WATCH: Are we failing our troops on the homefront?

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They're in the hospital and they're supposed to be either doing healing, either physical or emotionally, it sucks to be trapped somewhere so just being able to get out and about and only be surrounded by vets you don't have to worry about some psychiatrist or a doctor. You're just out there one with the guys again, having fun, cutting up and it's just being in the outdoors it seems to really progress their healing process and they get along so much faster to where the hospitals have now said, "whenever you want them, you just take them because when they come back they're on a high for about two or three weeks." - Chris Kyle on helping veterans when they return from war.

Tonight on the Glenn Beck Program, Glenn hosted an episode dedicated to honoring the troops and, in the wake of Chris Kyle's murder, finding real ways to help them when they return from war. He harshly criticized the lack of real care provided for our veterans when they return home from war, and advocated for an attitude shift towards veterans and PTSD .

"There's no greater act of love than deciding to lay down your life for another," Glenn said. "Chris Kyle dedicated his life to this country and when he was done serving on the battlefield and then he continued his life of service."

Following his service, Kyle became actively involved in charitable programs that counseled veterans who were returning from war and adjusting to civilian life.

Glenn told the audience they should be inspired by Kyle, not only for his service on the battlefield but for his efforts to help his brothers in the military.

"Our soldiers need your help," Glenn said. "They serve the country and the constitution with their dying breath. Their honor is at times so incredible it takes away your breath."

War is hell, Glenn explained. Soldiers are thrown into the belly of the beast, going from building to building and cave to cave looking for people who want to destroy America. Their sacrifices and hardship are often taken for granted by those who get to enjoy their freedom without having to fight for it on the ground. Even if they survive and come home, the scars last forever. Feelings of intense shame and guilt remain. Moral injuries far more damaging than any physical wound. These feelings don't leave when they get home and are not left on the battlefield.

When veterans return home, they get a pat on the back, a medal, and more often than not a diagnosis of PTSD prescription a dangerous side effects like depression and suicidal thoughts.

"These soldiers don't need wonder drugs," Glenn said. "They need each other."

Glenn said that veterans often rely on one another to understand what war was like and the difficulties that come when returning home. Glenn used his own alcoholism as an example. He noted it's easy for an alcoholic to lie to doctors but other alcoholics can instantly recognize the warning signs.

Men like Chris Kyle provided that support to fellow veterans and helped them get through the tough times just by being there.

"Only somebody who has been through it is helpful," Glenn said. "Whatever happened is not something I can possibly relate to or help. And quite honestly, neither can a doctor with all of his super-smart textbooks."

"Turning our vets into over-drugged, emotionless zombies is not the answer," he said. "It's a national disgrace. We have an obligation to the people who have done things in our name."

"Human beings are not built to wage a perpetual war with multiple deployments."

Glenn related a story of how he spent time with a Vietnam veteran when he was young, and Glenn promised himself at the time he would never be part of a generation that treated its troops like those during Vietnam. Glenn held a series of tour stops, Rally for America, that encouraged Americans to treat the troops like heroes when they came home. Glenn thought it was easy to just get people to treat them with respect, but respect wasn't enough.

"Because we think we are treating our veterans right, we are allowing another generation of Vietnam to happen."

Glenn said Washington needed to drop the red tape and that state leaders and churches needed to fill the gap in aid provided for veterans.

"We can do something," Glenn told the audience.

"Let me put this into perspective one last time, the vets we are talking about, most of them signed up after 9-11," Glenn said. "While you and I wanted to figure out what was going on with our country, these guys went to battle."

Glenn said we needed to change our attitude. Slapping veterans with a disorder label and giving them pills won't solve the problem. Glenn hoped that the lesson Americans learn from this tragedy is that veterans don't have a sickness that can be fixed by a doctor, but they simply need help that comes from the support of fellow soldiers.

Mercury One is now raising money to honor Chris Kyle. Glenn encouraged his audience to go to Mercury One to donate. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go to The Chris Kyle Memorial and The FITCO Fund, a non-profit started by Chris Kyle to help veterans overcome PTSD. He hoped to raise over a million dollars to help veterans struggling with returning home.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

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.