Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh attacked a “feminist scholar” for writing in The New York Times that the American people have been “defrauded by the Declaration of Independence during Monday’s show.
“There is a period that should not be there,” Limbaugh said, summarizing the scholar’s argument. “The period comes after ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ Because what comes next should not have been offset with a period.”
According to Limbaugh, the scholar then claims that the original intent of the Declaration of Independence was to establish a big, centralized government.
Limbaugh was not happy with this argument.
“This is about changing history, not acknowledging it,” Limbaugh said. “Do you think this woman’s even read the Federalist Papers?”
Limbaugh warned that the scholar’s argument shouldn’t be merely laughed at and dismissed.
“This is a scholar who is teaching your kids and just got ink in The New York Times,” Limbaugh said. ”These people never go away. It’s gonna become a discussion topic of some seriousness at some point.”
Limbaugh said that the scholar’s claim illustrates how the country’s founding is attacked every day.
“They’re attacking this notion and they’re doing it via young, impressionable minds that are already predisposed to government stepping in and solving every problem,” Limbaugh said. “Every day we get up and we look at the latest assault, and we don’t have time to advance anything.”
To prove his point, Limbaugh cited an interview with Google’s founders, where he claimed they advocated for ending the privately-owned automobile and reducing everyone to part-time work.
“Every day it’s an all-out assault on essentially the founding of the country,” Limbaugh said.