RUSH: Jacob in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It’s great to have you next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Mr. Limbaugh. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: Oh, my gosh, folks, I forgot, I didn’t see, he’s 11 years old, and he’s a huge Rush Revere fan. How are you, Jacob?
CALLER: I am great and I just wanted to wish you a happy Presidents Day, but I also called to ask you a question.
CALLER: I love your books, especially Rush Revere and the First Patriots. What I want to know is what do you think about making them into movies?
RUSH: We’ve been thinking about doing that, Jacob. We’ve been thinking about animation, some kind of cartoon series, full-length movie. We’re still looking at all of these possibilities. I can’t tell you with certainty that it’s going to happen, but you can be confident that we’re looking into it. Which would you prefer, would you rather see a movie or like an animated version, a cartoon?
CALLER: A movie. A movie would be pretty cool.
RUSH: A movie would be pretty cool. Yeah, well, it would, it really would.
CALLER: Well, you just go through the steps on the show where like each chapter is like a different show, and Liberty definitely has to be in it. He’s awesome.
RUSH: Why. You just said Rush Revere is your favorite character. Who needs Liberty?
CALLER: Well, Liberty’s the horse and he can talk and he can go back in time.
RUSH: That’s true. I’m just kidding. Jacob, hang on here just a second, don’t hang up, don’t go away.
RUSH: Okay, we’re back now to Jacob in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and I wanted you to hold on because I wanted to ask you a couple things. You liked the first book the best of the three?
CALLER: No, the second one was really my favorite.
RUSH: But you want the movie made out of the first one?
RUSH: Okay. Well, any reason why?
CALLER: Yes, because it has a lot of information and it’s fun to watch and read, so if you put it into a movie, you could learn while just having fun.
RUSH: So each chapter you think should be a different section of the movie?
RUSH: Well, you know, Jacob, that’s pretty creative thinking for an 11-year-old. I mean, you obviously have an aptitude towards creative production.
RUSH: You may not know it, but you do. I mean, if you have those kinds of thoughts about how this book could be brought to the screen, be it movie or TV, that’s pretty cool, Jacob. That’s really neat, that’s rad, whatever.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: You bet. How do you say it when something’s really cool, what do you call it?
RUSH: Awesome. Okay, it’s pretty awesome that you have that idea. You like all three, you’ve read all three?
RUSH: You have. Okay, well, I will tell you what, I want to send you the audio versions of all three, ’cause you probably don’t have those.
CALLER: Yeah, I don’t.
RUSH: Yeah, I knew you didn’t. Well, I didn’t know, but it was the odds.
CALLER: Thank you very much.
RUSH: You’re welcome. That way you can hear me read the books so you can experience them again in a different way by listening to them, and that may even give you other production ideas on how to turn ’em into movies or animated versions or what have you. I asked Mr. Snerdley to get your address during the break. Did he get your address?
CALLER: Yes, he did.
RUSH: All right, cool. So you are all set up. So we’ll get that out to you and some other stuff, too. We’ll throw in some other surprises in the little goody package that’s coming your way. And hopefully you’ll have it this week.
CALLER: Thanks. May I make a comment about President Obama, please?
CALLER: I am very worried about where he’s taking our country and how he is spending my future. I am worried that he is a coward who isn’t leading and destroying terrorists. I am only 11, but what can I do to change this? I am not old enough to vote, so what advice would you give to kids my age?
RUSH: What you can do right now is exactly what you’re doing. And that is, you have these thoughts that have become fears. And you want to convert — you want to get rid of the fear. You don’t want to be afraid of this stuff, so what you’re really asking is how can I eliminate the fear? How can you stop why you’re being made to feel afraid here. You can’t look at this singularly. You have to look at yourself as one of many millions of 11-year-olds out there.
RUSH: And most 11-year-olds are not paying attention to the things that you are. So you’re always going to be a step ahead of them, if you stay on this path, Jacob, you’re gonna be a step ahead of ’em. One thing that I would warn you about is not to take personally, A, if you stay interested in this and stay informed on it as you get older, you’re gonna encounter people that are gonna be made, well, to feel a little nervous around you because they’re not gonna know what you know ’cause they haven’t taken the time. They’ve got interested in other things.
RUSH: And they’re gonna try to make you think like you’re worried about nothing or that you’re fretting over nothing, and that you ought to just relax and have fun. Don’t let people talk you out of your passions. Don’t let people shame you into thinking that you’re doing something that’s not good or productive. You’re gonna end up being a leader. If you stay on this path, and if you stay interested in these things and if you stay ahead of the other people that are your age, you’re gonna be more informed than they are, and thus you’re gonna more passionate. So you’re gonna have a chance to lead people. You’re going to have a chance as you get older to —
RUSH: — persuade people, if you stay interested in this stuff. Don’t hurry it. It’ll happen. You’ll get old enough sooner than later. And I know you’re gonna get impatient. When I was your age I wanted to be older. But be patient. It’ll happen. Getting older will happen to you sooner than you realize. And I would just stay continually focused on this stuff. And whoever it is that’s helping you to learn, I would continue to trust them, because, as far as I’m concerned, they’re teaching you the right things, correct things. So if it’s your parents or your grandparents —
CALLER: Yeah, it is, it’s my parents.
RUSH: — or whatever, I would continue to trust them.
CALLER: Yeah, my mom tells me a lot of stuff about the things that are happening on the news and politics and all that stuff, like taxes and all that stuff.
RUSH: Taxes? (laughing) At 11, you’re interested in taxes?
RUSH: That’s cool.
CALLER: I think that it’s not helping anyone, and his ideas are sort of in the wrong direction and is not doing anything about what is happening in America.
RUSH: Well, a lot of people think of it exactly that way. I’m not gonna tell you that you’re wrong. You know, I’ve never had an 11-year-old ask me this kind of advice. This is a first. So I’m really ill-equipped. I mean, I’m answering this off the cuff. First time I ever answered this. I know it’s frustrating. Jacob, there are people that are 40 years old who call here and ask me what to do about it, and they can vote. They can do a lot more than you can simply ’cause they’re older, and they’re frustrated, too, so you’re not alone in any of this.
There’s a cliche that young people are the future, you know, when you graduate high school and then college, your commencement speaker will tell you how you’re the future of the country. In your case it may actually be more relevant and true than otherwise would be because of the things that you are already interested in. You know, you’re young. Who knows what you’re gonna be interested in five years from now, but, if this stuff, if current events and the future of the country remain at the top of your list of passions, then I’m confident you’re going to be way ahead of other people your age in terms of what you know, and therefore your opinions that you’ve formed, and —
RUSH: — so don’t let people intimidate you because of that. Don’t let people make fun of you. Don’t let people tell you that you’re an oddball because you’re not interested in the same things they are. Just don’t be talked out of it. I think this is great what you’re doing, and I’m flattered that you like my books and they are a part of your thinking here. So just follow your passions, Jacob, whatever they end up being. And continue to listen to the people that you trust right now.
RUSH: All right?
CALLER: Thank you. You made my day.
RUSH: (laughing) Thank you. You made mine, too. I hope you call back sometime with an easier question.
RUSH: All right. See you next time, Jacob.
CALLER: Thank you.
RUSH: Jacob in Colorado Springs, and we will be back. Don’t go.