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Republican Senator Dennis Guth shared the following story about conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh:

“I was indeed saddened to hear of the passing of Rush Limbaugh this week.  He has been like the voice of one crying in the wilderness on the issues of the day.  When our children were growing up, we exposed them to Rush, especially whenever we were in the car on the way to music lessons, Taekwondo classes, or on our way to doing errands. The children got a laugh out of watching my wife pound the dashboard Rush style in agreement with points made. Rush was the first radio host we heard who engaged us in critical thinking. He did this with such a natural knack for parody, and it helped us remember what he said. He taught us to really listen and connect the dots of someone’s worldview. I enjoyed listening to Rush while in the fields farming. As a result, there would be table conversations debriefing about the latest cultural issue. The children grew up learning how to determine truth.  We owe him a great debt for teaching us to go beyond the “drive-by media’s narrative”. The children learned to dig deep and find out the real facts and analyze from which worldview the information came.  The world is a better place because of Rush’s commitment to speaking the truth on issues of the day. I am hopeful that Rush’s audience will continue his legacy– teach their children by example and raise up a future generation to speak truth with equal clarity of mind, and be bold to engage in public civil discourse just as he did.