Glenn: Who will stand for man’s freedom, if not us?

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For the past few years, Glenn has been taking the audience of the radio and TV shows on a journey that has, hopefully, empowered them to restore themselves and restore the country. From the 40 Day/40 Night Challenge to the Restoring events and beyond, Glenn reflected on that journey and looked at how everything over the past few years has tied together.

You know, I’ve talked about the 40 Day and 40 Night challenge and all of these things, I don’t know if ‑‑ I don’t know if I’m alone in what I’m experiencing right now, but I’m seeing things now tied together that I didn’t know exactly how they all tied together. I’m seeing them all come together now, what we’ve gone through together as a group for Restoring Honor and Restoring Courage. You know, what was Restoring Honor? Restoring Honor was get back to God, 40 Day and 40 Night Challenge. If you haven’t done it, please, today, start today.

There’s one thing I have learned here recently is when you have a prompting, it’s no longer good to ‑‑ good enough to say, “I’m going to do that. I should do that. I’m going to do that.” No. Do it now. When some ‑‑ when you feel inside of you, “I have to do this,” do it now. Do not delay. Do it now. And exercise that muscle because you’re going to need it and you’re going to need it in a big way. 40 Day, 40 Night challenge. Be honorable. Pick up your staff. Know why you were born at this time. That was the first step.

The next one was courage: Do you have the courage to call out the bad guys to their face. Do you have the courage to stand at the foot of the Al‑Aqsa mosque at the Temple Mount in Israel where all of the world’s powers will array against you, do you have the courage to stand up and say “Hear me now. You come through me because they’re not alone. I’m with them.” Do you have the courage to do that?

Last summer, last summer was about can you, do you have the will to serve. Do you have the will to be responsible for your brother. Will you help not ‑‑ even though they’re chastising you, even though they’re making fun of you, even though they’re calling you names, no matter what they say, will you serve. Those three things were really important and they’re now coming together and it’s about time to use all three of those things. And I haven’t known how they come together. I still don’t really know exactly, but I want to read something from Hugh Stafford now. Hugh is a guy who I’m hoping that I can meet his family, and I want to bring them in on the TV show because after Restoring Honor in Washington, his family came and they delivered in my New York studios a shoebox. And the shoebox sat there for, like, three weeks on my desk and I didn’t ‑‑ I didn’t even know where it came from. Somebody came in, said, “Hey, we got this from somebody. You should look at this.” Because we get all kinds of stuff.

So it sat there before I could do it, and I was going I think on a vacation and I thought, okay, let me just clear off all my desk. And I looked at the shoebox, and in the shoebox were all of these writings on the back of cigarette packages, Vietnamese cigarette packages. And I started to read a few of them, and I didn’t even know what it was because the letter was, you know, at the bottom of the box or something. And I’m reading these and I’m like, these are profound. And I realize they were written by Commander Hugh Stafford who was in the Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam. He was a prisoner of war. Now, tell me that this, this doesn’t relate to the girls in Ohio. “Don’t dread suffering. It only makes it worse. Anticipate it. Predict it. Even exaggerate it in your anticipation of it. Don’t fight a neurosis or a symptom of one. It may be a friend in disguise, a mere symptom of a deeper disturbance rendered less severe by it. A neurosis may well be a vital protective shield. Detach yourself from it. Predict it. Exaggerate. Laugh at it. It can safely and effectively be ridiculed away but not torn away. Try to find ‑‑ try to find meaning in this every circumstance. Meaning varies with the individual and with every circumstance. With him ‑‑ or with me it may vary by the hour. The meaning for a particular moment may simply be to endure that moment in a manner in which you can be proud of. But beware of false pride. Don’t expect too much. Perhaps in retrospect it will show that it was meaningful enough just to have endured, to have survived, to try. Perhaps at the end of it, it is just as meaningful to look back and say “I tried” as it would be to say “I succeeded.”

That is just one of these brilliant pieces written on the back of Vietnamese cigarette packages, as he was given a pack of cigarettes and cut them open carefully and wrote the meaning of life on the inside.

At the top of the hour I will share what he wrote for the return trip home, what it felt like to be rescued, what he was afraid of and what he felt he had to anticipate. Because that’s what those girls are going through right now.

I said at the NRA convention that what people have mocked us with, the president mocked us and said when people get scared, they grab on and cling to their God and their guns. I can’t tell you that I’m not afraid. I can tell you that I’m not ruled by fear because I know the source of fear. But I can’t tell you that I’m ‑‑ I look forward to dark things happening in America or me even having to report on dark things happening in America. I’m tired of it. I want it to end. But I will speak, I will stand, and I will not comply. And I will do so with love and peace and as much gentleness as I can muster. A test of a man is how he performs while under stress, and I am sorry to say that I have been failing that in the last few weeks. I have been grumpy and not my best self, but I am working on it. And I sure would like ‑‑ I sure would like to know that there are others that are feeling the same way and working on it as well.

I have no problem if you want to say I cling to my God and my guns. My God is my rock, and guns are the at the very core of our foundation. So yes, I cling to them because in the end, I was going to say the only thing real, but there’s only one thing that’s real, and I will cling to Him every possible step. I hope that in the end that’s all I can see.

Man’s freedom is being snuffed out all around the globe. It’s amazing to me that the Chinese and the Russians are actually encouraging their population to buy gold. We are discouraging. I find it fascinating that all of our founders and every single president up until this one has warned about special interests getting involved with the government and it becoming tyranny. And this president is saying pay no attention to those voices who warn of tyranny. The West has gone to sleep. Let me say a special message to the preacher and to those who are God‑fearing individuals: The English came over here and the first ones to die, the first ones to be killed, the first ones to be burned alive were the preachers. Were the diehard religionists. Why? Because they were teaching that you answered to God and God alone. They were teaching the truths that were so clear that they were declared self‑evident.

Do you think in our society the preachers are going to be the first to be rounded up? Do you think the preachers are going to be the first? Are they the ones getting the heat? They’re not. It’s the TEA Party that’s getting the heat. It’s the 9/12 project that’s getting the heat. That’s who’s getting the heat. Where are the preachers? Where are they? Was it, was it Rosa Parks that did this, or was it Martin Luther King, standing with other preachers and other rabbis? We all have eternal consequences. We will all, at the end of the day, be asked. But preachers, I don’t know what your excuse is. Is it your, “Well, if I start to speak out, I’ll ‑‑ I can reach a bigger audience. I know that. I know that excuse. I almost took it myself. If I don’t say certain things, I can reach a bigger audience.” That’s a hard ‑‑ that’s a pretty seductive one. I know. Wrong choice. It’s not really about even your voice. In the end it’s about you. We all have a role to play, and there are going to be those who will pick up a gun. There will be those who want to overthrow the government on both the left and the right. There will be those that want to kill people and cause death and destruction and chaos. Who will stand against it? Who will stand against that if not us. Who will stand for man’s freedom, if not us?

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    If we do not stand for freedom, then we will pass into the night of tyranny and never emerge from it again. 

    I say this much…

    I will not comply,I stand for what is right,I stand for the truth,I stand for freedom and liberty.

    If God so requires of me to go into the night, then let it be so, and I can go knowing my duty to Him and His cause is complete; for I and my House serve the Lord and I shall never bow down to any man.

  • Sam Fisher

    Evil runs the country and only good people can end it. 

  • Pachy Serrano

    Here is where GB is wrong. God and guns do not match. Even Jesus told Peter to stand down his spear cause the “word of the Lord” will take justice. History has proven that when we mix religion with guns and violence nothing good comes out of it. But, I agree with him about our Govt being corrupted by special interest . . . The problem is that the main guys in the special interest van wagon is not OUR President and his minions, but Corporate America and their cronny capitalism. When conservatives and Republicans are willing to take on oil companies, Wall St., and others, then and only then I will listen more to GB and the so called “conservative movement”. Do you homework folks!!

    • greg scott

      And just who bailed out the capitalist bankers and left the taxpayers on the hook?? It was Obama and his minions. If you think Obama is NOT a part of the oppressive machine, you’re surely blind. And you’re wrong about the use of firearms for good. Without them, we would not be an independent nation. The Founding Fathers were mostly religious men and the Founding documents they created do reference God. I would imagine that bothers you.

      • William Vining

        It was George Bush, you idiot. TARP was signed by him. Man, you people are stupid.

    • Anonymous

      Jesus also told his disciples that if they didn’t have a sword, to go buy one. Theologians (as myself) know that Jesus told Peter to stand down, because His kingdom was to come through His willful laying down of His life. “Love protects.”

  • Anonymous

    Freedom seems to be getting snuffed out rather rapidly here too.  Tyranny sits in our Oval Office and lives in our White House.  Our elected officials lied to us to achieve their office along with the power it gives them.   We petition them to follow the Constitution and they laugh at us and call us fools.  I am truly sick that I have lost the country I was so proud of growing up and fear for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that they will live under a dictator that makes Hitler look like a Sunday School teacher.   

    • Diane Godbout

      I don’t recognize this country anymore since Obama is ruling :/

  • Frank Atwood

    Freedom is a state of mind, attainable only through ones understanding of words and one’s self, which separates the physical from the spiritual.

    When words are spoken in this world, they are of this world and not of the Father’s realm.  When mankind learns all things of this world have nothing to do with the heavenly Father, who few know for he does not interfere in man’s affairs. Man himself brings all evil upon himself through greed, envy, hypocrisy, selfishness and judgment of others different than they are.
    When mankind learns that those who seek for truth within of God, God teaches those who truly seek him and only him.  The truths of God are not of this world, and there truth pertains to his world, which is spiritual.  If men would learn and understand this world is Hell, and our souls are more important than our bodies, then will men learn that many have dormant souls which are hollow shells to him, who praise others above him.

    Isaiah, 43; 11.  I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior.
    Hosea, 13; 4.  Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shall know no god but me: for there is no savior beside me.

    In the Nag Hammadi, is a couple one liners from Jesus himself, which is not in the Bible;  “Blessed are those who don’t need an advocate.” and “If all who were baptized were truly saved, this world would be empty.”

    Neither of these lines will ever be accepted by any religion within this world.  This world is Hell, and to overcome it, one must understand; 1 John, 2; 15 & 16.

    15,  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

    16.  For all that is in the world, the LUST OF THE FLESH, and the LUST OF THE EYES, and the PRIDE OF LIFE,  is not of the Father, but of the world.

    Read it, pray on it and then ask yourself, why religious wars are and will come to America?  Because all religions pray to the creator of us and this world, which is Hell.  For those who will hate my truth, the creator of us, and this world, is Satan.  That is why Jesus said to the Pharisees and Scribes, that the Father they praise is Satan.  Jesus knew who the Father is as I know who my heavenly Father is, and he’s not our creator, but he loves us all and only teaches those who seek beyond the teachings of men.

    Revelation 3; 12.  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

    That name is not Christian or Mormon or any religious sects of man.  They are called New Jerusalem, which is upon the earth spiritually, and they praise only the Father within, and call him Father, as he should be called to those who he’s taken their name, and changed their sould from a mortal soul to an immortal soul.  Thusly, they’ve taken on the Bridegroom as one’s soul becomes the Bride and wedded, taking on spiritual immortality.  True baptism through the spirit of the Father.

    The New Jerusalem are those who are at war with no one.  As the rest of the world prepares for wars, Gods people are already sealed and protected by his hand as he takes on their name and comforts them with a truth not taught in any church of mankind.

    God bless all who read this and understand as they are not afraid to think outside the box, man has put God into.

    Man’s true freedom comes from within, and death, chains or laws do not effect that freedom as men free themselves up from the cares and woes of this world which we are supposed to overcome, yet few will.

  • Anonymous

     “Because they were teaching that you answered to God and God alone.”:   “And assume among the powers of the earth THE SEPARATE AND EQUAL STATION to which THE LAWS OF NATURE and of NATURE’S GOD, ENTITLE THEM….”AXIOM, followed by Unalienable Natural Rights….Corollary, of God’s Universe given to EACH-ONE-PERSON’S SOUL — every one of  6,881,496,993 – whether starving and in slavery — or with the person with $24 Billion.

    Our wonderful Founder’s of knowledge, wisdom, justice in Truth of our Lord God, carries One Person Protected in Both Axiom and Corollary,  the Truth throughout the Laws of Both Founding Documents, with the Lessons…and ACTION to take clearly stated in the Declaration; tied and irreversibly connected by Article II and VI — One Person’s “Oath of Office” with God as Witness to Honor and Duty of Service to Each-One-Person, within the Equilateral Triangle of Person at the base, Town, County, State, and Nation….built from strength of the inherent “Religion and Morality” that is America because of Each-one-Person, among the Whole of the Mayflower; – 1770 Freemen and Individuals reporting in “The Boston Gazette and Country Journal”; and this is probably the most magnificent work, completely misunderstood and misrepresented:  Article I:1 “ALL legislative [law] Powers herein granted shall be vested in A CONGRESS of the United States..” because of the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God — and Natural Rights for each-one-person and his accountability to God, — the Bill must pass First — that it is not a violation of any person’s rights, Second: without “..trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it..”(Jefferson) and built into those two major Tests, is THE WHOLE CONTENTS of that BILL must pass the First and Second Tests. 

    If Any Section is in violation of Any Axiom or Corollary; the WHOLE BILL is discarded, or the “Sponsor” can attempt to re-write the “Bill” to conform to the Laws of Both Founding Documents.  Otherwise, ‘circular file’ — not one more Penney of time or person — is allowed.  It is discarded.   Now there’s a earth-shaking statement of our Republic under God:  “The Whole is the Sum of Each One Part.”  And  “Things equal to the Same Thing are equal to Each Other”.   THE VOTE MEANS THAT THE BILL IS IN CONCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF BOTH FOUNDING DOCUMENTS.

    Further, because of the Laws of Nature’s God and Article II and VI’s Oath of Office, Any Citizen who is an official of government or Citizen proposing to be a Candidate – Appointee – Agent – Employee, clerical or janitor, anywhere in the Equilateral Triangle, SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RUN FOR ANY OFFICE, OR SERVICE IN ANY CAPACITY – WHO VIOLATES OR PLANS TO VIOLATE THE SEPARATE AND EQUAL STATION TO WHICH THE LAWS OF NATURE AND OF NATURE’S GOD…UNALIENABLE NATURAL RIGHTS … SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THEIR POSITION … OR NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE CANDIDATES FOR ANY POSITION WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC UNDER GOD.
    WE THE PEOPLE, each-one of us — Citizens who have Pledged their Allegiance to this Nation, Natural or naturalized, are by separate and equal station and Nature’s God…under the Same Articles II and IV Oath of Office [Article XX:3 in California] — as any office-holder, or member of a closed-shop-Union-of usurpation of the earnings of corporate persons, which are composed of individual persons, in pensions; AND because”The Majority [must be] Limited for Liberty:  The traditional American philosophy teaches that The Majority must be strictly limited in power, and in the operation of government, for the protection of The Individual’s God-given, unalienable rights proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and, therefore, of the rights of The Minority–of all minorities. [with] “All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.” ..The Individual. No majority, however great even all of the people but one Individual–may properly infringe, or possess the power to infringe, the rights of any minority, however small–even a minority of a lone Individual.” (Hamilton A. Long)…..  

    WE MUST ENFORCE THE LAWS OF BOTH FOUNDING DOCUMENTS — ARTICLE II:4;  for this current regime repudiates God and our Republic’s “The Constitution [and Declaration] are the Supreme Law, superior to all other public acts, whether by officials or private citizens. ANY statute, regulation, [law disguised as regulation], executive order, court ruling, home owners Bylaws, Renter’s agreements, ordinances, which are INCONSISTENT with the Laws of Both Founding Documents and NOT DERIVED from them is UNCONSTITUTIONAL and NULL AND VOID FROM INCEPTION.”   AND “An Unconstitutional statue is NOT A LAW,  no matter how vigorously it may be enforced. Enforcement DOES NOT MAKE what is enforced the law.  What is enforced is a REGIME. In our Constitutional Article IV:4 with “invasion” also defined as “An attack on the rights of another; infringement or violation.”, Republic under God, the law and the regime should coincide. If they do not, the regime IS NOT LAW but ANTI-LAW.”.

    The Long train of abuses, by the Obama-Socialist-atheist-secular-Sharia-man’s body absent Soul-Anti-law regime” absolutely evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism.Thank you, Glenn…You are right on…. another Founding Father’s Patriot, sick and tired of having this 2009-Anti-Law Regime, spit in Every American’s face and insult our Republic’s History, our People’s integrity and our intelligence —   We’ve waited the two years since “Restore Honor”….. WE HAVE OUR RIGHT AND OUR DUTY TO GOD, HIMSELF, AND TO OUR POSTERITY FOREVER AND FOREVER,  with the Grace of our “Eternal God” with His son Jesus Christ…our greatest Friend, Support, Comfort, and Teacher who Gives Each-one who seeks Him, as our Founders did with all Americans from that day to this will always do, will obtain whatever is sought or asked for….That is the Reason We Have A Duty — to Our – Selfsame Soul one in the Whole of our unique in Mankind’s History Nation.

  • suz

    glenn, you’re not failing us.

    oh no, the exact opposite.

  • Anonymous

    give it a rest glen   the sooner this goes TU the sooner we can save it.  it all has to collapse first its like an alcoholic they have to hit rock bottom first before they can be helped.  im preparing and preparing because people in country are just to stupid to get it.  so let it happen

    • Anonymous

      I hate to say this but I’ve just found myself in the same frame of mind the only way it could be changed is one short but very simple bible verse , the America that I remember is gone know matter how we try ,like you said rock bottom!
      I believe it is over our fellow so-called American citizens are all about there s/it !
      Bible verse MATTHEW 6:24
      So here we are it is done because we’ve become dumb !! and lovers of our crap !

  • Danny Jeffrey

    Many of us will stand for all mankind but I must seriously question one thing. Are there enough of us or is it already too late?

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure if Glenn Beck is referring to Cmdr. Hugh Alan Stafford, but I knew Alan as a neighbor in San Diego. This was before his fated deployment on the jinxed Oriskany. I found out about his being taken captive at a later time. I was shocked. This was a great guy, an honorable man and I’m honored to have known him before that terrible ordeal. I later read about his release and his new and happier life in Florida. Rest in Peace, Al.

  • Anonymous

    Freedom is allusive to any people or Nation violating the 5th commandment or damaging children by sexual abuse, divorce, or born outside of marriage.

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