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Glenn Beck unveils plans for city called ‘Independence USA’

If you thought Citadel, the fortress settlement in Idaho, sounded a little unconventional, just wait until you see the plans for Glenn Beck’s city, called ‘Independence USA.’

The conservative media magnate announced his plans — complete with blueprints — on his show last week. ‘Independence USA’ would be a city centered on the ideals on which America was founded, such as entrepreneurialism, religious freedom, apprenticeship, responsibility, truth and creativity.

“There’s not gonna be Gap here,” Beck said. “There’s no Ann Taylor. If you want an Ann Taylor, go someplace else.” He called it a place where “dreamers go” and people create “quintessentially American businesses.”

Features of the city would include an ‘Ellis Island-like’ entrance, a media center, a ranch for farming, an educational amusement park, housing, research and development and a multi-denominational religious center styled after The Alamo.

According to Beck’s website, it would seek to capture much of the “happiness, inspiration, courage and hope” of Walt Disney’s theme parks — a vision that has been lost over time, his website asserts.

One area Beck doesn’t talk about is security. Either he is keeping that part of ‘Independence’ a secret — which seems like a wise choice — or he hasn’t considered that his community might not be totally accepted by the ‘outside world.’

The city project is estimated to cost around $2 billion, Beck’s website reports, and is still “very much a dream at this point.”

 

Comments

Comments

  1. Doris Carman says:

    I love it. I hope it comes to pass while I am still living. Sounds just like Beck, and thats a good thing. Then maybe cities that have fallen away from the basics could follow suit and become what we once were.

  2. Roger Mitchell says:

    I want too live here where do I sign up have a small child , tools and weapons will travel

  3. Roger Mitchell says:

    I pray you are correct Ms. Carman But I do not ever seeing this Federal Gov of too day ever allowing that to happen . Only way to get the cities that have fallen by the wayside back up and running would be considered racist or trying to enforce raciest views and ideologies .

    Tis country is now almost to the point the liberals progressive democrats have been trying to take it since the immigrationon reform act Ted Kennedy had passed in 1965

    They have been laying this gorund work for decades

  4. Valerie Cannon says:

    Do I really have to state the obvious? This just has Jones Town written all over it.

    1. Snap N. McGarrett says:

      We’re in Jones Town now and refuse to drink the kool-aid. Independence will be a refugee community.

      1. Roger Mitchell says:

        Jones town would have never happened at all had the liberal democrats like Leo Ryan that where back in 78 under Jimmy Carter (aka Obama lite) where just finding their we will save all from themselves legs . Had he kept his federal nose out of what a group of private citizens that had left the oppressive political culture of California to try and live free in another country or a different continent then all those people would still be alive . Its was was past any politicians business in this country to go to another and stick their noses in others business ..

        Thats what they are doing right now right here trying to be come the super Nanny state every day the federal gov has a better idea for whats good for me and mine.. This very reason we are involved with Iraq and Afghanistan and hated around the damn globe almost..

  5. Kim Brooks says:

    Wow! Amazing.

  6. Hayden says:

    I’m not going to lie. This is a terrible idea, aimed at indoctrinating Beck’s “way of living” on others. Are we to honestly believe that Beck would live this way? Without a Gap or Ann Taylor? On his own show’s credits they credit Armani for Tailoring Beck. He makes about thirty-five million a year and nothing in his lifestyle remotely resembles this type of lifestyle. You people are sheep who will pay a sheepish price to get in to this park. You want to live like this? Save your money, get some land and DO it.

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