RUSH: Where you been, Snerdley? Snerdley walks in here, brings me his stack of show prep that he wanted me to see today, and he's outraged. Have you not been listening to this program? "More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance." And it talks about how the average annual saving -- ahem -- for women is $269. And it just hit you that everybody's demanding a benefit, $269 a year, and women can't pay that on their own? The taxpayers have to provide the $269? Yes.
Well, here's the thing. I know. Women have demanded independence and power and feminism and all this, and now demanding everybody pay. I don't even know how many women really are demanding it. You know, it's leftist women that are pushing this. But I learned something about this over the weekend that I hadn't stopped to consider.
Mr. Snerdley and I, and I assume a lot of you folks, too, we're from the old school where you provide for yourself. We were raised that whatever you want or need, you go out and get a job and earn enough to buy it. If you can't afford it, then you put it off until you can. But the last thing you do is ask somebody else. You don't go down the neighborhood and knock on the front door of people and ask 'em to buy whatever you want. That's the way we were raised. But the thing I have learned is that men are totally supportive. Today's young men are totally supportive of somebody else buying women their birth control pills. Make sure the women are taking them, 'cause sex is what it's all about.
Pajama Boy types having sex, sex, sex. That's what it's all about. Everybody wants it and whatever it takes to make it safe. And if it takes the taxpayers buying women birth control, the men are for it, too. It's cheap insurance, and if this is what women want before they'll have sex, then fine. So this is the change that you and I were slow to arrive to because we were brought up with the idea that sex has consequences and that it's somewhat special, and that if you want something you provide it yourself. You don't ask somebody else. That's all out the window now, as you will hear on today's program.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me give you just a little headline rundown. There was a piece in the New York Times over the weekend, a feminist scholar claims that we have been, I guess, essentially defrauded by the Declaration of Independence. There is a period that should not be there. The period comes after "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Because what comes next should not have been offset with a period. There's a fake period in the original parchment, and the original purpose, according to this feminist scholar writing about it in the New York Times, the original purpose of the Declaration was in fact to establish a huge, Big Government to guarantee and provide those rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Now, say what you will, but this is a scholar who is teaching your kids, and she just got ink in the New York Times. These people never go away. You can sit here and laugh at it and reject it as crazy, but I'm telling you it's gonna be picked up on and it's gonna be become a discussion topic of some seriousness at some point, maybe this week, if it hasn't already on cable TV. The truth doesn't matter. (interruption) What do you mean, how can you read history and come to that conclusion? This is about changing history, not acknowledging it. This is about the full-fledged assault on the founding of the country that centered on self-reliance, rugged individualism, and small government.
They're attacking this notion and they're doing it via young, impressionable minds who are already predisposed to government stepping in and solving every problem. (interruption) Do you think these people, do you think this woman's even read the Federalist Papers? This is my point. Every day we're playing defense. Every day we get up and we look at the latest assault, and we don't have time to advance anything. We are just getting up, seeing whatever assault they are making on our great country and just standing up and trying to stop it.
The Google founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, granted an interview, both of them together, sometime recently. I read about it over the weekend, and Larry Page as the CEO, says the whole idea of full-time work is outmoded. It takes people away from the things in life that are truly meaningful and enjoyable. So we need to be thinking about how we can move everybody to part-time work and compensate them fairly so that they have time to have a well-adjusted and all-encompassing life that is not focused on dreary work.
The other Google cofounder, Sergey Brin, was dead serious when he said that it is time that we got serious about getting everybody out of their own cars, getting rid of the privately owned automobile. So those are three things, and there's a couple of others. But this is what I mean. Every day it's an all-out assault on essentially the founding of the country.
I want to take you back and play a sound bite for you. Me. Just to show you, just to illustrate, well, yeah, call it my prescience, back in January of 2009. Remember when I said, "I hope he fails," and it caused a firestorm? Well, I knew then, is the point, where we were headed because I know what liberalism is and I know who Obama is. I educated myself to what he believed and who he was, and it was no mystery where we were headed. In June, six months, almost to the day, June 11th of 2009, six months after I said "I hope he fails," here is a great example of being on the cutting edge. I told everybody in 2009 that Barack Obama's America would be marked by chaos, turmoil, and violence. Here is me, your beloved host, June 11th, 2009.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Whatever it is, income level, age, race, sex, they have to get people focusing on all of the things wrong in America because of these inequities -- income level, age, race, sex, discrimination, what have you. To be frank, President Obama needs you to be contemptuous of others so that he can appeal to you emotionally. His emotional appeal is based on creating tension, and the left has been doing this in this country for years.
Feminism is a way to get men and women arguing with one another about things and get them distracted. All of these isms, all of this grouping of people and then claiming they are all victims is simply about creating contempt. So they want to you hate doctors and insurance companies now. That's the next target. They want you to hate doctors and insurance companies so that they can take over the entire industry at the federal government.
They want you to hate executives so that they can impose their will on big companies. They want you to hate people who make more money than you do so that they can seize their private property. Sponsoring hate, promoting hate, is an exclusive of the left. They own it. They thrive on the promotion of hate and angst and contempt and unrest and chaos. It is the only way to distract people sufficiently so that the left can accomplish its statist objectives. They want turmoil, and if it doesn't exist, they create it.
RUSH: And so now, let's return to the news, shall we? Thanks to the New York Times, of all places, we now know (get ready) that 300,000 illegal aliens have come into our country just since April. Now, I want to put that number in perspective. It's not the 65,000 we originally were told about in January in the onslaught of unaccompanied children. It's them plus everybody else.
Since April, 300,000 illegal aliens -- and this is a figure cited proudly and happily by the New York Times. To put that number in perspective, since we were just talking about the 70th anniversary of D-Day, 300,000 is twice as many illegal aliens entering this country as there were Allied soldiers landing at Normandy on D-Day. There were 150,000 soldiers that landed as part of the D-Day invasion.
That invasion was the result of the largest armada in history sailing from the UK, and since April we've had twice that many illegal aliens. All of them are poorly educated, all of them are low skilled, and all of them are poor. Obama, on July 4th, celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, said, "Don't make it harder for the best and the brightest to come here."
In other words, this invasion of 300,000 since April represents the best and the brightest -- and if you oppose it, then you are, what? Well, racist and bigoted. Of course, we're not supposed to call this an invasion. Maybe that's right. I mean, maybe it isn't an official invasion when the country's leaders invite the invaders in. That's what's happening here. These people are being invited in.
These people are being transferred by us, in many cases. The New York Times also let another detail slip out in this story over the weekend. "More than 85% of the so-called accompanied alien children from Central America," that'd be Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, "have already been released to relatives in America." More than 85% matches the 90% that we've been told by other sources.
So we got the New York Times saying 85% (other news agencies have used the figure of 90%) that have been released by ICE and Border Patrol to "relatives" in this country. So virtually none of these children have been sent back to their home countries, and they won't be sent back. What's next to happen is their parents will be found and also brought here.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson says, "We have to do right by these children," and that means releasing them to anybody who claims to be a relative. As we mentioned last week, it's already been reported these people are just among families. I mean, how could you check them out? Those 300,000 unknown people who arrived since April, children, and they've already been connected to family?
How do we know? We don't even know who's here, we don't even know the total number, and yet we've found family members of these 300,000? Now, back to the New York Times and their 300,000 illegal alien number who have arrived here since April. That 300,000's comprised of the 52,000 unaccompanied alien children plus 240,000 adult illegal aliens. In other words, 240,000 illegal alien adults came over the border since April. This is in the New York Times.
They're happy about it.
They're proudly announcing this.
We didn't hear a peep about it until this New York Times story over the weekend. We've been focusing on unaccompanied children. It was 52,000, 65,000. Now all of a sudden the number is 300,000 and we're happy! It's the best and brightest, and man, oh, man, this is great! This what America's really all about.
But we didn't hear a peep about it from anybody in the media or from our government.
In fact, all we've been hearing from the news media is how illegal immigration's tapered off to almost nothing. You remember that? It tapered off because our economy was in the doldrums.