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Glenn Beck at the Villages

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by AA27Rutger, Nov 21, 2009.

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  1. AA27Rutger

    AA27Rutger TS Member

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    We went to see Glenn Beck at the Villages today. He was inspiring to say the least. From what I could see which was not all, I guestimate there were 300,000 people there and they were well motivated. I believe Glenn is our last best hope of restoring our constitution. Ron Rutger
     
  2. GunDr

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    Glenn Beck has something big coming up this next week. Haven't heard anymore than that.

    I'm thinking of going to see his Christmas special.
     
  3. shot410ga

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    Does anybody here live at the villages?
     
  4. Joe Potosky

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    Beck unveils his plan to save America at Villages rally

    By JESSICA SHUMAKER, DAILY SUN

    THE VILLAGES — Of all the places and mediums to unveil a plan for Americans to take back their government, Fox News personality and author Glenn Beck selected a rally in The Villages to do so.

    A crowd of more than 25,000 Villages residents and guests from far-flung locales streamed into Lake Sumter Landing Market Square on Saturday afternoon to hear Beck speak of his “100-year plan for America” for the first time ever. They packed the Square and beyond to hear the plan Beck had been promising to reveal for weeks.

    His plan is to create a series of seven conventions to be held in geographic regions throughout the United States, where attendees can be educated on topics like history, finance and community organizing.

    The first will be March 27 in Orlando at the arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida.

    Additionally, Beck invited the crowd to meet Aug. 28 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to present the group’s platform to the country’s leaders. He suggested the unified effort would get the attention of the country’s two political parties. Or if it didn’t, then a third party should be considered, he said.

    “They will know this group has teeth,” Beck told the crowd. “They will come to us or we will blow by them with our own people.”

    Beck, dressed in a button-down, blue-and-white striped shirt and blue jeans, said the country is in need of a new leader and change because the status quo isn’t working.

    During his 45-minute address, he hit heavily on topics of fiscal responsibility, and expressed concerns about projected deficits in the federal government and the impact on future generations and monetizing debt.

    “We must live within our means,” he said. “We must change our lifestyle, because our lifestyle is unsustainable.”

    Don Hahnfeldt, who serves as president of the Villages Homeowners Association, believes the message will hit home for many of the community’s 75,000-plus residents.

    “We love America and we want to take it back,” Hahnfeldt said.

    Selecting The Villages for this major announcement came as no surprise to Hahnfeldt.

    “This is the new heartland. Glenn Beck knows it,” he said.

    Beck also spoke out against political corruption on both sides of the aisle, and said the blame lies with both the Democrats and Republicans.

    “We’re at a tipping point right now. You need to wake up your neighbors,” he said. “This cannot last forever. The corruption is getting worse.”

    Throughout the message, Beck used a running analogy of America as the Titanic — a sinking ship, with the American people as the passengers.

    “It’s time for us to build the lifeboats because the ship is sinking,” he said. “… The passengers and the ideas of the Constitution matter.”

    Beck said that even though this is a large problem, the ship can be repaired. And that’s where he sees his “100-year plan for America” coming in to unify Americans and right the ship.

    “We are standing shoulder to shoulder together,” he said. “We together will lead.”

    Although his message was a rallying call, he said he isn’t planning to run for political office. During the message, he emphasized that he and members of the audience are on the same level.

    As for what attendees of the event can work on now, he advised them to first gather together, prepare to be leaders and set an example for their peers by getting out of debt. He also encouraged them to take an honest inventory of their personal and spiritual lives.

    “I promise you if you choose to do the hard things, next year at this time, you will change the course of history,” he said.

    The speech solicited multiple rounds of clapping and cheering, and in some mentions of politicians, boos. Supporters wore T-shirts with political messages and waved homemade signs.
     
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