After ranting about how "illegal immigration is modern-day slavery," Beck compares himself to Ben Franklin Video ››› October 9, 2009 6:50 PM EDT ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF ? From the October 9 edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck: Loading the player reg... Previously: Beck: "modern day slave state" being constructed out of ACORN, SEIU, student loans, census and service initiatives Beck: "The government's irresponsible spending is turning us into slaves" Beck says he can "make a case" Rathke brothers are "enslaving people through ACORN" Tax deduction change latest Obama proposal Beck claims "involves enslaving people" Beck: "You know what this president is doing right now? He is addicting this country to heroin-the heroin that is government slavery." Beck says of stimulus package: "It is slavery" Beck again compares recovery bill to slavery Does Glenn Beck support the slave trade or is he just an "idiot"? Short Link copy link Posted In Immigration Network/Outlet Fox News Channel Person Glenn Beck Show/Publication Glenn Beck show We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.