Mr Parshall, though, is not just a businessman for whom the recession is a boon. He is also one of the out-riders for libertarians who believe that America under Obama is turning into a socialist state.And there's a hell of lot of people out there who believe exactly like Glen Parshall does, that violence against Obama and the government may be justified.
I do not exaggerate.
"We've got someone who is an out-and-out Marxist, a total socialist, who is trying to put everything under government control," Mr Parshall told me.
"There's a lot of people that are rising up," he says.
He and other self-described "free-thinkers" make much of Thomas Jefferson's statement: "The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
I asked him whether, given the taking over of America by a socialist, violence against Mr Obama would be legitimate.
"If they don't start conforming to our constitution, we may have to rise up in arms and take our country back," Mr Parshall replied, though he says that would be a last resort if elections did not do the job first.
The really chilling thought is that there are people in this country who think the time for that violence has already come.