On his radio program yesterday, Glenn Beck grew increasingly agitated as he expressed his disappointment with people who insist that they have fundamental rights but don't realize that such rights come from God.
According to Beck, if people don't forcefully assert that their rights come from God, then the government can take them away, after which he asserted that the Founding Fathers created the Bill of Rights in order to prevent the government from ever infringing on the God-given inalienable rights of the citizens.
Somehow, this escalated until Beck told his listeners, not only to ask their children where they think their rights come from, but to "challenge them, get in their face" and "teach them a lesson; push 'em!"
And he didn't mean that figuratively. He told his listeners quite literally to push them.
"Well, they're going to cry, I'll hurt their feelings. Push 'em!," he yelled, "because if you don't do it now, it's going to be much worse when they're pushed and they're shoved and they're shot. Push them! Teach them! The need to know the truth and the need to be pushed up against the wall once in a while so they know they can defend themselves."
With this, Beck is quite literally instructing his viewers to cast themselves as the villains of their children's childhoods.
If this is what Beck's parents did with him, that would explain a lot.