From Judith Wolfe, Commerce Township:
This is in response to Richard Walter’s attack on Rush Limbaugh (“Rush’s nonsense,” April 6). Let me get this straight so that everyone can understand what you are saying, Mr. Walter. Let me quote one of your lengthy paragraphs. “We cannot stand by when friends and family who, having studied diligently to receive degrees in the respective fields, use their skills benefiting all the people of our states. They occupy and perform jobs that we cannot efficiently acquire as individuals and therefore, as a people need, require and demand of our government to provide.”
Here is where it gets real sticky, Mr. Walter. In our wonderful country, we have private schools, religious schools, home schools and not one of them is demanding that the government provide for them. And in these schools they are learning the basic foundation on which our government was formed. And as far as the remark about Hitler goes, I would bet that you could ask any student from a public school who Hitler is and they would just give you a blank look. The left has made sure this has been taken out of education in order to move our society in the direction Hitler so admired.
Can you tell me where this quote came from? “We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.” Nikita Khrushchev, 1959. Watching those teachers marching in Madison, Wisc. with children carrying hate signs made me realize that, thanks to the Democrats in this country, we are one step closer to this reality.
I also wonder about how many non-union teachers were in Wisconsin carrying hate signs and demanding Gov. (Scott) Walker’s head. My guess would be not one. They were back in their classrooms where these teachers should have been, doing what the parents were paying them to do — teach their children.
So, hats off to Mr. Limbaugh — a true American who not only loves our Constitution, he lives by it. That is why he was so upset with the teachers in Madison, Wisc. So I will leave you with this, Mr. Walter, a quote from George Washington and the Constitution of the United States: “A primary object … should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing … than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”
Do you really think those teachers in Wisconsin who were in lockstep with the union had this quote in mind? Or maybe, Mr. Walter, many of these scholars you speak of have never read the Constitution!