Less than 40 days until the decision that could decide the fate of America

"We are now within the 40 days and 40 nights period of the most important election of our lifetime," Glenn told listeners this morning. "This is why we have encouraged, and many churches have encouraged, people to fast and pray"

Glenn mentioned that very few elections have compared to this one, but one that did come to mind was the election of Abraham Lincoln. The nation was at a critical point and that election set the stage for everything that followed.

"It would take an amazing leader to bring all of the factions together in a cohesive united country. The election of Abraham Lincoln, slavery and the union itself were hanging in the balance."

This election the country needs someone who has the character of George Washington to be able to pull us back together.

"We need somebody that the American people can look at and say you're an adult, you're trustworthy and you actually care," Glenn said. "You have compassion. And you understand the Constitution of the United States of America. But we have an unbelievable convergence of problems that are coming."

The Middle East is on fire, Israel is facing annihilation from an Iran getting closer and closer to nuclear capabilities, Europe is facing chaos, China is on the verge of revolution and, as a result, turning nationalist and threatening war with Japan to divert attention away from the 1.4 billion Chinese they're ruling over, there is a resurgent threat from Russia, and we're facing a food and energy crisis. All of that excludes the jobs crisis within our own borders.

Whoever our next president is gets all of that handed to them, along with the "financial cliff."

Glenn pointed out that despite all of that, the media is doing everything they can to get President Obama re-elected. They don't want to you see the rising unemployment, the increasing number taking disability because they no long qualify for unemployment, the staggering number of people who are overeducated for their jobs right now.

"These numbers are all be erased by the media right now. But believe me, when Mitt Romney gets in, all of a sudden we'll be talking about an economic depression," he said. "All of a sudden the entire media, they will set the world on fire."

Domestically, our national debt is over $16 trillion, the Fed has announced QE3 (aka QE-infinity), the price of gallon has more than doubled, food and energy prices are through the roof, and instead of focusing on those issues the current administration is ratcheting up racial tensions, and restricting our religious and civil liberties. And, after riots and attacks on our embassies in the Middle East, the president of the United States stands in front of the United Nations this week chastising us and freedom of speech instead of condemning the people attacking us.

Despite that the media still does everything they can to put a positive light on President Obama. That's how far down the road America has gone, the American media is protecting a president who attacks free speech.

It's clear that the nation is at a turning point. The Obama Administration and Mitt Romney offer a clear choice and will set two very distinct paths for the country.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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