“Strength in numbers”: Glenn discusses challenges facing those who take a stand

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With all the mounting problems America faces and a President seemingly bent on making them worse, this morning on radio Glenn explained what you can do personally to make a difference.

“Gather yourself together in groups,” Glenn told his radio audience. “There is strength is numbers.”

What Glenn means by this is to surround yourself with those who live by the same principals and values that you do. Stop going to churches where you don’t believe in what is being taught. Find a new church — one that strengthens you.

“Stop with tradition. Stop with convenience. If those traditions are not strengthening you, and strengthening the message and the meaning behind those traditions,” Glenn said.

Christmas and the 4th of July are also examples of what Glenn was trying to explain. Every Christmas, Christians around the country get angry about the “war on Christmas” being waged by special interest groups in department stores and other public arenas. What are Christians doing to actually strengthen the true meaning and traditions of Christmas? So many people spending time outraged by whether or not the clerk at Macy’s can say “Merry Christmas” — why are we spending Christmas at Macy’s?

“Our traditions are changing and many of them have been,” he said.  “Christmas was about Christ.  Christmas was about service.  Christmas was about Thanksgiving and prayer and all the things that are meaningful.  Christmas was getting together with family.  Now it is about gifts, buying, stuff, stress.  That’s not — get out of that tradition, and restore the tradition.”

What about the 4th of July?

“When the founders were around that tradition was about Thanksgiving, recommitment, education, service.  Now it is solely about let’s go out to the beach or let’s get some hot dogs, let’s go watch a fireworks show.  And that fireworks show is what? James brown and Bruce Springsteen, and maybe a Céline Dion song in there.  You don’t know what it is anymore,” Glenn said.

Many of the things that were once hold sacred have been made into jokes. Glenn recounted a conversation he recently had with his daughter who is working on the sequel to The Overton Window. She explained that she likes the sequel more than the original simply due to the change in tone.

She said, ‘as much as you don’t like it, Dad, when you talk in church tones or you talk about Bible stuff, or you talk about the try-corner hats, or you’re quoting the founders — people in my generation — it’s been made to be something that you mock. and so we don’t listen to it.’  It’s frightening stuff.  It’s frightening stuff,” Glenn emphasized.

This is why Glenn is emphasizing that there is strength in numbers.

“Find those people who are rock solid, and then hang on to each other,” he said.

It’s not popular to be outspoken on the things that were once considered good in our culture. As soon as you start supporting the principles that the media is trying to silence, they’ll try to destroy you.

Even Glenn, who is now one of the most controversial public figures in America and hated by many on the left, was once one of the most popular and likable people in the public eye. He had a ‘Q-score’ that ranked him more popular than the Pope and just under Nelson Mandela.

Glenn never changed. The media did.

This morning, Glenn asked the questions, “What is a man? What does he have if he doesn’t stand? If he is on his knees? Don’t live life on your knees. Say what has to be said. .  Say how you truly feel.  Remain on your knees for guidance, and protection because if you remain on your knees, for those things, it will be the only way you will be able to stand.  But stand you must.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Understand clearly – anyone standing for what is right and truth will face opposition from all ends. This has been shown across the ages of history, especially in our own country.

    Place yourself in the firm reliance upon God by faith and His grace. He will not guide you wrong and if you are not sure of what to do, seek and pray, and He will guide and reveal to you His wishes for you and your service to him.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    All of us have a choice, stand for what is truth and right, or stay silent and share the blame in the darkness that consumes all.

    For me and my house I will serve only the Lord and bow to no man.

  • Draxx

    As Parents, my wife and I are always working with our kids to help them understand the tidal wave that is coming our way.  We try and help them think of their own solutions to problems, and to prepare for Anything that they know is headed their way.  The hardest thing to teach them is how to think about situations from other peoples perspectives, and not just their own (we as humans always have our own desires as guides or obsticles).  But on their own they are becoming leaders because they have the confidence to try and even possibly fail, and other kids their age see that and it inspires them a little…  We know that our kids are the future of change, so we try and make it a positive change (and keep what is good without changing it).

    Hopefully, others are trying the same thing with their kids/grandchildren…

  • Anonymous

    People are deserting you clowns and your crazy message in droves. The economy is improving, jobs are picking up, stock market at record levels, everyone is sick of the gloom and doom crowd and their paranoia. Instead of closing your minds and talking only amongst yourselves, open yourself to the new world unfolding before you.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    Stand as one and stand with people who believe what you do. We Christians are told this and I found it is more powerful standing with likeminded people with one purpose so let’s stand for the founders and the Constitution no matter if your Christian Jewish Muslim or atheist.

  • americanathlete

     Well said! I also like the lyrics from Aaron Tippin’s song: You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything. You’ve gotta be your own man, not a puppet on a string.

  • americanathlete

     Why don’t you wake up idiot. You’re such a coward!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/E-Elaine-Connelly/100000106663068 E Elaine Connelly

    You must have missed the latest information about un-employment numbers they are going up and up.  The true percentage of un-employed, looking for work and those who have given up is over %20.
    Critten:  You are an idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1229573242 Nina Flora

    boy critten are you needing some eye openers…sorry for you…enjoy your future in your dreams..get back to all of  us in a while… the stock market is NOT the real criteria..

  • Anonymous

     You mean our crazy message of government spending within their means, rather than trillion (with a T) dollar deficits each year?  Look up how much is a trillion Critten…
    Or do you mean our crazy message of self responsibilty, of not expecting others to pay for our rent, our food, alcohol, cigarettes,etc?
    Maybe its our crazy message of not wanting government to take 60% of our income, so that we can keep more, in order to spend it and invest it as we see fit, thereby growing the economy.  Crazy stuff I know.  You’re right, we should wake up to your new world of submitting to whatever our benevolent government wants.  Sheesh…

  • Anonymous

    My wife and I have listened to and been inspired by Glenn to do exactly that, stand! we have beEn involved for the last five years in a corruPtion case in New  Mexico that is astounding in it’s scope. We have been threatened, my wife  a veteran SPED teacher has faced falce child abuse charges due too our efforts on behalf of the cildren and tax payers of New Mexico. We have had to spend nearly thirty thousand dollars to defend her reputation.Yet, we stand! This case includes but is not limited to:Fraud, fraudulent licensure of teachers and admiistrators. embezzlement, medicad fraud in the millions. Educational fraud in areas of title 1.3. and 9,.  An award winning and highly funded English as a second language program that exists only on paper. It involves several high ranking NM state officals, including the state director of SPED two forme SEC of Ed and the current Sec. ed designate, a state senator and quite possibly former gov. billl Richardson. WE are in danger every day and yet we   continue to fight alone!!! With hope that help will come. We have begged every media outlet for help. All to no avail We have contacted Glenn repeatedly,  Not a word in response. I have the proof, volumes of it. I can provide it on demand, as I have to NM Officials. I will travel to any place in the country ast my own expense and talk to anyone. and I will not waste your time.SOMEONE PLEASE HELP US!
    Glenn! You got the talkin’; part done amigo. Do you stand with us?
    twojump@gmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Johnson/1515032171 Carl Johnson

    And we are deserting you, you believe the state run media if you like, I will believe the TRUTH.
    Just read some of your other comments, and realized I was talking to a stupid high school kid.

  • Anonymous

    Meg
          You need to get your head out from under the tub, and go find your brains, if you ever had any. Your post shows how stupid you really are. There is a new world unfolding before us, alright, but it is not the one you described. If you find your brains, YOU take a REAL look around, and I’ll guarantee, you’ll see it different.

  • Anonymous

    the idea of collective action to make our lives better has been beaten out of the american mindset. we are told again and again that any attempts to organize into groups to instigate change is communism. the only groups we are allowed to be in are at our jobs, working in the corporate world where we are told what to do, or in churches where we are told that working to make our lives better in this world is not important as god will intervene when he’s ready, or that we should look to the afterlife instead to alleviate the pain of our current existence. that has always been the church’s message. the idea of community is lost. we are nothing more than autonomous units, self maximizing through consumption. don’t gather together, just go shopping at wal-mart. 

  • Anonymous

    unemployment is going up because we are all becoming surplus labor due to the various free trade agreements. who supports these trade agreements? both parties. 

  • J Nelson

    Do what we can, make our opinions heard, dare to be different, dare to speak up, lose Facebook friends because you’re Pro- 2nd Amendment and against progressives, liberals and the govt media establishment!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Really, the only visible economic measure that looks positive is the stock market.  Salaries are stagnant and the cost of just about everything is going up.  The problem with the inflated stock market is that the Quantitative Easing (QE1, QE1, QE3, etc.), which is government printing money, is making the stock market price increase and other things like food and gas prices.  One way of looking at it is that if the Stocks have a certain value or worth and the value of the dollar is decreased, then the cost of the stock will increase.  The stock is not worth any more in “value”, it is just worth more dollars, because the dollar is worth less.  A way of looking at it is that if everyone had $100 and something cost $20, then double everyone’s cash to $200 each, then the item will probably cost more like $40.  A standard rule of economics is that when more dollars chase a product, the demand will cause the price of the item to increase.  So basically this is just to say that the Stock Market is probably worth about what it was worth before all of the QE’s but the perceived increase in the DOW is just an illusion.

  • http://justmysanity.wordpress.com Brad Curie

    If you believe that the doom and gloom talk is only based on the economy and unemployment numbers you certainly haven’t been paying attention. We haven’t closed our minds at all but instead have opened them wide and far reaching. The progressive think we are the ones stuck in a rut but they are in for a rude awakening of thier own making.

    Good luck with that and may your chains bear lightly.

  • Anonymous

    …If you wanta’ get to Heaven you gotta’ raise a little Hell!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6XT752VPJ4E6FVMVHIYN6KL6KY Elwin

    Hi Glenn. I agree.

  • Anonymous

    Critten, do you know your history, or are you just blinded by witchery?
    Before the 1929 stockmarket crash things were roaring.  It led to the great depression.
    15 Mil people out of work, bank failures, decline of money supply, uncertainty for
    business’ and consumers alike etc.  Sounds familiar???? So, take off your rose
    colored glases and stop drinking the “red” cool aid your Democratic leaders are
    dishing out.  This country is in trouble!!!

  • Anonymous

    meant to say rose colored glasses

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

     ARE YOU SERIOUS???

  • Guest

    What about the 4th of July?

    “When the founders were around that tradition was about Thanksgiving, recommitment, education, service.  Now it is solely about let’s go out to the beach or let’s get some hot dogs, let’s go watch a fireworks show.  And that fireworks show is what? James brown and Bruce Springsteen, and maybe a Céline Dion song in there.  You don’t know what it is anymore,” Glenn said.

     Your July 4th SUCKS, dude.

  • Guest

    That’s right: isolate yourselves. Avoid people who do not think like Glenn Beck. That way, you’ll never find out just how full of shit Glenn Beck is.

    Here’s more proof of just how full of shit Glenn Beck is.

    There’s a long list of lies that Glenn Beck has told.

    Here’s another.

    Here’s five more examples of Beck’s blatant, shameless lies.

    Oh, I could go on and on. Smart conservatives figured this out long ago, but people addicted to Beck’s particular brand of hate speech, do not have a clue. They think that Beck has woken them up, which is what the followers of Hitler thought too.

    Beck is not Hitler, but he’s as deceitful as Joseph Goebbels was. If you don’t know this, you’re sleeping!

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Glen’s comments.
    Stand in front of a mirror and look at the person in the mirror.
    Think about what is really important in life.  Is it stuff?  Is it
    being too busy earning a living that you have no time for your
    Family, your God, or your Country?  Ask yourself this question!
    What am I personally doing to make a better America for all of
    the above?   Our future is in the hands of those who look in the
    mirror and say.  I will do my part to make people understand
    how great our country will continue to be.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone knows where Glenn stands. He has selflessly put so much time and effort into causes of the masses and by necessity limited his personal and family time.  It is selfish on your part to call Glenn out because he hasn’t adopted your cause on a public stage.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I have been searching off and on for six months for a way to get in touch with you, personally…….I’m not sure I understand why you are so hard to reach, personally………….Thanks, Mickey Burleson

  • Anonymous

    The church I attend recently had a division in the membership because of the secular tone of the national church organization.  The congregation had several who were very vocal in supporting the secular influence and pressure from the powerful force, which had a threatening tone against the traditional biblical church.  Our local church formed a board with the purpose of investigating what the national organization expected for our local church.   As a result, the parishioners voted to separate from secular church influence with a 70/30 majority.  It was heartening to know that there were that many like-minded Christians with traditional values in our small congregation.

  • Anonymous

    Question on a possible new bill to make everyone income transparent and public info is this attempt by obama to further divide our country by class warfare and pit the lazy who think they should get more  at expense of the hard workers ???  obama is just adding fuel of jealous and hatred of people achieving their well being by hard work that they should share their wealth !!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    To Critten:

    I would like to cry when I read comments like yours.
    You are so uninformed about what is happening in
    America.   Rather than watch news commentators
    on Cable and Regular TV, do some research and 
    then you will understand why the majority of America
    is so upset no matter what the media says.
    Take all of the comments you listed and look them up
    on Google or whatever link you use.  When you find
    out what is really going on in America, your blood 
    will boil.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.kite.1 Carol Kite

    Gllenn Beck’s the person who woke me up, a few years ago, to where this nation was heading. If I still had my health, I’d be a political activist today but do what I can from my chair. Glenn absolutely knows what he’s talking about, everything he predicted has been truth, whether  political or moral, he’s a knowledgeable, good man.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X2NAPSXIXUJPOPPGU6CXVFQFLA Snorri Sturluson

    Once Rome became an Empire it was too late to return to a Republic because both the politicians and the Roman people wanted the benefits of Empire and not the personal sacrifices of a Republic. The barbarians changed all of that. Unfortunately, the U.S. will not have the same amount of time between Empire and the Dark Ages as did the Romans. The other side of the situation is that the barbarians were selective about those they destroyed first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Barney/100000502045724 Victor Barney

    Glenn, this may be more serious than even you realize! Perhaps, you do know that, as Marxist England for over 100 years now, America also is “Joseph” promised the name “Israel,”(Gen. 48:16) ; whereas, Judah was “only” promised “MESSIAH,” BUT NOT NAME(Gen. 49:10)! If you do know this spiritual “SCIENTIFICALLY” OBTAINED “FACTUAL TRUTH),”(?) you also MUST KNOW that it is WE, AMERICA, gets the ENDTIME, RIGHT “ANTI-CHRIST”(MARXIST) OBAMA OVER IT(U.S.), although Jews tend also to be marxist in their ideolgy. just saying, what is, is…WATCH, just a little while longer…p.s. It all begins(Jacob’s trouble) on a soon coming FALL Feast of Trumpets(WAR)! Glenn, George Soros CAN’T STOP THEM, AS HE DID YOU! WATCH!

  • americanathlete

     True! But never underestimate the “Patriotic” Americans and the American spirit.

  • americanathlete

     Smart conservatives? they’re called liberals and they’re never right. Your definition of right concerns me about your touch with reality. You’re an idiot! If you have such a problem with Glenn Beck why the hell do you visit this site? I’m sick of retards like you that get on here to try and start trouble. Even liberal idiots that called Beck crazy a few years ago are now agreeing with him. He does his research and that’s what makes him reliable. Not only that, but he tells us not to take his word for it but to do our own research. I’ve done mine. Don’t ever tell me I’m sleeping!

  • Anonymous

    I disagree to a certain point. We do not need to gather together into “groups” but rather ONE large group whose voice is undeniable – God and America. Within both of those two things lie everything – family, freedoms, etc.
    The individual differrences we have within those two things need to be held by each of us because on the general topic and the very basis of those two things most Americans can stand. Those two things are gravely in danger and for those of us with eyes to see, and ears to hear exactly what has truly been taking place, there is no room for a divided house. Let’s get it together and stand as “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” and let’s do it NOW!
    We need to have groups that have no boundaries between counties, or even state lines. Glenn, you started something a while back getting neighbors and groups together. THAT needs to continue and grow like a wildfire with various speakers that will help pull us together. A regular meeting, perhaps weekly, and don’t stop until we accomplish what needs to be done here.

  • Anonymous

    americanathlete (jock): no liberal, who (note possessive pronoun) called Beck crazy a few years ago are now agreeing with him. Beck keeps going further and further down the rabbit hole.

    If you or anyone else cannot detect Beck’s many lies, you’re sleeping!

  • Guest

    If Palin takes a cue from Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, she too could make a lot more money off her fans than she did at Fox. That’s exactly what makes these pundits “con men”:

    “They don’t care about winning elections; they care about separating rubes from their money. They discovered that there’s a fortune to be made by keeping a small portion of America under the illusion that they are always under attack, from Mexicans or ACORN or Planned Parenthood or gays or takers, global warming hoaxers; it doesn’t matter. They don’t want a majority; they want a mailing list, a list of the kind of gullible ‘Honey Boo Boos’ out there who think there’s a ‘War on Christmas’ and the Socialist policies of our Kenyan President are so disastrous that the end of the world is coming.”

  • Anonymous

     Is there any particular “Lord” you serve? Are you serving the Lord of Pumpernickel? Or are you serving a Lord Chancellor?

  • Anonymous

    You’re wrong.  Unemployment is not going up and up, it’s trended slightly down overall.  Check your information, please.

  • Anonymous

    In fact, the idea of lowering taxes on top earners to grow the economy is called Supply-Side economics, and it is crazy.  This is Laffer’s theory, and we know it doesn’t work.  Do some reading on the topic.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not helpful to compare the situation today with that prior to the 1929 crash.  Very, very different set of variables.  Do some reading on the topic.  Also, which Democratic leaders are telling us things are looking rosy?  

  • Anonymous

    So, Carl, how is it that you know the TRUTH?  Isn’t the media simply composed of companies that must follow the rules of the market to make profit?  I easily find journalistic sources that disagree entirely on viewpoint and facts in nearly every instance.  What evidence is there that any media outlet is run by the state?  

  • Anonymous

    Since you like doing research to better understand what’s going on, here is a terrific book:  ”The Big Con:  Crackpot Economics and the Fleecing of America” by Jon Chait. Read it and see what you think.

  • Anonymous

    How is disagreeing strongly with someone’s opinion “causing trouble?”  This is a forum for exchange of views.  Defending one’s opinion sharpens the intellect and improves the debate, opens possibilities for new insights and learning.  Honest, in-depth debate is good for the country.

  • americanathlete

     No Guests allowed! Go play with Rachel Maddow.

  • jen

    You bow to Glenn Beck.  You parrot what he says without thinking on your own, probably for a good chunk of money.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ACCGSQRVRUIF33CPWDGRONUGKE Julia

    you are sooo right! don’t say anything unless you KNOW what you are talking about!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ACCGSQRVRUIF33CPWDGRONUGKE Julia

    if you don’t like him just don’t listen!!! your the one who is sleeping!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ACCGSQRVRUIF33CPWDGRONUGKE Julia

    thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ACCGSQRVRUIF33CPWDGRONUGKE Julia

    you REALLY don’t know what you are talking about!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ACCGSQRVRUIF33CPWDGRONUGKE Julia

    GLENN ROCKS!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The majority of Americans justed voted against everything you stand for, sounds like you should be crying for yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Trust in God, do what’s right and He’ll take care of the rest.

  • Anonymous

    I disagree with almost everything that comes out of Glenn Beck’s mouth, but in the spirit of brotherhood I thought I’d support (as a big old lefty) some of what he says in the clip above, about holiday traditions.

    I’m not a Christian and I don’t care about the birth of Jesus as the “reason for the season”. But I heartily agree that it’s dismaying to see the deeper meaning of Christmas lost under a flood of greed, selfishness, and mindless consumerism. I think it would be great if all of the focus on spending/buying/selling for Christmas would fizzle out, and people would turn it into what it should be, a day with a much smaller, more intimate focus on friends, family and service (and religion if you so desire). I would not celebrate it as a religious holiday, just as I don’t observe Yom Kippur or Easter or Ramadan or whatever. But I’d have a heck of a lot more appreciation for  what it means.

    But then we have to hear all the right-wingers getting all hot & bothered about the “War On Christmas!” every year, twisting themselves into knots to try and blame the bastardization of Christmas somehow on progressives and secularists. What’s really to blame? The good old Free Market – the profit motive – our beloved Capitalism. Folks can make a lot of $$$ off of a holiday based around gift-giving, and they are very skilled at doing so. To heck with service and brotherhood and community — it’s Black Friday!!! Buy Buy Buy!

    I guess the point I’m trying to make is that things are rarely as black-and-white as folks like Beck and Bill O’Reilly seem to want to always make them out to be. We worship the free market, but when the free market mucks up our religious observances with a lot of crass commerce, somehow we have to blame it on our ideological foes. Why can’t we just admit that life is complex & confusing & ambiguous, and that most folks are just trying to get through the day with their integrity intact?

  • Anonymous

    What sounds familiar is that it was Republicans running things before the crash.