"Witness the Third Great Awakening!" - Glenn Beck brings the movement of peace and freedom into a new age

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On July 28th, over forty thousand people came from across the country to Dallas, TX to participate in the Restoring Love event. The slate of activities over three days included the conservative conference FreePAC, an evening of religious speakers at “Under God: Indivisible”, and the unprecedented “Day of Service” where attendees went out in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area to serve their fellow man. Mercury One, the charity organization that organized the week of activities, also loaded up over a dozen tractor trailers with food to be sent out to cities in need across the country. All of these events culminated in Saturday’s main event at Cowboys Stadium, an evening of music, history and inspiration that celebrated the service done over the week as well as what attendees could do to take these lessons back to their community in order to restore America.

The evening was marked by a shift in format and tone for Glenn. It was something he had never done before, and something that most were probably not expecting. His speech was spoken word, with music performances between each speech. Glenn was accompanied by composer Clyde Bawden.

The evening opened with a stirring rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by Alex Boye, and soon Glenn was on stage welcoming the crowd.

“I wanted to tell you how we got here. Because when it started I didn’t know,” he told them.

He proceeded to run through the past three summers, reflecting on how the Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage, and Restoring Love events all fit together.

“To have honor, you must be true to God. Our rally in Washington was about prayer. To have honor, you must have faith,” he explained.

“Courage is critical if you want truth. We went to Israel because they have courage,” he explained.

He then turned to the night’s Restoring Love event.

“What is Love? It’s not just hugs and kisses. Love is service. Love is charity. To restore our purpose as a nation. To remember who we are. America is great because Americans are good. We don’t need somebody else to tell us how to give charity, how to show love. We know. We will be the shelter from the storm, so they won’t be alone.”

His opening remarks were followed by Matt Maher’s performance of “Hold Us Together”, the theme song for the event.

For two hours, Glenn spoke with musical performances woven in between his remarks. He spoke about the importance of history, of faith, and reconnecting with the past. He brought out historical documents and artifacts, including an exact replica of the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia and the color study of Arnold Friberg’s “Prayer at Valley Forge”.

And while it would be hard to top some of the amazing history that Glenn showcased during the event, the real highlight of the evening was the celebration of Friday’s “Day of Service” event.

After a moving montage of photos from the event accompanied by Rebecca Pfortmiller’s performance of “Look for the Silver Lining,” Glen took the stage for his keynote speech.

Read the full speech HERE

Anyone expecting a political rant or attacks against the administration would have been disappointed with the message Glenn delivered to his loyal fans.

The speech was in many ways the culmination of the new direction Glenn had taken since leaving mainstream cable news last year. Rather than rally the audience against something, Glenn advocated that they be for something. He called for them to reconnect with history, to go out and create art and music, and most importantly to serve their fellow man.

“Doesn’t it feel good to do the work? Just stop whining and roll up your sleeves!” he said.

“One million meals have just left the stadium. We’re feeding the hungry in 11 cities. There are churches that can worship again when it rains because we – YOU – put a roof up,” he said.

As Clyde Bawden played underneath his words, Glenn turned his attention to the culture.

“This whole event is about you. We did this for you. It’s about what you watch on TV it’s about your music, movies and school. It’s about your America, the America we are building for you. Right now,” he told the audience.

The focus on building America was a major theme in the speech, as he spoke of America as an inheritance, one that has to be understood, respected, cherished, and invested.

“The America we have today is what someone else created for us. We inherited America - this America - from our parents and grandparents.

“What we have, they built,” he said.

“We can’t be blamed for what they did wrong. And we can’t take credit for what they did right.”

“We didn’t fight their wars. We didn’t march with them. We didn’t build the schools. That was done for us. And we will do that for our children. That’s how an inheritance works.”

“You can’t control what you get from your parents, but you can shape what you leave behind. If you get an inheritance you can improve on it, or you can spend it.”

He continued, “We don’t have to spend our inheritance. We can build on it. Invest it. Improve it. Make it bigger and better. That’s your choice. It’s our choice. Our inheritance is America.”

Glenn charged the audience with a mission: to commit to making America better than it is today and to improve on the inheritance passed down to the next generation.

“Every generation of America faces this challenge,” Glenn told the audience. “Those who have failed, failed because they waited for someone else to act.”

Glenn said people need to make a choice: are you an American who liked to be pushed, or an American who wants to push themselves.

“I think there are two kinds of Americans. Those who like to be pushed. And those who push themselves. Those who see our problems and refuse to see our blessings. And those who see our problems as our blessings,” he explained.

Glenn spoke of men throughout history who have been Americans that “pushed themselves”. Men like Lincoln, Washington, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

He also spoke of baseball player Honus Wagner, who didn’t smoke and when a cigarette ad was placed on his baseball card, he stopped production because he didn’t want kids buying cigarettes to get his card.

“He didn’t want his name next to something he opposed,” Glenn said. “He refused to bend.

As he came to a close, Glenn spoke of Americans willingness and desire to help one another, if only given the opportunity without regulatory interference.

“We are not a selfish people. We are selfless. You are the living proof of this. You are living proof that Americans are good. Americans are still people of action. Americans want freedom. Americans want justice. We want love.”

“And here’s the thing: There are millions of you. Millions just like you. Millions ready to act. Ready to take up the struggle. Ready to commit, to activate, to live it, to create and to restore love to America.”

“We will not let go. We will not give up,” Glenn said.

“I know this: America is not done.”

“And if you are watching this broadcast in a distant foreign land and looking for American weakness. Looking for surrender. Look at this crowd! And know that we are putting you on notice.”

“Witness the Third Great Awakening! Your time has passed, and our time has just begun!”

“Let this be the beginning. Commit and declare it for all to hear. For those who count us out - are counting on one weekend of action, one weekend of speeches, one weekend, one day - let this be the first of many.”

“It’s not over. We have not yet begun to restore ourselves and reclaim our country.”

Glenn closed the speech reading from the Gettysburg address:

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

“That is our charge. That is our duty. That is our blessing,” Glenn said. “With malice toward none and charity toward all.”

“Let us tonight restore love - for love will hold us together. Love will make us a shelter from the storm. I will be my brother’s keeper.”

“The world will know once again that they are not alone. The Americans again have arrived. With honor, courage, and love.”

As he ended his speech, Glenn was joined on stage by all of the evenings performers: Alex Boye, Kalai, Kevin Kern, Kari Jobe, Kim Harley, Clyde Bawden and Matt Maher for an explosive reprise of “Hold Us Together”.

On the Basis of Sex. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you probably didn't expect those five words to come out of me this morning. No, that's not my version of a clickbait headline to get you to pay attention — although that probably just happened — but this is the title to the new movie based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Progressives and liberals have been hovering over YouTube like a pack of rabid wolves, anxiously awaiting the first trailer to drop. And — three days — they got their wish. Something in the last few seconds caught my ear. Watch:

Now my first thought after hearing that went something like this: The word "freedom" is literally the fifth frigging word in the first sentence of the First Amendment. It shows up for the second time just two sentences later. How do you screw that up? I always assumed that liberal Hollywood movie makers had never really read the Constitution, but this is just sad.

But my second thought was that maybe they don't consider the Bill of Rights actually part of the Constitution. However, according to the National Constitution Center, the Bill of Rights officially became part of the Constitution — not a separate document — when it was ratified in 1791. This is rather easy to fact check, so there's really no excuse here.

But then I had another thought. Either liberal Hollywood forgot that the Constitution changed in 1791, or they actually prefer the vaguer pre-1791 version of the Constitution where God-given rights can be excluded if the state so pleases. Think about it. The Bill of Rights is the single greatest roadblock to the radical Left's "progress." Do you hate the fact that private gun ownership encourages self reliance and personal freedom? Do you also hate the fact that dissenting views, opinions and speech can't be silenced and crushed? Then the Bill of Rights is a clear and present danger to your agenda. It's enemy number one.

The new Left that is radically moving toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791.

You see, the new Left that is radically moving further toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791. They wish it never happened. The Bill of Rights is a constant reminder that some FREEDOMS can't be given by the government, they're granted by GOD. And that thought — you being aware of that — scares the hell out of them.

Now, it's possible I thought too much into this. It's also possible the screen writer made a simple mistake and thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg was actually born before 1791, figuring it would be a nice tip of the hat to her longevity. I can actually see how you could make that mistake. But it's also possible that this is a sign of the times we live in.

The Bill of Rights is under attack, maybe more now than ever. It's never been more important to let the Constitution of 1791 be our guide, true north and lighthouse.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

How did this slip by?

The Left has been foaming at the mouth waiting for this movie to drop and when the trailer finally hit the interwebs, it ended with an embarrassing factual error about the Constitution.

What will happen when the Titan kneels?

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You can tell that the NFL season is approaching because you can hear the whining from highly-paid athletes as they prepare their kneepads for some kneeling.

In May, the NFL instated a policy that penalizes players who take a knee during the national anthem.

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"A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem," the statement said. "The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

Tennessee Titan's defensive end Jurrell Casey has decided that he will continue his whining and kneeling.

"I'm going to take my fine," Casey said in an interview. "It is what it is, I ain't going to let them stop me from doing what I want to do. If they want to have these battles between players and organizations, this is the way it's going to be."

Maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics.

He added that "At the end of the day, we got to do a job, but I will continue to use my platform to keep on speaking up."

Yes, he does have a job to do. And that job is playing football. His bosses have made it clear that political activism is not part of the job. Who knows, maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics. There's also Starbucks. They need a self-righteous CEO.

All anyone can talk about right now is Russia and collusion, and for good reason. Special Counsel Robert Mueller just indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for cyber attacks and the hacking of cyber-systems in energy, nuclear, water, and manufacturing sectors which you can read about here.

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The Trump-Russia scandal, in a word, is maniacal. There are many moving parts that are very hard to solve — or simply don't want to be solved. All of these are "mysteries wrapped in an enigma," asserted Glenn on Wednesday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program."



From the curious case of Imran Awan to the hacking of DNC servers to "Russian" meddling in elections via social media, all of these deserve scrutiny.

On today's episode, Glenn examined seven scandals that make up the Russia connection:

  1. Russian operatives who used social media to divide Americans during the 2016 election.
  2. The meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
  3. The Fusion GPS Dossier funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  4. Voter fraud in Illinois.
  5. Hillary Clinton's emails.
  6. Imran Awan. Awan was an IT staffer for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who was part of a federal investigation and was arrested on bank fraud charges.
  7. Lastly, the 2016 DNC email leaks.

For the entire explanation, tune into the podcast below:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn Beck argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.

Tribe one is the #Resistance. They are the ones who believe that everything President Trump does is bad. They're also the ones who call for impeachment and who label President Trump a "treasonous traitor" even before a summit with a foreign leader takes place.

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Those, according to Glenn's analysis, include groups like Think Progress, who published an article suggesting that women's rights would be rolled back if the President's SCOTUS nominee is confirmed by the Senate. This tribe also includes progressive talking heads and far Left publications and politicians like The New York Times and Hillary Clinton.

Tribe two are those who defend the President and his actions at all costs. He can do no wrong. These are the people who deny the President's mistakes. They believe the President is a master chess player and everyone else is a pawn in Trump's game.

Both who operate in tribes one and two maintain a "win at all costs" mentality. They don't care what happens as long as their side wins. Glenn calls this a "cult of personality madness."

Tribe three are those who are "free thinkers." These people question the President with boldness and aim for intellectual honesty when evaluating the President's policies and behavior.

Glenn believes tribe one and tribe two are smaller than tribe three.

So, what do all these tribes have to do with Trump and the Russians? Find out in the clip below.

Where do you fall when it comes to Trump and Russia?

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.