Glenn Beck Argues With Idiots

October 25, 2009

41QNLZ9ymeL._SL160_In our first Conservative Patriot HQ book review, we review Glenn Beck’s new book Arguing with Idiots.    Glenn’s newest book has been on the NYT best selling list for over 16 weeks.  For you fans of the Glenn Beck Radio Show, you will be familiar with many of the arguments.

If you constantly find yourself in political discussions where somebody throws out such gems as “the second amendment only allows you to have a gun if you are in a militia”, “the general welfare clause of the constitution established the welfare system”, “capitalism caused the recent financial crisis”, this book is for you.

The book is a quick read and has an interesting format.  Each chapter presents a political hot button topic important to conservatives and liberals alike.  Each chapter is further divided into arguments from “idiots” in red along with a fact based response from Glenn Beck.

The book covers many topics such as Capitalism, Gun Rights, Education, Illegal Immigration, the Nanny State, Universal Health Care, and a thoughtful walk through the constitution.

After reading Arguing with Idiots, you will be armed with the facts to support you in any argument on many of today’s hot button political topics.

Although every chapter is a great read, the Capitalism, gun rights, and education chapters are some of the best.

The Capitalism chapter focuses on defending Capitalism and showing great examples of where government intervention has caused more problems than it has fixed.  From Amtrak to Fannie and Freddy, Glenn Beck shows how the government has failed at running businesses that are profitable.  Worse yet, the government run entities cost tax payers when they lose money.

For example, the Amtrak, has many lines that lose money every year.  However, because of politics, the lines are kept open and running despite losing money on every single passenger.

The gun rights chapter of Arguing with Idiots, Glenn Beck examines what the writers of the Constitution meant, often in their own words, when creating the second amendment.  This chapter also does a great job of showing how disarming law abiding citizens leads to greater gun violence.  This runs contrary to the “idiots argument” of less guns means less violence.

The education chapter does a great job of showing how the federal government and often the states have ruined our education system.  In this chapter, Glenn Beck shows that pouring more money into the bloated corrupt system doesn’t lead to better education.  For example, NY state spends the most per student and Utah spends the least.  However, the average test scores are almost identical.

If you constantly find yourself arguing with idiots who lean to the left, this book is full of facts that will enable you to present a good case.

The only real drawback of the book is that the majority of the citations are in the back of the book without clear references to each citation.  However, this minor flaw does not take away from the overall usefulness of the book.

Overall, Conservative Patriot HQ highly recommends the newest book by Glenn Beck. 

If you plan on purchasing this book, you can support this website by purchasing the book from Amazon here:  Arguing with Idiots.

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3 Responses to Glenn Beck Argues With Idiots

  1. arthur on October 25, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Explain to me, please, how a government service is supposed to be profitable??? Even if they made more money than they spent, they would use it on some other government service. The almighty dollar….in it we trust.

  2. admin on October 26, 2009 at 7:40 am

    More like in common sense, in it we should trust.

    In the case of Amtrak, politics have driven Amrak to have rail lines that are mandated that move doezens of customers. Amtrak spends thousands of dollars per customer and takes in a fraction of that cost. Tax payers spend hundreds and thousands of dollars to move a person by train because some congressman wants to keep a line open. It is right out of Atlas Shrugged.

    Look at the bill that gives money to small airlines. In a story last week I saw where there are planes that go between small airports with 1 or 2 people on them. The taxpayer spends over a thousand dollars per person while the ticket costs less than a hundred.

    When the government perverts the free market it costs us billions. You can say you hate money, but it doesn’t mean we have to waste it.

  3. Judi Benzschawel on April 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I just found this site a while back when a buddy of mine recommended it to me. I have been a regular reader ever since.

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