Letter to the Editor

No more 'fight to the death'

Friday, April 3, 2009

People who think they can shut down Rush Limbaugh are a prime example of the miscalculating danger and arrogance of ignorance President Obama is instituting in America. Rush Limbaugh is exercising his First Amendment rights.

When the radical left was advancing its agenda with outrageous propaganda to neutralize opposition, its demands for free speech were always accompanied with this admonishment to the rest of us: "I may not agree with what he says, but I'll defend to the death his right to say it!"

Now that this country has been taken over by radical leftists who overused that worn-out phrase, and now that they have their socialist dictator in the Oval Office, they feel they have to take steps to annihilate anyone speaking in opposition. These leftists have weak arguments to validate their radical philosophy and policies. They can't stand up to the scrutiny of open and honest debate. So they have to abuse their power, and instead of honoring their standard "to fight to the death" for the right of a speaker like Rush Limbaugh to say something they may not agree with, they show their true colors and their lack of true commitment to true liberty and justice for all.

These people were never about true liberty. They are master purveyors of lies and deceit. They cannot stand for a man like Rush Limbaugh to shine the revealing light of truth on their ugly, empty lies.

JOHN McMILLEN, Sikeston, Mo.