GOP dying? Good!

The media and the President have all but declared the GOP dead. That’s something that many on the right are completely ok with as well, albeit for a different reason than those on the left want. The GOP has lost its way and is essentially progressive lite - why would we want it to survive? Conservative ideas, on the other hand, are stronger than ever - Glenn explained on radio today.

"You know, yesterday we did a show on the GOP, last night at 5:00, and we opened it with, you know, the elephant is dead. And how the president and the left are all saying that the GOP is dead and it's because that they won't compromise. I firmly believe the exact opposite. The GOP is dead because that's all they did was compromise. And I don't mean compromise to get things done. I mean compromise their values, to the point I don't know what they stand for... except this: Winning elections. Which they haven't done," Glenn said.

"That's their value. That's their principle. And then everybody else is talking about if you compromise, you make the tent bigger."

"Well, since we're at the tent, let's talk about the tent for a second. What is the idea of a tent? Let's bring the ‑‑ let's make the tent bigger. Well, first of all, if there's nobody coming in the tent, you don't need a bigger tent. If everybody is trying to get out of the tent, who in their right mind would say, 'We need to build a bigger tent.' Who wants to come into your stupid tent? Everybody is clamoring to get out. You should make the exits bigger, the tent."

"But why does nobody want to be in the tent? Nobody wants to be in the tent because it's collapsing. Because there's nothing in the tent. And why is there nothing in the tent? Why is it collapsing? Why is the GOP collapsing? Because if you want to continue on the tent analogy, what holds a tent up? The stakes hold the tent up. You have to have a tent and it's all down on the ground. And before people can come into the tent, you have to take the ropes and pull the tent up and drive stakes into the ground and that holds the tent up."

"Can anyone name a GOP stake that they ‑‑ you think they actually mean? Because I can't."

"We were GOP guys because we voted for Ronald Reagan. We believed in Ronald Reagan. And then we ‑‑ then we took George H. W. Bush and we're like, "Okay, all right, well, let's just continue because the other guy is bad." And then we were like, Bob Dole, that's the best we can do is Bob frickin' Dole? I don't even know what ‑‑ all right. Well, he was a ‑‑ maybe he was a World War II guy. So maybe he sees the world like our grandparents used to see and so okay, we'll take him. And then I was against George W. Bush when he ran. I thought that was a huge mistake."

"I was not for George W. Bush. I became a George W. Bush supporter because of the 2000 election. And I'm like, he's the damn president; leave it alone," he continued. "And so the 2000 election happened and I became a rabid support George W. Bush because Al Gore is trying to steal it. And then as soon as 9/11 happened, I thought the guy turned into a ‑‑ I thought he was great. I thought he was really, really great, and I bought into that for a long time and so I overlooked things and I disengaged."

Glenn said he did not look into things like the PATRIOT Act, and he wrongly assumed that the people in Washington would give up some of the invasive policies they put in place after 9/11.

"I'm just not going to give them any benefit of the doubt anymore. No more power, no more compromise. Let's see a principle," he said. "Tell me one GOP stake that you think they mean besides winning. Tell me one principle you think they actually mean and would fight to the death."

"I believe there should be a new party. I believe the elephant is dead and should be dead and never resurrected. I believe the elephant is the Whig party. The GOP is the Whig party that Abraham Lincoln came in and restarted. And quite honestly, I think if Rand Paul now, today, started a new party, I believe it would have a chance of winning in four years. But it would have to really truly stand, and it could not be a Republican front."

When Glenn came back, he talked more about the need for a new party that stands for something and that it must ultimately take direction outside of Washington, DC.

"I think things have fundamentally changed. I think that most people in the TEA Party, we ‑‑ look. I have no problem being a Republican if the Republicans stand for something, but they don't stand for anything. And I think this last election was like, 'I don't know who these people are.' And now they get into office with John Boehner and everything else? I don't know who they are, and I don't care to look or try to listen and I don't want to know about their childhood and dry your sappy tears with a hanky, John. I get it. I cry tears too. Don't care. You are not ‑‑ you are not on my work, and you're certainly not on his work. So I don't know whose work you're doing. So I'm not interested."

Glenn told the story of how he was driving through the mountains when he was younger during a horrible snow, and his car started to fishtail. He opened the door and stuck one foot out so he could jump out if things got too out of control, but he kept the car on course and everything was fine. He said his feelings about the GOP are very similar to that feeling. The GOP is fishtailing, its getting out of control, and he's prepared to jump out if he needs too but still has a hand on the wheel in case he can get through it.

"Our pessimism, the side of the ‑‑ of what's coming, is darker than it's ever been. It seems to me at least that our options are getting brighter and darker at the same time."

Despite the possibility of darkness on the horizon, Glenn did say he is very optimistic about the future.

"It's why we're doing the Dream Labs. Because I believe in the future. It's why we're building the network. It's why we're about to announce some new programming on TheBlaze that no one else will give you. No one else will give you. Because they're cowards, or they're in the pocket of somebody else. We just have to stand together."

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.

5 SHOCKING crimes the border crisis is bringing to YOUR backyard

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The crisis on the southern border has reached a boiling point following the controversial Supreme Court ruling that allowed the federal government to remove large portions of border security, triggering a movement of conservative governors defending Texas' right to protect its border.

We commonly hear about the border crisis through mainstream media as if it's an abstract issue that has little to no effect on our daily lives. However, for millions of Americans, the border crisis is in their backyard... literally... bringing crime up to their front doorstep—and it's coming to your doorstep soon.

These five stories paint a glimpse of the type of crime and cartel activity that is being enabled by the Biden administration's border policies.

Assault and robbery in Massachusetts

On January 15th, Lucas Vilaca Moreira Fontenelle was arrested in Milford, Massachusetts for armed robbery of a bodega along with two other illegals a few days earlier. This comes just one month after ICE detained Fontenelle for assault, but the city of Milford cut him free as part of their status as a sanctuary city.

Murder in New Your City

On January 6th, Moises Coronado chased down, beat, and fatally stabbed Dafren Canizalez while in a NYC shelter. Coronado illegally crossed the Texas border in November where he was detained before being released and making his way to New York.

Cartel trafficking in El Paso

Late last month U.S. Border Patrol agents operating in the El Paso region arrested a cartel "foot guide" that was responsible for trafficking dozens of illegal immigrants across the border. The foot guide is a member of the La Linea Cartel, an operation based out of Juarez, Mexico whose gang warfare contributed to the city's 1,000+ homicides in 2023 alone.

Human smuggling in Arizona

Last November, two teenagers were pulled over with five illegal immigrants in their car. The teens are being charged with human trafficking, and there is evidence that this was not their first trip. Authorities believe that these teens are the latest in a dangerous new trend of cartels using social media to pay teens to smuggle migrants across the border.

Cartel trespassing in Arizona

Late last December, an Arizona rancher reported that he has seen a disturbing rise of cartel activity on his land. According to the rancher, he has seen evidence of cartels fighting for control of routes that pass through his property. He has even seen cartel scouts and human smugglers several times.