Standing up to the Republican and Democratic parties

When will Republicans and Democrats stand up for themselves and their principles? When will they stop blindly serving a party where the establishment holds onto power with the grip of a rabid dog? Tired of the typical games, Glenn challenged Americans to stand up to the party hacks on both sides of the aisle.

Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said: “Let me reiterate what our position is, and it is unequivocal. We will not negotiate with Republicans in Congress over Congress’ responsibility to pay the bills that Congress has racked up, period…We have never defaulted, and we must never default. That is our position, 100 percent, full stop.”

“He blames all of the spending on Congress. And he's right. Congress is the only one that can write these checks. Congress is the purse. And so he's blaming Congress and the Republicans,” Glenn said.

Glenn said he is waiting for members of Congress to stand up and say they’ve had enough. For all the talk from Republicans saying they will listen to their constituents and attempt to defund Obamacare, only a few of them are really taking action.

On the other hand, President Obama, the most powerful Democrat in the country, is preparing for war in Syria which will only entangle America in foreign affairs with no clear path to victory or objectives, a scenario not too different from what the liberals attacked George Bush for doing in Iraq.

“When are the Republicans, when are the democrats going to stand up? And I would love to see them stand up together and say we just want some common sense. We just want people to say what they mean and mean what they say,” Glenn said. “If somebody has the guts to actually do that and if you could put together three Republicans and two democrats, you'd have a movement.”

Glenn said he has spoken privately with at least one Senator who agrees that the establishment will soon have to face the fact they have lost the faith and trust of the American people, and with it their grip on power. But that same Senator said that the American people also don’t realize how hard the establishment will fight to stay in power.

“We have to be humble and decent and join with one another. We have to go out of our way. I would ask you to be a missionary, if you're a -- a Republican or a Democrat -- be a missionary and go out and don't try to convert anybody's thinking onto your way. Go out and say can we stand together? Because I know you know this isn't right. I know you know. And I'm not asking you to join me in what I think is right. I'm asking you to stand next to me while I take my party apart. You take your party apart. And let's be people again. Let's be neighbors again. Let's be Americans again. We don't have to agree, but we both do agree that there's no common sense in Washington, D.C., and it's got to stop.”

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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