If you ask people who came up with the idea that the Earth revolves around the Sun, most people will answer that it was Galileo - the guy who invented the telescope. Actually, Galileo found evidence to support a theory espoused by Copernicus twenty-one years before Galileo was born. Similarly, Marconi is credited with inventing radio in spite of the fact that Tesla demonstrated that technology fifteen years earlier.
I may have been too harsh in my criticism of Glenn Beck. I just learned that Mr. Beck has drawn his his line in the sand with the defiant phrase, "I will not comply!" His website says
As regulations, indoctrinations and more come closer and closer to his front door, he made one promise - I will not comply.
I want you to start saying those words to yourself. If you’re driving in the car right now all by yourself, I want you to say those words out loud. You need to start hearing yourself say those things: ‘I will not comply.’ You want to take away my right to have my kids work on my ranch, my farm? You want to tell my kids they can’t drive the tractor? I was driving a tractor when I was 10. I will not comply.- You want to tell me that my kid -- so what? So they can go play soccer and get a trophy for losing? I will not comply. Learn to say those words, and say them with meaning.
I pray and have prayed for quite some time because the Lord has blessed me and cursed me with an ability to see over the horizon. If these things, these patterns, do not change, I pray that I have the strength to my dying breath to say ‘I will not comply.
The video is nine and a half minutes long, but you can view the important part by watching from the eight minute mark. I am very pleased that a national personality has taken such a defiant stand, and I don't really care if Glenn gets all the credit. However someone else has a YouTube video making the "I will not comply" statement in September of 2001. That would be me. My video has already had over four hundred thousand views. I would be flattered to think that Glenn watched my video and took it to heart. And like Glenn, I ask you to start saying this phrase to yourself. Then start saying it out loud to your friends and family.
In fact, I encourage you to take it one step further. Let's make this a movement that goes viral. I recommend that you make your own YouTube video telling the world that you will not comply. Please give a minute or two of your justification for your resistance, not just a five second quote. It is my policy not to post websites in comments to articles, however I will post any YouTube videos that meet the spirit of this intellectual revolution.
I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.
Lighting the fires of Liberty, one heart at a time!