Common Sense by Glen Beck

Glenn Beck's Common Sense
by Glenn Beck – Publisher – Pocket Books - 2009
In 1776, Tom Paine published Common Sense -- the case for revolution made with logical, straightforward, indisputable arguments. "Today," says TV and radio sensation Glenn Beck, "we find ourselves back in 1776 -- but this time our path forward isn't so clear-cut." That's why he wrote Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine -- an incisive indictment of the abuses being perpetrated by our government, and a clear path back to sane democratic rule.

Beck examines how Barack Obama and other hard leftists, in their mad quest to reshape and redefine America, have put us on the path to national suicide. He shows how money has become the real opiate of the masses -- laying bare how not only liberal but also conservative political elites have purchased the silence and subservience of all too many American citizens by means of our national debt, and how the U.S. Tax Code has become the political weapon of choice for venal politicians (and there is no shortage of those). He also skewers the perks and privileges of today's political class, cures the cancer of progressivism, and thoughtfully considers the question of whether the sun is rising or setting upon America.
Beck concludes with nine truly life-changing principles, along with twelve key values, that he calls the 9/12 Project: maxims and ideals to live by that have been forgotten by many Americans today -- including the simple and unqualified proposition that "America is good," and that "I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life
A ringing call to the restoration of American greatness:
Our governing elites today: robbing us blind while turning our children against the principles and values that we cherish through indoctrination disguised as education
How the power of the political elites is out of control -- and why the only way honest citizens can rein in that power now is to change the rules of the game
Why a revolution is needed in America today -- but one that can be fought with the weapons of genuine republican government
How many among the Washington elites understand that truly honest debates about the state of our nation today will pull back the curtain on the scam they've been perpetrating -- and so they do everything they can to quash such debates
How neither our homes nor even our own bodies are secure any longer from government intrusion and the whims of the state
Why we must take away the ability of Congress to bribe or punish companies by using the tax code
The ridiculous price of "feel-good" environmental policies: the supposedly environmentally-friendly light bulbs that Congress has now required us to use in our homes -- light bulbs so poisonous that the EPA has drawn up special guidelines for what to do if one of them breaks
Why saying that socialism is better than capitalism is essentially saying that it is better to be fed -- and led -- by the state than to be free
The election of Barack Obama: how we didn't vote to change the very nature of the Republic, we only voted to change Washington's culture of corruption
George Washington: how America is experiencing today exactly the troubles and temptations that he warned us about
Why it is important to know the difference between a democracy and a republic, and to remember that the United States was founded as a republic
The great discovery Americans made on September 12, 2001 -- that we must recapture now
How our politicians have committed future generations of Americans to pay a combined $99.2 trillion just for our unfunded Social Security and Medicare obligations
The pervasive movement that requires Americans to sever our ties to our Founding and to follow an ever- evolving social gospel instead
How campaign finance laws have helped the two dominant parties -- and numerous corrupt politicians -- become entrenched in power
The 2008 election: not a real choice between candidates with differing political philosophies, but a choice between two Progressives
The key principles that the Founding Fathers understood -- and that many Americans today try very hard to forget
Why neither major political party today is focused on finding solutions to the real problems that beset America
How this is a fight of Us verses Them -- with Us comprising those who believe in liberty as it is described in the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence
Why so many Americans are losing all trust in government -- and how elected officials can regain that trust
Government debt: why it is not only bad economic policy but also morally unacceptable
The bubble around our elected representatives that makes it hard for them to understand what life is really like across America
The subtle change Barack Obama has made in the AmeriCorps program that essentially destroys its spirit
Why, as Americans, we must stop telling ourselves that we can't do it and that our best days are behind us
What could happen if we fail to speak up and speak out against the madness that afflicts Washington and the nation at large
Eight questions you can ask your neighbors to awaken them to the grave threat our Republic faces today
Plus: the full texts of Thomas Paine's world-shaking Common Sense
If you believe that it's time to put principles above parties, character above campaign promises and genuine common sense above all, then don't remain neutral! Says Beck: "The American Republic will not be swept into the dustbin of history if good men come forward now." Take up Glenn Beck's Common Sense and stand with him to make that most simple, most powerful, and most American of demands: Don't tread on me.


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