Stewart: See this idea that you can tax the people to pay for things that the government, elected by the people think is for the common good, that's the road to ruin. That's progressivism.
How does Glenn Beck learn that all this was bad?
Beck: I educated myself. I went to the library. Books are free.
Stewart: Glenn, Glenn, Glenn... the library isn't free!! It's paid for with tax money!! Free public libraries are the result of the progressive movement to communally share books. The first public library was the Boston Public Library in 1854. It's statement of purpose "Every citizen has the right to access community owned recourses". Community owned... that sounds just like Communists. You're a Communist!!
It's like saying diet plans can't help you people. I learned that while I was dropping weight at Weight Watchers.
By Heather — February 23, 2010