Why does Glenn pray President Obama is 'exactly like' FDR?

On radio this morning, Glenn explained what he believes to be the two most important stories out of Egypt: the persecution of Christians and the potential economic fallout in America as a result of rising gas prices. Both issues have received little coverage from the mainstream media, but, as Glenn explained, the United States now finds itself in a situation very similar to that of the 1940s. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ultimately chose to forego the New Deal for capitalism – will President Obama do the same?

“Egypt is going to affect you, whether you know it or not, because of our blessing of the

Muslim Brotherhood, and what they are now doing to the Coptic Christians,” Glenn said. “And this is a story that media just does not care about. You're going to need to pay attention to it, and share the information with your friends and with your church, and let people know what's really happening. There's a purge going on that is akin to the Night of Broken Glass in Germany. It is a frightening situation, if you are a Christian in Egypt.”

On Friday’s Glenn Beck Program, guest-host Laurie Dhue spoke to Erick Stakelbeck about the persecution Coptic Christians have faced in the region, and Erick specifically called out the media for failing to cover the story.

Meanwhile, we are still sending aid – to the tune of $1.5 billion annually – to the Egyptian military. While it may be becoming more and more difficult to justify the enormous aid check, but Glenn found himself conflicted on the topic.

“I did a lot of thinking and praying on this over the weekend, and I don't think that we have a choice at this point. My feeling is that we shouldn't be sending aid over to Egypt, but if we cut the aid off in Egypt, it will spiral that nation out of control even faster than it is,” Glenn explained. “We should not be sending aid over to Egypt, however, we are in a position now, because of our behavior and because of the choices we already made, that if we don't fund is military, which will be the hardline crackdown – if we're lucky, it will become the new Mubarak. If we don't support them, then we are look at an all-out civil war between the Muslim Brotherhood and something even potentially more dangerous.”

So what would Glenn do if he were in President Obama’s position?

“If I were president, I would get our ducks in a row right now and start drilling for oil and I would open up absolutely every oilfield we could possibly open and I would take the shackles off of our energy developing companies and I would say, ‘Go get it, boys. And do it quickly. You are running out of time,’” Glenn said. “If I were president, I would use the aid we are doing to buy us time, but I would make it very clear… I'm taking all shackles off our oil companies on anything they want to produce here because we have to be energy-independent right now.”

In 2008, the U.S. economy collapsed with gas prices at $140 per barrel. Today, oil is at $107.46, and many are speculating that the devolving situation in Egypt could drive prices close to $200 a barrel and beyond.

“There will come a time that the world will have to get involved in the Middle East and will have to get involved most likely in Egypt because of the Suez Canal. If they close the Suez Canal, prices of oil immediately skyrocket, probably to $180 a barrel. That adds ungodly amounts of money to be able to get oil,” Glenn explained. “So whatever you are paying for gas today, I want you to look at that gas price and realize that unless we find some way to put the genie back in the bottle or… we uncap those resources and start going for our own resources, we are done.”

Glenn liked the situation we currently find ourselves in to that of the 1940s. Prior to entering World War II the economy was in shambles and not getting any better, as President Roosevelt continued to implement the New Deal. Ultimately, however, even FDR realized the value of capitalism in troubled economic times. But will President Obama see things the same way?

“There is the possibility that things get so bad that this president realizes we are done as a nation, unless we go to the capitalists and turn this engine back on. Oil is going to go through the roof, I fear. If it does, we're in deep, deep trouble,” Glenn said. “The question is, do you believe in the end that this president is a patriot that doesn't want to see America completely destroyed. Because there are many of our grandparents… that felt the same way about FDR as we do about this president – the government is getting out of control, we are starting to head towards tyranny, this guy doesn't know what he's doing, and he doesn't love the country. In the end, FDR showed that yes, he did want America to survive. Let's pray that this president is exactly like FDR, that in the end, he does love the country and he will do the right thing, and when we have our back up against the wall, he shows us that yes, yes, this system can produce, and watch us produce.”

THESE TOP 10 Founding Fathers' quotes help us remember America's original vision

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Independence Day is one of the few days when Americans come together to celebrate our country and the continued vision that our Founding Fathers crafted in 1776. But what is that vision? It seems with every passing July 4th, Americans lose even more of a sense of what the original intent of our nation was supposed to be. It's becoming increasingly important to read the Founding Fathers in their own words and to remember the vision that they cast for our nation. Here are our TOP 10 favorite Founding Fathers' quotes to help us remember their original views of government, freedom, and the American vision.

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." —James Madison

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

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"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." —George Washington

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"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power." —James Madison

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"I agree with you that it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." —Thomas Jefferson

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“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion… would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” —John Adams

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"Those who stand for nothing will fall for everything." —Alexander Hamilton

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“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison

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"I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise, not by sense. By meanness, not greatness. By ignorance, not learning. By contracted hearts, not large souls. There must be decency and respect." —John Adams

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“We must go home to be happy, and our home is not in this world. Here we have nothing to do but our duty.” —John Jay

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We live in a dark time, so it is more important now than ever to make sure you are anchored to the truth.

Glenn was recently on the “Chicks on the Right” podcast for a follow-up interview after Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver joined Glenn on his podcast back in March. The three dove into a lively discussion that touched on several things happening in Glenn's personal life, and Glenn delved into the importance of truth in our increasingly Orwellian society.

Glenn told the “Chicks” about his upcoming first novel for young adults, Chasing Embers, which is set in a dystopian world where the wildest WEF fantasies have come true and history has been completely rewritten. Glenn revealed that he was inspired to write the book while reading Karl Marx. He reflected on how Karl Marx was, and still is in many cases, considered this articulate revolutionary, but when compared to the words of the Founding Fathers, his articulation and arguments pale in comparison. He wanted to explore the idea, "What if Jefferson was the revolutionary again, not Marx?" Chasing Embers asks how we preserve the philosophies of the founders and the values of the Constitution so that our children have a chance to discover it if the world turns completely upside down.

Glenn also discussed how important it is to learn history, to anchor yourself in truth, God, and the Constitution, and our responsibility to preserve them in the face of the dystopian movement that is increasingly encroaching on Western civilization. Glenn described the country as "suicidal" and posited whether we can rein in a nation that is hurdling itself towards the brink. He said we can do our part to help, but unless the country decides it wants to live, it will die. We have to be prepared to endure such a scenario with our morals intact and the necessary knowledge to rebuild on hand.

Towards the end of the conversation, Glenn revealed some of the lessons he's learned in his decades on radio. He said that you have to know yourself--both the good and bad--be ready to defend your beliefs, and admit when you are wrong.

This is a podcast you won't want to miss. Click here to listen to the FULL discussion.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

For the past four years, the mainstream media has been covering for Biden, claiming that he is "fit for duty," despite the strong evidence to the contrary. But after the whole world saw just how "fit" Biden truly is during last night's disastrous debate, the illusion was completely shattered, and the media is scrambling to save face.

Glenn pointed out in his post-debate reaction on his radio show this morning that the mainstream media is in a panic. Biden's performance was so catastrophic that it seems like the Democrats might have to jump ship and find a new candidate. Meanwhile, the question is what to do with Biden between now and the election. Glenn pointed out that as commander-in-chief, Biden has the sole ability to respond to a nuclear threat to America, yet he can hardly complete a sentence.

People from across the political spectrum are reeling from this absolute disaster, weighing in on just how bad it was and making suggestions on how to move forward. We highlighted 10 of these responses below:

1. The Democratic Party is panicking 

2. Undecided voters lean away from Biden

3. Chip Roy calls on Kamala Harris to invoke the 25th Amendment

4. The Democrats look for a replacement 

5. The White House is called out on lies about Biden's health

6. Politico calls out Biden's "uneven" performance 

7. Joy Reid and Obama's crew panic over Biden's display of feebleness 

8. BU historian calls Biden debate 'worst performance by a candidate'

9. Van Jones calls Biden's debate performance 'painful'

10. Biden looked exactly like how conservatives claimed he looks 

​YOU made Target​ choose between profit and 'progress'

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Have you seen Target's newest pride month collection? Don't worry, you don't have to break your hard-won boycott streak to satisfy your morbid curiosity. Glenn took a look during a recent radio show. If you remember last year's display, you might be expecting horrors such as tuck-friendly bathing suits, chest binders for girls, and apparel made by a transgender Satan apologist. Fortunately, that's not what Glenn found. Instead, the collection was very tame, with one item being a charcuterie board with the phrase, "It's giving charcuterie" printed on it. So what happened? Did Target have a come-to-Jesus moment over the last year?

You. You are what happened.

The Target boycotts did exactly what they were supposed to do, they punched Target right in the wallet. According to the New York Post, Target lost a whopping TEN BILLION dollars in just ten days. You stood up for what you believed and Target had no choice but to listen. And this year's pride collection is proof that they heard you loud and clear.

"The inmates are now in charge of the asylum."

Now, this doesn't represent some change in the ethos of the company, but rather a desperate step back to protect their financial interests. The problem Target is now facing is that they don't have a whole lot of room to step back, as they have spent years cultivating a left-wing, progressive culture that really wants Target to take two steps forward instead. As Glenn said, "The inmates are now in charge of the asylum." These progressive activists within their company that they have pandered to for years don't take being told "no" very well. So when Target rolled back its pride collection, the internal backlash was immense.

Glenn's team was given access to leaked internal messaging within Target's Slack channel. The messages show the outcry of Target employees after Target announced they would be reducing the pride collection. Based on their reactions you would think they had just witnessed a national tragedy unfold. Some employees questioned if they could still work for Target after what had happened (remember, Target is still a VERY progressive company), and other employees discussed submitting ethics complaints. About a month after the internal firestorm, Target employees sent the following list of demands to leadership so that Target could atone:

  • An acknowledgment in writing, of the harm Target caused to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • A sincere apology.
  • To partner with prominent LGBTQ advocacy groups.
  • To immediately reinstate the Pride collection in full.
  • To donate to LGBTQ causes.
  • To implement sensitivity training for employees.
  • To cease all contributions to politicians and organizations that do not support the LGBTQ community.

Target has made a mistake.

By cultivating such a radical progressive community, they have placed themselves in a precarious position. On one side, there's the progressive monster they cultivated, with its ever-growing, ever-changing list of demands. On the other side, there are people like you—people who just want to shop without having to walk by transgender children's underwear. The more Target gives to the woke monster, the more they alienate their customers. Now Target is trapped—if they give in further to the woke mob, they'll lose billions of dollars, but if they don't, they'll be attacked from the inside.

So let Target serve as an example to other companies. Customers have a voice too, and when you stand up and use it, a great many things can happen.