This is What Fredom of Speech Looks Like


Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Mark Levin are all heavily influential conservative talk show hosts. Their shows are successful, they have a wide and broad audience, and when they turn their microphones on, millions and millions of people will be listening.

Obviously, they don’t agree with each other all the time. No two people ever will. Glenn Beck has been harping on the Republican Party pretty violently because they have a progressive tilt. He wants the Republican Party to become the anti-socialist party, and he isn’t afraid to shame them into a change of heart. His CPAC speech was pretty condemning.

Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh disagree with Glenn Beck. They were quite vocal and critical in their dissent.

Folks, this is what freedom looks like. It is chaotic. People don’t agree, and they don’t get along. There is always going to be a difference of opinion.

But you know what? That’s ok. In the world of ideas, the best idea will win as long as everyone takes some time to listen to the various ideas and evaluate them critically.

This may look like the conservative movement is fracturing. Far from it. I doubt that Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, or Rush Limbaugh have any bad blood between them. I doubt that they are going to go witch-hunting on each other. Instead, they are seriously considering what the best way to shift the Republican Party is.

Glenn Beck is using plenty of stick and only a few carrots. Rush and Mark Levin are trying to build a new party from within. We’ll see who’s right in the end. Maybe both are.


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