Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Beck asked, “Are you here to relax and be entertained, or are you here, will you pick up the mantle left to you by the Founders to a guardian of man’s freedom? Will you do it, because your children will ask you what did you do? I believe your God will ask you what did you do?…God is giving a plan I think to me that is not really a plan…The problem is that I think the plan that the Lord would have us follow is hard for people to understand…Because of my track record with you who have been here for a long time. Because of my track record with you, I beg of you to help me get this message out, and I beg of you to pray for clarity on my part.
He then unveiled “The Plan,” The plan that he would have me articulate, I think to you is get behind me, and I don’t mean me, I mean him. Get behind me. Stand behind me, I truly believe I have done years now of reading the Founders, the diaries, their letters, the Pilgrims, their diaries their letters. I’ve read the first hand letters. I’ve held them in my hand. The exchanges between the Founders, I have held their actual letters in my hand. I have seen it with my own eyes and I will tell you that God was instrumental and they knew it. They knew that had very little to do with it. They just stood where they were supposed to stand, and they said the things that they were supposed to say as he directed…but that’s what he is asking us to do is to stand peacefully, quietly with anger, quiet with anger, loudly with truth.”
Beck then disavowed his status as an entertainer, “When we were, and I’ve never told this story before, when we were starting the TV show, there were things that I did that I wouldn’t do now because I had to be more of an entertainer to get people to go what is this show at five o’clock? I never said anything I didn’t believe, but I may have said things in an entertaining fashion.” Beck also claimed that God led him to attack Van Jones.
Beck is correct. He is no longer an entertainer. Instead he is morphing into a political cult leader who is intent on overthrowing our government in the name of the Founding Fathers. In typical cult leader fashion Beck starts out by claiming that although he is not God, he is doing God’s will, which is why people should follow him. Beck believes that the Founding Fathers were guided by God, but it is too bad that the Founding Fathers didn’t believe that they were being guided by God.
Thomas Jefferson said, “Question with boldness even the existence of a god.” (letter to Peter Carr, 10 August 1787).
James Madison said, “During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.”
The 1779 Treaty of Tripoli stated that, “”As the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”
Beck’s goal is to do away with the separation of church and state. He appears to want nothing less than a Christian theocracy governing the United States. He has been amping up his statements for months, and this is why it is foolish for the left to simply dismiss Beck as an entertainer. He has other goals, lots of other goals, and every single one of them is bad for democracy and America.
All Founding Father quotes courtesy of http://www.sullivan-county.com/nf0/dispatch/fathers_quote2.htm