Copied from the Rush Limbaugh Website
So to me it’s entirely reasonable that poor people, especially as close by as Mexico, would want to get into this country. That’s not the crisis. It’s common sense. The crisis is the American left. The crisis is the Democrat Party, and to a certain extent certain elements of the Republican Party, who look at these people as nothing more than serfs, pawns, people to help them maintain current economic status or political status. They’re either cheap labor or they are guaranteed voters. They’re not looked at as anything other than that.
Now, I’m convinced — and I have people telling me that I’m wrong about this every time I mention it. But I’m convinced that when Trump as a candidate kept talking about the wall, I think it’s always been symbolic. But the way things have evolved, it has now become real. We already have fencing in a lot of places and we have certain areas of our border where walls and slats have been built, and it is a reality, and they work. I’m not arguing that walls don’t work and I don’t want to… In fact, I’m not even arguing against the wall here.
the real focus as it is in most everything else that we find ourselves engaged in — is liberalism. The left, communism, socialism, the Democrat Party. That’s why we have a crisis here. We cannot unify around the idea that there ought to be a defend border and that there are laws determining who is and who intent eligible to become a citizen, and until people follow that route they are not gonna be let in. We can’t even come to unity on that?
We’ve gotten to the point where the Democrat Party and certain Republican interests want there to be open borders because these people are needed for others in the Democrat Party to maintain their status, their political power, and their economic circumstances. I think a lot of people are this way and they’ve gotten to the point now the wall is the only thing that’s gonna work since there isn’t a unified objective here of defending a country and maintaining our sovereignty. I just…
It’s a challenging thing because when I hear these people tell me, they almost sound pained to think that there’s gonna be a gigantic wall. But then, folks, if you look around the world, there are walls everywhere. They’re going up and they’ve been going up since the beginning of time — and they work is the reason why they’re going up. There’s a gigantic wall in Syria to keep certain elements out. The Israelis had to build a wall. The Vatican has a wall.
You know the drill about how all these people are hypocrites because they use walls to defend and protect their property and themselves, but somehow the same thinking doesn’t attach itself to the country at large. I think… Don’t misunderstand. (chuckling) I’m not trying to talk Trump out of this. Do not misunderstand. I’ve gotten to the point where whatever it takes to defeat the left — within civilized boundaries, of course. I’m not off the deep end on this. I just think they’re the problem. More and more people out to be aware they’re the problem.
No, no. Look, don’t misunderstand me, folks. We would not need a wall if we enforced the law! We wouldn’t need a wall if we enforced E-Verify and illegals could not get work. We wouldn’t need a wall if we would simply prohibit welfare, health care, and education payments to illegals — even children. It’s $630 million, I think, in California alone. We wouldn’t need a wall if we would close the loopholes in our amnesty laws and in the asylum laws, the loopholes in asylum. We wouldn’t need a wall if we would prohibit free health care to every illegal who arrives here.
We wouldn’t need a wall if we would prohibit free education to illegals, and we wouldn’t need a wall if we would prohibit free housing. But the reason we have a crisis is that the Democrats would never agree to any of those things — and, by the way, if we started enforcing all that, the numbers of people trying to get here illegally would be reduced by a factor of I don’t know what. If there was no benefit to getting here illegally, they wouldn’t try. This is on us. This is on the Democrat Party. This is on everybody benefiting from the suffering of these people and the pretending there are no laws here.