Welcome - Fusion Magazine, March 2010

Photo Courtesy of George LangeHello America,

With 2010 under way, it's time to fully embrace my new approach to, well, just about everything, especially the way I talk about the big problems facing our country. The last two years have been like a national sucker punch —bailouts, handouts, rising unemployment, creepy politicians, even creepier banking executives and a virtual collapse of the entire economy. Considering that, it makes sense we've spent these last two years in a state of shock, wondering how things got so bad so fast. But it's now time to move on. Enough with admiring the problem! It's like every weekend in the spring and summer when you look out at your yard and think to yourself, "Didn't I just mow the lawn last week…how did it grow again so quickly?" Stare all you want and wonder while you eat your cereal—eventually, you know you're gonna have to face the problem and get mowing.

2010 is the time for offering solutions and moving forward aggressively. There's no more time to waste. Essentially, you have a choice to make and it shakes down like this: You're either with James Madison or Karl Marx. It's time to pick a team. Of course, I'm not saying that there isn't room for a greater diversity of opinions, but I am saying that Madison and Marx are the two ideologies—right now—fighting for control of your country. Both are revolutionary, but one is more in the "muskets, freedom, good guys winning" vein, whereas the other is more "crazy-bearded, no individual rights, everybody speaks Russian." I think you know which is which.

Most importantly, you can't just take a pinch of Madison and a dash of Marx and try to come up with your own recipe. Washington is a big fan of this approach. They like to get you thinking that it's "progressive" to be open-minded about political thought and ideologies, and all that ends up doing is diluting your passion and distracting you from their real agenda. The political "pick and choose" approach just won't work—these two ideas are diametrically opposed to each other.

Right now as you're reading these very words, your country is being run by those who've chosen the Marxist approach. It's impossible to argue otherwise. You've heard me talk about President Obama back when he was Professor Obama and teaching the beliefs of Saul Alinsky, the author of Rules for Radicals. Alinsky wanted to take from the haves and give to the have-nots (he got to decide who was whom), and said, "The ends justify almost any means," and "[success] or failure is determinant of ethics." Funny, I've always thought that ethics and decency is where we started our discussion in and about America? But to guys like the morally bankrupt Alinski, and those who taught and follow his teachings, they're a mere after thought. That's Marx, not Madison, and that isn't me and I know it isn't you either.

Washington refuses to have this debate over the future of our country out in the open. They refuse to de- fend their "Madison or Marx" choice or be accountable for that decision to we the people. Not me. I proudly choose Madison. I choose liberty, individual rights and personal responsibility. In the coming months, I'll be talking about three more essential cornerstones in the foundation of my American Revival: The ideas of Faith, Hope and Charity. You won't find mention of those in any of Karl Marx's teachings, but they lie in the soul of Madison and inspire our desire to stop merely thinking about the problems facing America and start implementing the solutions.

Madison or Marx? I've made my decision, and it's time to make yours. Let's get to work.

 


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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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