RUSH: I got an e-mail after that call from the doctor, and I'm sure that many of you are asking the same thing, "What's the bottom line?" His point in all of that was we've got no business allowing people from known Ebola-producing countries into ours. That was his whole point. And his secondary point, which confirmed his primary point, was he's a doctor. He said this idea that a patient has to be showing symptoms in order to infect people isn't necessarily true.
The doctor's point was that you can be infected by a patient who is not showing symptoms, and thus may not know that he or she has Ebola. There are instances of it. And because of that, his simple point was if the safety and security of America and her people is the primary concern, there's no way you let Ebola patients or you allow flights from countries such as the three in Africa, into the country. The Filipinos are banning all flights. It can be done. Lesser countries than ours are instituting such protocols. It can be done.
I have to be honest here with you, folks. We've got a call coming up from a guy, an admitted low-information voter who voted for Obama. He's been listening here for a couple of months, it says, and he's starting to see things differently. And I appreciate that. But there's some things I have to say here, and I have been saying them. I realize that to a low-information voter, say, somebody tuning into this program relatively new, maybe the first time, second time, first week or what have you, some of it may sound off-the-wall if they don't have a lot of listening under their belt to establish context or understand context. And if they don't have an understanding of prior Regime policies, the things that I may offer as analysis or opinion might shock them, which is not my intent.
But you remember when the doctor said common sense would say, given what we're learning, that you shut down flights from the three countries in Africa. Common sense. If your objective is to protect the country and the health of the American people, that's what you would do. That's common sense. I said, well, if you have a different agenda, you can very well have common sense attached to that agenda that makes no sense in what the doctor pointed out.
Let's say, for example, that there's a political agenda at work, which there is. The political agenda, the political desire, the top of the heap political desire for the Inside-the-Beltway establishment today is granting amnesty to all of the illegal immigrants that are in the country now and future illegal immigrants. The number's anywhere from 11 to 12 million, and it may be as high as 15 million. Both parties, for different reasons, want those people to be legalized by granting amnesty or some other status that would allow them to become citizens down the road and become voters down the road.
Now, for that to happen, you can't close the borders. If you close the borders, if you shut down flights, say, from Liberia, Sierra Leon and Nigeria, then you've established a dangerous precedent for your other ideological policy desire, which is amnesty. To a new listener it might sound extreme or cynical that the regime would not shut down flights to this country because it would jeopardize another political objective they have. Now, for people to think that way, that's pretty brazen to put the health and safety and security of the American people second to a political desire you have. And a lot of people frankly, folks, are just not going to believe that, particularly newly arrived low-information voters.
They're not going to think of it that way. They don't think of the presidency that way. They don't think of the leaders of the country as doing things in a way that would subordinate the American people to danger, health risks and all that. Most people think instinctively that everybody in government's out to protect them, from the military to the presidency, to members of Congress, that everybody's looking out for them. Because that's what they think the job is.
Here along comes some guy that says, "Well, maybe not in this case." Maybe what's more important is making sure that they get their amnesty legislation or their amnesty policy done by the end of the year. They can't do anything that might jeopardize it and shutting down flights from Africa would clearly jeopardize it because it would clearly send a message that there are dangers to letting all kinds of people whom you don't know into the country. So if they were to do that, that would open up questions. "Well, why are you letting the southern borders stay open to anybody that wants to come?" And they don't want to deal with this.
This is a sad truth in reality. But it's getting harder and harder, if I may complain to you. I don't complain or whine much. But these are things that I don't think are deniable. At the same time, in thinking about people that are new, listeners to the program, can you imagine what a shock hearing something like that would be to them? And I don't want them running away. I want them to hang in and learn all they can. So it's an ongoing challenge here to be honest and express opinions here in a way that's not going to shock people.