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Go read the original sources.

Woman asks the question:

Glenn Beck, what can we do as lay people to have a voice in the curriculum of history in our schools, starting with elementary school but certainly when you get to American History?

Claudia Nelson asks:
As president of MomsForAmerica.com, I’m trying to fight the indoctrination of our children. What is the number one way to go about that?

Glenn Beck:
Home School. Are you a homeschooler? What was nuts 25 years ago is essential today.

The best thing you can do is try to convince your school to go to original sources, because once you go to original sources, there’s no thing.

Oh really, really? Tell me about these men

(here Beck points to pictures of Samuel Adams, George Washington, and Ben Franklin, icons for virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity)

I just want to have their own words taught in school – what’s your argument against that?

Oh, there’s no context.

No, their own words will provide the context.

That’s what needs to happen. I’ll tell you, I have sat with a group of college students at a private university that only teaches original sources – these kids are off the charts smart. They can think in ways that I’ve never met other Americans that think this way. It is incredible, because they read these original sources and then say “Okay, well what does that really mean” instead of having a professor or a textbook say “Now, this is what it REALLY MEANS”.

April 2, 2010   2 Comments

The story of America.

The story of America is really one of self-reliance and optimism, and profound faith. Not only in the context of religious freedom, but also in the unprecedented faith in the ability of human beings to control their own destiny.

And while the spirit of personal responsibility was extraordinarily strong with our founders, great patriots like Thomas Paine, he argued for redistribution of wealth right off the bat. Alexander Hamilton, he wanted a central bank. Well, they wound up losing those battles but there were plenty who kept can on fighting.

The Constitution kept those dogs at bay for better part of 200 years. But, eventually, those seeking a different path than the ones the founders settled on realized the only way to really defeat the Constitution was for the people to stop reading it. Progressives realized victory required changing history. To defeat them, we have to correct that.

Glenn Beck Show, 1/22/2010

February 25, 2010   No Comments

Why do bad things happen?

One of the most frequent questions when it comes to people’s faith is Why do bad things happen to good people? Well, the simple answer is because our Creator isn’t a Nanny…Unfortunately, most of our politicians believe they’re smarter than He is.

Glenn Beck, Arguing with Idiots, ADD Moment, page 165

November 13, 2009   No Comments