Glenn responds to Zimmerman verdict

Glenn returned to radio this morning and kicked off the show addressing the biggest news of the past week, George Zimmerman's acquittal in the murder of Trayvon Martin. While Glenn has always been clear that he doesn't agree with Zimmerman and his actions, he never thought that Zimmerman was guilty based on the evidence presented in the case. The jury came to the same conclusion, as they found him "not guilty" of both second degree murder and the lesser charge of manslaughter. But in the wake of the verdict, America seems more divided on race than ever. Do we no longer believe in innocent until proven guilty?

"Something hit me yesterday. I was in church and I actually wrote this, wrote this down: We all used to believe that all Americans wanted America to succeed. And we were all shocked. After, after 9/11 we all thought we were all in the same boat, that all Americans wanted America to succeed. We were wrong. We all now currently believe that all people just are pretty much alike and they just want to be left alone and just to live out their lives, and they generally all believe in truth, justice, and the American way. That's not true. That's not true," Glenn said.

Glenn said that America has gone from a country divided by political parties to one that has seemingly become divided along racial lines, and that it seems to have become a reverse from the perceived injustice and inequality that led to the Civil Rights movement.

"We've gone now from parties to just color of skin. And if you're white, you're bad. If you're black, you're good. Please help me out. African‑American community, help me out. How is this any better? Unless you're engaged in revenge, how is this any better than the society that you say you wanted to change?" Glenn said.

"Most Americans don't care. Some do, in the white community, in the black community and that Whitespanic community. Some do care about liberty and justice for all. But I think there's a great number of people that don't. And you're never going to change their mind."

Glenn specifically pointed to Al Sharpton who has been one of the most divisive voices since the verdict was handed down. He has organized several "Justice for Trayvon" protests across the country in the wake of the verdict and used his TV show to express his frustration on the outcome of the Zimmerman trial.

But has there ever been anyone proven more wrong when juries weigh the evidence than Al Sharpton? Sharpton supported Tawana Brawley who was found to have fabricated her tale of rape at the hands of white police officers. Much like the Zimmerman case, Sharpton tried to make that about race, and in the end he was proven wrong. He also spoke out in defense of the Crystal Mangum who falsely accused members of the Duke lacrosse team of rape.

And what does Sharpton get for dividing Americans and obscuring the belief in truth, justice, and the American way? A bigger platform to deceive the American people.

Stu said, "You go back and you look at the Tawana Brawley case, you see footage of Al Sharpton, this big, fat, overweight sort of guy on the steps of, you know, a building with a megaphone screaming and screaming and screaming. He's now doing the exact same thing on national television for NBC."

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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