From the November 17 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: Anyways, the argument raging is what to do with these refugees. And the left just seems eager as they can be. Once again, to everybody else, in utter defiance of common sense. They say it is the maximum expression of the American experiment. And what do they say the American experiment is? The American experiment is the only experiment -- this is the way they describe the founding of the country, by the way, as it suits their purposes. Here we have this lone experiment in the world of human freedom, and as such we must be open to one and all. We must be tolerant of everything. Otherwise, we are not being true to who we are. We are not being true to our values. And this is what Obama means, by the way, this is my opinion. I'm not quoting leftists here. When you hear Obama constantly refer to, “this is not who we are. This is not what America is,” he is using the same definitions that these leftists intellectuals are hyping. That this is an experiment. It's an ongoing experiment. America's an ongoing experiment and the results are not in yet. We are still in the test phase, and we are being really tested now. And we're not America if we don't let anybody in who wants to come in, whether they're coming in from the southern border. Whether they are terrorists or whether they are just poor, or whether they're uneducated, it doesn't matter. America means if you're oppressed, if you're starving, if you're thirsty, anywhere in the world, you can come here. That's what America is. And any limits on that are not who we are. Any limits on that violate this great American experiment of freedom. Now that is one of the most half-baked explanations and definitions of America I've ever heard. It is totally absent any concern for American sovereignty. It is totally absent any concern of American national security.
Really this is a smokescreen for the fact that they don't like the way America was founded. They don't like that America is predominantly Judeo-Christian. They don't like that America is predominantly a Western civilization country and that's what they're trying to tear down. And they're tearing it down by allowing all of these people to emigrate and migrate and comes as refugees, who have no interest in becoming Americans, who have no interest in assimilating.
They want these refugees and illegal immigrants to come here because that's part of the plan to water down and dilute what America is all about. So in the midst of this, a bunch of governors are saying “we don't want these refugees. We don't want them in our states.” The leftest intellectuals and the president and the media standing up saying, “Well it's not you decide. You don't have the right to decide. The federal government has total say so over who gets into the country, who is a citizen, who isn't, and how they get here. You governors have nothing to say about it.”