We want every American to be the best he or she chooses to be. We recognize that we are all individuals. We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life. Liberty, Freedom. And the pursuit of happiness. Those of you watching at home may wonder why this is being applauded. We conservatives think all three are under assault.
We don't want to tell anybody how to live. That's up to you. If you want to make the best of yourself, feel free. If you want to ruin your life, we'll try to stop it, but it's a waste. We look over the country as it is today, we see so much waste, human potential that's been destroyed by 50 years of a welfare state. By a failed war on poverty. " -Rush Limbaugh 2/28/2009
CPAC Speech: Rush's First Televised Address to the Nation
"The Democrats are trying to say that tax cuts gave us these problems. It's the same playbook. There's nothing new. Folks, do you understand? Really, you can boil the Obama speech (before congress) down to what we have heard from every Democrat since FDR except John F. Kennedy, and that is: raise taxes and cut the military. That's it. That's the program. Except this, the Obama program is more wide-ranging and deeply penetrable into the fabric of this nation's decency and goodness than any Democrat has ever tried, including FDR."