RUSH: Joe in St. Louis, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Rush, I know that you’ve always told us you’ll let us know when.
CALLER: I want to know where we can go. I don’t want to be part of this anymore. And Snerdley asked me, ‘What do you mean by this?’ We don’t have a country anymore. We don’t have a nation of laws anymore. It doesn’t matter who passes a law. The people in Nebraska, whatever, passed the immigration law, the city council overruled them. It doesn’t matter what the people in Arizona do. I want out. This is worse than being in a bad marriage. I want out. If Arizona or Alaska would secede, I’d be there in a second. I’m ready. I can’t take this anymore.
RUSH: It’s what I meant yesterday when I opened the program saying there are people literally depressed about the future of the country. They’re not enjoying their lives. It’s not the time to leave, though, Joe. We’re gonna need people like you.
CALLER: Rush, I’m not depressed. I see the handwriting on the wall. This is what they want. They want us to hate each other, they want us to fight with each other, and it will be total chaos. Rush, where did all of those busloads of people that came into Arizona today come from? How did they get there? Who paid for the buses? Where did those people come from? You don’t think it was the SEIU or somebody like that, or ACORN or whoever? This is what they want. They want us to fight and hate each other. This has been their plan all along and I don’t want to be part of this anymore. I have nothing left. There’s nothing that I can look at anymore that makes me proud of this country. You know, you had six or eight or ten different people suing the state of Arizona. The ACLU? It doesn’t matter what you or I or straight thinking people do. They will find a way to crush us. I’m not depressed, Rush. I just see the handwriting on the wall.
RUSH: Now, come on, Joe. You’ve gotta be a little depressed out there after reciting that litany. Where do you want to go?
CALLER: You know what? I’ll tell you what, I would go to Texas, Arizona, Alaska. If Alaska decided to secede, I’d go there.
RUSH: Well, but no, they’re not. No, no, no. If these states don’t secede, and the odds of that are very low, where you gonna go?
CALLER: I know. You know what, Rush, I don’t know. You know what? I’m almost ready to cry, ’cause I don’t see us going back. I don’t see us… You know, this is our fault. For 40 years we’ve allowed these people to take over the schools. Why do you wonder why w have high school teachers in California that claim that we invaded California and they hate United States and they hate Anglos and the New Black Panthers hate whites? Why do you think we haven’t? Because this is what they’ve learned, this is what they’ve been taught in schools.
RUSH: I know. I know. We sort of let this happen because nobody took it seriously enough. We were more concerned with being civil and having civil arguments and so forth and getting along with everybody. Nobody really took ’em seriously. Nobody thought they would ever be able to accomplish this. Nobody thought they’d be patient for 40 or 50 years to get to this point.
CALLER: And they won’t let us alone. It doesn’t matter what it is. You could look back over the last 30 or 40 years — and you’re much smarter than I am. The only reason I have any intelligence because I’m a graduate student of the EIB. But you can look back over the history of time. Whatever it is, eventually it will be reparations, it will be a value-added tax, it will be all of these other things. I remember a congressman talking about the value-added tax on 60 Minutes 20 years ago, and he said something like, ‘We’d never get this passed.’ You know, and it’s the same way with legalize marijuana. The people in California want to have a party, but you know that you and I are the ones who are gonna pay the bill because eventually the government, Obama or whomever is going to bail them out. I just can’t do it.
If they want to be insane, they could be insane in California, but they’re not insane in California. Now they’re dragging it here to me and they’re gonna make me pay for the chief of police that’s getting $800,000 a year and $150,000 pensions for teachers and all this crazy stuff that they give away. And, Rush, it doesn’t matter if it’s the president of the United States or an alderman here in the city of St. Louis. In the City of St. Louis they spent $20,000 to paint flowers on fire hydrants and when the guy on TV asked them, ‘Do you really think it’s a good expenditure of money right now?’ He said, ‘I think it’s an excellent way to spend money.’ It doesn’t matter if it’s the little board of aldermen guy or all the way to the top, they will not leave us alone. There is no honesty or integrity in anything that any of them do anymore.
RUSH: Yeah, all of this is true, but the fact of the matter is that that kind of thing cannot be sustainable. That kind of thing cannot survive. It will implode on itself. We’ve seen it happen. We’ve seen it happen time and time again.
CALLER: Well, and who’s gonna pay for it? Me and you? My kids? Your grandkids?
RUSH: Well, yes.
CALLER: Your brother’s kids?
RUSH: We’re right in the middle of the implosion. Your reaction, I think, is symptomatic of everybody not gonna take it anymore. I don’t think most people are to the point of giving up or checking out. I think they’re to the point of stopping this and reversing it and doing what they can. Most people have no choice. Most people can’t leave. We’re not gonna go to New Zealand. We’re not going to go to Costa Rica. We’re not going to go to Singapore. We certainly aren’t going to go Iran. Where you gonna go?
CALLER: I don’t know. There’s no place — and, you know what, Rush? I think about this all the time. There’s no place left for me. Are you or people that work and, you know, try to act responsibly and do what they’re supposed to can raise their own families and try to take care of our own children and their grandchildren… Rush, I get up in the morning, I go to work ’til about two o’clock, I come home and baby-sit my grandson because I love him while my daughter goes to work, and when my wife gets home at four or five, I go back out and go back to work. There’s never been a time in my life that I didn’t work at least two jobs. You know, and there’s no place left for me. There’s no place left for me.
RUSH: See… Look, I don’t want to dispel your passion because your passion is needed. But this is the only place left. That’s the point. This is the only place left. There’s nowhere else you can go. The only place we can reestablish the United States of America is the United States of America. We’re not going to be able to reestablish it in Ireland. Not to put anybody else down, but we’re not going to be able. Look around us. Why did this happen? You seem big on, ‘How did this happen? Forty years of this, 40 years of that, 40 of inattention to things.’ I’m attacked. Everybody on our side is attacked. If I were distracted by it I could spend every minute of this show defending myself against slurs, slander, libel that’s out there. But I don’t want to let them succeed in distracting me from all of this.
We get attacked even from our own side. It’s all there in that piece. Anglo Codevilla, the American Spectator, the ruling class. The kinds of things I’ve been saying for years. Nobody gets outta high school. Everybody wants to be in the big clique. The thing is this clique has serious ramifications. You’ve laid it all out. I can’t do a better job than you have of laying it all out. It’s been going on for years and years and years. There’s a soft tyranny where the will of the people is rejected. The statists advance their agenda regardless. They can be elected, put in the courts, the bureaucracy, and the media, academia. These are the institutions that slowly but surely have been populated and bastardized.
The answer to this, Joe — and there is an answer to it. The answer to it is to elect conservatives. Not pretenders, not panderers, not just Republicans, but conservatives who understand what’s going on and have the guts to do something about it. Not all at once, but to get it started. But look at what’s happening. People on our own side are out there trashing Sharron Angle. ‘Well, we can’t win if we’re gonna sit there and say, ‘We can’t reform Social Security.’ You can’t mention Social Security.’ Look, if we can’t beat the most despised liberal Democrat in the state of Nevada — if we can’t beat the most unpopular liberal Democrats that have ever been unpopular — with this set of circumstances, then it’s over.
But we have not gotten to the point where we can’t beat them yet. This November is crucial. There’s always an answer to this stuff — and it works every time it’s tried, Joe — and it’s called conservatives. It’s not to the point where we need to chuck it and move away or give up or any of that. This has been building for 20 years, for 20-plus years. It’ll be 21 on August 1st. That’s coming up pretty soon, by the way, the EIB Network’s anniversary. I’ve been ringing the bell about this — and all the while, people on our side have been co-opted by the ruling class. We can’t wait on someone else to ride to the rescue. There is no cavalry. We are the cavalry. We’re going to have to do this ourselves. Joe, thanks for the call.
RUSH: There is good news in all of this, folks. The good news is that the people are with us on this! The good news is that people are engaged, ready to deal with this in November. I could be wrong about this, but I don’t think so. This judge has put the icing on the cake. This judge has confirmed for tens of millions of Americans these people need to go, the Democrats and Republican apologists. We are going to strike politically at the ruling class in November and we’re gonna continue to strike ’em until they’re broken up, otherwise it’s over, and people don’t want it to be over.
Remember I was on William Shatner’s show, Raw Nerve? I really enjoyed it, by the way, I really enjoyed meeting William Shatner. He didn’t want to talk issues. Of course with me you can’t avoid it, we eventually got into issues, we talked about I think the environment or health care, and he finally looked at me and said, ‘How do you know?’ I said, ”Cause I’m Rush Limbaugh, I know.’ Too few people are willing to acknowledge what they know and I know. I know what I’m saying is right. It’s my job to know. People have been warning this day was coming. My father told my brother and me 50 years ago this day was coming. Ronald Reagan said it. And nowhere else to go. This is the last best hope on earth. There’s no place else to go for freedom. It’s my business to know. That’s how I know. Too many people are afraid to admit what they know is right, ’cause it’s controversial, or it will cause controversy or it will cause confrontation.
We need to elect people to federal office who will take that Arizona law, make it federal law, apply it in every state, every town, and every city. That’s what we need to do, and we’re on the verge of it. Now is not the time to check out. This is the time to strap it up. This is the time to strap it on. Not tune out. November’s not that far away. How about all of you people that told me, ‘Rush, let the Democrats win, let Clinton win, let ’em all win, let people find out how bad it is.’ Okay, you got your wish, they’ve won, you’ve found out how rotten they are. Now what? Now we take it back. It’s that simple. We better not have damn well sat around and let ’em win just to let ’em win.
RUSH: Alex, Apple Valley, California. One minute, but I wanted to get to you, sir. Hello.
CALLER: What happens after amnesty gets passed? Do they close the borders then, or what?
RUSH: Well, see, that’s the thing.
CALLER: And then also, what’s unemployment going to be like in five or ten years when their kids —
RUSH: Look, this is the point. The Democrats don’t care about that. All the chaos that you’re envisioning with these questions you’re asking is exactly what they want. It just means the federal government needs to get bigger to provide benefits for all of these people who are out of work. ‘Cause all amnesty is is a voter registration drive for the Democrat Party. And sadly, there are a lot of misguided Republicans who look at it the same way, as a voter registration opportunity, amnesty. We need to elect people to federal office who will take this Arizona law, make it a federal law, apply it in every state and town and city in this country.
RUSH: I don’t have time to play the audio, but Jan Brewer, the governor, just said it’s important to remind everybody that today absolutely the federal government got relief from the courts to not do their job, and that means that now they’ve got this temporary injunction, they need to step up, the feds do, and do the job that they have the responsibility to do for the people of America and for the people of Arizona. Obviously it’s a little bump in the road, it’s just an injunction, a temporary injunction, our legal team and I’m sure the US of America’s legal team will be looking at some of the issues that they’re concerned about. She’s not giving up, the governor of Arizona, and we aren’t, either, and we’ll see you tomorrow.