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It's heartening to to see that Beck is learning. I like that he admits he was a 'dope.'

Beck now calls himself a libertarian unfortunately, even if understandably.

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Beck now calls himself a libertarian unfortunately, even if understandably.

Does it seem to anyone else that Beck is the most honest opinion maker out there? I havent watched him everyday, but the impression I get is that he is willing to honestly approach reality and question his own assumptions if necessary. Beck is a rising star and Dr. Brook has his respect, which can only mean good things for the ARI!

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Beck now calls himself a libertarian unfortunately, even if understandably.

Does it seem to anyone else that Beck is the most honest opinion maker out there? I havent watched him everyday, but the impression I get is that he is willing to honestly approach reality and question his own assumptions if necessary. Beck is a rising star and Dr. Brook has his respect, which can only mean good things for the ARI!

I've watched him fairly consistently (I DVR him). And he definitely is the best of the FOX talk shows. At least he understands what principles are, unlike O'Reilly whose favorite statement seems to be "I don't think we can understand this (or predict the future) until we see what happens," and Hannity who has difficulty separating his religious beliefs from his politics.

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A comment at YouTube, replying to some pretentious ninny of a socialist:

"in a truly free society, rich people commonly become bankrupt. The more you have the more risk. Inherintences are lost quickly. That used to be the norm before government inteference in the economy.

If you compare economics to monopoly you need help.

If you think Obama will provide opportunities for the poor you are gravely mistaken. Look at the opportunities provided by every socialist country ever. The poor die by the million.

Obama's ideas kill people popular or not."

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Bill, I have had a few discussions with what I think were socialist on youtube before and I have found that they become vrey angry when you destroy their ideas. I speculate that when you crush this person's ideas that they will soon resort to attcking you with name calling and other studpid attempts at discrediting you and your statements. At this point I ususally just pulverize them into the ground by showing their true lack of knowledge and leave them there with their ideas in a million non-integrated pieces.

Back to the subject, I like Glenn Beck the most of all the TV news talk shows. I do not enjoy watching O'Reilly nor Hannity that much as they seem to be unprincipled and contradictory.

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Prefaced by an overload of folksy talk, Glenn Beck comes out in favor of Individual Rights, and interviews Harry Binswanger:

From http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/05/05/beck_rights :

FOX News Blogs » FOX Forum » Glenn Beck

May 5th, 2009 1:03 PM Eastern

GLENN BECK: It’s Time to Stand Up for INDIVIDUAL Rights!

... ... These days there’s too much talk about “the collective,” as though the rights that the Founding Fathers guaranteed us were done so to Americans as a group. That wasn’t the case then, and it sure as heck ain’t the case now (no matter how flowery a speech President Obama makes to get you to think differently). Your rights as an American are individual rights. We may all share the same rights as American citizens, but those rights apply to you specifically and individually. I feel like I need to keep saying that word so it stays in the front of your and everybody’s mind—individual, individual, individual! When the 2nd Amendment says that you have a right to bear arms, it means you, right there, sitting in front of your computer—YOU have the right to own a gun. YOU there in the green shirt eating M&Ms…YOU have the right to free speech. ...

I recently spoke with Harry Binswanger from the Ayn Rand Institute. We got to talking about the national shift we’re feeling from the power of the individual to working for the collective good–as defined by the government—and here’s what he thought would be necessary to change that:

HARRY BINSWANGER: You need a philosophical revolution. That’s why I’m in philosophy. I want to teach the principles of individual rights and egoism.

GLENN BECK: You know, I was just talking about this…how neither party is standing up for the individual and individual rights. Neither side.

HARRY BINSWANGER: You’re absolutely right.

GLENN BECK: Nobody is teaching this. That’s the biggest problem we have.

HARRY BINSWANGER: That is. Yes. Ayn Rand was a big–the biggest advocate–of individualism. That’s what made this country great. All the other countries are collectivists - the group, the royal court, the tribe. Those are the people to whom you owe your life, and you’re just the serf. But in America, you’re born free.

GLENN BECK: Yes. But not anymore -

HARRY BINSWANGER: Well, that was the idea.

I disagree with Harry in only one way—not only was that the idea, it still is the idea. I’m a big fan of Ayn Rand and I think there’s a lot that can be learned from her writings. Too many of our leaders are preaching a “what’s best for the state” message, and it’s got to stop. ... Individuals can decide to do things together. Actually, we have a great tradition of that in the country, started by guys like Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin…

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To Paul and Bill...

Thanks so much for the internet video and text links... I don't have any cable television, and so computer access everything.

Take Care,

Greg

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Beck is doing an amazing job.

Yes, the voice he is giving to Objectivist intellectuals for guidance on these important issues is a way of injecting rationality into mass media far sooner than I ever thought possible. Who knows what the movement will look like in 10 years? It provides personal solace to me that there is sanity left in the world.

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I got an email from the ARI saying he was supposed to be on yesterday (the 11th) but I can't find any video. Anyone know where to find it?

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I got an email from the ARI saying he was supposed to be on yesterday (the 11th) but I can't find any video. Anyone know where to find it?

I saw him on the show yesterday. I don't know of a recording right now.

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I got an email from the ARI saying he was supposed to be on yesterday (the 11th) but I can't find any video. Anyone know where to find it?

I found

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I got an email from the ARI saying he was supposed to be on yesterday (the 11th) but I can't find any video. Anyone know where to find it?

I found

.

Thank you.

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