I do not believe that Rush shows enuf of a love
of personal freedom to be deemed a real conservative.
I think Limbaugh likes your idea of personal freedom just fine.
As an optimist, I 'd like to agree with u, Tom,
but from my observations, Americanism does not have a terrific friend in him.
In my mind, Americanism is love of personal freedom
with consequent grudging stinginess
of granting jurisdiction
to any government.
The whole point of Originalist American thinking, which Goldwater
& I wish to conserve,
is resentment, distrust & curtailment of government jurisdiction, thus to exalt personal Freedom.
Sadly, I fail to see sufficient Anti
-authoritarianism coming from Rush.
The Founders were very Anti
The American Revolution was very Anti
it was a quest for Freedom, witness the Sons of Liberty.
To be conservative, he must manifest their freedom-loving filosofy.
I don 't believe that he does that very well.
I 've heard his radio show a few times. I don't get thrills from him.
I 'm not saying that he is bad
. I just don 't see that he is all
that freedom-loving terrific, either. Ron Paul IS
, but I can 't take
his fanatical peacemongering. I don 't wanna get nuked.
He's just uncomfortable with the notio that women are persons.
I don 't know that to be true, but admittedly,
I don ' t know him well enuf to judge that. I 've never evaluated him
on that basis. I know that he has denounced some individual leftist women,
but I 'm not yet ready to generalize that to attribute the notion u mentioned to Rush.
I don't see why you would count that against him.
I can 't find it in my heart to condemn n denounce all women.
We might wanna watch our backs, but that applies to EVERYONE
After all, George Washington and James Madison were uncomfortable with the notion that Blacks
are persons. Among the founding fathers you name as epitomes of conservatism, only Ben Franklin petitioned Congress
for the abolition of slavery. Tomeydo, tomuhto.
Yes; historically, such was their vu of the blacks; livestock.
( Of whatever interest it may be: I 've heard that both here and in Africa
at the time, some blacks also had black slaves.)