RUSH: If Obama, if the president of the United States is serious about using the law to stop acts of terror, such as what happened in the gay bar in Orlando, then he had better try to change Sharia law, because that’s the only law those people listen to. They don’t care about US law. And no criminal does.
Let me go through it one more time. It’s not complicated. By definition, the law is not going to stop people who intend to violate it. You can write any law you want, and all it is, is a piece of paper. Without respect for the law, the rule of law, and a common understanding of the glue that keeps civil society together, laws are meaningless, except in how they define a society. Same thing with morality. Morality is how a society defines itself, defines what’s right and wrong.
The law is a coequal player in this.
The law also metes out what we do to people who break the law that we — as a society, via our elective representatives — agree with and agree to. The law might deter some, but it doesn’t deter everybody, by definition. There’s crime every day. People are violating the law every day. There is not a single law that could have been written in the United States Congress signed by the president would have stopped Mateen.
By definition, he was gonna get a gun or whatever else he needed wherever he had to. If there were no guns available in the United States, he would have still been able to get one, because there’s always gonna be a black market for everything that’s proscribed as illegal, be it a product or a service, a product or a behavior. You can pass laws banning everything. You can pass laws prohibiting this or that. People are gonna break the law every day and they’re gonna find a way to do it.
President Obama wants us to believe that the reason this happened is that there are guns and the Second Amendment, and the Republicans have not been strict enough in passing more meaningful gun control. Irrelevant. It has nothing to do with that. It would not have meant one iota in stopping this, by definition. The law does not stop criminals. The law does not stop people who break it. The law is not a magic wand.
The law has far greater purposes in defining a society, in defining a culture, in handing out punishment for people who violate it. But the people who violate it are not controlled by it. Then, of course, this is not gonna stop the Democrats or Obama because the only thing these single-minded people care about the advancement of their political agenda, the all-encompassing quest for power, coupled with elimination of any opposition. And to them the opposition is the GOP and conservative.
The opposition is not ISIS. The opposition is not Al-Qaeda. The opposition is not militant terrorism. Obama won’t even talk about it. But if he’s serious — and I still throw this out as a challenge. If he is serious about using the law, then he’s focusing on the wrong law. These people do not respect the United States Constitution. They do not respect the United States code. They answer to Sharia. If Obama is serious about changing the law in ways that would prevent things like this, he better go talk to the imams.
He better head off to Egypt and find the grand sheik that’s responsible for interpreting Sharia all over the world and have a talk with him and say, “You’ve gotta get rid of this part of Sharia that allows your people to start wantonly murdering ours.” But he’s never gonna do that. Somebody who has gone on record saying the most beautiful sound in the world is the morning call to prayer in Islam — somebody who’s gone on record as saying people shall not profit… What was the quote?
I’ll find the exact quote that he said. It is, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” So I don’t think we’re gonna have Obama calling up the grand sheik or the grand imam and saying, “Hey, bud, you know, your Sharia, it’s causing us problems.” He’s not gonna do that. The people in charge of Sharia have the most beautiful sound in the world to Obama: The morning call to prayer. I’m… Look, you want to use the law here, you’d better use the right one.
I’m telling everybody: If you want to use the law to try to stop San Bernardino, to try to stop the Fort Hood massacre — you want to use the law to try to stop what happened at the gay bar in Orlando — you’re using the wrong law, and you’re focusing on the wrong country. You need to change Sharia. And I don’t mean to be flippant here, but don’t try it. You don’t have a prayer. But I’m just saying, that’s where all of this behavior is dictated. That’s where all of this behavior is proscribed.
And yet we’re being told that it’s US law causing this to happen. US law, or the lack of strict gun control is making these terror attacks easier. Obama says it defies logic. It defies the most logical thing in the world to think that other people with a gun in the bar could have stopped the guy. No, it is the epitome of logic! How are these people stopped? Armed individuals. Usually the police. But we hate them, too, don’t we? Yeah. We can’t trust the police. We’re gonna try to put the police in jail.
We’re gonna have Obama and his attorney general in charge. We’re gonna monitor local police departments, put ’em under US supervision. We’re gonna “demilitarize” ’em, which means we’re gonna take away their body armor. We’re gonna take away their SWAT teams. We are going to find emasculate this country. We are going — under Obama — to proceed in transforming this country into disarming the police, weakening the police, weakening the FBI, under the belief that the police and the FBI and the US military are the problems in the world.
That’s who’s leading us today. The sad thing is — and I don’t know what the percentage is, but if it’s not 50, it’s damn close percent of the people in this country do not have the slightest idea what I’m talking about right now and think that I’m the extremist.