Glenn to Big Government: "Get out of our way!"

Glenn started off the second hour by going further into the President’s State of the Union address and took exception to the idea that government should be the cause of innovation in America rather than the individual.

“We need to get behind this innovation.  And to help pay for it, I'm asking congress to eliminate the billions in taxpayer dollars we currently give to oil companies,” President Obama said in his address last night.

“Did you notice that in the speech he's not only talking about penalizing the oil companies because don't they have enough; we're talking $100 a barrel oil already.  And nobody's talking about it,” Glenn said.

“Once energy went up, then you couldn't afford anything.  And they're doing it again,” Glenn said.

Glenn also addressed President Obama’s statement that this is our Sputnik moment, a point where America realized our competitors have passed us. Glenn agreed with the President that we have reached that point with the Chinese developing the fastest supercomputer, but disagreed with his solution.

“How do we help people like Bill Gates when he was in his garage?  How do we help him?  How do we clear the red tape to help that person?  Don't talk to me about how we're going to spend another billion dollars on a new agency that is going to help us come up with new information and technology ideas.  Steve Jobs, how can we help you?  What do you need?  Bill Gates and Microsoft, what do you need?  Inventors in your garage, what do you need?  I can guarantee you all of them would say the first thing I need is the federal government to get out of my face.  That's how you fix America,” Glenn explained.

“The private sector has to make money.  The private sector must pay its bills.  And so it must make sense.  That's what built this country was common sense.  And people who had common sense,” Glenn added.

Rather than relying on government to spur innovation, Glenn believes that we should be reducing bureaucracy and red tape to encourage entrepreneurship.

“They're creators.  They're seekers.  That's who Americans are.  Pioneers.  Get out of our way.  The only mountain we have to cross is the mountain of regulation that will be coming out of Washington.”

Glenn also disagreed with Obama’s statements about teachers being the most influential figure in a child’s life. While Glenn respects teachers, he believes that parents should occupy the spot of most influential figure.

“I don't know anybody that talks down about a teacher. I really don't,” Glenn said.

Nevertheless, we as a country should be empowering parents.

“The greatest teachers are our mothers and our fathers, period.  He said last night that the teacher, the one in front of the classroom is the one that affects the child the most.  Well, there's your problem, President Obama.  It should be the person that gave birth or the person that is raising the child.  Mom and dad are the greatest teachers.”

“Empower parents.  Encourage the country to stop saying I'm just a mother.  No, you're not.  You are the nation builder,” Glenn concluded.

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."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

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.

Watch the video clip below:

.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

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.

Watch the video below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

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."

Watch the video below to hear more from Glenn:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.