I came across this transcript of Rush’s radio broadcast and I felt the need to share it. He is absolutely right on both Christmas and the Tea Party. As we hear in the 1966 Christmas movie The Grinch Stole Christmas: “How could it be so? It came without ribbons!… it came without tags!… it came without packages, boxes, or bags”(Grinch) “He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. Maybe Christmas, he thought… doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps… means a little bit more!” so it is with the Tea Party.
The Tea Party is not a neat package of ideas written down in a manual or SOP like political parties are want to do, it is instead an ideal based on 238 plus years of history. In reality that history goes further back to the Greek City States and the Roman Republic when people first realized they could think for themselves. The basic beliefs behind the tea party are freedom, liberty, and natural rights. Just like Christmas, the Tea Party means a little bit more and as such modern day politicians do not seem to understand that. But it is not just an ideal, it is being an American and is in everyone of us if we would just let it out. It comes out when we believe that we have a free mind just as the meaning of Christmas comes out when we believe.
RUSH: As you know, every year to one degree or another, there are attempts by the left to eliminate Christmas. If they could, they would totally eliminate it. They’re unable to do that, and they will never succeed, by the way, in eliminating Christmas from our minds, from our hearts, from our faith.
They will never succeed. All they can do is raise a ruckus about nativity scenes or other public displays, outlawing Christmas carols or not being allowed to say “Merry Christmas” but having to say “happy holidays.” They can do all of that they want. They can tinker with that all they want, but they are never going to prevent Christmas. They can’t. Christmas is. Christmas will happen. You can eliminate all the ancillaries. You can outlaw Christmas trees if you want. You can outlaw Christmas decorations. You can outlaw Christmas carols. You can do all of that. The left can try to do all that, but they are not going to stop Christmas. They are not going to end it, and they’re not even going to make a dent in it.
The thing to note about the so-called war on Christmas is who’s conducting it and why. And what is it about Christmas that makes them unable to, if not embrace it, to simply accept it? Okay, so they don’t happen to believe it. Move on. Celebrate something they do. Why must they spend their lives wiping it out? Why must they get rid of all visible signs? Because it makes them totally uncomfortable. Why does it make them uncomfortable? Why in the world would something that’s steeped in joy and love and giving make them so uncomfortable? Well, you and I all know the answers. Don’t even need to say it.