TARP ain't nothing compared to pension problems

Does John Boehner cry too much? Did Rush say something mean on radio today? Did you hear who Ricky Gervais insulted during the Golden Globes? These are the stories dominating the news every day, while the stories that have a significant impact on the country are being ignored.

As Glenn said, “I don't care if the [Boehner’s] a crybaby all the time.  What difference does it make?  Have you noticed the country's on fire?  Have you noticed that we now, the federal government says that the states are behind in their pension payments by $2.5 trillion.”

“They're now coming out and saying $2.5 trillion is what the states are behind now in their pensions,” Glenn said. “So what are they doing about it?  Well, did you know that John Boehner cries a lot?  Did you know that Rush Limbaugh is causing violence?  Pay no attention to the fact that Detroit closed half of their schools to be able to pay for the pensions.

Stu pointed out that they haven’t closed schools yet, but it is being discussed as an option in the next two years. “So you could have two years of education left if you're in fourth grade,” Stu joked.

Not only is Detroit considering closing half of its schools because they are running out of money, but Camden, NJ is set to lay off about a quarter of the cities workforce, including half of the police. No worries, it’s just regularly called one of the most dangerous cities in the country.

“So what they're going to do in Camden is because they're behind in pensions is they're just going to ‑‑ they're just going to cut their police officer force in half.  Now, that would be the place that I would start,” Glenn said sarcastically.

Thankfully, they aren’t cutting public services like the train from Trenton to Camden. “You're like, I'm in Trenton.  Man, I wish I could see a city worse than this.  You just hop the train and you go right to Camden.  Let's say you're in a shooting in Camden and you're like, I need time to reload.  You just get onto the train and the doors open up and you're in Trenton ready to start duking it out again.  It's fantastic!  It's fantastic.  And that train only ‑‑ that trip is like $1.50.”

“Yeah.  No, it's not good and, of course, as governments do, the train, which they had this beautiful concert venue down there, you go to a concert on the train, but the train stops running before the concert is over.  So you can't take it back and you're just stranded in Camden, which, how could that go wrong? ,” Stu said.

Glenn jokingly said, “If we could just get 60‑kid classrooms and no police officers, I don't see trouble coming.”

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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