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March 18, 1995

The Staunton Leader
P.O. Box 59
Staunton, Va. 24401

Dear Mr. Editor:

Many in this country would have us believe that talk-show host Rush Limbaugh represents the hard right of the political spectrum. As perhaps one of the most outspoken members of the hard right in the Valley, I have some questions about Limbaugh's credentials as a conservative.

I have heard Limbaugh's opinion, for example, on abortion, and I am not impressed. He feels that women should have some choice about whether or not to have their embryos destroyed. My opinion is that anyone who performs or gets an abortion should be publicly executed. Do you see the difference?

Limbaugh's view on homosexuality is, frankly, liberal. He feels that people are born either straight or gay. Would a just God make someone inherently evil? If Limbaugh were truly conservative, he would call for the public execution of homosexuals on his radio program, and then we'd have something to say "mega-dittos" about.

Limbaugh's view on evolution isn't impressive either. He believes God created "deer" and "bears" and "fishes" separately, but he feels that one species can evolve into another similar one. I believe God created every subspecies during the creation week. Why would an all-powerful being need any help from evolution? And why doesn't Limbaugh advocate the imprisonment of those who teach evolution?

It's true that Limbaugh's stand on the environment, that we must use it all up before the Rapture, is excellent. But this is essentially the only opportunity he provides me to shout "dittos" at my radio set.


Gus Mueller

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