Glenn Beck, the Man who lives in a glass house:
Glenn Beck, top rated "radio personality" on his Fox television show has attacked millions of Americans whom he had previously insulted on his radio show who are concerned with Obamas refusal to open his pertinent records for public scrutiny which are relevant to his eligibility for holding the office of President of the United States. Becks treatment of his fellow Americans is shameful since they have a right to have access to, and full knowledge of, who our public officials are as well as their qualifications.
See Glenn Beck on birther issue: 'Dumbest thing I've ever heard' Claims controversy is political 'dream come true' for Obama the full story can be read at WordNetDaily: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=120992
First off, it is an incredibly dumb assertion on Glenn Becks part when he says that the people wanting to see Obamas long form birth certificate are giving Obama a political dream come true. How this could be a dream come true for Obama who is the one that is actively suppressing the public release of documents? It seems to this writer that Glenn Beck is the one giving Obama a dream come true by supporting Obamas refusal to release documents to the public. Obama has spent close to two million dollars fighting the release of his long form birth certificate. Why? Something is wrong Glenn!
Many Americans believe Obama's long form birth certificate (never released), his relocation to Indonesia as a youth when it was impossible to have dual citizenship, his travel to Pakistan in 1981 when Americans were strongly discouraged to travel there by the U.S. government (on what countrys passport did he use) and education records (along with who funded his education) are documents that we as tax payers have every right to see. Many of the questions and issues that have been raised surrounding these unreleased documents are absolutely legitimate. The argument that Obama is President and it is now too late to do anything about this issue is simply insulting. It remains true, when a politician refuses to release documents about his past, it is because there is something he does not want anyone to see. What is Obama hiding?
In addition to Beck calling his listeners and viewers dumb, he goes on to frame a question that is completely absurd or just plain confused. He says: Why dont we go after the things that are provable, after the things that actually you need to stop right now? What could be more provable? Such things as a long form birth certificate and all other education records, passports, and possible dual citizenship documents are easily provable. Glenn is really confused, the public does not have to prove anything, Obama does. All Obama has to do is release these documents to the public. As mentioned, it is interesting that Obama has paid his lawyers a substantial amount of money to keep all of these easy to release documents hidden from public view. Let me say it again, the public does not have to prove anything, Obama does, that is why I call Glenn's question about provability absurd or just plain confused.
A little context, remember, the Democrats held hearings on John McCains eligibility to serve as President since he was born in Panama, so why the double standard between Obama and McCain on the eligibility issue? I for one quite frankly dont like being told there is a document on file so shut up. I want the documents released for public inspection. I dont like to be told by some unknown bureaucrat that everything is fine, end of story. Moreover, it is especially troubling when a conservative like Glenn Beck attacks his fellow conservatives for challenging Obama's lack of transparency.
Im a layman, yet it is easy to see that there are serious issues and questions involved in this eligibility issue. See the informative and responsible article: Suborned in the U.S.A. The birth-certificate controversy is about Obamas honesty, not where he was born.
By former federal prosecutor, Andrew C. McCarthy http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=ZmJhMzlmZWFhOTQ3YjUxMDE2YWY4ZDMzZjZlYTVmZmU=
Now it is entirely possible that there is not one issue amiss in Obamas long form birth certificate and other pertinent records; still, to be sure, Obama's refusal to release this information to the American people to whom he is accountable is divisive and a blatant violation of campaign promises of transparency. This refusal to open this information for public inspection is detrimental to our country by fueling suspicions that something is seriously wrong. There very well may be. Never forget, Obama serves at the pleasure of the people. He is not Greek god from on high.
Consider this: If Obama does not meet the standards of eligibility required by the constitution then not one bill or law he has put his signature on is valid. This is simply staggering to contemplate. The longer this refusal for the American peoples right to know the truth is put off; the greater potential for damage to the country to continue and grow exponentially.
Glenn Becks Glass House: Going on in my reproof, Glenn Beck lives in a glass house. It has been said that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. I want Glenn to know that the table can be turned on him for mocking everyday Americans who want Obama to release the documents referred to above. So using the analogy of a glass house as a foil, lets consider some things that are really dumb
One of the
dumbest things many people have ever heard is that a man from up state New York in the
1800s founded a new religion and is considered to be a biblical prophet, even more
important than biblical prophets like Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah. Im sure that
Glenn Beck would not want you to know a lot of things about his religion. Why, because
they are really dumb. Consider the following points that are part of the incredibly dumb
belief system started by this man from up state New York:
unanswered challenge to his Mormon leaders: Unanswered Questions Regarding the
Mormon Worldview and in particular
section number 6 titled Theological and Philosophical Challenge at:
Also, see my
PowerPoint presentation called Joseph Smith, Prophet of
God, or Occultic Practitioner? at:
Also, not to be
missed, see the entertaining South Park series on Mormonism at:
Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb
Glenn Beck has received a tremendous amount of good will exhibited towards him by millions of Americans that do not share his unusual religious beliefs. Hopefully in the future Glenn Beck will be a little more circumspect when it comes to ridiculing his fellow Americans who do not want to be told to shut up and trust the word of an unknown government bureaucrat that every thing is ok. Americans have a right to see Obamas unreleased pertinent documents regarding his eligibility for high public office.
And finally, I consider Glenn Beck a patriot, in fact, I like him even though he is a Mormon and I am an ex-Mormon. See my Ex-Mormon testimony at:
Nowwatch the red-hot eligibility story on DVD: "The Question of Eligibility: Is Barack Obama's presidency constitutionally legitimate?"
March 16th, DENVER - Radio and television
talk show host Glenn Beck, who previously called the dispute over President Obama's
eligibility for office the "dumbest thing I've ever heard," today told Denver
host Peter Boyles on his KHOW show that it's not a "winnable argument."
Wow! Glenn has just caught himself in a
really dumb contradiction. How could he possibly say "it is not a
winnable argument" and "It doesn't matter to me because I don't think you can
make the case" after he admits his ignorance on the topic "I haven't looked into it at all?"
Mr. Kettler is an ordained Presbyterian Elder and the owner of the http://www.Undergroundnotes.com web site where his theological, philosophical and political articles can be read. He has worked in corporate America for over 30 years. Mr. Kettler can be contacted by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org