Who was Teddy Roosevelt and why do progressives love him so much?

“Is it a coincidence that we have the two frontrunners are Obama and Newt Gingrich? Tea Party members, you have to decide where do you stand on progressivism? Where do you stand on this? Are you a Theodore Roosevelt Republican? Because if you are, may history forget that you were my countrymen. New Nationalism.” Glenn said.

Glenn said that the speech and new nationalism was exactly what Michelle Obama was talking about when she said “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices, we are going to have to change our conversation, we're going to have to change our traditions, our history.”

Glenn read several passages from his book “Arguing with Idiots” to explain exactly who Theodore Roosevelt was and what he believed.

"I stand for the Square Deal, but when I say that I'm for the Square Deal, I mean not merely that I stand for fair play under the present rules of the game but I stand for having those rules changed so as to work for a more substantial equality of opportunity and reward for equally good service." – page 218

And what did Obama say yesterday?

“ I believe that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot. When everyone does their fair share. When everyone plays by the same rules,” Obama said.

“Mr. President, you're not playing by the same rules! You're not playing by the rules. Neither are any of your cronies in the White House. George Soros is not playing by the same rules. GE is not playing by the same rules. The Fed is not playing by the rules. No one is playing by the rules, Mr. President. No one,” Glenn said.

How about this one from Roosevelt?

“We grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used. It is not enough that it should have been gained without doing damage to the community. We should permit it to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefit to the community,” p. 218 and 219

“Progressives like Roosevelt on the surface seem to defend capitalism. That's what people are saying about Barack Obama on the left: He's defending cap no, he's not. But there's almost always a big "if" attached to the rhetoric. In Roosevelt's case, saying that someone can make boatloads of cash if they obtain it honorably is one thing. You can at least make the case that he meant lawfully. But if their wealth is well used, what does that mean?” Glenn said.

“Our founders believed and I believe that man is fundamentally flawed every single generation and every single one of us. Fundamentally flawed. Natural man is the enemy of God. It is up to us to make the individual choices to be better, to pull ourselves out of the mud. That's what we do, pull yourself out of the mud. Not progressives. No. Not progressives. Man makes progress. As time goes on, he becomes more and more enlightened and it's just these slugs back here who are holding us back,” Glenn said.

Glenn continued to read from “Arguing with Idiots”: “You can have property so long as the greater good doesn't require the government take or regulate. Government controls your business. Government controls your money. Government controls your property. Government controls your life. As most conservatives understand, creating and implementing progressive government programs to solve problems only leads to more government control.”

“America, you got a choice: Communism the fast way, communism the slow way. You got a choice. If you look at those two candidates, there's your choice. Now, I happen to look at the founders. I happen to think that the progressive movement, since before the turn of last century, was wrong, dead wrong. Dead wrong. That's what I believe. You want to go that way? You have a good time. I ain't joining you on it. I don't know what's wrong with people,” Glenn said.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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