My Response to Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh is an ass who thinks that the more sex you have, the more birth control pills you need to take. He thinks women who need birth control are sluts and if the collective “we” has to pay for contraceptive care, then the collective “we” should get to watch videos of girls having sex. He thinks a woman, who speaks on behalf of a friend who lost an ovary because she was denied access to contraceptives, should have parents who are ashamed of her.

As a former employee of Clear Channel, I am disgusted that they let him get away with this behavior. I have seen shock jocks fired for less than what Rush has done. As far as I know, he has not even been reprimanded. And he continues his attacks on Sandra Fluke.

Let me add that Sandra Fluke is a brave and strong woman and someone who probably did not expect to be the spokesperson for this movement, but is handling it with dignity and grace.

So here is my point and it’s a little bit selfish of me to even say. All of these people are coming out and saying things like “why should I pay for your birth control?” and “why should I subsidize your sex life?” I want to point out one little thing.  I have no children and have no intentions of having children. Yet I pay taxes which go to the Department of Education and to state and local boards of education to educate your children; especially those of you who do not believe in birth control and have upwards of 7 children. Yet I do not complain about it. I feel my tax dollars are going to the public good because having educated children who grow up and become the best versions of themselves is a positive thing for society. Just like family planning and preventative care medicine. 

So for all of you who believe in the constitution and bill of rights and are strict Founding Fathers followers, may I just say: it’s “We the People” not “I the Person.”

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