How do you combat the deteriorating foundation of American society?
"On September 11th I made a promise to you, my radio audience. I said, have no fear. No outside force will defeat us. We will only defeat ourself. Well, how do you do that? If you're going to make a building implode, you have to take out the foundation. Well, what are the foundation? What are the foundations? What is the cornerstones? We've been concentrating on the Constitution. But have we concentrated on the individual and the power of the individual? It is the individual that is being replaced by the collective," Glenn said on radio this morning.
"It is the dreamer that is being snuffed out through regulation, a stopping of the pioneer. The courageous are being cornered by political correctness and bullies," Glenn said.
Glenn got a little nostalgic, remembering the time when kids could run around without constant parental supervisions and fear.
"Do you remember what real freedom was like even when we were kids? Where you could - our parents let us play outside. We would be gone all Saturday. We'd get up in the crack of dawn, we'd race to do our chores. "Come on, Mom!" "Finish your chores." And you'd finally finish and then you'd be gone. And all she'd say as the screen door would slap on the front of the porch, you would hear her call out, 'Be home for dinner!' Where's that freedom?"
Glenn said that even though we kiled Osama bin Laden, we did not stop Al Queda. We did not eliminate the possibility of an Islamic caliphate. Instead, groups like the Muslim Brotherhood are still able to wield tremendous influence by manipulating the youth, using Facebook and Twitter to engineer revolutions rather than suicide bombers.
"So I ask you, what are we?"
"We're individuals. We're pioneers. We're dreamers. We're courageous. We're charitable. We're fair minded. We're people of God. We're people of faith," he said.
"Stop with the collective salvation. Because collective salvation ends in collective damnation. This is an individual process. This is for you. You to either do or do not. I choose to do. So we have to, as individuals, make sure we are all these things."
"We need some big ideas. We need some big dreamers. We need some big people."