RUSH: Here is Ron in Colorado Springs. It’s great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you for taking my call. It’s an honor to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you. Thanks very much.
CALLER: I’m an active duty military member and a huge fan, longtime listener, and my main comment today is just to say a big thank-you for your support of our military over the years. It’s great to have an advocate like you, and I just really wanted to say how much we really appreciate you.
RUSH: Well, let me tell you something. I appreciate that, but it’s back at you times ten, because it was just last week that we went to a dinner that was in honor of the Navy SEALs — and, in particular, Navy SEAL museum which is up in Fort Pierce, Florida. Oh, I can fly up there in ten minutes. I just love these things. The discipline, the honor, the devotion to tradition, the regimentation — and I don’t mean that in a restrictive way.
But people who are the best at what they do, who have a great love and respect for the country and remain the solid rocks that they are regardless of the various stages our culture is in and out of… It just is inspiring every time I’m around these people, in uniform or not. This was an in-uniform event and as I get older, I become more and more in awe of the people who volunteer for the Armed Services and the situations they find themselves in that 99.5% of our population wouldn’t do, and don’t do.
They don’t volunteer for it. And as I get older, I do: I have a greater awe and respect for what they do and why they do it. So each chance that I get to be around that, most of the time I avail myself of the opportunity. So I really appreciate your call, but as I say: Back at you times ten.