Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

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Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Oct 2010

ISBN-13: 9781442334571

ISBN-10: 1442334576

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THE FACTS.
THE FUTURE.
THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA--
BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
In the words of Harvard historian Niall Ferguson, the United States is "an empire on the edge of chaos." Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we've turned our backs on the Constitution.
Yes, our country is financially broke, but that's just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.
There is a lot of work ahead, but we can't move forward until we first understand how we got here. Starting with the American Revolution, Glenn takes readers on an express train through 234 years of history, culminating with the Great Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. It's the history lesson we all wished we'd had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?)
Along the way, you'll see how everything you thought you knew about the political parties is a lie, how Democrats and Republicans alike used to fight for minimum government and maximum freedom, and how both parties have been taken over by a cancer called "progressivism." By the end, you'll understand why no president, no congress and no court can fix this problem alone. Looking toward them for answers is like looking toward the ocean for drinking water-- it looks promising, but the end result is catastrophic.
After revealing the trail of lies that brought us here, "Broke "exposes the truth about what we're really facing. Most people have seen pieces of the puzzle, but very few have ever seen the whole picture--and for very good reason: Our leaders have done everything in their power to hide it. If Americans understood how dire things really are, they would be demanding radical reform right now. Despite the rhetoric, that's not the kind of change our politicians really believe in.
Finally, "Broke "provides the hope that comes with knowing the truth. Once you see what we're really up against, it's much easier to develop a realistic plan. To fix ourselves financially, Glenn argues, we have to fix "ourselves "first. That means some serious introspection and, ultimately, a series of actions that will unite all Americans around the concept of shared sacrifice. After all, this generation may not be asked to storm beaches, but we are being asked to do something just as critical to preserving freedom.
Packed with great stories from history, chalkboard-style teachable moments, custom illustrations, and Glenn Beck's trademark combination of entertainment and enlightenment, "Broke "makes the case that when you're traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections won't cut it--you need to take drastic action. Through a return to individual rights, an uncompromising adherence to the Constitution, and a complete rethinking about the role of government in a free society, Glenn exposes the idea of "transformation" for the progressive smokescreen that it is, and instead builds a compelling case that restoration is the only way forward.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Oct 2010
ISBN-13: 9781442334571
ISBN-10: 1442334576
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.41
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About the author

Biography of Beck, Glenn

Glenn Beck was born on February 10, 1964. He is an American radio and television host, and conservative political commentator. His nationally-syndicated radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, airs throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks. He has written numerous books that have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. An Inconvenient Book, was released on November 20, 2007 and occupied #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of December 9, 2007. He also authored The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland.

His first work of fiction, entitled The Christmas Sweater was released on November 11, 2008 and occupied the #1 slot on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of November 30, 2008 and the week of December 25, 2008. He followed that with his book, Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government. His title 7 Wonders That Will Change Your Life made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2011. He also made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List in 2011 for his work The Snow Angel and The New York Times Best Seller List in 2011 for Being George Washington. His title Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say, made the 2012 New York Times Best Seller List, Control: Exposing the Truth about Guns and The Eye of Moloch made the list in 2013.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2011-04-01)

Six-time No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Beck (www.glennbeck.com) is opinionated, theatrical, given to bouts of verbal flatulence, and swings a wide bat at his real or presumed enemies. But judge Broke on its own merits. In it, he makes a solid case for the dangers Americans face if we continue to pile up immense deficits without regard to the effects on the nation once the bills come due.

Brian Sack, Beck's frequent coho st on his eponymous Fox TV show, reads most of the book, but Beck pops in now and then to goose the action along. Beck is fun to listen to; Sack is like an acolyte trying desperately to please his master. Fulminate at it, use the CDs as Frisbees, rage at the machine; amid the anti-Obama rhetoric and constant slams against "progressives", Beck hits a homer. Recommended.

-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA

(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

THE FACTS.

THE FUTURE.

THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA—

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

In the words of Harvard historian Niall Ferguson, the United States is an empire on the edge of chaos. Why? Glenn Beck thinks the answer is pretty simple: Because we’ve turned our backs on the Constitution.

Yes, our country is financially broke, but that’s just a side effect of our broken spirit, our broken faith in government, the broken promises by our leaders, and a broken political system that has centralized power at the expense of individual rights.

There is a lot of work ahead, but we can’t move forward until we first understand how we got here. Starting with the American Revolution, Glenn takes readers on an express train through 234 years of history, culminating with the Great Recession and the bipartisan recklessness of Presidents Bush and Obama. It’s the history lesson we all wished we’d had in school. (Did you know, for example, that FDR once made a key New Deal policy decision based on his lucky number?)

Along the way, you’ll see how everything you thought you knew about the political parties is a lie, how Democrats and Republicans alike used to fight for minimum government and maximum freedom, and how both parties have been taken over by a cancer called progressivism. By the end, you’ll understand why no president, no congress and no court can fix this problem alone. Looking toward them for answers is like looking toward the ocean for drinking water— it looks promising, but the end result is catastrophic.

After revealing the trail of lies that brought us here, Broke exposes the truth about what we’re really facing. Most people have seen pieces of the puzzle, but very few have ever seen the whole picture—and for very good reason: Our leaders have done everything in their power to hide it. If Americans understood how dire things really are, they would be demanding radical reform right now. Despite the rhetoric, that’s not the kind of change our politicians really believe in.

Finally, Broke provides the hope that comes with knowing the truth. Once you see what we’re really up against, it’s much easier to develop a realistic plan. To fix ourselves financially, Glenn argues, we have to fix ourselves first. That means some serious introspection and, ultimately, a series of actions that will unite all Americans around the concept of shared sacrifice. After all, this generation may not be asked to storm beaches, but we are being asked to do something just as critical to preserving freedom.

Packed with great stories from history, chalkboard-style teachable moments, custom illustrations, and Glenn Beck’s trademark combination of entertainment and enlightenment, Broke makes the case that when you’re traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections won’t cut it—you need to take drastic action. Through a return to individual rights, an uncompromising adherence to the Constitution, and a complete rethinking about the role of government in a free society, Glenn exposes the idea of transformation for the progressive smokescreen that it is, and instead builds a compelling case that restoration is the only way forward.

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