, these are welcome remarks from an actor of the highest caliber. We love to see it.