Rush Revere; Liberty; Freedom; Tommy; and Cam
Lexington; Concord; and Bunker Hill, Illinois (1775)
Does going back in time to see a past American hero in action make it easier to learn history? Rush Limbaugh seems to think so in his fiction story “Rush Revere and the American Revolution.” Throughout the book, lovable Cam escapes a bully at the Marine Corps Base where he lives by going on magical time travel adventures with his friends Tommy, Freedom, Mr. Revere, and of course the time traveling- talking horse Liberty. While on these time traveling adventures they journey to 1775, the American Revolution. They see George Washington, Paul Revere, and …show more content…
Limbaugh uses the characters, Rush Revere and Liberty, to show the readers the sacrifices that were made for their freedom, and that men and women are still paying for those same sacrifices today. When visiting Lexington 1775, Cam and the rest of the gang get to watch as Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere make plans to protect the colonist. After things have been discussed, Cam privately goes up to Paul and asks, “ You know there’s a chance your kids don’t understand why you're not around, right”? (90) Paul Revere calmly responds, “ I do, but I am doing this for them. They may not understand,but I am fighting for their futures, for their freedom.”(90) Paul's response helped open Cam’s eyes and see the reasons his dad went overseas. The author uses the character Cam to help other children that are going though the same kind of confusion understand. Being in the middle of the battle on Bunker Hill Cam meets a injured soldier and they begin to talk about family, Cam ask, “Do you miss your family?” “Yes, every single day. I wake up thinking of my son and how his mother is all alone. But I can't give up, it is for their future.”(173) After seeing this, it really opens Cams eyes to see what and why his dad does what he does.
Throughout the book Limbaugh continues to describe Cam as a unstable child afraid for his father's life, the author implies that Cam’s circumstances are to blame for his lake of happiness. But these ideas should not be taken as facts. While Cam may appear to be a victim, and in a way he is, Cam should try to see life from his dad point of view. 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is