An Optimistic Homeschool Mom
RUSH: This is Cecilia in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Thank you so much for taking my call.
CALLER: I want to tell you, I am living proof that your optimism for this country is not a false optimism. I homeschool three children, and my history textbooks were published in 1952. And I have to tell you, these are very popular. In the Catholic homeschooling community specifically, they foster an appreciation for the truth and the past. I say, based on the pope's speech in Washington, you'd swear that he read them, and I want to encourage your friends who get down on it sometimes. This is a movement that's going on in the United States, and it's big.
RUSH: I know it is.
CALLER: I'm sorry.
RUSH: I know it is. You know, Pope Benedict XVI loves America.
RUSH: This is his first trip here. He loves America. You could tell he knows more about the founding and the history of this country than a lot of Americans know. You could hear it throughout his remarks that he made throughout his visit. But your textbook is from 1952?
RUSH: It leads me to conclude something. I was talking about this with Snerdley here at the top of the busy broadcast hour. Before I tell you the final version of the story, I have a story here from Reuters: "Young Pennsylvania Voters Drawn to Obama -- 'Initially I thought I was really going to support Hillary, but I slowly changed because she's just so divisive, and I don't like her tactics,' said a senior at Duquesne University," Alexandra Nseir. She's 23. "Just by electing Obama, I think America's image will improve." Now, this woman is in college. She's a senior. My guess is, she has no interest in history because of the way it's been taught. It's probably been taught as mundane and boring. It's probably been taught as a political science class.
CALLER: I tell you, I have further evidence of the person's reasoning abilities that it gives my children. I brought my 12-year-old son to look at the Drudge Report headlines about Hillary Clinton's internal poll numbers, and I said "Son, what does this tell you?" And his response was, Operation Chaos is working.
CALLER: I kid you not! I had to call you and tell you.
RUSH: (laughing) And so --
CALLER: There is hope for the country.
RUSH: There is hope for the country!
RUSH: If an 11 year old understands that --
RUSH: -- or 12 year old --
CALLER: All my children love you.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that.
CALLER: In fact, last night at dinner, I said, "If you could have dinner with three people, who would it be? And they said the pope, the president, and Rush Limbaugh."
RUSH: No, no, no.
CALLER: I'm not making that up.
CALLER: Does that make your day, or what?
RUSH: Of course it does. That's humbling.
CALLER: Well, you make our day every day. Thank you so much.
RUSH: Thank you Cecilia, I appreciate it.
I also found the college student's comment a little frightening. Voter awareness is at an all time low. I can respect legitimate differences in opinion, but I have complete disdain for voters who are swayed by sound bites on commercials or celebrity endorsements.
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