Commonwealth Policy Center

Rush Limbaugh passed away after a bout with an aggressive form of cancer. He’s been a pivotal public figure who popularized a conservative voice in the mainstream. Now his critics, including university professors and left-wing activists, are figuratively stomping on his grave. The old maxim was to “not speak ill of the dead,” at least publicly. But in our brave new world of social media that allows immediate venting, the instinct is often the opposite. When a prominent political figure dies, their opponents quickly get online, denounce them, and tell the world how they hope their opponent is burning in hell. So sad. People might have disagreed with Limbaugh’s politics or his tone, but to figuratively dance on his grave does nothing to contribute to the healing the political left is calling for.