WOO HOO!! Rush just read My quote On the Air!!

United States
October 28, 2008 12:08pm CST
A couple of days ago, I emailed the Rush Limbaugh Show with a quote I had found that I thought was extremely relevant, He just read it on his show! I think it says exactly the opposite of what Obama is trying to do to this country. People really need to wake up!! I wonder how many high school civics classes include this quote by one of our Nations Founders. And not just Obama but all of our government today. How many people would like this kind of government? "A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity." by:Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
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@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Now would you like to explain how the upper few percent merely losing Bush's tax cuts and going back to their normal tax levels results in any laborer losing "the bread it has earned"? A tax cut is not EARNED. It's an extra. The upper few percent got a PERK from Bush in the form of a huge, disproportionate tax cut. And now you want to tell me that those people have the guts to act like they EARNED that tax cut, and that losing it is equivalent to STEALING from them? Are you serious?
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Clivus, I have an idea. Instead of the gov't trying to figure out how to get more of our money, Why don't they try to figure out how to SPEND LESS? That's what the rest of us have to do.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Unless you think that the gov't HAS earned all the money they steal from the American People under threat of imprisonment. I think you are very much a brainwashed tool of the left. A tax cut is the ability to spend the money that you have EARNED.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Complete avoidance of everything I said? Check. Obama will work to optimize spending as well, and he's said that plenty of times--he's just not dishonest enough to pretend that that is enough to balance the budget all by itself, seeing as things like earmarks make up about 0.6% of the budget.
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Thomas Jefferson also wrote about "the wall of separation between church and state". Seems to me that if Limbaugh's followers were such big Jeffersonians, they'd do a better job with separating church and state.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Please cite where that quote comes from.
@anniepa (27275)
• United States
28 Oct 08
http://www.usconstitution.net/jeffwall.html
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• United States
28 Oct 08
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man & his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state." -- Thomas Jefferson By the way, separation of church and state is obviously part of the First Amendment because letters like these made it obvious (the italicized/underlined section) what was meant by the bolded section, which is pretty much word-for-word actually in the Amendment.
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@anniepa (27275)
• United States
28 Oct 08
"A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity." This quote fro well over two centuries ago, if taken literally, would mean no taxes art all should be taken from any man's earnings. It would also mean someone could start and run any type of business they chose and basically could sell whatever good s or services they wished to sell to anyone, right? I mean, they're free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement so that means no regulations by the government whatsoever, right? Is that how you really believe it should be today? Annie
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• United States
28 Oct 08
"...which shall restrain men from injuring one another..."
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
28 Oct 08
annie, it looks like the mole better crawl back into his hole. The Bush clan is continuing to spend all the citizens hard earned money in a war that shouldn't have been started. Over 10 billion a month could have done wonders to keep down the debt that we now owe China, Japan and other nations. Your and my grandchildren will have to figure out how to continue to pay down this debt after we are gone. These repubs enjoy listening to that "dim wit" Rush when they should watch a documented video named "unprecedented" but they probably wouldn't believe what they were seeing with their own eyes. After they used their thievery to steal the election in 2000, I have little respect for them or for their lies and crooked antics that they use. They have a bag full of dirty tricks and we can expect them to show up in droves until election day. Annie, don't believe any of the garbage and trash that they try to spred here!
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@anniepa (27275)
• United States
28 Oct 08
You have nothing to worry about, Iriscot, as far as me falling for any of Rush or his ditto-heads' trash! Annie
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
29 Oct 08
*will ignore how I feel about Rush* lol. I do think your point is a good one. However I gotta say that I don't feel that on this point that neither Obama or McCain will be much better in this respect. For quite a few years now, even the message from the government's been "spend, spend, spend" -- I would hardly call that frugal. Thomas Jefferson said alot of things that were very wise, and I hope more people check out more of his quotes before continuing on their merry ways as far as politics goes.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
Ugh..this flu must be CONGESTING MY BRAIN... ^_^' I hope you got that I meant I don't think that EITHER one of those two will be better on frugality...
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• United States
30 Oct 08
Well Para, for once I cannot argue with you. I think the government is totally out of control. The ENTIRE thing. Not just one party or the other. I really wish that voting independent would do any good but the last time I did we got Clinton. But We the People are supposed to be in charge and it bothers me how easily some peopl will just vote and forget (If they even Vote). There are alot of people i disagree with on this site but at least they are involved in the system. And I figure they are the ones who vote. Even if some of them are not as informed as they would like to think they are. (I not naming names but I will say they are on both sides of the race) Hope you are felling better. Honey lemon Theraflu and zinc tabs always work for me.
• United States
30 Oct 08
People obsessing over party crap is the most annoying thing ever, imo. Although part of why I say this, is because I think the more clever of the politicians and government know that people do this and like to use it as smokescreen and to decieve. (And the non-adepts attempt it, and still more or less succeed _
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@my52cents (569)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Rush must get a bazillion emails every day, so congratulations that he found your quote which, I agree, is quite relevant. Sorry that some people aren't able to understand that. Wish I would have heard it, but I haven't had the radio on this afternoon as I've been working, earning money that I will have to pay a portion of for both the employer and employee donations to social security, as well as pay income tax, since I am self employed. I am perfectly willing to pay taxes (though I support the FairTax as the only truly fair method) but I am not at all happy about the portion of my contribution to the government's pot that will be doled out to someone who isn't willing to work hard and earn for themselves. That, I believe, is what Thomas Jefferson meant by taking from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. Am I right?
• United States
10 Nov 08
I think we'd better be prepared to take care of ourselves. In my opinion, it isn't the government's role to take care of me, although I do want my social security money back.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I love it would be nice if all of the government would follow this!
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• United States
8 Nov 08
Congrats. I have emailed tv shows and radio shows before and never got through. Love it that it was Rush, how awesome and what a great show to be quoted on.
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@flowerchilde (12535)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Great quote!!! I love that! (So wise..)
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• United States
29 Oct 08
What an awesome quote by Thomas Jefferson! I don't want bigger government! Everything good about this country is being threatened by politicians with hidden agendas and false hope, lies with the catch phrase of change.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
Congrats! I heard him read that quote.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
29 Oct 08
WOW, More! Way cool!!! I HEARD him read that! That was YOU?! I've been on Rush (as a caller, I mean) a few times, but that was years ago. Haven't been able to get through for over 5 years, now--he's just too popular! LOL! So maybe I'LL try the email route. And what a wonderful note to have come through on! Way to GO, guy! Keep up the excellent work!.....:o) Maggiepie (duly...sp?...impressed!)
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Congratulation, Morethanamolehill on having a email read by Rush Limbaugh. What a quote, a quote that some, will not mention who should learn this quote.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
That's great. I love Rush. Congratulations. I didn't hear it, I just woke up from a much needed nap. I have a long day ahead of me. I'll see if I can catch his broadcast on his website, though. I'd like to hear it!
@iriscot (1290)
• United States
28 Oct 08
What method has Rush used to explain the fact that he was totally against John McCain being the republican candidate for president? It looks like a lot of the republicans are doing the "flippity floppppppppy" We all know he is a warped person.
• United States
28 Oct 08
iriscot, Who says Rush is completely for McCain. He's our candidate, we don't have to like it. But we need to accept it.
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
28 Oct 08
You got it wrong, mole, I said he didn't want McCain to be their candidate. If you want to accept all of the cr*p and lies they are shoving down your throat, that's your option. "The sheep are being led to their slaughter" by their own republican party.
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@taripres (1499)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Well again, both have not said anything that makes me comfortable, so I still say I'm doing it myself! But I would rather someone gets in office who'd want to stop the stealing, and help keep the economy growing, than to get in there and keep the same downward spiral and let these wealthy folks keep lining their pockets and not caring about anyone else! BAILOUT WHO PEOPLE?! I'm sorry, that's a poor plan, duh!! Taripre$