Mercury Confidential interview with Glenn Beck part 5: What's Next?

by Meg Storm

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In the wake of what proved to be a truly historic week of service and charity, we sat down with Glenn to get his thoughts on how Restoring Love completes the Restoring trilogy he began two years ago in Washington D.C., how he feels coming out of this remarkable chapter of his life, and what comes next.

Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2010, Glenn looked out at the hundreds of thousands of people standing on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and reminded them that this was not the end but the beginning:

This wakeup call will fade if it was just about today. And the critics will be right that it was meaningless – that you have wasted your time. But if in fact you choose today to change your lives and root them in faith, hope, and charity, we will change the world. To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, the world will little note nor long remember what we said here. It’s what we do from here that matters.

A little less than two years later on July 28, 2012, standing in the round at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, surrounded by tens of thousands of friends, Glenn once again harkened President Lincoln to remind the crowd that the real work had just begun:

And for Lincoln, the mission of the living was written by those who came before. “The world will little note, nor long remember what we said here.” But rather what we dedicate to do here. History is a guide not a guarantee… 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.

“It was interesting to me that I started this trilogy by quoting Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, and I ended this trilogy by quoting him without even knowing,” Glenn said in retrospect. “That’s what happened. It’s how I know it’s done. It’s just done.”

When you look back at the three summers of events, everything begins to fall into place. “It’s like I said on the stage. It is faith, hope, and charity. Without faith, hope, and charity you don’t succeed. You don’t make it. You don’t have America, at least,” Glenn said. “I really, truly believe that that was the message from God the whole time: faith, hope, charity – honor, courage, love.

“That is our charge. That is our duty. That is our blessing with malice toward none and charity toward all let us tonight restore love,” Glenn told the crowd at Cowboys Stadium. “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.”

The themes of service, hope, and decency that were personified by the Restoring events will continue to play a key role in Glenn’s plans even though the Restoring trilogy is complete.

“We are going to do service,” Glenn said about his future endeavors. “I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day, so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America. I think that is the best tradition ever: serve and then celebrate. We are going to reinforce this and make it an American tradition.”

“But we are also going to reinforce the service and the political activism starting in September on GBTV [TheBlazeTV],” he continued. “I think we are planning on kick starting it in Ohio.”

While his staff spends the days and weeks leading up to these types of event running around and trying to make sure they actually happen, Glenn’s job is involves a vision that is much more long term.

“Like right now I am already working on next summer’s event,” Glenn said. “The Monday after the event I called everybody in from all the divisions and said, ‘Here’s where we are going for the election, for the Christmas holiday, and for next summer.’ It just begins again for them, but now is my time to try to get everybody together and convince them that we can do it, and it will be great.”

There is no way to really describe all that has happened since January 2010, when Glenn announced his plans to hold a rally on the National Mall that summer, to last week, when he completed the trilogy with the tens of thousands gathered in Dallas, Texas. But one thing is for certain, Glenn was standing exactly where he needed to stand, saying exactly what he needed to say, and that is all anyone could ask for.

“I wouldn’t change a thing we’ve done because we did it with pure intent,” Glenn said. “What an amazing three years. It all fits together. Only God could have done this.”

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

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Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?