Glenn: It’s time for a reboot

On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn explained why the world is in need a reset… but it’s not as scary as you may think. Using the metaphor of attempting to reboot an old computer, Glenn showed why ‘rebooting’ the system might be exactly what America needs. How do we do that? Glenn offers some solutions in the clip below.

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The below is the transcript for Glenn’s monologue:

We brought this old dusty computer up here, and it’s amazing how slow our computers used to be.  This is an old one from the studio that has just been kind of sitting around.  When was the last time you use one like this?

Alright, I have this here for a reason, because this is the American system.  This is what we have.  Some would say that it’s old, it’s antiquated, it’s not working, blah, blah, blah.  But just a few changes need to be made.  I’ll get back to this here in a second.

First, earlier on this program, earlier this week, we mentioned the story of Madison Root, an 11-year-old girl from Oregon who wanted to help pay for her braces that her parents got her, so she came up with the idea to go to her uncle’s farm and to gather mistletoe which they grow there, put them into bags.  And so she did, and then she started selling them on the street in Oregon.  Great idea, right?  Except that’s not what the town said.

The town decided that they had to shut her down because she didn’t have the proper license or permit.  She’s 11, and they came and said you have to stop.  The town wouldn’t allow her to sell.  They actually told her, because she said what about the people over here that are begging?  And they said well, you can beg.  You just can’t sell.

You can’t sell in the marketplace, okay.  Well, it was the word “marketplace” that caught my ear when I heard the story because I have a marketplace, TheBlaze Marketplace.  Here’s the update to the story.  I had her on this morning, and I asked her if she would sell 1,000 of those.  Well, because of what she said – I’m going to play it for you in a minute – because of what she said and who she is, she sold those 1,000 mistletoes in 30 minutes.

So we called her back and said do you want to do another 1,000?  Do you have another 1,000?  Yeah, within an hour, those were sold out.  We called her up again, and she said I don’t know if we can get these out.  Her dad said we can get another 1,000 out – sold out again.  God bless America.  This isn’t about money.  This isn’t about anything, except someone being exceptional, someone saying I want to work for it.

Now, obviously she has exceptional parents.  We haven’t talked to the parents, but I did talk to her on the radio today.  I want you to listen to what she said.

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Glenn:  Did he volunteer that you could beg for the money?

Madison:  Well, we asked him about the beggars around us, and he said that they’re begging for money, so you could beg, but you can’t sell.

Glenn:  Does that make any sense to you?  You’re 11.  Does that make any sense to you at all?

Madison:  No, it does not make sense, because I’m working hard and trying to get something that I want, and I’m doing something.  I’m applying myself.  But now they’re saying that you don’t need to apply yourself.  You can just sit down and ask for money.  But what it really boils down to is this generation’s work ethic, and I think that how it’s going right now, it’s just disappointing.  It disappoints me that this country has come down to begging instead of working hard for something you want and need.

Glenn:  You go to public school.  Where are you learning this?  Because you’re not learning it in public school, are you?

Madison:  I don’t know.  My dad has his own company.  He’s an entrepreneur.  Everyone, my whole family, has always been entrepreneurs.  They always have some business going on.

That is an exceptional girl.  I mean, I love the fact that she’s like I can’t believe what this country is coming to.  I remember when I was eight, it wasn’t like this.  I mean, come on.  You don’t need a fancy Harvard education to solve America’s financial problems.  What you need is a little determination and common sense, and that is what we sorely lack.

When you have the people in charge in both parties that are supposed to be the adults, and they’re not, and they’re actually advising kids to beg for money instead of working for money, it’s not exactly surprising to learn that America has serious economic trouble.  We’re a group of people that quite honestly our men are addicted to pornography, our young men, and video games, and they’ve been sold a load of goods, a load of goods that everything will just fall their way.  And they know that they’ve been lied to.

So what do you do?  Jim Rogers, one of the top economic minds around the country, a guy I really appreciate, he’s been on the show several times because at least he’ll tell you the truth, no matter how ugly it is.  Now, whether you agree with him or not, that’s for you to do your own homework, but here’s his latest warning.

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Jim:  But eventually, Amanda, of course, the whole world is going to collapse.  We in the West have staggering debts.  The United States is the largest debtor nation in the history of the world.  This is going to end badly.  We’re all floating around on a sea of artificial liquidity right now, Amanda.  This is not going to last.  You know, 2008 was worse than 2002 because the debt was so much higher.  You wait until 2015 or 2016, Amanda.  The debt has gone through the roof.  The next one’s going to be really bad.  Be very careful.  Be prepared.  Be worried, and be careful.

Be worried.  Be careful.  So he says a global collapse.  The world has never seen what is coming, and you know, if you disagree, I hope you’re right.  But this is why Progressives have been feverishly working on building a framework, and when I say that, remember that Progressives are in both parties, because a massive reset is coming.

Let me explain it.  Go back to the computer.  Computer’s finally up.  Our system is like this old computer, and we have just put too much crap on it.  We have put all kinds of bugs in the system.  We’ve just been loading it up with all kinds of applications that are slowing it down, that are bogging it down, that don’t work, and so what happens?  It’s freezing up.  It’s not working, which means because we have done all kinds of repair, at some point, this has to happen, a reboot.

Now, this is the scary part, because you and I can sit here for a while and watch it reboot.  We can sit here and go okay, installing update one of 15; however, when a global system goes down, what happens when all systems go down?  The world doesn’t sit around and go okay, hang on, we’re just rebooting; we’re just trying to put together a new monetary system.  It ends badly.

Every successful investor always says the time to buy is when everybody else is selling.  When everybody else sees calamity, they see opportunity.  The same lesson applies here.  There is opportunity, but not financial opportunity.  We have the opportunity soon to be the people that our founders knew eventually would come.

In the Constitutional Convention, New York was asking for free stuff, and they wanted more free stuff in the Constitution.  And they said we won’t be able to bring this to the people in New York.  They’re not going to want it – what a surprise.  They’re not going to want it.  They didn’t want a new constitution.  They want the Articles of Confederation.

And that’s when George Washington stood up and said with everything that we have given – I’m paraphrasing – with everything that we have given everything, everything that we’ve done, we can’t screw it up now.  We can’t screw it up now.  Let us do the right thing.  Let us raise a standard.  Let’s put a banner up that everyone can see around the whole world and say this is what we think is the best thing, and then let us raise that standard so the wise and the honest can repair it.

We’ve screwed it all up, gang.  We’ve loaded everything onto it.  We have a spending and debt crisis.  If you taxed all Americans 100%, you still wouldn’t solve it, 100%.  There’s overregulation.  When you have an 11-year-old who’s being shut down on the streets because she’s trying to pay for her own braces, what is that?

State sovereignty is on life support.  Your own personal sovereignty is, your church’s sovereignty.  If you’re an atheist, you have…your sovereignty is up for grabs.  The federal government has overwhelmed the system of checks and balances, and the founders knew all of this.  Despite all of the protections they put in, they knew a government would eventually reach overbloated, out-of-control levels because they knew it would go corrupt because people do when power and money is involved.

But that’s why they included Article V of the Constitution, George Washington, so the wise and the honest can repair it.  Well, what is Article V?  Well, Article V basically says Congress can amend the Constitution at any time if two-thirds of both houses of Congress agree.  Well, are you ever really going to get term limits?  No, you’re not.  Why?  Because they’re not going to limit their time in office.  They have to vote for it.  It’s not going to work.  You think you’re ever going to get budget limits where you say spending limit?  You’re not going to get that.  Why?  Because it hurts their power.

The founders knew it.  They had one lever to pull.  If everything else failed, the American people could pull this one lever.  It’s our escape pod.  They lay out a possibility of a convention of states.  If you can’t get Congress to do it, all you have to do is call two-thirds of the states to submit applications on the same issue.

Now, this is something that Mark Levin has come out, and I am wildly intrigued by a convention of states.  And it’s starting to happen.  Check and find out if it’s happening in your state.  If not, find out why.  The question is can we get two-thirds of the states to participate?  Well, there’s a lot of people that are dealing in fear right now and saying well no, it could go horrible.  We could have this global government.

No, you need 13 states, 13 states.  If we can’t get 13 states to say no to global government, we’re going to get a global government anyway, gang.  Yaron Brook, he is from the Ayn Rand Center.  He was on last week.  He actually said something, you know, I think we should rewrite the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence.  Now, that might sound counterintuitive because most people, you know, the ones who are suggesting that we replace these documents are usually the Progressives, and they want to replace it with a charter of positive liberties instead of negative liberties, all the things the government has to do.

No, that’s not what we’re talking about.  Remember, you only have to get 13 states, 13 to disagree.  For an amendment, if you can get 38 states to say yes, do you think we could get 38 states to say term limits in Washington?  Remember, they’re local, so you’re with them.  You’re with the state.  Why wouldn’t they be for federal term limits?

How about unlimited spending?  Do you think your state wants the government to continue to straddle them with all of this debt?  How about do you think we can get 38 common-sense states to say Congress has to live by the same rules that we do for healthcare?

How about this one, I mean, I don’t know if there’s any ground support for this one, but how about matching the salaries of Congress to the median salary of those in the private sector?  They start making $65,000 a year like you are, and they don’t have all the fancy healthcare and everything else, they’ll fix this damn economy.  They’ll want your salary to go up because theirs will.

The point is we’re standing at a crossroads, and geez, we’re still on 15 of 15.  What happens when we reboot the system?  Because nobody has ever printed money and had it work out.  So what happens?  Are we going to move forward in fear or in love, in charity, in hope, in thinking about a brighter future?  I choose the latter.

All the tools have been put in place to make it happen.  It’s just going to take a major change in consciousness.  Einstein said the consciousness that created the problem can’t solve the problem, so it’s a major change in consciousness.  Get out of the system.  But it’s not just consciousness.  It really is only perspective.  A change of perspective, I believe, is a miracle really.

In Miracles and Massacres, we highlight some of the miracles, and people say no, a miracle is when, you know, God parts the Red Sea.  Really, is it?  Is it?  I can tell, I’ll bet you, you give me ten minutes, I bet you I could come up with 100 miracles I’ve seen in my lifetime, and none of them were parting the Red Sea, but they’re miracles because it’s a change in perspective.

And that’s what we need in a big way, because the current train of thought is leading us off a cliff.  We need to rid an entire generation of the lies that they have been taught and are currently being taught, that you can’t make it on your own, that you’re not good enough, that you’re not successful or you’re going to have a crappy job because somebody else became successful.  No, that’s not true.

We need to think out of the box.  We need more Madison Roots, more 11-year-olds that say I just want to sell this to pay for my own braces.  We need more voices teaching opportunity over hatred, oppression, more people teaching work ethic over welfare.

I’ve had a miracle happened in my life in the last few weeks, quite honestly.  I was on Hannity’s TV show for the first time ever this week.  That wasn’t a miracle.  The miracle was, and David Barton wrote to me last night about it.  He said Glenn, I’ve never seen you like this before.  I said I haven’t been this way.  It’s a miracle.  I had a very awkward pause.  Watch.

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Hannity:  What do you think privately is going to happen to this country?

Glenn:  I think…I think that we are…

Hannity:  In trouble.

Glenn:  Yeah.

This was the strangest thing for me on television, because I really couldn’t answer that question.  You know what I feel is coming.  I mean, reboot, it’s coming.  I couldn’t answer the question, what do you think is coming?  Now, I know I’m usually the Debbie Downer at parties because, you know, oh Glenn’s going to talk about economic collapse and make everybody cry.  Okay, I mean, I got it.  I got it.

But that’s not the way I view things really anymore.  I mean, I do think the reboot is coming, but I’m more optimistic than ever before.  My perspective is changing.  I am seeing the calamity, but in that calamity I am seeing tremendous opportunity if we choose it.

The Jim Rogers comment I played earlier, I don’t agree with that entirely.  I do think that it is coming, but you don’t need to be afraid.  Don’t be afraid, in fact.  If you are afraid, everybody else around you will be afraid.  Be confident.  Know that we survive.  Be good to your neighbors.  Be good to your family.  Raise them to be ready, to be prepared.

We have a chance.  In fact, I tell you now we are the people that our founders saw, the wise and the honest.  They knew it would fall apart.  They knew the system would have to be rebooted, and in 1822, Jefferson and Adams are going back and forth, and they said you have to trust the people, trust the people.  They’ll see what we were doing, and they’ll do it better.  We don’t have to deal with the compromises on slavery.  We need to free all people.

I’m really deeply religious.  You’re an atheist?  I’m fine with that.  We can’t regulate each other.  That is old thinking.  All of these czars and everything else, I mean, think of the miracle that has happened to a good portion of America in the last ten years.  Are you the same person that was reacting today the way you were reacting after 9/11?  I mean, are you the same person?  Would you say yes to the Patriot Act today?  I wouldn’t.  I wouldn’t.  I’ve changed.  That’s a miracle.  America is waking up.

We are the people who will raise a new standard, and it’s already happening.  You’re just not seeing it.  The amazing story from Highland Michigan, this is a town that is now known for prostitution and drug dealing and crime and violence.  Unemployment is 24%.  It is about as desperate as you can imagine, but there is a group of people that are not accepting any excuses.  They are not accepting the circumstances around them.

A 25-year-old teacher, affectionately known as Mr. V to his students, has decided he thought he could pull off a miracle.  What you’re about to see is that, a change of perspective.  It is a miracle in progress.

  • Anonymous

    Stop with the atheist, communist, leftist crap, and go back to basic morality and human conduct. Not complicated.

  • Anonymous

    How is this any different than attacking (viciously, might I add) those who want to get rid of the current system? This sounds exactly like the kind of Glenn is against.

  • Johnathan Read

    I agree 100 % with what he said.

    ” We the People ” need to take back America..

  • Anonymous

    Computers and Governments can be rebooted. People cannot. However, people do have a Free Will and can choose to be a better (some might say reborn) person.

    Many (most?) people are not interested in being reborn — to them that is a step backwards. Anything beginning with a “re” means looking or going back. Pride and ego combined with an addiction to embracing all things possible will not let them consider anything else but unbridled “moving forward”. They’re adrenaline junkies. I suspect that for them government is a necessary evil to allow “slow thinkers” to “catch up” to their free-fall.

    The addiction has to be fixed first before the country can heal.

  • Amy Hatch

    What happens when we ‘reboot the system?’ All the dinosaurs escape and the door locks don’t work… I’m just sayin…it could go badly.

  • Anonymous

    You the people elected Obama….TWICE! What you mean is: You, some of the people, want to elect conservative leaders. I suspect you’ll get your way to an extent.

  • Anonymous

    A reset? More extreme Beck-isms. Our country’s laws are the evolutionary reflection of society. Laws can be changed. A reset would chaos.

  • aznative

    Agree I’ve been saying this for months.

    The time is now.
    Emergency convention of states

    It is not to replace our constitution but to back up our original constitution and to add amendment to include abolishment of the federal government per our Declaration of Independence so that we can restore the original intent of our founding fathers. The time us now. We the people have this authority. Demand our states immediately call for a constitutional convention. With reps from each state. I would even go to oversee what they are doing I think many Americans would go. The time has come now.

    Convention of states now. With amendment to evict and abolish the current administration for high crimes and treason. Along with congress and the Supreme Court and abolishment of all federal agencies. It is time to start over in this country and get back to basics. Jobs, businesses and the free enterprise system. This federal government is unconstitutional and out of control. And many leaders such as Harry Reid and nancy pelosi and a long list of others should stand trial for high crimes and treason. We’ve had enough.

    Abolish and shut down dc. Send all federal employees home except military to protect our borders and let’s start over. No more big daddy. We’ve had enough of this corrupt illegal mess in DC. End it now states. End it now.

    Once we clean house and set up new government in a new state. There would be another convention to establish term limits, and limit all 3 branches. I would suggest that there be no IRS, no EPA, etc. let the states and their people handle their own issues. We the people would enact a flat tax. Federal government will not be allowed to be involved in healthcare, education or welfare and immigration laws will be controlled by state governors. And suggest a 10 year moratorium on immigration. I would also suggest that states have some form of consumer protection group to stop the price fixing and criminal fraud being exerted by many big corporations in the American public such as excessive bank fees, has pricing, etc. we can do a better job of policing in our own states. Court and abolishment of all federal agencies. It is time to start over in this country and get back to basics. Jobs, businesses and the free enterprise system. This federal government is unconstitutional and out of control.

    We can choose temporary leaders, but we should never allow the massive federal government they we have again. Congress should have never been involved in healthcare, education or welfare. Not their jobs. And it was meant to be a part time job, not a career. We should enact term limits. And no big staff. And we need to exile the United Nations. They have no authority here period. It is over. We would hold elections for office and there would be no pensions, excessive benefits, nothing. The job of government is strictly a servants job, not dictators, not masters of we the people. If you want to get rich go work in private sector. We can never allow the federal government to grow to excess ever again. All we need us military to protect our borders. We need to rebuild our nation now and quit funding other radical nations. It is time to clean house. And no electoral college. Time for one vote per legal American citizen. At this point I would think that we should have a group of men and women as president until we vote in a new leader if the greatest nation to ever exist. I think we have many who would step up to the plate and help restore our nation. Alan west, Romney, dr Carson, tex Cruz, mike lee. We need real Americans.

  • aznative

    We need a reboot badly. And we need to clean house in this country. It is time for laws to be upheld, immigration, etc.

  • landofaahs

    Some think the upcoming economic crash will result in a reset, which it could. There are people with designing interests in various manners to deal with the debt. We will find out which wins over but in any case it is going to be very, very painful.

  • landofaahs

    You’d have better luck telling calves not suck off the teat. Nobody will be willing to change until the collapse and then like over-ripen fruit, fall into the hands of fate.

  • Robert Anderson

    I agree 100% a constitutional congress.

  • landofaahs

    Every nation that lost it’s morals like we have has went down the tubes. Nineveh being the one exception and that only for a time.

  • landofaahs

    Sadly the reboot may be Das boot.

  • William McBrayer

    Would you like to be my Vice President? :D With about the only exception being your stance on the Electoral College, I agree with what you posted. We do need the EC to keep an even playing field among the states. Otherwise, New York and California will hold the balance of power, and then liberals will be voted in and we’ll be right back where we are now.

  • John Scott

    You see not only federal government issues but State and City issues as well. Case in point Detroit. Yea, the Feds bailed out GM and Chrysler but left Detroit to hobble along until it could no more. Yet, the Feds called Wall Street the evil of America? Our infrastructure is crumbling before us and yet its not even on anyone’s radar as to finding a solution. Pensions will be sacrificed because people in government could not manage them. Yet now we have Obama care managing your health care? Really? Government not only does not address the wrongs they have already made. They create new ones.

  • William McBrayer

    Define ‘badly’, in terms of today’s government. Dinosaurs running amok? Pshaw. Liberals will be cowering on their toilets just prior to being eaten. Zombies? Rednecks have all the guns. Bring on the zombie-dinosaur apocalypse. That might be just the reboot we need.

  • John Scott

    Obama was elected by the people who want things. They were promised things so they voted for him. I personally have not seen any help come to the ethnic groups of America by Obama. The Blacks have higher unemployment, more are on welfare and violent crime is going up. All as a result of no opportunities. Black people voted for Obama because he was Black. That’s the worst reason to vote for anyone. The voter is the weakest part of our political system. Simply because people don’t vote based on a good understanding of the politician they are voting for.

  • Anonymous

    We’re in the deepest recession since the Great Depression. Of course there’s more welfare, unemployment, crime and all the things that go along with deep economic hardship. What do you think Obama should have done to help African-Americans?

  • aznative

    Sure I’m not smartest cookie our there, but I believe in common sense and my country.

  • john fisher

    Hey “Landree”, if you’re so bored yet disturbed to the point of incessant posting of dissenting opinions (all void of reason or fact). Please, dear God, exercise your right to change the channel and go bury yourself in the liberal sand of denial. And close your pie-hole. The FACTS being presented here are undeniable. And I don’t mean “undeniable” like all the so-called “evidence” of the global warming lie that “scientists” and gullible laymen like you regurgitate ad nausea, and once again – devoid of any facts, whatsoever. I think you’ll make more impact on “MSN. Clueless.Idiot.com”.

  • B D

    Exactly. Beck’s always making errant pronouncements and this is just another example of one. Those who have been keeping track know that Beck is famous for crying wolf and exaggerating threats in an effort to elevate his stature with the gullible goobers who are in his core audience.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8-cduo2Wgk

  • B D

    Obama could have sent the message to African Americans that it’s time for them to stop whining and start acting like responsible adults. He also could’ve made an effort to address gang violence. Gang bangers are filling our emergency rooms nationwide and it’s swept under the rug. There’s a lot Obama could have done.

  • B D

    Actually it would be better to stop the ignorant, supernatural-believing, end-times-are-acomin’, young earth, creationist nonsense and start teaching science and math in school. We’re falling further and further behind the rest of the world.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Good luck with him doing that.

  • B D

    Go to youtube and watch a bunch of Beck videos where he’s ranting and raving about all kinds of imaginary threats that he was wrong about. It’s a hoot.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Their is going to be a reboot whether we like it or not. I say enjoy the ride.

  • Anonymous

    The country, at one point, will split apart. It is becoming hyperbolic. Simple physics really. Or does the infectious black hole that is Detroit swallow us all whole? Liberals, progressives, I call them Godless communist scum, that away →
    They won’t change, neither will we, so that’s that. Start drawing borders already.
    Not “reboot” , redraw. D.C. doesn’t want the Constitution so we’ll use it and staple it to their foreheads. “Fun for all, all for fun” D.C. can go to Hell.

  • northierthanthou.com

    Except when Beck says “we the people” he means “Koch Industries” no more and no less.

  • northierthanthou.com

    Not complicated, just incoherent.

  • northierthanthou.com

    Oh a ‘reboot’! I wonder what quaint metaphor Glenn will think of next month.

  • B D

    I predict that Glenneth will go the self-deprecating, golly-shucks, humble man route. I may be wrong however.

  • Anonymous

    I “rebooted” my old computer too. I just wanted the hardrive and didn’t have the patience.

  • Luis Cruz

    B D, actually Bert30 is right. Although I agree that education is one of the most important factors for the development of a society (specially with science and mathematics, which brings innovation), that’s not everything. That’s not why the US has been the leader of innovation and global economic impact. Read this article: http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/03/why-its-never-mattered-that-americas-schools-lag-behind-other-countries-2013-edition/

  • B D

    Remember nearly 4 years ago when Beck was crying wolf about “hyperinflation?” He was making a huge fuss about its imminent arrival!!! tHE SKY IS FALLING! He was wrong about that too. Read this: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/48535/

  • Anonymous

    oh glad to see your alive and well

  • Mike Nelson

    Being both the first non-white, and being a racially unifying president would have been the most amazing legacy, ever.

    It is amazing how short-sighted politicians can be.

  • Rhonda Kelley (nee Williams)

    I’m excited by the idea of a convention of states. I will not bow to despair about America’s future, and I refuse to listen to fear or make it my master. I choose to dare to believe.

  • Anonymous

    If calling me incoherent makes you feel good about yourself…more power to you. Have a nice day.

  • soybomb315

    ummm, yea….A reboot would look like Ron Paul….Someone who believes in solid principles and shoots straight. Where were you Glenn? Now what are we gonna do…Hope for 2016? Gee thanks.

  • Anthony Dew

    Glen is 100% correct. We have some serious choices to make and we can still save our country. The re-election of Obama was a mistake. The polls show very clearly that if the elections were held today he would only get about 30% of the vote. W’s current popularity rating is 13 points higher than Obama’s. Same holds true with congress. He won using lies, slander, false promises, abuse of power, IRS harassment, intimidation, and voter fraud. Even if he could run again he would never win. The jig is up.

  • Grannycakes

    I think we need to clean up the hard drive first, then defrag and reboot! Lets start by deleting the big one.

  • commonsense

    Why do you liberals always bring up the Koch brothers? They and Soros and Gates and all the other rich people will always stay rich no matter which party is in power. So forget them and think about everyone else in the country and things we have more control over. Don’t you liberals have candidates who can espouse your ideas without destroying the country with Marxism? Admit it, Obama sucks, is a pathological liar and all he wants is golf, vacations for his family and to hang with celebrities. Next time elect a man of principle.

  • commonsense

    Quit taxing jobs out of the market. A job is the best welfare. When you support someone for not working you just encourage them to never get a job or take care of themselves. Like Barkley says, the poor have been voting for democrats for 50 years and they’re still poor.

  • commonsense

    Get the federal government out of the morality business and pass a new amendment… The federal government shall make no law regarding individual behavior. That means no fed laws about marriage, abortion, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, education, etc. They would be limited to dealing with other countries, protecting our borders and maintaining a military. Al other functions are kept to the states. All alphabet agencies should be eliminated or if really needed, they can pass or enforce no laws. They would be advisory to the congress only.90% of the Federal government could be laid off.

  • commonsense

    Seriously, you have a problem with moral conduct?

  • commonsense

    Okay. Call it a collapse. Then the self-sufficient will come back. Sounds like a reboot to me. The government-dependent slaves won’t have the ability to come back.

  • commonsense

    Look at every big city that is going bankrupt and you will see a city run by democrats for decades. Socialism doesn’t work.

  • commonsense

    Whenever possible, people will vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. This is that society you referenced. Doesn’t make It right and isn’t sustainable. If we followed the constitution we could be saved.

  • commonsense

    Small minority. Don’t judge all conservatives by these few. The scientific method has been taught in our schools for decades. Evolution is a proven fact. But it’s the socialist indoctrination of our kids that is causing us to fall behind. We spend to much time on crap and don’t teach the 3 R’s, true history, literature, etc. Common Core will finish the job of brainwashing the next generation.

  • Anonymous

    I believe that your musing here has already been tried by a man named Lenin. Perhaps you want to get rid of all of us just like he wanted to. Good luck, we’ll keep our powder dry. I have to ask you, has a Conservative anywhere, at any time, tried to stop the teaching of science or math in any school anywhere? I’m sure that if you had any evidence of that whatsoever, you’d have posted it. Instead, you’ve posted a tasteless and bigoted cartoon. Congratulations on your bigotry.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think Glenn can hear you. His bestselling literature is too loud.

  • Anonymous

    I just think that everybody who votes Democrat should pay for birth control, abortion, Obamacare, subsidize tax breaks for gay marriage, and pay a tax to support a new minimum wage. I think that everyone who votes Republican, and wants nothing to do with these things, should be exempt from spending money on things that patently insult them.

  • Anonymous
  • mspatdev

    He should not have lied to them 5 years ago. He wanted that almighty VOTE and promised them the moon. He didn’t want them to work. He was out to destroy the USA from within. He has given them all food stamps and made them lazy. He told them the government can take care of you. NO, THAT IS NOT GOING TO WELL. He hasn’t let enprenuers in to provide jobs and not to have paperwork that they don’t need. He hasn’t done anything for there education. HE HAS BEEN LYING ABOUT HIS OWN RACE FROM DAY ONE. He wanted all the blacks to be in his Communist agenda. Then his true name is Barry Soetoro and is NOT “BLACK”. He is an ARAB. He has PRETENDED to be black in order to USE the blacks for his own personal agendas, which he has been doing all along. He has divided the races. He is responsible for the young people running amuck and killing/hurting people. He is from the Middle East. He is 50% White, 44% Arab and 6% Egyptian black, less then a drop in the tub. Still no where near the amount to be legally able to claim as a black. He hasn’t promoted the private industry to have a lot of jobs. He thinks the government can do anything, BUT THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT TO PRODUCE JOBS THEY AREN’T SMART ENOUGH. Look at the mess of obammycare. They didn’t put out any bids, as they knew all.

  • mspatdev

    I hear that there is an Island by China and South Korea that the atheist and the socialist/communist, etc. can go and live. I’ll help them pack and that goes for the dictator in the w/h.

  • mspatdev

    In the West, the Federal Government owns most of the states. They find some nice areas and then the prez. takes it away from that state and it becomes part of the park service. BUT, THEY CAN’T TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THE LAND THEY HAVE. If you notice, that the western states has a lot of fires in the spring, summer and fall. There is so many youth and people out of jobs, that they could go to the parks and start cleaning out the under bushe and all of the trees that have been burnt, the trees that have fallen down. Anyone that has a house or some kind of yard has green grass that is so pretty, flowers etc. to make it look nice. If we have to do it, then why can’t the government start doing it. If they take it, then they can keep it looking nice and not have these huge fires going and all of the peoples home that are by the forest. The government is getting so LAZY. The states ought to take the land back as the government isn’t doing a darn thing.

  • Ben Capella

    The number is 17 Glenn… 1/3rd of 50. I shouldn’t have to shake my head at such a petty error if I am to share your statements with friends. Yes, it’s small, but it also makes you look dumb to fence sitters.

  • Anonymous

    Abortion is an ABOMINATION, it’s a CURSE on this country.

    [Pro 6:16-19 KJV] 16 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an ABOMINATION unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

    NO ONE should be FORCED to FUND THAT !!! PERIOD !!! What a WICKED POST. So non-challant too, abortion, the days weather, the next football game, the pretty roses at the neighbor. WTF!!!

  • Anonymous

    People need to take responsibility for themselves. You know the old political cycle, from Tyranny to Revolution, from Revolution to Liberty,

    From Liberty to Abundance, from Abundance to Complacency, From Complacency to Apathy, Apathy to Gov’t reliance, Gov’t reliance to Tyranny. It’s part of the human condition. A viscous cycle. We are at the top of the cycle again. Having gone full circle.

  • Anonymous

    We can regulate each other Glenn and we NEED too, the more I read your stuff, my oh my. “We can’t regulate each other. That is old thinking.” You better believe we do, tried and tested method too. You do just throw that stuff out there, right? Your really don’t mean that do you?

    “regulate”

    1. to control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle or system

    2. to adjust to a particular standard, rate, degree, amount, etc.; as, REGULATE the HEAT.

    3. to adjust so as to make operate accurately, as a clock

    4. to make uniform, methodical, orderly, etc.

    Proverbs 27:17 “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”

    So what exactly do we, in the above, want to sh!tcan exactly there Mr. Blech ? FVCK Penn Jillete, right? Who cares if he goes to Hell? Well, I DO, and it is a BURDEN !!! I can write long “essays” too. Do you just type down anything that pops into your head and get all emotional or what exactly, because you saying what you said just sent my mind off it’s hinges, PFFFT !!!!

    Let’s apply that reasoning to the military shall we? Let’s throw away “regulating each other” completely, since it is no longer possible according to you. You can’t be serious. ALL OF HUMAN SOCIETY WOULD UNRAVEL !!! You are fine with people going to Hell? Atheists are you know. We have a rather large obligation too. Seriously. I’m not “religious” at all, FVCK religion, it’s DEAD !!! Christ BURIED it. I’m pissed at you now. Tell ROMNEY the next time I visit our dentist friend, SAY HI !!! You mormons….

    Tried and tested, True Red, White and Blue REGULATING. “Parlez-vous français?”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Lft6EQh-Y ↓ CLASSIC AMERICANA

  • WASP

    “printing out “its time for a reboot” ” You have often said and stated “Question the very existence of God” well done that, it’s on too YOU Mr.Beck. I swear before God Almighty I will SHRED what you wrote if it isn’t 100 percent BIBLICAL. Let’s see what you really are made of. “ϾˠϿ” Leave your emotions at the door already.

  • WASP

    I’m tired of lies and twisted distortions of truth.Like this MOLE exposed on this link http://www.realjewnews.com/?p=387 You are not a MOLE TOO are you Mr.Beck?
    Man on the Moon, your “lesser light comment” how it’s “not true at all” Yes it IS !!! It is what GOD called it !!! The moon IS the lesser light. That really pissed me off too. I might as well do my best to TEAR YOU APART. See if we emote shall we. “question the existence of God” let’s use that standard on YOU.

  • WASP

    Genesis 1:16 “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”

    “lesser” transliteration “qatan”

    young, small, insignificant, unimportant

    “light” transliteration “ma’owr”

    light, luminary

    those on the bully pulpit are held to a higher standard, get your sh!t straight goddammit

  • Mary Tilley

    I remember selling homemade chocolate chip cookies in the mid 70′s as a way to help my family get by. Every dime I made went to my parents. I also remember if I wanted a pair of shoes from the five and dime (a “special” pair), I would have to go around a collect pop bottles all day long until I had enough money to purchase them. Sometimes I bought them from the Goodwill…it wasn’t a perfect family…but we all pitched in where we could…I thought it was fun. It’s a shame young kids can’t just be kids anymore…no more selling lemonade and cookies at the end of your driveways, and that really sucks.

  • B D

    Gang, have you all heard this yet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwMxE1Bb_Lc

  • Anonymous

    Obama’s original Jobs Act proposed exactly that, but Conservatives labeled it Stimulus II, even though it had $253 billion in tax credits and cut the payroll tax in half. It was an attempt to pay people to work in investment projects for the country instead of unemployment. Made sense to me. What new taxes have been imposed. From what I can tell, we’re experiencing some of the lowest taxes in history despite the fact that we’ve been at war for over a decade. In the past, we’ve payed for wars with taxes.

  • Anonymous

    The only problem I have with public safety nets is fraud, which I believe is rampant. As far as issues of constitutionality, that’s what the Judicial branch decides.

  • Anonymous

    Where do you get this stuff?

  • B D

    Wow. Beck really does attract the nutters. Yikes!

  • B D

    You knucklehead Bert. There’s no bigotry at all in that cartoon – not by any stretch of the imagination. What the hell is wrong with you?

  • B D

    No. Bert is completely wrong. Do your own homework and investigate what religiously indoctrinated people are trying to do in Texas for example. Just for starters.

  • mspatdev

    You must be part of the obammy group. A muslim, socialist and communist. What I said, is true. Do some digging and you will find a lot things about obammy. He has thrown a lot of his friends aside. He doesn’t want anything to do with them. When obammycare came along and all of the problems and he would not help them, then they have all been speaking there minds. There is a lot more people that has agreed with me and I with them. Get a rip.

  • Anonymous

    Specifics?

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

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  • Anonymous

    It’s bigotry against anyone who believes in creation. It calls it foolish. You calling me a knucklehead, based on absolutely no reason other than that I disagree with you, more bigotry, bigot. Bigots usually don’t admit to being bigots, bigot.

  • Anonymous

    YES ABORTION IS AN ABOMINATION! Do you not realize that I agree with your entire post here! I hate abortion, I can’t have kids of my own. Not to mention, I BELIEVE IN GOD! What I’m saying is I don’t want to pay for things I’m against! I think abortion should be flat out illegal period! Did you even understand my post?? I completely agree with you on everything you posted, except that you completely misunderstood me! Of COURSE no one should pay for those things. But some people seem to want to don’t they? They are called moron liberals.

  • Anonymous

    I just went off the deep end, peace. “moron liberals” that is putting it mildly.

  • Anonymous

    seems so, you are here

  • B D

    It’s a cartoon that states the truth, which is that science derives conclusions from facts supported by evidence and goes wherever those facts lead. Creationists start with a conclusion, and then try to find information to support their conclusion. You’re the one who’s calling Creationism foolish Bert,

  • Anonymous

    It’s okay, I can see where you were going anyways. The moron liberals twist my words in here constantly and I get on the defensive when I should just ignore them. You on the other hand have some perspective. You’re worth the conversation.

  • Anonymous

    They would try to tax the rest of to pay for their trip.

  • Anonymous

    Do some digging and you will find whatever you’re predispositioned to believe. Point me in the direction of any CREDIBLE news agency that proves Obama’s a Muslim or a communist. You probably can’t because you don’t think there are any credible real news agencies, which should be cause for self reflection in and of itself. The problem with extremists, right or left is they only believe what supports their mild psychosis, and that usually comes from some other extremist putting incongruous bits of information together to support their psychosis. Take Beck, for example. He can make a Nazi analogy from anything Obama does.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for saying that.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for saying that.

  • Brutal Truth

    Was he wrong? A bag of chips that were 99 cents in 2009 (4 years ago) is now $1.49 that’s almost a 50% increase in 4 years. Fast food workers are going on STRIKE because Minimum wage is UNLIVABLE WAGE. While I don’t agree with the $15 an hour they are striking for, I do believe they don’t make enough to keep afloat.

  • Brutal Truth

    Was he wrong? A bag of chips that were 99 cents in 2009 (4 years ago) is now $1.49 that’s almost a 50% increase in 4 years. Fast food workers are going on STRIKE because Minimum wage is UNLIVABLE WAGE. While I don’t agree with the $15 an hour they are striking for, I do believe they don’t make enough to keep afloat.

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