GB: Two Year Anniversary Review

Glenn Beck began his show on Fox the day before Obama’s Inauguration.  Neither he nor anyone on his staff thought they’d be around more than 18-months…

Video:  GB: Two Year Anniversary Review

Can Man Rule Himself

–> The only debate that matters: The American Experiment –   Can Man Rule Himself?  <–

Video: Beck on the American Experiment

Why was the American experiment called an experiment? Because it never had been tried before. What had never been tried? Man ruling themselves.

Before the founding of America, no system of government had been established that allowed people to successfully rule themselves. Glenn said, “[The Founders] came up with a system that they thought could be the answer.  Can man rule himself?  They said yes.  Now, after that they had to create a system so man could rule himself.  But it required not only a good, brilliant system, it also required good, brilliant people and people to remain engaged and people to remain good.  When they say America was not built for an uneducated or not virtuous people, that’s what they mean.”

In the past, either the church or the king always ruled the serfs, or the common man. All the land was explored and in most cases owned by some lord. But in America, there was vast uncharted territory that was removed from the rest of the civilized world. Glenn said, “A man could go out in the woods and make his own way and people could gather around and they would start a little town.  And they realized, we can do this.”

Glenn said that George Whitfield was another key part of the creation of the American experiment. “He was telling people was you should have a personal relationship with God.  That was different.  The power structure was saying come to me, the priest or the cleric or whoever, come to me; I will tell you what God says and what God says is the king is good.”

“The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the Declaration of Independence was to say man should rule himself.  The Constitution was put in as, okay, if you follow these things, you might have enough time to be able to really rule yourself.  But just follow these things,” Glenn said.

“Enlightenment. Reason and God. Reject the trappings of everything else.  Listen to God speak to you. Couple it with reason. If God’s like, you should have Snickers every day.  That’s probably not God. That’s not reasonable.  Reason and God.  Leads you to education because you cannot be a less than virtuous person or a dummy and rule yourself.  Which leads to empowerment of standing up and saying, okay, I got it, I have the situation, I know who I am, I know what I’m capable of, I know history.  I’m a smart person and I’m going to do it.  Which leads immediately to creation, which is E4, entrepreneurship.”

“Creation.  All thought is creative.  Remember that.  That is the system of our founders.  I believe that’s the system of God.”

Glenn said that the current educational system, which more and more seem to be run by Marxists and progressives, are churning out students who aren’t capable of creative thought. “Look at those studies.  They cannot reason.  They get out of school and they can’t separate fact from fiction.  Opinion and emotion, from truth.  There’s no reason being taught,” Glenn said.

Can man rule himself? Stu believes the answer is yes.

“An enlightened, educated, empowered, entrepreneurial man can rule himself.  We have to become those people.  We have to make sure that we’re people.  And when we are, we can.  And it’s exactly what the founders said,” Stu thought.

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Related:  Notes from Dr. Charles Krauthammer’s Speech to the Center for the American Experiment – June 2009

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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