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Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against An Out-of-Control Government, Inspired By Thomas Paine (2009)

by Glenn Beck(Favorite Author)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 5
1439168571 (ISBN13: 9781439168578)
Threshold Editions
review 1: Let me just say that I went into this book with a completely open mind. That being said, this 107 page treatise was complete and utter bullshit. I'll just ignore the fact that he threw around unannotated facts like an old retiree throws bread to birds in the park. Speaking of old people, I felt like I was reading an email written by one because ENTIRE SENTENCES WERE WRITTEN IN CAPS FOR EMPHASIS. Really? This doesn't need to happen, dude. But the worst part of this is the blatant contradictions herein. I just read the original Common Sense before this and he apparently cherry picked what he liked, because there were certainly things that didn't match up between these two pamphlets. Additionally, there were points in this book where Glenn Beck contradicted himself. Seriously... more pathetic. Finally, he must have used the term "common sense" about forty times in the book, talking about how the American government handles things. To quote that Inigo Montoya meme, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
review 2: So at first I found it kind of interesting. He definitely has a valid point that the government regardless of the party does not entirely have the average person's welfare in mind. There definitely needs to be more oversite, term limits and transparency. Where I started to get lost was when he started talking about education, god, guns and jumping all around. I got really annoyed and also saw how out of touch he is as well when he slammed AmeriCorps for giving volunteers a stipend and some debt relief after. A stipend is meant to enable you to feed yourself, buy gas, get from your home to your worksite. These people could be working jobs that actually pay them but instead they are working harder than people who are getting paid and then they don't even deserve to get a small amount of money to eat? I just wonder how far off he is with his other ideas too. He just wanted to be neutral in the beginning to suck you into his crazy ideas that you can barely even understand. less
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Simplistic. Complaining with no solutions.
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He is a smart guy but an ass hole
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