What Rush Should Have Said about Sandra Fluke
Freedom of Religion or Forced Subsidization of Sin?
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)
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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.
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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