Day 3: Strengthen your voice

In the wake of the tragedy in Arizona, there has been a rush to pin the shootings in Arizona on the rhetoric of the right and the Tea Party despite there being no evidence to support this. As Rahm Emanuel has said, never let a crisis go to waste. The left is using the tragedy to further their own agenda – regulation of free speech – and now Rep. Clyburn, Al Sharpton, and Congressman Sherman looking to blame the right and regulate conservative speech.

To show how ridiculous it is to link Jared Loughner to talk radio and the Tea Party, Pat played some audio from Congressman Sherman, who admitted in an interview with Megyn Kelly that there is no evidence to support the comparisons.

Congressman Sherman said, “Well, it's clear from his web postings that he had picked up some of the extreme right positions such as that our currency is not real currency, et cetera.  You do hear that in the blogosphere on the extreme right.  But again my point is if you have a heart attack, you stop smoking, whether or not you can absolutely prove that the nicotine that you've taken in caused that particular heart attack because you know that breathing in toxic fumes is going to be harmful to our political system.”

What’s wrong with this statement? Well, pretty much everything.

First, the Congressman only uses Loughner’s obsession with currency to tie him to the right. But as Glenn points out, George Soros is concerned about currency as well.

What else does Loughner believe in? Well, he seems to share some interests as Van Jones.  Stu said Loughner believes in “The Communist Manifesto, one of his favorite books, the fact that he believes George W. Bush took down the twin towers.” Stu added, “His classmates say he was a left‑leaning guy, that he was a pot‑smoking hippie, that he was quite liberal.”

Glenn made the point that the right could try and peg the killer as a left-wing liberal, but they haven’t because its unnecessary and wrong. Glenn said, “Maybe we just haven't played the game enough.  Because that's what ‑‑ that's what people say:  Well, they'd do it to us.  Well, they're doing it to us.  So maybe we should do it to them.  Is that the solution; is that the answer?  Or would that lead to more trouble?  That would lead to more trouble.  You have to believe that the truth shall set you free.  No matter how dark it is, the truth shall set you free.”

Glenn said that it was important to stand fast and to speak the truth. He said, “So the first day was the victims and the shooter.  Who were they?  The second day was what are the people in Washington going to do?  What are the people with power?  What is their response and their plan?  Today it's about you.  So now what are you going to do about it?  You know the facts.  You know who this guy was.  You know the truth.  You now know what they're going to do.  You know the Republicans are not mounting an aggressive campaign.  You know that the progressives are.  You know that the media is in bed with the progressive campaign.  They have a story line and they will execute that story line.  You know it.  You see it.  It is only a matter of time before voices go away.  Which brings me to you.  What have you done to strengthen your voice?”

Glenn said it was important to prepare yourself by being armed with the facts. He said, “You must be your voice.  Have you prepared?  Have you done enough homework?  Have you put yourself in a position of credibility with your friends?  And your family?  Look, some people are not going to listen to you.  Get over that.  Most of them will be in your own family.  Get over that.  Have you put yourself in a position to reclaim your own voice?”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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