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El Rushbo to the Palm Beach County Sheriff: I Don't Hate the Government

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RUSH: The Palm Beach Post today, have you seen this? (interruption) Well, no, I don't read it, but I saw it on Drudge. It's a top item on the Drudge Report. The Palm Beach Post says the Florida legislature has given the Palm Beach County sheriff "$1 million for a new violence-prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado," these gun events.

The article says that the sheriff "is readying a hotline and is planning public service announcements to encourage local citizens to report their neighbors, friends or family members if they fear they could harm themselves or others." The article says, "As a side benefit, law enforcement will have needed information to keep a close eye on things." The article quotes the sheriff as saying, quote, "We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government..."

"We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government" and plans to do something about it. Now, a lot of people in Palm Beach County oppose this, and they're quoted in the story saying basically, "Wait a minute, now. This is going a bit far." But that quote is attributed to the sheriff: "We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government," or hates other things and might take action.

Now, I don't hate the government, but how many people...? (laughing) How many people are going to call the sheriff and report me? I have been saying publicly that I hope the president fails. Does that count as hating the government? I don't hate the government, but how many people here in Palm Beach County who listen to this program think so? We're huge here. Hee-hee-hee-hee-hee.

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RUSH: One thing about the Palm Beach County thing. The governor has to sign off on this before it goes into effect, and I don't think he has. So it's not now. I don't think you can call yet. Well, you can call. I don't think they can do anything yet. I better turn on the beams in my property this afternoon.

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