RUSH: Let me start with Lucy in Berlin, Wisconsin. Lucy is 11, folks, 11 years old. Hi, Lucy. Welcome to the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi.
RUSH: Hi. What’s up? What’s happening?
CALLER: Nothing right now. I’m at school one day and we were watching CNN Student News, and there’s this question that said, “What was Paul Revere’s career?” and I was the only one who got it right because I read your books.
RUSH: Isn’t that sweet? Isn’t that sweet? Watching CNN Student News — that’s not gotta be a good thing, I have to say, CNN Student News. Did they make you watch that, Lucy, is that part of your school?
CALLER: Yep. They make us watch it.
RUSH: CNN Student News.
RUSH: How much news? I mean, like how long does it go?
CALLER: Ten minutes.
RUSH: Is it every day?
CALLER: Yep. Mostly.
RUSH: So this was probably about the time capsule that was found with Paul Revere and Sam Adams that they had left?
RUSH: And you were the only one in class who knew the answer because you had read the Rush Revere books?
RUSH: That’s astounding. That is fabulous. Congratulations to you.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: Have you read all three books, Lucy?
CALLER: Well, I’m reading the third one right now.
RUSH: You are. Okay. Well, look. You deserve a gold star for this. So I need you to hang on and ask your parents if it would be okay if we sent you some prize stuff.
CALLER: Well, actually, all them are at work right now, but I betcha that would be okay.
RUSH: Okay, I’m sure it will be too, but I always like to respect the parents. What we’ll do here is you hang on and Mr. Snerdley will get an address, make sure it’s a FedEx address. We don’t use the mail for this.
RUSH: And then if your parents have a problem with it, you tell ’em to get hold of us.
CALLER: Actually, my mom loves you, so —
RUSH: Well, then it’s not gonna be a problem. But what I was gonna say is, if your parents have a problem with it, you tell ’em to get hold of us, but don’t tell them how, that way you’re guaranteed to get the prize.
RUSH: All right, so don’t hang up, Lucy.
CALLER: Okay, bye.
RUSH: We got one more. This is Nicole in Orem, Utah. Nicole, great to have you on the program today. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Mr. Limbaugh.
RUSH: Hi. What’s up?
CALLER: I really love you and your show. Me and my mom listen to all the time. Yeah, you’re pretty amazing.
RUSH: Well, thank you very much. I love hearing that. Fabulous to hear that. That’s great. That’s great. Nobody ever hears that kind of stuff enough, Nicole, never. I could hear it all day. That’s great. Thank you.
CALLER: Yeah. So I just wanted to call and let you know that I have a liberal geography teacher at my school and he tells us a lot of crap about global warming and the government is supposed to take care of us. And our next topic has been religion, and he has been talking about how Islam is a religion based on peace, and he tells us the story of Mohammed, and —
RUSH: Wait a minute. Nicole, how old are you?
CALLER: I’m 14.
RUSH: So what grade does that put you in?
CALLER: Ninth grade.
RUSH: Okay, so you’re in middle school, you’re in Orem, Utah, and you’ve got a teacher that is proselytizing religion to you?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: And he’s telling you about the religion of peace?
RUSH: That would be militant Islam. Well, Islam.
RUSH: And you hear it all, global warming and the government will protect everybody and you’ve learned the story of Mohammed. Where does this end? What else do you hear? What else are you taught?
CALLER: He made us watch a video called The Story of Stuff, which said that the government is there to take care of us. He said, “How many of you disagree with that?” and I was one of the only people who stood up.
RUSH: How many in your class?
CALLER: There’s probably like 35.
RUSH: And you’re the only one that stood up?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: What happened to you?
CALLER: He said, “Why?” and I told him because the government has three main — has three jobs, to protect us from foreign forces, to do currency and mail, and to protect the rights of the people.
RUSH: Oh, that last one had to get him. Oh, man, that is right — protect the rights of the people. Oh. Gold star to you, Nicole. What did this teacher say to that? He’s a geography, did you say, teacher?
CALLER: Yeah, he’s a human geography and world civilization teacher.
RUSH: Human geography. Yeah, I took that.
CALLER: He’s an AP teacher.
RUSH: We called it Social Studies. Human geography.
CALLER: Yeah. He told me, “So what about seat belts? Are you saying that we shouldn’t be protected, that they shouldn’t make laws about seat belts? What about all those people who die?”
RUSH: And you said?
CALLER: And I told him that’s not their place, that’s up to the states, and he sort of tore me apart —
RUSH: Oh, man, I’m sure.
CALLER: — in front of the whole class.
RUSH: Tore you apart how? Personally? I mean, did he —
CALLER: Well, no, he took my opinion and he just sort of hit at it with his liberal ideological opinion, slash, perspective.
RUSH: Did you feel humiliated?
CALLER: Yeah, just a bit.
RUSH: Hmm. This is not uncommon. You’re gonna encounter a whole lot of this as you continue to go through school. ‘Cause most of the teachers you’re gonna have are like this guy. But that’s kind of cheap, asking for opinions, ask you to stand up, and then you do, and it sounds like he sat out on a course to tear you back down. Well, what’s it make you want to do? Do you want to now shut up in the class just to not get this guy’s attention, just to skate through? How are you gonna deal with it?
CALLER: Actually, I just studied more on the topic so that I could have a better argument and tear him to shreds.
RUSH: Holy smokes, this is incredible. I do not believe it, 14 years old. You need to be the teacher in this class. Nicole, you’re great. Look, I need you to hang on, too, so we can get your address, send you some stuff, too. This is great. Don’t change.
RUSH: Don’t change. Just hang in there, be tough, and continue doing what you’re doing. It’s fabulous. That’s Nicole in Orem, Utah.
RUSH: Our first caller from Wisconsin, Lucy? Did you notice, ladies and gentlemen, she said when I asked her to get her parents’ permission before we send her stuff, “They’re not here. Oh, no, no, no.” She’s listening to the program without her mommy and daddy there! She’s listening on her own. I’m gonna give you a little trivia about where she’s calling from, Berlin, Wisconsin. Back in the seventies and eighties, practically 95% of National Football League jerseys were made in Berlin, Wisconsin.
The company was Medalist Sand-Knit, and the primary material was Nylon Durene. The Pittsburgh Steelers were the only team not to wear mesh jerseys. They didn’t wear jerseys with holes in ’em, and their jerseys were Nylon Durene. But Medalist Sand-Knit was in Berlin, Wisconsin. They made overwhelmingly, like 90%, of the NFL uniforms for the longest time.
RUSH: Here’s Ron in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Great to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, I’ve been waiting many years to say this. Major mega dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you. Thank you very much.
CALLER: Love the show. I just wanted to comment. I feel bad for that young gal, Nicole, that called earlier. My suggestion to her is to give her a little inspiration, Rush, maybe you should quote some Founding Fathers. Some quotes from John Locke, guys like like, maybe John Adams, to help her out. But she should rent the movie God’s Not Dead. The kid in that movie kind of went through the same thing she’s going through.
RUSH: I don’t think she needs any help. You’re talking about Nicole. We had two —
RUSH: We had a nine- and a 14-year-old, or 11- and 14-year-old call, the first two calls of the day. And Nicole, I mean, she didn’t need any inspiration. She’s loaded for bear. She’s ready to go.
CALLER: You’re right. You’re right.
RUSH: She took it to that teacher.
CALLER: Yeah. Well, Rush, my question is to you, I’ve been wanting from you a book. I love the Revere books for my young kids, but I have a teenager in high school and I’d love for you to write a book mainly for these teens. They’re so easily influenced by these teachers at that education level. And me, as a parent, I really need a tool, and I’d love a tool from you to compare the differences between a conservative mind and a liberal mind and some of the programs that the conservatives believe in and the liberals believe in. Something that I can give a kid, or my child, to give them that information.
RUSH: Well, now, it’s interesting you say that. Let me tell you about the Rush Revere books. We purposely left expressed politics out of the books. It’s there, but it’s not identified. Those books are about freedom. Those books, the Rush Revere books, are about liberty and how the United States is the lone outpost for it in the world and how that came to be.
And it’s a mission to teach young people without putting obstacles in their way. Here’s the truth, kids. This is how your country came to be. This is who made it happen. This is what they believed in. These are the things that happened along the way. These are the struggles that they overcame, the adversity they faced, and who were the enemy. And explaining all of this, it’s all obvious without pounding political terminology at them.
So, by design, there’s no politics in these books. We didn’t want the books to become targets in any way, shape, manner, or form. So they’re strictly devoted to the truth of the founding of this country and what it was about, liberty and freedom, human dignity, the power of the individual and his role with his government, pure and simple.
Now, your idea about a book for parents or teenagers that explains the differences of liberalism and conservatism issue by issue, that’s not a bad idea, actually. Well, it’s not a bad idea. I know I’m not working near hard enough, I’m sure.