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The libertarian manifesto Glenn Beck has been reading


On the Glenn Beck radio program this morning, Beck referenced the fact that those who are successful at providing valuable goods and services and thus creating wealth are going to be increasingly lectured and regulated by politicians as the greed/envy class warfare message amplifies.

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To that end, he brought up a "libertarian manifesto" he has been reading recently by frequent guest Matt Kibbe of Freedomworks, which can serve as an antidote.

The book, entitled "Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff," which Glenn describes as "a libertarian manifesto" enamored Beck in its simple but all-encompassing message:

"Just don't hurt people and don't take their stuff. That's what life should be. Just leave people alone. Don't hurt people, don't take their stuff. Period. Everything that you do should be with those two thoughts in mind. Does it hurt somebody else? Am I hurting people? Then I should probably stop doing it. You should -- you have enough self-respect and self-regulation..."

Glenn extended this argument to Common Core, where he noted that children are receiving assignments that stress the opposite of these classical Liberal principles, focusing on wealth redistribution and statism as opposed to the ideas espoused by free-market economists and libertarian political philosophers like Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith and Walter Williams.

Kibbe's book, slated for release on April 1, 2014, is billed as "a rational yet deeply felt argument supporting the individual against the oppression of the collective."

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