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Glenn Beck's Common Sense The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government Inspired by Thomas Paine Author:Glenn Beck "If you believe it's time to put principles above parties, character above campaign promises, and Common Sense above all -- then I ask you to read this book...." — In any era, great Americans inspire us to reach our full potential. They know with conviction what they believe within themselves. They understand that all actions have consequences. A... more »nd they find commonsense solutions to the nation's problems.
One such American, Thomas Paine, was an ordinary man who changed the course of history by penning Common Sense, the concise 1776 masterpiece in which, through extraordinarily straightforward and indisputable arguments, he encouraged his fellow citizens to take control of America's future -- and, ultimately, her freedom.
Nearly two and a half centuries later, those very freedoms once again hang in the balance. And now, Glenn Beck revisits Paine's powerful treatise with one purpose: to galvanize Americans to see past government's easy solutions, two-part monopoly, and illogical methods and take back our great country.« less
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Laura L. - reviewed Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
An excellent book that opens the mind. It provides thoughtful questions and challenges the reader to do more investigation and research regarding the way the US government was set up and how it is currently running. The book includes Thomas Paine's writing and a suggested reading list for readers who seek more information.
Glenn Beck has a gift for seeing the Big Picture, based on common sense and historical facts. Also, a firm grasp on the founding principles of our country.... previous mistakes made and the subsequent consequences, also based on historical facts. An eye-opening read. Hopefully, many of the apathetic will start waking up.
Great reminder of what our politicians are SUPPOSED to be like and how they've gone seriously astray from what the founding fathers intended. Makes a great argument for TERM LIMITS! Also explains the history of the Progressive movement, very interesting. Includes Thomas Paine's essays on Common Sense in the back third of the book.
I LOVE Glenn Beck, but this isn't one of his better books. I put it down after the first chapter, and don't have the desire to pick it back up.
If you have the same view as Mr Beck and are already involved in the political scene, this book is not for you. If you need a kick in the pants to get involved, this is definitely it!
The author lays out some fundamental facts about how our country started and what England did to push the colonists to write the declaration of independence. The book also draws many parallels to some of the same thinking that is going on now in the government. It is a easy read and very informative.