RUSH: Here’s Eric in Harvard, Illinois. You’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Greetings from the Midwest. How are you?
RUSH: Very well, sir. Very well indeed. Better than a human being should be.
CALLER: Great! Well, I was ecstatic to hear the ninth grade student yesterday calling. I’m in tenth grade, and unfortunately I think I have an advantage over him. I’m homeschooled, and I was listening to that little bit when I was on the line where it’s making fun of homeschooling. I thought that was pretty funny.
RUSH: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. We do not make fun of homeschooling.
CALLER: I know, I know.
RUSH: We’ve got a satire. We play some of these bits and when people on hold, they hear these things.
CALLER: Yeah, I thought it was funny, though.
RUSH: But we don’t make fun of homeschooling here. Don’t give people the wrong idea.
CALLER: Oh, I know that. I know that. It’s by far a better way of learning, and we win all the spelling bees and the science fairs and everything. So, go figure.
RUSH: I know. They also think you may as well be space aliens.
CALLER: Yeah, really.
RUSH: You can actually read. You have a love for the country. Now, how does this happen?
CALLER: Well, I actually went to public school for K through six, and then we had some problems with learning and I was paired up with a couple illegal immigrants, you know, Hispanic children in an ESL class and that was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and —
RUSH: Okay. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Dare I ask, what is an ESL class?
CALLER: It’s an English as second language class for science, and so —
RUSH: You had to take English as a second language class?
CALLER: Yes. Yes. You couldn’t decide anything. You just were put into it.
RUSH: You speak English!
CALLER: Yeah, I know but —
RUSH: You had to take English as a second language course?
CALLER: Right, right; and a science class, too. So it wasn’t like learning Spanish. But you were integrated with a Hispanic student and the goal was class was to have the students exposed to English while learning science at the same time, and that was just it. So now I’m homeschooled, and I use a wonderful curriculum and —
RUSH: Let me ask you a question.
RUSH: Do your parents go to church?
RUSH: (snorts) Oh, I knew it. Do you?
RUSH: (snorts) I knew it. I knew it. And that means you believe in God, right?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: You really… Do you realize what an oddball you are?
CALLER: Oh, yeah, and being on Facebook, I remember right around the election time last time, they said, “Oh, I could care less about politics or whatever,” and that really influenced me. They had an essay contest for the VFW, Voice of Democracy, and it was: How does my generation have a role in America’s future? I participated in that. Unfortunately I didn’t win but I started off with the point of America doesn’t care anymore — or American youth doesn’t care anymore — about the things in life that matter, and I thought that was a very interesting thing to participate in.
RUSH: Let me ask you: Do you own a gun?
CALLER: No, sir, but we want to.
CALLER: We’re actually moving to Kentucky, but we live in Illinois right now.
RUSH: This is the greatest American family we’ve had on this show in I can’t tell you how long!