Nahhhh, Rush is a big-government neocon marxist/socialist, only he doesn't want welfare for the poor, he only wants it for the military-industrial complex and other politically connected beltway buddies, like the white-shoe boys on Wall Street, etc.
Let me elaborate a little bit on my previous accusation that Meliferal was apparently ready to dismiss.
David Farragut, the future Civil War Admiral of the Union Navy, joined the service as a Midshipman at the age of 12. Do you think that he was in school then? Heck no, he QUIT. While still 12 years old, he was given command of a captured British Warship, and successfully brought her back to port as a War Prize.
Questions for you guys: How well do you think our young and talented Mr. Farragut would have fared in our current Prussian-Modeled/Socialized Public School System which would have required him to "stay in school" until the ripe old age of 18? Do you think his ambitions would have remained the same? Do you think his aspirations would have never diminished as he was forced to learn about such important things as Robert Frost Poetry and other God-awful boring crap?
Let's look at another example, shall we?
An exceptionally gifted 16 year-old named Louis Braille developed, mostly on his own, a system reading for the blind. He made a very important contribution to the betterment of our world. His happened in the very early 19th Century.
Questions for you guys: How well do you think our young and talented Mr. Braille would have fared in today's Prussian-Modeled/Socialized Public School System which would have required him to "stay in school" until the ripe old age of 18, in some "special needs" class setting? I would venture to say that reading for the blind might well have taken another 100 years to be invented because a disillusioned and bored-out-of-his-mind Mr. Braille would have been too "busy" with "homework". Homework like reading how to put a condom on a cucumber or learning important things like 2x-xyz = 2xy30-kv7 (no offense intended King Tut)
My point is that we're forcing EVERYONE to learn too much of everything, most of which is boring and uninteresting to most students, and leaving them no time to pursue their own passions and interests.
Carl Sagan was another example. At a very early young age, he went to the Library because he was fascinated about stars. He found a book which told him that stars were extremely large, but very very far away. Would he have had time to develop his passion for Astronomy if he had a backpack full of "homework" which forced him to delve into other subjects that were boring and meaningless to him? Do you see where I'm going with this?
Anyway.............I'm off to work...........