Senator Mike Lee, Rafael Cruz, Glenn and others fire up the crowd at FreedomWorks ‘Free the People’ rally

Glenn joined Matt Kibbe, Senator Mike Lee, Rafael Cruz, and others on the eve of Man in the Moon for FreedomWorks ‘Free the People 2013′ rally at Usana Amphitheater in Salt Lake City. The event, focused on the topic of entrepreneurship was filled with passionate speeches from prominent figures, politicians, and Americans just like you.

President of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe opened the night by praising small business owners, Tea Party and 9/12 group leaders, and the entrepreneurs in the crowd.

“Unlike my hometown, Washington D.C., I actually respect what you do,” Matt Kibbe told the crowd.

Kibbe went on to note that the current administration is alienating small business owners, demonizing those that are successful and limiting the success of those that are working hard to make ends meat. But, Kibbe noted, that is to be the expected response of anyone in power toward those who don’t need or want to turn to them for assistance, noting that the founders felt lonely as well when they signed that sheet of paper that declared the country’s freedom.

Great African American conservative leaders, like Mia Love, Deneen Borelli, and Rev. C.L. Bryant also joined the rally to tell their stories of hard work, failure, and eventually success.

Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah Mia Love told the story of how her parents came to the United States from Haiti with nothing, but with hard work, were able to buy a home and eventually put all three of their children through college.

For them, Mia noted, “you didn’t come to the United States of America for “easier”, you came here to be free.”

Deneen, now a Fox News Contributor, was the first member of her family to graduate college.

“Hard work, perseverance, and my faith in God that has gotten me to where I am today,” she told the audience.

She attended night school for 11 years while working in corporate America to achieve that success. Borelli spent 20 years in corporate America before moving into the public policy sphere, describing her move as going from “a citizen on the sidelines to a citizen on the front lines

“We have two choices,” she told the crowd, “to be dependent or independent. I chose to be independent.”

Arizona Congressman David Schweikert and entrepreneur Jeff Sanderer each joined the stage for a few moments to talk to the FreedomWorks crowd. Schweikert focused on the responsibility each American has who truly believes that the Constitution is a divinely inspired document.

He noted that the things destroying the country and the culture and internal.

“We’ve allowed the ballot box to put these people into power,” he said, “that needs to stop and it needs to stop today.”

Sanderer, told the audience that it’s his believe that they are the one who will put a stop to it. In fact, he told the audience he believes they’ll do more than that, he believes they’re going to change the world.

Much like Glenn has been highlighting lately, the current battle isn’t simply about economic freedom or the right vs. the left — it’s about freedom vs. slavery.

“Liberty is right, slavery is wrong,” he said. “Man longs to be free.”

“The opposite of liberty is not financial insecurity,” he continued, “it’s slavery. And we should not be afraid to say so.”

Arguably one of the most memorable speeches came from father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz. After heard him speak for a few minutes it’s easy to see that the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Cruz household.

Rafael came to the United States from Cuba at the age of 19. He put himself through college and thought Cuba had found the man to revolutionize the country and increase freedom with Fidel Castro was elected. After moving back to Cuba after college, it didn’t take long for Mr. Cruz to see how very wrong he was.

As a result of the marxist ideology that Castro put the country under, Cruz came back to the United States — disillusioned, but thankful. After his life in cuba, he knew how precious and rare America was.

In 1976, after hearing witnessing policies that reminded him of Cuba be implemented in the country, Rafael quickly got actively involved in the Reagan campaign. He knew what happened there couldn’t happen here.

“If we lose our freedoms here, where do we go?” he asked, and noted was something he engrained into Ted while he was growing up.

Today, under the Obama regime, Rafael noted his fear that the country is following the same mistakes he and his former country once did. He recalled the most ominous words he’s ever heard were said in the last two State of the Union Addresses by President Obama: “If Congress does not act, I will act unilaterally.”

“This country is unique because of its documents,” he continued. “Outside of the Bible, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are the greatest two documents ever pinned. And the written they’ve last is because they were written on the knees of the framers.”

He emphasize how important it is that they are not disregarded.

“this country is unique

outside of the bible, constitution and declaration are the greatest two documents ever pinned. and the reason they’ve lasted is bc they were written on the knees of the framers.

“This administration can take everything away, but they can’t take our honor,” he closed.

A Senator that is cut from the same cloth as Rafael Cruz’s son addressed the crowd later in the show: Utah Senator Mike Lee.

Senator Lee recalled what it was like when he first joined the Senate and how uncomfortable he felt with the title. But, after being hassled for looking like a DC staffer, Lee recognized something: sometimes you have to assert your title — or as he put it, “what is properly yours.”

“Sometimes, even when it’s difficult, you have to assert that which is properly yours,” he said, “As men and women of America, we were meant to live free and we must assert it every day of our lives.”

“If we stop and we don’t assert those rights because is difficult,” he continued, “we all lose them.”

Senator Lee noted that looking at the crowd that showed up in his home state of Utah makes him more optimistic than ever that the freedom movement is going to be the winning movements.

“We can win. We can get there. But we have to do it together,” he told the crowd.

Quoting Ghandi, Lee reminded them, that at first your detractors will ignore you, then they’ll laugh at you, next they’ll want to fight you, but then…you win.

Looking back over the 9/12 and TEA Party movements, Sen. Lee reflected, “our movement began just a few years ago…and when we started it they ignored us…and then, of course, they laughed at us. Righ now they’re fighting us. But guess what comes next? We win.”

Glenn took the stage last, and tied everything that was said that night together in a way that only Glenn Beck could. He tied it all to Civil Rights, our basic rights. In fact, because of that simple fact — that this freedom movement is all about our basic constitutional (of Civil) rights — that’s the only reason we’re capable of organizing this size crowd.



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“There isn’t anyone on the left or the right that can put this kind of crowd together,” he told the audience. “We can because all we care about is the basic constitutional rights of Americans.”

Almost all Americans agree on these basic rights, but the language used between the left in the right is different. One group talks about Civil Rights, while the other talks about the Constitution. What it all comes down to is where you draw your line in the sand.

“If you don’t draw a line in the sand you will just keep drifting,” he explained. “You have to know what you are willing to do and what you’re not willing to do. It’s really easy because it’s about civil rights.”

“MLK wasn’t asking for special rights,” he continues. “He was asking for the same things guaranteed in our Constitution.”



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Even today, in what feels like one of the most divisive times in recent history, 85% of america agree with freedom of speech. Despite that, we’re letting these rights be violated every single day by groups like the NSA who are tracking and monitoring everything we do in the digital world and otherwise.



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“When will we say enough is enough?” he asked the audience.

“What are WE creating? What is our line?” he continued.

Glenn’s line, like most Americans, is simple: It is the constitution of the United States of America.

There are two fronts to the current freedom movement, Glenn explained: the political and of conscience. These movements have to work side by side and it can’t just be about politics, it has to be about rights.

This week, Glenn has met people who traveled from all of the world to be here for Man in the Moon. China, Canada, Hong Kong, you name it. The world is crying out for help and looking for a model to follow.

“You are the model the world is crying out for,” Glenn told the audience. “Stand up and take the reigns.”



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“This audience is going to be a pivot point,” he continued. “This audience is going to be the one that changes and saves the nation.”

But not just with politics, Glenn explained that while they’re working on the political, and the mainstream media will try to keep them focused on the political, that’s now how you create real change the hearts and minds of the people around you. The culture has to shift.

“We’re working on the political, we’re working on the spiritual, but the voting box is the last stop,” Glenn said. “The first stop is the culture.”



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“When you see the Main in the Moon tomorrow it is my hope that we no longer let the dreamers and the great artists of our day be co-opted by the left,” he said. “We can change the culture and imprint that on our children’s hearts.”

In closing, Glenn explained that he’s already begun work on (what’s now called) Man in the Moon 2. It’s about the journey to America and why people came here.



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“People came here a reason,” Glenn proclaimed. “To follower their own conscience — to be free. We need to celebrate that!”

“Find out why YOU have made the spiritual journey to America,” he continued. “Stand. Protect. Defend. And love one another with courage. Trust in God and divine providence and all is well.”

Check out the quick interview with Glenn following the FreedomWorks event below and then get ready for the big event tomorrow!

  • Anonymous

    God bless you Glenn. God called you and you answered with courage, kindness, and conviction.

  • Robyn Harper

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    I understand you want these reports on the website as soon as possible,
    but surely you can take a few minutes for a proofreader to correct
    mistakes. 

  • Anonymous

    Someone clue me in: the”free the people” rally thing, what exactly do people need freedom from?

  • Guest

    Um, it’s not freedom from, it’s freedom to. If you didn’t get that in the first place your comment is remarkably obtuse.

  • Guest

    Glenn Beck’s manipulation and convincing lies.

  • Truth Now

    The entire week was amazing. 
    The knowledgeable and educational speakers, the history tour, the
    entertainment, the God fearing, Constitution loving, Bill or Rights protecting,
    Freedom Fighting, dedicated, selfless, Americans that were all in attendance,
    what a great week.  You couldn’t ask for
    a better way to celebrate our Independence!

     

    Marxist, Socialists, Progressives and Liberals, you are
    really missing the boat by not educating yourselves to the TRUE ideas and
    principals this country was founded upon. 
    Please, read the original writings, study teachings and actual lives of
    those great men and women that helped to create this miraculous experiment we
    call America!  If you can, find a video copy
    of the Rafael Cruze speech at the Man in the Moon event, WOW!  Vladimir Putin himself would be cheering and
    waving the American flag!  (P.S. Glenn,
    where can I buy one?)

     

    Americas freedom is for ALL if you do the work and pay the
    price to obtain it.  What we were taught
    at this event was nothing new, but to be reminded of the great sacrifices made
    throughout history, the lives lost, the price paid, just so WE could benefit
    from it, mindboggling.  We too must pay
    the price.  We too must sacrifice.  We too must work as if everything depends on
    us and pray as if everything depends on God.

     

    We truly saw miracles at this event, Glenn is not Moses, he
    is just a man, but the waters (rain) truly did part.  If all it takes for evil to prevail is for
    good men to do nothing, then look out world. 
    There were 20,000 good men, women, and children at this event that are now
    a bit more prepared to do good.

     

    Thank you Glenn and staff. 

  • Truth Now

    Hey Fine Tapestry, are you really in a coma? 

    Overbearing government, abuse of power, excessive regulations,
    over taxation, inconsistent and prejudicial law enforcement, refusal to enforce
    legally enacted laws, misinterpretation and misrepresentation of the Constitution
    and the Bill of Rights, fraud, lies,  unchecked growth and creation of massive
    entitlement programs that threaten to bankrupt the Country, denial of divine
    providence in the creation of the country, abuse and disrespect of our military
    forces, etc, etc, etc.  Wake up, look
    around, and educate yourself. 

     

    No disrespect
    intended, if you really don’t know what is going on then PLEASE do your duty as
    a citizen (I assume you are one) and find out. 
    I know it’s hard and time consuming but you will truly be happier if you
    do your own homework.  If AFTER you study
    and become educated, and you still have the same opinion, well, then
    great.  I respect your opinion.  But at this point, I can’t see how anyone
    with ears to hear and eyes to see, doesn’t at least question what this government
    is telling them.  By the way, my pets don’t
    question how I govern them either.  Don’t
    be a pet!

  • Jaamoose

    Beck? Ne respected as anything beyond circus clown and charlatan? Not by thinking people.

  • Anonymous

    Alright. Freedom to what? Please. I’m genuinely interested.

  • Anonymous

     What is Glenn manipulating and lying about?

  • Guest

    Well, you’ve already shown you didn’t get it in the first place… Think about it.

  • Anonymous

    If Glen expressed his opinions like Ronald Reagan or Martin Luther King did to make a point, I would then say God sent Glen. Glen does a lot of good, trying to save the constitution; but his cruel way of expressing his opinions are undignified.  Many people dropped out of church because of people using cruel putdown sense of humor and Glen keeps saying defend peoples right to freedom of speech even if it is offensive. When I was a young woman, men treated women with respect. I appreciated being treated like I was worth something. The comedians have gotten nastier; and the humor comes into the offices or restaurants. If we fight for the people who talk badly to have freedom of speech will that mean (a) when a person complains to HR they are uncomfortable because of the way a certain group of people are talking will be ignored (b) when you take your family to a restaurant and there is a group of people telling dirty jokes or using profanity in ever sentence; does it mean they can’t be asked to stop it out of consideration for the others.
    People have the right to be treated with respect and consideration; how do you handle that Glen?
    I don’t see Glen as a good representative of god and how god wants us to deal with the wrong things in life such as freedom of speech.
    Glen knows the Constitution, but one nation of God, I believe God wants us to say something and tell people not here in my space, around my family or in my ear shot.