Wow, a lot can happen in a day. Rush Limbaugh played this 1970s Pop version of Mozart Symphony in G Minor by Waldo de Los Rios on Wednesday show. And on Amazon, it has shot up to the top. I have to admit it is a great tune. There are versions on YouTube for you to enjoy. I found all the images moving to watch as well. Thanks to those who created these videos.
I might just taken a listen to his version of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik on YouTube.
Again, Rush provides us with another classic story about Thanksgiving.
RUSH: George Washington’s Thanksgiving address. Yeah. I have it. Now, before I read this to you, I’ve read it just a very few times on this program. Before I do, I want you to try to understand. This is in 1789, and I want you to understand: They knew. They knew what they had done, these Founders. They knew that they had participated in a miracle, in creating and founding this country.
George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor — and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be — That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks — for His kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation — for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His Providence which we experienced in the tranquility [sic], union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed — for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One [capital O] now lately instituted — for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which He hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions — to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually — to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed — to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn [sic] kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord — To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease [sic] of science among them and us — and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York
the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789
RUSH: It’s time for the traditional true story of Thanksgiving, as written by me in my second best-seller of 2.5 million copies in hardback: See, I Told You So. “Chapter 6, Dead White guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving — The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century (that’s the 1600s for those of you in Rio Linda, California). The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. Read more…
Rush Limbaugh has written Mr. President, Keep the Airwaves Free today at Wall Street Journal Online. It addresses the issues around the potential re-implementation of Fairness Doctrine is some form. It is worth your time in reading it.
Two interesting points in his letter to the President. First, regard Mr Obama’s duty as President to uphold the Constitution :
As a former president of the Harvard Law Review and a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, you are more familiar than most with the purpose of the Bill of Rights: to protect the citizen from the possible excesses of the federal government. The First Amendment says, in part, that “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” The government is explicitly prohibited from playing a role in refereeing among those who speak or seek to speak. We are, after all, dealing with political speech — which, as the Framers understood, cannot be left to the government to police.
Second, the history behind the ending of the Fairness Doctrine:
After the Federal Communications Commission abandoned the Fairness Doctrine in the mid-1980s, Congress passed legislation to reinstitute it. When President Reagan vetoed it, he declared that “This doctrine . . . requires Federal officials to supervise the editorial practices of broadcasters in an effort to ensure that they provide coverage of controversial issues and a reasonable opportunity for the airing of contrasting viewpoints of those issues. This type of content-based regulation by the Federal Government is . . . antagonistic to the freedom of expression guaranteed by the First Amendment. . . . History has shown that the dangers of an overly timid or biased press cannot be averted through bureaucratic regulation, but only through the freedom and competition that the First Amendment sought to guarantee.”
Although I do not support this “fairness” be re-applied, but if it is, it needs to be applied to all forms of media. There are certain media outlets that do not promote fairness on their stories. But, we all known this is unconstitutional. So, we should not waste all this hot air on this topic. Let us get back our focus on getting the economy back on track. 🙂
On Rush’s show Monday, he shared his proposed bi-partisan stimulus plan. It sounds much better than what is being discussed by the President or the Democratic Congressional leaders. Check it out here.
Update 29 January 2009:
If you missed it on the Rush Limbaugh Show, you can read his opinion piece on this plan at the WSJ. Read it here. Do you think this would be considered since the House passed their bill on party line with the exception of 11 democrats?
Gary Varvel continues to produce some good points in his political cartoons at the Indianapolis Star. In fact several weeks ago, he drew this cartoon in regards to Madoff scandal which Walter E Williams mentioned on the Rush Limbaugh Show yesterday.
It would be nice if more Americans would realize this and get our representatives and senators to change it.
Nigel Farndale at UK Telegraph has written a piece about Rush Limbaugh called The Man Who’s Always Right. It is a very good interview (no clear bias) with the king of the talk in the US. Give it read.