To raise or not raise (the debt ceiling) - UPDATE

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So where does Glenn stand on the debt ceiling? The issue came up last night between Glenn and Judge Napolitano, and afterwards everyone was unsure what Glenn thought. Well, after a forty-minute philosophical discussion, we have an answer. Kind of. Maybe.

Pat said, “I'm just looking over some of the media sites and it looks like, did you and the judge say yesterday that raising the debt ceiling is the beginning of the end for the Republicans?” He added, “It makes it look like you're advocating for not raising the debt ceiling, which would kind of be disastrous.”

Glenn was surprised that his words were being twisted and misunderstood, so he tried to clarify.

First, he used the analogy of flying a plane:

"And quite honestly, I'm for not raising the debt ceiling. I'm exactly where I was on TARP and on the first day of TARP I said, listen, this airplane is going to slam into the side of a mountain and it's over and nobody's ready because nobody has told you what it means. That's why I was for TARP for the first two days, because I thought that they were actually going to explain to the American people, okay, guys, we've got to bring this plane down into the trees. Well, if you didn't do TARP, I really, truly believe this, the engines would have stopped. Retrospect and two days into it I was against TARP because I realized they're going to lie to you even more. They're going tell you it's got to fix it. It's going to turn the plane around and try to land it in the trees instead of landing it in the side of a mountain where we all die…If we don't raise the debt ceiling, we can't pay our bills and the rest of the world says America is on fire."

Because not raising the debt ceiling would be disastrous, as Pat said, Glenn has been warning people to prepare. Raising the debt ceiling only gives people time to prepare and for the country and individual American citizens to start making the necessary sacrifices to save the country and the economy. This is why charity and preparation are so important:

“This is why I've been saying you've got to be better at charity, you've got to prepare and have food not just for your family but for your neighbors, because if you turn the debt ceiling and say no more raising of the debt ceiling, the government won't take care of people. You must. You must. We must reach out to each other. Otherwise, there will be riots in the streets.”

Stu simplified Glenn’s analogies, “On the debt ceiling you're essentially saying, look, you have to be serious about actually solving this problem but that doesn't mean we default on all our debts? I don't understand what is physically conservative about defaulting on debit. That's not something that is -- it's about being responsible for your actions and your past actions.”

Pat added, “Leadership means that the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the box backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

Glenn concluded that the issue was ultimately about personal responsibility and making sacrifices as a country:

“We will do this the responsible way. We are on the hook for those debts and we will pay them. We will just not incur new debts, but you must raise the debt ceiling because what we told you, as interest rates go up, you don't have enough money. You can't -- there's not enough tax dollars to pay for it. There's not. So, if you want to be responsible, you pay the debt but then, at the same time, you don't incur any new debt. That's what we're doing. Right now you're in that situation with your mortgage. You can't pay your mortgage? You pay the damn mortgage, but you don't go and renew the cable bill.”

Stu was able to summarize Glenn’s position: “Raise it as long as it's paired with legitimate physical responsibility.”

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck discussed the recent news that a primary source for the Steele Dossier — the document on which much of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation was based — had been investigated by the FBI for contacts with suspected Russian spies. Glenn also shared several previously unpublished texts and emails from FBI agents have recently been released.

According to a letter sent by Attorney General William Barr to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, the FBI knew early on that the research compiled by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele relied on a "Primary Sub-source" that had been "the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his or her contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers" — but still used it to obtain warrants to spy on former Trump campaign-aide Carter Page.

But, it gets even worse. Now, new leaked texts and communications from FBI agents within the department at the time of the entire Russian collusion effort were disclosed in federal court filings on Thursday. According to the court documents, FBI agents purchased "professional liability insurance" to protect themselves in January 2017, just weeks before Donald Trump was inaugurated president, because they were concerned about the agency's potentially illegal activity during the Russia collusion investigation.

"Trump was right," one FBI employee wrote in response to then-President-elect Trump's Jan 3, 2017 tweet which read: "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. Very strange!"

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Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow," and the richest woman in Russia.

"The transactions discussed [in the report] are designed to illustrate the depth and extent of some questionable financial transactions. Moreover, the financial transactions illustrate serious counterintelligence and extortion concerns relating to Hunter Biden and his family," the report stated.

Jason suggested the Senate's findings provide additional evidence to back allegations of a money-laundering scheme, which Glenn detailed in a four-part series about Biden's shady connections to Ukraine. Learn more on this here.

"Laundered money is very hard to track to its finality," Jason explained. "I'm sure the Biden camp is really hoping that it just looks suspicious, but [investigators] don't ever find the eventual end point. But, if they do – and it's possible they already have – this is going to be explosive, very explosive."

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Revolutions rarely happen overnight. The Left started laying the groundwork for November 3, 2020, the moment Hillary Clinton had to concede the 2016 election to Donald Trump. It was always solely about getting rid of President Trump — and there's a playbook for that.

Last week, Glenn Beck showed you the "Seven Pillars of Color Revolution" written by a former U.S. diplomat, which are the conditions that must be in place for a successful Eastern European-style "Color Revolution." The left seems to be pushing for a Color Revolution this election because they are using the exact same playbook.

In part two of this series, Glenn peels back the layers on the first four of these Color Revolution pillars to show you how they work and what the end goal is. And he reveals one of the architects of the playbook – a Color Revolution specialist, former ambassador, and former Obama administration official who is one of the key masterminds of this revolution.

Joining Glenn is political campaign veteran and BlazeTV host Steve Deace who says the polls that claim Biden is leading the race "are trash." We're being set up to believe that if Trump wins in spite of the polls, it must be an invalid election.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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