Making the 'Original Argument'...with idiots

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"It came out today that Newt Gingrich had a million dollar credit line at Tiffany's. And I mean this sincerely. Is he independently wealthy?" Glenn asked.

Is that some new kind of perk you get from having been in Congress? After all, outside of a few books and his former role as a Fox News Contributor, it's not clear how Newt has a million dollar line of credit at Tiffany's!

"So what if our leaders have some special privileges. They were elected and they are the ones leading us. They deserve it. You think the Founding Fathers didn't have lots of perks? They did whatever they wanted," Stu said in his role as the "idiot".

"The House of Representatives can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that commune you know of interest and sympathy of sentiment of which few governments have furnished examples - but without which every government degenerates into tyranny," Pat said in his role as a "founder".

Glenn translated the message. "The founders' greatest evidence as to why the House of Representatives wouldn't be at odds of the people is that they would have to live with the same laws that they passed. In all of world history if you were privileged, you lived by a different set of rules and different set of laws. You had exemptions. You had caveats, you had a preference. You had maybe a waiver for ObamaCare," Glenn said.

"Madison and our founders said, no, that is not what the Constitution stands for. We don't do that. Our founders said no. Today we say no man is above the law. Yeah. Yeah. That came from the minds of our founders. The difference is they lived it."

UPDATE: Who has the power? The states or the federal government?

UPDATE: The latest original argument deals with the idiots saying that most of the founders were atheists. Uh, no they weren't.

James Madison wrote, "It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive it, in it a finger of that almighty hand which has been so frequently and singly extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution."

In other words:

"The founders recognized they weren't perfect but they did their best. And the only way they could create something that had never been done before is by direct help from God. Divine providence. It might not be real to MSNBC, but even though it was added later, it really is truly one nation under God."

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UPDATE 1: What's the latest argument Stu presented to Glenn? "Well, the big problem today is that we ‑‑ people are just too stupid to understand how to handle problems.See, we need a smart council of people to just decide these things for us.  It would be so much better."

What would the founders say? "Could any further proof be required of the republican complexion of this system, the most decisive one might be found in its absolute prohibition of titles of nobility, both under the federal and the State governments; and in its express guaranty of the republican form to each of the latter," Pat read.

But what does that mean today? Glenn explained, "There's the thing.  There was the key, that we have a prohibition of titles of nobility.  So in other words, what they're saying is we don't want people to act like kings.  The whole goal of this government is to make sure that people don't act like kings, that there is no one over anyone else."

On radio this morning, Glenn introduced his new book, "The Original Argument", to listeners and explained why he felt the need to put the Federalist Papers into a more accesible, modern day language. But when Pat said that the Federalist Papers were fine just the way they were, Glenn decided to do a little on air experiment that compared the original Papers and the ones that have been translated into modern language - with Pat playing the original papers and Stu being the idiot friend who needs to be convinced by the original arguments of the founders.

Stu presented the idiot progressive friends question, "All my friends say the rich are getting poorer and the poor are getting poorer. And that those rich people are just selfish bastards.  Shouldn't we just hang all the rich people in the public square?"

What did the founders say? Pat read, "The perpetual changes which have been rung upon the wealthy, the well born and the great have been such as to inspire the disgust of all sensible men and though unwarrantable concealments and misrepresentations which have been in various ways practiced to keep the truth from the public eye have been of a nature to demand the reprobation of all honest men."

What's he talking about? Glenn translated and read from his new book, "Vilifying the rich doesn't benefit anyone.  Every man was created equal.  But what you do after that is up to you.  If you have all the money in the world and you want to hoard it like a selfish maniac, then that's up to you.  You might be a dirtbag and everybody else might call you a dirtbag, but it's not the government's role to convert you into an upstanding member of society.  This country was built on a foundation of treating everyone equally, not guaranteeing equal outcomes."

That makes a little more sense, doesn't it? Look for more of these segments in the next couple of days as Glenn answers the problems of today with the original arguments of the founders.

'Like Hunter Biden without the hookers': Why did Nancy Pelosi's son REALLY join Taiwan trip?

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Nearly everyone, from President Joe Biden to the head of the United Nations, agreed that California Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan was dangerous. Even former President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, Max Baucus, said Pelosi's actions made Biden look even weaker than he already does — and that's really saying something.

So, why did Pelosi risk global war and go against her own party? If you listen to Politco, she's got a "decades-long" beef with China and just wanted to show support for the Asian nation, but the timing of her trip suggests there’s likely more to the story.

On "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposed the Pelosi family's (including her son) lucrative connections to Taiwanese companies and revealed how certain business deals directly related to their trip to Taiwan.

"Nancy Pelosi and her husband and their son ... they love money as a family. By the way, did you know her son went on that trip and was doing business with, oh, wow, some of the people she was meeting with? Did you know that?" Glenn asked. "Sounds a little like Hunter Biden without the hookers and the crack."

Glenn pointed out that when Pelosi was elected to Congress, "somewhere in the late 1700s," her net worth was about $3 million, but by 2008 her family's wealth had ballooned to $31 million. By the end of the Obama term, her wealth had doubled to $61 million, and just two years later it shot up to $114 million.

"Wow! That is not bad beans for a meager public servant. They [Pelosi and her husband] must be master investors and it just took getting elected to public office to truly unlock that secret," Glenn quipped. "Or they were privy to some sort of information that the rest of us don't have access to, kinda like the sale of $5 million in computer chip stock before Congress voted on a recent semiconductor bill," he continued.

"But, surely, Taiwan has nothing to do with their own little private cash machine, right? ... I'm sure it had nothing to do with her husband's stock trading of companies that make computer chips. And it has nothing to do with, at the same time, Nancy is working on a semiconductor bill. It surely has nothing to do with the fact that the largest semiconductor manufacturer, TSMC, is right there in Taiwan, right? I mean, surely, with all of this heat, Nancy Pelosi would be smart enough not to be seen anywhere near Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturers," Glenn said.

"I'm not saying this might double the Pelosis' millions again, but I'm not not saying that either, you know?" he added.



On the radio program, Glenn continued to break down the hushed business deals between the Pelosi family and Taiwanese companies and revealed how it all directly relates to their not-at-all suspicious trip to the Asian nation.

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This MUST be why Trump (allegedly) had NUCLEAR documents at Mar-a-Lago

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According to the Washington Post's "anonymous sources," the FBI was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons during its raid of Mar-a-Lago.

Who could have guessed what Donald Trump did with those documents (never mind that he allegedly had them for over a year before the FBI actually did anything)? And who knows why they were searching through Melania's drawers for such top-secret information? Also, isn't it interesting that even after both Attorney General Merrick Garland and Donald Trump asked for the search warrant to be unsealed, only this very unspecific and very damning bit of information was "leaked" to the Washington Post? And just a few months before the midterm elections?

Since the DOJ still hasn't told us much (what was leaked to the media), Glenn did his best to present a few "theories" of his own on "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday. Watch the video clip below to hear more from "The Glenn Beck Program." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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New details emerge about Trump raid — and 'it doesn't look good for the FBI'

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New, alleged details about the raid of former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago hint that it's "not looking good for the FBI," said BlazeTV host Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday.

Trump has faced attacks from every direction, but despite all of it, he has "not been found guilty or had any kind of real, solid evidence against him," Glenn pointed out.

Glenn detailed a long list of investigations, accusations, and lawsuits against Trump, and the latest puzzling revelations about the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago, which only seem to raise even more questions. For example, did agents truly refuse to give Trump's lawyer a copy of the warrant upon arriving at the home? Because sources have alleged that his attorney was kept "10 feet away from the warrant" and was not allowed to actually read it. If that's true, then it was absolutely against the law.

Then there was the inordinate amount of time spent going through Melania Trump's closet. And did they have the proper authority to break into Trump's safe?

"That warrant had better damn well say that they can break into that safe because the law is, you can't go into somebody's house and ... just tear it all apart," Glenn said. "You have to have a pretty good idea of where things might be located, and you ask for permission for those areas. And you have to know exactly what you're looking for, and if it's in a safe, you need to specifically say, 'it's in a safe and we're having a safe cracker come in.' If they didn't say in the warrant that they could crack his safe, it's the fruit of the poisoned tree. By the way, there was nothing in the safe."

Glenn also explained that the FBI broke into a specific "safe room" that contained national archives, which Trump was allegedly told by investigators to keep in a locked room.

"[Trump] made a safe room, and put two locks on it, at their request. And that's what they broke into," Glenn said. "This doesn't look good for the FBI," he added.

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There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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