The low down on the Rush Limbaugh-inspired CheckAmerican.org movement…
A few days ago, we wrote about CheckAmerican.org, the most recent waves from Conservatives in regards to the 2010 Census. This movement was the brainchild of Rush Limbaugh, the de-facto spiritual head and chief demagogue of the GOP. One Joseph Weathers took Limbaugh’s gospel to heart (click HERE to listen to Limbaugh announcing his “Check American” policy on the air) and promptly created the CheckAmerican.org site. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions via e-mail, and this was Mr. Weathers’ response:
I got the idea when listening to Rush Limbaugh’s show on Thursday afternoon, and as soon as I got home I registered the domain name. It took about 2 days to get the site designed and developed and ready to launch.
We are also talking to some other political figures and media outlets, but nothing concrete at the moment.
Our goal is to send the message that we as Americans are tired of being classified by racial and ethnic groups, and we just want to be considered as Americans. I think this post on our Facebook wall sums up well how our supporters feel:
“Invited every single one of my friends. As a mixed family, we will be happy to check “American” and stop being labeled by our color!”