On Thursday, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh spent an hour talking to Fox News’ Greta van Susteren about a variety of topics, but he provided a way to fix the problems that plague Detroit – and other cities.
“Get rid of every liberal in government,” he said bluntly, after being asked how he would deal with cities like Detroit that suffer from high unemployment.
“What is the one constant in Detroit, all of these years? Been run by liberals. Liberal ideology. Liberal economics,” he added.
He explained that Detroit and other cities are a “microcosm” of where Europe is today, and where the United States is headed.
He also blamed the Democratic Party for the mess many of these cities find themselves in.
“For those of you who like the Democrat Party, that’s where we are headed. There hasn’t been any opposition there, not of any strength or power.”
He cited New Orleans post-Katrina as one example, and said California is in the same situation with a top marginal tax rate of 12 percent on top of federal taxes.
“People are leaving for Idaho, start businesses elsewhere. Problem is liberalism. Now people watching say, ‘That’s too simplistic.’ It’s really not — it’s right, it’s correct,” he said.
He attributed it to a mindset that says government can do better for people than the people themselves.
“The belief that individuals are inherently corrupt and government is angelic. And so government will take care of the individual corruption by somehow making sure that everybody’s equal and has the same. But government doesn’t know how to produce anything,” he explained.
He continued by explaining that the Constitution – a document many liberals see as an impediment – spells out what the government can do while the Bill of Rights specifically limits the power of the government over the individual.
“And FDR and Obama have both said that that’s a big obstacle,” he added.
Limbaugh also credited America’s founding documents for her greatness:
The Daily Caller noted:
“I am amazed,” he said. “I am in awe. This country is less than 250 years old, smaller than 300 million people. And there are countries and populations that have been around thousands of years. And yet, we are a super power. And our DNA’s no different than anybody in Europe or Asia. We are not better people. We are not created specially, differently, more blessed, smarter, whatever. How did this happen? It has to be freedom, our founding documents. It has to be the notion that this nation’s built on self-reliance in the pursuit of excellence, be the best you can be and you bring everybody in your family and your neighborhood right along with you when that happens.”
But, he added, President Obama doesn’t see it that way – and neither do many liberal Democrats.
“Obama said, ‘This business, taking care of yourself, we can’t have that. Looking out for yourself — that doesn’t work. Never has worked.’ Well, it has. It works better than anything else, including anything he has tried,” he told van Susteren.
Alexis de Tocqueville is credited with saying that “in democracy we get the government we deserve.”
In order to “get rid of every liberal in government,” however, people need to educate themselves, get involved, and vote. In November 2012, they will have an opportunity to do just that.
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