Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine
In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction what they believe within themselves. They understand that all actions have consequences. And they find commonsense solutions to the nation’s problems.
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Glen Beck does an excellent job of helping the american people recognize what those uneasy feelings are about the way things are being run in Washington. This is a book every single American ought to read. It's simple to read it's easy to understand and it rings truth loud and clear.
It's not just the political class who has mastered the art of deception. There are other potentially deadly masters who will seek to exploit your frustration and sense of desp...more
I am a little reticent to write a review of this book. Once you start discussing politics, things can become heated. By way of disclaimer, I am likely what Mr. Beck calls a "Progressive" in his book. I do believe the founders of our country were great men. I think they did the best they could with the Constitution. But that does not mean that I think those men and that document are inerrant. I think this has been amply demonstrated: slavery, women's suffrage, and the civil rights movement. I str...more
In his version of Common Sense, he illucidates areas in which our government has usurped our liberties in the name of "the common good." Both political parties have so mismanaged taxpayer dollars for their massive, was ...more
He does a great job categorizing all the different topics and setting a standard by which to act in politics. I saw a lot of comments on sites like amazon that stated it was "lacking in any sense" but I would definitely disagree.
Many other posts on amazon stated that it was basically a rehash of Glenn Becks "religious beliefs", well I'm a dyed in the wool card carrying athei ...more
1) Writing - Having been subjected to more than enough Beck thanks to my Dad's addiction to Fox News, I can say that he writes EXACTLY the way he talks (capital letters included!). While this style obviously appeals to the masses, and I thought it was hip to do so in elementary school, I no l ...more
The book was a much better read than Arguing With Idiots (i.e. shorter) and in much the same vein, is a 120ish rant about governmental overspend. I don't think people totally disagree with the risk of debt, but I guess its about priorities.
I suspect the most effort Beck put into this book was the insidious tacti ...more
Though "the cause of America is in great measure the cause of mankind," we still want our easy life, our comfort, our TV our NFL. Wake up, it is almost too late to reclaim our American dream. Hegel, Marx and the ...more
I simply cannot give this book a higher recommendation. It is short, simple and easy to understand and its only 6 bucks at Costco. Not only is this a MUST READ, ...more
Those who think Glenn Beck's views encourage violence clearly never got past his "Note from the Author" where he bluntly states: "I lay out several o ...more
Curiously, except the heated style, Beck's text has almost nothing in common with Paine's. Paine sketches ...more
Some of you will be familiar with Mr. Beck from his radio program and commentary program on FOX News Channel. If you are, then the subject matter of this book will be no surprise to you. This is a forum where Glenn can not only state his positions, but lay o ...more
This book, inspired by Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" is a call to action...for American's to no longer sit idly by and let us be lied to by those in the government. We are to take responsibility for what is happening to our country.
It's not at all about religion, but some of my quotes are...
"So why is religion so important to the proper functioning of a democra ...more
I'll throw it 3 stars & leave you with my favorite passage.
"The Progressives view the Constitution as a living organism that evolves with time and changes depending on circumstances. Both the Progressives and the Founding Fathers view the Constitution as a set of handcuffs- but the difference is that our Founders believed that it was the power of ...more
Personally I think that this next election cycle we need to clean house and vote out all incumbents. It is time for a fresh start and to get back on track and start following the Constitution again.
Please read th ...more
Glenn Beck piggybacks on a famous pamphlet ( Common Sense by Thomas Paine) in order to inspire like minded folks to action. This book is part of his successful 9/12 project and details 9 principles and 12 values and further reading that Beck feels would put America "back on course." (p.110)
Beck's book is intended to be a primer for those new to politics. For those of us who have been paying at ...more
Glen Beck recites a litany of examples that he says show that government, our economy and our society have broken faith with prior generations. This helps explain why the average tea partygoer is older than the average American and why they are so agitated.
When Mr. Beck moves on to diagnose the problem, he lays the blame unequivocally at the feet of progressivism - from Teddy Roosevelt t ...more
I was surprised to find that the first 107 pages of the book are Beck's writings and his analysis of conditions in our country today. The last 54 pa ...more
That being said, I highly recommend it if you live in America. I carry a card for one of the big two parties, but I haven't used it in some time. I've been discontent with the direction America is headed in for awhile now, but the recent overs ...more