Glenn explains why we must “refuse to remain silent anymore”

On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn took a look at the world we are currently living in. When you consider that gun-free zones have become the new normal, handouts run rampant, and Common Core is nationalizing our education and molding a new generation of children who do not understand the principles and values this country was founded on, it is easy to become discouraged.

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“You have got to stand now, or you will be forced forever to hold your piece,” Glenn said emphatically. “Are you willing to pledge your lives, your fortunes, and you sacred honor?”

Fortunately, courage is contagious, and for every ‘bad’ story there is a story of people doing good things, people standing up for what they believe in regardless of the cost. Glenn ran through a couple examples of such.

On Wednesday’s Glenn Beck Program, Pat and Stu spoke with three Missouri educators who are speaking out against Common Core. Susan Kimball, Tonya Pobst, and Heather Drury explained they do fear for their jobs, but hope their stand will encourage other teachers to voice their concerns as well.

Watch the interview from Wednesday’s program below:

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On radio this morning, Glenn read excerpts from a letter written by a soldier who was at Ft. Hood last week asking for his “God-given right” to defend himself. Christopher Coleman, a member of the Texas Army National Guard, read the letter, which was written by First Lieutenant Patrick Cook, during a Texas State Senate hearing Monday. Cook understands that the continued disarmament of our military bases will undoubtedly result in more events like Ft. Hood, and that is simply unacceptable.

“My name is First Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, and this past Wednesday I found myself trapped in an enclosed room with fourteen of my fellow Soldiers, one of whom was barricading the door against a madman with a .45 pistol when he was fatally shot,” the letter begins.

“Through what I can only describe as a miracle, he somehow found enough strength to continue pushing against that door until the shooter gave up and went elsewhere, at which time he collapsed,” Cook continues. “Nearly a week later, I can still taste his blood in my mouth from when I and my comrades breathed into his lungs for 20 long minutes while we waited for a response from the authorities. This Soldier’s name was Sergeant First Class Daniel Ferguson, and his sacrifice loaned me the rest of my life to tell this story.”

Read the entire letter HERE.

We must look at the injustice that we see in the world and refuse to remain silent anymore.

“Not to speak is to speak,” Glenn said. “Not to stand is to stand.”

For those who are serious about getting this country back on track, the coming days, weeks, months, and years will be a bumpy road. But if you are willing to stand, we will win. “Better yet,” Glenn added, “freedom wins.”

Having seen his audience in action many times before, Glenn knows you care. So the only question that remains is: Are you prepared to stand up?

  • Deckard426

    When you’re working your butt off at two jobs, paying for the illegals’ cell phones, and the welfare crowd’s booze, you don’t have time for freedom. It’s only a matter of time before the cities burn again. Only this time it will be White people starting the fires.

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  • Anonymous

    Oh, boohoo, poor you. Here, have a tissue, little victim.

  • jen

    Silly excuses. You want someone else to take care of you – you want to throw your responsibility onto someonelse. It is harder fighting for freedom than working 2 jobs. It takes courage and a real desire for freedom. It doesn’t take courage to work 2 jobs.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re working two jobs you’re pretty much taking care of yourself.

  • BlueMN

    Careful, don’t burn your crosses at both ends, you might get ashes on your white robe.

  • Anonymous

    The government is not passing or vetoing laws — it’s passing or vetoing
    ideas, concepts that maybe can be made to work later if anyone notices.

    When the words and definitions of honesty, accountability, transparency and responsibility become meaningless to the government and are only words used to promote an agenda, The Constitution is doomed and the Pen looses its might. If history says anything, history will say that they want swords and they will start with the defenseless.

  • Bonnie Somer

    Glenn we r coming to DC may 16th operation american spring is coming we the people r not taking it we r not sheep or slaves WE R COMING

  • Krimsen King

    very nice…. and by ‘white’ people, you mean…… ?

  • Krimsen King

    you realize you impugn American children when you suggest they can be ‘molded’ so as not to be able to understand American traditions and values…. This is an utterly ridiculous premise to me. I guess I just believe American kids to be far more resilient and intelligent than glenn does…

  • Krimsen King

    which agenda is being promoted by these words? Who is using these words to promote their agenda? What, exactly, is in this agenda? When history says ‘they want swords’… who is ‘they’? And what are they starting with the defenseless? And who are the defenseless… More specificity on your part would raise far fewer questions…

  • Beatrice Pryor

    I think you’re naive about the power of propaganda and the power of influence wielded by the mass media.

    If Americans were as resilient and intelligent as you imagine them to be, we would not be in the situation we now find ourselves in.

    Foreign ideology is a dangerous thing and we would be most well served to teach kids what it is so that they can recognize it. Here’s a resource that I’ve found useful toward that end:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Beatrice Pryor

    I’ll be there, too.

  • Kathryn

    … rather than sarcasm :/ I think we all agree that education is best. I

    applaud anyone who will work more than one job. And one of the

    strategies of the Left IS to keep people so BUSY surviving, that

    they THINK they have no time for things that promote freedom. The truth is that at some point we all have to set our jobs ASIDE and work in our Freedom, because the alternative is to become ENSLAVED TO THE LEFT after they take everything you own away from you. That is the motivation to do something for freedom beyond working one or more jobs

  • Krimsen King

    pardon me… ‘foreign ideology’??? You realize America was founded on principles of equality and fairness that our Founding Fathers adopted from the French revolution against monarchy… What, exactly, is ‘foreign ideology’, and why, exactly, is it ‘dangerous’? If you want to teach kids, teach them these questions, as well. Maybe you’re a bit naïve about the capacity for critical thought inherent in humanity, and in particular, in Americans. You assume that I imagine people to be too intelligent to be suckered by propaganda and platitudes, but I do not. I just believe that some, maybe many, have the ability to see through these, to think critically for themselves without ever being ‘molded’ by their teachers or authority figures.

  • Beatrice Pryor

    The words “equality”, “fairness”, and “democracy” don’t appear in any of our nation’s founding documents. Not a single time.

  • Krimsen King

    it’s not the ‘left’ that is enslaving us… it is the ridiculously wealthy, who own our ENTIRE GOVERNMENT now. They know and care for no party, no ideology, they only care for profit. And if we are all so engrossed in these pitched battles of ‘conservatism’ vs ‘liberalism’, we never realize they’ve already taken everything. Where are our factories? China, india, Taiwan, Malaysia… Where is our money? Offshore bank accounts protected from ever having to pay the taxes they owe. Where are our elected representatives? ON THE PAYROLL. When our elections go to the highest bidder, we only ever get the best politicians money can buy… unfortunately, money can’t buy everything.

  • Krimsen King

    Shouldn’t one full time job pay a LIVING WAGE?????? What is wrong with this picture… (hint: non-living wages are what the ‘free market will bear’)

  • Anonymous

    Is that all you got, B!!tch?

  • Krimsen King

    haha so that must mean they are meaningless concepts, huh….. really

  • Krimsen King

    our founding documents are not sanctified, holy gifts from God. They are an outline of a philosophy of governance and government that was intended to be more fair and just than the governments known up until that time. Just because something doesn’t appear specifically, exactly in the founding documents doesn’t mean it runs contrary to our founders’ intentions. I mean really, do you think the brilliant men that wrote our Constitution and Declaration would scoff at or dismiss, as you did, the ideas of ‘equality, fairness and democracy’? I don’t think they would…

  • Gordon Ayres

    I will do WHATEVER I can. Please let me know the plan.

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    He’s not being a whiney liberal about this. A lot of conservatives are saying the same thing. Think about it: you would hate seeing illegals and welfare people abusing the system at your tax dollars expense, right? And they do it by claiming a victim mentality. He’s giving them a taste of their own medicine in his comment, and it’s based on truth.
    People pretending to help minorities play the victim to guilt people into higher taxes that supposedly go to those who need it most but don’t always do that. I don’t think he’s a cry baby everyday, I think he’s saying that the tables have turned on the original crybabies. Make sense?

  • Forrest Carlton Lackey

    Really? The racism thing again? He’s mad about the economy and taxes, and getting screwed. It’s less about the fact that other races are here and more about how people use that to guilt money out of people. I understand some of his wording was bad, but please…enough with the racism accusations. I’ve heard them so much even when there is a little racism I’m like “So? Get over it. I’ve seen worse. And endured worse prejudice than what you’re protesting.” He’s saying it will be ironic, because the “white man” as he so *eloquently describes it is the one going to be pissed off.
    Everybody gets a turn being oppressed and being the oppressor. Why? Because humans become what they hate.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    French revolution was Started in 1789. American Revolution started in 1775 and ended 1783. 6 years before the French Revolution. I am sorry did the founders hitched hiked with Doctor Who? and even then only Two of the founders actually supported the French Revolution so even if they time traveled to watch a future Revolution none of them would of based their Revolution on theirs because they found chopping people’s head off because they where rich was sicking to them.. So thanks for proving Glenn’s point about Common Core.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    That is more of a liberal thing than a Conservative Republican. See unlike you liberals we actually respect the cross.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    …………

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Not how you liberals redefined them.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    I still see liberal defending propaganda core.

  • Anonymous

    It make sense if you ideologically twist everything so that, in the end, conservatives are the ‘real’ victims and liberals the ‘original crybabies’ who self-victimize… but that is just a very weird and sneaky way to flip things so that your world view remains unscathed… but I wonder, those who you think victimize conservative tax payers, illegals and welfare people, are the real bad guys? Those (truly) poor people are the ones to blame? No? You blame the liberals who have human empathy, sympathy and compassion towards illegals and welfare people? Don’t you get how inhuman you conservatives come off to us at the left?

  • Krimsen King

    no, they just talked to a lot of ‘foreigners’ with a lot of ‘foreign ideologies’, whether they were presently engaged in violent revolution or not… also, adopting some aspects of ‘foreign’ philosophies is not equivalent to supporting revolutions or adopting identical behaviors. Do you really believe that just out of nowhere, our founding fathers just came up with this ‘independence’ and ‘freedom’ thing all by themselves? No previous ideas or thinkers had any effect on them whatsoever? Just them and their Bibles, huh… Also, glenn’s ‘point’ about common core seems to be that the federal government should have no role in our education system, that there is no general standard by which education should be measured or changed. I’m not sure how my perceived ‘ignorance’ on this subject would prove this point, but I’m sure you’re not going to explain, either.

  • Hadris Ellsberg

    All the arguments for defeating your liberal teachers and professors: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • TheRanchBarbie

    Minimum wage was originally established for students doing part time work and people needing to get back on their feet. It was not designed to be a “living wage”. If someone makes the personal decision to not better themselves – then why is it societies obligation to take care of them? Raising the minimum wage would raise costs – of food, fuel, housing etc. putting that “living wage” person right back where they started. If you don’t want to be a cashier at McDonalds the rest of your life and make minimum wage – go out and take a few classes at night.

  • Krimsen King

    you make assumptions that hinder your perceptions. I am a member of NO group. I am on nobody’s ‘side’ because nobody’s on my side. “Liberals” can try to ‘redefine’ whatever they want, but it doesn’t change the objective, traditional meanings. These words mean the same simple things they’ve always meant. ;)

  • TheRanchBarbie

    “Because humans become what they hate”??? Seriously?? Most of the “humans” I know who are of sound mind throughout their lives attempt to better themselves. Don’t try and push a human attribute that you subscribe to on everyone else. Funny how the inadequate human tends to believe his inadequacies are common place. Thieves think everyone else is a thieve, cheaters think everyone else is a cheater etc etc etc.

  • TheRanchBarbie

    ROFLMAO

  • TheRanchBarbie

    and once again a profound thought from someone whom only wastes oxygen on this planet

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    No they got the idea from the combination of Ancient Greece and my people Native Americans and had nothing to do with the French Revolution still even with you trying to spin what you say to make yourself look less stupid you double down on the same stupidity. and the French Revolution sounded more like a liberal revolotion that many of you wing nuts would love. They hated Christianity and the rich and replace a king with a dictator. I am sorry but your theory still does not hold water.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    But you are sure pushing for the ideology.

  • TheRanchBarbie

    oh for sure Krimsen – children are born intellectual and resilient – that is why abused children go out and become abusers – because what they are exposed to as a child in no way effects them as adults. *rolls eyes*

  • TheRanchBarbie

    so which is it? “You assume that I imagine people to be too intelligent to be suckered by propaganda and platitudes, but I do not.” or … “you realize you impugn American children when you suggest they can be ‘molded’ so as not to be able to understand American traditions and values…. This is an utterly ridiculous premise to me. I guess I just believe American kids to be far more resilient and intelligent than glenn does…”. In one instant you believe children are are too resilient and intelligent to be molded and then you say that you don’t assume people to be too intelligent to be suckered by propaganda. Is it that you really don’t know what the he!! you are talking about or are you just spewing out whatever sounds good based on some individual post? Because you sound like an idiot.

  • TheRanchBarbie

    OMG – insert sarcasm. Why of course Krimsen – no human anywhere has the ability to just out of the blue come up with an original idea. Especially if they happen to own a Bible – god forbid. Anyone who owns a Bible most assuredly could not come up with an original thought.

  • TheRanchBarbie

    we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created EQUAL,

    e·qual·i·ty

    [ih-kwol-i-tee] Show IPA

    noun, plural e·qual·i·ties.

    1.

    the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability.

    2.

    uniform character, as of motion or surface.

    3.

    Mathematics . a statement that two quantities are equal; equation. def:

  • Anonymous

    Go make Ken a sandwich and be quick about it!

  • Beatrice Pryor

    Right, but that’s not the source of the phrase in the Declaration. The source of the phrase in the Declaration is George Mason’s 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights which opens as follows:

    “THAT all men are by nature equally free and independent …”

    Know your history: http://www.history.org/almanack/life/politics/varights.cfm

  • Jenny Rodriguez

    Personally, in deciding how to have a voice I ran for Precinct Chair in Tarrant County and on the March 15, 2014 I was elected. It is a small step, but still a step.

  • Anonymous

    You don’ have a friggin’ clue what you’re talking about [as usual]. I know plenty [most] of liberals that don’t have a speck of true empathy. You judge empathy only by your pet social causes.
    If I do something in terms of material aid for people [and I do], I dig into my own wallet, not petition the government to dig into yours. You don’t know how judgmental and hypocritical you liberals come of to us conservatives. Then again maybe you do and just don’t care, as is the case with me.

  • Shawn Cameron

    and they don’t make Beck as much money.

  • Shawn Cameron

    That is unless those poor people don’t follow your twisted ideology to the letter. Then they’re a bunch of white trailer trash right?

  • Krimsen King

    right… so why would we fear ‘foreign ideologies’? that was the original point, wasn’t it. Foreign ideologies are not necessarily dangerous, and we have no need to teach our kids to avoid them. I think my point was that we don’t need to fear an idea just because it has something in common with an ideology we know to be wrong. Oh, I was originally talking to Beatrice, too… ha

  • Erin

    That’s the problem the gov has our people working their lives away they hardly have time to spend with family let alone stand for a free country! All for money. We need to just all grow gardens and farm and trade food with eachother and teach our kids real American history

  • Shawn Cameron

    OMG

    “You realize America was founded on principles of equality and fairness that our Founding Fathers adopted from the French revolution against monarchy”

    SERIOUSLY???? The French Revolution came AFTER ours, but please continue your point about what should be taught to kids. WOW!

  • Krimsen King

    You sound like your absolutes are confusing you. In your perception, apparently, kids cannot be both resilient and also susceptible to suckering. When, of course, kids always have been both. As have people generally. I’m sorry if I confused you, but of course I don’t know what I’m talking about. Who does? ;)

  • Shawn Cameron

    The Iroquois Confederacy……..look it up.

  • Krimsen King

    You do realize the French revolution against the monarchs started way before the French Revolution started, right? Ok, my point was that we should not try to LIMIT what our children learn, but EXPAND it. Was I wrong about that point? or would you like to make some other point about historical accuracy?

  • Krimsen King

    well… I didn’t say ALL children… obviously not all children are resilient and intelligent. What is it you’re arguing here? Do abused children necessarily go out and become abusers? I’m sorry you seem to have such a dark view of humanity…

  • Krimsen King

    that’s odd… I thought the minimum wage was established because before it, companies could offer as low a pay as they could get away with. Management set wages, labor suffered as ‘unskilled’. Raising the minimum wage doesn’t add that much of anything to those costs, btw that is a horrible myth. Also, night classes cost money most people don’t have, and many people just don’t have the ability to ‘improve themselves’ so, what of them? Are we a civilized enough society to say that their labor deserves a living wage as well? No? If you can’t ‘compete’ you get bulldozed, huh. Every man for himself, huh. Is that really the world you want to live in?

  • Andie37/

    My guess is, Jen, that you don’t work at all.

  • Anonymous

    Empathy, compassion, and sympathy are fine, but Don’t force me to Pay for it. God said, “Let those who will Not work, Not eat”.. We have good charities for the real needy, and I give to some, but Forced taxation for food stamps, cell phones, birth control, education, healthcare, and welfare, is Tyranny, and Dictatorship, Not freedom and liberty..

  • Anonymous

    That is the biggest crock I’ve ever heard! Under Republicans at least poverty wasn’t anywhere near as bad as it is under Liberals! Republicans have slipped by allowing the establishment to keep RInOS like McCain and Graham, but good Conservatives would shrink government(and regulations) and start growing the economy. We have been in this depressed economy since Obama took office – gas is sky high, groceries go up every week, it’s pathetic. He has done NOTHING for poor people. Most poor people, and I don’t mean freeloaders, are honest and hard-working and want to work – he has offered NOTHING to inner cities where the unemployment rate for black men is about 25%. Don’t tell me that liberals help the poor – that is just pure crock!

  • Anonymous

    Hmm…so if say, a single mother with children at home,
    working a full-time job was to go to school at night or online that would be difficult for them to “improve themselves?” Okay, so why am I doing it then? Why am I bothering to earn my degree, take care of my family and improve myself WITH NO WELFARE BENEFITS? Oh, maybe it’s because I value work, education and want to set an example of self-sufficiency for my children.
    I love the premise that if Target were offering to pay their workers $10 an hour and Walmart was offering $9 that people would be forced to work for Walmart. Talk about naivety! In a free-market system, you are paid what you are worth according to the work you do. If you are lazy, leave early and do a bad job when you do come to work you don’t earn as much as the person who’s there on time every day, works the whole shift and takes pride in their work. It’s a simple fact; you get what you pay for, but if you start throwing in “equality of pay” in the mix, you are paying lazy
    workers who do not do their jobs the same amount you pay those who work hard. Where is the incentive to work
    harder?

    You take away the incentive; you get shoddy products and low outcome. If you like collectivism so much, maybe you should take a look at the former Soviet Union…yeah, that worked out REAL WELL for them!

  • William Allen Furl

    You pay for them , then. You have a very moronic view. You want to take care of the world. Do it out if your pocket. Do not sacrifice my money my family nor my beliefs

  • Krimsen King

    Yes, they got inspiration from others… THAT WAS MY POINT. That ‘foreign ideologies’ DO NOT NEED TO BE FEARED OR AVOIDED. Whether it was from their French friends or ancient Greek philosophers or yes, even Native American cultures, they were not afraid of ‘foreign ideologies’. You can disparage and demean me all you want, but my original point has not been disproven. There was no ‘theory’.

  • Krimsen King

    well, you’re not doing it because it’s not difficult, right? I’m not sure what the premise is that you’re talking about. The free market does not necessarily just automatically pay a worker what their work is worth. They pay what the ‘market will bear’. Paying workers wages they can live on does not necessarily mean you must pay lazy workers for not doing their jobs. I don’t know how you make that leap. The incentive to work harder WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER PAY, whether the lowest paid get a living wage or not. It’s not this incentive that gets shoddy products and low outcome. And what is this ‘collectivism’ c r ap?? A living wage for the lowest paid IS NOT COLLECTIVISM!!!!! sheesh

  • James George

    So what is the Sane Logical Explanation for what is happening to America?

  • chip griffin

    you must start with the family for without family we have nothing to save!

    so please women stop throwing out the dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!love your children more than your own lying mind. you’re suppost to be learning something, not just being happy. please ladies stop. SAVE THE FAMILY!!!!!!!!

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Power hungry politicians. It has nothing to do with the money flow but the idiots we elect who just want power for power’s sake. They could care less about money as they see it is a means to an end. Both parties have these people.

  • GoggansWJR

    See, this is the biggest problem right here, is that we fight amongst ourselves so much, we don’t care to band together to battle the real threats. When the wolves come howling at your door, what will you do?

  • Jay Tyler

    SAVE NASA
    Speak UP NOW Only Congress can put a hold on Obama’s plan to trash the Historic Rocket Launch site Complex 39A. Override, this PLAN tell Congress.

  • Krimsen King

    I’m sorry… ‘it has nothing to do with the money’??????? Oh MY GOD, it has EVERYTHING to do with the money. What ‘power’ would all these people have without their money? How would they be able to influence politicians and even WRITE THEIR OWN LEGISLATION without their money? Both parties have ridiculously corrupt people BECAUSE OF ALL THE MONEY!!!!! As they all know, power is pointless without PROFIT.

  • Krimsen King

    I’m not ‘pushing’ for anything but free thought. Just because my ideas and opinions seem contrary to your ideology, that doesn’t mean they are derived from any ideology whatsoever. This constant trying to source and classify ideas may be hindering a clear perception of reality.

  • Krimsen King

    those who ‘will’ not work… not those who ‘can’ not work. The features you seem to revile; healthcare, education, welfare… these are not features of dictatorships. These are features of CIVILIZED SOCIETIES. Not socialist, not communist, not Marxist… CIVILIZED societies. Shall we join them? ;)

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Who does not love that.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Money is just the benefit most just want the power.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve found this to be a useful lamp of liberty holding timeless truths for today’s course of human events: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878