RUSH: Gainesville, Florida. This is Kim, and welcome. It’s great to have you here. Hi.
CALLER: Thank you so much for taking my call.
RUSH: You know, Kim is one of my all-time top ten favorite female names.
CALLER: I’m so excited.
RUSH: It really is.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: Hey, I hope this story makes you smile as much as it did me yesterday. I was driving my eighth grade daughter home from school, and it’s midterm week for the eighth graders.
CALLER: She was talking about her US history exam and so I was asking her how it went and everything, and she said, “Well, you know, Mom, last night when I was studying,” she said, “I was going through the book, and I was going through my notes, and I picked up Rush Limbaugh’s book,” and she said, “I was reading it to study.” And I kind of looked at her, I said, “Are you serious?” And she said, “Yeah. And guess what, Mom? It helped.” And I said, “That’s awesome.” I said, “Tell me how it helped.” And part of the exam was an essay that they had to write from the perspective of a Massachusetts resident during the Revolutionary War.
RUSH: Oh, cool!
CALLER: And she said, “So I could write this,” she said, “as if I were there, because I sorta was.” Doesn’t that just make you get chill bumps?
RUSH: It does. It absolutely does.
CALLER: I couldn’t believe it. I was so proud of her. She said that there were things in the book that she read that they did not teach her in school.
RUSH: Yeah. You know, we’re hearing a lot of that from even adults —
CALLER: I know.
RUSH: — who are reading the books, and they’re saying, “Gosh, I didn’t know this about this or that aspect of American history.”
CALLER: Well, it made me so happy. I had to let you know. Thank you so much for what you’ve done. I hope you don’t stop writing.
RUSH: No, no, no, thank you. I can’t tell you, that is, I mean, music to my ears. We had many hopes and dreams with this book series. First and foremost is actually teaching love for America —
RUSH: — and respect for it. And countering all the hate and the criticism. There’s reasons to really love and appreciate this country. And so many of these things aren’t being taught anymore. That’s number one. Number two, bring families together, have kids and their parents or grandkids, grandparents read these books together, have them explained, discussed. But that is ideal. The book has come in handy and helped her pass a test —
RUSH: — in addition to all the other materials she had to study. You made my day.
CALLER: Can I tell you one more thing?
RUSH: Yeah. Of course.
CALLER: There are students in her school that will not pledge allegiance to the flag in the morning because they say it’s brainwashing. And my daughter is disgusted.
RUSH: This is eighth grade?
CALLER: This is eighth grade. Yep. Eighth grade.
RUSH: I was 12 or 13 in eighth grade. How old is your daughter?
CALLER: She’s 13.
RUSH: Yeah, it’s about right. Things haven’t changed.
CALLER: I can’t thank you enough. I’m reading the first book myself, and I’m enjoying it as well.
RUSH: You know, this is my point. The Pledge of Allegiance is considered propaganda. That’s what they’re being told. These kids weren’t born thinking that stuff. Who’s putting this crap in their heads? Maybe their parents. Maybe the schools. But to think the Pledge of Allegiance is propaganda? If they think that’s propaganda, what are they believing is the truth? Anyway, Kim, I can’t thank you enough. I appreciate your call. Thanks much.