Friday, April 28, 2006

Rush Limbaugh was officially booked on drug charges today. This is part of a deal in which if he stays clean, then the charge will be dismissed.

Now, I personally feel sorry for people who are addicted to prescription drugs and believe that we should be looking for ways to help them get beyond their addiction, but that isn't how Rush feels about it.

Here are a few of his comments on the topic over the years:

On the late Jerry Garcia: Rush said he was just another dead drug addict

He also said a few years ago on his show: if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up.

On the topic of drug addiction being a disease, he has said that he doesn't buy into the disease part of it.... people who use drugs are making a clear personal choice to do drugs and they should be held accountable for it.

I actually don't happen to agree with most of what he has said. Addiction is a disease, and it should be treated as such.

But it's a good thing for Rush that his fate is being decided with some compassion, and won't be decided by his own words.

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