RUSH: Patrick in Hampton, Virginia. Welcome to EIB Network. Great to have you. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Yes, sir.
CALLER: Hey, I’ve been listening to your radio show for over 20 years. It’s been fun listening to you.
RUSH: Well, thank you, sir, very much. I appreciate that.
CALLER: Before I do, I just have a little request… It’s before you let me go I have a little request to ask you and a suggestion based on that request. Okay. Now, it’s a little old now from what my topic is. But originally… Just to make note, I’m originally from New England. And I’ve done genealogical research — I’m leading you up to what I’m going to talk about — and I find out that I’m related to Alonzo Cushing, the one that was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Obama last year.
CALLER: And I found out… A different line of Cushings. But I found out that one of the Cushings — one of my ancestors — married a Lincoln of a different branch, not of Abraham Lincoln’s, but they’re both related. So I’m definitely related to Abraham Lincoln as well.
RUSH: So you’ve got generational roots to the Civil War. That’s where we’re going here.
CALLER: Yes, I have an ancestor also involved in the Civil War directly as well. Now, the premise of my call is that, of course, I have relatives and ancestry that fought for the Union, that fought against the slave states.
CALLER: Yeah. And we know that the slave states seceded from the Union, basically they wanted to maintain slavery. They didn’t like Lincoln, my relative (chuckles) that wanted to make all states free states. So that’s why they rebelled.
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no.
RUSH: They wanted to be left alone to run their states the way they wanted to and in order to do that they were going to secede and Lincoln said, “We can’t preserve the nation, then. We will not have a nation by allowing the secession.” So we went to war. Southerners called it the “War of Northern Aggression.” The South was not trying to spread slavery around the world. They wanted to just maintain it themselves. Southerners will say that wasn’t even the reason they went to war. Lincoln said it was in large part, but there were a lot of factors. But, anyway, I’m sadly out of time. Oh my gosh, I’ve got to take a break. Imagine that. Gee!
RUSH: I was talking to a prominent Republican last night about the Supreme Court decision yesterday.
He said, “Yeah, you know, Rush, elections have consequences.”
I said, “What does that mean?”
“Well, the American people spoke. They get what they voted for.”
“You mean you’re not going to push back on it?”
That opened my eyes yet again.