When we refuse to allow our children to receive a trophy for participation, we are on the road to restoring the meaning of merit in our Republic. When we insist that no one is too big to fail, we will be able to learn from our mistakes, and when we demand that we are self-reliant, we will ensure that others can rely on us, not the government.
Those are three interesting qualifiers. I suppose the first one is debatable and poorly chosen as an indicator of the loss of "merit in our Republic." Some people say the over-emphasis on competition in schools is damaging to the vast majority who don't end up as "winners." But overall, I don't think this is a major indicator of anything.
The second idea, that "we insist that no one is too big to fail," seems consistent with all the Beck attacks on the President. This could be another veiled threat, rousing people to resist the President to the point of bringing about his downfall.
The third idea about self reliance is again encouraging resistance rather than cooperation. The divisive nature of Glenn Beck's suggestions do real damage in my opinion. His messianic pretentions, all the while calling Obama "The One" and other mocking and derogatory epithets, is a fascinating show of salesmanship, which is exactly what this is all about.
All of the above will culminate in The Plan, a book that will provide specific policies, principles and, most importantly, action steps that each of us can take to play a role in this Refounding.
"Refounding?" Can you get more divisive than that? What's your opinion? If Beck cared about the country, don't you think he'd use his pulpit to preach cooperation and support of the duly-elected President and work from within that framework for change? Or do you think the concept of overthrowing the oppressive government as Thomas Jefferson understood it is relevant today?
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.