A fiery Glenn Beck asserted Wednesday that the “fundamental transformation” of America has already occurred, and it is “time to forget the United States of America that you know.”
“If this is what is [I am] required to pledge allegiance to, I am no longer a citizen of this country,” Beck said. “If I am required to pledge allegiance to that, I proudly declare now for my grandchildren’s ears, I am not a part of [it].”
Beck was referring to then-candidate Barack Obama’s pledge that “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America” with his election.
“If they say, you’re an American citizen, and that means we can spy on our own people without a court order … against the Constitution. We can kill babies, abort babies. We can arrest journalists who are trying to leak information to make sure the American people know what’s going on. We can kill our own citizens without trial because the government has decided that the president can just sign an execution order … We can leave our own people behind in Benghazi and then blame it on somebody else. Throw his butt in prison, then lie about it. Get caught and say, ‘what difference does it make,’ I am not a part of that,” Beck said.
Beck was also outraged that the United States has slipped to 46th in an a worldwide ranking of press freedom, according to the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index.
“Think of that,” Beck said. “[Forty-five] countries are ahead of the country that says, ‘article one, amendment one, freedom of press…’ There is only protection in the light. They can do anything to you, if they can silence you.”
Beck also said he wants no part of a country that will “data mine” its children with programs like Common Core, or prop up the Muslim Brotherhood over Israel.
“I will proudly be a citizen in a respects and lives and protects the Constitution of the United States of America,” Beck said. “But [we] are no longer that country … I didn’t leave my country; my country left me … I’m right where I’ve always been. And where the country used to be. Ruled by the Constitution.”
But Beck said he is inspired because he isn’t alone in his beliefs, and “courage is contagious.”
“When I was at [Fox News], our monthly footprint was 30 million,” he explained. “I was excited last year when we hit a footprint of … 30 million people a month … I got the report this week — 50 million Americans. That’s a very good thing.”
Beck said his goal over the next 18 months is to have a footprint of 100 million people.
“We have a chance to change things,” he told his audience. “We have to unite. We have to start talking about [principles], not politics … People are for freedom of press. Are you for scooping people up at night? No! Doesn’t matter what party. Are you for arresting journalists who are trying to expose corruption in the government? No. Nope. Are you for drones killing citizens without trial? Nope. Those are the things you have to stand for.”
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