JASON: There is something, though, that is out this week that must be addressed. And Rush did a great job of it a few years ago. And I want to replay that because the rationale for open borders by so many on the left and on the Chamber of Commerce right is, “Oh, gosh, we don’t have workers, so we’ve gotta basically take in everybody else.” And there is a grain of truth in everything, but in this particular case you can extrapolate that to the birthrate.
We now have the lowest birthrate, the lowest birthrate since 1979. It fell 4% last year to about 3.5 million babies, six straight annual declines. It’s actually quite shocking if you think about it. They declined 4%. That’s about double the average rate of decline in the last few years. People — the DINKs (Double Income No Kids) — are not having kids. They’re not understanding what family is.
As we’re talking about the economy, you gotta understand something. The economy is made up of two fundamental things that spur economic growth and only these two things: people and productivity. Output per worker is dependent upon capital formation and productivity, one — and, two — the number of workers. So when, you know, Joe Biden would call it a giveaway to small business if you have depreciation, straight line depreciation.
Some of the digits, however you depreciate your business equipment, “Why, that’s a giveaway to business.” No. The businessman or woman buys the truck for the truck driver, and the truck driver is a lot more productive with the truck than without it. That’s capital formation. That’s productivity increase. You must have capital. But you also must have the truck driver, people. And when we’re not having babies, there’s gonna be an economic effect.
But more important than that, there’s gonna be a cultural effect. We are losing the concept of assimilation and what it means to be a citizen of a Western society. Call it The Death of the West, as one pundit did years ago. But it’s happening. And the left doesn’t care because they’re citizens of the world. They’re elitists who sit atop.
It doesn’t matter what the peasants are doing. They’re guarded off. But the rest of us want a cohesive nation built on our values, values of the enlightenment, the Age of Reason, the Roman Senate, everything that has to do with the West, Western Civilization. It’s very, very dangerous to keep that going with a falling birthrate in America. Here’s what Rush had to say about it. Hit audio number 9.
RUSH: Have you followed what is going on in Germany? It is an absolute disaster. Angela Merkel opens the borders and brags about the fact that she wants 800,000 illegal and immigrant refugees per year, because the German birth rate is below population replacement levels. So you have got a labor force problem. And it’s totally out of control. It’s not being reported on in this country because it would not be helpful to the pro-immigration, open-borders crowd in this country. But it’s the same premise.
What people don’t understand, the reason why you have a tough time convincing people, when you run out and tell people that are not particularly politically oriented, who don’t pay attention to politics every day and who have been sucked in by the premise, “Hey, we’re a great country. There are people around the world suffering, if they want to come here to better their lives, why shouldn’t we let them?” That’s a very seductive argument. It’s used on unsuspecting people who are unaware of the real motivation behind people who want mass immigration and open borders.
So here they’ve got it in their minds that it’s the compassionate thing to do. It’s what powerful people with plenty and abundance do. We share it. Why in the world would we want to not treat these people nicely and so forth? But what you’re faced with then is, you’ve got to tell them why the pro-immigration, open-borders forces are really doing it. Then you get into politics. And if the low-information crowd that thinks this is just a wonderful humanitarian thing to do, if they don’t have a political-understanding foundation, you are running an obstacle course trying to change their minds about it. And that’s where we find ourselves in this country, because the real reason — and let’s take the Democrat Party first.
The real reason that left-wing Democrats, which is about all there are anymore, are so in favor of open borders is this. The Democrat Party politically, for its enduring power and thus survival, needs a permanent underclass of people dependent on government. And the fastest way to get them is to bring them here from poor nations when they’re young, when they’re uneducated and unskilled and can’t work and thus they arrive totally dependent.
And if this happens with a Democrat in the White House, they are going to grow very accustomed to the government of the United States taking care of them. As they learn who the government is, i.e., it’s Obama and Democrats, they become Democrat voters. And that’s the reason they support it. It’s not compassion. It’s actually the opposite of compassion. They want poor and uneducated, low-skill people to come into the country and stay that way. That’s the trick. They want them to stay ill-educated. They want them to stay lower middle class to poor.
They don’t want them earning a lot of money. They don’t ever want them becoming independent. It’s hideous. It’s the exact opposite of compassion, why the Democrat Party is in favor of open borders. And the more of those circumstances that exist, the better. The less English they speak, the better. The more dependent on government they are, the better. Because the Democrats then look at them as really just a giant, unregistered voting block waiting to be registered.
And you can easily poison those people’s minds against Republicans. All you have to do is say they don’t want you here. They don’t want you to have welfare checks. They don’t want you to have healthcare. So you cement them as Democrats for the rest of their lives. “Gee, Mr. Limbaugh, that sounds awful cynical.” It may sound cynical but it is the reason. That is why it’s not compassion.
It’s not charity. Well, it is that. But it’s not a desire to share America’s wealth with the poor and the impoverished of the world, because when they get here, the objective of the Democrat Party is to keep them poor and to keep them ill-educated. That’s the objective. The Republicans want them here because their donors do. Those people equal cheap labor. And the people who get hurt in all this are people who become educated and develop skills, who then have an ability to command a certain wage but they’ll never get it because the immigrants over here will get the jobs because they don’t have to be paid as much.
It’s hideous. And we find ourselves opposing it and when we do we are castigated as heartless and cold and unfeeling, when in truth we’re standing up for the humanity of everyone, the American citizens who are here. And we are trying to do our best in seeing to it that these newly arrived immigrants, if they’re left to be Democrats, they’re always going to be poor. They’re never going to be fully educated, by design. It can’t be compassion why the Democrats want them here. And the whole… I don’t know if we call them the program or what. But the numbers of people crossing the border are not subsiding. I mean, they’re continuing to come across in droves even during the campaign while nobody’s looking as focused as they have been.
JASON: I will tell you — as promised, coming up next segment — we will take a call on the Excellence in Broadcasting Network.
JASON: Illinois, Effingham. There’s Chuck. Thanks for your patience, sir. You’re on the Rush Limbaugh program.
CALLER: Thank you for taking my call. Mega dittos to all the listeners. We all loved Rush because he was accurate, and he made things easy to understand, and he certainly educated me. I can tell you that. I also want to say, the day that he told us, his listening audience, that he had cancer was like one of my immediate families had just told me that they had it.
CALLER: It was like it was coming from them. I was totally deflated.
JASON: He was inspirational in the way he handled his challenges. That is for certain.
CALLER: Yes. Well, Rush was… He’d say, “Folks, I’ll tell you when it’s time to panic,” and he also said that he got out before he could tell us that it’s time to panic, because it’s definitely time to panic. He also told us that if we lost this election, that the face of America is gonna change, and it would be unrecognizable. My question to you is, “Now what the hell do we do?”
JASON: Well, you know, it has been part of the psychological makeup of conservatives that they just want to be left alone. And when you want to be left alone, you want to, you know, create wealth and hire people and realize the American dream, but you don’t want to… I don’t want to say it’s avoiding conflict. We just don’t have time for arguing with people who are irredeemable, i.e., these left-wing Twitter trolls.
And yet we’ve arrived at the point where we can no longer turn the cheek, that we’ve gotta fight fire with fire. There’s a difference between self-defense and aggression, and we’re in the self-defense mode. And what I mean by that is, we have to start pushing back. We have to start going after these corporations and returning a few boycotts. We ought to quit carrying the water for corporate America when they turn around and support Democrats.
You look at my Senate race last year here in Minnesota. Every major corporation that’s included in the Minnesota Business Partnership supported a socialist for the U.S. Senate, Tina Smith; not me, a free market capitalist. Why would I want to carry the water for those bums? And we have to start looking at things that way.
We have to start looking at these real Karens who get in your face when your mask is down around your chin because you can no longer breathe. We have to look… We have to start telling people who are engaged in child abuse by mandating masks for 5-year-olds — who don’t need it, can’t breathe, and have asthma — that they are the lack of altruism, the lack of compassion.
They are tyrants. It’s just very, very tough for the right to do that. It’s not in our DNA, and it’s certainly not in the DNA of Big Government conservatives coming out of the Bush-Cheney years, and so they go along to get along. You know, it’s funny you should say this. So as the Democrat veers not port side, not to more liberalism, but to a collectivist, fascistic, tyrannical viewpoint of America and the world — I would say, you know, communist.
We used to say that in the Cold War, “Aw, you’re a communist,” but these people love big corporations as long as they do their bidding. They love that kind of private property. So maybe it’s more the corporatism of modern fascism. But as they go further left that way, what the old Republican Party did was follow the left. “Oh, we don’t have to go that far left. We can just go this far left and still get votes.”
That is the antithesis of what you’re talking about. What needs to be done is we need to… I don’t want to use the term “purge,” but, by the same token, we’ve gotta offer a choice not an echo. If you want to beat up on Donald Trump, join the Democrat Party because they got plenty of people there that would be willing to do it. Well, we don’t need you in a Republican Party that’s trying to unify for the midterms.
Republican Party has to have a, quote-unquote, “litmus test” of its own. The Democrat litmus test is command-and-control corporatism. Ours ought to be the workingman and woman, the middle class, the American lifestyle, the republic. And if you don’t get those people speaking in unity within Republican Party, you’re not gonna have a force, an opposing force that can be victorious. If that makes any sense to you.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
JASON: Well, I appreciate the call. You know, Rush had something on this Census count that I missed the other segment and I wanted to get to. Mike, do we have time to play that now? It’s gonna be close, right? Let’s go ahead and listen to Rush because this is a really important story.
RUSH: You know the real question here? Who took the citizenship question off the census and why? That’s the question. The idea that it’s controversial to put it back on, wrongo! And I’ll tell you who took it off. Barack Hussein O eliminated the citizenship question from the census. And the real pregunta is why? Well, we all know the “why.”
The left is doing everything it can to increase the census by including illegal aliens in it. And if you put a citizenship question on there, you might depress or suppress the participation of the illegals. And the Democrats demand and require that the illegals participate in this. They want as many unproductive, dependent souls as they can get supposedly living legally in the United States.
The census to them is simply a vehicle for the distribution of wealth. And they also, of course, want to use it to help in the drawing of congressional districts and this kind of thing. But it’s really primarily about money. So her comment here, “I do wonder that even if the citizenship question doesn’t end up on there, all of this kind of conversation around it could in fact do what they want to do, which is sort of depress the counting among people who might be afraid of answering the census question.”
So what she’s saying is, she is in favor of illegals participating in the census and putting down, “Yep, live here. Yep, I’m in the country. Yep, I’m here” and be considered a legal resident of the country. That’s what she would prefer and all of her leftist buddies. And she thinks the controversy here is going to suppress people or depress people from even participating.
But, again, this is a classic illustration of how we’re always on defense or way too often on defense. We get up every day we just want to have a good day, happy day, just get through the day here. And every day we have to respond and react to some wacko idea they’re putting forward. We want a citizenship question on the census like it’s been.
It was removed because they took it off for political reasons. Now somehow wanting to add it back makes us the racists and the bigots and the controversial types when in fact the question needs to be asked, why’d you people get rid of it in the first place? Because that’s where the answer to all of this lies.