Today, conservatives across the country will (rightly) celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Rush Limbaugh's syndicated radio program. Rush is many things to many people. He is smart, funny, quick witted, insightful, charming, always entertaining, and even his detractors are forced to concede that he does indeed have "talent on loan from God." The man is the best at what he does. There is simply no disputing that.
Most importantly, Rush has been the voice of the conservative movement for quite some time now. And while his unwavering committment to limited government, free-market principles, and national defense are often the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Rush Limbaugh, he has also been a crucial proponent of a "culture of life" in this country. In taking up this mantle, Rush--perhaps more than anyone else--exposed just how radical the feminist movement is on the issue of abortion. For these things, I am eternally grateful.
Rush, when you look back on your wildly successful career, I hope you will remember that in addition to all of the fame and fortune, you played a significant role in defending the most innocent and vulnerable members of society. You have been, and continue to be, a voice for the voiceless; and I can think of no greater honor than being remembered as a man who used his power to promote the inherent dignity of all life from conception until natural death.
God Bless you, Rush. I pray that you will have many more years behind the golden EIB microphone.