RUSH: Let me ask you a question. How can we ever hope, before I get into the details of the story, let me set up with a question: How can we ever hope to fix anything when liberals keep breaking anything that works? If you listen to the liberals, you would think a Boy Scout meeting is a gathering of homophobes. They are 12-year-old kids! Even if they know what gay means, and they become homophobes? Do they even care? What happens to them in the Boy Scouts is they learn values. They learn public service, skills, crafts, teamwork, survival, discipline, and the liberal answer to that is, ‘Too bad! They don’t meet our politically correct standards.’ You may say, ‘Rush, what’s this all about?’ I’ll tell you. Three headlines. ‘Murder Rate in Philadelphia Skyrocketing,’ reports Bianca Solorzano. So far this year, there have been 103 homicides, more than New York. That’s from CBS News. From the Christian Science Monitor: ‘With more than triple the US average of African-American homicides, the city is battling to protect kids from gunfire.’
From the Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘Philadelphia had the highest murder rate among the nation’s 10 largest cities last year…’ From the New York Times, December 6th. ‘Boy Scouts Lose Philadelphia Lease in Gay-Rights Fight — For three years the Philadelphia council of the Boy Scouts of America held its ground. It resisted the city’s request to change its discriminatory policy toward gay people despite threats that if it did not do so, the city would evict the group from a municipal building where the Scouts have resided practically rent-free since 1928. Hailed as the birthplace of the Boy Scouts, the Beaux Arts building is the seat of the seventh-largest chapter of the organization and the first of the more than 300 council service centers built by the Scouts around the country over the past century.’ So while the murder rate in Philadelphia skyrockets to the point that they are asking civilians to help the cops police neighborhoods, the Boy Scouts are being told to scram because they’re homophobes. This is what I mean: How can we expect to fix anything when liberals keep breaking everything that works? And that is exactly and precisely what I meant to say. They keep breaking everything that works, because the things that work can be tied directly to the traditions and institutions of this country’s history and founding, and those traditions and institutions are under assault. Anything that works, has got to be broken.