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Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government | [Glenn Beck]

Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government

Glen Beck, the number-one New York Times best-selling author and popular radio and television host, revisits Thomas Paine's Common Sense 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.
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Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck revisits Thomas Paine's Common Sense.

"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. And 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.

©2009 Mercury Radio Arts; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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    Jim Murphy, TX, USA 08-06-09
    Jim Murphy, TX, USA 08-06-09
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    "Call To Arms!"

    I wasn't sure what I'd get when I purchased this and was a little worried it would be another droning and dull audiobook however, I was VERY pleasantly surprised. Not only does Glen narrate this himself, he does it in such a way that inspires, invokes and encourages the listener to action. I travel a lot and its impractical to carry a book with me all the time so this audiobook is on my iPhone and I listen to it frequently. Glen is authoritative, informed and courageously direct - his research and facts are indisputable. This is a CALL TO ARMS for every American who cares about this country and what this country was originally established to be. He invokes the listener to stop sitting idly by but take our constitutional right as American's to support the fundamental and intrinsic value of the Constitution of the United States as it was intended. If ever this country needed a voice of sanity, logic and reason (Common Sense), its now and Glen is clearly HEAD AND SHOULDERS over any other. THANK YOU GLEN FOR DOING THIS!

    2 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Royse City, TX, USA 07-28-09
    Lee Royse City, TX, USA 07-28-09
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    "Filled With Facts and Common Sense"

    I like the content of the book, and anyone that really cares about America should read it, or listen to it. Personally I wish someone else was reading it because even though Glenn means well, there's some parts of this audio where I just can't stand to listen any longer because he gets too excited and it distracts from the content of the book. I can only take so much at once so I'll have to listen to this book a little at a time until I get through it.

    2 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Thackerville, OK, USA 08-05-09
    Carolyn Thackerville, OK, USA 08-05-09
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    "PLEASE LISTEN AMERICA!"

    This book is Excellent! It will open your eyes to what's happening to this great nation right under our noses. The tragedy of it all brought tears to my eyes... Apathy is no longer an option. Wake up America!! Your freedom is at stake!
    Mr. Beck lays out the urgency of this message powerfully and in a very understandable way. This is a must read for EVERYBODY liberal and conservative alike... The ramifications of the current course of events reach far beyond party lines... They could change everything, and life as we know it. PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!

    2 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Scholtzer Fontana, CA 09-02-09
    Jim Scholtzer Fontana, CA 09-02-09 Member Since 2010

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    "Bold, unafraid of the truth being told"

    This has to be the best read of my year. I am an avid reader, a Patriot, a Bostonian, a lover of US History, and a retired Teacher. This should be mailed to every household in America. Glenn Beck is not afraid to face the dragons of our current situation. Let the truth be told, and better yet, let it be heeded.

    3 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Jackson, AL, USA 08-07-09
    Thomas Jackson, AL, USA 08-07-09
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    "An impassioned plea for common sense"

    Great read. Straight forward. Should be mandatory for every person in the federal government.

    If it was mandatory for high school students this country would be turned on its head.

    1 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    David Culpeper, VA, USA 08-18-09
    David Culpeper, VA, USA 08-18-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Well worth the listen"

    Greate book.... realy makes you think.

    0 of 30 people found this review helpful
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