Glenn: Industry, energy key to securing America's future

While Obama wants to keep picking losers like Solyndra as the future of American industry, Glenn said on radio that we need to start focusing on the abundance of natural resources here in America that can not only lower energy prices but also create new jobs.

"Let's talk about principles for a second. Let's talk about what we're facing as a nation, how is it going ‑‑ how is this going to affect you. It's going to affect you in many ways. How do you create jobs? Why did America create jobs after World War II? Because we are in ‑‑ something that we're going to come out the other side and we're going to be as transformed as we were when we get to the other side as the Great Depression or the Civil War," Glenn said.

"When we got out of World War II, we were a different country than we were in 1929. Radically different. And we were an industrial giant on the other side. Why did that happen? Well, because in 1929 we had just really started manufacturing things on an assembly line. That made a huge difference. But then we found ways in World War II to pretty much put everything on an assembly line, manufacture everything that way because we had to. We're going to have to do these differently if we're going to survive. If you want to be Mexico, well, then keep going the road where you're going. But if you want to be America, we're going to have to redesign absolutely everything. Everything. And that's what this election really is all about. What do we look like on the other side?"

"The other thing that we had in World War II that nobody else really had and that is abundance of cheap energy. We were exploiting our own resources, our own oil, our own coal."

"And then you add on top of that natural gas. I mean, we have more energy than anybody else. There's no reason. We're sitting on a gold mine. A gold mine. That's what we used in World War II, to win, was our resources, our ingenuity, cheap energy, and our manpower. The entrepreneurial spirit. That's what transformed us," Glenn explained.

"Well, now our ingenuity, we're being told 'you didn't build that. And if you do build it, you can't keep it.' What do you think that's going to do to the entrepreneurs? It's going to make them go away. They are not going to do it. Why do it? Why wait up all night? Why worry all the time? Why live this life? Not going to do that. Why, if it's not mine? You're not going to do it. So they are turning you there."

" They are also trying to make sure that they curb the industrial might, the real backbone of America, of labor. They think it's the labor unions. Please read freedom's forge. I've been talking about it here for the last couple of weeks but it will open your mind. The labor unions almost destroyed us in World War II. We almost lost the war because of the labor unions here. And everybody who's ever worked for a labor union, look, there are things that labor unions are good for. With he need to be able to take care ‑‑ companies will sometimes get out of control and you need to make sure that somebody is representing the little guy because they will. Bad people do bad things, whether it's a labor union or a company. So you need some representation on labor. But anybody who's ever worked for a labor union, you know. You do less than you're capable of. You're dragging around people that should have been fired a long time ago. Come on, teachers. You know that to be true."

"So they're killing us in the labor and they're killing us in energy. They're killing us in entrepreneurial spirit. But the key here, the one that you don't recover from quickly is energy. And they are doing it under the guise of global warming, which is the biggest scam known to mankind. I'm a guy who is willing to say, "Look, you have to look at the thermometer. If the thermometer's going up, then the thermometer's going up." You have to look at facts. If that's really happening, then we should address that. However, how do you address it? Should we all be good stewards to the Earth? Absolutely. Even if the temperature is not going up, we should be good stewards to the Earth. But that's not what's happening. The temperature isn't going up and they are still saying ‑‑ they are trying to do this scare. This is why they call it climate change now. Because they knew. But now it's just being verified."

Over the weekend, reports emerged indicating that global warming actually ended in 1996.

"Does the average person ‑‑ when this stuff starts to come out, I mean, you are ‑‑ think of this: They are destroying the American economy ‑‑ no, no, no. Let me ‑‑ your parents, your grandparents, maybe you will not be able to afford your electricity rates in two years if we stay on this path. You will not be able to afford your electricity rates. You will have lots of extra blankets. You will have more people dying because they'll put those space heaters up and they'll try to get ‑‑ they will try to get warm with a space heater and it will set their house on fire. You will have many more deaths from cold or from heat not because the Earth is getting colder or warmer but because people will not be able to keep up with the electricity rates because in the words of the president, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket under his plan. And we've already, out of 500 power plants powered by coal, we've already shut down, this last year with President Obama 100 of those. 500 provide 43% of our electricity in the country. 500 coal power plants. We've shot down ‑‑ we've shut down now 1/5th of our ability to produce energy and they're going to shut down another 200 plants in the next two years. So you'll take 3/5ths of our electricity."

"I believe in the future. I believe in the next generation. And when I see it ‑‑ and I did believe that the hydrogen car, and it would be. The hydrogen car is the answer if you would get people to build a nuclear power plant because unlimited hydrogen can be made while everyone is asleep. Unlimited hydrogen. It's not hard. So I believe in the future and I believe in new technology. But it's not here. When it's here, great. Shut the power plants down. But until it arrives, we need energy. If we are going to lead a world. And that is ‑‑ that's the question: Does the person leading the United States of America want America to lead the world... or to be an "also ran," to be like everybody else. Well, I have news for you: As nice as that is, oh, we want everybody to succeed, that means your lifestyle will go down and it will become like the rest of the world. If you think that's a good idea, why don't you just move some place else? Seriously. I mean, I'll pay for it. I will move you some place else. Why would you live here?"

VOTE: You decide who gets a Badge of Merit (Round 3)

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The Purple Heart in George Washington's time was not given for being wounded. This award went to ordinary soldiers for doing something of merit—something that would find favor in the eyes of God. Washington knew they couldn't win if they weren't on God's side. And if they were on God's side, God would bless them.

I've been looking for people who deserve a George Washington badge of merit. Many of you have submitted nominations. Thank you for the love, respect, and consideration you have shown in doing so.

From your hundreds of nominations, we have narrowed it down to three finalists. Now, it's up to you to decide who gets this honor.

Here are the candidates:

1. Dana, the Mom to Many

Dana and her husband Brian run a nonprofit called Dogwood Ranch in southwest Missouri. According to their website:

Dogwood Ranch was created by family, for family. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live the life for which they were created. Our mission is simple: to provide support for survivors of trauma as they journey towards wholeness. This includes creating a new heritage for foster children and youth who have been abused and neglected, by providing them with safe and healthy forever families. We are also committed to offering a place of belonging for foster teens through individualized transitional living services. Additionally, we offer specialized support through our equine assisted counseling program, which focuses on bringing restoration to foster youth and other at-risk populations, including our honored military veterans and their families. Through the operation of Dogwood Ranch, our desire is to allow those we serve a new way to experience life, family and true redemption. Everyone deserves a chance to find their way home.

According to her nominator, on top of their work at the ranch, they personally foster young girls and have had "over twenty foster girls they now call family."

Her nominator wrote:

They take the toughest cases that come up. On several occasions, I would reach out to see if she could go out, and she would say she couldn’t because they were on suicide watch that night. Young girls have tried to stab her, have stolen her car, and have come to call her Mom…She is an incredibly hard worker, no-nonsense, and full of life and joy. She is constantly making our community and our world a better place.

2. Francine, the Joyful Servant

Francine, who also goes by “Frannie,” and “Fran,” not only has multiple names, but wears multiple hats. At home, she is the mother of two boys with serious disabilities. At work, she is a caretaker for the elderly, and everywhere she goes, she is a ray of sunshine.

Her nominator entrusted her mother, who has since passed, to Francine's care at a nursing home. She said, whenever Francine was working, she would breathe a sigh of relief. She wrote:

While most of the aides looked at the work as just a paycheck, and some of them were actually cruel to the most needy patients, Fran treated each and every one of them like royalty. She saw each individual as unique and worthy of love and understanding. Every patient adored her, because they knew they were in good hands.

Her nominator wrote that she saw treatment of elderly patients that “made her skin crawl.” There was a woman at the nursing home with severe dementia who had become so antagonistic that other aides, to avoid feeding her by hand, would simply not feed her. When Fran was working, she made sure to sit with her while she ate. She even hosted “dinner parties” with multiple residents to ensure they were fed, and happy.

Her nominator wrote:

When Fran was on shift, people who needed help going to bed never had to wait long. Besides, they didn't mind waiting for FRANNIE. She always did everything with such love and care and class! Then, after a long eight hours (or sometimes a double shift!) she would go home to more of the same routine. And in spite of it all, she did it all with a smile on her face. I've never known anyone like her. She was a godsend to my mother. If it hadn't been for her, and a handful of others, Mom's time at the home would have been unbearable. This woman really does deserve an award.

3. Michael, the Godly Father

Michael was nominated by his three children for modeling how a true man of God lives, loves, and serves his community. After serving as a corpsman in the Vietnam War and then working as an elementary school teacher, his children say he was the “solid, and consistently Godly male role model” in his grandchildren’s life. His children wrote:

My father helped raise his grandkids when my sister was a single mom, even though he had already raised his own kids.

Michael shares the gospel in one-on-one Bible studies with young people who have just gotten out of jail. He raises donations for clothing, food, and blankets for the homeless. He meets weekly with young men for Bible studies, to mentor them, and help them mature into men of God.

Michael has taught true love to his children by the way he treats their mother–his wife of 42 years. They wrote:

He is a solid rock of unwavering love for her, which has had a huge impact on how my brother and I treat our own wives. Mike's steadfast love for our mother has taught us the meaning of loyalty, love, commitment, sacred covenant, compassion, honor, and what a true husband looks like.

Most importantly, they say their father "instilled in us an absolute love for our Creator and compassion for our fellow man. He is our number one role model showing us what a godly man is.”

Who do you think deserves a badge of merit? Cast your vote below.


'Really SCARY': The IRS just spent $700,000 on AMMO — and is now adding 87,000 new 'enforcement' agents

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The Democrats' wonderfully named "Inflation Reduction Act," which passed in the Senate on Sunday, includes a massive expansion of the IRS. President Joe Biden wants to hire 80,000 new agents, and of course, this is for totally non-nefarious reasons, like cracking down on all those evil billionaires committing tax fraud.

Financial expert and author of "The War on Small Business" Carol Roth joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain who she believes this expansion will really target.

"The Democrats like to pretend that they are the party of the middle and working class, and the Biden administration has continued to find ways to extract wealth from the middle and working class," Carol began. "We saw it in the American Rescue Plan, where they raised the reporting threshold for any sort of hobby site you might have ... down to $600. Now, and this was part of Build Back Better which we thought was dead but now is just coming back in pieces, and this piece has survived — $80 billion for the IRS. Half of that ... is going to hire 87, 000 agents for 'enforcement,' okay? We don't need 87, 000 agents to go after what was 800 or 900 billionaires ... so, who do you think they're coming after?" she added.

"They're going to come after you," Carol warned. "You should pay your taxes that are due, but that doesn't mean you're not going to get audited, and that doesn't mean you're not going to have to justify every single thing that you do and waste your time and money so they can try and extract a few more dollars from you."

Glenn mentioned that the IRS has recently purchased nearly $700,000 worth of guns and ammo to go along with these 87,000 new "enforcers."

"That is really frightening," Glenn said. "They're not going after the rich ... they're going to go after anyone who disagrees with them. And because it's now public-private partnerships, any business that doesn't agree with them."

"Yeah, this is really really scary," Carol agreed. "And the crazy thing is the number of people who gave feedback and said, 'Well, if you're not a tax cheat, what do you have to worry about?' You've hit the nail on the head, Glenn. The politicization of this is they're going to come after people, they're going to harass you, they're going to tie up your time, they're going to tie up your money, regardless of whether you have followed the rules or not."

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'Sanctuary city' Democrats upset over a few thousand migrants, meanwhile here's what's happening in border towns

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) and Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) are in an uproar now over a few thousand illegal immigrants coming to their cities — even though both places claim to be "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants. Meanwhile, the number of illegal immigrants coming into border towns is expected to exceed 6 MILLION by the end of Biden's term if things continue at the current rate.

As the Democrats ask the Biden administration to declare a federal emergency, Glenn Beck took a few moments on the radio program to compare their immigration problems to the massive influx of illegal immigrants flooding our border towns.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has come a long way since she told then-2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke "Hell, no, you’re not" taking her guns in response to O'Rourke's viral "hell yes" comment about proposed firearm confiscation plans.

Now, we find out that Boebert was a stripper and a paid escort, had a "meth drug problem," nearly "killed her sister-in-law during a drunk driving" accident, and somehow had an abortion five or so months before giving birth to her son. Oh, wait, no. Those were all lies, and the guy who peddled them — American Muckrakers PAC co-founder David Wheeler — admitted to CNN that his "bombshell" exposé on Rep. Boebert was chock full of "inaccuracies."

Wheeler also offered to apologize to Boebert, but on "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday, the Republican congresswoman told Glenn that it looks like that was a lie too.

"I don't really mind that they hate me," Boebert said of her left-wing defamers. "It actually lets me know that I'm on the right track, because they cannot stand the truth ... [and] they hate anything that is good about America. So, whenever they come after me, I'm like, 'alright, we're doing good.'"

Asked by Glenn about Wheeler's absolutely outrageous lies, many of which went viral on Twitter last month, Boebert said, "They cannot attack me personally enough ... they've always stretched it too far and now they just completely make it up. They completely fabricate it. There were lies saying [she had] two terminated pregnancies, I was an escort, a stripper, an addict, all sorts of things. And, you know, people get tired of it ... it really discredits anything they're trying to do because it's so out of touch. But that's all right. We'll have my lawyers handle that one."

After CNN called the Democratic super PAC co-founder out on his "inaccuracies," Wheeler "conceded:

[T]he super PAC was wrong when it insisted a photo of another woman posing on a bed is a photo of Boebert, was wrong when it claimed Boebert initially failed to disclose a campaign contribution from Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, was wrong to suggest Cruz had made big contributions to Boebert's campaign immediately after she started running in her first primary, was wrong about the date of a Boebert vehicle accident, and was wrong when it published a claim that Boebert had an abortion "in the fall of 2004'"- at most six months before she gave birth to a son in March 2005.

Wheeler also told CNN that he would be willing to apologize, but according to Boebert, "he doubles down on a daily basis."

"[Wheeler] stands by his claims [and] stands by his anonymous sources," she said. "This is not something that he's backing down from, and frankly, neither am I."

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