So for people who haven’t heard of it, Operation Chaos was the idea that Rush Limbaugh proposed on his radio show that ground could be made for the conservatives by cause disruption in the Democrat’s primary process.
Essentially, it was his call to republicans to go out and ensure that there would be 2 candidates fighting over the democrat nomination for as long as possible, by having these folks go out and vote in the democrat primaries for whichever candidate seemed to be lacking in momentum at the time…be it Hillary or Barrack.
Now there is apparently a call by some for criminal election tampering charges to be filed, in regards to Operation Chaos, against Rush Limbaugh, for the Ohio primary.
The idea is basically this, when registering to vote in the democrat primary in Ohio, voters have to sign an “Oath of loyalty to the Democratic Party principles.” And that by encouraging citizens to break this “Oath” Rush Limbaugh is somehow acting in a criminal manner.
I am gonna go ahead and toss a bulls**t flag out on this one. At what point was it that the American people let go of their free will and accountability for their own actions?
First and foremost, if I sign an “oath of loyalty” to a private organization (which is what the Democrat party is, regardless of the impression we get fro the media at-large)…it is between me and the private organization if I decide to break that oath. There is no bearing on criminal law there. If I promise my wife that I will take out the trash this morning, and decide that I am not going to do it until this afternoon…I cannot be arrested for that…sorry folks…there just no criminal ramifications there. (Could she sue me over it? Yes, she probably could…and would likely win, as I SUCK at following through on house chores…but that’s another issue entirely.)
Then, even if this was some sort of criminal violation…how is it Rush’s fault? Once again, I will have to go back to my parents’ statement they made to me a million times growing up…”If they told you jumping of a bridge was cool…would you go do it?” If so, who’s fault would it be that you were now dead? Would it be the fault of the person who told you it was cool? Or would it be your fault for buying into it?
It would seem that in the United States today, we are inclined to believe that it is at least partially the responsibility of the person who told you it was cool. This is a ridiculous cop-out. This belief is an extension of the entitlement mindset that people have today. “Why should I work for it, when I can whine about it and get it for free?” It is in the same vein that we lose all personal accountability…”Why should I suffer hardships for my decisions…someone should have been protecting me from that!”
I hate to tell ya folks…life sucks! That’s how you learn. When you take away personal accountability you are also taking away any internal motivation towards excellence. At some point the prevalence of this school of thought is going to be widespread enough to effect you directly (arguably…the rising tax burden on every single household in this country should be direct effect enough…)
In the end, maybe Rush Limbaugh’s call to act was a crass one. But it is any different from the advertisements Obama aired in Pennsylvania that called on Republicans to change sides and vote for “change”?
In the end there is really only one person I have to answer to every night before I fall asleep…and it’s ME!
Uh oh…Oprah’s Army is talking about it too!