“In 1990, a year or two before he became super-famous, Rush Limbaugh guest-hosted Pat Sajak’s short-lived talk show. It didn’t go so well.”

EDIT: I posted this interesting piece of video to demonstrate how much things have changed over the decades. There used to be an unwritten protocol for debating the issues of this country. Because of the Constitution, we have a right to speak our minds about anything and be respected for it. We all shared a common vision and it was to uphold what made this country great. Like the Tower of Babel as it was struck down, the goal became divided over and over and over again. “What about my agenda?”, “I have a right to speak my mind and you should listen to me and shut up!”, “You’re a murderer. You have blood on your hands!”. Get the idea?

I believe everyone has something to contribute to society. Whether the outcomes are positive or not, those efforts will have an impact. What’s been taken out of the equation is the greater goal or higher purpose of our contributions. Instead of attaining higher levels of achievement for this country, we’re rattling around like pinballs against one another. There’s no unity. There’s no “agreeing to disagree”. There’s no greater purpose outside of our own. And because we’ve allowed so many things to distract us from our chief goals, we’ve turned into a nation that’s subdivided over and over and over and over and over again.

No wonder Rush decided to back off of TV. Not only was he unable to get a word in edgewise (topic unrelated), other people had to yell in frustration and wanted to have no part in having a dialog, a civil discussion, a following of protocol. Why are you yelling when the majority of the audience was trying to let you speak? You came off as obnoxious and disqualifying of your opinions. Rush was trying to prove a point and it was obvious that no one realized it.

Have things changed over the decades?