Twelve years later

On tonight's Glenn Beck Program, Glenn opened the show taking a look at the 12 years that have passed since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that shook our nation to its core. Since that day, the quest for national security has forced America to walk a fine line between authoritarianism and libertarianism. Do we still recognize our country? Are we proud of our country?

Read a full transcript of the monologue below:

But here we are 12 years later, 12 years later, and the world is upside down. And I don’t even know if anybody even – I don’t think we even…I don’t even think we know what is right and wrong anymore. The pain is still the same, but oh, how we have changed, America. Twelve years ago most members of Congress stood on the steps just outside the Capitol, and they prayed together. You remember that? They prayed.

You wouldn’t do that now. God forbid we pray. They stood arm in arm, Democrats and Republicans, and after the prayer, they spontaneously burst into singing God Bless America. Look at this. That’s Maxine Waters. That Barbara Mikulski. You really think this is – what? What kind of a play was this? Today, God is all but banned from the public square. The principles and values of our country are mocked and labeled now as hate.

Twelve years ago we stood united against a common enemy, and that enemy was killed, and why are we still fighting? Last night, America watched as the President of the United States actually argued something that I believe is treason, that we should join forces with that very same enemy. How we have changed. Twelve years ago Americans resolved unity. Do you remember? I wish our children could remember.

We were a different people for a few weeks. And today the world is upside down. Twelve years ago it would’ve been laughable to say that Russia would be the world’s superpower, but Vladimir Putin, they’re back. America’s leaders are floundering and failing and flailing around while this guy, this guy looks like the Nobel Peace Prize winner, and our president looks like the mad killer.

Twelve years ago America preached the gospel of freedom around the world. Today, America’s government is bowing at the altar of control and power, attacking individual liberties inside of our very own borders, targeting our own people. The Department of Homeland Security, that wasn’t around before September 11. What is it? The NSA, the IRS now, you haven’t even begun to see anything from the IRS. Wait until they control your healthcare.

Institutions now that are here to protect us – I doubt it – they are leading to our own demise. Oh, how we have changed, all in the name of security. But there is good news. Lady Liberty’s torch may be dim, but it’s not out yet. God may be ignored, but He is still there and things still can be good. The government may want a nation of sheep, but the power of the individual remains alive and well.

In Colorado two state senators who led gun control efforts were defeated in a recall last night, recall election that only happened because of six average American citizens, people no different than you or me. They decided to get involved. They had had enough. Twelve years ago we were united. Since then, we’ve been used by the Republicans and the Democrats.

These two, this woman said two days ago well, let me tell you, the Bloomberg’s of the world, if one of these elections is lost, that whole mayoral campaign against guns is over. Well, both of them lost. Now what happened? And the reason why both of them lost is because today Americans strangely are uniting again. You don’t know it yet. I don’t think people really get it, but both sides are sick and tired of it.

The days of the GOP and the Democratic Party as we know it are over. It is, because the people in the Democratic Party are just as sick of it – I believe not just as but they’re getting there – as the Republicans are. There’s a new poll out by FreedomWorks that shows that most Republicans, 70%, are interested only in individual freedom. They’re interested in individual freedom through lower taxes, reducing the size and scope of the government.

Seventy percent of Republicans say I don’t care about the party. I just want the principles. I believe most Democrats feel exactly the same way; they’re just not quite awake yet. The party backlash is coming, and it is coming in a big way. The future fight will no longer be Democrat versus Republican. It will be authoritarian Progressive versus Libertarian, huge oppressive government versus small government, individual power.

And I believe the overwhelming majority of Americans, both Republican and Democrat, who are responsible, will choose Libertarian over Authoritarian anytime, unless there’s some crisis that just makes us run to those people singing God Bless America.

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.