GLENN: Are you going to be the person that was freaking out like all of us were on September 11th, or are you going to be the person that you were on September 12th. If you choose to be the September 12th person, there are things that you can do, and I just want you to ponder these things. We'll send these out in our newsletter today, but here they are as I see them, and I will expand on them in the coming days and I will help you do these things after the new year, but you have to decide whether or not you are going to be a part of the solution or part of the problem.
So the first thing you have to do is become informed on socialism and communism and fascism, and the free market, Americanism. Who are we? Become informed on the Constitution. That is really just mind bleeding, boring stuff, I know. But I will help you do it in the coming months, I will. And I'll try to make it as entertaining as I possibly can, and I'm trying to work on some things that we can send out to you in the newsletter and everything else, and I've got a few ideas that I think will really help you, and it will be homework but isn't our country worth it? Aren't our children worth doing a little homework?
The first thing you could do, please, is get the 5,000 Year Leap. Over my book or anything else, get the 5,000 Year Leap. You can probably find it in the book section of GlennBeck.com, but read that. It is the principle. It is so easy to read. It's the book Ronald Reagan wanted taught in high schools and Ted Kennedy stopped it from happening. That should tell you all you need to know. It is so easy to understand. When you read these principles, your mouth will fall open. You'll read it and you'll be -- the scales will fall off your eyes on who we are. Please, number one thing: Inform yourself about who we are and what the other systems are all about. 5,000 Year Leap is the first part of that. Because it will help you understand American free enterprise. You'll be able to defend it. You'll be able to know what makes it possible for 6% of humanity living under our free economy to produce 1/2 of the Earth's developed wealth every single year. That's staggering! What is it? It's the virtues and the principles that our founders believed in, that took us and pushed us and made us -- allowed us to take a 5,000 year leap from the dark into the sunshine. We should know why collectivism is wrong. We should know why federal supervision is going to hold our standard of living down. It will reduce our productivity, just as it has in every single country where it has ever been tried. We should know why communist leaders of the past considered socialism the high road to communism. We should know the words of the old communist leaders that said "We don't need to fight a war. We can push them into socialism and once we have them into socialism, communism is next." We should see and read the actual words of the early 20th century American Progressives and see the roots.
How many times have you asked yourself, how did this happen to us, how did we get here? Well, I began asking myself that three years ago when I started doing my homework, and I know. And because I know, I know it can be stopped! It's not a mystery! Read Jonah Goldberg's book Liberal Fascism. Those two things.
Then you need to reconnect with God if you haven't already. Even the very elect are going to be deceived. We need to reunite with God and listen to his promptings. We need to be so clear inside that we're just, we turn our lives over to whatever you want. "Just help me, tell me where to stand and I'll stand there. I don't care. It's not about me. I'll do the hard things. You got it. I'll do it." Be George Washington. George Washington didn't want to serve. Serve. Serve. Know that God's plan is always one where you have the choice. That's the whole thing with God. He allows you to make the choice. So if we get our rights from God and we're trying to do things like he would want us to do, we should have a government that allows you to have as much freedom as possible. The American public should be able to choose on their own. Anybody who's trying to limit your choices, that is not the system. Reconnect with the values of God and listen to the promptings of the spirit. Get involved with your church, then stand guard in your own community. The small scale, think small. Don't think big. Think small. Get involved in your school, in your churches. Do not sit down. Do not take a seat in the back of the bus. Sit at the counter. Risk peacefully, risk. Make a commitment over the next couple of weeks that you will be a September 12th, you will stand while everyone else is afraid to because it takes one. I again preface and put in the middle and put at the end peace, peace, peace. If anything is leading you to pick up a gun or grab a bag of fertilizer, you are a problem. That is not the solution.
Then -- and this one's hard for us because we've been trained not to do this now. Help those people who have been deceived or misinformed find the truth. That's why I've been saying for the last couple of months, your word must be unwavering. People must be able to trust you. Let your word be your bond. Never pass around these stupid e-mails that always come in because most of them are wrong. Do your own research. Do your own homework. Know what the truth is. And only spread the truth because there's going to be a lot of half truths that are spoken and you've got to know who to count on. Let people be able to count on your word. Don't make the mistakes -- and again this is hard because this is not what we're being trained to do. Don't make the mistake of calling people who disagree with you un-American. They are not un-American. They just disagree with what America should look like. You reeducate them on what our country means, what it has meant. What our founders really, truly said. The 5,000 Year Leap is a treasure trove of quotes. It's unbelievable. The Real George Washington, the Real Thomas Jefferson, the Real Ben Franklin, those three books as well, you'll find them on my website. A treasure trove of stuff that will boggle your mind that it hasn't been printed in a textbook. Let those words speak for you. Let people see what it really is. Don't call them anti-American because it only polarizes us more. Some people have just been duped. Some people just don't know. Most people just hadn't heard that. Really? That can't be true. Yes, it is. So help them. Don't waste time on those who are dead set. Know exactly what they are doing because there are some Progressives that really do want to have a socialist system. Well, that's fine. They are not un-American. They just view America a different way, and we are on opposing sides. If you are part of a political party, you do everything you can. You make sure that that party is preserving freedom and preserving what you know to be true in the Constitution. Make that dedication of becoming a September 12th person and I will help you do it next year.