Rush: ‘You Could Legalize Rape’ If You Claimed It Was a ‘Civil Rights’ Issue


1RushRush Limbaugh joked that “you could legalize rape” as long you did under the pretense of passing civil rights legislation.

Taking a call from a listener lamenting that “the media is not covering this transgender thing the way normal people, or sane people like myself,” see it. “It’s really interesting how they took gun control and turned it into gun safety, but they’re not treating this as a safety issue,” the caller added.

“No, that’s actually a good point,” Limbaugh responded. “Civil rights — you could legalize rape if you called it the Civil Rights Act of 2016.”

Limbaugh went on to argue that “civil rights” was a gild the left applied to get its way on a host of issues: “If you call it a civil right, then you automatically make it impossible for people to oppose it,” he said.

He continued:

So they always attach people, the reading public, the news consuming public, has been conditioned to attach the words “civil rights” to race. Now it’s being expanded. Civil rights, gay marriage; civil rights, transgender bathroom rights; civil rights, whatever the left wants. Except over here, rape has become a safety issue. But over here this stuff is a civil rights — if, when you hear the left equate anything with civil rights, what you should learn is this is how they are attempting to corrupt the culture. And they’re doing it under the banner of civil rights, which is supposed to shut you up. It is supposed to silence opposition, because nobody with a brain is ever supposed to violate civil rights.

[h/t Media Matters]

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