Beck spent some of his speech talking about artifacts from a number of American heroes, including Marcus Luttrell, subject of the new movie “Lone Survivor.” Beck said Luttrell told him how he fought to be free during his time in Afghanistan.
“Luttrell drew a line in the sand and said he was going to pull himself across that line. He continued to do that for eight miles,” Beck said. “That’s what Americans need to have. That spirit in wanting to be free.”
Beck also showed artifacts from a number of soldiers, including Chris Kyle’s helmet and items from both Audie Murphy and Davy Crockett. Beck asked the crowd what these men had in common.
“They’re all Texans,” Beck said to a round of applause. “As Americans, we need that Texan fighting spirit.”
The political system as a whole in the U.S. is melting down, Beck said, and the biggest culture shift of our lifetimes and perhaps since that of the Civil War is coming ... all because of the Internet.
“You can connect with everyone on the Internet,” Beck said. “You don’t need publishers anymore to get your message out. All you need is a computer.”
Because no one believes anything of what they’re being told anymore, the two-party system in this country no longer works, Beck said. In closing, he praised the state of Texas and its people, saying “there’s something good in the water here.”
“Texans have humility and they stand behind what they know to be true,” Beck said.