A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1779
Last year, 2012, Glenn Beck produced hundreds of broadcasts across radio and television programming, covering various topics, evaluating past and present events and the foreseen impact upon the United States as a result. He has also covered potential domestic and political disasters, offering predictions of what might occur if something is not done.
The political left, picturing Beck as a “right wing” nut or fanatic, vehemently attacks him. However, much to the distaste of his critics, Beck has proved more accurate on many of his evaluations and predictions than they want to admit. For example, the Arab Spring
, increased loss of privacy of American citizens, reduced freedoms and liberties, stalemate congressional power (as prescribed in the Constitution) with President Obama illegally using executive orders without congressional approval, and the rise of gun sales following 2012, et cetera.
Few have spoken more truthfully and candidly as when Beck discussed Arab Spring:
For instance, he cautioned Americans and Israelis to be particularly leery of the Arab Spring lest its agenda not truly be one of freedom and democracy. He also accurately predicted the ambitions of the Muslim Brotherhood and its clear goal to implement a hardline theocratic agenda in the countries to which it had set siege.
He had words for those that criticized his Muslim Brotherhood predictions, warnings, and exposure of their subversive intent in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.
In the video above, it is clear that Glenn Beck is not cut from the cloth of Rush Limbaugh
, for he, unlike Rush, speaks out against the GOP establishment that has stained the party’s original platform and thus its name: Republican
. Just as the Democrat’s progressiveness toward democratic-socialism, the GOP establishment is just as detrimental to the future of the United States.
If Beck’s predictions of ObamaCare is scary, it should be, for he is right on the money and what he warns will come true unless a miracle happens and Congress, by majority, votes to rescind it and closedown that aspect in all departments and agencies involved with it.
What makes Glenn Beck successful is his thorough research, and he certainly is not nor has ever took sides with the Republicans when their policies and ideology were wrong or they waivered from the platform they declared was their ideology. Beck knows that both political entities that monopolize politics, ensuring no third party can ever gain hold, have a single-minded purpose and it has nothing to do with the Constitution or maintaining a constitutional republic – the political party’s majority is above all else, all in the misconception that it is for the betterment of the United States and its people. Both political entities are guilty of this selfishness. Both parties, for example, refuse to get rid of the income tax system, or even dilute it with a flat tax and no deductions, reducing its encroachment and unfairness. They refuse to take seriously the Fair Tax Act, a bill that has languished in Congress since 2002, which would make the IRS merely a smaller department for the sole purpose of auditing. Its tax base would be consumption, not income, which would greatly reduce encroachment upon the personal lives of Americans – and keep government out of our means of income, where they have no business with in the first place.
Glenn Beck invites guests on his program that are professionals from across America, like when he spoke with doctors who provided information as to what impact Obamacare would have – both negative and positive. …
President Obama has misused and bypassed the Constitution – with no outcry from the media, while reporting what he is doing as if it is what the executive office should do. In Obama’s first term he signed 139 executive orders, and since the illiterate “useful idiots” – 62,611,250
Americans – and, alarmingly, that number may grow as more government-controlled curriculum in most schools across America produce more of these dumb-down citizens.
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. Glenn Beck describes America’s push towards being a Nanny State as an out of control freight train
One of the things that came true in the Beck predictions of 2012 was that in October 2012, he made a prediction that Obama’s reelection would mark the biggest day of gun sales in the history of the world. He stated:
There will be more ammunition and more guns sold in the United States than any place at any time in the history of the planet next Wednesday. And let me make another prediction: If Obama wins, you are going to be very angry that you didn’t buy your gun in advance because they’re going to be hard to get, and ammunition will be hard to get. Because there will be a run on ammunition. Maybe I’m crazy, but I don’t think anybody who is an NRA member has any doubt on how much of a friend President Obama is to guns, and everybody will want to be grandfathered in.
Apparently, Senator Dianne Feinstein
has been listening to Beck and has added
in her firearm ban draft bill
that would force those already owning firearms banned will have to get a $200 federal stamp with photo, fingerprints, and form certified by a local sheriff in order to keep them.
Beck also discussed how government is printing money with nothing to back it up and how the Federal Reserve is unconstitutionality obtained power through bankers, et cetera.
Despite being religious, Beck took the stance of a constitutionalist when it comes to the discussion of same-sex marriage:
When Beck considers it treason that the media does not report anything negative or dwell upon it when it comes to Democrat party members, especially in the White House and Congress or even the Supreme Court – he is also correct. The media is what was formerly called the “press” and so stated in the Constitution, and their sole responsibility is reporting truth and providing both sides of the discussion for the American people. It is the People they are obligated to – NOT the government. Indeed, they should be an ever watchful eye upon government operatives. This only occurs for presidents like Bush and not for Obama. It certainly is quite obvious that members of Congress, despite documentation and factual data, do not have the intestinal fortitude or for whatever reason, to even mention impeachment – when members of their party was on that crusade against Bush for years, primarily over the Patriot Act
. For Beck to claim that Obama will go to prison
, is not feasible because Congress will not bring impeachment charges against him. He was specifically speaking of the Benghazi scandal
. Fast and Furious
was proved to be a major scandal, but the US Attorney General is still in that position – neither fired or asked to resign by President Obama. The executive orders that Obama signed alone are impeachable offenses.
Glenn Edward Lee Beck
was born in Everett, Washington on February 10th
, 1964 in a German descendent family that immigrated to the United States in the 19th
century. He was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended a catholic school in Mount Vernon where the family moved when he was young. His mother, Mary Beck, drowned in a boating incident, speculated that it may have been suicide. Beck also lost his stepbrother
by suicide, and soon started drinking Jack Daniel whiskey regularly, relocated to Utah working at a radio station. Beck left Utah
after six months and took a job in Washington DC
at WPGC in 1983. There he met his first wife, Claire. They had two daughters, Mary and Hannah. Mary has cerebral palsy because of a series of strokes in 1988. The couple divorced in 1994 and Beck continued to struggle with substance abuse. He became a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, diagnosed with ADHD
. By 1994, Beck became suicidal and credits the AA
for helping him to get straightened out. He was clean by November 1994, and stated that he had been high since the age of 16 and was now finally cured.
In 1996, while working for a New Haven radio station, Beck took a theology class at Yale University with a written recommendation from Senator Joe Lieberman
, who was a fan of Beck’s show
at that time. Beck started his self-education and spiritual quest by reading a wide-range of books by various authors.
Glenn Beck’s Fox News one-hour show ended in 2011 and he started a new two-hour show with his own television network, which began as a subscription internet TV network called The Blaze
. It was originally estimated to generate $27 million, but according to The Wall Street Journal, that later upgraded to $40 million with subscriptions over 300,000. On September 12th
, 2012, The Blaze
TV announced that the Dish Network
would begin carrying The Blaze TV
Beck reached Number One in the New York Times Bestseller in four categories in 2010, writing several books listed in Bibliography
after this article. He also does stage shows and speeches and has regularly attended Tea Party
gatherings. His famous event was the Restoring Honor Rally
held at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, on August 28th
, 2010. Beck was head of the international tour of 2011 called Restoring Courage
in Jerusalem, Israel. After Jerusalem, Beck visited Cape Town, South Africa and visited Venezuela
Beck actively supported Mitt Romney
in the 2012 election campaign.
Beck describes himself as a conservative with libertarian leanings. His core val
ues are personal responsibility, private charity, and the right to life, freedom of religion, limited government, and family as the cornerstone of society. [A Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine
Beck has provided a list of progressives he has dubbed Crime Inc
., such as Cass Sunstein
, Van Jones
, Andy Stern
, John Podesta
, Wade Rathke
, Joel Rogers
, Al Gore
, Franklin Raines
, Maurice Strong
, George Soros
, John Holdren
, Barack Obama
, and Francis Fox Piven
. Organizations and corporations tied into Crime Inc. – Goldman Sachs
, Fannie Mae
, Apollo Alliance
, Tides Center
, Chicago Climate Exchange
, Generation Investment Management
, Enterprise Community Partners
, Center for American Progress
, and the SEIU
Influence upon Beck comes from W. Celon Skousen
(1913-2006) who was a conservative political writer and American Constitutionalist. Beck is an anti-communist supporter of the John Birch Society
and limited-government activist.
You cannot take away freedom to protect it, you cannot destroy the free market to save it, and you cannot uphold freedom of speech by silencing those with whom you disagree. To take rights away to defend them or to spend your way out of debt defies common sense. [Common Sense, 2009]