Op-Eds Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be
Rush Limbaugh is an ass.
No, Rush. Shame on you.
As a former employee of Clear Channel, which carries Limbaugh’s show nationwide on its radio stations, I am disgusted that they let him get away with this behavior.
Shock jocks like Howard Stern and Don Imus have been fired for less than what Rush has done. As far as I know, he has not even been reprimanded. He apologized, then continued his attacks on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke.
Fluke is a brave and strong woman. She probably did not expect to be the spokesperson, or the Right-wing lightning rod for this movement, but she is handling it with dignity and grace.
Right-wingers in the media are coming out and saying things like: “Why should I pay for your birth control?” and “Why should I subsidize your sex life?”
I have no children and have no intentions of having children. Yet I pay taxes which go to the Department of Education and to state and local boards of education to educate your children, especially those of you who do not believe in birth control and have upwards of 7 children. Yet I do not complain about it.
I feel that my tax dollars are going to the public good because having educated children who grow up and become the best versions of themselves is a positive thing for society. Just like family planning and preventative care medicine are for the common good of a society where we are not all just individuals. We are a community. We are members. Along with our right to freedom comes our responsibilities to the common good of our communities and our country as a whole.
Maybe you should buy your own nuke to protect your house and your freedom from foreign powers. Or let some corporation charge you $2.00 every time you drive down the street that they built that runs in front of your house. There are places where government serves the common good. Public health is one of those places.
So for all of you who believe in the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, you strict Founding Fathers followers, may I just say; It’s “We the People” not “I the Person”.