So, Rush Limbaugh calls some girl who thinks that I, as a taxpayer, owe her the subsidization of her sex life, a slut. Your point would be? Rush makes a career of being outrageous, of saying things that are over the top. The pretense that this one remark is so noteworthy is pretty laughable to me. Is this another liberal attempt to claim moral superiority in the civility battle? Interestingly, shall we just take a peek at a miniscule sample of the exemplary civil remarks on the mediasphere yesterday with regard to the death of Andrew Breitbart? I don’t care whether you agree with his politics or not, here is a guy who died, leaving behind a wife and 4 kids…
“Is it wrong that I’m happier about that than when they got bin Laden and Saddam?”
“GOOD RIDDANCE..fascist prick”
“Did we cry when Hitler died? No.. #Breitbart see you in hell asshole”
“too good to be true”
“ROT IN HELL ANDREW U BASTARD”
Mmm, mmm. CiVIL.
I wish we lived in a different world. I wish people could still be civil and civilized. I wish we still honored our Constitution and outmoded things like principles and integrity, understood and protected true liberty, respected one another and could listen to and abide peacefully with different viewpoints, and could conduct our business and our government in a virtuous and sane manner. Newsflash — we don’t! Put on your big girl panties, sweetie, it’s a pretty tough and ugly world out there today. I’ve had to. I’m a conservative, a Republican, a Tea Party member, a Christian, and a Mormon. Whoa! Does that give the left lots of hate to sling at me! I’ve been called by members of the tolerant liberal media and Democrat politicians (forget the rabid stuff in the blogosphere…that’s a topic for another day) a slopehead, someone who wears a tin hat, a hatemonger, a terrorist, a demon, and told I can go straight to hell. My faith and what is sacred to me has been mocked and I’ve been caricatured as a deluded imbecile who wears magic underwear (Wonder how that would work out if they tried to characterize Muslims that way and mock what is sacred to them? Just ask Salman Rushdie..if you can find him. Wonder how a Broadway parody of the Qur’an would go over?). That is verbatim and is just a BEGINNING. For loving my country, loving God, trying to be a good neighbor and live the Golden Rule, and believing that a bloated, overgrown and overreaching federal government is destroying our economy and our freedom and needs to be downsized. How obscene and hateful is that?
Please. Save your pretended moral outrage that some college coed was called a slut by Rush Limbaugh for asking for taxpayer funding for her sexual activity. BTW, someone needs to suggest that these guys she’s having sex with need to help foot the bill for contraception. Or give her the number for Planned Parenthood. Or perhaps her local Walgreens. This is a non-issue.
The issue is, freedom. Our government does NOT Constitutionally have the right to coerce in matters of faith and conscience, and if a Catholic institution, or a Muslim institution, or any faith-based institution has moral issues with something, the “separation of church and state” is designed to protect faith and religion from government coercion . And it’s interesting to me too how one-sided this governmental strong-arming has become. Can you see the federal government telling a Muslim based entity that they must allow Jews into leadership positions, for example? Or provide free contraception for single sexually active Muslim young women (woops, for them, the solution to that problem would be honor killing). Good luck.
If this is such a big problem for her and she needs her college to fund her contraception, may I suggest a LONG list of really excellent non-Catholic universities? Or, as mentioned, give her the number for Planned Parenthood, or Medicaid, which we already fund and who provide covered contraceptive services, not to mention a long list of additional local women’s health care clinics and health departments, nationwide. Heck, in a real pinch you can even get the morning after pill online for $40 including next day delivery, $10 off coupon, works up to 5 days after the fact! Isn’t technology amazing. So, no, don’t tell me an additional taxpayer funded and federally mandated Obamacare provision is needed to help poor struggling sexually active coeds.