RUSH: Charles Koch, of the Koch brothers, has an op-ed today, Wall Street Journal: “I’m Fighting to Restore a Free Society.” It’s a great piece. I mean, it’s a personal take. It’s one of those things, it’s unfortunate he has to write it, but it’s the climate in which we live. You could read the whole thing. I could read the whole thing to you. It’s even got a couple of handoffs to the left in it, and I understand why. Well, he talks about all the great liberal things that his company has done so that they can be properly understood. I understand why he throws these things in.
RUSH: So I want to share with you parts of this, the headline of the piece: “I’m Fighting to Restore a Free Society — I have devoted most of my life to understanding the principles that enable people to improve their lives. It is those principles — the principles of a free society — that have shaped my life, my family, our company and America itself.”
Now, that’s a powerful open, and it’s right in the face, it’s right between the eyes of the critics who demonize the Koch brothers. “I have devoted most of my life to understanding the principles that enable people to improve their lives.” Not government to improve people’s lives, ’cause that doesn’t happen. I have devoted most of my life to understanding the principles. How does it happen, how do people improve themselves? Me, my company, I, he’s writing, have sought to enable this to happen with everybody we come in contact with. There are principles, pillars of a free society that enable people to improve their lives. Raise their standard of living is another way of putting it.