Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the controversy over the new AP U.S. History exam, and he seems pretty concerned.
But he assured his listeners that his “Rush Revere” children’s books will surely help combat the left’s attack on the concept of “American exceptionalism.”
The College Board’s new framework for its American history course sparked a conservative backlash. Its critics think the course portrays American history in a negative light and leaves out key historical figures.
Limbaugh on Tuesday referenced the North Carolina school board, which recently held a discussion about the new AP exam.
“They’re trying to take the whole concept of American exceptionalism out of the advanced placement history curriculum all through North Carolina. That’s why we’re doing these books, folks, because there is a thing called American exceptionalism,” he said.
Limbaugh’s first book, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims,” actually includes an author’s note on “American exceptionalism.”
On Tuesday, he explained the attack on this concept.
“It is not that we are better people. But that’s how it’s being portrayed, and that’s how the left is attacking it,” he said. “America is a shining light, a beacon, a guidepost for free people. America inspires. America promotes. That’s one definition of American exceptional.”
“That’s why we’ve written the books. They’re fun, by the way, too. They’re historically accurate. Even adults are telling us on our Facebook page how much they’re learning reading our books,” he continued. “That’s great. It’s such an affirmation. But it’s also needed, because this kind of garbage is happening all over, not just North Carolina. American exceptionalism as a premise is under attack everywhere.”