Glenn Beck in Layton Friday night for political fundraising event

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  • Most Truthful and Patriotic Layton, UT
    March 2, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    So this means that the Layton Christian Academy is no longer a valid nonprofit institution, exempt from taxation?

    I think I'll check with the IRS, for this mix of politics and religion. After all, the Constitution IS hanging by a thread.

  • David King Layton, UT
    March 2, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    I feel no personal animosity towards Glenn Beck, but much of what he espouses is not "freedom". I used to listen to his program pretty consistently during an hour commute, so this is not coming from someone who is not familiar with his program or his viewpoints. Mr. Beck is an ardent supporter of the "war on terror" and has labeled Ron Paul a "kook" for questioning the wisdom of war with Iran. Mr. Beck needs to realize that continual warfare and interventionist policies are incompatible with freedom in the long run. The Civil War saw Lincoln suspending habeas corpus and enacting martial law. World War II gave us the forced relocation of Japanese-Americans. Vietnam had the draft, which disproportionately affected the poor and minorities. The so-called "war on terror" has presented us with the Patriot Act, the NDAA, and the TSA ran amuck. If Glenn Beck is serious about freedom, he will realize the threat to liberty that is a foreign policy of intervention, pre-emption, and nation building. Liberty cannot be sustained, in perpetuity, under war time conditions.