UPDATED: Glenn gives rousing Civil Rights speech outside the Capitol

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Glenn returned to D.C. on Wednesday to give his first speech at a Tea Party event at the Capitol since Restoring Honor. Thousands showed up for the Tea Party Patriots ‘Audit the IRS’ event that coincided with the press conference, featuring Reps Bachmann, Gohmert, and King, to block any immigration legislation from passing through the House.

The ‘Audit the IRS’ event kicked off at 12pm ET, following the press conference on immigration. Glenn joined conservatives leaders like Dana Loesch, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, and many others to speak at the event. While most focused on the issue of the IRS audits targeting conservative and religious groups — Glenn took on the fundamental basis of the issue: Civil Rights.

With the Black Robed Regiment at his side, Glenn tackled issues of equal rights, faith, and leadership in front of the large Tea Party crowd. He noted that a statue of Fredrick Douglas has just been dedicated just a few steps from where they were standing, inside the Capitol.

“A man born into slavery, but who knew instinctively that he was not born a slave,” Glenn said to start his speech. “No man is.”

Glenn highlighted that all Civil Rights movements boil down to one thing: Man’s quest and desire for power.

“Someone has always been on the losing end of the stick of power,” he said. ” Blacks are the most obvious, the Chinese, the Native Americans — but let’s not forget the Irish, the Catholics, the Mormons, the Jews, and now it seems all those of faith that will not conform.”

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But for those that believe the solution lies in putting the “collective” ahead of the individual, Glenn issued a stern warning…

“For those that think men make progress collectively, I warn you, history teachers: You couldn’t be more wrong.”

“We are redeemed one man at a time,” he continued. “There is no family pass ticket or park hopping pass to life. One ticket — one at a time. man doesn’t vanquish hatred or bigotry. the target keeps moving. From the blacks to the Irish; atheists to Christians. But as always there are a few leaders: Ben Franklin, John Quincy Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Fredrick Douglas, Booker T Washington, Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

They know that the march toward freedom never ends, man must be ever vigilant and pray less with his lips and more with his legs.”

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Glenn closed his speech by reminding the crowd that if they’ve been looking for a leader, and they haven’t been able to find one, it might be because they’re the leader they’re looking for. And it’s time to take a stand.

“Let us, today, raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”

On tonight’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn talked with Stu about his experience in D.C.:

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Dana Loesch also joined Stu to talk about the wonderful crowd that descended on Washington D.C. today, and why she found herself so fired up.

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See Glenn’s complete remarks below:

Today, inside, they dedicated a new statue of another American giant, Fredrick Douglas – a man born into slavery, but who knew instinctively that he was not born a slave. No man is.

To keep a man a slave you do much the same as the cruel circus masters did to the elephant around the turn of last century. Clamp heavy chains around their legs and stake them to the ground. Then beat and terrorize them. After a while you no longer even have to stake the chain; the elephant gives up and just the mere rattle of the chain convinces the elephant there is no hope, so they give up and do what ever it is the circus requires.

Fredrick Douglas was lucky enough to live in a house where he was taught to read, write and think. He knew God did not make men masters over others. Nor did he ever intend any man to impose unrighteous dominion over another man or beast.
It is time we remind ourselves of this truth again, and begin to rise up against the intimidation before the handful of peanuts from our new political circus masters is considered a kindness and not the symbol of evil cruelty.

In the building behind me, they are now excusing storing all data, phone calls, financial transactions, geotracking on every American for our “safety,” while allowing anyone to cross our borders either on foot or in underground tunnels without any worry or consequence.

They have not suspended or fired butpromoted those at the IRS who rattled the chains of control to any group that disagreed with their policies. And now, after pushing misery and death through the so-called “Arab Spring” in country after country, they are plotting a new war with Syria. This will bring death and destruction the world over. We are told that we need to pick sides and arm those who are so far down the scale of decency that even Vladimir Putin asked Americans if they knew that those we are arming have literallyeaten their enemies on the battlefield.

The fact that he even needed to ask that question, and that most have never even seen the video of the commander of the rebel troops on TV engaging in this ungodly horror, is an indictment of our government officials and our media.
I am surrounded today by some modern-day spiritual giants. All from different faiths, different backgrounds and many different views. But we all have one thing in common. We don’t recognize our country anymore and because we know that God is just, we tremble for our children’s future.

We wonder, are we even worth defending anymore? If so, why? Who are we? And will we even notice or care when the chain is finally snapped around our legs?

What will be written about us? The greatest generation has passed. We who are historians will watch.

Will it be said that none called for justice not one pleaded for truth? They trusted in vanity and spoke lies. They conceived mischief and brought forth iniquity.

What is it we even believe as a people anymore? Where did we get these ideas that now seem so popular?
Our forbears came to these shores not for free stuff, but for freedom. The chance to make their own way, create a different life. They came here because they knew that God made them free to make their own way in life, take the risk, do their best and take responsibility for their own lives.

They came here because they wanted to serve Him in the way they believed, not as they were told.

But how many care about our history? And, of those who do care, how many really still believe?

Some things are worth believing in. That the little guy can make it. Every single life has value and is worth living. That honor and integrity do matter. That justice will prevail – if not in this life – then the next, and that God does exist. And what we do in our lives matters.

It is the meek and the humble that inherit the earth. Have we forgotten?

We have declared ourselves masters of the earth — spread our troops all over the world, taught the world how to do banking like we do it here in America.  Even though we can’t even master ourown homes, protect our neighborhoods, or simply balance a check book. How grotesque and garish we must appear to those looking in.

I, for one, still believe in the silly notion of truth, justice and the American way.

Since our founding, a good percentage of our fellow citizens closed their eyes to the civil rights of all Americans. “I’m okay. I don’t want to think of the bad things going on. I am busy. It doesn’t affect me. It can’t be that bad and even if it is, I am just one person and what can I do about it anyway?”

Nothing has changed, except the chairs at the table.

Someone has always been on the losing end of the stick of power. Blacks are the most obvious, the Chinese, the Native Americans, but lets not forget the Irish, the Catholics, the Mormons, the Jews, and now it seems all those of faith that will not conform.

For those that think men make progress collectively: I warn you, history teaches that you couldn’t be more wrong. We are redeemed one man at a time. There is no “family pass” ticket or park hopping pass to life. One ticket, one life at a time.
Man doesn’t vanquish hatred or bigotry. The target keeps moving. From the blacks to the Irish. Atheists to Christians.
But as always, there are a few leaders: Ben Franklin, John Quincy Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Fredrick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, Gandhi and Martin Luther King. They know that the march toward freedom never ends; man must be ever-vigilant and pray less with his lips and more with his legs.

They never forget that truth, justice, and freedom are the wellspring from which the waters of man’s civil rights come. And so they must be upheld for all men – those you know, those you do not, and maybe more importantly — they must be upheld for those who you do know but do not like or agree with at all.

If they are lost for one, in the end they are lost for all.

In the past, these historic stands which we now call civil rights movements were done by a small but dedicated portion of our citizens which led to great shifts in our culture.  But those movements always came from the same institutions … the church.  And usually not the church with the popular preacher, but the one who put it on the line to tell the people the truth.

Preachers like these men, who know that we are all born free, but that freedom comes at a great price — a profound responsibility to stand against injustice, hatred and bigotry. Our pulpits have gone quiet out of arrogance, fear and apathy. Their faith is found in the wisdom of man and not in the power of God. For some, losing tithing checks or the gold Rolex watch has become more important than losing man’s freedom.

Whatever the reason, too many are no longer willing to call evil by its name. There is no vision. And when there is no vision, the people perish.

I humbly suggest to you that Martin Luther King knew the answer, and he lost more than congregants during his long march. Students are taught that his vision came from the ideas of Gandhi. Maybe a new radical 20th century progressive philospher was the one that taught MLK that “although we be free of all men, when we choose to make ourselves servants to all, we gain the more.”

Let’s get a couple of things straight. What MLK and Gandhi did was not progressive or new. It was an ancient idea. Hollywood, Woodstock, nor the hippie culture was the source of power of the 1960s freedom movement.
God was.

He was leading those who risked their lives over that bridge in Selma, not Janice Joplin, Columbia University, or a labor union. It wasn’t John Lennon that taught people about love and peaceful resistance — that job fell on the shoulders of a Jewish carpenter. And it is there that we will find the answers that will break the chains that are being forged for a new generation of slaves.

The rights that so many Americans ignorantly preach about so often are not really their rights. They belong to God and they are given to us for stewardship. They are pretty important and obvious. So obvious that we used to say they were “self-evident,” meaning that humans don’t need to be taught; you instinctively know that you have a right not to be executed without a trial, held without charge, searched without warrant or spied upon without cause.

The government is no longer the protector of those civil rights, and so we must be. When we are told that it is okay for the IRS, EPA, ATF, FBI or anyone to hassle, threaten or intimidate others because of their skin color, religion or political belief, we stop being the country that we all want to build, and start being the country the world should fear.

The long train of abuses regarding these rights are the same MLK marched against, and the very same our dusty founders warned us about losing.

Men may make progress, but man never changes. Man loves power and money. No matter the skin color, religion or income level. These symbols of our nation make men drunk with power, who then justify their lust for more by claiming they are public servants. The only difference between Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. is that at least Vegas has the decency to admit the town is full of hookers and crooks.

We must sober up and admit that too many of the Republicans and the Democrats have played us, lied to us and stolen from us, while the getaway car was driven by the media. A media that can no longer claim with a straight face the role of journalist. Journalists print the things the powerful don’t want printed. What they do is public relations. Those PR firms will not print the truth about the average American who finds himself concerned with the direction of our country today. So we must.
We are not violent. We are not racist. We are not anti immigrant. We are not anti-government. And we will not be silent anymore.

Those who wish to use unrighteous dominion over mankind are not enemies of ours; they are enemies of God, and He will not be silent much longer either.

We will no longer accept the lies, the corruption, or the information and data gathering. It is evil. And we come here today to send a message that we will surround all of those who wish to stand and break the cycle of corruption. We will use ourselves as shields to protect those in the system, the elected officials or whistle blowers with the courage to stand.
We come here today to respectfully, but with the power of the spirit, demand to be treated as an equal member of society. I am a man, and I will be treated as such. I answer to only one king and His kingdom will come, His will be done. We have chosen sides and we choose God. America as a nation must do the same, as well.

We come today to declare our independence, to reaffirm our founding principles. We, as a nation, acknowledge a creator. We acknowledge that he gives certain natural, guaranteed rights to man. We declare that government exists primarily to protect these natural, God-given rights. He has established right and wrong. He is just and therefore, man must pay for his mistakes either now on Earth, or through God’s justice later.

There is no such thing as social justice. Only God can balance things out, and we are not God. But honest and decent men can fight for and establish equal justice.

There is no such thing as collective salvation. We, however, are going to be judged on how we treat our fellow brothers and sisters. Thus we must serve them, help them with charity toward all. “Malice toward none,” Lincoln said. God said it slightly differently – vengeance is mine.

Anyone who speaks of punishing their political enemies in on the wrong side. It is clearly evil and we have a responsibility to say so.

America: it is now your time to rise up and boldly declare those same self-evident truths that changed the world, and demand that those truths remain the basis of our laws.

My civil rights will not be trampled, and I say this not for me but for my children, and all those who yearn to breathe free. Those who make your Apple products at Foxxcon, those who languish in prisons in Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela. Those homosexuals who are stoned to death in the streets of Egypt or Iran, while our so-called civil rights leaders hold coffee klatches with third graders in the White House.

We will stand not for our job, house or income, but we will stand for those immigrants who came here the right way, and not have their dreams destroyed by increasing competition at the lowest rung of the ladder while keeping the brightest and best minds out of the visa pool allowing for little competition at the top.

We will not pervert women’s rights and twist it into a gross silent defense of abortion doctors in Philly and Houston while turning our eyes from the forgotten women who have never had the civil right to walk alone on a street without a man, or to drive a car in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia, and even those who now cower in fear with their faces covered in states like Florida, Virginia, New York and Minnesota.

We will not waste another second shadow boxing the demons of the past when the fight to end actual slavery is still happening today. Call it what you will, but those who make your iPad in China – those who make your cute little Mao purses – are the very people you claim to care so much about. They are the ones yearning to breathe free. And worse, there is the oldest form of human degradation man has ever known, the sex slave trade that currently has in its coils over 2 million children. The biggest source of this evil is a wide open hole in our Arizona border.

We beg the American people to wake up and help the 8-year-old children being sold into sex slavery. The press may say, ‘How dare these men declare themselves the next Martin Luther King or civil rights leaders?’

How blind to believe the civil rights movement ever ended. The civil rights movement never ends, and it never will. It has been marching since the beginning of time. Where Martin Luther King started is where Gandhi left off, and where he started, Abe Lincoln left off, and before that Whitfield all the way back to Moses. God has not moved. We have. But it is never too late. We are not at the mercy of these events. We can alter the course of history. We can stand against the dangerous arc of this story.

But we need people who are willing to speak truth.

The last century was a century of genocide. A century where collectivist, national socialist, and communist evil rose up again and again… swallowing up the lives of millions. It happens every time man says the collective is more important than the right of the individual. That one phrase becomes in the end – every time – a license to kill anyone deemed to be standing in the way of progress.

But evil met its match. Goodness eventually prevailed. People like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lech Walesa and Mother Theresa awoke the world. They gave their lives to the pursuit of human rights. They took the side of justice against injustice; they held aloft the torch of freedom to push out the darkness of hate. These men and women lived difficult lives. They often lived shortened lives. They were often born to relative privilege, but willing to take on suffering. They did want not to martyr themselves. They would have happily lived to the end of their natural lives in comfort… but to the righteous, there is no comfort when evil has taken root.

But the cause of human rights has been taken over by organizations who share little with the individuals who led the movement. Human rights was once a cry for justice. Now it used as a threat. These organizations have become bullies and grotesque parodies of the principles they pretend to represent. They criticize free nations and spare the unfree. They denounce nations like Israel and America, who have high standards for freedom, and leave alone nations that have no freedom at all. They are nearly comical in their double-standards.

They are no more than the enforcers or the attack dogs of those who wish to keep men confined in spaces they design. Whatever moral force they once had is spent. Their time is up. And so, we dismiss them. Today we take back the phrase “human rights” and place it where it belongs, as the first half of God’s plan for humanity. The second half is responsibility.
If we want to be endowed with rights – real human rights, we have to act with responsibility. We must not be comfortable with rights. We must be comfortable with responsibility.

Who will protect your rights better? A king, president or you?

Who will protect the truth? A reporter, a labor union or you?

Who will protect and teach your children to seek truth? A textbook committee, an education bureaucrat, or you?

Did a commission of wise men stop the Holocaust? Did a committee of Congress end Jim Crow?

No. In each case, the work was done by individuals who would not abide convenient lies.

They saw injustice and they called it out. They saw their nation wage war against a single group and they said “not in my name.” They didn’t wait for the conventions of society to catch up to God’s laws. They pushed. They pressed. And they were victorious.

Each of us have been waiting for a leader to rise from among us. And none have. How many have been called and refused to serve? How many must have failed to heed the call for the Lord to make it all the way down to us?

I pray now that those who have heard the call to rise up in the tradition of peaceful resistance do so now before, as it was with Bonhoeffer, it is too late. I beg those with eyes and ears to heed the call and begin to train under the exact system used by MLK. Search his words out. You will find that your history professors and civil rights activists left out the real author of the words of Gandhi, King and Bonhoeffer.

Read them, ponder them, and risk living them. Even though they will make you a target of the NSA, having your name on their list as an enemy may in the end be the way your name is forever etched in his book of life.

Pastors, priests and rabbis: I challenge you. What have you done with your knowledge and priesthood power that those without have not done this week? If you cannot answer that with power every day, what does that say about you?

Average citizens and college students: I challenge you. Martin Luther King didn’t take a class, get a certificate and a bunch of permits. He saw injustice, studied eternal truths, exercised discipline and marched.
If you don’t find a leader, perhaps it is because you were meant to lead.

Christians: I believe in the free market. If your preacher is too afraid to preach it from the pulpit, maybe you should preach it from the street corner. Many are called. Will you answer?

Our spiritual body is out of shape and we need intensive training right now.

Get back to God, and know that some things are true and worth believing in. The good guysdo win in the end. Evil does not stand unless good men never rise up. The time is now and we are the people the world is waiting for. We must never stop being the shore that others can come to for shelter and hope.

But to do so we must realign ourselves with truth and rise up and stand. This is the vision. We must preach good tidings to the meek, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to those held captive. To declare vengeance belongs to God and God alone. We must give unto those who mourn — beauty for ashes and water the trees of righteousness. We shall not perish.
I can’t help that most of us don’t like to hear the truth, but hear it we must: George Washington told us religion and morality are the only stable and lasting basis of individual life and public policy. If we are to survive, they must be part of our public policy rather than driven from it.

It is no longer enough to just be a good person. We must work to be the next Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King. It is noble to strive to be the size of the bronze giant they dedicated this morning in the building behind me. Fredrick Douglas’ time was in the 1800; King’s time has passed. This is our time. This is the next long march toward civil rights and we shall overcome.

Stand without fear, lock arms and stare down the bullies that wish to enslave mankind yet again.
Honor, courage and love are what is required, and they are contagious. Spread the word and proclaim liberty throughout the land.

“Let us, today, raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”

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

    Amen – he has it it across the board.

    • Anonymous

      I tried to watch the video but it just sounded like farts coming out of Beck’s mouth

      • Anonymous

        It must be because your head is filled with Liberal gas because normal people could understand Glenn quite well.  Or do you need a hearing aid??

      • craigc

        It was escaping out of your ears from where the brain is supposed to be.
        It’s similar to a brain fart

      • Anonymous

        Go away genzod, for you are a hinderance to the equality of mankind.

      • Anonymous

        And this from one who can’t type anything but $h*t or maybe you’ve been in the sewer so long that you can’t hear because of all the $h*t in your ears………….. go drink your libtard kookaid and leave the rest of us alone.

      • Leah

        No wonder your life is such a mess.  You live by what you hear and you hear FILTH.

      • Anonymous

        The guy is a bloviating gas bag

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1827114238 Colleen Fitzgerald Fleming

         r u really that ignorant or is your head so far up your liberal butt you cant hear

      • kingdomwarrior

        That’s due to all that crap build up in your head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1541209300 Jodie Latno

    Wow so true..I got teary eyed!!

  • http://thecaptiansquarters.blogspot.com/ Capt-Dax

    I think .. John Adams Heard You Glenn… Good Job.

    • Anonymous

      Glenn should hope so. Given how small the crowd was they needed every listener they could get, even if it meant raising the dead…

  • Adam Daniel Buttons

    He inspires me to not gave up he talking from the spirit 

  • Carol

    Glen reminds us it’s not just what is happening to us that’s important.  How we react is paramount.

    • Anonymous

      How Glenn reacts is passing gas out of his mouth

      • PitBoss711

        @genzod – Thanks for showing is what a traitor you are to your country.  You’re just another anti-American, liberal pig.

        • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

          And you a hateful right-wing extremist PitBoss. Grow up man!

        • Anonymous

          Glenn beck loves traitors doncha know? He says Chinese spys are heroes.

      • steve ward

         when you have your head so far up somebody’s ass that’s all you’ll ever hear

      • http://www.facebook.com/susan.jones.9022 Susan Jones

        You certainly are fascinated with passing gas aren’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Watched it on live streaming!  Great Job!!  Was so very sorry I could not be there in person.  I have contacted all my legislators!

    • Anonymous

      I emailed and called mine also .. Rubio’s D.C. office picked up right away .. I was hoping they would be busy .. Nelson (D-FL)  never answers just keeps you on hold .. if you are lucky they put you to voice mail.  House Rep. Rooney (R-FL) said he stands against amnesty but would not stand with the 70 against anything going through the House .. I told them that was not good enough and that he needs to stand up.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if anyone else had a problem but my computer kept locking up when I tried to watch it live on The Blaze .. I really think there are threats being launched on the website. 

    • Anonymous

      Maybe your tinfoil hat was loose.

  • Anonymous

    Amazingly well spoken Glenn! You have served the Lord well. May ALL Free man take up the staff and share.

  • Deb Klenke

    Thank you Glenn for saying what needed to be said. It was eloquent.

  • Anonymous

    You were great today.  Thank you for your inspiration.  God Bless You and your beautiful family.
    Delores Smith

    • jen

      You are so full of it!!  The most impt critical issue is now the amnesty bill.  yet, Beck is distracting Americans from this issue in order to have house/congress pass the amnesty bill quickly and quietly. 

      Screw the IRS  – that is a minor scandal.  And you want to give that more publicity over anti-amensty?  How abuot an anti-amnesty rally?  Nope – conservatives are too weak for that. 

      • Anonymous

        You got that right. Glenn has to protect the corporate fat cats who employ illegal. Beck is the enemy of the middle class. Never once does he talk about going after employers.

  • Steve Kelly

    PAT – Get a tie on and look professional.  Sheesh  Shave off that silly looking scruff. I love what you do and Glenn’s speech was fanominal – but if I were Glenn, I would be embarrassed. I’m sure Stu would never look like that in public when walking around with Glenn. Come on Glenn, You are the boss, shape up your visible com-padres. Love you guys – you are the best.

    • Anonymous

      If you were really listening to what Glen was saying you would not have even noticed that he had no tie on.

    • Jared Sherrill

       How would a tie look professional? It’s completely useless in attire. It has no purpose it just hangs there meanwhile the wearer feels like he’s being strangled. Also if God wanted men to shave the hair on their faces why would we grow it?

  • Anonymous

    simply the best

  • Anonymous

    I thank God every day for this man.

  • Anonymous

    Thank Glenn and the Patriots!!!  The speeches is inspiring Mr. Beck, perhaps through you that the almighty God has spoken. A lot of folks at home are praying for your safety going home and this goes to all the Patriots that are there in Washington DC!! May God Bless America!!!

  • Pamela Peltonen

    Now I know what Nathan Hale meant when he said  “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” What an honor to give my life for God and for the cause of man’s freedom. I am not afraid anymore. I am ready!

  • Take 2

    These like minded Congress Persons need to continually get on BIG three News – CNN – Cable NBC – FOX and go head to head with News SCRIPT witters.  The Station heads must be forced to tell and or show the truth.
    The GOP needs to fight back the taken over Media by going LIVE belly button to belly button. 

    Obama’s corruption rating should only be + black Americans holding on to their first black miscue President. Unfortunate BUT Truth can hurt. Sorry.

    • Anonymous

       I really wish that could happen, but it won’t, the lamestream refuses to cover the REAL NEWS.

      • Take 2

        My thinking ‘is’ GOP or a few private BIG shot pro’bono Attorneys breaking up the Monopoly News game.
        They refuse a GOP Congressman heading a detrimental IRS Obama Scam…Off to Court WE go! Unfair Business Practice…slander – fraud! Be an un – groomed hair up their nose…! The Progressives Palin model to cost her millions to defend or submit/stop…

  • donl

    As always a great job!  Thank you Glenn Beck.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you have such eloquence and always an amazing turn of phrase. Thank you for all that you do. I pass your words along as often as I can to anyone who will listen. I always admonish people, as you have always done, don’t take my word for it – do your own research. We have to make people not just hear our voices but listen to our hearts. I wish I knew how to make them listen. My own brother won’t listen; I don’t even know him anymore. It seems our times are running in the opposite direction of our famous Forefathers, that our people are running toward more governmental control instead of away from it. I sometimes wonder to myself, “How do you stop a locomotive?” And one day the solution came to me. You stop it one red light at a time! Wish us all luck, Glenn, and we’ll do the same for you. I know you’re tired and discouraged but you ARE making a difference. We’re still here and we’re growing, our voices are getting louder, and someone, one day, will open their window just a little bit, and hear us loud and strong. Like the old telephone game, the message will pass from person to person, with embellishments, and woe will turn to smiles, suggestions to deeds. Hold strong, Glenn. We love you and we still love THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diane-Thompson/100000062046031 Diane Thompson

    Awesome, Glenn — thanks so much for being part of this; praying for your safety and that people of our country will wake up and realize we all must do something to get America back on the right track.  God bless you all who took part in this great day!

    • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

      God don’t bless haters and bullies Diane, that’s not Christian-like, dont get it twisted.

  • Pro2Aguy

    Thank God Almighty for Glenn Beck–I love The Blaze!!!

  • Anonymous

    No vid of the whole speech?!?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcia.santy Marcia Woodward Santy

    Glens words are stunning as usual. Honest and straight to the point. Thank you Glen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcia.santy Marcia Woodward Santy

    Glens words are stunning as usual. Honest and straight to the point. Thank you Glen.

  • Anonymous

    Who do we contact regarding this immigration bill, Congress or Senate?

    • Mike Nelson

      Might as well just leave a message for George Soros and King Saud directly.  At least those guys don’t shy from making a decision.

      Leave a message at the beep.

  • Anonymous

    What a powerful speech, Glenn.  Sometimes philosophical but great all around.  This speech
    should have been transmitted on every TV and radio station in the land.  It should have been repeated over and over again until everyone got the message that without freedom man has
    nothing, without GOD and GOD’s laws, evil will take hold and human kind will become slaves to
    the devil.  We have witnessed what evil looks like so many times in the past.  The face of evil changes but it is always ugly.  Too many people are complacent, they hope that somehow things will work themselves out in the end.  Unfortunately, by the time the end comes it is too
    late for change.  People, who suffered through the pangs of hell know what real evil looks like.
    But, their warnings are often dismissed.  Pandora’s box has cracks.  I hope, wisdom will prevail.
    Wake-up America! 

  • Anonymous

    Our Constitution constrains government and all other tyrannies – Our Constitution does NOT grant our rights, God does.  Our Constitution is a set of statutes that criminalizes overreaching government, and at this point the criminals have already set themselves up for prosecution!

    During this new civil rights movement, be aware of the larger chess game – Islam must NOT be legitimized, it is NOT a religion.  Islam is an ancient evil global-domination death-cult with a body of law to subjugate all who fall within its sphere of power.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

      So, if God grants our rights that will mean “illegals” also has rights, right? They are human beings just like us made as the same image as God. They are also very religious Christian people with strong family values and humbleness. Plus, Islam it is a religion like Christianity or any other is . . . so get your facts straight!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Glenn for being a true American, Democrats are evil and this needs to be known! Democrats are one step away from a Communist Marxist existence, I do not share in there delighted progressive movement to slavery of another form

  • Anonymous

    Now, will you stop calling “Birthers” idiots?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Roberts/100001636121773 John Roberts

    Glenn, you are the next George Washington.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

      Are you kidding John? G. Washington are very big shoes to fill, c’mon dude.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000358269977 Jennifer Conkright

    I was there today and I have never seen snipers on roofs and NSA on the rooftops. I tr

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000358269977 Jennifer Conkright

    Thank You Glenn

  • Anonymous

    I am 81 but not afraid to stand up and call all to listen to the message so eloquently framed here by Glenn Beck!  If Obama has to hunt me down, I will not run and hide.

  • Anonymous

    Great speech.  More Americans should have heard it.  Send to all you can.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1636970320 Robin ‘Bailey’ Dering

    WOW! Thank You so much!  I was watching live today when for some reason the feed went offline.  I cried, because I didn’t get to hear your entire speech, I then had to go to work and your speech was all I could think about.  Finally, someone is putting God back in this country, back into the very reason this country was founded.  I really wish I could have been there today.  I am not hiding and I will stand up and fight.  I have to tattoo on my right shoulder, it takes up a quarter of my back and it says “I swear by the life I live and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”  I am an individual and I will fight for my rights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.ely.56 Kyle Ely

    God damn it would stop comparing yourself and the tea party to MLK you guys are nothing like him and had you been around there would be a good chance you hated him.  “When millions of people have been cheated for centuries, restitution
    is a costly process. Inferior education, poor housing, unemployment,
    inadequate healthcare — each is a bitter component of the oppression
    that has been our heritage. Each will require billions of dollars to
    correct.” Right there he is asking for government spending to help the poor which you despises

  • Suni Godbold

    Glen, please run for President. 

  • Anonymous

    The language of the heart.

  • Anonymous

    A famous icon of our American history once said: “those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.”  For everything that Glenn has spoken, this should be the next immortal saying: “those who always stand, never fall. Our legs may ache, we may sweat, we may bleed but we will never, never take the fall for anyone…or anything. Leave the past in the past. That is where it truly belongs but never leave yourself there for you will be lost for those who took the fall for you. Get up, dust yourself off and keep going…..wherever it is your going.”

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if anyone who runs Glenn Beck’s show ever reads these comments, but I would at ths time suggest that the show change its motto. I don’t know what a new one should be or even if there should be a motto, but I certainly do not believe that the show entails a fusion of entertainment and enlightenment. That time has passed, and this matter is much too serious to be associated with entertainment. The lives of our children and distant descendants are at stake. Please consider this request, if possible.  

    The speech was great. Throughout history, evil always looks strong, and invincible, but it never stands. This is evident in the history books, and in individual lives. We know evil when we see lies. When we see arrogance, when we see pride. When we see greed, and lust, and envy, as well as sloth. When we see irrational fear. These are things that permeate our society at this time.

    Tonight, I was talking with a liberal friend, and was stunned to find that he has the same concerns about our country. Fear for the future, and the world that his children will know. We had a long talk, and we both realized that there really is no true division among Americans, regarding our country. It is all smoke and mirrors. Both sides of the political spectrum feed us lies, and act against the wishes of the American people. 

    Now is a time when, as they say in a fellowship of which I am a member, rather than pointing fingers, we should be pointing our whole hands.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.ely.56 Kyle Ely

       But Beck is one of the reasons that smoke and mirrors is there he constantly acts like every evil that has happened in this country and the world is caused by liberal progressives when anyone who ACTUALLY studies history can tell you there has horrible acts by people who are conservatives but Beck never talks about them. example we all know about boogeyman Soros (as a liberal might I say he influence on our party is SO over-exaggerated by Beck and you guys)but what about the Koch Brothers they are even worse and richer then Soros but Beck never talks about them

      • Anonymous


        If you really want to know what a politician stands for, look at their best friends, and financial supporters. People do not fund issues that they do not agree with. It we want to better understand the president, then based on his interaction with George Soros, we should look at Soros, and see what he stands for. See what he believes in.

  • Jeff Noncent

    wow is American have die to the truth what Glenn says its true let’s wake up people now is the time to stand up for the constitution of America Obama care is man rule the constitution and the declaration of independence was birth by prayer 

  • Anonymous

    no man born a slave but some like Glenn Beck are born idiots

    • Guest

      Beck is not an idiot although I have to believe that there are more than a few Republicans who think so about now. If comprehensive immigration reform is blocked by Republicans, even the Tea Party extremists, Hispanic voters will take that out on them for a generation. If Beck succeeds at helping block reform, the Republican Party that Beck hates will not be able to win the White House.

  • Anonymous

    All the talk in the world won’t do a thing this late in the game.  It’s too late to wait for the politicians to effect change.
    DON’T YOU PEOPLE GET IT???   In California, TODAY, they socked a $50 fee on EVERY PURCHASE of ammo, with NO GUARANTEE you can take it home with you for several days afterward, AND you have to fill out a new registration form EVERY TIME you purchase ammo, and go through the same game all over again.
    I have posted this LEGAL, QUICK, PLAN OF ACTION, America can take, for the last 1-1/2 YEARS on every Conservative SITE I come across………….and only a “few” see it……….the rest are “blinded” by allegiance to the “political process”……………WE ARE DOOMED if we don’t do THIS………….
    If you have a BETTER IDEA…………….POST IT.        Time to quit talkin’.    THIS CAN BE A BLOODLESS SALVATION of our country…………..in less than 30 days.
    Too late to trust the “talking heads”………..their thing is “talking” and gathering crowds around to listen to them “talk”…………………….and 95% of ALL POLITICIANS are LIARS.
    HERE’S THE PLAN……………….IF WE DON’T DO IT………….WE DESERVE TO LOSE THE NATION……………and there is NO ONE to blame but “ourselves”.
    TYRANNY cannot take place if Americans, all 80 MILLION or more “hunters”, will STEP OUT TOGETHER, just like on Opening Day of hunting season.  FULLY LOCKED AND LOADED.
    Do it THIS TIME (because we are OUT of time) on July 4, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. EST (6:00 a.m. PST)
    The ONLY DIFFERENCE this time, is, WE NEVER TAKE OUR GUNS OFF AGAIN.   We wear our guns as EVERY DAY APAREL, just like FREE America did in the 1800’s.
    We will NOT go about KILLING each other or trying to OVERTHROW the government.  The purpose is to keep the government from OVERTHROWING the CITIZENS.
    The GOOD CONSTITUTIONAL COPS will support our CITIZEN’S ARREST of ANY cop or politician, trying to DISARM law abiding American CITIZENS, by cuffing them and taking them to JAIL where they will be booked, arraigned, and scheduled for trial on the charge of TREASON for actively engaging in the OVERTHROW of the U.S. Constitution by trying to enforce UN-LAWFUL ORDERS overriding the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 10th, amendments that have NEVER BEEN REPEALED and therefore are STILL the law of the land.
    We’re running out of time, folks.  Send this message to all you know on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, phone calls, and personal conversations.
    We can have our country back in a HEARTBEAT and without having to fire a SINGLE SHOT or engage in overthrowing the government.
    This is LEGAL ACTION that we can ALL take and MUST take TOGETHER.
    There’s 80 MILLION of us and only 6 MILLION of them TOTAL, and 3 MILLION of their six million will JOIN OUR SIDE if we step out together.
    That leaves a “puny” 3 MILLION against 83 MILLION of us.  NO GOVERNMENT can overthrow its CITIZENRY if its CITIZENS are CARRYING their guns on them everywhere in PUBLIC.   Criminals of ALL ILK would be FOOLS to take us on.
    Show the TRAITORS that WE THE PEOPLE are the United States CONSTITUTION POLICE FORCE, and that WE THE PEOPLE are the SUPREME LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS of the land and ALL OTHER law enforcement are SUBORDINATE to the CITIZENS and are REQUIRED BY OATH to back the CITIZENS as we back the United States Constitution.

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous speech Glenn. Now let’s get serious about fully exposing the REAL Obama that supports Syrian “rebels” like the one in this video.  THIS is what Obama supports! He is arming them and wants them to destroy the government of Syria! Obama is a war criminal and must be charged with his crimes!


  • Guest

    “if they’ve been looking for a leader…”

    Who “looks for a leader?” 

    Tea Party “leadership” is the blind leading the blind.

  • Guest

    “Let us, today, raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.” 

    OK, but what standard to which does a liar like Glenn Beck repair?

    If “the rest is in the hands of God,” then Beck is surely going to hell.

  • Anonymous

    That was a wonderful job you did Glenn.  I pray that it will make a big difference.  We have to take a stand and hold on.  If we don’t stand for something we will fall for anything – sadly that is what America has done.  Stay Strong!!!

  • usDiwoya

    Glenn Beck for President!

  • usDiwoya

    Glenn Beck for President!

  • 2 parrots and a dog

    This is the best speech I have ever read or heard. 

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Beck, you truly are “one” of my favorite people in the world.  You’ve done an amazing job in bring things to light and waking us all up as to what’s coming down the pike, and God bless you and Pat and Stu and all who work with you!!!

    That being said, I just read your whole speech, and am surprised it only showed the problems again and, as usual, you suggest we all get together, with our Q-Tips, and look at how various “leaders” handled things in the past, how they used Q-Tips, as weapons and won great changes.  PART OF THAT IS TRUE, but Q-Tip WARFARE cost MILLIONS of lives too, just as REGULAR warfare does.  One by “inaction” over generations of slavery till freedom is achieved, the other by ACTION over a SHORT period of time, gaining GENERATIONS of FREEDOM because they took EVIL ON FACE TO FACE WHILE THEY HAD WEAPONS.

    As much good as you’ve done, Glenn, you’ve also done IRREPAIRABLE HARM by SCOFFING at MEN OF HONOR, like Sherriff Joe Arpio, as he and his VOLUNTEER POSSE labored tirelessly to get the message out that the President is a FRAUD.   What will you do with that TRUTH that could have been TRUMPETED across the nation and we could have SIMPLY ARRESTED a CON-ARTIST and thrown him and his cohorts in JAIL.  We do NOT HAVE TO IMPEACH CON-ARTIST that NEVER were eligible to be POTUS.

    In your speech, you totally ignored the ROOT CAUSE for America’s DEMISE.  That ROOT CAUSE is the un-hindered SLAUGHTER of INNOCENT BABIES in this country.


    America, YOU BETTER GET ON YOUR KNEES in sincerity before Almighty God, OUR CREATOR, and CONFESS that WE DESERVE this CONFUSION on our faces.  Confess that we have ABANDONED our responsibilities and allegiance to HIM, and the CURSES he said would follow when HIS NATIONS turn their backs on him, have ARRIVED at our front doorstep, and we are about to be DESTROYED…………..and WE DESERVE IT!!!    That WE have become as WICKED as the nations that were overthrown before us, and WE REPENT, and are DEEPLY SORRY that we have allowed this debauchery to STAND in this land founded on Biblical TRUTH………………….That to God, and to God ONLY, belongs MERCY, and FORGIVENESS, and though we deserve neither, that we IMPLORE his FORGIVENESS if we COMMIT to walking in his ways again.   To look on our HEARTS and see whether there be ANY TRUTH in us as we humbly BEG HIS FORGIVENESS, and to remember that we are but “dust” and call to remembrance the COVENANTS made to our Fore Fathers.

    PRAY, America………….REPENT, America………….HE WILL FORGIVE, if we will REPENT.

    Then, and only then, will America reign in humility and righteousness again.  THEN, the MEEK shall inherit the earth, and the VILE person shall be overthrown and be no more.

    YOU SEEK A LEADER???   IF NO ONE ELSE WILL LEAD, in the name of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ…….i will lead. 

    The Lord has revealed ANSWERS to the ROOT problems here in America.  Answers you have NOT yet heard……As Daniel wrote………..

    But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets…..

    But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes………….. 

    I AM NOT WISER nor BETTER than ANYONE on this earth.  IT’S NOT ABOUT ME.  I DON’T WANT THE JOB…………..but if no one else will do these things…………..before God Almighty, and the Lord Jesus Christ,…. i will.

                 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised , hath God chosen , yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are : 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

    If there is a BIGGER FOOL FOR GOD, or a more BASE, or WEAK, person than me, please step forward…………..I do NOT want to be any ones LEADER………..and desire we only be led of the Lord, in HIS WISDOM.

    I am NOT sufficient of myself, to think “anything” of myself, but my sufficiency is of God.

    For when I am weak, then I am strong (in HIM).  I can do “all things” through Christ who enables me, who strengthens me.

  • Anonymous

    OK. I agree that this speech was a great one and EVERY American should have a chance to hear it. Unfortunately, this will be swept under the carpet, just like many truthful speeches before it. Who has the power to deliver this speech to Americans in America? That is the big question.

    • Anonymous

       The solution is to cut and paste Glenn’s speech into an e-mail that you send to all your friends. If we all do that, Glenn’s speech will fill the world within a few days. The media is irrelevant.

  • Anonymous

    Its weird how Beck can make his mouth fart like that

  • Anonymous

    Is there such a thing as an unselfish gesture?
    Self preservation is the first law of nature
    Those who holler for someone to give,
    Are usually far from an example to live.

    There are those who do it in the name of Deity
    And those who do it in name of ecology.
    It doesn’t matter what the purpose be
    The same motive exists, what’s in it for me.

    But alas!  there is something we must not miss,
    The love of God can change all this.
    Remember, what the great Golden Rule can do
    Do unto others as you would be done unto.

    He that loseth his life shall find it, Just forget yourself and personal profit.
    The greatest leaders are those who serve all,
    And are willing to respond to any call.

    The Spirit of the Lord will change the heart And makes the difference of how you play your part.
    Whether you forget yourself and destiny,
    Or whether you ask, what’s in it for me?

    By Dick Grigg


  • Jessica Dennis

    Great job Glenn!  May the Lord continue to bless you and your family!

  • Anonymous

    I really like this man!  We have to go back to the basics!  Have we gone too far already?  Can we ever get America back?  We have to have a star come on the picture!

  • http://www.facebook.com/judy.cook.18659 Judy Cook

    God bless you and your family, Glenn.  God has assigned you as “watchman on the wall”

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.reiber.1 Jeff Reiber

    Awesome speech, In the 4th video she says its ok that the unregistered voters like Obama, asw long as they stay unregistered. The problem is we are Letting Unregistered votes count in elections. this needs to stop since in the Last election iy has been proven that unregistered voters voted 2 or more times moving from area to area in the same day. there was widespread groups of people threatening and and and using coersion at polls to get Obama elected. Honestly it sounds alot like what Hitler did to get elected if you read history Adolf Hitler used the working class to beat up and even sometimes kill those opposed to his party. seems alot like Obama right now. Obama is so much like Adolf Hitler it wouldnt Surprise me if he reads Mein Kamp beeore bed every night, and refferences it before he passes a law.

  • Anonymous

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    I’ll send them to anyone who requests them first.

  • Anonymous

    The time has come for Americans to make a stand those in power will use intimidation and all the resources of the federal government to silence us there are more of us than them if Glenn falls another will take his place if I fall another will take mine and so on and so on…. this can get ugly and is not for the timid of heart…. there is a lot to lose…. so if you join in this fight for our country … our freedoms….. our America…… be prepared to lose much… some of the founders lost everything and died penniless…. but what they fought for was an enduring legacy…. WE CAN NOT AND WILL NOT LET THAT LEGACY DIE! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    GB you said many times you hate politics, but you really sound like another politician (from the right) Because you talk too much, why not run for political seat in 2014 or 2016, you could win, though, but you won’t get my vote or my family or friends vote. However, this America, anybody can run and talk, but can you walk the talk??

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Catholics are not with you GB. You harvest hate and intolerance and we don’t play with that. Even the Conference of Bishops are clear in their massage . . . whoever spread hate and don’t fight for the rights of these human beings called “illegals” here in America cannot call themselves Christians. Plain and simple. Jesus Christ mission still alive and not in your show

    • Paul Lowe

      The Conference is only concerned with filling the pews.  They know the progressives have pushed most Americans out of the church and the only way to keep getting the plate full is to import millions of new parishiners.  They are no better than the Lords of Business who are the real source behind this bill to ensure their cheap labor flood never ends. 

      Do we have a responsibility to see to it that every human being on Earth has a job in America (except for the one already here)?  That is what calling for amnesty for illegals is really all about.

      Have you looked into the current bill at all?  The CBO report released earlier this week estimates it will reduce the current flow of illegals into this country by a whopping 25%.  That is assuming all the border enforcement components are implemented, which are not required prior to granting legal status to all current illegals.  By that estimate, there will be another 5.6 million illegal aliens in the U.S. by 2023 (the legislative end of the bill).  So what will we do then?  Pass another amnesty, of course!  That is how it always is with these “comprehensive immigration bills.”  Amnesty for those here illegally now, promises of some enforcement measures (in this case a sampling of some measures made into law in 1986 and 1997) in the future that we hope will prevent the problem from recurring, but in truth, that is never really the intent. 

      The intent is to create a new underclass to replace the previous one that is scratching and clawing its way from slavery into poverty before too many individuals actually manage to break their way into mediocrity or better.

      Is it demonstrating your love to say, “Come you unwashed masses, and mow my lawn for cheap!” 

  • americanathlete

    Glenn Beck is a true American!!! God bless you and your family, Glenn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    I was there and the crowd was not that big and Latinos are a great part of the “fabric of this nation” (facts are there folks). Keep hating cause we are taking over you like it or not. Aleluya!

    • Barbara Riley

      Pachy, please educate yourself.  I’m a Catholic and God has instructed me to love everyone, even those (and perhaps, especially those) who violate the sovereign laws of the US.  That doesn’t mean that I have to agree with you or anyone else, for that matter, that people who come to our shores without going through the process that is dictated by our immigration laws, should not be considered ILLEGALLY here.  Hate the sin, love the sinner.  But, it is selfish and sinful to step in front of those who do follow the law and are, therefore, entitled to the benefits afforded to them because they did it the right way.  I understand your motives; to get your way for your friends or perhaps for yourself, you have to personally attack and assault Glenn Beck’s character or those of us who agree with him, by calling us hate mongers.  Your MO is obvious.  We don’t deserve this label and the fact that you deliver it, without knowing Glenn or those who support him, shows your hate and intolerance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Dana beautiful Dana. You so “smart” but annoying. And most Americans do support legal immigration, but we don’t like and we wont support the “underline hate and misinformation” going under the rug in the conservative movement. Plus, “illegals” can’t vote and don’t vote (that’s a fact) If they try, they are send back, plus they live in the shadows, so they are more afraid of you Dana than you of them . . . In fact, Obama has deported more illegals than Bush and Clinton combined. Even Latinos here are saying, “Wow, the brother is not playing around”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Most of folks in that rally look white, old, and angry . . . what’s up with that?? Hey, you guys can’t take the WH back that way, do some soul searching and outreach. I know  a couple of good Latinos that can help . . . Peace!

  • Barbara Riley

    Glenn, I was within 5 feet of you, yesterday, and was thrilled to be a part of the cause for regaining our eroded liberties!  It’s not the first time, as I also participated with the rest of the throng who supported 828.  Whenever Washington, DC is the venue, I will be there.  I’m active, but I wish there were more I could do.  My children deserve better than this!

  • Anonymous

    I was at the ralley.  Thank you Glenn for taking your time to bring the spirit of God and Liberty.  Special thanks for your family for sharing your love for our Country  and helping us restore the Constitution.  Mary

  • Anonymous

    So Glenn goes to Washington and says the US has to recognize the existence of God. Wow. That’s very different from having the right of belief whatever I want, which is a right that has been there since the beginning. And don’t start with the BS that Christians are being persecuted. Listen: challenging your notions about every part of your religion that spills into everyone’s laws and politics is NOT PERSECUTION OF RELIGION. It’s good old democracy. Stop the tantrums and play the game.

  • Anonymous

    What’s the deal with the anti-hippie, anti-progressive mindless bashing. It makes no sense. It’s pure demagoguery.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.ely.56 Kyle Ely

       dude its beck mindless bashing is were he makes his money

      • Anonymous

        Sure, I know… but there seems to be something psychological about it, like an obsessive compulsion brought up by a childhood trauma having something to do with a hippie, or a progressive, or someone with long hair smoking marihuana, or something.

        • Barbara Riley

          Well…. It couldn’t have anything to do with watching our liberties crumble before our very eyes at the hands of the most progressive administration, in history, now could it?

          • Guest

            You have rhetoric and behavior confused, but Beck sure won’t straighten you out with this.  Obama talks like a progressive and functions like a corporate moderate. He talks the talk but does not walk the walk (although deceitful Beck makes gullible people think otherwise).

            LBJ was the last progressive president we’ve had. TR was more progressive than Obama. TR broke up large corporations. Obama? Not so much. Even his signature piece of legislation, Obamacare, is a big give-away to corporations.

            Barbara, you’d do better with basic political analysis if you’d STOP listening to a proven liar and deceitful propagandist, and start listening to broad cast, not narrow cast, sources, even one or two that you disagree with.

          • Barbara Riley

            To Guest, (at least, I have the courage to provide my name, since I’m very proud of my convictions) you don’t know me and yet you seek to judge.  I’m very used to that on the blogosphere.  Obviously, I’ve tweaked you and “FineTapestry”.  Good!  I am a student of history and I know all about TR and LBJ.  I follow my own lead and Glenn echoes my thoughts, not the other way around.  You’re obviously more left wing than your President, perhaps an occupier?  I agree (see, we can agree) with you on the gift Obama gave to the insurance companies.  I must say, though, your “broad”cast reference is such a stretch.  The so-called “main”stream media is anything but.  Talk about drinking the Kool-Aid!! 

          • Anonymous

            What liberties, lady? Please enlight, because under Obama I have seen the economy recover, people get a better health care plan, I’ve seen the gay community more and more respected, gaining more liberties, and I have seen a President with peace (not war) in his mind. You are just one more mindless basher. And listen, if you guys weren’t such big exaggerators about Obama and liberals and progressives, we might have a middle ground where we can meet. But you want us to see one of our greatest presidents as the devil himself. Not gonna happen, lady.

          • Barbara Riley

            The greatest President of our time was Ronald Reagan, hands down.  Hmmm…let’s see, drones are attacking US citizens on US soil, a small minority is paying taxes for the majority (that’s fair?), unborn children have been slaughtered to the tune of millions, religious oppression is rampant, need I go on?  Oh, let’s see, we now have the NSA in our business, that wonderful healthcare system is going to be a huge invasion of privacy and the economy recovery is anemic, at best, and will be crushed, again, as soon as Obamacare is in full force, if it ever is.  Read your fellow progressive’s comment, below.  He’s not a great fan of the new healthcare system because, as he has accurately surmised, it only helps the huge insurance interests and promises to be a disaster for doctors and patients.  Wake up, please, I beg you, before it’s too late.

          • Anonymous

            You wake up: challenging your notions about every part of your religion that spills into everyone’s laws and politics is NOT PERSECUTION OF RELIGION (as I’ve said before). Your hypothesis about Obamacare is precisely that, a guess. You might think educated, but more likely not. Reagan? You mean contra Reagan? right…

          • Anonymous

            Barbara, as a student of history, perhaps you can explain just a couple of things:  how does a “small minority” come to pay taxes for the majority, especially when tax rates were lowered considerably for those on top under W Bush?  Why do you  believe the mainstream media is anything  but?  How could it have come to pass that the most-consumed products became  unresponsive to demand in a market-based economy?  

            Careful.  Both questions are far more complex than they appear to most conservatives.  

            Anyway, I hope to tweak you into your best response!

          • Barbara Riley

            As a lib, you just can’t help yourself when it comes to pejorative attacks: “Both questions are far more complex than they appear to most conservatives.” Does this thinly veiled insult merit an answer? I debate those who stick to the issues rather than resorting to ad hominem attacks. I haven’t met a lib, yet, that can refrain, however.

          • Anonymous

            That’s disappointing, Barbara, and I think it’s also hypocritical (didn’t you write about “drinking the Kool-Aid”?). I made no ad hominem attack, btw, just my often condescending tone, which to my regret, apparently dissuaded you from responding – I rather hoped it would tweak you, as I said. In any case, it’s not a perceived insult that seeks an answer, it’s direct questions – serious ones. I think these questions cut to the heart of what ails the conservative world, which is why I challenge people to answer them.

            Are you able to support your views, or are you so sensitive that perceived arrogance serves as a reason for you not to engage in intellectual jousting on behalf of a cause you hold so dear?

          • Barbara Riley

            I do know this. I love my country and I am extremely aggrieved for the hell-bent destruction of our Constitutional principles, at the hands of the progressive agenda of this Administration. I understand why they must trample it, as they have. There’s seems to be an almost desperate need to move quickly, for their day of reckoning is at hand. Unless I have completely misinterpreted our citizenry, these assaults on our freedoms cannot stand past the next election. A sleeping giant is awakening.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks, I understand you’re concerned – most of us are, but we have different understandings of the reasons for our country’s problems.

            This is why I ask specific questions of conservatives, as I’ve asked you. I haven’t received any cogent responses to date, however. Tax policy (my opinion: sensible and productive under Clinton, foolish and disastrous under W Bush) and understanding of the role of the media (my view: what bias there is tends to favor the Right more than the Left) are keys to unraveling the nonsense. I don’t think the Right recognizes reality on these two topics, and their failure to do so lies at the heart of our problems.

            I hope you’ll answer my previous questions. I inserted my views as a more respectful way of tweaking this time. I can expand on them, if you’re interested.

  • Snorri

    The current “scandals” involving the Federal government and the popular unfavorable reaction of a wide range of conservative and liberal citizens has an uncomfortable similarity to the Albigensian crusade, 1209 – 1229 ce. The continual NSA, IRS and FBI “investigations” along with overt hostility by the administration towards these citizens’ demand for accountability make one speculate whether the government will become more aggressive towards what it views as outdated laws, troublesome dissension and dangerous interference? Is the current world wide terrorist situation the opportunity to revamp or obviate the Constitution?

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.jones.9022 Susan Jones

    There may have been only a few thousand there but many thousands of people are listening to or reading his speech on facebook or the internet.  I think this is a great speech that hits the nail on the head.  Thanks Glenn for having the guts to make this speech and for standing up for America.

  • Guest
  • Leah

    Glenn is right about the fact that we sure better start standing up for our rights!  Separating the Tea Party the way they did at the Capitol, should have been protested and REFUSED!  People should have REFUSED to allow it!  That is tyranny!

  • Anonymous

     I think this speech is profoundly epic, a historical marker for the cry of religious and personal freedom…..truly the best Beck has ever made. “Surely the presence of the Lord was in that place.”  For those who would negate it I say, “get thee behind me satan.” “The truth shall set you (spiritually) free.”  Father confound the wicked and cause them to fall under your eternal power; surround and protect Glenn and we who must stand for our GOD-GIVEN FREEDOM.   Amen 

  • Anonymous

    i for one was very proud of mr. beck!!!!! he outdid his self.      the speech/message is the best i ever heard!!!!      not scared to say God over and over again. in this society God is a bad word and thats whats wrong with us.   everyone is so quick to say God bless america–He already has!!!! look what we’ve done with His blessing!!!!!   find it hard to say that these days… america is in serious trouble.   mr. beck is at least speaking out and trying to do something!!!! thankful that he has the funds to,

  • Anonymous

    Good pick-up Glenn… but now we know oBozo isn’t the first to use the term “U.S. person”….
    One such warrant seen by the Guardian shows that they do not contain detailed legal rulings or explanation. Instead, the one-paragraph order, signed by a Fisa court judge in 2010, declares that the procedures submitted by the attorney general on behalf of the NSA are consistent with US law and the fourth amendment.
    Those procedures state that the “NSA determines whether a person is a non-United States person reasonably believed to be outside the United States in light of the totality of the circumstances based on the information available with respect to that person, including information concerning the communications facility or facilities used by that person”.
    It includes information that the NSA analyst uses to make this determination – including IP addresses, statements made by the potential target, and other information in the NSA databases, which can include public information and data collected by other agencies.
    Where the NSA has no specific information on a person’s location, analysts are free to presume they are overseas, the document continues.

  • Rae McCarthy

    The best thing to do when users like genzod comment is to just ignore them. They do not want to be enlightened they just want an argument.  

  • Anonymous

    Boring platitudes.  The difference between MLK and Beck is MLK was an activist that fought real tyranny and Beck is a rich opportunist that preaches a blend of religion and simplistic right-wing ideology for profit.

  • Anonymous

    LOL at the article’s quote: “For those that think men make progress collectively, I warn you, history teachers: You couldn’t be more wrong.”

    That is NOT what Glenn said.  He said “For those that think men foolishly make progress collectively, let me warn you, history teaches– You couldn’t be more wrong.”

    Huge difference between a history lesson and a history teacher.

  • Anonymous

    LOL at the article’s quote: “For those that think men make progress collectively, I warn you, history teachers: You couldn’t be more wrong.”

    That is NOT what Glenn said.  He said “For those that think men foolishly make progress collectively, let me warn you, history teaches– You couldn’t be more wrong.”

    Huge difference between a history lesson and a history teacher.

  • Guest

    “But we need people who are willing to speak truth.”

    Start with yourself, Mr. Beck; start with yourself.

  • http://twitter.com/bodiazrising BodiazRising

    Uhhh, why is there no video of the entire speech?

    • http://twitter.com/bodiazrising BodiazRising

      found it. full speech here… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF4SdhmjPn0

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672780555 Nicci Koleszar Rusch

    I wish I could of watched the whole thing! :(

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,  thank you for standng up and doing what needs to be done.  You are a true Patriot!  Now we all need to work just as hard to get our local Tea Parties and our pastors to follow.  God please bless America and our efforts.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    Yes, I reckon I’m afraid of being arrested or beaten to protect our civil rights. I’d be lying if I tried to pretend I wasn’t afraid. But I’ve gotten to the point where my life isn’t as valuable to me as securing liberty for our kids. If we are to lose our freedom here in the US, then I don’t want to live here anymore. Since I don’t have the resources to move, I reckon I’ll have to stand and fight with the only thing I have left to give, my life.  

  • Guest

    Chauncey DeVega knows a little something about civil rights, and he wants Glenn Beck to stop LYING about Dr. King and civil rights.

  • laura

    “There is no such thing as a collective mind.’
    Howard Roark, Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,  if inalienable rights are so obvious they don’t need explanation, then why do you relentlessly preach them? 

  • Anonymous

    I have seen Glenn speak many times, this was a home run and out of the park..congratulations Mr Beck……it was perfect, it was historic..I am glad that I was there to see you give it !

  • Anonymous

    That was a thin crowd.  Beck’s popularity appears to be shrinking.

  • Anonymous

    A superb, profound and moving talk.

  • Take 2

    Definition of SLAVERY1: drudgery, toil 2: submission to a dominating influence
    3 : the state of a person who is a chattel of another
    Voluntary TAX w/Forced Penalty if you do not Pay/
    Forced Insurance(s) is the Democrat Party. Removing God and Forced TAX of your Toil & Insurance(S) or be Penalized is an act of domination if you do not submitto the Master Law maker. 

  • Anonymous

    Amazing, wish I was there.

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