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RUSH: We go back to the phones on Open Line Friday. Brighton, Colorado. Macy, 12 years old, is with us. Macy, how are you?

CALLER: Good, how are you?

RUSH: I’m fine. I’m really good. Thank you. I’m glad it’s Friday. Thank you.

CALLER: Me, too. I’m calling just to say thank you for your show and Hillsdale College, ’cause I’ve learned a lot. I’m taking the online course right now about the Constitution.

RUSH: Wait a minute. You are 12 years old, and you’re taking a course online that is taught to college freshmen and sophomores, and you…? You follow it?

CALLER: Yeah, I do.

RUSH: That’s amazing. You must be… You must be brilliant!

CALLER: Oh, thank you so much.

RUSH: Which I would understand, given that you listen to this program. I think listening here would prepare you well for a Hillsdale lecture, but, still, I’m dazzled. That is incredible. You’re 12 years old and you’re actually able to get something out of those lectures on the Constitution?

CALLER: I am. It’s very interesting, and my grandpa, he listens in, too, and he’s the one that introduced me to your show.

RUSH: I have to ask you, what grade are you in in school at age 12?

CALLER: I’m in seventh grade.

RUSH: Seventh grade. So how much, just in school, have you been taught about the Constitution so far?

CALLER: Well, we haven’t. Since the school year just began, we haven’t really learned very much, but it’s very interesting to get more background knowledge for when I do learn it.

RUSH: Oh, yeah, so in grades…? It’s been so long for me I’ve forgotten, so you have to refresh me. In grades like two through six, there wasn’t much, if anything, on the Constitution, right?

CALLER: Yeah. And we haven’t really learned anything yet, either, right now.

RUSH: And, yet, here you are, you’re taking a college-level course on it. You have no background in it yet. You have no foundation built. Well, what is your thought? I’d be fascinated to know what you think of the Constitution. With this being the first that you’ve learned about it, what have your impressions been?

CALLER: My impression is that I think it’s very…? I think that Americans are very brave for standing up to the British, and I feel that I think if that didn’t happen back then, that our world wouldn’t be like it is today.

RUSH: Well, that’s absolutely true. I’m still just blown away by you. How many lectures in the series have you seen so far?

CALLER: Right now, I’ve seen about two.

RUSH: Oh! Well, you’ve got a long way to go.


RUSH: I tell you, the people at Hillsdale are gonna be so blown away that you are able to follow this and learn from it. They’re gonna be jazzed. They’re gonna be thrilled.

CALLER: Thank you.

RUSH: You’re probably ahead of some of the students that are on campus.

CALLER: (giggles) Thank you so much.

RUSH: Well, you’re more than welcome. I tell you what. Do you have an iPad, Macy?

CALLER: No, I don’t.

RUSH: Do you think your granddad or your parents would mind if I gave you one?

CALLER: I don’t think they would mind.

RUSH: ‘Cause you could really put one to use.

CALLER: Oh, thank you so much.

RUSH: You would really be able to put one to use. Now, I’ve got… There are two sizes here. One’s a 10-and-a-half-inch screen, and the other’s big. It’s like 13 inches. They’re identical except for the size. They’ve got the same guts, they’ve got the same processor, the same everything. Which size do you think would be easiest for you to use and carry around?

CALLER: To be honest, I think the bigger one would be better.

RUSH: Everybody chooses the bigger one.

CALLER: (giggles)

RUSH: Right on. Okay. I have one just for you, and I’m gonna send you a fast-charging cable too.

CALLER: Thank you so much.

RUSH: This will charge twice as fast as what’s in the box. So hang on, Macy, so we can get an accurate FedEx address for you to get that thing out.


RUSH: It’s amazing that she is 12 years old and taking a college online course on the Constitution. That blows my mind.

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