Why does Congressman Allen West support the National Defense Authorization Act?

Glenn wanted to find out why someone he respects as highly as Congressman Allen West would support the National Defense Authorization Act. This bill has created much fear and concern as the bill has been interpreted to mean that the U.S. Government could detain citizens - even those on U.S. soil and not charged with a crime - indefinitely. That doesn't sound good - is it true? Why does Congressman West support the bill?

"W've got to understand that the 21st century battlefield is completely different from any battlefield that we've contended with, ever. And when I think about some of the things that have been happening in our country whereby just last week we have an administration that says that the shooting that Major Nidal Hasan did which is without a doubt an Islamist jihadist attack is workplace violence. I think we've got to get serious about the fact that we do have home grown terrorism and home grown jihadism that's happening here in the United States of America, we can refine the language in the bill in Senate 1687 but if we continue to see Americans such as al‑Awlaki and Samir Khan that are going to start vomiting sedition and taking up arms against our country, we're going to have to be tougher with that," West told Glenn.

"I think that right now when you have such a porous border like we have in the United States and we know that Hezbollah and al‑Shabaab are coming into this country, they are being aided and abetted by some Americans citizens and we need to have some real tight rules and laws to make sure that the American people are protected against this. Or else you're going to see more instances of these quote unquote lone wolves or whatever they want to call it like the New York Times Square Bomber who clearly said, you know, America is my enemy and, you know, he wished that the bomb had gone off," he added.

West said that people need to realize that elections have consequences and that people need to put people in office who know how to exercise judgement so they don't use legislation like this to go after just anyone.

Glenn had some disagreements with West, saying that a U.S. citizen suspected of terrorism deserves to have a trial by jury. He did admit "you left the United States, you're actively engaged on the other side, our troops come in, you're on the other side, we shoot you or try you there. I have no problem with that."

"I think that we have to come to an understanding that we are in a war against radical Islamic totalitarianism, we need to have committed and convicted leadership that will explain that and talk about what it is to the American people and then you draw that line," West explained.

Glenn asked West to pray throughout the process of passing this legislation.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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