“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Friday, May 28, 2010

Glenn Beck's Public Service

Glenn Beck performed a true public service on his program last night.

In one of his periodic history lesson episodes, Beck drew close comparisons between the radically progressive administrations of Wilson, FDR and Wonderboy.

It ws quite scary. Mostly for the amount of raw, illegal and unconstitutional actions performed by Wilson and FDR in the name of some greater good.

For example, Wilson ruthlessly persecuted Germans and used a board of media titans to mold and manipulate public opinion to support his entry of the US into WWI, in direct contradiction to his stance during the election campaign.

FDR directed then-Senator Hugo Black to issue and enforce overly-broad, illegal subpoenas against citizens suspected of intrigue against the US. When Black objected on constitutional grounds, FDR cited a 'higher purpose' and "greater good," insisting Black collaborate. Which he did.

Beck's valuable service is to remind us of what overtly unconstitutional acts prior presidents, both extreme Progressives, like Wonderboy, have taken in the name of so-called, unspecified "greater good." Ends justifying the means.

As he later remarked on O'Reilly's program yesterday evening, Beck and his staff probably provide more evidence for their contentions than any other cable or network news or opinion program.

Whether anti-German acts in WWI, illegal restrictions on German and Italian citizens before WWII, or our current president's troubling call for change, including an unconstitutional healthcare bill, it's important to know that it can and has already happened here.

Progressives are determined to modify the Constitution to their liking, or simply ignore it. We realize this too late at our own peril.

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