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Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine Paperback – June 16, 2009
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About the Author
Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, is a thirteen-time #1 bestselling author and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s picture book genres. His recent fiction works include the thrillers Agenda 21, The Overton Window, and its sequel, The Eye of Moloch; his many nonfiction titles include Conform, Miracles and Massacres, Control, and Being George Washington. For more information about Glenn Beck, his books, and TheBlaze TV network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.
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Courage, character, integrity and sacrifice that marked the Founders of our nation are not to be seen in the majority of today's politicians. They will say anything and do anything to get elected. Once they get to Washington their first priority is to reward their supporters and insure their reelection. They vote themselves generous salaries and huge benefits--all paid for by the taxpayer.
Beck exposes our government with its out of control budgets, its corruption, and its hypocrisy. He encourages the citizens of this country to stand together and work to defeat the corrupt candidates. He warns that if we do not get involved, we will lose our freedoms for good. We must demand a return to our founding principles. We must insist that government adhere to the constitution. Citizens must get involved and inform themselves of the slide into Fascism that we are on. We can no longer spend our evenings watching mindless entertainment, laughing at cruel jokes, ignoring our duty as citizens. An ignorant electorate will surely lead to a totalitarian government and the death of freedom.
Please read Common Sense and then get involved to bring back a government that is accountable to the people. We must fight for freedom every bit as much as those who came before us and sacrificed to pass its gifts on to us. We cannot betray the promise of America and leave our children a country that is bereft of opportunity, vulnerable to conquest, and demoralized by corruption and greedy politicians. We must take back our government and rededicate ourselves to the original intent found in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Please, just read this book (it's only 107 pages) then pass it on to your friends and family. It IS important.
Do not let the government take over our Health Care. Consider the following: Social Security. Medicare and Medicate are all broke and do not have money. The politicians think it is funny that they bought over $1.25 million dollars of packaged ham at $1.67 per pound. Just go to Costco and the same packaged ham sells for $0.62 per pound. Thus Costco's buyers obviously bought the product for less than the sell price. $850,000.00 of your money in some greedy suppliers hands and the government is not doing anything about it, yes "Common Sense" will tell us fire the government buyer, ask the supplier for the overcharge of $850,000.00 back and advise them they will never ever be allowed do do business with the government. Yes that is "Real Change"
Read Glen Becks book and you will understand that "We the People" is who the politicians and bureaucracy works for and not for themselves
First, Beck attacks Theodore Roosevelt for his "progressive" conservation efforts. He links this to the crap Al "I invented the internet and got a Nobel Prize for my lies" Gore and the radical global warming army are spewing about the environment. TR did a service to this country to preserve unique and important parts of it in a time when expansion out west was still going strong and the people back then did not consider the consequences of destroying every inch of the land. Big cities are ok, but nature needs to be preserved. Not to the extent Green Peace and those other tree huggers want, which is at the expense of the human race, but we should have wildlife refuges along with state and national parks protected by the government. Do we really want a planet or even a continent which is nothing but concrete jungle?
I also have an issue with his point about gun control in New Orleans after Katrina. He says Nagin (who I believe is an idiot) should not have taken citizens guns away. To a point I see Beck's reasoning, but then I don't. Nobody should have guns in these circumstances except police but who is going to fight off the looters etc. is apparently Beck's point. But what was left to loot? 95% of the city was destroyed, there was nothing left to loot! Of course if Nagin had done his job at ANY point during this crisis, no citizens would have been in the city and this `violation' of the second amendment argument would be a moot point.
At the end of chapter 5, Beck states that charitable acts do not equate or are less important than financial contributions. This idea goes back to a point he made in his previous book Real America where he said financial contributions in the amount of 10% of your salary are required. Unless I am mistaken, Beck is saying the actions of organizations such as Habitat for Humanity are less important then donating money to the Red Cross? What does he think the organizations do with the money? They don't HIRE people to do the work, they ask for volunteers who work for free so they can use the money for much needed materials.
Despite these points, I believe Beck makes a very good argument about the direction of this country. We are headed one of two places: Bankrupt like the former Soviet Union or falling into nothingness like the Roman empire. Read a history book and decide which is better...