Classic diatribes by Rush Limbaugh against drug addiction
All I can say is that if he's ever prosecuted for any part of this business, I hope he winds up standing before the kind of zero-tolerance judge he's been advocating for the rest of us all these years.
On Sept. 23, 1993: "If there's a line of cocaine here, I have to make
the choice to go down and sniff it ... If there were a gun here, it
wouldn't fire itself. I've got to reach for it and pull the trigger ...
we are rationalizing all this irresponsibility and all the choices
people are making and we're blaming not them, but society for it. All
these Hollywood celebrities say the reason they're weird and bizarre is
because they were abused by their parents. So we're going to pay for
that kind of rehab, too, and we shouldn't. It's not our responsibility."
Jan. 15, 1996: "... there were a couple of drug convictions out in -- I
think it was a Colorado court. And these guys had -- had done some
really bad stuff, and there were mandated federal sentences for the
crimes they had committed. And the judge apologized to the criminals
while sentencing them because he thought it was too severe. He
apologized and the community was outraged. So we've gone from a judge
sentencing a mother who makes her child beg six months in jail, to
judges apologizing for getting dope dealers and crack dealers and drug
salesmen off the streets with too severe a sentence."
Dec. 16, 1994: "So we're not going to get on -- we don't fault these
animals for a lack of discipline, but we get on human beings who are fat
for lack of discipline and you know it and I know it. But here's the
thing that struck me about this. We have alcoholics and drug addicts in
our society, don't we? And what do we say about them? Well, they can't
help it. Why, it's genetic. Why, they have a disease. Why, put one
thimbleful of scotch in front of them and they can die.' We totally
exempt them from any control over their lives, do we not? Some athlete
will spend two years snorting lines of coke. 'He can't help it.' You
know, it's -- it's just -- it's not -- it's -- it's genetic. These
people -- they're predisposed to having this addictive syndrome. They --
they can't help -- yeah, like that line of cocaine just happened to
march into the hotel, go up to the athlete's room and put itself right
there in front of him on his blotter."