Rush Limbaugh was not a member of what he called the “long-haired, maggot-infested, dope-smoking crowd,” who, he said, should get jail time instead of treatment. (Here’s Something: “Be like Rush, a happy warrior,” Feb. 26.)

He was a simple, narcotics-addicted Happy Warrior, who paid $30,000 to buy his way out of a felony drug conviction in Florida in 2006.

He said, “Women should not be allowed on juries where the accused is a stud.” I can understand why he paid not to go to trial.

As far as being a warrior goes, the Selective Service System classified him as 1-Y in 1970 due to a pilonidal cyst, which surgery would have easily repaired.

No Vietnam for this warrior. But, in fairness to him, he was not afraid to stand up to women, stating, “Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.”

He was also brave enough to go after Michael J. Fox, accusing him of exaggerating his Parkinson’s symptoms. Many Americans admire this level of courage, which is part of what makes America as great as it is today.

In 2016, Rush freaked out, apparently in a state of terror, when a Black man actually had the temerity to shoot white people, including police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest. One Black nut shooting some whites at a protest terrorizes him and his white trainbearers, but systematic shootings of unarmed Black people by white police officers, sworn to uphold the law, apparently should terrorize no one.

But then again, as Rush said, “They’re 12% of the population. Who the hell cares?” To make it clearer, “I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: Slavery built the South.”

Spoken like a true lover of freedom.

Ken Weston
Bath