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Glenn Beck’s Dream of Building an Entire City-Theme Park Hybrid Called ‘Independence, USA’
The Blaze ^ | 1-11-13 | Tiffany Gabbay/Jason Howerton

Posted on 01/12/2013 9:38:13 AM PST by Mozilla

Those familiar with Ayn Rand’s famed novel, Atlas Shrugged, knows the question: “Who is John Galt?”

The answer comes at the end of the popular novel and reveals that Galt is simply (or actually, not so simply) a creator. A philosopher. An inventor. Someone who, as Glenn Beck explained in his studio Thursday evening, refused to live under the oppression of an all-powerful government bent on tamping down the very incentives that give great minds a chance to flourish.

Galt railed against the collectivist system and believed that only through freedom could people tap into their divine potential to become creators of their own: leaders, businessmen, artists, and so on. The community that was created in this spirit was called “Galt’s Gultch,” and it is that very ideal Beck strives to emulate in his own enterprises. In fact, that’s why he moved to Texas.

Drawing on this free market, limited-government model, Beck said he aspires to build an actual community based on just that. While the price tag of building an actual city-slash-theme park is steep at an estimated $2 billion, Beck said he feels compelled to move forward with his ultimate plan “once piece at a time.” Having toured “three possible sites in three different states” and having spoken to two governors already, Beck is serious in his goals.

Thus, Thursday night Beck unveiled yet another component in his American Dream Labs — an entire city called “Independence, USA.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


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1 posted on 01/12/2013 9:38:20 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Cuidado America, cuidado. There once was a TV evangelist who concocted a scheme like that. Results were not too good. I’m not saying that GB is taking anyone there but forewarned is forearmed.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 9:54:38 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Mozilla
"only through freedom could people tap into their divine potential"

How many times does this have to be proven to make people pay attention?

3 posted on 01/12/2013 10:11:02 AM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: Don Corleone

Nuts, I was thinking the same thing. Would Glenn’s sidekick have to wear large amounts of makeup?


4 posted on 01/12/2013 10:11:28 AM PST by Taylor42
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To: Don Corleone

Will they serve Kool Aid? Why go to this retirement community? Whats so special there? Now if it was something like Branson, MO with acts and country music—maybe get some of those Texas Polygamous Mormons to run a restaurant.... maybe a Museum on the Rise and fall of the Tea Party, Put up a stature of Reagan 40 feet tall... In the town center a Liberty Tree? with lanterns all over it. Special museums and maybe a film studio where they make real movies about real Americans. I guess we can dream...


5 posted on 01/12/2013 10:13:30 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Taylor42

And the ability to cry on cue. Can’t forget that....showmanship is all part of the game.


6 posted on 01/12/2013 10:20:00 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Don Corleone
Here's a nice spot for sale, Glen could even name it Heritage, USA.........


7 posted on 01/12/2013 10:29:09 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Mozilla

I’m reminded of the time Beck started saying that people should stop dressing up in Founding Father costumes and Revolutionary garb at the tea party rallies. I couldn’t quite entirely gauge his reasoning, but he seemed to think there was something too hokey or unserious about it. Or maybe even because he was even reacting the media using it as something to deride as silly and make fun of the whole tea party cause. I disagreed. Even though it might have had an element of old-fashioned hokeyness, it still tied the Constitution and the Founding Father’s ideas, efforts and era directly and rightfully to the tea party movement. Plus, why cowtow to the liberal media anyway?

Anyway, this story just reminded me of all that. Beck does seem to be all over the map. He embraces theatricality for himself at times, but disapproves it elsewhere.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 10:49:51 AM PST by greene66
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To: Hot Tabasco
Yup..first thing that came to mind

9 posted on 01/12/2013 10:57:19 AM PST by y6162
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To: Mozilla

Beck joined a cult that will make him the God of his own planet, he should just wait for that and put off his attempts to become one on this one.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 11:01:19 AM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: Don Corleone

Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker had Heritage USA theme park outside of Charlotte...and that went under soon after Jim had his fling and the Feds started investigating Bakker’s rip off schemes

Interestingly, Bakker is back on Christian TV with a new show from Branson, MO....and hawks a lot of “two year supply of food” packages....a la the Mormon Church and survivalists


11 posted on 01/12/2013 11:27:15 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: Don Corleone

I don’t have the impression from watching these videos that Beck is proposing a theme park or any entertainment venue at all. He wants to build a freestanding city. Part of it echoes developments like Kentlands in the Washington DC suburbs and Celebration in Georgia, which means local vernacular architecture, front porches so that people can sit out on them and wave to each other, and alleys behind the houses so that trash removal isn’t out on the street. He suggests also like these developments that offices and businesses be within walking distance of the home and that farms should exist in the nearby countryide.

OK, this is not bad, though as the occupants of these new urbanist developments have found, they soon get too big for people to be able to walk anywhere, and we’re back to cars and traffic. Having farms right next to urban areas isn’t too practical either, because the suburbanites don’t like the noises and smells of agricultural production. (Beck admits that he’s scared of cattle.)

What does sound nice is his advocacy of programs of apprenticeship for young people who want to learn useful trades. This is a GOOD idea. We need to stop sending the nonscholarly adult “kids” to expensive nurseries in which they spend four years drinking. This is a stupid waste of time and money. They can drink without spending $50K a year. They should learn a trade so that they can support themselves and a wife and children.


12 posted on 01/12/2013 12:00:37 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: ottbmare

It’s a great idea. The minute a street has to be built or garbage has to be removed or ore than one person has to decide on something it becomes a goverrnment.

Then there has to he votes. Soon agendas appear. Oops, need a prison.

No thanks.


13 posted on 01/12/2013 1:22:01 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: Mozilla

There was a time when Beck was on Fox that I used to watch him every day. This might be a good idea, but like anything, it’s in the implementation of it where that’s to be judged. Beck’s been too erratic for me to follow lately, but I wish him well.

Anyone interested in this kind of idea should look up Orania, South Africa.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 3:50:50 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Yep, as soon as you have to do somethig that private enterprise can’t manage—building an air force, for instance—there is government. (I don’t agree that removing garbage is a necessary function of government.) Unless you move to a wilderness area and become entirely self-sufficient, you are going to encounter government in some way. However, I’d rather have a government elected from candidates who share my values than the borderline commie-professional victim-exploitative totalitarians who govern me now.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 8:53:23 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Colofornian; Elsie; svcw; Zakeet; Tennessee Nana; aMorePerfectUnion; Godzilla; fishtank; metmom; ..

Shades of following in Brigham Young’s footsteps...a government all his own.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 3:51:14 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Mormonism is about which clique you get to be part of in the hereafter!)
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To: greyfoxx39

Or, Beck is going to be the next Warren Jeffs or L. Ron Hubbard. I wonder how long he will remain with the LDS? I can’t see him staying and being subservient for long. Beck’s ego is growing faster than the national debt.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 3:58:56 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: dragonblustar

Beck will not leave lds. The draw of godhood is strong and everything he is doing is building up points for his planet.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 4:02:15 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: greyfoxx39

First thing I thought about is Beck going to have games like panning for gold tables, or guess how many planets you will get..........


19 posted on 01/15/2013 4:06:14 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Mozilla; greyfoxx39

hmmmmmmmmm

another LDS Limited built-for-da-profit enterprise...

another Mormon Mall...

no non-temple-recommend-holder workers need apply...

except that white elephant mall started out as $2 Billion and ended up costing more than 4...


20 posted on 01/15/2013 4:07:55 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Mozilla

Glenn better back up a few steps. He is starting to piss off a little. He needs to come down to earth. Maybe it is time to find Jesus in a real faith again.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 4:10:35 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: ansel12

True Christianity preaches the cross of Christ.

22 posted on 01/16/2013 7:38:40 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Mozilla
Glenn Beck’s Dream of Building an Entire City-Theme Park Hybrid Called ‘Independence, USA’

Of COURSE he 'has a dream'!!

He's a MORMON!!!

It's right here in Number Ten!!!


Here is MORMONism's own creed:
 
 

Articles of Faith

The Articles of Faith outline 13 basic points of belief of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Prophet Joseph Smith first wrote them in a letter to John Wentworth, a newspaper editor,
in response to Mr. Wentworth's request to know what members of the Church believed.
They were subsequently published in Church periodicals.
They are now regarded as scripture and included in the Pearl of Great Price.

 
THE ARTICLES OF FAITH
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
History of the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 535—541
 
 

  1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
  2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.
  3. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
  4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
  5. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
  6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
  7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
  8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
  9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
  10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
  11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
  12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
  13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Joseph Smith


 

23 posted on 01/17/2013 5:13:50 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ottbmare
He wants to build a freestanding city.

"This is the place."

Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.

http://www.thisistheplace.org/education.shtml

24 posted on 01/17/2013 5:21:22 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: ottbmare
(Beck admits that he’s scared of cattle.)

We can help him get over that...


http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7wC4/just-for-men-autostop-chasing-bulls

25 posted on 01/17/2013 5:24:28 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: OldNewYork
This might be a good idea, but like anything, it’s in the implementation of it where that’s to be judged.

Still stealing other's ideas; eh Glenn???


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/paseo-cayala-guatemala-private-city_n_2434644.html

26 posted on 01/17/2013 5:26:30 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
(Beck admits that he’s scared of cattle.)


Even sweet widdle ol' ME???



27 posted on 01/17/2013 2:21:41 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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