Several of these artifacts have little to do with American history.
Those who forget history and ignore its lessons, are doomed to repeat it. Mr
Beck recognizes the urgency of the times and has put this collection together,
much, not all, he has acquired himself. Mercury's museum is not entirely
about America, but of all mankind. Many are rewriting history, or attempting
to, in order promote the agenda of their selfish, "live for today"
beliefs. Mans history of destroy and conquer has repeated the cycle over and
over and over. Those promoting the idea that God is a fable, fairy tale or myth
will find out soon enough that which is true. Of course those
"tolerant" ones on the left will continue to hate and curse those like
Glenn Beck who believes this country was inspired and created through Divinity.
Never in recorded history of Earth has there been a free country like ours, the
United States of America.
@endoftimes"Never in recorded history of Earth has there been a
free country like ours, the United States of America"Have you
traveled very much? Yes, when the US was formed, it was a shining example of
democracy that inspired the world. But now, you can travel to many other
countries that are also great examples of democracy, and that have comparable
amounts of liberty as the US.I am so tired of hearing the theory of
American exceptionalism, as if somehow Americans are different from every other
people on the earth. We are not. While you can argue about various details
around the edges, our democracy is no better or worse, in general, than that
found in many other countries. We are not uniquely blessed by God, and most of
the features that made America a great experiment in democracy had already been
earned, at some significant cost, in struggles within England.The
theory of American exceptionalism is nationalism, pure and simple. And if there
is anything worse than nationalism, it is the union of nationalism and religion.
The union of "God and Country" is bad for religion, and for the
Those who forget history and ignore its lessons, are doomed to repeat it. Mr
Beck recognizes one more chance to profit from the fright his vitriol produces
in some people and has put this collection together, very little of which he has
acquired himself. Mercury's museum is not entirely about America, but of
all mankind. Many conservatives, like Beck, are rewriting history, perverting
it, in order promote the agenda of their selfish, "make me wealthy,
suckers," beliefs. Man's and religion's history of destroy and
conquer has repeated the cycle over and over and over. At death, all of us will
discover whether or not God is real or a fable, fairy tale or myth. We will
find out soon enough that which is true. Of course those "tolerant" ones
on the right will continue to hate and curse those who are not gullible enough
to believe Glenn Beck as he uses the idea that this country was inspired and
created through Divinity to enrich himself. Never in recorded history of Earth
has there been a free country like ours, the United States of America, where
charlatans like Beck may become wealthy.
I do not hate and curse beck for claiming the divinity of the nation. I saw him
on his tv show once, quasi weeping in front of the crazyboard where he had just
made great leaps from logic into fantasy, holding a swastika. Rather, I fear for
us all, that anyone should put credence in the claims of someone so obviously
off balance is troubling. It is the height of arrogance for someone to claim
that they have become privy to the mind of god, to which I am not, and that as a
result of it they, and their message, are infallible. This nation was founded by
men, educated elites of their day. They were not perfect, certainly not divine,
but they were well aware of what they wanted, and of the lessons of history. The
folly of infallible arrogance is among those lessons.
@Chymist,Please don't jump to conclusions. Endtimes quote
doesn't say the U.s.a is the greatest nation on earth, but it is obvious he
is proud of his country, which in most people's opinion is a good thing
because it makes one want to improve their country. I don't
live in the U.S. and have lived in two foreign countries for a total of 8 years.
I love both those countries, but always find myself comparing them with the U.S.
There is a lot more to be proud of the U.S. than most any other country and a
lot less to be embarrassed about. I believe most Americans today believe we are
not headed in the right direction (look up recent Rasmussen and Gallup polls)
and that we need to get back to where we were decades ago on many issues. That
does not mean that everything should go back to how it was. You
rightfully point out that many Americans feel exceptional just because they are
born in the U.S. That is a fallacy, but it does not mean that being proud of
the good in your country is jingoistic.
I don't see how anyone could be a good Mormon and watch Glenn Beck.
"Man in the Moon"-- Glen Beck...a duo made for each other.
To Skeptic, yes there are countries with comparable freedoms TODAY, but it
wasn't so in the 1700'. People came to American for opportunity to be
free worship God how they saw fit (and not the way the State Religion said so),
to be able to speak out (and not be thrown into prison), to own their own land
or business (and not work as a serf on someone else's). Yes, we all need
to read history. American's history of freedom is....historical.
@SkepticWe are a Republic sir. Apparently your prejudice of
religion has clouded a major reason there was an exodus of Europe. Freedom from
a state run religion was a large reason in itself. Never did I mention that
America is the only exceptional country or that we alone are "uniquely
blessed". It has been extraordinary however. Pay no attention to details,
they don't matter (ugh..). I yearn for the days to be subject to a
monarchy, czar or dictator. Austerity in many countries keep people prisoners
with no hope. Take a look at the subjects in Spain, Portugal etc... Love that
30% unemployment, only those who through inheritance and royalty stand a chance
we have here in America every day (for now).
@cindyacre"People came to American for opportunity to be free worship
God how they saw fit (and not the way the State Religion said so),"The Pilgrims first went from England to the Netherlands which was open to
other religions, only catch was the Pilgrims didn't want that much
religious diversity, they wanted their own space to run their church so they
All the way to the bank, Glenn!Hurry, Hurry! You are still young enough to
pull off much more of this sort of thing.It appears you have hoodwinked,
at least, a good number of Utah's population.
to The Skeptical Chymist"The theory of American exceptionalism
is nationalism, pure and simple. And if there is anything worse than
nationalism, it is the union of nationalism and religion. The union of "God
and Country" is bad for religion, and for the country."Thank
you. Have you ever noticed the "irony of American Exceptionalism"?
Everything is crappy unless America becomes more theocratic in Christian
Dominionism kind of way?American exceptionalism is Jingoism IMO.You are spot on about the marriage of Nationalism & religion. It was
lampooned quite well in V for Vendetta. re: atl134Agreed. The repressed, whiney Puritans couldn't get their way so they
left. Sounds like today religious right has a precedence set for them. There is
plenty of space up in Alaska esp Wasilla.
re: one old manAgreed. Nothing like capitalizing on the ignorance of
others to make a fast buck. Kudos to the Beckster... Gold prices
have plummeted & he has found another way to con, hustle, bilk the simple
minded out of their $. re: Hutterite"I saw him on
his tv show once, quasi weeping in front of the crazyboard where he had just
made great leaps from logic into fantasy, holding a swastika."2
thoughts; 1) can you specify which episode? ROFL! 2) Lewis Black was right in
his assessment of Professor Beck?
@Mike Richards,It isn't true that President Obama has hurt us
financially, to the contrary: the economy, jobs, stock market, housing are
recovering the wars are coming to an end and things are slowly improving. There
will always be (and always have been, and always will be) challenges and
problems no matter who ever or what party is in office. Bellyaching doesn't
help. Things are better today than ever, and they wii continue to get better and
better with each new generation.
That DN gives Glenn Beck free publicity illustrates truth is less important than
celebrity when it comes to being a Mormon. re:MikeRichardsYour comment is full of distortions, and yes, lies. Was Obama aware of the
practices of the IRS? Numerous hearings have shown the opposite. And, why do
you think Congressional Republicans have suddenly dropped the investigation?
Because as more facts comes out it appears the IRS was looking at a broad array
of groups not just conservative groups.I could go on and counter
everything you stated and provide numerous examples of blatant lies by Beck.
But I won't waste my time.
The LDS Church museum is FREE.The National Museum in Washington D.C. is
free.Anything else is nothing more than a salesman, selling
something, and making a profit from it.Glenn Beck is a Capitalist, 1st and
foremost - period.He's doing this for Glenn Beck, Inc.
per skepticAgreed. Hey Mike; Care to enlighten us on
say... GM for example? You might want to look at the latest JD Power surveys.to LDS Lib (moments ago)... Agreed. GB is being self serving, greedy,
& oh yeah Prideful.
How much has Obama made since becoming president?? Btw, Sceptic
says, "It isn't true that President Obama has hurt us financially, to
the contrary: the economy, jobs, stock market, housing are recovering the wars
are coming to an end and things are slowly improving." Poor guy, I guess
you are living in a dream world.
Can someone tell me how our country got to be a super power so fast? It must be
magic or divine providence! Or we are really really lucky.
No, Nita. HE'S not living in a dream world. He just doesn't listen
to those hateful radio stations that tell gullible people to believe what you
are believing. Turn the radio off, do some serious reading of accurate sources
and see how long it takes for you to wake up and come back to the real world.
@NateSG"Can someone tell me how our country got to be a super power so
fast? It must be magic or divine providence! "We were an ocean
away from anyone who could realistically threaten us. Kept us rather safe and
free to expand and we really haven't had to deal with any foreign invasion
since the war of 1812 (we've been attacked like at Pearl harbor but not
outright invaded). I suspect if the US were the same except in Europe it would
just be on the tier with the UK Germany and France.
Most of you spewing vitriol and hatred for Glenn do not watch him. He respects
your rights much more than you respect your own. I learned more about love and
tolerance from him than I am learning from any of you making harsh comments.
I always think it's so sad to hear unsuccessful people whine about those
who are successful. Apparently, ya'll think you shouldn't have to pay
for anything and you should get it all for free. The fact is that
much of what Glenn has been doing this week is charitable. And yes, we believe
that we should all pay our own way. If Glenn has an event and admission is
charged, that's just fine.
If a conservative doesn't like what a talk show host says, he just changes
the channel. If a liberal doesn't like what a talk show host says, he
demands he be silenced, shouted down and taken off the air! Free speech
isn't just for you liberals.
To skeptic:How can you possibly state that Obama has not hurt this
country financially? There are still fewer jobs today than the day
he took office. There have been over 6 million high paying manufacturing jobs
lost during his administration and most of the jobs he's added are low
paying service, food and part time jobs. I read last week that the average
annual family income has dropped almost $6,000 since Obama took office. On top of that, our federal budget has grown over 50% to unprecedented
record levels under Obama. In truth, he has been a financial disaster for
The liberals here are funny. They are doing everything they can to detract from
Glenn Beck preaching the truth about American History. Here we have a balanced
portrait of history where they show both the good and bad that our country has
done, and the liberals want it to be ignored. Why ignore what our country has
done, whether good or evil? What is it that you liberals don't want
revealed?To "LDS Liberal" I hate to break it to you, but
most museums charge money to enter. The Utah Museum of Fine Art, the Utah
Natural History Museum, the Leonardo, and countless other GOVERNMENT owned and
operated museums charge entrance fees. Does that make the Government evil too?
To LDS Liberal:Redshirt has a good point. Most museums do have
entrance fees. And it does cost money to move all these artifacts around the
country, hire support people, and rent the necessary space. And based on the
attendance to this one, most people understand that, and so don't mind
paying a nominal fee.The problem is that most liberals have the
mindset that the government should be supplying everything for "free",
without realizing that the governments involvement actually increases the cost
of everything they are in involved with. No exceptions. As much as liberals hate
to admit it, there really are no such things as free government meals... or
The hate in these comments are coming from one side. Guess you have to be in
think-sync to deserve your entrepreneurial wreath.
Ha- GB's name was mentioned in one sentence as the tour's funder.
Where does all the vitriol come from?I'm more interested in the
original editions of the Mormon scriptures on display. Which reveals more: the
documents with evidentiary changes and edittings from their original
inspiration, or a man who believes that their modern-day morphs don't cause
any concern?The skeptics should have a healthy respect and interest
for truth in all aspects of Mr. Beck's psyche and persona. JS was accused
of embezzling money from which bank?C'mon. Be equittable in
your scathing inquisition.
So the voices of the GB haters are so loud that DN won't even give some
info on the actual tour? C'mon. If you're going to title the article
with his name and tour, how about some actual details, purpose, facts?
Hey Glenn, all the haters must mean you are doing something right. Keep up the
good work. Rather than not listening to you the haters keep hating. It reminds
me of a scripture, the guilty taketh the truth to be hard for it cutteth them to
the very center.Great show! Great Fans! Great Environment! Keeping
the American dream alive.
If America was truly great, we would all have health care, like all the other
developed countries do. I think, therefore I am not Glenn Beck.
Bamboozler extraordinaire. Raise your hands if you lost money buying gold on
his advice! (Yeah...I thought so...you don't want to admit it publicly.)