by Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.
July 18, 2010

Ronald Reagan is the only president who ever wrote a book while in the White House. It was a book against abortion. In that book President Reagan said,

There is no cause more important for preserving freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning (Ronald Reagan, Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation, Thomas Nelson, 1984, p. 38).

Glenn Beck is a conservative commentator on Fox News. Mr. Beck says things that make you think he agrees with President Reagan. But Glenn Beck says a lot of things. He also says he agrees with Dr. Martin Luther King. On his program he often shows a photograph of Dr. King leading the freedom march at Selma, Alabama.

Mr. Beck says he is a leader of the “Tea Party” movement. Does he make the connection? If it is indeed true that “There is no cause more important” than abortion, why isn’t Mr. Beck leading the “Tea Party” in non-violent marches into the halls of power, as Dr. King did? And why isn’t abortion at the very top of Glenn Beck’s agenda? After all, how can we straighten out America with the wrath of God hanging over us for the slaughter of 53 million children? If President Reagan was right, and I think he was, we can’t straighten out the country by “tweaking” a few laws and sending some “Tea Party” people to Washington. We have to start with what President Reagan called the greatest “cause” or we cannot expect the blessing of God on anything else we do.

So, is Glenn Beck going to lead the “Tea Party” people into the halls of power, as Dr. King did? Is Glenn Beck going to spend some nights in jail, as Dr. King did? Is Glenn Beck going to risk losing his life, as Dr. King did?

Or is Glenn Beck just spouting off at the mouth to earn 34 million dollars a year? Dr. King went to jail, but it seems to me that Glenn Beck is just going to the bank! In contrast to Mr. Beck, Dr. King made a more modest salary, and confronted the injustice of the system at great personal risk, and even the loss of his life.

These “Tea Party” types like to quote President Reagan, and show pictures of Dr. King, but it seems to me that they are only interested in having their taxes cut. Since money is the main object, how are people like this any different from the sorry old followers of Ross Perot?

Will Glenn Beck help America any more than Ross Perot did? Not without the zeal and commitment of Dr. King. Not without the centrality of the right to life spoken of by President Reagan. Not without a willingness to go to jail instead of the bank!

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