Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: The long and ardous journey to put Crackpipe Rushie in the joint continues
That is true for another reason - one of the purposes of the law is to send a message to society what is and is not tolerated, and the penalization is meant to be as much a warning to the rest of us as it is to be punishment for the perpetrator. Rush needs to go to jail to send a simple message - this kind of gross hypocrisy in those who self-style themselves as our political leadership will not be tolerated. These AM radio Talk Jocks style themselves as men who have all the answers. In fact, they are as riddled with humanity as the rest of us. One of the top right wing jocks in Houston got arrested for child molestation, for example - these men are for the most part nothing more than chumps who just got lucky in riding a fad.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address