PostHeaderIcon Glenn Beck & The Citizen’s Militia

Glenn Beck has been speaking disparagingly of Citizen Militias of late and incorrectly equating them with Timothy McVeigh. I posted the following on his 9/12 Project website recently:

Glenn needs to stop demonizing the “Militia.” I am an old man and don’t own a single item of camo or attend any meetings; but I consider myself a militia member. By that, I mean that as a veteran sworn to protect and defend our Constitution, against all enemies foreign and domestic, if duty calls again I will turn out and fall in with my Patriot brethren to battle the forces of tyranny. That is what the Citizens’ Militia really is, and we can’t help that a few angry wannabe warriors and/or skinheads give the term a bad connotation.

Glenn champions the 2nd Amendment, and seems to agree that we must never allow the government to disarm us. Well, what does that mean? Is it just hollow rhetoric, or do we mean it when we say it? If we mean it, then why in the world is it somehow unacceptable for anyone to make contingency plans for what we will do if they try? He just said on the radio that they will be working toward disarming us and demonizing us over these murder sprees until the sheeple beg them to disarm us. Does he think we can “talk” them out of their agenda?

Perhaps we can; but the only way I can think of is to make it damn clear that any attempt to do so will result in civil war. He seems to think that anyone who considers themselves a member of the militia actually wants a revolution; I vehemently disagree. Nothing would please me more than to be left alone by these Progressive fools to live my life as I choose to live it. I don’t want to fight them, I just want them to get the hell out of my life. They can have their rotting cities full of useless ghetto dwelling barbarians mired in their victimhood; just stay out of Flyover Country and allow us to live our lives our way without their incessant meddling.

Sooner or later we are going to have to draw a line in the sand, and have a contingency plan for what we are going to do if these rabid Progressives cross it. By my lights, if we ever passively allow them to disarm us, it will be too late to do anything else. A few months ago, I wrote a very provocative essay entitled, “Gun Collecting Can Be Treason.” Read it if you have the time, ponder what our reaction should be, and tell me if I am a “crazy militia type” as Glenn keeps calling some very loyal Patriots.

Many of us have understood for years what he is just awakening to – regarding our founding principles and what the Progressives have been doing for the past hundred years to undermine them – and are thinking ahead and planning for something we hope beyond hope never comes. We welcome Glenn to the party, and I have nothing but admiration for him in his efforts to awaken more Americans; but it is time for him to stop throwing honorable vigilant Patriots, who are way ahead of him, under the bus. â—„Daveâ–º

2 Responses to “Glenn Beck & The Citizen’s Militia”

  • Sharon Rondeau says:

    I agree with what you said about Glenn Beck. He seems to be a true patriot in many ways; then he says something which is completely misleading. He did a great job covering the tea party at The Alamo yesterday, but he aired two segments on why the FEMA camps don’t exist when he did not investigation himself to verify his claim. The only evidence he presented was second-hand, from a left-wing reporter for Popular Mechanics!

    I have seen a pattern with him of saying something which is true and informing to the public. Then he either contradicts himself or backtracks the next day. Is it just to keep people watching? I’m not sure if he is more fluff than constitutionalist. He has been mentioning the Constitution a lot lately, but then he does something such as what you have documented above about the citizens’ militias. He’s not doing proper investigative reporting; he’s only reporting what someone else thinks about it.

    I think Rupert Murdoch is controlling everything on the Fox News Channel. They used to do very good, in-depth reporting, or so I thought. That was when GWB was president. Now that Obama is in, they gloss over lots of important events and information. The only reason the tea parties were covered is that Murdoch knew that the other cable news outlets were doing minimal or no coverage on them and that their ratings would rise if they were there. Otherwise, they would have ignored them the same way they have ignored the eligibility issue.

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