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Glenn Beck: 'I'm more and more libertarian'
Posted on Feb 3, 2009
Popular conservative talk radio personality and Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck is bringing more than his trademark wit to cable news. He's bringing an evolving philosophy.
"'Every day that goes by, I'm more and more libertarian," Beck told The Miami Herald.
"I've always been a conservative. But every day I find myself believing more and more in states' rights, individual rights -- let people alone, get the government out of everybody's lives, let everybody rule themselves," Beck said of why he finds himself agreeing more often with libertarians.
In fact, during the 2008 election Beck hosted Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr and eventual vice-presidential nominee Wayne Root. In his first week hosting FNC's Glenn Beck from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. ET weekdays his guests included Congressman Ron Paul, a libertarian and the party's 1988 presidential nominee and libertarian thinkers Steve Moore of the Club for Growth and ABC's John Stossel.