Glenn: Now is the time to go serve in Washington D.C.

On radio this morning, Glenn spoke about the growing discontent between the career politicians in Washington D.C. and the American public. While it is easy to look at the cesspool that is Washington D.C. and be discouraged from getting involved, Glenn advocated this might actually be the best time to consider serving.

“Do you remember – it was in 2004. Do you remember how many people called me and said, ‘You can't come out against the GOP. Don't do that. You're going to offend all the listeners and everything else.’ And I said, ‘I don't really care. It's the right thing, and I don't think you understand who the American people are. I think they're smarter than this. They know,’” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And when we started to figure it out, we said it. And we've been shocked by how many people are joining. And you wouldn't believe how many people are saying this even behind the scenes that are this close to really letting go. The stories I hear and the phone calls that we get behind the scenes that only, you know, we and the NSA know about, from people who are in this media who are saying, ‘You know what? I'm about to really start letting go. I'm about to start telling some stories.’ Good.”

“And beyond that there's even some Republican elected officials who were so disgruntled with their own party that they're looking at alternatives, but they have none,” Pat added. “Where do you go?”

“You go to the American people,” Glenn said. “Because the American people are here. They are going to have the biggest surprise because we're not going to buy into the argument anymore. I'll ask Stu last because Stu is dangerous and we may have to stop him from voting. Will you vote for the Republicans just because he's better than the other guy?”

In a potential 2016 matchup of Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, Glenn, Pat, Stu, and Jeffy all agreed they may not be able to vote the Republican line just for the sake of it.

“If there's a better third party candidate, I'm going to vote for the third party candidate,” Stu said. “I'm not going to vote for some Communist because they are a third party.”

Pat explained that he voted for Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney in spite of his personal beliefs, and he vowed not repeat that mistake.

“I did it with Dole. I did it with McCain. I actually did with Bush,” Pat said. “He wasn't my first choice by any stretch of the imagination.”

“The last candidate that we have had that we can say we were proud of was Ronald Reagan,” Glenn added. “That was it. Only president in my lifetime that I was proud to vote for… I'm embarrassed to actually say this, but I'm not embarrassed to say I voted for [Romney] because of the decorum that he would have brought back. At least the guy didn't hate America. And he was like a decent man. But I'm embarrassed that what's what I cast my vote for because I'm convinced he would have been going on Syria at this point.”

“McCain is a totally different story. I mean, Dole was the first president I ever voted for, Bob Dole. Look, the guy is either the greatest guy of all time, would he have been the greatest president of all time? No. But I don't feel, like, embarrassed I voted for Bob Dole,” Stu explained. “John McCain deserves the American embarrassment. It's that bad. The only reason I even cast that vote that time was because of Sarah Palin. That's the only reason.”

Glenn agreed that he too voted for McCain because of Palin. “That's why I voted,” he said. “What is Sarah Palin doing?”

“They keep talking about her for Alaska senator but I don't know if she's interested in that,” Pat said.

“That would be great,” Glenn said. That would be great, being able to take the Senate? My gosh, that would drive them nuts. She would win that too. Why wouldn't she do that? She would win that.”

“Let me tell you, I wouldn't have run for senator a few years ago because it would be like a cesspool. Now it would be kind of fun with Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Mike Lee,” he continued. “You get those guys in there and you just start adding to those, it's going to be fun. These guys, it's like the Wild West. I mean that's good stuff. Now, is the time to go serve in Washington, D.C.”

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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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