What Rush Should Have Said about Sandra Fluke

Freedom of Religion or Forced Subsidization of Sin?

Washington versus God, or Slavery versus Freedom
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Rush Did Not Focus His Initial Criticism

I will hear make my case that Rush Limbaugh, instead of using an impolite term for "ladies of the evening," should have focused on the real problem with Sandra Fluke's attack on Georgetown University, the Roman Catholic Church, and anyone else who has any morals left in the United States today. Let's begin with this quote from The Washington Post, a news authority widely accepted by the left and center-left in America:

"Fluke came to Georgetown University interested in contraceptive coverage: She researched the Jesuit college’s health plans for students before enrolling, and found that birth control was not included. 'I decided I was absolutely not willing to compromise the quality of my education in exchange for my health care,' says Fluke, who has spent the past three years lobbying the administration to change its policy on the issue. The issue got the university president’s office last spring, where Georgetown declined to change its policy."(Kliff, 2012)


A Refreshing Book Sandra Fluke has Probably Not Read

Not a Prostitute, But a Troublemaker

First, we learn that Fluke went to a Catholic law school "interested in contraceptive coverage." Call me stupid, but I always assumed people went to law school because they were interested in studying law. Is college now merely a place to hook up and get free contraceptives? Fluke betrays her radical agitator agenda in this quote. Normal people go to law school to study law.

Sandra Fluke, by her own words quoted above, seems to have gone to Georgetown intent on causing trouble. Rather than choosing a law school that agreed with her personal values (if you can call them "values"), she arrogantly went to a Catholic institution with the intention of forcing the institution to bend to her will. She knew in advance that Georgetown University did not offer contraceptive coverage. Surely an aspiring lawyer should be smart enough to read the fine print and make informed choices based on that information. Are we supposed to admire Fluke for being unwilling to "compromise the quality of [her] education" while she expects a 223-year-old university and a 2,000-year-old church to bow to her whims? Has it occurred to her that perhaps she should change her attitude of self-righteous entitlement instead? Has it occurred to her that responsible adults pay for their own stuff?

Fortunately, we read that the university stood its ground. Good for them! In a world where so many are afraid to hold any real convictions for fear of being labeled "intolerant" or "insensitive" or "sexist" or any other synonyms for "politically incorrect" it is refreshing to see people with the guts to stand up and say "No" to spoiled, entitled children who have possibly been told "Yes" their entire lives. As my Granny used to say, Ms. Fluke, "The world doesn't owe you a living." Nor does anyone owe you the recantation of their religious faith in order to accommodate your rejection of that faith. Nor does anyone owe you an excellent education if you use it to spit in their face.


References:

Kliff, S.(2012, February 16). Meet Sandra Fluke, the woman you didn't hear at Congress' contaceptives hearing. Washington Post. Retrieved March 5, 2012, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/meet-sandra-fluke-the-woman-you-didnt-hear-at-congress-contraceptives-hearing/2012/02/16/gIQAJh57HR_blog.html


Update: Georgetown caves in to the "compromise" offered by Obama. See news story here. I guess the godless Sandra Fluke must be happy. Shame on her for going to a Catholic university while despising their religious freedom!

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hecate-horus 4 years ago from Rowland Woods

Being somewhat of a conservative, I've liked Rush and his arrogant attitude less and less over the years. Now I think he's a complete you know what. He could have handled this with a lot more class. It just goes to show what a bottom feeder he has become.

That being said, I think you did a wonderful job revealing the facts without vicious name calling. Thank you!


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kschimmel 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

I'm afraid Rush is getting to be a bit of a grumpy old man. I won't judge him, though, since I can be pretty grumpy, too. As a writer, I have the advantage of being able to go over my words before putting them out in public. I would NOT want to do live radio, since I tend to speak faster than I think!


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kschimmel 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

A friend just told me Bill O'Reilly and Bernie Goldberg said the same things I said on TV last night. I knew I was on to something!


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

As a Democrat, I often listen to the other side to hear what they are saying about things in general. We used to have a local talk show host who presented his interests in a civilized manner. I did not often agree with him, but sometimes I did. I was able to see the other prospective. But when some of these people come on with insults, lies, and rudely interrupt callers, when they scream and whip up hate, they don't convince me that their side had it's value.


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kschimmel 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

I would be nice if Sandra Fluke respected the other side, too, instead of insisting that everyone must conform to her view--and pay for it, too. Georgetown wasn't out trying to take contraceptives away from people at other schools--they simply have a right to set up rules at their school that respect their church.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY

I think this Sandra Fluke issue was trumped up as cover for the administrate's attack on religious freedom and the Catholic church. It seemed a little to clever of a ploy to be just a random incident.

When this women announced that the tax payers (us) pick up the tab for her sexual decisions, to the tune of thousands of dollars, I can't see why she shouldn't expect some flack.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

I love the way you covered this controversy. I agree with your assessment 100%. Well done!


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kschimmel 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

Thank you, James. I just approached it with logic, like I was taught in engineering school.


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SPK5367 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

Couldn't agree more! We just went through a college search with my oldest daughter and on our requirements a "quality education" was right up there with "a good fit." Obviously Ms Fluke didn't approach her selection that way.

Georgetown is not the only law school that offers a quality education. You are spot on with your statement that choosing such an institution when it's philosophies obviously don't mesh with hers spotlights her higher goal of "stirring the pot."


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kschimmel 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

Yes, some people are out to be professional agitators. They go out looking for trouble and seeking to be "offended" and "outraged." If they had actual lives and were well grounded in their own convictions they could be more tolerant of those who are different.


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kschimmel 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

Sandra Fluke update: http://cnsnews.com/blog/celia-bigelow/what-fluke-e... Now this "Feminist Studies" major, like the president, is trying to convince people that they are doing fine.


Amy 4 years ago

What I find the most surprising is how the left are holding Ms. Fluke up to be some kind of example of a "successful young woman" for others to follow. Unless I'm mistaken, Ms. Fluke is a thirty-five-year-old college student who apparently isn't even "successful" enough to have finished college and be earning a living almost mid-way through her life, and apparently can't even afford her own $9 birth control. I'm not sure she's the best example of success for anyone. But maybe it's just me...


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kschimmel 3 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

Update: Georgetown caves in to the government http://www.lifenews.com/2013/07/21/georgetown-to-c...


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kschimmel 2 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

ROFL because Fluke now wants to #banbossy on Twitter. Pot, meet kettle.


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kschimmel 2 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

I will certainly be praying that justice is done at the Supreme Court today as Hobby Lobby stands up for religious liberty and freedom of conscience. Here's hoping Chief Justice Roberts doesn't totally lose his mind again like he did in the atrocious Obamacare decision. I will be very sad if Hobby Lobby has to go out of business because of women like Sandra Fluke who want free abortifaciant drugs.


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kschimmel 2 years ago from North Carolina, USA Author

Make a liberal mad: Go to Hobby Lobby, buy yarn, and knit baby hats or other items for a Pregnancy Care Center. Also remember that the early feminists--the real ones like Susan B. Anthony and Elazabeth Cady Stanton--were NOT hostile to religion or to babies.

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