When government turns on its people – the truth behind Waco and Ruby Ridge

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Tonight on the Glenn Beck Program, Glenn went over two infamous cases of out of control government and the second amendment: Ruby Ridge and Waco, TX. In the first half of the show, he educated viewers on the history of each event and how they were connected, and in the second half he spoke with Chuck Hustmyre and Tim Lynch to put the events in context and how they related to America today.

While Glenn was not advocating for the beliefs of the Branch Davidian’s in Waco, TX or the Weaver family at Ruby Ridge, he did point out that both cases involved people with fringe beliefs and weak gun charges. And as Glenn pointed out, fringe beliefs depend on personal perspective. Would it be hard for Tea Party and 9-12 members to be considered “gun nuts” with fringe beliefs today, much like those groups just a few decades ago? That’s why Glenn spent a show dedicated to two seemingly minor modern historical events: there are lessons to be learned and applied to the current political climate.

“Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” Glenn said. “Avoidable tragedies like the siege at Ruby Ridge and the raid at Waco and even the Oklahoma City bombing are not the kind of history we want to repeat.”

“If I can ask you to pray on something it is this: Jesus, Gandhi, and MLK. Those guys all won. Peaceful.”

“Get to know your local sheriff, get to know your neighbors, and find attorneys that can represent you. Know that there are big attorneys out there that would love to have cases like this and make sure the Second Amendment always stands.”

Below, Glenn goes over the history of Ruby Ridge:

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And then, Waco, TX:

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  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Would it be hard to have Tea Party members considered ‘gun nuts’ and ‘fringe elements’ of the society? 

    Consider the massive propaganda carried out to this day against those who are:

    Conservatives
    Christians
    Veterens
    Clergy members
    Responsible gun owners
    Constitution supporters
    Limited government supporters
    Smaller government supporters
    NON – DEMOCRATIC PARTY members

    And so many more. Most of these groups Napoletano and the leftists of the Democratic party have openly declared to be domestic terrorists, hate groups, revolutionaries and so much more and thus creating a ‘excuse base’ to have a scapegoat ready for when Obama needs to slam the iron fist down on the nations people and offer up someone for the sacrifice.

    To the Progressives, Communists and Socialists we who want to maintain our way of life and our freedom and our Republic are the opposite of their “useful idiots” such as the Unionists and Occupy bands; to them we are useful as ‘enemies of the state’ to be blamed and eliminated to appease the masses when an distraction/enemy is needed due to their failed policies.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Understand clearly people our government no longer fears the people and thus has nothing to keep it in check. Obama is not only power hungry and arrogant, he is completely insane and capable of anything.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, you sound like you are just paranoid.

  • Anonymous

    I think that applies more to you.

  • Anonymous

    The Glenn Beck Forum… Where idiots go for positive reinforcement from other paranoid losers!
    Pudgy little Momma’s boy. Out of the closet Glenda!

  • Jim Davis

    huh?
    why don’t you go back to moveon.org and think progress
    two  of your favorite places to post…..oh wait…..
    those are much more honest sites

  • Jim Davis

    you are an idiot….go away to your liberal hole

  • Anonymous

    Jesus was crucified, MLK was murdered ( probably by the Federal government) and Gandhi would have been murdered, if the British could have killed him without being blamed.

    The British certainly gunned down, disappeared  and bludgeoned to death many of Gandhi’s adherents. And, by the way, if Gandhi could have armed the people, he would have done so.

    So, I wouldn’t say “they” actually won a sweet victory. Nevertheless, “they” did achieve an objective without firing a shot, which is truly an amazing accomplishment ; however, if “they” had faced a Hitler, Meo or a Stalin hell bent on extermination, the outcome might have been different. “They” would have either had to have been God or had his help to win that fight— pray, indeed.

    When faced with a genocidal tyrant who is determined to kill tens of millions, I want armed resistance, passive resistance and any kind of damned resistance imaginable.

    In fact, in the event of a tyrannical takeover, if all peaceful protest fails and first blood is drawn by the collectivists, all of you pacifists together with Glenn can die like an MLK, Jesus or the tens of millions of unarmed Chinese who were murdered by Meo; as for me, I hope all you self-righteous pacifists don’t mind if I’d prefer to fight back with the spirit of George Washington and 1776.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.kelly.7165331 Chris Kelly

    “If Gandhi could have armed the people, he would have done so.” Can you substantiate that claim? In full context? The British were vastly outnumbered and could have been overrun but rock-toting Indians, but instead he led them to make salt. Though he advocated violence over cowardice, he said non-violence was infinitely better than violence.

    Public non-violent resistance is effective against a government and people with Christian sensitivities, as in the case of Gandhi and MLK. Tyrannical dictators have no such sensitivities. If we have reached that point then you are right. I hope that we have not yet fully turned from the God of this land. Fortunately for many Jews, non-public non-violent resistance was effective in saving the lives of many, since it was illegal to house a friend if he was a Jew.

  • landofaahs

    No, the paranoid ones are the ones who afraid of nerf guns, people drinking larger than 16 oz sodas, people who have guns in their home for years and who have never gone nuts and murdered people. The paranoid ones are the ones always passing laws trying to control people’s behavior while at the same time advocating their own destructive behaviors.  Yes, I’m talking about liberal control freaks.

  • landofaahs

    Home schooling would stop all those school shootings. You know, the place that teaches that there are no rights and wrongs and teach moral relativism.  They teach kids that they are no more than animals and then they feign outrage when the kids act tlike animals.

  • Anonymous

    “Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446.

    If the people had had guns, the British would have left or beem wiped out. If the people had thrown rocks, the British would have shot back and killed many more than they did. Mohandas Gandhi knew this. History sometimes clouds the truth, but you go ahead and die without a gun. I’ll choose to not be disarmed. Go right ahead and do a salt walk, and God Bless you if you can get it done. I agree with you that it would be better that way. If, however, you get gunned down by the collectivists during your salt walk, don’t say you were not warned…….and after first blood, it’s on.

  • Sam

    Minor, more children died at Waco than Sandy Ridge. I don’t think that is minor. At Ruby Ridge an unarmed woman was killed while holding her baby.  Both events should have resulted in Civil War but men in America are in very short supply.  Most are off fighting Israels wars.

  • Matt Driscoll

    The tea party is a fringe group just like Glenn Beck supporters. Majority of America does not share your values. Sorry to say it but they don’t. You people are far, far right. Most of America is right in the center. It is really sad that you all think you are the voice of an uprising when in reality you are the dying whisper of the old guard. America is changing. People don’t share your views on gun laws, enviromental policy, same sex marriage, abortion, gun laws and drug laws. You are a fringe element of society and your voices are not heard. All we need is a few more years and the tea party will no longer exist. This country is changing and it is not in your favor. You can keep coming on the Glenn Beck website and whining about how America has strayed from it’s values but the reality is that America has always been America. The only difference is that now other people besides rich white guys are getting a fair shake.

  • shinethelite

     The idiots just come to rag on the good people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003553403521 David Ellis

    ‎20 children in Connecticut were killed by 10 a.m. committed by a mentally sick gunman. By 10 a.m. today, abortion clinics in Boston area will exceeded 20 children, murdered legally by the government decree…
     This murder goes on everyday without a care for their poor soles. Do you think the government cares about you and your children, family or only about complete control?

  • Bradley Mattice

    You are so misguided I’m not sure you’re saveable. I pity you, sir.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janet.butler.94 Janet Butler

    Anybody who honestly believes what you do, Matt, has drunk the Kool-Aid to the point of toxicity. Get out of the cities and into real life and real people’s real neighborhoods, and you’ll discover that “Tea Party” IS middle of the road America…NOT a far-right fringe group, as the liberals so hopefully keep pumping out there to brainwash those who don’t know any better. But don’t take my word for it. Ask Tea Party people what they actually believe and stand for. It’ll be an eye-opening experience for you…if you’re brave enough to do it. But, hey, if you really believe that this era represents equality in ANY way whatsoever, just stay silent, don’t get out of your rut or ask any questions. You’ll be a model Obama citizen: silent and compliant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Poirier/100001115054734 John Poirier

    What’s the point of getting an attorney when we live in a post-constitutional, lawless tyranny?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Branning/100000402966734 Shane Branning

    Matt
    Please return to your dorm room and study, you are not ready to take the test…

  • Matt Driscoll

    I have and everything I have heard has been lined with ignorant, quasi-racist condesention of the President. I heard no actual constructive criticism. What I did hear was “Go back to Africa,” “socialist,” “Muslim” and other delightful comments. If the tea party is so prominent then how did President Obama win? How did we take more seats in the Senate and House? The Tea Partiers are far from middle of the road, unless the road in refrence is a road on Mars. I see that you are a bit over the hill and that is exactly the generation I am talking about. Once my generation reaches your age and you are long gone the Tea Party will be a footnote on the wikipedia page of Glenn Beck. Those of us that are educated, rational, and sane individuals will keep voting for the person they see as best fit to lead, regardless of partisian politics. I have voted for Republicians and I have voted for Democrats but I will never vote for anyone with a Tea Party affilitation. Change is on the way grandma. Better wise up or head to your doomsday bunker.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UI7ZZOXEXQKNSG5C3HR2CDBKAQ Kevin

    Question Matt, Where is the “Center”? Where I would claim the center is, you woud say is far Right. I’m willing to say that where You claim the center is I will say is way to far Left. So where is the “Center”?  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VRWCOGXPS4TR6I76CWDJT4ERJE Kathy

    Just heard about ruby ridge truth. OMG! I’m 100% (4 miles dirt road, 1 mile from -infamous- Christian Identity, learning self-sufficiency) up to the gun problem. I’m putting up no trespassing signs and shutting down my (Christian/Survival) web page!

  • http://www.facebook.com/francis.andrews.14 Francis Andrews

    And now is the time to be afraid, it’s an insane WH not just BO.  There are so many there that are haters of everything we stand for.  I don’t understand why ppl don’t just say the truth.  They are all com munists in our WH, and he has taken many Mooo sloms into his admin.  Our goose is cooked.   But the liberals above live in their little utopia dream world, while we are being ruined in every way, morally and financially.  

  • Matt Driscoll

    Nope. It is I who pity you. As the tides of this great country change and you are left with your head stuck in the sand it will be a very sad day when you realize the water is rising fast and you cannot move. You are going to sit by and grow more and more angry as this country changes in ways you deem wrong. Progressive politics are responsible for all the great changes in this country. Womens rights, African American rights, Gay rights, immigrant rights. See you morons like to take credit for all of these changes but these were all progressive issues in their times regardless of whatever political banner they fell under. MAKE WAY FOR CHANGE YOU OLD DINOSAURS!!! The 50′s era of segration and milkmen is over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MrUnderhill069 Denis G. Cowles

    No, the paranoid ones are the ones suspending little girls with paper guns and bubble guns and little boys going bang with their fingers or making fake guns with Legos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MrUnderhill069 Denis G. Cowles

    If that were true then why did Nobama lose 5.2 million votes and 3 percentage points this past election????

  • Allen Stewart

    Sorry to hear that you believe that all change is for the betterment of society. You sir need to read the bible! God DID NOT give rules that change with time! I thank God that our founders realized that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Betty-Foreman/100000216246841 Betty Foreman

    Ruby Ridge was a scorched black mark on our government. It was a  criminal shame then and it remains the same today!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dale-Cobb/100000043994028 Dale Cobb

    Let’s not forget that the segregation you speak of, Democrats fought tooth and nail to keep in place. All those rights you talk about as being progressive is completely false, they are Civil Rights, and Individual liberty issues. Something that Republicans and Libertarians support to a much higher degree than so-called Progressives. It also reveals the biggest hypocrisy of the left that there is. Progressive thought and liberal thought in the true sense of the words definitions are actually opposing ideals since progressive ideals are based on collectivism and true liberal ideals are based on individualism. Your posts show your level of misinformation because it reveals that you’ve bought into the lies spread by the left. It shows that you’ve bought into the left’s program of systematically changing the definition of words to suit their agenda in modern times.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dale-Cobb/100000043994028 Dale Cobb

    I’d also like to point out your complete lack of knowledge regarding history. Progressive ideals, or collectivism, is just as old as Individualism. You’re not pushing some new thing like you think you are. Communism and Socialism have already been shown as the failures they really are. These are the ultimate expression off Progressive (collectivist) thought. In other words your ideas make you just as much a dinosaur as anyone to the right of your political beliefs.

  • Anonymous

     The ONLY thing right now protecting YOUR real rights and mine is the Constitution. It’s clear you don’t support it. You probably have no idea what’s in it.

    Just remember when there is no freedom left: If you voted for BO, YOU did this. You are not innocent in denying American citizens their constitutional rights.

    Democracy = mob rule. Since libs are confused on this, we have a constitutional republic, not a democracy, here in the United States. You want mob rule; I want individual rights protected. The latter requires a constitutional republic.

    Thanks to libs voting for BO–and a whole lot of voter fraud–the ineligible for office is still in office.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    Notice how the left is silent when innocent children are killed by the government in places like Waco?  Nary a peep.  When 14 year old Sammy Weaver was shot in the back by federal agents at Ruby Ridge, no indignant outcry from the state-run media and the left.  Killing conservative children is OK with them.  When US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered using guns supplied by our own “Justice” Department and the corrupt and useless  BATFE, the media and left again fall silent.  Also, Barack Obama voted four times as a junior senator in IL against the Born Alive Act, thus denying aid, comfort or care to infants who survived abortion, leaving them to die alone on a cold table away from view.    That says everything about how much he personally cares for “the children” and shows his lack of character, conscience and morals.  He jerks out a tear for a photo op when children are harmed, trotting out children to bolster his rabid anti second amendment agenda, but those are crocodile tears and the children are props.  We better be vigilant as this current regime and the minions who support it are up to no good and the agenda trumps everything.  To people like this the ends justify the means in my view.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T3ADMWWDLD2T4VJLOM6IGGLRGQ James

    You want us to accept your views while you clearly dont accept ours. Do you see the hypocrisy with your comment?? Just because you say someone is far far right doesnt make it so either. We want less govt. Which means more freedom for everyone not just us. The point of Glenn’s reporting on this was to live and let live. Which you are clearly not for. The gay marriage thing you bring up. Get the govt out of marriage and it wouldnt be an issue. But you want more govt to solve your problem which inevitably leads to another persons rights being violated. I guess you are OK with that as long as it not affecting you. Do you think the people at Ruby Ridge and Waco were “Rich white guys.” Your analogy is insane. BTW the majority of the leaders in the Democratic party are rich white guys. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T3ADMWWDLD2T4VJLOM6IGGLRGQ James

    BTW who said anything about the tea party anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/boner.robot Joshua Teale

     Whose rights are being violated by gay marriage?

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.moody.16940 Stephen Moody

    Then Matt just exterminate us…  We might as well get to the end game…  No use playing around for years, “Let’s Roll”

  • Matt Driscoll

    Understand my balls clearly!! Hahaha. Loser.

  • Matt Driscoll

    Like I said dipshit, regardless of partisian banners progressives favored full rights for all. The abolitionist were all considered progressives of their time. Do you detect any corolation between the South being a bastion of racism in this country and almost always voting for Republicians. The party ideals shifted some years ago. Don’t be so thick.

  • Matt Driscoll

    Does the test involve being a fat, old, white guy? If so I’m sure you passed with flying colors! Boo-ya!

  • Matt Driscoll

    Actually “God” did not make any rules. Man wrote the Bible. Do you really believe that the book you read and cherish has not been distorted and bastardized by man over the years? And what about all of the obsecure rules in the Bible? Do we just forget and ignore those Old Testament which forbids a man to lay with a woman on her period? Can we still not wear blended fabric for fear of stoning? See you Christians pick and choose which rules of the Bible to follow. The Bible is full of hypocracy. And if you take the Bible at face value as many of you do then how can you support the death penalty or any war. The commandment is “Thou shalt not kill.” It is not “Thou shalt not kill…unless someone really pisses you off.” Please get smarter.

  • Allen Stewart

    I suppose you think GOD didn’t create the earth or anything else, right? You think he don’t exist? It’s ok with me if you don’t believe in GOD cause I know you will be a believer in the end!! As will all atheist!!!!!!!!!! 

  • landofaahs

    Glenn is starting to sound more like Alex Jones.

  • landofaahs

    Your back again?  Does the democrat party pay you to report on different sites?  The democrat party is sowing the seeds of it’s own destruction. The majority of people support the 2nd amendment.  Don’t worry though, when obamanomics crashes and burns, the great separation will come and you libtards will be able to live in the liberal hell you so desire.  Just stay out of the Freedom loving Constitutional govt that is coming.  We don’t want your kind.  The cracks in the foundation of liberalism are all over the place for anyone with eyes to see.  Of course I would never want to see a separation, it’s just that history shows us it’s coming.  So sad. ) 

  • landofaahs

    Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are still protected with their loopholes.  They don’t care if the tax rate is 99% as long as the loopholes let them keep 99%.  But I did notice a lot of people who work for a paycheck complaining that they got less in their paychecks.. Wait until obama care smacks them up against the wall.  That is going to be a riot literally.  The poor are to stupid to know they got kicked out of the back of the bus and have been thrown under it.  The sheep have been shorn LOL  But I’m doing fine.  Just don’t tell anyone I’m a rich white guy. 

  • Allen Stewart

    Left agenda, keep it legal to kill babies. Make it legal to do any type of drug. Take guns out of the hands of all law abiding citizens. Tax the hell out of everyone who tries everyday for a better life and give that money to all the people having abortions, receiving welfare and toting those guns that law abiding citizens can’t have anymore! This will surely bring an end to violence such as school shootings don’t you think? Well, think about it! If the left gets their way we will all die!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dale-Cobb/100000043994028 Dale Cobb

    Please Matt, please post more drivel. With every word you write you look more and more ignorant. Your argument has no substance. All you’ve done is call me names and say no you’re wrong and I’m right. 

    Since I actually know something about history, no I don’t see a correlation of the south being a bastion of racism and always voting Republican. Why? Because the Republican party was founded by abolitionists. Let that sink in a minute. Just because MSNBC picks a new Republican to call a racist daily doesn’t make it so. No matter what you or anyone else may try to say, racism is just as much a problem with Democrats as it is with Republicans today.

    You’re idea that progressives favor full rights for all is a fallacy. I can completely refute that claim with two words: gun control. This is an excellent example of how progressive = collectivism. Welfare, food stamps, social security; all progressive agenda items, and all based on collectivism. Are you starting to see the trend yet Matt?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brad.ingle.184 Brad Ingle

    Matt unfortunately I agree with you, about the rising water
    that is. I believe it will rise and it will wipe out what we used to be, this country that produced the kind of men & women that truly understand love and freedom. People that understand that love is not about them & freedom
    is about love, The left of this country pervert these examples.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dale-Cobb/100000043994028 Dale Cobb

    I disagree with your assessment, mainly the part about drugs. I’m sorry, but if you’re ok with legal alcohol, but not legal marijuana; you’re a hypocrite plain and simple. It is pretty easily argued that alcohol is much worse that weed. So, the drug thing isn’t just a left thing, for me it’s a common sense thing. The black market for drugs is the problem, not the drugs themselves. Prohibition of drugs has provided the revenue to enable the rise of gangs, much the same as prohibition of alcohol enabled the rise of organized crime. I’m not saying drugs are good for you, or that you should be able to stroll into 7-11 and pick up a pack of meth or an ounce of cocaine, but the biggest problem with drugs is the black market created by prohibition. The ONLY way to put drug dealers out of business is legalization.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1166113780 John Price

    Hey Matt, how long can you tread water?  The last time the waters rose, those who believed in child sacrifice didn’t make out so well.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/aintell5 James Smith

    allen what did our founding fathers realize? they realized government should stay out of religion and religion out of government. more than i can say for people today. did you realize that thomas jefferson was a deist, not a christian ? i bet not. i dont give a flyin #$%^%  about your ideological argument. that would be the conservative vs. liberal thing that seems to be taking this country down the tubes in case you werent quite sure. what i care about is truth. not your truth or their truth, the truth.

  • Anonymous

    I believe you left out a person in your Ruby Ridge story. Weaver’s son & dog were walking with a family friend when the dog sniffed out a Fed and was shot. His son shot back and was killed and the family friend shot the Fed. That’s how I remember the story anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aintell5 James Smith

    you just lost what little credibility you may have had matt. “understand my balls clearly! hahaha.loser” indeed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donald-Smith/100001635221872 Donald Smith

     Koolaid much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donald-Smith/100001635221872 Donald Smith

     This is why so many who can are leaving.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Both people on the fringe but they did nothing to harm people and at the time broke no rules people didn’t need to die for the governments over reaction. The gun grabbers wonder why we can’t trust their way of government to keep us safe. Children died in that fire but yet you don’t see Biden making up a story about seeing smoke a half a mile away on a golf course. I am sorry but they don’t care about children dying only their agenda.
    As for the people who want to take a course of violence to solve their problems let me just say this you will be alone for I will not take another human beings life even if they threaten to beat me and hang me I will die knowing that I died the way Christ did for standing up for the right ideas. If Christ thought to the death there would be no Christianity but instead he gave himself up in peace and now we are over a million strong. Let’s take his example to heart because if our lives are threatened we will make a bigger impact on the world.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    He is one creepy troll don’t you think. 

  • rreactor

     Hey Matt, don’t pity me. Progressive politics are the ruin of a once great nation, but if you think you are in the mainstream and that folks like me are the “fringe”, you will ultimately be very surprised. By the way, don’t come to my house looking for help when the stuff hits the proverbial fan….

  • Allen Stewart

    James, You are confused just like matt driscoll! Jefferson was not a deist. Like I told matt if you are looking for the truth go find a bible and start reading! The bible is not my truth VS any other truth. It is the only truth! If you were a christian you would not need to be in search of the truth. For you would have already found it! Like myself. Do some soul searching James, God will reveal himself to you if you let him but he will not force himself on you. You must accept him!

  • Allen Stewart

    Way to go Dale! Lets legalize everything! You are so brilliant, Why didn’t I think of that? You bonehead!!!

  • Tinkabell

    No Jim, Critten is just one of the kool-aide drinking “useful idiots” that the left loves.  I feel sorry for those guys who will have no idea what has happened to them as it continues to crumble.  They will turn to us and say…”what am I to do” AFTER it is too late.  We will eventually have to save them but we need to let the hit bottom first so, just possibly, they will appreciate what we are standing for.  Ayn Rand portrays them so very well in “Atlas Shrugged” so many years ago but so relevant today.

  • Anonymous

    What you seem to forget is that for a political center to exist, there must be opposite extremes.  In other words, the political center is defined by its both left and right.  That you admit the country as a whole is at the political center, the extremes on both sides are no less valid.  I am proud to offset Mr. Driscoll’s extremism by my own.  God Bless America.

  • Tinkabell

    You are a very ill informed and ignorant person.  HUMAN rights cover all of your “new rights”.  At some time in history almost all groups, sexes, religions races and nationalities have been subjected to disrespect and degradation. The trick is to rise above it and move on.  All the Progressives whining and divisiveness will help NO ONE.  Tearing down one group in order to “help” another group is wrong.  Your way of doing things only leads to more problems and less inclusiveness/ success in the future.  Group think is never good…the individual is what needs to be concentrated on.  As a female who was the first gal hired in the 60′s in an engineering department of a huge company I can attest to the fact that N.O.W. has NEVER done a thing for me.  I did it myself.  I was one female in a department of 300 men in the deep south.  No one told me I was the first.  I applied, passed the test and was hired.  I had no idea that the odds between male and female were what they  were until my first day on the job.  I was shocked but I got over it.  This is the greatest country on earth for OPPORTUNITY …not guaranteed results.  Once that is excepted we can/will all be a better people for it.  

  • L Blakely

    Matt, you really are clueless. Do not presume to speak for anyone but yourself. The tea party and their beliefs are alive & well. We are not stupid sheeple that Obama can control. You would think liberal so called progressives could take a look at history and try and learn from past failures of socialism, collectivism, big out of control government. Can you say Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Castro, and other dictators from Iran, North Korea ,etc. you are spoiled and have no idea how repressive and dangerous these types of governments really are. Oh yeah, I forgot Hitler and his nazi regime. Unbelievable!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Johnson/1515032171 Carl Johnson

     Also notice no report on the politics of 4 out of 5 of the latest mass murderers, either Liberal Demonrats or raised by Liberal Demonrats

  • Anonymous

    If it’s out with the old USA, then it’s in with the new USSR and food lines, substandard medical care, government owned homes (and business, and everything else currently know as “private property”), a total lack of freedom. Socialism/Marxism always leads to Tyrrany. And FAT beaurocrats with government owned vehicles and government paychecks living off the former citizens who are now called “subjects”.

    Read your history! USSR collapsed, Nazi Germany, Austria, etc. All failed miserably.

  • Anonymous

    I’m siding with Matt (mostly) despite my republican affiliation.  The pubs likelihood of winning is…slim.  Gay marriage won’t make or break the election. But Abortion?  No Gov’t should be so autocratic as to enforce you to “have that child”. I understand assuming the ‘responsible’ position but is it really worth another election guys? 

    Has anyone been cheated on out there ? It’s a real heartbreaker. Sometimes a prostitute is the best medicine for a broken heart. The answer here…don’t make it legal, but decriminalize it or make people pay a fine. It’s extremely irritating watching cops proposition men into sex with a female and tackle him. Then charge him.  See if that guy pays his taxes or has a different opinion on our country afterward. 

     Drug laws ? Pot should not be legal, however, decriminalize it.  Folks can pay a fine if caught.  I’ve smoked and I’ve drank.  I can drive under alcohol influence. Pot ? I can’t leave the house. My friend was convicted on possession of nearly an ounce.  But he’s less fortunate than us.  His face is deformed.  Can’t we all reason with his usage ?  Locked up on a friday on a holiday weekend.  Saw the judge Tues. Tues ! And judge mutters a…oh yes I’ve spoken with your attorney before…free to go.  All weekend in a cell with 15 others.  No toilet paper by the way.  We are breeding law breakers with this maltreatment of our citizens. 

    Immigration ? It isn’t 11 million, it’s 30.  What we don’t understand (and I hire them, don’t hate me) is they (most) only care to work and go home to little…Mejico.  Make it simple for them.  Employers (like me) will pay a fee for each person.  One visa for one year.  Call it $500/person.  They pay taxes (remove ss tax as it will not apply to them).  They go home at end of year, visa must be renewed following year.  No visa ? Jail.  See how many crawl across the desert then. By the way.. this would add about 50 billion a year to our revenue.  Politicians and their votes…selling the country down the river.   

    Be flexible repubs…because the true fundamentals of the ‘right’ advocates paying your own way through life devoid of gov’t support.  Relying on oneself.  This is cardinal.     

                              

  • http://www.facebook.com/earlallenboek Earl Allen Boek
  • http://www.facebook.com/earlallenboek Earl Allen Boek

    My highest compliments to Mr. Glenn Beck.  Sir, it took big ones to pick this ATF/FBI
    scabs.  I agree, these are the best three incidents against Gun Control I could ever
    think of.  As an ex-Army, Military Policeman, Volunteered Vietnam Vet, issued a
    Top Secret Clearance by the FBI.  My services are yours if or when you feel their
    needed  You are an American Patriot Sir, One I will be watching closely in the future.
    Google:  Full Armor Of God.  Pray in Jesus Name Daily

  • http://www.facebook.com/barnabas.firth Barnabas Firth

     Actually, you are quite wrong. The rise of Hispanics has tilted the country more and more conservative on social issues. Polls show that a majority is now pro-life for the first time since Roe v. Wade and it just keeps increasing. Polls also indicate that Americans are becoming more and more pro-gun, as gun control laws in places like Chicago are abysmal failures, and relaxing gun laws always causes a drastic drop in crime. Conservatives are also among the people now interested in environmental issues, we just look for ways to accomplish responsible stewardship through the free market rather than crawling to government and surrendering all our freedoms with a plea to save poor mother earth from us. It is true that America is changing and not for the better in many ways. But some of the issues you raise are totally going the wrong way for you. And lastly, many of the rich white guys are flaming liberals funding everything liberals do. The conservative movement is mostly grassroots, middle-class America. The wealthy foundations of huge tycoons, the elite University class, the union empires, etc. have all gone to the left, leaving them with the wealth and influence. And you’re just listening and taking it in.

  • Anonymous

    Thank God this Naion is a Republic and not a Democracy. The 51% would have sold our Freedom for thirty Pieces of Silver.

  • Jonathan Taylor

    You have the right to pity whomever you’d like. I will say that most polling indicates that the majority (over 60%) of Americans are to the right of the “Center” that you leftists love to praise. Another 20% or so poll in the middle on issues, and very few are liberals when it comes to the issues. It takes a lot of propaganda to get these people to vote liberal, and you do it well, but don’t trick yourself into thinking that you’re the majority.

  • Anonymous

    “..useful as ‘enemies of the state’ to be blamed and eliminated to appease the masses when an distraction/enemy is needed due to their failed policies.” It should become more and more clear that is the truth.

    RE the current topic
    First World Trade Center Bombing by Islamic terrorists: February 26, 1993
    Branch Davidian compound seige began: February 28, 1993
    President: William Jefferson Clinton

    Islamic Terrorists kill U.S. personnel in Benghazi: September 11, 2012
    Placing blame on an anti-Islamic video: September 12, 2012
    Secretary of State: Hillary Rodham Clinton

    In fact the Clintons ignored islamic attacks throught their administration including the two Embassy attacks in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole.

    Is there a pattern here? I think so.

  • Anonymous

    Matt D.  I am so glad I dont think or behave like you and your Democrate buddys.  I like having morals and knowing good from evil.  I like being my own person with my own thoughts.  I like belonging to the group of people who believe in the US and the Constitution.  Im so glad I love other people and reach out to help.  I love my freedom to speak out and believe what I want.  I am so happy that God is in the corner of people like me that only want to be left alone to live as I see fit.  I love gardening and canning.  I love my family and friends.  Yes, I love not being like you

  • Anonymous

    I’d have to watch it again, but I think he said there were two people and the dog.

  • Anonymous

    There is little difference between the government framing suspects and government lieing to the people to progress their agenda. The hiding of facts behind Benghazi, supplying arms to terrorist factions are some serious criminal acts, worthy of impeachment. The government is becoming out of control, something the founding fathers had warned against.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck…I really miss your show on TV.  I never missed.  I always checked out what you said and I never found you wrong….not once.  I think you are wonderful

  • Anonymous

    And you are one ofthe people they will come after when America goes down.  Thy always go after the ones who helped destroy their country.  Their view is the useful idiots helped us take do the country and they will do the same to us in power.  You are a treasonous piece of snake crap.

  • Anonymous

    No one should “enforce” someone else to have ANY medical procedure they don’t want performed. On that same note – no one should “enforce” others to pay for those procedures either. The communists (remove the candy coat – let’s just call you what you are) have removed the guilt from the idiotic and irresponsible and managed to place it on the tax payers.

    My paycheck just got smaller because of people like you. Answer? Reverse the Fabian Socialist/communist propaganda spewed throughout our educational system and MSM towards more moral values (like the value of life).

    Drugs? Overdose for all I car,e just don’t make law-abiding citizens pay for it through mandated taxes.

    “Illegal immigrants” DON’T pay taxes and they DON’T go home – they send the money home. Go to jail – you aid and abet criminals which makes YOU a criminal.

    progressive = regressive = communist

    Your ideology about governments role is as old as dirt and has failed since the beginning of mankind. 

    Insanity – doing the same thing over and over, each time expecting a different result.      

  • opy

    never forget, never forgive

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    thank you for this show.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R3RXPTFPX4TYVBYHHYXN4IAS7U Lorraine

    You forgot the KKK.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to hear you interview Gerry Spence since he was Randy Weavers Attorney. It is rather eye opening about what lengths the Government will go to just to get their way!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    James, read the Federalist papers as well as the entire Constitution and Bill of Rights.  The Federalist papers convey what the Founders intentions were when writing our Constitution.  Notice all over the nation, and most notably DC, edifices are etched with references to God, so clearly it is only over the last several decades that the revisionists have been successful in rewriting our history and bastardizing our Constitution.  We have failed to teach our children their history as well, thus we are where we are today. 

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5NH3QYAGCPMHL7MLRJXYRPADIE Lary

    Ruby Ridge (1) & Waco (2) are only two of documented ‘ill-advised’ government actions that resulted in the death(s) of innocent civilians.
    Check out the Scott Ranch in Malibu (3) – the Park Service wanted his 4,000 acre ranch so the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, Border Patrol, National Guard and Park Service arrived on a faked marijuana charge and shot him dead.  No drugs were ever found.
    Also innoicent but dead:
    4. Malice Green, Detroit
    5. Ramon Gallardo, Dinuba, CA
    6. Pedro Obregon, Houston
    7. Jose Campos, Santa Ana, CA
    8. Donta Dawson, Phildelphia
    9. Pat Eymer,  Sallisaw, OK
    10. 13-yr. old, KC
    PLUS 27 other Murders
    not to mention
    8 Manslaughter cases
    and 18 Assault & Robbery
    (Remember when the Ramparts station, LA, had to be sanitized after officers found the RICO Act give them license to appropriate anything, anytime, anywhere without even giving a receipt for the assets seized?)
    And let’s not forget simple terrorizing like Elian Gonzales (photo) and similar incidents too numerous to mention.

    Details on all of the above are documented.  If of interest to the Blaze, please send me an email address that will accept attachments and I will forward the details of the ‘incidents’ described above.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5NH3QYAGCPMHL7MLRJXYRPADIE Lary

    Every ‘right’ you cite existed before the legislation you idolize.  All the legislation did was to splinter and usurp rights of a larger group to pander to libtards you so admire.
    Guess you’ll never want to be responsible for your own life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SuperLiberty Michael D. Elliott

    In the history of the world, it is natural and common for the rights of the community to trump the rights of the individual.  The day we established a Republic to protect the rights of the individual from the passions and whims of the community was the day Thomas Paine wrote that we had an opportunity to “change the world over again.”  In the last 230 years since then, we have lost the wisdom and understand of the importance of establishing law to protect the rights of the individual from what naturally occurs in society, where individual rights are trumped by community rights otherwise known as the greater good, and we are on a course of self-destruction and will become no longer anything unique compared to the rest of the world, but rather thrust right back into their madness.   Even though it is a movie, I realize it is not far fetched when Padmé Amidala in Star Wars states, “So this is how Liberty dies, with thunderous applause.”  I have seen this applause in the halls of congress on c-span or mainstream news as they pervert the law of the Republic and trump the protected rights of the individual in our society.  Liberty always dies with thunderous applause indeed.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, dude… the shooter in Conneticutt was home schooled…..

  • Anonymous

    ^very well said.

  • Anonymous

    And you are like some sort of history expert? I guess you just skipped the part about how the Southern Democrat racist wing are the basis of today’s Republican Party and all, huh? 

  • Anonymous

    That’s deep man, you must be a real intellectual. Did you major in School Yard Nah-Nah-Nah or did you get your degree in You Poopy Pants!

  • Anonymous

    How much money do you send Glenn Beck for his crap?  Talk about useful idiots, you people sure are useful as suckers.

  • landofaahs

    That’s because he was too nuts to let go to a school. That should have been a sign that an institution was in order for him. His mother by going to the school to work endangered those kids too. I am talking about home schooling your sane children and not letting them into a public school where nuts like that are welcomed to come off the streets to kill them. Protect your children from a runaway nutty society. That’s the message.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathleen.basar Kathleen Basar

    I must chime in …. People are still paying good money to view dinosaurs in museums. Intelligent men and women are still writing, speculating and studying these great and massive monsters and predecessors of all animal kind. People around the world are still talking about dinosaurs, still amazed, still stymied…however Matt, NO ONE is speaking about you (and possibly TO you)….Have some respect. It will serve you best in the end for it is you and your generation that will ultimately pay the bill for this joke of a government. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/teannbingham Teann Bingham

    What is scary when you say history is bound to repeat itself, I just watched Innocence Betrayed-the history of gun control by Patriots United Now on youtube and it is scary to think very few people know over 170 million people have died around the world after their gun rights were surrendered. Why does all these stories involve the ATF and guns, because government has a tendency to think anyone is an extremist who knows the constitiution and wants them to abide by it. It’s a scapegoat charge for themedia to condone government actions.

  • Anonymous

    I live in the area that one of Randy Weaver’s daughters lives. She is now going to near by cities and giving her version of what happened at Ruby Ridge. Good for her. I’m sure it’s hard for her to do this,but she wants to inform the public of the true story and what our Govt. is capable of,and that was many years ago. Now,it will be worse if something like Ruby Ridge happens’

  • Anonymous

    Educate yourself on the facts’ His Mother did not work at the school. The news Media guessed at the facts the 1st few days. When the facts came out,she did not work at the school. I totally agree with the Home Schooling nowdays. Our schools brainwash our kids and turn them into Commies. The shooter was definatley a sicko,but Society failed him for not noticing and helping him. We need more help for the Mentally ill and forget taking our guns’ In Isreal,teachers pack Military rifles to protect their students. Women walk around packing them. Guess what???No mass shootings anywhere there. Yet our stupid Govt. thinks taking our guns will make our kids & us safer. It’s a ploy to disarm us so they can take control in a Dictatorship and put the ones that resist in their Fema camps,all ready and the shackles are ready’

  • Anonymous

    Well due to Obama,I can’t even pay my property taxes,let alone send money to Beck or anyone else’I raised 6 kids by myself and worked 3-4 jobs at a time to survive,now I’m on S.S. and still; can’t survive’ Where’s my FREE stuff Obama and othes like you promised me?????

  • Anonymous

    What planet are you from Matt???Tea Party???I know no one that calls their self a member. It’s called,old fashioned True American values,taught to us by our forefathers,ancesters that worked their butts off to give us liberty, They taught us Honesty,your handshake was your word of honor,treat others like you want to be treated. There was never a mention of a free ride in life,you had to work to have anything. You must be from the younger generation that expects everything to go your way,and immeadiate gratification for your every wish. You get out of life what you put into it. Evidently your life must suck and I sure feel sorry for any child you raise. They will have the same Commie mind set’

  • Anonymous

    Gee Matt,you sure know how to make enemies’The rights you refer to,no decent person gives a crap,it’s all BS. When the Shit comes down,and you realize you’re clinging to the wrong side of the fence,see how many of us will put the effort out to save your ass’ Sure as hell won’t be me’ and many more on this site’ Get lost’

  • Matt Driscoll

    Haha that is the stupidest argument I have ever heard. Hahaha. How is that even close to being a valid argument? Haha. So once the Republican party is gone and ultra right conservatives wise up are people going to pay money to gawk at them? That is pretty much what you are saying with your analogy. We don’t pay money to learn from dinosaurs lady. We pay money to view an extinct species. Jesus are you thick or what?

  • Matt Driscoll

    I am not extreme in the slightest sir. I am ruled by common sense. I have my own thoughts that are not generated by a bloviated, ex-addict shock jock.

  • Matt Driscoll

    Haha really? No one cares about that stuff? Stop posting on this site and go get a job to pay for your property tax. Or how about you stop pumping out kids and living off social security. Some conservative you are.

  • Matt Driscoll

    The KKK promarily votes Republician. Sorry.

  • Matt Driscoll

    How is it treasonous to have an opinion you Nazi?

  • Matt Driscoll

    God is a myth. Sorry you based your entire life around something as real as Peter Pan. That kind of sucks.

  • Matt Driscoll

    No I don’t at all. Just because you use exclamation points does not increase your arguments validity. There is no god and when you die and the screen goes black you will regret dedicating your entire life to something that is not real. Man I sure do pity you.

  • Matt Driscoll

    Hahahahahaha. “responsible stewardship through the free market.” Seriously? You honestly believe that large companies have the benefit of the enviroment on their to do list? Large comapnies are the reason the Earth is so polluted. DUMB!!

  • Matt Driscoll

    I feel extremely for your children sir. I actually work very hard at two jobs. I am saving money away for when I am ready to own a house and have kids. See that is what responisble adults do. I believe I read in a post of yours that you have quite a few children and cannot afford to pay your property tax and now live off government dependence. Your hypocracy is unsettling. I am a responsible American. I do not have children when I cannot provide for them. I do not buy things I cannot afford. I set myself up for a promising career to have the things I want in life. I actually feel very sorry for you and your children. It must be tough for them having a parent who cannot pay for things and who is never home because they are working 18 hour days at low wage jobs. Thats rough.

  • landofaahs

    Frankly I don’t believe anything they are saying. I am just determined not to give up my second ammendment rights period. I don’t want them watered down with any restrictions. I franklyt think that if you are a felon and have served your time and paid your debt to society, upon release, you should be able to arm yourself for your protection. I don’t believe in background checks and I believe you should be able to buy weapons through the mail like we could pre 1968. Is that clear? Frankly you need to understand sarcasm.

  • landofaahs

    Also I believe the mother donated her time at the school. I’m not sure, but I have never heard even an official release of all the evidence. Do you have the official report?

  • Anonymous

    You may not believe in God, Matt, but you must believe in life after death if you think that those of us who believe in God will have regrets “after our screen goes black”. You seem confused. Y’see, if there is no God we have nothing to lose, ‘cuz we won’t be conscious of anything. But what if there is a God, and you’re wrong? What’ll that mean for atheists like you, Matt? Hell? Ouch!! You should hedge your bets a little and have some respect for the complexity of life, demur a little about the intricate rhythms of life and consider that there’s more to all this than what we see, instead of being so cocksure and arrogant about everything. Remember–nobody likes a smartass, including God.

  • crazy betty

    these f’ing bastards.  I’d shoot anybody who shot my dog, I wouldn’t care.  this whole story is heartbreaking and I hope those filthy evil bastards who attacked these poor folks burn in HELL.

  • crazy betty

    you’re being pimped, you fool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BarryGRogers Barry Rogers

    I think Glen has a few of the facts wrong about Randy Weaver, though I will admit I could be wrong as well. Weaver was not part of the Aryan Nation, but knew people in the group. The government approached Weaver, and asked him to infiltrate the Nation. Weaver repeatedly refused. I believe the government then solicited a petty criminal to approach Randy and asked Randy to saw off the barrels of the shotguns. The guns weren’t Weavers. Randy declined, several time. Finally Randy agreed to do it, because he was hurting for money, and like Glenn said, he sawed them off to just under what the law allowed. So, the government approached Randy and said, we have you now, you have to infiltrate the group or your going to jail. Here is where the false summons was sent to Weaver with the mixed up dates and the rest is history. Weaver wasn’t willing to do the governments dirty work. Glen also left out another part of the story. Not only did Weaver beat all the charges, he suit the government for wrongful death of his wife and son and he won the suit. No amount was ever disclosed. Another small point, Randy’s 14 year old son was shot in the back as he ran back toward the house. Years later they proved the bullet actually came from the Sheriff’s gun. Weaver’s wife was shot in the head by a trained sniper while she held her baby. It’s wasn’t a shot that missed Weaver. And one last point, the sniper was awarded a medal for his fine service. Look it up!

  • Anonymous

      Please, please, please do not use ‘racist’ terminology regarding Weaver’s beliefs.
     He was NOT a white supremacist, he was a separatist.  Two very different ideologies. 
     Separatists separate themselves to more purely live their belief systems, which in their
    case was Christianity.  Separatists do not look down on any race, they just believe they
    should separate because of their different beliefs so as to not become ‘tainted’ by the worldly morals and lack of spiritual integrity. Had something to do with how Bob Jones believed the Christian life should be lived out  (he of the Bob Jones University).  So please make this correction as it paints him as being a less moral person than he was.  (on the radio program played on Saturday’s ‘repeat’ show)