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This is not a topic I relish to write about and this are my thoughts and opinions expressed in defense of those of us that attempt to live by the established rules of society in which we can agree to disagree and move on.

I strongly believe in the rights provided for all by the First Amendment. The First Amendment provides a vehicle for citizens to be heard when there is controversy, political, social, and cultural differences, and differences in opinions in the application and adoption of local, state, and national policies and legal interpretations.

I am not an expert in interpreting the First Amendment, nor an expert in the way the law of the land is applied. I have seen too many cases where the interpretations and applications were abused, misapplied, and interpreted to someone's advantage. That is for the appeal courts and higher courts to decide. And in some instance the citizens will rise up in mass to voice their and express their displeasure of actions and laws that may lead to changes as we witnessed during the civil rights era.

In the case of Limbaugh, I am of the highest opinion that there is definitely a moral and ethical line that is sacred and should be observed. What Limbaugh did to Sandra Fluke is repulsive, vulgar, and the management or owners of the station should never have allowed his comments to be aired. His comments were not truthful, they humiliated all women, regardless of whether or not they use birth control pills. I was very offended by this comments because he crossed that line and he has now included my wife, daughters, sister, and the rest of the females in my extended family. Limbaugh's words also included all of my women friends and the millions of women that are part of this representative group.

He may very well have been within his rights to make those comments, but there must be a line of demarcation where one can be beyond the scope of the First Amendment Rights. I don't believe that the intent of the First Amendment allows you to lie, insult, degrade, and dehumanize other without and iota of truth. David Frum, CNN contributor put all of this in perspective when he state, "I can't recall anything as brutal, ugly, and deliberate ever being said by such a prominent person and so emphatically repeated."

Limbaugh's sponsors do not agree with his actions. Sponsors begin to withdraw in hopes that they do not lose face with the consumers by being associated with Limbaugh. Limbaugh's apology was not much of an apology. I don't think he has it in him to give a sincere apology. Time will judge Rush Limbaugh and his brand of "shock talk". But I wholeheartedly believe that by sticking his foot in his mouth, he will ultimately silence himself. Too difficult to talk with a mouthful of leather.

Peace to all!