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Parents on Why They Ordered Rush Revere

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RUSH: Washington, DC.  Jeff, great to have you on the program.  Hello, sir.

CALLER:  Good afternoon, Rush.  Thanks for taking my call.

RUSH:  You bet.

CALLER:  I ordered Rush Revere on Amazon for my eight-year-old daughter, Aurora, and she can't wait to read it to me. 

RUSH:  How many copies?

CALLER:  Just one so far, but you want me to order 10 more?

RUSH:  (laughing)

CALLER:  I tried to pass stuff out at her school, but her principal is -- I tried to give them my month-old American Rifleman magazines to put in their library, but they won't accept those.

RUSH:  Yeah, that doesn't surprise me.

CALLER:  So, but every day she's indoctrinated at her public school, so each day we discuss her subjects, and I correct any misinformation she's been given, so I can't wait to read the book with her.

RUSH:  See, that right there, folks, is exactly what made me enthusiastic to do this.  Now, in your case, your daughter comes home and you care how she's being misled.

CALLER:  Absolutely.

RUSH:  You care.  I don't know if all parents do, and I don't know that all parents even know.  And even if they do know, I don't know how many of 'em want to even get into it.  I know plenty of parents who are afraid to tackle a school because they think and they fear that it's gonna result in a bad grade for the kid so they just sort of let it slide and hope it all works out.  But the situation you describe, your daughter is indoctrinated every day and when she gets home you try to undo it. That's exactly why Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims was written.

CALLER:  I wish I could send her to private school, but I pay about $75,000 a year in real estate taxes which go to pay for the schools. So if they'd give me that money I'd gladly send her to private school. I own a lot of rental properties in the area, so I figure I should be able to send her to whatever school I want but --

RUSH:  I would think so. See, this is another argument for vouchers.

CALLER:  Exactly.

RUSH:  You take the equivalent of that and you send her wherever you want to send her and that's called education reform.  But it's guys like Obama who oppose that. 

CALLER:  Absolutely.

RUSH:  Guys like Obama who shut down such schools in Washington after he was inaugurated.

CALLER:  They're only pro-choice for what they want to be.  They won't let me be pro-choice for my school.

RUSH:  Right.  How old is your daughter, did you say?

CALLER:  She's eight.

             

RUSH:  She's eight.  So you ordered a copy so she can read it to you? 

CALLER:  Yes, she's a pretty fluent reader at eight, which she should be.  I mean, her brothers and sisters were even ahead of her in terms of reading, but she's pretty fluent.  Among other things, I'm a federal firearms dealer, and every time I sell a firearm, she recites the Second Amendment and passes out Constitutions to all my buyers.

RUSH:  Wow.  That's awesome.

CALLER:  So she's learning the Constitution.

RUSH:  That is excellent.  You're doing great.

CALLER:  Well, thank you.

RUSH:  You're doing great.

CALLER:  And I want to thank you for all you do and all the provocation you thrust upon the left because it gives me ammunition to argue with them every day.

RUSH:  Well, I appreciate that.  I'm glad that you're inspired by it.  That's another purpose here.  So it's fabulous.  I'm glad, Jeff, that you got through.  Thanks much. 

Jennifer in Floyd, Iowa, you're next on the EIB Network.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hey, Rush, how are you doing?

RUSH:  Good, thank you.

CALLER:  Good.  Hey, I just wanted to tell you we pre-ordered your book and we're eagerly awaiting its arrival.  We have a five-year-old daughter.  We're homeschooling her, and yesterday I grabbed out one of my old history books I had when I was in school and I was trying to explain to her the Mayflower Compact because I wanted her to understand why the Pilgrims came here for economic and religious liberty and that God is in our documents. So I'm just so excited that there's something for children now that they can read and get the truth.

RUSH:  When you explain this to her, you said she's five years old?

CALLER:  Yes.

RUSH:  How does she react to it?

CALLER:  Oh, I mean, she doesn't understand a lot of it, but every once in a while we'll just be talking at the dinner table, and she'll say something, she's starting to just get little slivers of it.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  She's starting to understand. We'll talk about taxes and it's funny, but she said, "President Obama can't get my money 'cause it's in my piggy bank."

RUSH:  Well, that won't deter him long.

CALLER:  Right. 

RUSH:  The fact that you are already discussing the Mayflower Compact --

CALLER:  Yes.

RUSH:  -- with your five-year-old?  That's great.

CALLER:  We want her to know the truth.  They indoctrinate kids so young in our schools and I want her to know the truth and see the documents that, yes, this is what they had in mind, that God was in our country, he is in our country, and that they need economic liberty also.

RUSH:  Well, it's all in there, and the Mayflower Compact is reproduced right there for one and all to see in Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims.  How timely is that?  That's great, Jennifer.  Thanks much.  I appreciate it. 

Karen in Wallingford, Connecticut.  Hi.  Great to have you here.

CALLER:  Oh, Rush, I'm so honored to talk to you.

RUSH:  Thank you.

CALLER:  I am the first generation Rush Babe, and I can't tell you how excited I am about this book.  I'm gonna buy each and every one of my eight children a copy for Christmas. 

RUSH:  Oh, God bless you.  God bless you.  They each get their own copy.

CALLER:  They're all going to get their own copy, absolutely.  I was surprised during the first election when Obama was admitted to this country, I was so surprised that they were coming home, some of them in grade school, with these liberal ideologies that were being crammed down their throats.

RUSH:  Oh, how about the songs?  "Barack Hussein Obama!  Mmm!  Mmm!  Mmm!"

CALLER:  Yeah.  The chants, the songs. He was such a hero, and one of my sons came home one day and said, "Well, you know, Rush really cares about women."  And I almost fell on the floor.  So we need this kind of stuff.  I'm absolutely thrilled about this book.

RUSH:  Well, you know, I listen to you and Jennifer, some of the other callers, something else that appears that's gonna be good about this is that it is going to buttress what some people are already trying to teach their kids.  One of the little factoids of life that's true, and sometimes with kids, the parents need to be validated by others.  Sometimes the parents don't know what they're talking about. The parents say it and the kids distrust it.  "Well, that's dad just trying to get me to think what he thinks."  But if there's an independent source that comes along that validates, then it can be even more powerful.  Not to say that that describes your circumstance specifically, but it is a phenomenon. I did it.  My dad would tell me things, "Yeah, yeah, yeah," and I'd hear it from somebody else, "Oh, must be true." It's just part and parcel of the rebellion, although your age-group there has not yet gotten to that stage.  But nevertheless, Karen, thank you much.  We deeply appreciate it.

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