Southern Man

Monday, June 24, 2013

I Believe

While going through boxes of old papers Southern Man stumbled on this, something he'd typed up and had on his office bulletin board for many years before moving to a more politically-correct institution where he dared not express such radical views...
I believe in the individual, in less government so as to allow that individual maximum freedom to create and achieve; that societies which are founded on restraining the government rather than the individual are optimum; that the individual is smart enough to solve his own problems and does not need to depend on big government for resolution of all his problems; that my believe in individuality and limited government does not preculde me from advocating the requisite amount of governmental authority to ensure law and order in our society; that our ability to enjoy peace vis-a-vis other nations is directly related to our military strength; that the best we can hope for in an imperfect world will most likely be achieved by maximizing individual economic and political freedoms and, conversely, that social utopia cannot be achieved through governmental largesse and socialistic redistributions of wealth; that compasion is defined not by how many people are on the government dole but by how many people no longer need governmental assistance; that political and economic freedom are inextricably intertwined; that society owes its citizens equality of opportunity but cannot guarantee them equality of outcome; that strong, wholesome family values are at the very core of a productive, prosperous, and peaceful society; that those values cannot be instilled by government but can indeed by eliminated by well-intentioned but destructive governmental programs; that human life is sacred and that God placed man in a position of having dominion over nature; that environmental awareness is healthy but that apocalyptic environmentalism based on disinformation and hysteria is destructive to society and man's best interests; that racial relations will not be enhanced or prejudice eliminated by governmental edict; that there is one God and that this country was established with that foundational belief; that our morality emanates from our Divine Creator, whose laws are not subject to amendment, modification, or rescission by man; that certain fundamental differences between men and women exist in nature; that men and women are not at war and that their relationship should not be redefined by those who believe that we are; that the meaning of the establishment clause of the First Amentment should not be stretched beyond its intended dimensions by precluding voluntary prayer in our public schools; that the United States of America was founded on the beliefs I have just enunciated and that it is the greatest nation in the history of the world; and that the United States of America is the greatest nation, not because Americans are inherently superior but because its government was founded on principals which seek to allow maximum individual achievement.

From the preface of The Way Things Ought To Be (1992) by Rush H. Limbaugh III
Southern Man finds himself in full accord with these opinions. Even twenty-odd years ago, Rush is Right!


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