O'Reilly Says Teacher's 'You're Not Special' Speech to Students Should Be Echoed By America's Leaders
Is your child special? That was the topic of tonight’s Talking Points Memo on The O’Reilly Factor. Earlier this month, English teacher David McCullough, Jr. told the Wellesley High School graduating seniors, “You’re not special. You’re not exceptional.” Bill O’Reilly said he believes McCullough’s message should not only applauded, but echoed by our nation’s leaders.
He added to McCullough's point, saying that, “America is a very competitive place. Nobody is going to hand you money, except the federal government, and those funds will be paltry. In the private sector you must compete. You must prove yourself to be special. And believe me, few will care
if your feelings are hurt. Performance is what counts.”
Ever heard the saying, “life is hard and then you die”? O’Reilly said, “In America, slow death is becoming very common because some of us don’t want to compete, don’t want to work hard, don’t want to be honest and sober. Those things are absolutely necessary if you are to prosper in this country.”
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