RUSH: We go to Patty in Biloxi, Mississippi. It’s great to have you here. Hi Patty.
CALLER: Hi, Rush, how are you doing?
RUSH: Good, thank you.
CALLER: I was wondering about… What would be the possibility of setting up a sanctuary city program for, like, businesses and people to kind of help us from the unfair and burdensome EPA regulations?
RUSH: You know, I speculated about this yesterday. Why can’t we set up a sanctuary city where anything we want to do that we used to be able to do is permitted? If marriage is strictly between a man and a woman like it’s always been, why can’t we have sanctuary cities where that’s the case? How do they get away with sanctuary cities that break the law, allow breaking the law in violation of US government policy? And notice who enables it! The federal government when it’s run by the Democrats.
CALLER: I’m sure there would be some people who would love to maybe have a sanctuary city for taxes.
RUSH: Uh, well, see, it’s always what the federal government chooses to enforce. If you set up a sanctuary city and you say, “The maximum tax rate anybody will have to pay here,” just pick a number, “is 25%,” the Feds are going to come get you. Whether you have got a sanctuary city or not. But if you’re a leftist, and you have a sanctuary city where illegal immigrants can live legally under any number violations of US law, the federal government has to be complicit in it.
But even when Republican presidents have been in the White House, these sanctuary cities have existed. Do you know that 33 states have at least one sanctuary city? Did you know that? Thirty-three states have at least one sanctuary city. I’m pretty sure. I think I saw that this morning. My question about it is, “How in the world is it tolerated?” Look, I know the answer to the question. Liberalism is liberalism, and it’s all part of one big movement to corrupt what has always been thought of as the majority in this country.
I’m not talking about religious majority or racial majority.
I’m talking about way of thinking.
Obama is flooding the zone, folks. Obama is single-handedly trying to change the face of this country, and he’s doing it in wanton violation of the law. Now, he’s claiming, “I’ve got the presidential powers here of executive order, executive action. So I’m not breaking the law.” And our side gets into academic intellectual debates over whether Obama is right that he has this kind of power.
Meanwhile, real damage is inflicted. But here’s the thing: Obviously people on our side of the aisle don’t think way, otherwise there would be a “right-wing,” quote/unquote, sanctuary city. We just don’t think of wanton, open lawlessness as a way to advance a political agenda. We’re real old-fashioned in that regard. But I understand. I understand everybody’s frustration with this, particularly when it results in the murder of American citizens.