RUSH: Here's Judy in Warren, Michigan. Welcome to the EIB Network. Nice to have you with us.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I'm a first-time caller, listened to you for a long time, and thanks for all you do. I just wanted to say that one of the things I think is a problem in the country is too many people have their heads in the sand and feel totally disconnected from the trouble in the Gulf and the trouble with the unprotected borders. It's like I think a lot of people feel it's not really affecting me, and they don't realize how it is.
RUSH: I don't know. See, I got a story here in the stack. This is Rhode Island. "Rhode Island State Trooper Nuno Vasconcelos was patrolling Interstate 95 a few months ago when he came upon a two-car accident in heavy traffic. The trooper pulled up, stepped out of his cruiser, and asked one of the drivers for his license. The man said he did not have a license, and under questioning, confessed that he was here illegally from Guatemala." They deported him. In Rhode Island they deport them.
CALLER: Very good.
RUSH: In Massachusetts they do not. But the point is I think that all over the country people are fed up with this. You're just not seeing it because the media is not reporting it.
CALLER: Well, one thing, Rush, I'd like your listeners to really think about, you know, really step back and think about, what would happen if Mexico and Canada changed places, if the territory of Mexico actually took up the provinces of Canada and we had Mexicans -- not Mexicans, but Mexico on that whole northern border, then maybe they would feel like, "Wait a minute, you know, this would affect me." But I think because, you know, Mexico's way down there and they're thinking, well, let the southern states deal, you know, let the border states deal with it, but just think about if the two countries changed places and we had Mexico on our northern border, then maybe a lot of people would wake up and say, "Well, yeah, you know, that would affect me."
RUSH: Why? Because they're coming from the north?
CALLER: Well, because you've got --
RUSH: Wait a minute, wait a minute, I don't mean to be argumentative, but I just cited Rhode Island, which is close to Canada. They deport them.
CALLER: Right. Right. But I'm talking about --
RUSH: They don't give them in-state tuition to the state university.
CALLER: But I'm talking about just a lot of people in the United States that don't really realize the effect of the illegal immigrants.
RUSH: Okay. Well, all I can tell you is the overwhelming polling data from across the country is Arizona is supported. Thirteen states are considering adopting Arizona's law. I think the people of the country are far more up to speed on all of these things than you think. You just don't see the evidence of it. You just don't see it. But it's there. Don't doubt me.
RUSH: We keep hearing from people who on one issue or another say, "I don't think people get it. I don't think people understand just how bad it is." I must respectfully disagree. I have my finger to the pulse of this country. Folks, I am telling you, the people of this country are wee-weed up, remember that? They are wee-weed up. Arizona could turn out to be the Alamo and Fort Sumter all rolled into one. Just be patient and wait for November. But we are all wee-weed up. Everybody is.