Glenn Beck was honored by his home town of Mount Vernon WA. It was the idea of the mayor but many did not agree. The city government spent $17,000 in overtime because of concern of the anti Beck demonstrators. There were more anti-Beck demonstrators than those attending the function to honor him. I think Glen Beck would agree it is not the governments job to protect him. If some nut case hates Glen Beck as much as Glen Beck hates the government and decides to beat the crap out of him, that is Glen Beck's problem. Come on Glen, if you are going to talk the talk you need to walk the walk. Glen should have made sure no government money was spent on his visit. They sold tickets to the function honoring him. Only about half of the tickets sold. They did not make enough money to cover the costs of the function. Don't invite Glen Beck over, it could be expensive.