What Makes Award-Winning Children’s Author Rush Limbaugh’s History Books so Offensive?
Rush Limbaugh won the Children’s Choice Book Award for author of the year. He beat out other famous children’s authors.
In an excellent op-ed about Rush Limbaugh’s two history books for children, David Deming, a professor of arts and sciences at the University of Oklahoma, explains why the left is so upset.
From the Washington Times:
What Mr. Limbaugh’s critics find intolerable is that these are children’s books. The first, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims,” narrates the story of the Pilgrims’ emigration to America in search of religious freedom. The second, “Rush Revere and the First Patriots,” describes the events leading up to the American Revolution, including the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and protests against the Stamp Act.
What makes these books so offensive to progressives is that Mr. Limbaugh has the audacity to challenge them on their own turf. The great irony of the 20th century is that while the United States won the Cold War abroad, we lost the battle at home for the hearts and minds of our children. While Ronald Reagan was preoccupied with defeating the Soviet Union, the left was quietly cementing its control over American education. Public schools in this nation, from kindergarten through graduate school, are quietly but effectively destroying our country by teaching our youth to hate it.
To learn more about how Rush changed the political and historical conversation in this country, read Chapter 7 of The Right Frequency.