Who doesn't love a little German philosophy first thing in the morning? Add a cup o' joe, and you're off to a humdinger of day.
During an interview with representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn prefaced a question with a quote from Immanuel Kant.
"I read a quote from Immanuel Kant, a philosopher from the Age of Enlightenment," Glenn said. "And he said at one point, 'There are many things that I believe that I shall never say. But I shall never say the things that I do not believe.'"
Following the interview, Glenn said, "We have to stand by our principles. We have to. And even we have wavered this week on, 'What's right for the country?' It's standing by your principles."
Evidently, Glenn's co-hosts share a love for philosophizing.
"It makes me think of Immanuel Kant. 'To be is to do.' That's my favorite Immanuel Kant quote. 'To be is to do.' That's what I think we should tell those guys who are struggling," Jeffy said.
"So you Googled Immanuel Kant, did you?" Pat asked.
"Nice job," Stu chimed in.
That made the perfect segue to tout firearms.
"For personal protection, you want a gun that will stop any threat dead in its tracks. Why would you use a Derringer shotgun? Because sawed off shotguns are illegal. I mean, I'm just saying," Glenn said on behalf of Bond Arms.
"Obviously," Pat noted.
"But it feels good. And, really, all of our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. And there's nothing higher than reason," Stu added.
That sounds reasonable.
"We were just saying that," Jeffy said.
"Jeffy and I were just talking about that when we were going over Immanuel Kant quotes," Stu confirmed.
The enlightenment continued after the break, but it's unclear if it came from Kant or Yoda.
"Darkness has made so much ground in the last ten years," Glenn said.
"I thought the same thing when I heard him say, 'I had therefore to remove knowledge in order to make room for belief,'" Pat reflected. "That hit me the same way."
"Shut up," Glenn said.