Again, I have to show my appreciation for the Barack Obama. About a year ago, I vividly recall watching Glenn Beck on CNN and thinking, “This guy should be bigger than Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly. It’s a shame he’s stuck at CNN. Beck, tonight’s keynote speaker, has been around for several years – but his sudden rise to fame, I believe, can be attributed not just to his move to Fox News, but to the past year’s newfound uprising against the Obama Administration’s overreaching big government. Beck has found his niche, and he was in his element tonight.
As CPAC closes, let me leave you with some of Beck’s notable words:
Progressivism is the cancer, and it is eating our Constitution. It was designed to eat our Constitution, to progress PAST the Constitution.
What’s the difference between a communist or socialist and a progressive? Revolution or evolution? One requires a gun and the other eats away slowly.
And some Republicans are promoting ideas that represent this cancer. This is big government, a socialist utopia, and we need to address it as if it is a cancer. You don’t cure cancer by just getting rid of a bit of it – you must eradicate it.
It’s not enough just to “not suck” as much as the other side.
I believe in redemption, but the first step to redemption is admitting you have a problem. And I haven’t heard any Republicans admitting they have a problem. I haven’t seen that “come to Jesus” moment. I haven’t heard anyone say they’re sorry – all I’ve heard is, “we need a big tent, we need a bigger tent”… what is this, a circus?
One party will tax and spend, the other party won’t tax but will spend. It’s BOTH parties.
40% say they’re conservative. 36% say they’re moderates. 20% say they’re liberals. How are the liberals make 76% obliterated? How is this? The 20% put on a good show. They know how to package. Forget about the packaging, and look what’s actually in the package. What does conservative mean? To me, it’s personal responsibility. We have a right to fail. We have a right to grow. Without failure, there is no sweetness is success.
It’s the right to pursue happiness, not guarantee happiness. And if you happen to find success along the way on the road to happiness, conservatives believe you shouldn’t be penalized for it. We have a right to pursue happiness. What we don’t have a right to is healthcare, housing, or hand-outs.
When you give up your right to struggle, you’re giving more of your freedom away. We’re pricing ourselves out of the American dream.
I couldn’t afford to go to college. My education was free – I educated myself, and I’m proud of that. When did it become a bad thing?
This administration doesn’t create jobs – the American people create jobs. Small businessmen are the ones on the front line trying to save jobs. When you’re in a small business, you feel it when you have to let “Sally” go. Those are the people who are truly struggling, and nobody even feels it anymore.
Really, the only job of government is to protect us from bad guys. And right now, the American government looks as us as though the American people are the bad guys.
There is no cap on success. There seems to be a cap on a sort of willingness to achieve success. All men are created equal, but all men will not end up equal.
Our future is not cast in stone – it does not have to be this way. It will be that way if we choose to believe that. I choose not to believe that.
This is as bad as I want it to get, but if we don’t stand up now and recognize it, it’s going to get much, much, worse.
The whole speech, as long as it is, is worth watching. I’ll post video soon.
So that’s it from Washington. Now, back to the fight…