What you don’t know about the American Spring movement

On Thursday’s radio program, Glenn encouraged his listeners to take a look into the history of the Spring of Nations that spread across Europe and Latin America in 1848. Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto planted seeds of dissent all around Europe, but it was first published in German on February 21, 1848 and within days insurrection ensued. Fast-forward to today, and a group called Operation American Spring is marching on Washington D.C. On radio this morning, Glenn warned against the dangers of a “spring” movement.

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“I had no idea yesterday when we talked about this that today is the American Spring day, which I think is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous things I have possibly ever heard,” Glenn said. “To each his own. I mean if that’s the path you want to take, but if you’re calling for violence, I am against you and I am not tolerant of that. If you think marching to Washington and saying, ‘We’re going to, you know, take our government back,’ as long as you’re not saying violence, you know, to each his own.”

Glenn once again asked for the audience to familiarize themselves with the history of the various “springs” because it is time to “to get down on your knees and pray.”

“So Spring of Nations was 1848. And that’s the year that Marx wrote his manifesto in Germany. And what he had done is he had sown the seeds of discontent all across Europe. And he had said, ‘Overthrow the government,’” Glenn explained. “And the problem is these conditions are always the same. Just like in the Arab Spring. The people have a point. The government is out of control. It is too bloated. It is controlling people. It is bad… Look through history and you will find the same thing repeating itself over and over and over again. And it always ends the same way.”

It is because of this repetition that Glenn is not interested in an American Spring.

“So anybody who wants the American Spring, no thank you. I see how it’s worked out oh so well for those people in Egypt. No thank you,” Glenn said. “If you think you’re going to beat the United States of America, and if you think that this military won’t turn their guns on you, the American citizen, you’re wrong again. Look again in history and look what the government did in the Great Depression, before World War II. Look at what they did to all of the veterans who were protesting in Washington for benefits… Don’t think that they won’t turn your guns on you because they will. We’ve done it before. We’ll do it again.”

Glenn explained that the 9/12 Project was founded in order to offer an alternative solution to combat many of the things the Operation American Spring group is frustrated with. The difference, however, is that the 9/12 Project is rooted in values and principles.

“The only way to win is peaceful noncompliance. I will not conform. I will not comply,” Glenn concluded. “That’s why the 9/12 Project started with that. And it wasn’t about a political change. It was about change people’s hearts. You change people’s hearts and then change happens… If you need to take me to jail, you take me to jail, but you won’t stop us because right always wins… This is a crazy world we’re living in.”

  • landofaahs

    I read your article Glenn and for the life of me I can’t find the part that I did not know about the American or any other Spring movement. If you’re speaking to lefties Glenn then please say so instead of insulting those of us who know what communism’s history is about. Sorry if I’m being difficult on you and seemingly picking on you but assuming people are behind your curve is insulting to me even though it may just be new to you.

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  • Deckard426

    If governments being out of control always end the same way, then what’s the point of the discussion?

  • Deckard426

    Absolutely right.

  • Gregory Mortensen

    Actually the spring revolt of 1848 was a dismal failure for Marx, its participants were the middle class, artisans, students with middle class parents; not the proletariat at all.

  • You’reNoGandhi

    “Look again in history and look what the government did in the Great Depression, before World War II. Look at what they did to all of the veterans who were protesting in Washington for benefits… Don’t think that they won’t turn your guns on you because they will. We’ve done it before. We’ll do it again.”

    The outcome might be different this time around, e.g., the MSM has lost the “power of the press”, and the social media and the bloggers will cover the story live this time. Can you imagine watching the BLM gun down the Bundy supporters live on Alex Jones? Why there’d be a bloodbath and reprisals throughout the entire country…. It would be open season on the BLM. Even if only 1% of the gun owners took up arms, that’s at least half a million snipers. Could you imagine thousands of snipers in every city taking aim at the government enemy?

    There are well trained individuals who aren’t stupid enough to go head to head with the government this time around. They’ll wait in ambush for those who are responsible and pick them off one by one just like the resistance picked off the Nazis. I could envision a scenario where no government agent felt safe in their own home, eating out at a restaurant, shopping or checking the mail .

    People aren’t so polite, patriotic and passive as they were during the Great Depression; thus, the guns are coming out this time around. Moreover, we’re going to see if Glenn has the nutz to actually be half the man Gandhi was. I doubt that little coward will walk the walk of civil disobedience. I don’t think he has the guts to risk his life like Gandhi, Jesus or MLK.

  • Jeff Lambeau

    HAHAHAHAHAHA American Spring just became one of the greatest FAILURES in American history. The only thing these dumbasses managed to overthrow was a hotdog stand on their hoveround wheelchairs.
    https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23AmericanSpring&src=tyah

  • Jon Galt

    I don’t get it. GLENN DO YOU EXPECT THEM TO SHOW UP WITH GUNS? This is a group of CITIZENS getting together to PETITION THE GOVT. I’m pretty sure you know that is completely constitutional…

    Why are you warning against Communist revolution and violence? Where is the evidence that violence is planned? Please if you know something, tell us!

    As far as I can tell, GLENN, you are making an ASSumption. Frankly you sound EXACTLY like the left – when YOU (WE) marched on DC for Restoring Honor. Remember what they said, GLENN? They warned that YOU and YOUR followers were ‘dangerous,’ and violent, and racists… AND NOW YOU ARE SAYING THE SAME EXACT THING WITH ZERO EVIDENCE…. WHERE IS THE TRUTH YOU CLAIM TO TELL?

    Sadly, I see no difference between what you are saying now and what was said about MLK’s march at the time. It is very sad, and I have to rethink my support of TheBlaze because of it. NOT because I want violence, but because YOU ARE ASSUMING THE WORST WITHOUT PRESENTING ANY FACTS… The organizers DESERVE THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT.

  • Rybo

    Yes, we shall peacefully protest and refuse to comply and the guns will come anyway! Ask the Jews in Hitler’s Germany. No, we shouldn’t start violence, but when they bring it we must do what is necessary. I for one will stroll onto the train, into the camp and say, “Oh look, they are going to let us take a shower.” The difference between MLK and his struggle and today is he was fighting for what they never had, we are fighting to take back what we had. No, I wouldn’t go to D.C. with a gun, but if they come to me with one game on!

  • Jeff Lambeau

    You should also realize that Gandhi was actually standing up against REAL tyranny of a MONARCH and an EMPIRE. Glenn Beck and these Tea Partiers are just mad that America is becoming more tolerant of people of different races, religions, and sexual identities. The best choice they have is to find a time-machine and take it back to the 1950′s so they can live in the segregated, bigoted society dominated by white people they long for so much.

  • You’reNoGandhi

    I can’t go as far as you do in accusing Glenn of wanting to live in a “segregated, bigoted society dominated by white people”. I see no hard evidence of that.

    Glenn is just a big-talking coward with a yellow streak running down his back. When the time comes to put up or shut up, Glenn will sit down and shut up.

    I also disagree that America isn’t an “EMPIRE”, because America is acting like a hegemonic empire.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Do you even know reality. I am Native American myself and I am always. I seen blacks at Tea Party rallies Jews gays even. It is time you liberals take off the tin foil hats and face reality.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Glenn in their mission statement they said not to take weapons. I mean come on now. it is one thing if they were to be armed to the teeth marching onto D.C. but they are not so why is it so dangerous of them to protest the government? I do not know much about the group but it seems like you are wrong on this one.

  • Anonymous

    Jon, Operation American Spring had admitted that there are progressive plants within. Don’t you think that the progressives won’t use this opportunity to re-enforce the idea that we’re all violent terrorists, giving the government the excuse it needs to use military actions to control the public or pass more executive orders to take away more of our freedoms? What is the answer? I don’t know, but I do know that violence is not the answer nor is sitting on our hands waiting for this to go away.

  • Jeff Lambeau

    Please, the faux-idealist conservatives are the ones living far from reality. They actually thought they could get enough people to rally in Washington DC to overthrow president Obama. About 15 people showed up, most were too fat to even walk, so they used those motorized wheelchairs. That’s your rallying cry? That’s your revolution? Who’s really living in fantasy land?

    Tea Partiers aren’t even really libertarians. They’re straight up neo-cons in disguise. That’s why so many of them turned on Rand Paul in a SECOND when he opposed voter restriction laws.

  • Jeff Lambeau

    Fair enough. America isn’t an empire in the same magnitude Great Britain was. There is an opposition from Russia/China which is really straining America’s empirical stronghold (which I think is actually a good thing). But yes, America’s need to be ‘police of the world’ has got to stop… concentrate on the country, the rest of the world can figure themselves out.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    I guess again reality must suck for liberals. first off nothing you said can be proven and is most likely coming from the Alex Jones type people on the far left. Second I find it funny how you liberals bring charges of racism but yet have no evidence but yet I can point out liberal after liberal ether saying something really racist. Like the LA times calling Obama the magic Ni*****er to Biden saying only indians work in 7/11′s. So please liberal hypocrite. Take you fake outrage somewhere else.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    You just agreed with someone you were calling racist. By your logic that must make you a racist as well.

  • Micah Chastain

    I am VERY disappointed in Glenn – the first time he opened my eyes was over the Bundy deal. But to condemn OAS, just because “Spring” movements in the past were Communist, is patently absurd. He obviously hasn’t been to the OAS web site and read the mission statement and the ground rules. It is a NO VIOLENCE movement – NO GUNS, NO AMMO, NO WEAPONS – PERIOD!!!!! If he wants to criticize patriots for this, then he has morphed into come kind of creature I’m not familiar with. He certainly would not have taken this position when he was on FNC. With friends like Glenn, we don’t need any enemies.

  • You’reNoGandhi

    “Tea Partiers aren’t even really libertarians. They’re straight up neo-cons in disguise. That’s why so many of them turned on Rand Paul in a SECOND when he opposed voter restriction laws.”

    I mostly agree; many associated with the Tea Party really are Neo-con Nazis in disguise. Just like many in the Democratic Party are Marxists in disguise.

  • amanda kat

    I am a transgender woman and a constitutionalist and a vetern. I am also a proud supporter of the tea party. I am so tired of you liberal left winged progressives aka communist trying to spread lies about the tea party. I also tired of y’all thinking that I need your support and y’all speak for me.

  • steve ward

    Glenn you are making a very wrong comparison we say bibles and constitutions never once never has any one involved directly in aos said anything about violence and you know that i can not believe what you are saying but i really wonder WHY ?? why?? glenn from your own words THE TRUTH HAS NO AGENDA !!! right then WHY are you so hypocritical this is very very unbelievable the comparisons that you have attempted to mis lead people with just a seed of it starts to grow are you using sals tactics or what very very disappointed VERY !!!! I just don’t even know what to say right now ?????? maybe after I collect myself i could speak better ? I wish I could Talk to you in person I wish I had your platform for a month JUst a month we DO need to change HEARTS and that especially goes for ALL authority ALL including the potus

  • Anonymous

    If Glenn thinks the Fascists/Communists in government are simply going to hand over the reins of power he is badly mistaken. They have worked to long and to hard to reach the point they are at now. This will not end peacefully.
    For those of you who have never heard of the Bonus Army, read about it on Wikipedia. This WILL happen again !

  • Marka

    Glenn: You don’t understand your audience. We are independent – of you and of whatever group you believe you must save us from. Above all, we love and want to help our country and restore our freedoms. Please, stop lecturing us.

  • Crassus

    Marx was an idiot. The only places that Communism took root were backwards nations like Russia and China. The so-called civilized nations that he said would fall to the spectre of Communism never did.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm, who was at the Bundy ranch inciting violence? They came prepared with over 200 ARMED thugs and started to slaughter cattle that didn’t do ANY harm to aybody. But, when we the people rose up against them, what happened? Sure, the leftists still called we the people American terrorists. I wonder what would have happened if instead we the people dropped down on our knees and prayed instead, just like Glenn is suggesting.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    I hope you are not talking about me.

  • landofaahs

    I wish I had read your reply before I wasted the time printing mine. Keep up the good work.

  • landofaahs

    I’m glad George Washington and the rest were not non-violent or we would still be under Britain’s boot and slavery would still be the law of the land.

  • landofaahs

    Hoover ordered the firing of guns on veterans protesting in DC and sadly Eisenhower was part of the military group that followed orders and did the governments bidding. That haunted Ike the rest of his life.

  • landofaahs

    The thing Glenn does not take into account is that Gandhi was playing for the cameras of the all influencing American public whom he knew would be moved to support him. We have no other people to pead to with the PR. We are it.

  • landofaahs

    Well said. Hokahey I believe is the word.

  • landofaahs

    Being a victim is not a strategy for true patriots. Either peace or the peace maker.

  • landofaahs

    It’s because we stand for something and will not tolerate turn coats. Voter ID is not voter restriction anymore than having to have ID before drawing social security is retirement restriction. You cannot get into the White House without proper ID…well unless you are Obama and have a fake birth certificate.

  • landofaahs

    Just as Rome hollowed out it’s military except for what was officially on the books, we are doing also. The vandals were allowed into the borders to rape and pillage just like we are doing with our Mexican border. But Mexican Americans will suffer just as bad as white Americans will because collapse knows no race. It’s not about race but surviving as a country.

  • landofaahs

    You must understand that to many Mormon’s the constitution is almost held in the same esteem as the Bible which is totally wrong because the Bible is instituted by God as his word and the constitution although created by Godly people is not God’s word. If you want to understand Glenn and ever stand he takes, it must be taken through the lens of Mormonism.

  • landofaahs

    Yes. There is god material of what is known as the “Deep State”. and all of those who depend on it even though they may claim they don’t

  • Dan Heizinger

    Glenn seems to condemn any liberty movement.

  • Eatie Gourmet

    Glenn, Glenn, Glenn… Other than a few history nerds like me, nobody remembers 1848.
    The 21st century “Spring” movements have a direct parentage in the Prague Spring, which sought to soften the Stalinist communism in Czechoslovakia. The Arab Spring, Beijing Spring, Turkish Spring movements were all started to reject what were, or were perceived as, oppressive governments. (I think in the case of the Arab Spring, it was incited by Obama, the excrement version of the King Midas story, to promote the Muslim Brotherhood, but that’s another story, and also may go some way to explaining why it has been such a giant clustef**k failure.)
    I was at the OAS event today with a friend. The turn-out was disappointing, but I got to meet patriots from all over the country, and I am very glad we went. It was heartening. No one was armed, there were no threats of violence.
    I was surprised that there were a dozen or so Anonymous people there, as I don’t really trust them, but they were polite, rather well-informed and engaging. We spotted a few people we thought might surely be ‘plants’; there were a few acts of bad taste. There were whites, blacks, asians, indians, homosexuals, clerics, atheists, Christians, Jews. The weather cleared by about 12:30 or so.
    There were many, MANY more Park police, Capitol police and DC police than I think may be normal, but they were decent, none with shields or helmets and body armor and “assault” rifles. There were uniformed people way, way up on the capitol building with long guns, I assumed snipers, but they were just watching, not aiming.
    Even the workers at the Metro stations were very pleasant, friendly and helpful.
    Today was a good day. I’m glad I went. Glenn, you need to relax.

  • Rick

    Some revolution. Nobody showed up anyway. A couple hundred people, maybe. Only 29,999,800 short. Well, it WAS raining.

  • Jason Maloney

    apperently you never even checked the mission statement of total non violence,and condemn the only plan that any one has had,,you lost a long time fan here,,

  • Coll

    He expected the worst at the Bundy Ranch, as well.

  • amanda kat

    Sorry. Was supposed to be commented on Jeffs statement

  • Anonymous

    “American Spring” and “Occupy Wall Street” — anyone think these movements are under the same social management?

  • Anonymous

    Tracy, your account should be deleted for posting this garbage everywhere… no one is making $68 an hour and your “buddy’s step sister” didn’t get a check for $20,822″ last month… liar, fraud, scam artist, whatever you want to call yourself, your post is a lie, it is off-topic, and your account should be deleted permanently.

  • BlueMN

    That makes absolutely no sense at all.

  • BlueMN

    Funny how you envision “patriots” assassinating low-level government agents of a democratic society just because nobody likes your crazy ideas and you can’t win at the ballot box. In your psychotic, treasonous scenario, the American people would turn even harder away from your type and the police and FBI would crush you.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    That is ok my friend. I get sick of these people. They call us racist but yet we lead the country in interracial marriage. I do not think these liberals understand how dangerous we are to their propaganda and their way of life.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    He was calling anyone that belong to the Tea Party a racist and he just agreed with someone that is apart of the more extreme end of the Tea Party. So by liberal logic he is racist.

  • Populist democrat

    Uhhh, you could stop listening to this fraud.

  • ken.

    it will be deleted like the hundreds of others he had that were deleted, he will just make another new account just as he always does.

  • Kathie Marino

    Glenn, those of us here at Operation American Spring are here PEACEFULLY. You have allowed the leftist trolls to frame your opinion of OAS. I sent you Col. Riley’s cell #, home# and home address 3 weeks ago. I begged you to do YOUR homework. You did not. What you don’t realize is that you are verbally attacking your own people. We get it…this was not your event…but you could have at least spoken to Col. Riley…the humble initiator of OAS to find out the facts. We knelt at the Washington Monument together yesterday in prayer. We have prayed and called for Constitutional Restoration today. That is what Operation American Spring is about. Respectfully, Kathie Marino…Col. Harry Riley’s proud daughter.

  • ken.

    rally’s are more of a waste of time and money then they do good. they are ripe for leftist infiltrators to cause trouble and make the group look bad. and if when the leftists decide it’s time for violence, it will become a slaughter. it’s better to keep working on solutions and getting things done then just hanging out. actual protests at the site of an injustice are different and serve a useful purpose. armed non-violent when the government goons are using a show of force and threat of violence, so that violence can be prevented. unarmed when the government goons are not showing force or violence. every situation is different and need to be treated different.

  • Anonymous

    I have an honest question for y’all … not trying to be smarmy or play “gotcha” or any of that crap.

    So we hear all the time from TeaParty folks that the time for revolution is now; drastic action must be taken; they’re ready to die for their beliefs; etc. Seems this thinking is very similar to that which motivated the OAS folks.

    We also hear that kind of talk from Glenn Beck all the time — apocalypse is imminent! America is dead! You’re being led to the slaughter! .. and so on, all very dramatic and doom-and-gloom. And of course everyone worships the Founding Fathers and Washington in particular.

    But then up above, Beck says “The only way to win is peaceful noncompliance”, and that overthrowing the government never turns out well. But of course the American Revolution was hardly non-violent … and the Founders overthrew their government .. and somehow I don’t think Beck would argue that it turned out badly.

    So which is it? Is violent revolution a glorious wonderful thing, or not? The way Beck et al. describe the USA today, they certainly make it seem like a totalitarian hell-scape as compared to Revolutionary times. So should TeaParty folks take up arms and start fighting, or not? If not, why not?

  • Monet

    Violence loving shttt bag

  • Cathy

    Is it because Glenn isn’t involved that he is taking this stand? If he just heard about this how does he know what the plans are? I think he was wrong on Bundy too. The man isn’t a politian but has badly worded the same thing that Republicans have said. Maybe GLenn should find out more about this before condeming it.

  • Populist democrat

    Only a complete moron would think that.

  • Populist democrat

    “Organizer Harry Riley predicted that
    between 10 and 30 million people would show up to help the cause.
    Reports on the event say protestors showed up either in the dozens or hundreds, at most.”

    American Flop.

    Someday, the obsessed man/child, fascist prison guard will grow up and address Beck’s fundamental dishonest.

    LOL. j/k Todd is a true-believer in Beck’s BS and blind to his own and Beck’s serial hypocrisies.

  • Anonymous

    I bet you even know this,so why would I even repeat it?
    Our Constitution says three things about the responsibility of the federal government for our national defense. First, “provide for the common defense” is our national government’s top priority; second, our national defense is the only mandatory function of the national government; finally, national defense is exclusively the function of the national government. However, what happens when our national government, including our politicians ignores their Oath of Office and our Constitution when it comes to our national defense, our homeland security and the preservation of our Constitution?

    To force national politicians to follow the Constitution will require citizen/voter involvement to ask all politicians, beginning at the local level (mayor, city/town council, township trustee, county/parish supervisor/commissioner, state House and Senate members) to push our national politicians to do their jobs by placing our national defense, homeland security and the preservation of our Constitution back above Cultural Marxism i.e. political correctness and the constant pandering politicians make for votes and funding to get reelected.

  • Anonymous

    Your point is? Folks, we are a long, long way from shooting sto get off the point. When you say crap like this it only divides this nation.

  • Nelson Gilliam

    TO HELL WITH THIS TRAITOR ..HE IS A COWARD THAT WOULD DO NOTHING ANYWAY..WHAT HE SAYS MEANS NOTHING TO PATRIOT AMERICA..WE KNOW BETTER..IF PEOPLE LAY DOWN AND DID NOTHING THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A REVOLUTION THAT GAVE US OUR FREEDOMS..PEOPLE DIED TO GIVE US THESE RIGHTS..IF THEY WERE ALL COWARDS AS HE IS WE WOULD NOT HAVE OUR CONSTITUTION..AND IF IT TAKES ANOTHER REVOLUTION TO GET IT BACK THEN SO BE IT…HE CAN GO COWER AND HIDE UNDER A ROCK..I HATE IDIOTS LIKE THIS ..ANOTHER OBAMA HITLER IDIOT

  • Anonymous

    Does Rand Paul beeive in open borders? What about the Muslim Brotherhood, has he tried to stop the infiltration into our White House and the entire Obama administration?

  • Anonymous

    Our Constitution says three things about the responsibility of the federal government
    for our national defense. First, “provide for the common defense” is our
    national government’s top priority; second, our national defense is the only
    mandatory function of the national government; finally, national defense is
    exclusively the function of the national government. However, what happens when
    our national government, including our politicians ignores their Oath of Office
    and our Constitution when it comes to our national defense, our homeland
    security and the preservation of our Constitution?

    To force national politicians to follow the Constitution will
    require citizen/voter involvement to ask all politicians, beginning at the
    local level (mayor, city/town council, township trustee, county/parish
    supervisor/commissioner, state House and Senate members) to push our national
    politicians to do their jobs by placing our national defense, homeland security
    and the preservation of our Constitution back above Cultural Marxism i.e.
    political correctness and the constant pandering politicians make for votes and
    funding to get reelected.

  • Anonymous

    I listen to him every day and watch his evening shows and I do believe you are wrong!

  • Anonymous

    You apparently do not listen to his programs!

  • Rachel Maddow’s Testicles

    Glenn has sold his soul to the establishment

  • Charles Hurst

    Here is the thing. If you have a government that is blatantly ignoring the laws and the constitution and now targeting people like a soft handed Stalin then we are coming close to either being taken over by tyranny or the second Civil War. These little hearings and investigations like Benghazi and the IRS aren’t enough. People need to go to prison. And they aren’t. And Glenn–you might want to check the history of the Mormons. They fought.

    The largest proponent of our demise that I see and have written about in the past
    is our apathy. Fact is people just don’t care—most of them. They hear a story
    of oppression, are enraged for a few seconds and then go back to their reality
    T.V. The Founding Fathers would already be meeting behind closed doors by now. I’ve seen one act of rebellion and that was the gun owners in Connecticut—in a later letter that stated in not so many words that if persecuted there would be
    retaliation. And that’s what needs to be said. If they start coming for us in
    our homes or bank accounts then maybe a few need to water the tree. Bundy’s ranch was another example of people being left alone because the badge thought there was a chance of them eating lead.

    We will see where these investigations like the IRS go. The end result is people should go to prison. Our own president is guilty of manipulating his own law—unilaterally. He should be impeached immediately no matter who is in Congress. And if we are going to just sit back and watch T.V. and play Fantasy Football then we are already lost. Because the Founding Fathers gave everything. Many died penniless and on the run after they signed the D of I. If we are to save our country it may be time for the Patriots to start thinking they may have to do the same.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

  • lorrain

    Dear Mr. Beck, I am wondering why you state the gathering of Operation American Spring was going to be violent? Did you read the petition Col. Riley wrote? Did you agree with what was written? Did you read his rules to those of us attending? Col. Riley specified no violence… I do not think you read it because if you did you would know violence is not wanted or condoned at Operation American Spring. The issues in the petition concern all of the people , for the people written by a dedicated patriot not looking for a thing from the people he represents.. A true American Patriot. I feel if you had taken the time to read on Operation American Spring web site you would have shown support for the very people and beliefs you say you support.. You should have put out the word that we need to gather to help get our message through to the gov. officials but instead you tore down strong American Patriots. Why were you not in attendance? Col. Riley is a man who is selfless and dedicated to the American Way of Life.. I believe you are a man dedicated to the dollar. I have no interest in you anymore.

  • Richard

    I haven’t listened to Glen Beck in decades. What an a- hole. He is so far out there. I know that I should be giving specifics but he’s got me so upset that I now have this splitting headache and I’m going to get some aspirin. Bye.

  • landofaahs

    I would say that the “National Defense” is the responsibility of the federal government. But where does the federal government get the standing army? From the states. I believe that the prime authority in your town belongs to the voters in your town. When needs be it would go to the County or Parish. Then it would go to the states. Are you getting the picture? It starts from the bottom up, not the top down………… That is the difference between independent people and slaves of the over-reaching federal tyrants.

  • Populist democrat

    Richard, I would like those specifics. Contact me.

    Todd, the ignorant, fascist prison guard, is a moron and a hypocrite. Todd does not know if Beck’s gay past is real or not, but he sure refuses to consider to see what many read in Beck’s body language. Wanting to kiss Santorum “in the mouth” was a Freudian slip, something too complex for ignorant, anti-science Todd to understand.

    Todd Scheller = stupid hypocrite!

    “Maybe if you did not make so many edits after your posts it would not be so easy to prove how ignorant you really are.”

    Logic is not Todd’s forte. Nor facts. Nor honesty. Nor ethical consistency. Editing a comment has as much to do with having knowledge (the opposite of ignorance) as Glenn Beck has to do with honor (nothing at all).

  • https://www.facebook.com/durantbrian Brian Durant

    I am with you Glenn some of have brains

  • http://gurueffect.com/ M Christopher George

    The reason Glenn distanced himself from this is because, after 9/12 didn’t work out as well as he planned- he could see that this would be a dismal failure. Maybe Beck can do math and he realized that 10,000 people would mean 1 person in 30 would show up for something like this. 30,000 people would mean 10% of the U.S. Population. Beck has embarrassed himself so, so many times as it is. He knew nobody would show up, so he voiced his non-support just so he could be right. He may be a radio host, but he’s also a politician.

  • lorrain

    And there you have it.. If there is nothing in it for gb to gain he backs down from his soap box politician…

  • Anonymous

    “I had no idea yesterday when we talked about this that today is the
    American Spring day, which I think is one of the most irresponsible and
    dangerous things I have possibly ever heard,” Glenn said….. Well, that’s just a lie Glenn…

  • John Smith

    Patrick Henry’s address to the House of Burgess before the colonists began the actual declared war for independence holds many truths that are painfully evident today. We see our USDA getting body armor, our rural police getting light armored vehicles, and more Special Weapons and Tactics units in regulatory branches of government than ever before. There is a point where you must ask, as Patrick Henry did, are these troops here to help us? Are they here for our protection? There are few reasons to build up forces in a region. You cannot be so blind as to believe that these troops, even under the flag of homeland security, are here but will not be used. If they ARE used, who is the most likely target? The answer is evident. Those who refuse to see it are willfully ignorant of reality. Apathy and ignorance are the enslaving shackles that prevent our nation from being as it was intended. Freedom is not for the faint of heart. It is for those that know its price, and still press on. I ask you this… would you rather peaceful slavery or dangerous freedom? I, for one, will de on my feet before I live on my knees. As for the dividers, those who entrench the barriers of religion, color, and political stance to prevent what MUST BE to prevent the growth of tyranny, you are surely shameful. You have no place, neither with the constitutional movement nor the progressive one. There is but one thing worse than death, and that is living in fear. SEMPER FIDELIS. When my nation calls, I will answer.

  • hotdog

    I agree with Glenn about the tactics of Gandhi and MLK being something that we should study and try to emulate as we try to take back our country from statists but where I disagree with Glenn is in his failure to honestly discuss the times where peaceful resistance did NOT work and only led to whatever the government wanted to do to people being accelerated. Three examples that quickly come to mind are the veterans who marched on DC back in the 30′s who were fired on by uniformed military troops, the internment of Japanese-Americans during WW2 and last but most certainly not least, the Holocaust which was started by making Jews identify themselves by wearing a yellow Star-of-David and ended up in the gas showers. Had the Jews armed themselves and offered real resistance from the start they may have been slaughtered anyhow but at least they would have taken many SS with them. It’s easy to say “I would let them club me and offer no resistance”, but let them club my children and offer no resistance? Won’t ever happen as long as I have arms to resist.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why BECK is against American Spring, which from what I have seen is a movement of Pro Constitutionalist ad retired American Generals

  • workingamerican

    What you have to remember about Beck is this….. he has openly admitted on television that he is not a journalist, not a reporter,but has said he is a life commentator. Beck finds everything and everyone ….. dangerous.Quite frankly I believe that he is dangerous, very unstable in going back and forth on his own ideas.What ideas he actually comes up with on his own.He is known for stealing
    other’s material will not report or research things on his own or only when someone else has done so.Ex: Rosa Koires’ The Green Mask UN Agenda 21.
    This stuff about he is the only one praying is sick,or that we want violence is sick also. Not interested in your opinion.Stop criticizing those that want their Country back.You are doing nothing to help.If you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen.
    Go do something else, you do a great disservice to those that foolishly believe you are good American or that you care.

  • FreedomLover

    Jon, you are so right!! Thank you for all of the great points that you made here!!! I was in DC yesterday for OAS & everyone was peaceful!! I’m very extremely disappointed that Glenn Beck told people not to participate!! I only found out about what he said as of last night!! The turn out was very poor, but I am still glad that I was there!!

  • workingamerican

    Glenn, do us all a favor,stop ….whatever it is that you call what you are doing.

  • workingamerican

    Glenn has admitted he is neither a journalist or a reporter.

  • FreedomLover

    Haha Jeff, voter “restriction” aren’t you the comedienne!! Voter ID is a must!! We do not need to have non citizens & dead people voting in our so~called “democratic” elections!!! If the elderly are able to get their SS checks they are able to get a voter ID!! If poor people can get their welfare, then they are able to get voter ID!! If the disabled can get their disability checks, they to are able to get a voter ID!! So how is it that the elderly & the poor will be disenfranchised again!?!?!

  • Aubryn

    I no longer have any respect for or trust in Glenn Beck. He is spreading disinformation that he knows to be untrue and then railing against the people he is lying about. I have turned him off.

  • Aubryn

    He is lying about it because he is not in charge. He has believed his own bs.

  • Todd A Scheller

    Anything that you support Victor, says all I need to know about it. It is kook and fringe movement of reactionaries.

    As to your ignorance of the Anwar Al-Aulaqi killing:
    1. Treason is the only crime defined in the Constitution.
    2. Due process means with out review of the courts for the taking of life, liberty or property.
    …a. Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, Civil Action No. 12-1192 (RMC).
    United States District Court, District of Columbia.April 4, 2014.
    …b. Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, Civil Action No. 10-1469 (JDB).United States District Court, District of Columbia.December 7, 2010.

    I.E. This has been before the courts TWICE, and Al-Aulaqi refused to present himself to argue his own case, and his father was found to lack standing.
    Your blog has a few problems with Facts as well:
    1. The Shirley Sherrod Video was released on The Bill O’Reilly Factor which airs at 8:00 PM, Beck’s show was on at 5:00 PM a full THREE HOURS earlier.
    2. It was Beck that questioned the Shirley Sherrod Video, and stated that it was deceitful editing prior to the NAACP releasing the full video, on his very next show. Beck, not Breitbart happened to be right in this case. “Context matters, we don’t have the full video, Breitbart is trying to get the full video.” Beck knew there was a problem in the hen house with this one.
    3. You have issues with your time lines here Victor.
    4. It was Bill O’Reilly, not Beck that had to apologize to Sherrod.

    5. You are still an ignorant fool.

  • Todd A Scheller

    Wow, so the attendance was way less than Beck’s 8/28 Rally. Wow, could that be from poor framing of the issue and arguments here?
    OAS asked you for help in writing their arguments, didn’t they?

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    I do not think he is lying I think he truly believes this movement is violent. I do not know what happen to the man. Do not get me wrong I am a pacifist threw and threw but to go off on the deep end like this when they were not even calling for blood something happen. I bet the GOP got to him in someway and this is the result or he is slowly changing to Progressive on his own but something is up. This is not the man I came to respect.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    I was wondering why this type of ranting sounded so familiar. It is the rantings of the RHINO Victor.

  • http://maximumwebpresence.com Traci

    Seems pretty obvious at this point where Beck stands and who he takes his orders from.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I am very disappointed, and I can not believe that you are so narrow-minded in regard to this.

    Call it Tea party, 9/12, American Spring or some other patriot group. These are all movements that spring (pun, yes) from the same thing – out of control government.

    The OAS originator may have voiced grandiose goals for attendance and action, but there were never any threats of violence. Specify direction was given to all to cooperate fully with all law enforcement. There are folks designated as security to police the group, such as disposing of an inappropriate sign,

    There are 2 pastors involved and today, there was a very nice prayer service at the Lincoln Memorial.

    Your last paragraph is basically the message from the pastors who spoke. No one has a monopoly on that message.

  • Anonymous

    There are folks that are saying that OAS failed because throngs did not appear. Granted, not millions…who really thought that would happen? Those who were there throughout the weekend were sincere, God, Constitution and nation-loving individuals.

    I’m rotten at estimating the size of crowds, but there were many, many folks, and from 20 states. This is from my own personal experience talking with folks, so there may have been others from different states. They were from RI, NY, NJ, PA, KY, TN, NC, SC, FL, IL, IN, TX, CO, AZ, CA, WI, MI, LA, NV and UT.

    Remember, if 5 Code Pink folks arrive at any place, there is a mad rush of media.
    Have a large gathering of conservatives & it’s crickets…

  • Anonymous

    God bless your Dad, Kathie. I was there through the weekend (I use a red scooter) and it was a great experience. (Captain Dot, Navy Nurse Corps, retired)

  • Todd A Scheller

    It might have something to do with the fake homosexual claim you made against Beck a few years ago, the one that your prior source never panned out for.

  • Susan Merrifield

    Jeff you don’t know what you are talking about. That is not the content of our hearts or minds. It would be wise for you to study what is happening in America.

  • Susan Merrifield

    They did get on their knees and pray, and praying America prayed with them.

  • Disco Obama

    I believe it was peaceful Glenn. Not well organized. They could have put more thought into the name. I don’t know why they claimed that 10 million would be there. I think that was loopy to say the least.

  • Anonymous

    “Not that there is anything wrong with being gay” (Episode of Seinfeld)

    Purv

  • Mike

    I used to be a devotee of Glenn. Lately, I have begun to wonder if someone or something hasn’t put the “fear of god” in him. Of course this is a euphemism since I think he is God fearing. I just mean that this lack of conviction and looking to be more a Gandhi than a Thomas Paine is not what made Glenn Beck. I honestly have this dread that he has been given the “or else” by the powers that be. Whomever that is.

    Now some may call this cowardice, perhaps it is in a fashion, yet, if any of us were confronted with a threat on ourselves or our family, it would or at least could have a very sobering effect. He is just a man in the end.

    Perhaps it is the dreaded Andy Warhol prediction for us all and our “15 minutes of fame”. Sometimes it just comes sooner than later.

  • Bonnie Somer

    GLENN I WAS THERE TOO BAD U HAVE NO IDEA WHAT U R SAYING. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY PATRIOTIC PEOPLE AND MORE NAVY SEALS AND MARINES DO U THINK THAT THEY R TERRORISTS? I MET PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO WANT WHAT U WANT MAYBE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF U DID UR HOMEWORK. THESE WERE PATRIOTS NOT TERRORISTS AND I RESENT UR INFERENCE WE R MARXIST OR ANYTHING BUT DECENT AMERICANS

  • Suzanne Price

    Glenn Beck with all of his investigative reporters has mis-reported on Operation American Spring. OAS has NOTHING to do with Capt Karl Konigs, Operation American Spring, Target Washington DC. Karl has never been in the militarty and has tryed to steal our peaceful movement.. Contact me Glenn Beck/Joe Kerry. I will put you in touch with the real man behind this movement. (peaceful movement) Susie Price (Mary Price) riteprices@hotmail.com

  • Suzanne Price

    If the Blaze wants to report the truth, contact the real people behind this movement. riteprices@hotmail.com

  • Todd A Scheller

    Way to go Victor, you edits are getting your comments removed, lol
    No deceitful one the TEA Party was not a reactionary movement, OWS which you participated was in REACTION to PERCEIVED abuse by the 1%. How long did OWS stay relevant? You are still REACTING to the action of the TEA Party. Who is the real REACTIONARY here Victor?
    Your own stupidity is amazing, you cannot even make valid points, and never could. Now you just keep repeating the same wrong stuff and acting like its new.

  • Todd A Scheller

    Victor, I know it is not real, as you NEVER provided the proof that you claimed you had. Why is it you keep claiming I am a FASCIST Prison Guard and never provide any proof of it? Hard to prove that which is not true to begin with.
    Figures of speech are not always Freudian Slips, so the real moron is you.
    Keep the edits coming though Victor. It is a great dispaly of your lack of intellect.

  • Todd A Scheller

    Maybe if you did not make so many edits after your posts it would not be so easy to prove how ignorant you really are.
    Where have I refuted science ? Come on Victor, provide the proof of your empty assertions.

  • Todd A Scheller

    Keep the deceitful edits coming there Victor.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing is changing. We don’t have anyone who is standing up for the American People. It maybe fun for the news media to report. Complaining about these issues does not change a thing. They are willing to make changes. Also E.T. Williams stated how Fox News and other conservative media black this out. The only thing any of us can do is cancel our subscriptions to Beck. I see that Liberal blogs are being put next to Glenn Beck’s blog regarding this issue. These are hard working Americans. Civil War is coming. No one is listening to us or them. We have a handful of Senators. I have always stated Libertarians are very close to the far left. Thanks Beck we are glad about how you really are NOT standing up for the American People. We can not depend on the Media. It will get reported once there is a shooting. Then you all be all over it. Please do not compare any of us or them to Karl Maxis. They are not Communists. They love their country. They want to keep our American Traditions. Not sure why you are in Texas? Might as well go back to the State of Washington.

  • Todd A Scheller

    So I take it you believe it?

  • Anonymous

    Hi Glenn,

    PLEASE invite Pastor Wiley Drake and Colonel Riley onto your show to allow them to explain their intentions. Their movement was, and is, COMPLETELY peaceful and prayerful. Both leaders are men of God.

    I am a fan of yours, Glenn, and I am sure you spoke with sincerity and good intentions, but you mis-characterized Operation American Spring. You, we and they are all on the same side, fighting prayerfully, peacefully and manfully for the same things. Why can’t an “American Spring” be different from all other “springs”?

    You said that you always want to “LEAD WITH YOUR MISTAKES.” I believe your negative talk about the American Spring was a mistake. Now please make it right. Turn an error into a boon for the peaceful patriots of America. Don’t divide us. Unite us. If there is error on either side, let’s talk about it together, correct it and go forward with greater resolve, greater understanding and greater unity.

    Please don’t let this stand. With all respect and appreciation for all you have done and continue to do for the liberty of America.

  • Anonymous

    WE NEED TO WIN THE WAR OF IDEAS OR WE WILL BE FORCED INTO A BLOODY VIOLENT ONE!
    HERE IS SOME AMMO SO GET IN THE FIGHT AND BECOME A KEYBOARD WARRIOR!
    Hey NSA & FBI investigate these songs! Listen carefully!
    https://soundcloud.com/user262008952/i-believe-in-the-constitution-3
    https://soundcloud.com/user262008952/bye-bye-american-pie
    https://soundcloud.com/user262008952/federal-agent-man-7
    https://soundcloud.com/user262008952/lifes-been-good-to-me-so-far_3

  • Anonymous

    Nobody I know is advocating violence, and if it comes to that, I want no part in it.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think he’s lying, I think he’s being deliberately misleading. This movement is no more violent than his recent Restoring Hope, Honor and Courage rallies and is a peaceful movement that didn’t spring from the mind of Beck.

  • Anonymous

    Give me liberty or give me death. Hello?

  • Anonymous

    I find it insulting when Glenn lectures everyone about history, as if he’s the smartest in the room. Talk about arrogant elitism.

  • Anonymous

    Is Glenn a coward?

  • Anonymous

    And in case you didn’t know Glenn; MLK, Gandhi and Malcom X, men you look up to as heroes, were all murdered by governments.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll bet those who fought in the American Revolution prayed also.

  • Anonymous

    That’s an ignorant comment.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t even read what you wrote – your ignorance is like a dead skunk.

  • Jeff Wayne

    Glenn has gone lukewarm in recent past. He no longer has the fire that is necessary to carry his own name and he should be ashamed of himself. OAS was intended to be a peaceful movement, no violence was ever implied or planned. If Glenn was still Glenn he would have done a bit of research on OAS when it first came to light, yet he waits until AFTER it has started and proceeds to make a mockery of it on TheBlaze by calling it a dismal failure. If people like Glenn would get behind a peaceful movement such as this and promote it, maybe, just maybe, it wouldn’t be labeled a dismal failure today.

  • Regina

    When you click on OAS that’s highlighted in blue it takes you to the wrong page. Ret. Col. Riley is the head of OAS & Overpasses for America is a HUGE part. Get your facts straight Glenn. Col. Riley has appt.’s set uo all week w/congress after submitting articles of impeachment. How is that so violent?? Very disappointed in your reporting. What happened to you???

  • Zeke

    Glenn Beck has been bought!

  • Bob Kirchman
  • Scott Edwards

    Jon, I too am losing faith in Mr. Beck’s message…The more and more I listen his message is getting very close to the lefts. I started feeling this with the Bundy ranch standoff, when he called Bundy a racist, Mr. Bundy is nothing more than a rancher, probably never had very little formal education and he was not been groomed by PR people…His life has been that ranch.

    Members and Administrators for Overpasses for America are there in D,C, and any violence would be against the message they have been spreading, they just posted this message to FaceBook.

    >Overpasses For America 25 mins ago·

    This is going VIRAL from one of our members still in Washington D.C. This is a VERY beautiful moment of one of many down in D.C. I really wish I was
    still there but alas this momma had small ones to come home to. Spread
    this around! Patriots keep your heads up and stop being negative.
    That’s what the liberal media wants to do to us! We have a GREAT network of Patriots and we will do what we can to keep freedom and the
    Constitution alive! From one of our members:

    Ernie Shaw From OAS.
    I got a little story to tell you all.

    As my companions and I were leaving the mall today, we noticed a police
    officer sitting in his cruiser. We said hello in passing and proceeded
    to load up our vehicle. We were approached by the officer. He asked
    if he could speak to us. At which point he told us that 99.9% of every
    officer in DC is in full support of our movement and what it stands for.

    He also told us, in a worst case scenario, if they were ever asked
    to fire on American Patriots, they would throw their badges down and
    join us. The sincerity in this mans voice was unmistakable. We spoke for 45 minutes. What an awesome experience.<

    I wish all at OAS good luck and hope all stays peaceful, I also wish I could be there in D.C. with them. The Rolling Thunder group will be joining them this weekend.

    As far as Mr. Beck, he has lost my support…When you get caught up in a names or labels and start spreading the liberal lies, then you are part of the problem not the solution.

  • Kevin H Fox

    Glenn has fallen to fame and self promotion, spending most of his time plugging hi own organizations while criticizing those that protest without his involvement.

  • Jeff

    Glenn Beck needs to be taken off he air, the guy does nothing for
    change, he is for the establishment and status quo, he wants to protect
    the millions he has made, I can’t believe a man like that who made all
    that money because of preaching Freedom is so afraid to really have it
    or pursue it, or demand it. He is a turncoat.

  • Jeff

    I pray for violence.

  • Jeff

    Glenn Beck, The Blaze is a state run outfit and are all cia SHILLS, they do nothing but what the state tells them to do and say.

  • Jeff

    Start unsubscribing to Glenn Beck’s channel and stop listening to him, his viewership is plummeting.

  • Jeff

    Glenn Beck has made to much money to be violent, he is not hungry enough as most Americans are. He really has lost touch with his 10 body guards and his many homes and bank accounts. Time to get rid of this shill, he is nothing but a liberal left fascist idiot.

  • Jeff

    I think Glenn Beck says it all when he says, “We turned our guns on you before, and We’ll do it again” does this mean you are talking for the government Glenn Beck? We have an evil tyrannical corrupt government stealing everything and ruining all prosperity of the people. Time to take them DOWN!

  • dan3333333333

    Operation American Spring was never to call people to violence, why are you lying Glen Beck?

  • Jeff

    Glenn Beck is a lying shill. He has ex FBI agents all over his operation. He is a fool and needs to answer to the people once we rid ourselves of this evil federal govt. and evil federal reserve banking system.

  • Jeff

    Any of these people like Glenn Beck that is calling for bootlicking your way to freedom do NOT want or desire freedom. It will come at a cost, and violence is the only way that it will happen in our life time. If we wait around for this govt to have walking talking shooting robots we will never be free, the time is NOW!

  • Audrey Rumsey

    You are WRONG GLEN !!! OAS IS A PEACEFUL GROUP just like Restoring Honor. I happen to be best friends with the Public Relations Officer of OAS and she is a Blue Star Mother; a Gold Star Mother Presenter; Patriot Guard Rider; 2nd Amendment Rally and Overpasses For America Host (holding sign in the thumbnail, next to me) a co-host, with me, for RESTORING COURAGE and many other selfless activities,…(all funded by ourselves)
    If you want a PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION YOU GOT IT…SO GET WITH IT!!
    The DC Police have approached the security team and told them they are in total support of the movement and have been assisting them and if it good enough for them….YOU NEED TO GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE, YOU HAVE BECOME WHAT YOU HATE..KNOCK IT OFF!!!

  • Kegan

    Glenn you are wrong, I know a couple of the people personally who are at this event, and none of them are calling for violence, it is a peaceful rally in DC calling for the impeachment of several members of government both Republican and Democrat. They delivered Articles of Impeachment a couple weeks ago to Congress.

  • Anonymous
  • Barry Pullen

    prayer is the only way to solve any problem. america need’s to cry out to GOD through repentance and believing in his word his word only not our way but GOD’S way. sure the devil would like nothing better than to see blood spilled on our nation’s capitol but america must pray obey and believe GOD’S word for us to be blessed with peace and a stronger nation under GOD. amen !

  • Russell Mac Culloch

    IT’S VERY SIMPLE, IF YOU DISLIKE GLEN BECK STOP SUPPORTING HIM AND HE WILL LOOSE HIS JOB AND GO AWAY LIKE PIERCE MORON……

  • Tristan Chris Heiss

    OF COURSE YOU DONT.. YOUR ONE OF THE 97% WE DIDN’T NEED DURING THE REVOLUTION EITHER.. STAY HOME AND HIDE WHO CARES..JUST DON’T GET IN OUR WAY. VIOLENT MEN NEED TO BE VIOLENTLY REMOVED SOMETIMES THATS WHAT IT TAKES. PANSIES NEED NOT APPLY.

  • Cwarr1492

    It’s important that American Veterans choose words to engage Gov. Veterans have been called by this Admin, “domestic terrorists”. The public still has faith in the military. Don’t allow the Gov. An excuses to turn on the military. I think that’s what the VA debacle hopes to do.

  • Jdcsa usayy

    What the hell is Glenn Beck talking about? History is full of peaceful mass protest that forced dramatic changes in society and governments. A few examples are: recently the Ukraine street protests, Solidarity Union in Poland, the Velvet
    Revolution in Czechoslovakia, the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the Suffragette movement, the movement for Prohibition, and Glenn’s favorites the Civil Rights movement, and Gandhi’s movement for Indian independence, and on and on.

    History is full of examples where mass peaceful protests made huge changes
    in governments and societies, some almost immediately some took longer but
    drastic changes. All of these happened without creating a general anarchy.

    It isn’t that Beck thought that OAS was a bad idea; he openly tried to sabotage it with his unfair criticisms and fear mongering.

    His attempt to say his own protest, the “9/12 project,” was somehow fundamentally different is really lame.

    Beck, whose side are you on?

  • Ruffinasea

    Glenn, you are barking mad…

  • Me

    Occupy was peaceful. Look what they did to them.

  • Isabelle Cochran

    Glenn, faith without works is dead. You should know this. BTW,these people are peaceful,not violent. You talk about praying as if it is the only solution. If you’re a Christian like you claim then you know that God will not solve our problems by Himself. You need to wake up and realize that we are not going to win our country back just with prayer. You have shown no evidence to support that anyone has called for violence. Put up or shut up!!

  • Kenny Thompson

    I was in Washington with OAS for the first week of the mission. I saw ZERO evidence of violence. I did however see our nation lifted up in prayer several times each day. Mr. Beck you are obviously a coward or a sell out neither of these things is acceptable. You have determined your place in our history. I also saw the local police come to the group and tell us 99.9 percent of the police were 100% behind the movement. We were also told the CIA, FBI and homeland security called with like comments. If we stand against them the whole thing will blow up in their faces because not even their own people will stand with them. Rise up America! Only hit those knees for God- not another man!

  • Kenny Thompson

    He doesn’t want to lose any of his followers (cash cow) to another group who is actually doing something.

  • Sentinel

    Of course the numbers are low, and for obvious and bad reasons, but wow is Beck and Co. wrong on everything about OAS.

  • Matthew

    well said Scott! I have come to view Glenn Beck with great disdain.
    Glenn, your views have crept to the left more and more. I no longer trust a word that come out of your mouth. At one time I had respect for you, but that is no more. You have become nothing more then a rabble-rouser and a pot-stirrer looking for a paycheck. I will say this Glenn, if you are not WITH us, then you are AGAINST us… so stay out of the way, because the America you so purport to Love isn’t what she used to be and I for one will stand up for her and see her shine as a beacon once more. And once the dust settles, you should follow Piers Morgan out the damned door.

  • Mike Trotter

    Hey Glenn, people are cancelling their subscriptions. You talk a good talk and I think, not sure, but it seems to me you said we need someone to stand up and take a stand. When someone does, this is how you treat them?

    We knew that what we did was not going to get any of the no goods out of Washington. What we intended on doing was letting them know we were fed up. Just like the majority of us did in the Tea Party demonstrations.

    “Change peoples hearts” huh? Can you imagine our founding fathers talking that crap? Glad they weren’t cowards with the kind of thinking you have. Yes Glenn Beck, you broke my heart, you are a coward.

  • Mike Trotter

    Thats bull crackers.

  • Larry Malone

    Glenn, you are a FAKE patriot, you have know Idea about OAS. I Was there for the 1st 5 days, and there were NO issues, the Police were told to ignore us, but they broke protocol, and blocked traffic for our marches to the White House, they gave us high fives, and thumbs up, with many saying “get that sob out of here”. This was, is, and will always be a non-violent operation, and you should be totally ashamed of yourself. But the good news is, you are losing a bunch of people who use to believe your message. I hope you fall far, and fast.

  • Jack Martin

    I just got back from D.C. and the brave Godly Americans at Camp Liberty. I am a pastor who studied Mormanism in Seminary for the cult that it is. Joseph Smith was a diviner in New York, who lied and said he could read greek, only to be exposed in court. He died in a jail in Missoui and not as some form of religious persecution. Brigham Young and his group killed regular civilians whens settling in Utah. I have tried to work the unity thing despiste what I know of Mormanism. But light has no fellowship with darkness. I saw the heart of the patriots in D.C. Christians, with at least two pastors there through all of it. I am a pastor for the last 32 years. There are young and old brave Godly Americans there who have sacriiced to go and address the clear and present danger to our nation both spiitually, morally, and phyically. Perhaps Glenn is more concerned with no group being large than his restore Honor rally. How did that Rally go in changing America Glenn? I am currently a chaplain for our 912 group, but t be honest after this I am very close to resigning that all because of what Glenn has said about those who are brave enough to be part of Operation American Spring. Glenn Beck you are now acting as the accuser of the brethern.

  • Jack Martin

    Perhaps the NSA found something on Mr. Beck and now he plays on their team.

  • Jack Martin

    I think he is lying. He made some claim that a picture he showed of empty chairs was OAS when it was clear it was from another event. He made NO effort to clear that up. If Obama had a lying brother he would look like Glenn.

  • Marcia Keck

    You really messed up this time Glenn. I was at Operation American Spring with my daughter and I met no one with any intentions of violence. Just amazing God loving Patriots! There were a wide range of conservative/libertarian folks, which is exactly what we need is to come together with a common goal. I thought that’s what you were going to do Glenn. You know a lot of us are on our knees praying for our country, and if we feel compelled to stand up for our God given freedoms, then I will be following God’s will, not yours. Perhaps you should get down on your knees and find out if it is God’s will for you to discourage those of us who actually know the danger we are in and have the courage to put on the full armor and get out there, because we are few. I am heartbroken, because we so depended on you for the truth, which is so hard to find now, and you have let us down.

  • http://www.oas2014.com ACoffey

    Glenn this is how violent we are. I am a member of Operation American Spring (OAS) and have spent many hours praying on The Mall, one on one, with and for members of OAS and Rolling Thunder.
    I have seen lives transformed on the Washington D.C. Mall and believe, other than accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, the marriage to my beautiful bride and the birth of my two children, that the experiences on the Mall have been the most meaningful of my life (I am a 15 year Army veteran).

    I wittnessed a young black teenager confront members of our group, labeling us as Racist, then come back day after day listening to our message and ended up joining our ranks, saying; “I want my friends and family to join in this movement as well”. At the end of the day today in front of the Air and Space museum, I offered him the megaphone and he said to me with a trembling lip; “I have never spoke to a group like this before”. I told him it would be ok and reassured him he was among friends. He, as well as anyone in OAS, outlined the problems with Government today; “They don’t care about us…” Thank you Melvin!!!

    Call COL Riley Mr. Beck, you have his number. I believe you have it all wrong; Operation American Spring is about mass and getting 30 million American’s to wake up from their stupor and to give a damn. We knew that day one we would not have 30 million but believe that as time goes on and our message of accountability from our elected leaders will resonate with Americans and that they well respond. I tell our members at our rally site before protesting at the Capitol and White House; “that we first need to change our hearts before we can expect change out of our elected leaders”, and I paraphrase Matthew 7:5, “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. People are responding to our message, and I believe in the end we will have a great spiritual awaking in this country like never before. This is what a Spiritualy and Consitutionaly armed movement looks like.

  • http://www.oas2014.com ACoffey
  • http://kool-computers.com/USAPatriot/ DMChoreographer

    Exactly, you nailed it. When his movement marched on DC and he got all elated it was because HIS words were the ones people wanted to hear. He still gleans riches from selling his books and selling advertising to the clan he so dearly is beholdin to. I remember him talking about doomsday scenarios and building a compound complete with bunkers for his biggest shareholders.

  • Anonymous

    Consider Saturday’s Silent March against the actions NOT taken in Benghazi, not returning Beau Bergdhal home from a Pakistani Prison for 3 yrs, Not seeking Amnesty for the Marine, who took a wrong turn leaving a CA VA Clinic and was arrested in Mexico. The hundreds of protesters first prayed on the Mall, then silently walked to DC where they turned their backs and silently still, stood for 40 minutes with their backs to the white house.
    After 40 minutes of this “Peaceful Protest” the marchers returned to the mall without a sound, but having spoken more loudly than if they’d used Bull Horns.
    Disclaimer: My ability to post under my user name was cut off on the Blaze in April, with a moderator telling me it was a “Hiccup” by email. I can’t even read the comments, my crime was posting links to the OAS web sites.
    Now the Metro and Park Police are very friendly to our faithful few who are remaining with a daily protest march to the white house, and prayers, and who use Camp Liberty on the Mall to pass out Pocket Constitutions and educate about the Constitution. As an answer to that daily prayer, the new permit for Camp Liberty near the Air and Space Museum was given free of charge by the Park Police due to it’s educational use.

  • Anonymous

    My friend if you were at Operation American Spring in DC, which is ongoing until the prayers and protests are called off by God, this happens daily. At the Prayer and Praise Service at the Lincoln Memorial on the 18th, all capable of it knelt to pray and commit or re-commit their own lives to God before going forth for any other activities. Last Sunday’s Service was much smaller #s because the people had to hike in for 3 mile due to Roaring Thunder’s Arrival but again the people stopped and prayed for God’s guidance and leadership. Each day Our Spiritual Leaders start the days activities in prayer for Spiritual Awakening in America. Saturday we had 5,000 Pastor’s gathered in DC for this cause. Go to Pastor Bland’s Site “United Saints of America” to find the videos. Our #s now are small but we’re getting ready to keep the remnant in DC while spreading this message in all states. God is guiding this movement not man, this is why hearts are changing in DC and the devil’s minions are working so hard to discredit and disillusion.

  • Anonymous

    The Constitution lays out the proper line of succession when someone is removed from office, We’re asking for Restoration of the Constitution, not anarchy.

  • Anonymous

    God Bless Kathie, I pray daily for your family and all of OAS, when you step out for God, the devil fights hard, That’s why many in my state were unable to make it. Especially financil problems taking away the funding.

  • Anonymous

    God Bles Capt Dot for your service before and again. (Physically incapable of travel, helping in other ways.)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much, Areminder. God bless you also.

  • Matheus Grunt

    It is completely legit for patriotic citizens to overthrow a destructive government with our arms of course and being organized in doing so. Not just the feds, but all 3 levels, local and state also. It’s really the right & duty of all Americans (those who wish to be warriors for freedom anyway) to overthrow destructive government, period. That’s the cold hard truth that many want to ignore. The Declaration clearly states this. Overthrowing a legitimate, constitutionally obedient government would NOT be something to support, no. But we do not have that. We have such a destructive govt & system today on all levels and in all branches (including the unlawful Fed. Reserve/UN here also) that encourages people to think America is a democracy & that kind of crap is is treason to advocate & teach. According to the Constitution we’re not a democracy but a Representative Republic, which is supposed to be GUARANTEED by Law to the states of this union. A protest or anything peaceful as so many ill-minded patriots talk about is not the answer to this tyrannical system. The sooner we stop believing that, the better.

    United States Constitution Article 4, Section 4
    Section 4 – Republican form of government guaranteed. Each State to be protected.
    “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union, a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened), against domestic violence.”

  • Matheus Grunt

    “Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience and are left to the common refuge, which God hath provided for all men, against force and violence.”
    John Locke, 2nd Treatise on Government

  • Matheus Grunt

    Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28
    “If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpation’s of the national rulers may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single State, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.”

  • Matheus Grunt

    “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [i.e., securing inherent and inalienable rights, with powers derived from the consent of the governed], it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

    Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776. ME 1:29, Papers 1:315

  • Matheus Grunt

    “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.”

    Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1861

  • Matheus Grunt

    The Battle of Athens, TN, 1946 IS the answer to our problems. That was when the 2nd Amendment was utilized to OVERTHROW that local govt including the Sheriff’s dept there due to the level of tyranny going on for some time, who they had to go against in battle to do so, to restore the rule of law.

    The Battle of Athens: Restoring the Rule of Law – YouTube

  • Matheus Grunt

    In short, Mr. Beck is a bought & paid for idiot who doesn’t want the patriots/citizens to think about justified revolution/rebellion/resistance which means violence will occur. Violence while not the 1st method of preferred resistance usually becomes the ONLY answer against a police state & tyrannical govt that is clearly not on the side of the Constitution. Since Mr. Beck has promoted the Battle of Athens previously on live TV, which I mention below, I truly believe he was told to not bring up that sort of thing again since there are alot of folks who listen to him. If y’all notice too, alot of people love it when speakers talk about “peaceful” revolution and resistance this and that. It’s all good and dandy, it sounds sweet actually. But, the reality of the situation doesn’t warrant us being submissive & obedient like we continue to be in our compliance with tyrannical statutes/codes in the states as well as with unlawful statutes on the federal level. IF we continue on this path of compliance with tyranny, and in fear of losing our possessions and things, then we WILL become even more lost to the Constitution and freedom. This Republic is mostly lost now but it can be restored, IF we’re willing to fight back & sacrifice. If anyone thinks a so called peaceful solution is going to solve anything, you better just stay at home. The government doesn’t represent us & it is doing even worse crap than King George III was doing up & through the time of the early years in the Revolutionary War. So think about that.

  • Matheus Grunt

    Lastly, the 2nd Amendment is exactly what we need to do in order to defeat this domestic army of civilian agencies who are outfitted like a para-military & who do things daily against the Constitution & also against this destructive govt/system. It goes hand in hand with us working to overthrow a destructive govt. Period. It’s all about us being armed well and trained in our weapons & also organizing so we can fight back against the government to make sure we secure a free govt for us again. Whether it’s on the local levels or on all levels, which it will have to be, it doesn’t matter, the 2nd Amendment is a very powerful law & it protects our rights to rebel. So the next time you hear someone say they support the 2nd Amendment, ask them if they really understand what it means to support it. I fear alot do not.

  • Larry W. Rush

    Ditto…
    Yes, i have noticed that he has been glorifying himself about events that he has been to, and famous speakers he has had conversations with, yes he has been on a conceded trip, here lately. I have all-so stopped listening to his rants, after his way off base description of Overpasses For America…

  • Larry W. Rush

    Chain of command…

  • Larry W. Rush

    “Glenn Beck” Before judging the group “Overpasses For America” Why don’t you go to one of their protests, and go incognito like real journalists use to do. So you can get down to the truth’s of the matter. The group “Overpasses For America” are made up of “Hard Working Americans” who value the constitution and what it stands for, also they value family, church and freedom. Take 4 hours out of your day and go sit at some bridges and visit with some real Americans who love this country and what it stands for. Until then, as Christ once said,
    John 8:7 (KJV)
    7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.