Thursday, October 28, 2010

What Glenn Beck Misses

Yeah, I've said it before -- I'm not a fan of Glenn Beck. And it's not just his eclectic brew of Mormonism, civic religion, and 12-step help programs that I'm bothered by, it's that Jeffersonian line that he so admires, "If it neither breaks my leg nor picks my pocket, what difference is it to me?"

For, as Regis Nicoll explains in this well-argued Breakpoint transcript, Beck's application of that philosophy results in a naive denial of the importance of such evils as abortion and same-sex marriage. Check it out.