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“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ― Milton Friedman

The Original Argument

on July 20, 2011

I finally bought the book, co-authored by Glenn Beck, The Original Argument.

We forget that the great experiment, which is our country, and the new government it formed had to be “sold” to the people back then, some weren’t so sure about it.  So, today we need to re-convince people that it is a good idea, which should be easier because we have the history of it succeeding behind us.  However, now we have an updated version of the Federalist Papers in this new book to help us also.  I am looking forward to reading it and sharing the ideas with anyone who comes to my little blog.


8 responses to “The Original Argument

  1. Z-man says:

    The man really cranks out the books. I find him a little deeper than Bill O'Reilly and his schtick.

  2. Matt says:

    I'll have to check that out.

  3. Beth says:

    Z-man, he co-wrote the book, the intro gives the explanation for how the book actually came to fruition.Glenn Beck did start his own publishing company, wise move IMHO.

  4. Beth says:

    The book starts with trying to explain to people why it is best to keep the Union together rather than the 13 states becoming separate confederacies, so far doesn't seem relevant to our country today, unless, are we thinking of breaking the country apart?!?Basically, the founders wanted to keep the Union together realizing that our natural resources and combined talents were most likely to make for an awesome country, they were right about that!

  5. soapster says:

    This is the most glaring truth about Beck yet. I always knew he was unwilling to be honest about Lincoln. Now I guess he doesn't have to.I'd argue your second point by pointing out the obvious which is of course the Declaration of Independence.

  6. Beth says:

    Huh? The Federalist Papers were way before Lincoln!

  7. soapster says:

    What I mean Beth is that what is all too often overlooked when a discussion about Lincoln ensues is the fact that he shredded the Constitution, suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus all for the sake of preserving Union.

  8. Beth says:

    To be honest, I don't recall Beck discussing Lincoln in his shows, but this book focuses on how the writers of the Federalist Papers were trying to convince people to ratify the new Constitution, and how it can be relevant today.I realized that the book is grouped into sections of themes rather than going from Paper #1 to #85 in order. Actually, it isn't even all 85, but a selection of them.The first section was on why to preserve the Union, and it was about national security as well as better for foreign dealings and commerce.

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