Special Labor Day message from Glenn

Hello America,

There are some things I want to talk to you about today, and some things I really, really don’t want to talk to you about today. I don’t want to talk about politics. I don’t want to talk about the President. I don’t really even want to talk about Washington. What matters most right now is what you are doing with your life in your own community.

Over the past few years, I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to travel all over the country and halfway around the world. I’ve met amazing people and seen some of the most beautiful places on earth. But in recent months, I’ve chosen to spend my free time with my family at our ranch in the Mountain West. Why? Because I know now, as a man and as a dad, how important it is to teach my kids the value of hard work; to teach them about the values that our parents and our grandparents grew up with – it didn’t have anything to do with video games or smart phones.

Just a few weeks ago, TheBlaze published its biggest story of all time with 4.3 million views. It wasn’t about a national scandal, a terrorist attack, or an election. It was Ashton Kutcher, of all people, standing in front of a bunch of teenagers at the Teen Choice Awards talking about the importance of hard work:

“When I was 13, I had my first job with my dad carrying shingles up to the roof, and then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant, and then I got a job in a grocery store deli, and then I got a job at a factory sweeping Cheerio dust off the ground,” Kutcher said. “And I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job. And so opportunities look a lot like work.” 

I’ve thought a lot about why this message resonated so much with our audience, and here’s what I’ve concluded: Human beings are wired to understand the value of hard work, but millions of Americans have been seduced by a ‘free stuff’ society. People are desperate for someone, anyone, to speak the truth – especially to our youngsters. The ‘leaders’ in Washington, D.C. have grown accustomed to merely offering more free candy than the other guy. For example, does anyone think two years of unemployment benefits is a good idea? Will opportunity really find you after 99 weeks on the couch? Of course not. But not many people are willing to say it. That’s why Ashton’s message went viral – it was truth. A truth society desperately needs.

As parents, we have to understand the culture around us. The things we grew up understanding – hard work, diligence, persistence – are not what America’s current crop of youngsters are being taught. Equal stuff, ‘fairness’, trophies-for-all, and political correctness are, sadly, the new standard bearers. As parents, we have to understand this cultural change and lead the charge against it. I know this isn’t easy. Our kids are growing up learning about the ‘free (and equal) stuff’ society, while simultaneously living with so many conveniences we went without. It sometimes feels impossible to get them to understand that these things didn’t just appear out of thin air. Someone’s blood, sweat, tears, failures – and HARD WORK – made it happen.

I grew up working in my dad’s bakery and, in the summers, on my grandfather’s farm. They taught me the value of hard work, honesty, and decency. My dad worked his tail to the bone. And because I saw him working so hard every day, I strove to share that work ethic. And because of that work ethic, my family changed. My family has more opportunities. Because of my father’s work ethic, I have opportunities that he didn’t have. Because of my work ethic, my children have opportunities that I didn’t have.

I’m away from my children an awful lot because I work an awful lot, but I don’t work more than you do. I work 12 hours a day and then I come home. I try to be at home for dinner with my kids. I try to be home on weekends. Sometimes I can’t, but I’m trying to be better at it. We’re reading our scriptures together, and we’re telling stories together. We’re spending more time together as a family.

But on days like today, days where I am fortunate enough not to have to work and I can spend time with my family, I’ve decided we, as a family, are going to be at the ranch because, frankly, when we are there, we don’t have much of a choice but to do things as a family. I can get them away from electronics, which aren’t inherently bad – but how often do we spent too much time on our phones instead of actually engaging with people? How easy is it to send a text message or an e-mail rather than pick up the phone or walk downstairs? How easy is it to turn on video games or the TV, rather than talk to our kids at the table about their day and what they learned.

We have got to get back to the things that have value. We have to teach our kids about work ethic and what matters. We have to make them go outside and play in the dirt with rocks and sticks and imagination, not waste their day on mindless video games that kill creativity and disconnect them from reality. We have got to interact on a human level, not a digital one.

Today, I want you to try a little experiment that I have been doing with my own family. Turn off the video games and computer while the kids are awake. Don’t rely on electronics for your entertainment – rely on one another. At dinner, we’re reading our scriptures together and we’re talking. After we clean everything up, we’re playing games. We’re doing these small things, and yet I’ve already seen a change in my own family.

Another thing we are doing is making sure everything our family consumes is something positive. I’ve put together about thirty songs that are positive and hopeful, and I’m playing them around the house. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, change your attitude. That’s what we are trying to do.

If you want people to follow you – don’t be angry, bitter, and frustrated. No one looks at that type of person and says, “I want to be like that.”

Be grateful. Be joyful. Be a blessing to others. But most importantly, lead by example. If we want to raise a generation that understands the value of hard work, we must begin the hard work at home. And make no mistake, we face an uphill climb. If you don’t believe me, after you are done reading this go get an ice-cream sandwich out of the freezer and ask your child if they’d rather:

A) Eat it right now, free of charge


B) Take a bath, clean the dishes, pick up the toys, and do their homework so they can earn the snack

Is it an uphill battle? You bet. But it is a battle we can WIN because we are on the side of truth. It all starts at home, and it all starts with YOU.

Here’s to the next generation of Americans – may they understand that opportunity looks a lot like hard work.

God Bless,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000070870738 Jenn Mansfield

    God Bless YOU Glenn.  Thank you for everything you do to help us all wake up. God protect you & your family.

    • melissa


  • TheSFFog

    He makes 90 million a year and can’t hire some people to update his website over a 3 day weekend with all the news going on ?

    • http://livetotalwellness.com/teresa Teresa Avila

      ???! Did you read the article? And TODAY, is still part of the 3-day weekend.

      • TheSFFog

        One new article in 3 days that was written ahead of time but nothing about Syria ?

        • http://livetotalwellness.com/teresa Teresa Avila

          Well, even Glenn needs a total break from it all and so does the people who work for him! I’m sure he will be back to it tomorrow! He has done more than anyone so far to bring awareness to all this. Cut him some slack! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/harold.hannum Harold Hannum

       Jealousy will get you no where.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ClairlynFrancis Clairlyn Smith Francis

    Glenn I appreciate your comments a lot, and I understand where you are coming from. The comment about unemployment is not entirely fair; “For example, does anyone think two years of unemployment benefits is a good idea? Will opportunity really find you after 99 weeks on the couch? Of course not. But not many people are willing to say it. That’s why Ashton’s message went viral – it was truth. A truth society desperately needs.” Not all people on unemployment spent the 99 weeks on the couch, they were desperately looking for work to provide for their family. I will admit that there a lot, and I mean a lot of people that take advantage of the system and with that happening it makes it hard for those that are honest and hard working. I just wish I knew how we can get those that are at these government offices to do their job right! Or is all government so corrupted that there is no hope left?

    • Anonymous

      Where is your concern for the trillions of dollars that were unearned (stolen) from every hard working person in this country by those on Wall street via lobbyists and corrupt politicians who wrote laws that allowed these people to steal and get away with it? Why do you focus on the pennies of the poor yet ignore the rich money changers, scribes and pharisees in the temple.   

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

      1st, unemployment also comes from workers, not only their employers. So, we have a right to a piece of that cake, especially if we lose our job without being our fault.
      2nd, 99 weeks came later when our economy was in the sink due to the recession. I was on unemployment once and only did 8 weeks, so every case is different
      3rd, our American Corporations receive more “welfare” from our Govt. than all Americans combine . . .
      4th, most people who still are looking for jobs have been offered one or two, but part-time or a temp job, so that benefits who?? The person or the employer??

  • Anonymous


    The biggest problem with todays society is that everyone has pulled away from Church. When I was younger church was an every Sunday morning and night, as well as Wednesdays. Sunday was for church there were no stores open on Sunday folks didn’t work on Sundays. Christians do not get up and fight for what they believe in any more, they show up at church for the social networking and the status. They sit in their pews and do nothing when they leave the church they don’t think about God. Christians used to get up and fight for what is right. 30 years ago you would have never seen the Miley Cyruss stunt. Christians would have thrown a fit and heads would have rolled at that network. The lack of church and GOD in todays society is going to be the undoing of this country. God gave us the right to choose he don’t make us worship him he gives us a choice to do so. This country was great once and could be again but God will let us go if we don’t want or strive to receive his mercy. He is not going to beg us to follow him or worship him. If this country does not want him in there life he Will give us that he will lets us go it alone. We need Christians to stand up and fight like all these muslims. If we Christians fought as hard as the MUslims this country would not be in the shape it is in. For as Congress and the Senate goes. What happened to the States having delegates that went to Washington to represent the people he was elected by. They were supposed to take our concerns and our needs and desires to Washington and work for us. This don’t happen very often anymore. Im lucky to live in Texas and have Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert I have been very lucky. If we don’t get right with the God and start fighting for Christianity and for what is morally right this country will fail. Please let the people know to fight for Christianity we have become complacent we let the networks show the filth and we do nothing about it. We let the Government sweep Benghazi under the carpet and the President will get away with it. We as Christians have to take a stand and stop this.  

                 Glenn I listen to you every day and im proud to here you stand up for Christianity.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

      Oh grow up! People change. The times change! Religion, values, culture, entertainment, everything changes. “Why back n mah day” oh just shut up. People have become more individualistic instead of embracing the Christian collectivism. The reason Christian don’t stand up is because they are becoming a minority. There are more Jews, Muslims, Agnostics, Atheists and Secular Humanists more than ever before.

      • americanathlete

        The atheists & muslims ARE THE PROBLEM IN THIS WORLD!!! They don’t even deserve to have their affiliation capitalized…neither does ojerkoff deserve to have his name capitalized.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

           Lemme guess we go the Ann Coulter route and kill their leaders and convert their people to Christianity, right?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

        Do you even have a brain nothing what you just said is even remotely true. Only 5% in this country or atheist only 76.5% in this country say they are Christian. Now how are Christians become the minority jackass? Look everyone a liberal is trying to do math and failing like they all do.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

           I said becoming a minority. Most are still Christian, but they don’t need to ram it down people’s throat and turn this country into a Christian version of Iran like you people do. Take almost all the Democrats for example. They ARE Christian!

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

            Again you have no clue what Christianity even is because if you did moron you would know we do not seek power over others. Maybe if you stop reading atheist propaganda sites and actually got to know one of us you would understand what Christianity is and even changing it to becoming the minority is still way off. Besides the only ones that seems content in telling people what to believe and how to act are you liberal atheist.

          • MD

            very well said….I so agree

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

             I’m sorry I don’t suck the priest’s dick and all his lies they tell me at Church. And you do push down beliefs. Can’t have gay marriage or abortion because GAWD said so, not because of rational human objectivism. Christianity has its own propaganda called the bible. Hell all groups have their own propaganda. You Christians are the hypocrites talking about the 10 commandments when most of the time many of you can’t even follow them. You say your god ins infallible yet you still eat shrimp and mix cotton & wool. You don’t beat people on the Sabbath or stone your children. Christianity = tyranny.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

            Again you got know clue what you are talking about moron but when I get back I will point all this out to your little pea brain because again I see atheist propaganda in your words.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

            First off I am not catholic second how is supporting the deaths of children in the womb because someone does not take responsibility for their actions is reasonable or logical? Next thing yes Christianity has its own propaganda but at least we know our enemies and can make a agurment against idiots like you who would not know anything about Christianity if it came out and bit them in the ass. I sorry but your proof that liberals hate studying other people’s beliefs before going on a bat shit crazy rant. lastly their is a reason why we can it foods that where outlawed before. You see you moron Christians follow the teachings of the New testament not the Old and in the New Testament we can eat shrimp if you want to know why read it. I know reading is hard for liberals like you that don’t want to think for themselves but please try or else make yourself look like a fool again.

          • Anonymous

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             Lemme guess we go the Ann Coulter route and kill their leaders and convert their people to Christianity, right?

          • Anonymous

             Let’s take you one at a time…….Christians becoming a minority…this will take approx 49 years….and that’s only because we are illegally and legally immigrating 63% Muslims into this country who procreate 7 to 1 because they go on welfare and we pay them to procreate……when Sharia becomes law of the land and we are a theocracy, what then will you do?  You will convert and it will be mandatory that you pray to allah…..lmao…,.,…Thanks to Democrats and Republicans…who don’t have cojones….
            Christians don’t ram anything down anybody’s throat…that would be liberals and their progressive legislation of Obamacare health care that nobody wants (79% majority hate it–21% who don’t have to pay for it want it….how’s that for a minority)…and going into Syria for gas that was used by whom we don’t know…and we are relying on the same intel that said Sadaam had WMDs…and that a video started a riot in Benghazi……where is Colin Powell now?  SILENT, that’s where….and the reason we are changing is because we don’t have values……morals, ethics, sense of self, we are enlightened “progressive” narcissists who think everything you want is good for you and who cares what the hell happens after you’ve got yours….union motto, teenage motto, twenty somethings motto….elected officials motto….all for me….abortions for me, orgasms for me, sex with unlimited partners for me, aids for me, chlamydia for me, partners that cheat for me, kids who have no respect for me,  because of people like YOU!  You have been delphi techniqued and you think it’s fine and good and dandy and that’s okay for you but not for ME!  I give respect and want respect, I want a handshake instead of a contract..I want the basic ten commandments no matter what religion you are……it’s anti narcissism……old America means nothing anymore and you deserve new America…..good luck on that bridge to the 21st century…Clinton forgot to tell you it was a bridge to jump off of when we got our asses kicked globally!

          • Jaamoose

            Wow, paranoid much? You christo fundies are funny..haha! Like us who are secular want to push Islam. We don’t want either, numbnuts!

          • Jaamoose

            You are exactly right, the biggest problem Christian fundies have with Islamic countries is jealousy. They lust for a theocracy here as well. They use code words like liberty and freedom, which in reality, mean the liberty to think like them and the freedom to follow their god and their idols like Beck. They are pathetic, but thankfully, you are correct, they are fading away….

          • Cameron Vance

            God gave us agency, the right to choose. However, all choices have consequences, whether good or bad, both in this world, and in the world to come.

            He gave us commandments as a guidline and protection from many of the bad things that can happen if you do not follow the commandments. This enhances our agency.

            For instance, if you have sex with someone outside of marrage you open yourself up to the possiblity of having a baby, getting stds, and the erratic emotional attachments that come with it.

            Christians are supposed to be people who serve and care for the poor and afflicted, be willing to forgive, and treat everyone with respect, but who would stand up to defend themselves and what they believe in if they are threatened. although there are still many of us try to become that which Christ asked us to be,Sadly, we are all human, and are prone to mistakes. Many of us have all fallen off course, or have twisted, altered, or just plainly disregard the simple truths and character traits to become perfected in the new testament. Many get lazy, discouraged, or seek to use their religion to gain power, when that is not really what it is for.

            Religion is supposed to be a way to allow us to communicate and draw closer to our Heavenly Father, both as individuals and as congregations. 

             As a nation, we used to have moral standards that coincided with the values contained within the new testament, but unfortunately times have changed. Men are extremely selfish to the point of idiocy, quick to anger and hate, and seek the pleasures of the world rather than the things that would make them happy in the long run.

            I say unto you all, that God doesn’t leave us. It is us who choose to leave God, and with that choice comes natural consequences, as the Holy Ghost ceases to strive among men. A wholesome and delightful people can quickly turn to hate and bloodshed when they turn away from their Eternal Father, or twist and abuse His teachings.

            I testify of this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Benjamin/100000304725958 Richard Benjamin

         Man may wish for for everything to change, but the Triune God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Jesus Christ is the only way and that has not change since Adam and Eve sinned. The world, the devil and your own heart may want to diminish this, but it does not change the real Truth.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

           Then reject god if god is an unchanging, stubborn asshole.

      • Anonymous

         Actually, I don’t believe we have become more individualistic. It seems to me, because we worry about political correctness, we have become more collectivistic.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Skyler-Sneathen/100001205612843 Skyler Sneathen

           Yes, Christians have become more collectivist – join us or you are against America. They define everyone by if they are Christian or not.

      • Anonymous

         Actually, I believe that we’re becoming less individualistic and more collectivistic. This can be evidenced in our real concern with being politically correct and the concept of  ‘thought crimes’.

        • Anonymous

           Sorry for the repeat post…either my computer or the internet is messing up and giving me a hard time.

      • L & R’s mom

        Funny….my bible has never changed. Hmmmm……

      • https://twitter.com/#!/zerses Moirrainefortruth

         Pretty ignorant to say things change – when they never, ever really do.

        The lusts are the same.

        The murders are the same.

        The wars are the same.

        Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

    • Anonymous

      What are you talking about Waylon? “Christians” are no more likely to agree about what it means to be a “christian” than “muslims” are able to agree on what it means to be a “muslim”. We all have the ability to get along or fight amongst ourselves regardless of how we describe ourselves in religious or political terms. If you want to identify yourself as a “christian” go right ahead. But it tells me nothing about who you are as a person. Your letter however tells me more than I care to know. If you want to share your ideas and opinions that’s fine, just don’t expect me to confuse your ideas and opinions with those of gods. And if you want to go to war with Muslims or any other faith for that matter you will have to do it without my assistance.

      One other piece of unsolicited advise. STOP listening to glen beck. He is a charlatan and a con, and will say anything to separate you from your hard earned money and make you a fool.

    • Jaamoose

      The biggest problem with today’s society is the church. The dead weight of their mythologies pulling people away from looking to progressive solutions to problems and instead listening to charlatans like Beck because he “prays”

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

      Sorry, but church or religion for that matter are not the solution. I grew up in church and learned a lot about values and morals, but the same church send me out in a heart beat when I challenged its views about “others” who were not in church. Sometimes, we forget that real Christianity is based on the teachings of Jesus. Jesus even said once that he did not come to Earth to save those already in, but those who were out and full of sins. Having Ted Cruz don’t make your community or State better than others cause he is like any other man with his flaws and mistakes. Hard work is learned through example, through family, and through hard times. But our problem is that America likes to value money more than morals, fame more than charity, politics over people. And please stop bashing OUR President. He is not perfect, no one is, but he is the one WE elected and we need to support him when we can and talk loudly when he screws up. The problem is that conservatives already made up their mind that everytime Obama is mentioned, we have to go against it no matter what. That’s why OUR nation is so divided. If we can not even listen or look deeper on what others have to offer, we become the same thing we hate about ourselves . . . we become too selfish and too lineal when in reality we are not too different at all. If Jesus wanted to fight Muslims, do you think with his powers he has done it already? The end of times is coming to all of us, not only for Muslims or Ateists. We are in this together, but we still don’t know it.  

    • fire lion

       You mean the same church that supported slavery, women not voting and all those great holy wars.  Sounds like a improvement to me.

    • http://AskHuldah.blogspot.com/ Maidservant Huldah

      Amen my Brother! 

      I’m going to take what you said a step further. If we really want God’s hand to move in this country, we as Christians need to go back to reading the Bible together with our families. Change starts in the home. Prayer starts in the home. Salvation starts in the home. Our kids need to see us praying on our knees before God. Pro 22:6  Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.I don’t know how things are in the south, but up here in the north we have some pretty messed up churches that are splitting left and right. The church has stopped preaching the gospel and started preaching “worship self.” As with public schools, it is time to say, “step aside, I’ll take it from here.” I am fully convinced that to win the spiritual battle for our souls we have to put on the full armor of God at home, and then step out in faith and face the Goliaths that are outside. If David could do it with a few stones and a sling, imagine what an army of us can do. 


  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003028670567 James Parker

    Thank you Glen, its a uphill fight for sure, but nothing more worth while. Our children are our future. Taking the time to teach values and read the good book together is truly a labor of Love. Without love we have nothing. May God bless you, your family and this great country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dianenicholsavent Diane Nichols Avent

    Have any of you  seen this scary thing?


  • Roni Berstler

    God Bless you and your family Glenn… Happy Labor Day and I know we will all get through this with prayer, faith and planning.. You are the voice we are happy to have, Your family is as selfless as you … as I know its not easy doing what you do, for either party. Nothing worth having is easy, is it?

  • americanathlete

    I never had a handout growing up–my first job was cutting timber in the mountains for my cousin when I was 15!!! I’m thankful that I learned how to work, and work hard!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    After reading the letters below in praise of Glen Beck I am truly shocked at how many people are so easily conned by this guy. 
    STOP listening to this charlatan. He makes you all look like fools and dopes. Stand up for yourselves and stop allowing this guy to think for you. Stop allowing him to take advantage of you.

    • John Brewer

      Hahaha…you know the funny thing about thinking people…they think.

      I have listened to what Glen Beck has to say and I have listened to a lot of other people and what they have to say and I will still with Glen Beck.

      Is he taking advantage of me???? I haven’t bought anything he has promoted so no I don’t think he took advantage of me.

      Would I buy something from him…some day maybe. But I don’t need anything he is offering at the moment.
      Why does it scare you that someone makes money from another individual???

      Did you forget that currency (money) is the medium that value is traded on?? The more VALUE you provide someone, the more money you will make….maybe not from that one individual but from the collective of the people.

      Please understand economics before you spout off about someone taking advantage of another person.

      I have to say that if anyone needs to start thinking…it needs to be you.

      • Anonymous

        Hey John
        I may have over reactedYou have every right to listen to and agree with anyone you want. However when I read some of these overly adoring comments about Glenn I was shocked. Glenn describes himself as “just  another rodeo clown”, which to me says he will pull any stunt for a laugh, especially if he can convert that to a buck. In other words you shouldn’t take him too seriously. Some of his fans don’t seem to get that. Snake oil salesmen can be very entertaining but you shouldn’t buy their snake oil. It is a little distressing to see so many fellow citizens being made into such fools.

        • John Brewer

          Hey Kent,

          Thank you for the reply. Being a rodeo clown definitely could mean what you say…that he will pull any stunt for a laugh, or a buck. But what about this meaning….what is the rodeo clown’s primary job? To get in between a raging angry bull and a rider…to distract the bull from killing the rider and allow time for the rider to get to safety.

          If Glenn wants to get in between the raging angry leftist party (I am a conservative with the ability to think for myself) and my family and I or us as a society while we collect ourselves and get safely back on correct foundational principles…then I am all for that.

          One thing that I have learned from Glenn and many other people in my life is to listen to the messages of those that are speaking. 

          Just like you said ‘…snake oil salesmen can be very entertaining but you shouldn’t buy their snake oil. It is a little distressing to see so many fellow citizens being make into such fools.” Yes… I agree that there are men and women in this world that are going to sell us a bad bill of goods. Personally, I think it is our current government. Led by our current President, that has sold us a bad bill of goods.

          Now…this article was about Labor Day and work ethic. I don’t know Glenn personally, never have met him. But what he says resonates with what I have understood about hard work.

          I come from a family that has been on the governments breast for most, if not all, of my life. I have learned about hard work ethic on my own. I have struggled and fought for everything that I have earned. Not everything in my life is the way I want it to be nor where I thought it would be. 

          But I have learned that if you give a man a fish…he will expect that fish over and over again because he will think that he is not good enough to earn it on his own. On the flip side, you teach a man to finish and MAKE HIM do the work of learning and applying the lessons and step back. You will watch a man fall down and get back up, fall down and get back up because you have instilled into him a desire to measure up to the standard and he will succeed.

          Kent…I want to thank you for helping me clear my thoughts on a few things. I agree…people sometimes give more credit where credit may not be due. But at the same time, how can we say that they are being overly adulating? Do we understand their life circumstances? Do we know how they got their frame of mind? What trials and experiences that have taught them what they believe?

          Not really. So to say that they are listening to a Snake Oil Salesman may be what you hear but to them, it has resonated with who they are and what they believe.

          Kent…thank you for this discussion. I hope to be able to speak with you further on down the road.


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000057845666 Alex Novak

    Awesome message from an incredible individual and a great American.  God bless you Mr. Glenn Beck, and may God always bless America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pamelawaters Pamela Sherrard Waters

    Well said! Thanks for the reminder! A message more people need to hear so I reposted! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/todd.bingaman.37 Todd Bingaman

    Is it all changing for the better, or worse?…

  • http://www.facebook.com/JojoGunBoggart Jojo ShowGun Boggart

    Sounds like my life Kutcher was talking about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.johnson.71404976 Brian Johnson

    Hard work is not a virtue in and of itself. Surely,
    providing a good life for you and your family through hard work is virtuous but
    on the other hand explaining to a slave laborer that there is virtue in his
    hard work is both deceitful and despicable. In many places and even here in
    times past the condition of the wage laborer was far worse than that of the
    slave. Labor Day is a day to honor the worker, the wealth creators and remember
    the battles that were fought to ensure that they received a proper share of the
    wealth that their hard work created. It was only by standing strong in union
    with their brothers and sisters and by electing to office people willing to
    support organized labor that the wage laborer was able to secure a dignified
    life in exchange for his hard work. Our children need to be taught the history
    of the labor movement, the benefits that so many brave Americans fought and
    died for, the significance of the relationship between a man and his job and
    that there is nothing worse than a scab. Workers of the world, Unite!


    • Anonymous

      Thank you for posting a rational, well written post regarding labor day and how people who work and produce in this country need to recognize what they have in common and organize around that recognition. Also that there is nothing noble about being a fool and being taken advantage of by those who would gladly make you a slave or worse just to make themselves wealthy and powerful.
      Your post is a breath of fresh air on a site that is prone to pander to the gullible.  

  • melissa

    “We have got to interact on a human level, not a digital one.” for me, Glenn, that says it all.  THANK YOU!!

  • Len Sorbello

    Australian Conservative Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott vows to abolish the CARBON TAX if elected… I believe this is “newsworthy” for Glenn

  • Anonymous

    When is Glenn coming back on the radio?  He is always on vacation!  He needs to retire and become a farmer once and for all, or get back on the radio!

  • Merle Dickey

    Reading these comments it doesn’t sound like there are too many  folks that even care about anyone else but theirselves. Selfish, selfcentered  doesn’t make for having friends. We make what we sow.

  • scott oshaw

    I would do almost anything in the world to be able to eat that Ice Cream Sandwich. Bro O’Shaw.

  • fire lion

     Seduced by free stuff?    America was seduced by cheap resources from countries with brutal dictators supported by the american government

     America was seduced by cheap oil to interfere with the middle east

    America was seduced by multinational corporations and banks

    The reason there is a fast food industry is that the government subsidizes the non livable wages
    The reason wal mart exists is because you pay for the fact that no one but managers can live off those wages.

    Get better jobs?  So everyone should be engineers and doctors?  who will do the cleaning? building mowing etc? child labor? prison labor?

    • Anonymous

      Good post.
      Over the last 30 years all the “free stuff” has gone to the “job creators” in the form of tax breaks, tax loop holes, low interest rates, deregulation, lack of law enforcement, turning a blind eye to corruption, Cayman island bank accounts, government contracts, etc,etc,etc.  Where are all the promised jobs. Maybe if we give them more “free stuff” they will give us a job cleaning all their “free stuff” for free.  

  • northierthanthou.com

    Glen Beck wants people to work real hard so he and his buddies can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

  • northierthanthou.com

    Given the sheer number of people working full time while remaining in poverty today, this kind of comforting tripe is as malicious as it is plainly false. Beck is irresponsible as Hell to promote such crap.

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