Glenn: "We are enslaving ourselves"

On GBTV tonight, Glenn laid out four key ways in which the American people were start to enslave themselves: 1) slave to a master 2) slave to debt 3) slave to illiteracy and 4) slave to ignorance. While some of these concepts are well known, there are ways in which people across the world are allowing themselves to succumb to slavery.

Take, for example, the slave to a master. This is by far the most well known and while in the past this was a person enslaved to a plantation, Glenn pointed out today that there are people caught up in sex trade and those caught up in migrant labor. And rather than go after the companies that employ illegal workers and the politicians who refuse to enforce the border and emphasize legal immigration, the average American is left footing the bill as the administration circumvents Congress and decides to not deport illegal immigrants.

Glenn then moved onto "slave to debt", noting that the government is currently $16 Trillion in debt.

"The over $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities? Good luck. They've racked up a debt of over $50,000 per person in the United States. That's up over $15,000 per person since Obama took office," Glenn explained.

"So we know how bad they suck. But what about you? 43% of American households spend more than they take in each year. The average American will spend $600,000 on interest over their lifetime. We have an average of $25,000 on college loans and $6,472 on credit cards. That's the average," he added.

Glenn said that people in debt usually are forced to make tough and often horrible choices - like a woman who resorts to stripping to pay her way through medical school.

And the worst thing is that people are doing it to themselves. Rather than live on a budget, the American people are spending more than they take in every month, and if they are going to break free they have to stop.

He then moved on to #3 Slave to Illiteracy.

Glenn said that African Americans weren't allowed to read during slavery because the owners knew the more educated they were and the more they could read and write, the better chance they had at becoming free.

"Today our schools are failing us. America is one of the top spenders on education - $2 trillion in the last 44 years - but when it comes to results, we're not getting the payoff," Glenn said.

"Out of 34 civilized countries, American kids rank 25th in math, 14th in reading, and 17th in science," Glenn said.

And despite these statistics, no one is actually trying to fix the problems and education reform falls underneath the crushing weight of progressive policies and the might of the teacher's unions.

And finally, Glenn discussed the fourth way we are enslaving ourselves - the slavery to ignorance.

"How many friends do you know who don't pay attention to the news whatsoever? They couldn't tell you what's going on in Greece or the EU. They think QE3 is a game show or an english boat? Have no idea who George Soros is. If you don't know what's going on - guess what? Someone else is going to be making all the decisions for you," Glenn said.

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."

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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.

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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.

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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."

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