I admire what Glenn Beck is doing. He's one of the only popular commentators taking on the status quo and searching for the truth among a lot of propaganda. But, sometimes Beck talks as if he alone saw beforehand what is now happening in politics and the economy. In many ways, Beck is a Johnny-come-lately. I grant that not many people were predicting the consequences of statism, but there have been a few courageous voices sounding these warnings for a long, long time, like Frank Chodorov, Ayn Rand, Albert Jay Nock, Roy Childs and Murray Rothbard, to name a few, and they should be given credit for predicting these consequences as far back as the turn of the 20th century.
Even in more recent times, many of us libertarians/classical liberals have warned about the dangers of statism before Beck woke up and saw the light. I would just like to see Beck crow less about what he has predicted, that others are now seeing, and give more credit to the thinkers who've been fighting statism for a very long time, and at times when it was very unpopular and not financially rewarding to do so.