Suddenly Rush Limbaugh Is Concerned About Conspiracies

By Chuck Baldwin
January 6, 2004

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has
seen the light, or maybe felt the heat. In either case, he suddenly
realizes the consequences of living in a society where government
agencies have unfettered access to personal information and where
individuals have little or no constitutional protections. Welcome
back, Rush.

For years, Limbaugh has impugned, denigrated, and chastised any
caller who dared bring up the subject of federal encroachment on
individual liberties, calling them "conspiracy nuts," or worse. He
has had little patience for anyone who wanted to suggest that both
political parties are trampling the U.S. Constitution and helping to
create a gargantuan federal oligarchy at the expense of The Bill of
Rights and personal freedoms. Suddenly, however, he is screaming
that he is the victim of a (eeh-gads) "conspiracy."

The issue at hand is a criminal investigation into whether
Limbaugh, who has been addicted to pain killers for years, violated
the law by "doctor shopping" in an illegal bid to obtain a
continuing supply of powerful drugs such as OxyContin,
Hydrocodone, and Xanax. To obtain the needed evidence,
authorities seized, by court order, Limbaugh's medical records.
Rush is furious! He maintains his medical records should remain
private and that he is being singled out because he is a popular

Rush's inconsistency is massive! For years, his beloved
Republican Party has collaborated with liberal Democrats to
eviscerate The Bill of Rights, and he has fully supported them!
Patriot Acts I & II, the SS-style Department of Homeland Security
and dozens of other measures have come into reality with Rush
Limbaugh's complete and enthusiastic support!

As a result of Limbaugh's (and other popular "conservatives")
endorsement, personal freedoms affirmed under The Bill of Rights
have all but vanquished. Virtually any American citizen, not just
those targeted by a "left wing conspiracy," is capable of being
victimized by this new federal monstrosity.

So, where was Rush Limbaugh when this "New World Order"
(George Bush, Sr.) was being constructed? He was either ignoring
it or demonizing those who opposed it.

If Rush was not concerned about people losing their 4th
Amendment rights under The Patriot Act, why should people now
be concerned about the loss of privacy regarding his medical
records? What's good for the common goose should be good for
the celebrated gander.

The fact is, no American citizen's medical records are private
anymore. Neither are our financial records, our phone calls, our
emails, or our travel records. The feds have absolute and total
access to virtually every piece of information about every single
one of us!

Furthermore, in the grand scheme of things, the loss of free speech
(via phone taps, etc.) is far more egregious than Limbaugh's
medical records. Historically, next to the preciousness of life, the
freedom of speech has been held in the highest esteem by the laws
of this country. No more!

Today, America's federal laws more resemble those of Stalin's,
Hitler's, or Mao's than they do those put in place by Washington,
Jefferson, and Madison. And, until now, Rush Limbaugh has not

Suddenly, it's different! Now, Rush Limbaugh believes in
conspiracies and is opposed to granting the federal government (or
even state government, as in his case) access to personal
information. It's amazing how one can change his tune when it's
his own bacon in the fire!

Unfortunately, it appears that the Limbaugh saga is a microcosm of
America as a whole. It seems that until the American people are
personally affected by the tyrannical laws that we allow our
politicians (including Republicans) to pass, we seem oblivious to
their danger.

However, we should all realize that once we allow tyranny to take
root, nothing short of revolution will stop it, and that what
happened to Rush Limbaugh (and worse) will happen to every one
of us. Therefore, how long will "conservatives" continue to
support a Republican Party that facilitates such tyranny? Until they
join Rush in jail, I suppose.

© Chuck Baldwin