Hillary Clinton held her first big presidential rally in New York City over the weekend. Her supporters gathered on Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park for the event, and the location tied directly into the content of the speech. While Hillary embraced the progressive freedoms that defined FDR’s presidency as an example of government’s power to help the people, Glenn explained the real effect “freedom from want” can have on a people.
"You know, President Roosevelt's four freedoms are a testament to our nation's unmatched aspirations and a reminder of our unfinished work at home and abroad. His legacy lifted up a nation and inspired presidents who followed," Hillary said during the speech.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton officially launches her presidential campaign at a rally on June 13, 2015 in New York City. The Democratic hopeful addressed supporters at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
"No," Glenn corrected. "It's called the Great Depression here in the United States. It's only called the depression worldwide. Because it lasted longer here because of the progressive policies of Franklin Roosevelt."
"The four freedoms take us and reverse the Constitution. It makes it from a charter of negative liberties to a charter of positive liberties. The things the government must do. And that, by the way, is exactly the charter of positive liberties that you would find enshrined in the communist constitution of the former Soviet Union," Glenn said.
"[The Four Freedoms were] FDR's way of completely reversing the Constitution. He said, you have the freedom of speech. The freedom of worship. The freedom from fear. And the freedom from want. The last two don't exist. You cannot have freedom from fear," Glenn said.
"It would be nice if none of us were afraid. But no government couldn't make it so that you're not afraid. Because if they're big enough to make you not afraid of anything, they're big enough to make you afraid of something, usually them," Glenn said.
"Freedom from want. There will always be the poor among us. How do you get rid of the freedom from want? In the nicest utopian society, the Pilgrims tried to do this - it ended in cannibalism. The Pilgrims tried to share. They tried to live the Gospel principles. It cannot be done by man alone. It must be done by God. And the Pilgrims came over and they tried to do it. It didn't work. They gave up. Because what the Pilgrims found out was, there was even in such a morally steadfast group as the Pilgrims, once everybody put their stuff in a pile and took according to their needs, once that happened, they realized there are people in society that it just won't work. So the whole thing fell apart. The same thing was tried down in Virginia. In Jamestown. The Indians actually fenced those guys in and said you're a disease. They were so screwed up. But they started with this idea that we're all going to share. We'll take according to our needs. So they tried the socialist thing. It ended in cannibalism," Glenn continued.
"Freedom from want doesn't work. Freedom from fear will make you afraid of the government. And then freedom of worship. That's not what we have. We have freedom of religion. Not freedom of worship. There is a difference. Beyond that, the last freedom is freedom of speech. We don't have that anymore. Because you can't say what's really on your mind because of political correctness," he concluded.
Watch Glenn's reaction below: