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?"

On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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