Paranoid? Delusional?

The mainstream media has been calling Glenn "paranoid" and "delusional" for years, but now everything he has said has started to come true. Collapsing economy in Europe? Check - take a look at Greece! Marxists, Socialists, and radical Islamists uniting to end the Western way of life? It's happening down on Wall Street right now! Food prices will skyrocket? Peanut butter prices are probably the first thing to start going up. What do you do?

"Listen to me. I am sure of where we are headed. I am sure of what I am supposed to do. I want you to be sure of what you are supposed to do," Glenn said.

"If you think God is telling you to blow something up, pick up a rifle and do something, you're sadly mistaken. If you think that God is telling you to make a Molotov cocktail, break a window of Whole Foods, you're sadly mistaken."

"What is happening in the newspapers today, what is happening on television, by the time it gets there, it's too late. You need to stay ahead."

" I'm asking you to put your life in order now. I'm asking you to ‑‑ what I want you to do today is I want you to go get a picture of somebody that you admire, somebody who is a better man or woman than you are, somebody that you look at and say, "Man, you know, I'd love to be ‑‑ I'd love to be half the man that is." I don't care if he's alive today. I don't care if she's alive today. Somebody. Mine quite honestly is Jon Huntsman, Sr., George Washington, and Gordon B. Hinckley. I love those men. I love them. They stood, and they did it and they still do, Jon Huntsman still does, peacefully, honorably. Those are the people I'm trying to be. Who are you trying to be? Dietrich Bonhoeffer plays a role in my life, Martin Luther King plays a role in my life. Abraham Lincoln plays a role in my life. I can name the people that I am reading everything that I can get my hands on. I know who I'm trying to emulate. I'm not trying to be them. I'll never be them. But people who show me that it can be done."

"I want you to find pictures, find biographies or autobiographies, I want you to study people. Not the crap that you're seeing. Look, time is out for us to study the problem."

"What I'm trying to say to you is this program has been ‑‑ we have taken a lot of heat, a lot of heat. But you tell me. Food prices, have they gone up or not? Peanut butter going up 40% this week. Food prices going up? Inflation going up? I told you this a few years ago and was laughed at. We were just ahead. Life catches up with us. Food prices are going up. Now, have you done your food storage? No? Well, you're running out of time. Food is going to go through the roof. Food is going to be difficult to get. Get it done now. Have you, have you made a plan with your family on, you know, any kind of plan?"

"I told you that the Middle East would be set on fire and it would fall into the hands of Islamists. Hmmm, what do you think? Is that happening? I was made fun of. That's okay. Yes or no? Make it? Were they right or was I right? I'm right. Did you prepare? Do you know where you stand on that issue?"

"I told you our churches are going to come under attack. Hmmm. Have you read the news lately?"

"I told you there would be riots first in the streets of Europe and then it would come to the United States. Right or wrong, gang? Right or wrong?"

"You know the answer to these things. The reason why I'm telling you this is because it is time to get ahead. You must stay ahead. By the time the rest of the world catches up to you, it's too late. You want to make a difference? You lock arms with me. You stop being slowed down by others."

"I don't need you. The country needs you. You're here for a reason. You're listening for a reason. I have said from the very beginning I believe this audience will be a key. It will be the turning point of this country. It will preserve the republic and it will do so peacefully in a way that most of the world won't even understand until it's too late. Be a force for good. Lock arms with me."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

Watch the videos below to hear Glenn's top takeaways from the president's defense team:

Part 1: Why the president's defense is 'very compelling'

Part 2: Top takeaways from president's impeachment defense

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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