Thursday, February 01, 2007

Liberty + equality + opportunity = Peace

I like it! Mark R. Levin (The Great One), President of the Landmark Legal Foundation, has nominated Rush Limbaugh for the Nobel Peace Prize:
LEESBURG, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Landmark Legal Foundation today nominated nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Limbaugh, whose daily radio show is heard by more than 20 million people on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world, was nominated for the prestigious award for his "nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. These are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world," said Landmark President Mark R. Levin.

"Rush Limbaugh is the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today," explained Levin. "Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law – and it is fitting that the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations."

Oh, and erstwhile Vice President of the United States, Albert Gore, was nominated, too, along with Canadian Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier. I don't know about you, but I think that Levin is onto something. "Liberty, equality, and opportunity for all" is a very powerful, peace-engendering concept. Most certainly when contrasted with totalitarianism, the faux-equality of Communism, and opportunity only for the dictators.

But, I suppose Ms. Watt-Cloutier will get the nod. Oh, well, at least Limbaugh was nominated...and, yes, I'm aware it's "unofficial".

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