Tonight on the Glenn Beck Program, Glenn went over two infamous cases of out of control government and the second amendment: Ruby Ridge and Waco, TX. In the first half of the show, he educated viewers on the history of each event and how they were connected, and in the second half he spoke with Chuck Hustmyre and Tim Lynch to put the events in context and how they related to America today.
While Glenn was not advocating for the beliefs of the Branch Davidian's in Waco, TX or the Weaver family at Ruby Ridge, he did point out that both cases involved people with fringe beliefs and weak gun charges. And as Glenn pointed out, fringe beliefs depend on personal perspective. Would it be hard for Tea Party and 9-12 members to be considered "gun nuts" with fringe beliefs today, much like those groups just a few decades ago? That's why Glenn spent a show dedicated to two seemingly minor modern historical events: there are lessons to be learned and applied to the current political climate.
"Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it," Glenn said. "Avoidable tragedies like the siege at Ruby Ridge and the raid at Waco and even the Oklahoma City bombing are not the kind of history we want to repeat."
"If I can ask you to pray on something it is this: Jesus, Gandhi, and MLK. Those guys all won. Peaceful."
"Get to know your local sheriff, get to know your neighbors, and find attorneys that can represent you. Know that there are big attorneys out there that would love to have cases like this and make sure the Second Amendment always stands."
Below, Glenn goes over the history of Ruby Ridge:
And then, Waco, TX: