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Landmark Legal Foundation Nominates Rush Limbaugh

For 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

 

Limbaugh called “the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today”

 

 

            (LEESBURG, VA)…Landmark Legal Foundation today nominated nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

 

            Limbaugh, whose daily radio show is heard by more than 20 million people on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world, was nominated for the prestigious award for his “nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin.  These are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world,” said Landmark President Mark R. Levin.

 

            Rush Limbaugh is the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today,” explained Levin.  “Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law – and it is fitting that the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.”

 

            The Nobel Peace Prize, which is given by a committee of the Norwegian Storting (the Norwegian Parliament), was created by inventor Alfred Nobel in his will in 1896 to be given to the individual or organization who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding of peace congresses.”   The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901 to Henry Dunant and Frederic Passy.

 

 

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            Should Limbaugh become the 2007 Nobel Laureate for Peace, he will receive the Nobel Peace Prize medal and a cash award of $10 million Norwegian Kroner (approximately $1.6 million).  The prize would be presented at a ceremony in the Oslo City Hall presided over by King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway on December 10, 2007, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.  As the 2007 Nobel Laureate for Peace, Limbaugh would deliver the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture at that ceremony.

 

            Founded in 1976, Landmark Legal Foundation is the leading conservative public interest law firm in the United States.  Rush Limbaugh serves as an unpaid member of Landmark’s Board of Advisors.

 

 

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                                                                                    February 1, 2007

Professor Ole Danbolt Mjøs

Chairman,

Norwegian Nobel Institute

Henrik Ibsens Gate 51

NO-0255

Oslo, Norway

 

Dear Dr. Mjøs:

 

            Landmark Legal Foundation herewith submits the name of Rush Limbaugh as an unsolicited nomination for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

 

            We are offering this nomination for Mr. Limbaugh’s nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all mankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin.  We fervently believe that these are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world.

 

            Rush Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host in the United States and one of the most popular broadcasters in the world.  His daily radio show is heard on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world.  For 18 years he has used his show to become the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today.  Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law – and it is fitting the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.

 

            Thank you for your thoughtful and serious consideration of this nomination.  Should you require additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

 

                                                            Sincerely,

 

 

 

                                                            Mark R. Levin

                                                            President