From the Glenn Beck Show: It finally happened. The day has finally come. Glenn admitted on radio this morning that he doesn’t recognize the country, and sees that progressives are starting to crush the idea of American exceptionalism. And while he certainly wasn’t in a cheery mood over what was happening in the country, he did promise not to let the progressives crush him along the way. As regulations, indoctrinations and more come closer and closer to his front door, he made one promise – “I will not comply”
“Today is a day that I feel that I have finally reached the point where I cannot say I recognize my country anymore. I really cannot recognize it anymore,” Glenn said as he opened the show.
“Can I tell you something? We are no longer exceptional,” he said. “We are exceptional by default now because they are doing everything they can to make sure that we’re not exceptional.”
For decades, progressives have been trying to shift from American exceptionalism to globalism and a movement for an open society. “Look, we’ve been going on fumes for a while. It’s not this, this president that has done this,” he said.
“What’s happened to me is I’ve always loved my country. But the progressive movement killed my country and now they’ve killed it for me just about three times. They killed it originally, but I didn’t grow up knowing about that country. I didn’t grow up knowing about our Founding Fathers and the the black Founding Fathers. I didn’t, I didn’t learn the things that I’m learning right now. So they killed it. It was all there. We were teaching it in schools in 1910, 1900 and then the progressives came and said ‘Don’t teach that stuff. Teach about the cherry tree and teach that they were all slave owners,’ and that’s the stuff that we learned,” he explained.
“Now, luckily I was around parents and grandparents who had learned enough in the past, but all of the stuff that I learned about our country, all of the love that I have from the country came, a lot of it, from Woodrow Wilson and Uncle Sam and Liberty bonds and all of that bullcrap that is nothing but red, white and blue flag‑waving. But even that was strong enough to bring us a hundred years down the road because it was based in something true that the progressives tried to erase.”
“So they killed the country. They killed my love for anything that was real. They buried it. They’ve done it for African‑Americans like nobody’s business. African‑Americans, tell me about Booker T. Washington. Tell me about him. Tell me about Frederick Douglass. Really tell me about him. Tell me about the African‑American that was by George Washington’s side the whole time. ‘Oh, he was a slave.’ Did you read his eulogy of George Washington? You should. It’s pretty amazing. Tell me about that.”
“Then George Bush starts doing stuff on the border, starts growing PATRIOT Act and all this stuff is starting to get out of control, the debt is going sky high, we’re arguing with each other about Republicans and Democrats. I don’t even understand my country anymore. And so I had to make the decision: What is my country? What is it? Who are we? Are we the baby‑killers? Are we the oppressors? And I had to go dig. And everything that I was raised to believe about the country died. And now I know who the real country is. Now I know what America really is. I know the bad and I know the good, and I have real ‑‑ a real rich, deep love for this country. It is exceptional. It was founded through divine providence and the protection of divine providence and good, decent men. And along the way, all the way along the way, there were really bad, evil men, as there are today. But they’re trying to kill it a third time and this time put it out.”
“I said to these guys last night sitting on my couch, I want to find the musicians that without using the red, white and blue and Lee Greenwood images can express the loss that we feel, the mourning that we feel, the fear. Not the fear for our own life but the fear that this idea can be vanquished and, on top of it, the true deep understanding that this idea that man is created and endowed by that creator with things that you cannot ever take away, and those things can’t be taken away because they come from the creator and we find them self‑evident. No matter how long they would put us in jail, no matter how they would torture us, they will still be self‑evident, that you are born free and man should be free. He has a right to his life. He has a right to his liberty. He has a right to pursue the things that will make him happy. You will never vanquish that. Never. And that’s what makes us unique. That’s what makes us special. Because we are the ones who put that down on writing. We’re the ones who’ve lived it. I should say we ‑‑ I think we may have lived it for about 50 years. Maybe. And then Andrew Jackson comes in and takes this idea of ‘Be humble, be good to each other’ and perverts it. ‘Kill the Indian because we’re here for God.’ It’s the same place that Columbus went wrong. Columbus was humble on the way over. He was arrogant on the way back. ‘We’re here for God. Kill them.’”
“It happens to man over and over and over and over again. That’s all right. We are unique. We are special. We are exceptional. But only when we’re humble. Only when we’re not trying to teach the world a lesson: ‘Be more like me. Be more like us.’ No. Be who you are. Be who you are. But allow me to be who I am as well. I am a man, and anyone who tries to extinguish that, I will not comply.”
“I want you to start saying those words to yourself. If you’re driving in the car right now all by yourself, I want you to say those words out loud. You need to start hearing yourself say those things: ‘I will not comply.’ You want to take away my right to have my kids work on my ranch, my farm? You want to tell my kids they can’t drive the tractor? I was driving a tractor when I was 10. “I will not comply.” You want to tell me that my kid ‑‑ so what? So they can go play soccer and get a trophy for losing? ‘I will not comply.’ Learn to say those words, and say them with meaning.”
I pray and have prayed for quite some time because the Lord has blessed me and cursed me with an ability to see over the horizon. If these things, these patterns, do not change, I pray that I have the strength to my dying breath to say ‘I will not comply.’”
The "Obama Administration" has enacted legislation that will allow the law enforcement people to arrest without due process anyone that they deem 'worthy' of such incarceration, and you can kiss them goodbye. I fear for Glenn's safety. He is a lone voice in the new socialist wilderness of America (a different kind of social networking), a pioneer for truth, integrity, and America's sovereignty.Beck to WSJ: “We are on the edge of something that is bigger than Industrial Revolution”
On GBTV tonight, Glenn delivered what was probably one of his most passionate monologues since he began to broadcast on television. Why did Secretary Hilda Solis set Glenn off on a discussion that covered everything from new farming regulations to the Civil Rights Movement to the history of the Soviet Union? It was Glenn at his best, and a monologue that truly must be seen to be appreciated.
He started off the show by discussing proposed new regulations on farms that would limit the role of children in agricultural businesses, which would dramatically alter age old roles of youths on farms.
The Springfield News-Leader expains:
Proposed changes to federal child labor laws could interfere with that. The changes would place heavy restrictions on the type of work that kids can do on farms — even family farms.
The U.S. Department of Labor opted to revisit its proposed regulations, so kids under 16 may not be able to work on their grandparents’ or other relatives farms in the future, if those family farms have been incorporated. The 51-page document up for debate offers restrictions on kids working in livestock pens, operating farm machinery, using power tools, climbing ladders, and working specified hours.
These changes are being spearheaded by Hilda Solis and the Department of Labor.
But as Glenn sees it, this is just the latest example of the government attempting to “co-parent”, and as a result of the interference children will ultimately lose out on the vital, character-building effects of having to know how to work at a young age. As a result, they will likely value their independence less and rely more on government than their selves when they grow older.
“Life isn’t easy but it is so much easier when you work hard,” Glenn said. The regulations will rob children of this lesson.
“They will learn to be a hard-working free man, and not a slave,” he added.
Glenn, of course, does not mean a slave in the way African Americans were enslaved prior to the Civil War, but in the sense of a group of people being ruled over by another, in this case a slave to the federal government. He said that he fears future generations are losing the ability to be able to stand and say “I am a man” and an individual, not part of a collective.
“I am so tired of these elites telling us what to do,” Glenn said.
“Because I saw hard work from my father, because I saw him have passion for what he did. Because I saw hard work from my grandfather. Because I saw people work themselves to death I happen to have good work ethic and I hope my kids learn it from me.”
“I hope they are as lucky as I am to attract people who have the same values,” Glenn said as he held up a copy of the Wall Street Journal trumpeting the success of GBTV.
“I end up there because of the people I work with,” he said pointing at the article. “Because you understand.
“Our values are being destroyed,” he warned. “Our culture is being destroyed.”
Glenn said people need to look back to the founding documents and to see the rights that man is endowed with from the Creator: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
“I am a man and I demand to be treated as a man. I make my own choices and I live with the consequences of those choices. I do not answer to you federal government. That’s not how it works,” he said.
Glenn said that when regulations are created that are not good citizens are required by The Declaration of Independence to respond.
“I hope to God we are not there yet, but you could make that case. And I’m so sorry if the media finds that dangerous speech. Is it dangerous now to quote the founding documents?” he said.
He said that if the government asks him to violate his values or give up his rights, he only has one answer: “I will not comply”. He admitted it would not be easy, the consequences might even be scary, but he will stand for what he believes in.
Glenn concluded the monologue with a look back at historical examples of overreaching federal regulation.I Am A Man