Elections have consequences

"Alan Grayson is back in and Allen West is out," Glenn told listeners this morning.  "Elections have consequences."

Looking deeper into the results of yesterday's election, it's easy to say that may be an understatement. This morning on radio, Glenn shared some of the bleak results across some of the statewide elections that you may not have heard yet.

Washington (state), Maryland and Maine all passed gay marriage.

In California, they've decided that the three strike rule for violent crimes is too harsh.

In Minnesota, you will no longer have to produce a photo ID before voting.

Maryland passed the first-ever state-level DREAM Act, allowing in-state tuition for children of undocumented immigrants.

In Colorado and Washington (state) they've decided to legalize and tax marijuana -- not medical marijuana -- recreational. Colorado also voted to limit your ability to give to campaigns.

Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana, while Montana upheld theirs.

Florida failed to strike down the use of public funds for abortion.

Corporations in Montana are no longer entitled to Constitutional rights. (If you're a small businessman, that's you.)

"Elections have consequences," Glenn repeated, "and here they are: The dollar fell last night.  It fell against the Euro.  That's the place with Spain and Italy and Greece.  It is, of course, the chiseled monument to stability.  The Euro that they said would break up, possibly soon, the dollar fell against that.  Inflation is still on the rise.  Ben Bernanke, good night for him.  That's why the dollar fell:  Because your dollar is going to be worth less because Ben Bernanke is going to be printing more."

The fiscal cliff is staring us in the face now, and even right-wing cable news organizations were already caving, telling you to accept the financial cliff and compromise, because the election was "a mandate."

"Excuse me?  It was?  I'm sorry," Glenn commented. "What?  Have we even decided who won Florida yet?  It was too close to call when I went to bed.  Did you see the margins?"

"The financial cliff is coming," he added.  "It will gut many things, including the military."

Glenn also commented on the effect this election will have on our ally Israel, noting that those who believe that Barack Obama is a friend of Israel may find out that is not the case within the next four years.

"One of us will be proven wrong.  I was proven wrong last night.  Let's hope that trend continues," Glenn told listeners.

He added that healthcare costs are going to be more expensive, your medical decisions are going to be more limited, and there is going to be added strain on your employer. And many important health decisions will be given to a board or "panel" as many care calling it.

Glenn likened it to the ideals of the Fabian Society and George Bernard Shaw who said, "We all know somebody whose life isn't worth living anymore."

"Or as the president said, "You know, maybe it's best if somebody tells you, instead of that procedure, it's probably best just to take the pill."  Mmm‑hmmm.  I'm glad we're continuing to devalue life on both ends now:  Abortion and doctor‑assisted suicide," Glenn added.

Doctor-assisted suicide, by the way, nearly passed yesterday in the state of Massachusetts.

"Elections have consequences.  And when your friends say, "Wait, wait, what happened?  I mean, we were the pioneers of so many great things in medicine," you just point out to them that elections have consequences."

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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