Thursday, July 02, 2009

Winston Churchill. Martin Luther King Jr. Frederick Douglass. Glenn Beck?

The Pride of Mount Vernon
Over at the Evergreen Freedom Foundation's Liberty Live blog they have an animated bar at the top with quotes related to liberty, democracy, etc. You've got your MLK Jr., Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Adam Smith, and a couple of others.

You've also got the EFF hosting a big fundraising event when they bring Glenn Beck to town this September.

On one hand, Frederick Douglas: "If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters."

On the other, Glenn Beck: "Cindy Sheehan is a tragedy slut."

On one hand, Martin Luther King Jr.: "I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."

On the other, Glenn Beck: "And when I see a 9-11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, "Oh shut up!" I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining."

On one hand, Winston Churchill: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."

On the other, Glenn Beck (talking about the San Diego wildfires of 2007): "I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today."

Then there's the newest video, where a guest on Glenn's show says that he hopes Osama Bin Laden nukes America, and Glenn doesn't seem to disagree:

But it's OK, because he loves America and freedom. Or something.

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