RUSH: You know, if I had a father, he would look like "Shorty" Delbert Belton, and, if I had a son, he'd look like Chris Lane. Nobody's gonna say that. Obama has not called the parents of Chris Lane. I don't know if Obama has called anybody related to "Shorty" Delbert Belton, but these two were people killed by bored, thug-wannabe African-Americans. There still has been more outrage over a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask than either of these two events combined. It's this kind of thing -- this cultural rot, this decay -- that you can't even address without being called a racist.
RUSH: People in this country have been so bombarded with "This is gonna kill you and that's gonna make you sick," or "this genetic trait's gonna kill you" or whatever, the people of this country have been so bombarded with the fact that they're gonna die tomorrow that they think the only way to stay alive is to have health insurance.
This has been one of the biggest scams that's ever been perpetrated on the people of this country. I am not kidding you. I honestly believe this. Now, I know some of you are shouting, "Hey, Rush, don't downplay this. Health is a big thing." I know it is, but, you know, it's hard to die. It takes a long time, and it's not easy to get killed. When it happens, those are rare criminal examples, but they're not the result of lifestyle choices. There's no insurance policy -- go talk to this poor kid in Duncan, Oklahoma. There's not one insurance plan he could have had that would have kept him alive because the culture killed him. And the same thing with Shorty.
There wasn't one health insurance plan that would have kept those people alive. That's a whole different problem. And I'm not talking about those. That's a different problem, and that's something else that needs to be addressed, by the way. And Pat Buchanan, by the way, does a great job. He's got a great paragraph in a column that ran at World Net Daily. Let me find it since I'm mentioning it. Hang in here, folks. It won't take me long. I don't have a big Stack today 'cause everything in the Stack is great, so I didn't have to put a bunch of BS in here as fillers.
"Teenagers who can shoot and kill a man out of summertime boredom are moral barbarians, dead souls. But who created these monsters? Where did they come from? Surely one explanation lies in the fact that the old conscience-forming and character-forming institutions -- home, church, school and a moral and healthy culture fortifying basic truths -- have collapsed. And the community hardest hit is Black America."
I love that paragraph. And I love this paragraph because I love brevity. The fewer number of words to make a point, the more powerful the point. The old conscience-forming, character-forming, character-building institutions -- home, church, school -- have collapsed. There's no argument about that. It's gotten so bad you can't talk about morality to people 'cause it's not your business. You can't talk about right and wrong to people. It's not your business to tell somebody else what's right or wrong because you don't understand their socioeconomic circumstance, and you don't understand their rage, and you don't understand the culture they come from. So you take your morality and you stuff it. And this is the result of that.
No souls. There is nothing bigger than yourself. Nothing more important than you. You are the biggest thing out there, the center of the universe, and whatever you want to do is fine. This is the kind of stuff that exists now. But this is exactly right. The Wall Street Journal had a column long ago that described morality as the guardrails on a highway. And ours are down. There aren't any guardrails and we're off the road, and there is no right or wrong because nobody's got the right to proclaim it, and if you do want to insist on a common morality or a common right and wrong, what are you? You are a heathen Christian pro-life hick, is what you are, in America today.
If you want to stand for a common morality, a common decency, a common sense, ordinary, everyday definition of right and wrong, you are public enemy number one. Is it any wonder, then, that churches are public enemy number one? Is it any wonder that the schools have been co-opted by the left and all these institutions that used to form character and morality and build character and morality are under assault and have been for years? Buchanan's right on the money here. There's no health insurance policy that woulda saved Chris Lane. There's no health insurance policy that woulda saved Shorty Belton. But everybody in this country's of the opinion that they can't get through the day without a health insurance policy. It's just amazing to me. It really is.