Bill Berkowitz at Talk2Action reports that Glenn Beck has helped launch a series of summer camps for kids called Patriot Camps, created by the Constitutional Champions Foundation, an organization to which Beck made the first donation back in 2011 to get them started.
While you were blithely spending the summer with your children swimming and building sand castles at Orchard Beach, riding the Giant Dipper roller coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park, water-parking, and/or hiking in the wild, a bunch of conservative parents – with support from Beck — were having their kids schooled in the Constitution and American history at Patriot Camps across the country.
The Constitutional Champions Foundation, a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2010 in part with seed money from Glenn Beck, sponsored a series of weeklong “Patriot Camps” all across the country this past summer…
In a 2011 clip from Beck’s Fox News show, “Miss Deb is sitting in the studio audience, alongside two other Pennsylvania moms, explaining the inspiration behind their camp. `One day,’ she begins, `we heard you talk on your radio about Obama organizations doing summer camps, and we thought, `No, we need to do our own!'”Miss Deb recounted how after a fruitless search for a suitable camp with a “decent American Revolution curriculum,” they decided to put one together themselves. After telling her story, Beck chimed in with “And I started the fund-raiser for this, right? My wife and I wrote a check.”
Yvonne Donnelly, Beck’s ex-sister-in-law is not only the founder of Constitutional Champions, the umbrella nonprofit that propelled the moms’ Patriot Camp nationwide,” but she’s also the Chair of Beck’s 9/12 Project.
Berkowitz puts the punchline right up front, but I’ll put it at the bottom. After the horrific Anders Breivik shootings at a Norwegian summer camp for kids put on by a political party in July 2011, Beck said:
“And then there was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth or whatever. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing.”
Sometimes I think the only person in the world that Beck wouldn’t think is just like Hitler would be Hitler himself.