RUSH: Okay, the caller from Asheville, North Carolina, may be the only conservative in that city. I mean, that city and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They run a close second in all left, all the time. I should have made mention of the fact to the guy so he could have commented on it, ’cause there aren’t very many people that think like he does in Asheville, North Carolina. At any rate, he said that he has a year-and-a-half-old, three-and-a-half-year-old grandchildren, and he has already started reading them books from the Rush Revere Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans series.
He wants to know if I think reading to them that early will imprint their minds much the same way classical music in the womb is supposed to. I must be honest: I have no idea about that. I don’t have children, so I’ve never engaged in that kind of behavior. I only know what I’ve read about this, and as opposed to imprintation, I think repetition is probably what makes a greater impact, and not just on infants and crumb crunchers, young adults and adults. It’s all people.
I think the repetition of things… Because of memory spans being short and the onslaught of information that people can access, it is tough to cut through. I remember once that there was a thought that, you know, great classical tunes… In fact, when Zell Miller… Grab that, will you? Find it real quick. Governor Zell Miller of Georgia. They actually raised some money to try to imprint, as it were, the great, great culture and history that is country music to young infants in Georgia. It went like this…
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RUSH: So, as you hear, I mean, there is precedence for this kind of thinking. I’ll just answer our young caller from Asheville, North Carolina: It can’t hurt. I think you’re doing a great thing. It can’t hurt just from your relationship with them standpoint, and, if there’s any icing on the cake, with the historical facts and lessons taught by the Rush Revere series, I’d give it a shot. I’m honored that you want to try. I really appreciate it.