I would like to respond to a Speak Out letter printed in the Feb. 4, 2009 Banner Graphic titled "Limbaugh's hatred is unacceptable."
The writer makes the accusation that Rush Limbaugh said that he hopes President Obama will fail.
The writer also made a statement that if you want him, President Obama, to fail you don't care about the United States.
It's wonderful that we live in a country where we can express our thoughts and principles in a public venue, but the fact is that this writer is quite incorrect in what Rush actually said. What Rush Limbaugh did say was that he hoped President Obama's policies would fail -- big difference.
Which policies you might ask?
Well, can anyone deny with a straight face that President Obama and his party are not making a screeching left turn toward socialism?
Let me help you with that question.
My fairly new Webster's Dictionary has the following defination of socialism: "A theory by which the means of production and distribution are owned by society rather than by individuals."
A defination in my 1975 American Heritage Dictionary is as follows: "In Marxist-Leninist theory, the building under the dictatorship of the proletariat, of the material base for communism."
Not quite so politically correct.
No, I am not saying that our president is a Communist, but from all I have read and heard about him I do indeed believe that he is very much a Socialist.
Remember when he told Joe the Plumber "that we need to spread the wealth around?"
Speaking for myself, whatever little wealth I have acquired, I would rather do the spreading than having the government do it for me.
A couple of other policies that Rush has a problem with are President Obama's first two executive decisions.
One was to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prisoner facility and the other to reverse the prohibition on funding of overseas abortions.
Great ideas, let's bring those poor, misunderstood prisoners to Terre Haute and use more taxpayer money to murder unborn babies.
In closing I have some questions for the Feb. 4, 2009 letter writer.
1. If John McCain had won the election would you have given him your full support?
2. If the answer is no, does that mean that you don't care about the United States?
3. If you were a citizen of Germany on January 30, 1933 would you have given your new chancellor, Adolf Hitler, who was appointed to that post by your democratically elected president, Paul von Hidenburg your full support?
4. If the answer is no, does that mean that you didn't care about your country?