WATCH: See Glenn's full speech from Values Voter Summit

This afternoon in Washington, D.C., Glenn spoke at the Values Voter Summit on the extraordinary change occurring throughout politics in America and the role faith is going to play.

"I think we're on the verge of extraordinary times," Glenn told the crowd, "and I think our vision is way too small."

As one attendee tweeted, with his chalkboard at his side, Glenn poised to lay out the facts about what challenges the country faces, and how, if people of faith don't stand firm, it could look like a "brave new world".

 

Glenn pointed out that there have been amazing advancements in technology — things that could empower Americans to educate themselves beyond their imagination without stepping foot on a college campus, but they're also shifting the focus of many from what matters and causing those in power to hold onto it as strongly as possible.

"90% of what you're living is garbage," Glenn noted, pointing out how families sit around the dinner table with their eye fixed to their mobile device or watching TV.

Glenn's point here wasn't that technology is bad, he encourages his audience to use social media every day to spread the truth, his point is that we're allowing it to shift our focus from what we're supposed to be doing and who we really are. It's taking individuals into a world of virtual reality, further away from the truth. Hardly something Americans need in a time when the media and politicians are running from reality as fast as possible.

The Beck household has a new policy now, Glenn explained, no video games in the house. Not because Glenn thinks video games are evil, but because his son was so fixated on the virtual, not the real. The information and communication advancements are incredible and useful, but they're for life outside of the house.

"I put on our chalkboard at home: The next person caught playing video games in this home can find all of the electronics at the bottom of the pool," Glenn said.

Despite the universal opposition to Glenn's new rule (including his own), overnight the family dynamics fundamentally changed. They spent more time talking and interacting with one another, reading the scriptures together, it kept them from being distracted from one another at home.

Glenn compared this to what he believes the country needs to. Not cut out electronics, but interact with one another on a personal level. Focus on the things that matter.

"It's not hard to fix the things that are wrong with our world," Glenn explained, "because we are all individually broken."

Glenn explained that as a nation, America is focused on the wrong things and losing its way, because our families are focused on the wrong things. And, many Americans are looking for someone else to fix the problems.

"When the country was founded, what used to be at the center of every town?" Glenn asked the audience.

The answer: The Church.

"What's at the center now?" he continued.

Shopping and entertainment.

Glenn's point? It's no secret that Americans are fat and addicted to entertainment. But while progressive mayors, like Bloomberg, go after the businesses, Glenn pointed out that it's a problem with the individual and the family, not the overall community. Almost all of our problems can be boiled down to the individual level.

"We are fat and addicted to entertainment and television," Glenn continued. "If you're designing a house, what is at the center? Your kitchen and living room."

"What we design is who we are," he added. "It's time to redesign."

And Glenn wasn't just talking about our neighborhoods, but the whole system. The country, from an individual level to a national level needs to be redesigned to focus on the truth and the individual.

Using education as an example, Glenn explained that the solution isn't clearly not looking to government leaders for solutions to the problems with society, the solutions is shifting focus back to the things that matter — who we are, faith, family, and charity.

"Serving God is serving your fellow man," he said to the Values Voter attendees. "That's the American religion. That's why we're charitable. Serve your fellow man."

Glenn noted that serving our fellow man and a belief in a better tomorrow are what make America exception. He went on to recount the true story of Thomas Edison and Tesla. While most give credit for the innovation of affordable electricity to Edison, it's Tesla who was responsible for a/c (the alternating current). For that history, click HERE, but it all boils down to one man trying to hold onto power instead of doing what's right for the individual.

Does that remind you of anything going on just down the street at in the Capitol building? It should, and that's where Glenn was headed next.

Wrapping up his speech, Glenn told the crowd that they are close to winning. He pointed out the dismal poll number from inside the GOP that are being reported across the media — except, he had a different take. What the media isn't tell the public is that the low GOP approval rating is from Republicans. Americans are upset with the leadership in the Republican Party because they aren't representing them. Instead, they're focused on holding onto power.

“You are looking at a one party system,” Beck told the audience Saturday at the Values Voters Summit in Washington.

“You’re looking at a system with John Boehner, John Cornyn, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, they’re all the same. I am thrilled to say we are finally standing up. We are finally saying ‘No, this is what we believe and we will not move.”

Beck said the notion that Cruz and Lee will harm the Republican Party by holding firm against Obamacare is wrong.

“I’m tired of people saying, ‘oh but we might lose, yes. And we just might win,” Beck said, causing the ballroom to erupt in a rousing standing ovation.

He also pointed out that President Obama’s approval rating now is three points lower than President George W. Bush’s approval rating was at this point in his second term. Given that Obama has the backing of the media when Bush had the scorn of the media, Beck said he believes Republicans should show more backbone.

“The guy who had the press going after him saying, I think this guy might be a vampire,” Beck said of Bush. He added of Obama, “He has the movies. He has the university system. He has television. He has the news. He has GE, Comcast, and NBC. And he still has a lower approval rating than Bush.”

“Why are Republicans at 28 percent approval? I’m surprised they’re that high,” Beck said. “They will tell you because of peope like Ted Cruz or people like Mike Lee. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I believe those two guys are stopping the Republicans from having an 18 percent approval rating. These guys are truly remarkable. They both went to their constituents in the election and said, this is exactly who I am and this is exactly what I’m going to do. And now they are getting hammered by the press and the Republicans for doing exactly what they said they were going to do.”

Americans want a party that actually represents them.

"We don't want to start a third party," he noted, comparing the lack of principle in the GOP with the Whig party — the party the Republicans rose from the ashes of.

“Let me tell you a little story. History repeats itself. ‘You don’t want to start a third party.’ But there were about 20 Whigs and a few Democrats who said, you’re lying to us. It’s time to end slavery and you’re lying to us.”

Seeming to make a comparison to Ted Cruz, Beck noted how “Charles Sumner was one of the most unpopular senators. He was tearing apart the Whig party. Everything you’re hearing has happened before.”

He added, “It was six years later that a big gawky skinny guy with a goofy hat stood up and said I’m a Republican and I’m going to end slavery."

"You’re on the verge of winning. And it’s going to happen quickly if you don’t compromise you’re values."

The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn's message for all the Trump-haters who have forgotten Trump's accomplishments, or you can read Glenn's list HERE:

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President Trump has given us great judges on the lower court, 3 judges far superior than Roberts and other bogus constitutionalists as SCOTUS and one just may turn out to be another Clarence Thomas. He kicked the ass of ISIS and came home.

He got us out of the disastrous Iran deal, killed their head of terror, boxed them in and is currently collapsing their economy while also brokering a Mid East peace deal that everyone said could never happen. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem despite the state department, something no president has done even though they all promised.

Yes, he met with the North Korean Dictator. I hated that, but I also hated the fact that no other president did anything and North Korea kept gaining power. He has gotten Europe to pay their share of NATO, brought the Arabs and the Jews together, while smashing the choke hold of the PLO, and stood up to the Chinese instead of selling them supercomputers (Clinton), accepting lead poison in dog food (Bush), or loving the CCP and taking millions in dirty money (Obama/Biden).

He also has defended religious liberty unlike any other president at least in the last 100 years, and is a true pro-life advocate that unlike most republicans backs it up with action instead of just talk.

President Trump has also opened doors that the GOP was too wussy to even try to open with Hispanics and Blacks. He again didn't pander. He instead cleared the dead wood and opened pathways up so they could get higher education, create jobs, and not get lost in the prison system.

He also has defended religious liberty... and is a true pro-life advocate.

President Trump also took on an economy that had been beaten down, a people who had been told "you didn't build that" and, in fact, Obama and Biden claimed that the economy was "as good as it would ever get," that we would never create jobs in sectors ever again.

President Trump gave us the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 (the year I celebrated my 5th birthday,) the lowest unemployment for Hispanics & Blacks ever, and the first real growth in pay that I can remember.

President Trump then responded to the largest pandemic in 100 years by doing a couple of things I have never seen a president do:

  1. America's biggest capitalist shuts down the entire economy and knowingly puts his re-election at risk in order to save people.
  2. Closes travel with China and Europe, only to be called “racist," "xenophobic" and accused of stirring hatred. Now everyone says they were for it, but he stood alone and took the heat.

When everyone bashed him because they thought he would seize control and become an authoritarian by telling states what to do, or taking control of companies and telling them what to produce, he simply asked the free market to step to the plate, because he trusts the people of this country to do the right thing. By not taking control, he was called a dictator and a Nazi. Meanwhile he has been blamed for the blood bath created by Gov. Cuomo's nursing home policies. They said 2 million would die, best case scenario 200,000 — if we did everything right. Gee, seems that we are now in the time period they told us would be phase two, it seems as though we seem to have hit that "best case scenario" at this point.

While all of this has gone on, President Trump has fought the lies that were started by Hillary Clinton's team to smear him as a Russian operative. It was enabled by the Obama White House and included the DOJ, CIA, Dept of State, FBI, and DNI. Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah we are now getting evidence that members of the Pentagon may have been involved as well. Not to mention the so-called "press" and Congress who did things that would embarrass not only "Frank Underwood" but also Kevin Spacey. He has single handedly exposed the press for who they are and have always been. Because of his tweets, personal style and frankly balls of steel, he has exposed those who truly are: "Enemies of the people." I hated that when he first said it, but it is true. Any person or group that knowingly lies to destroy our president, our Constitution and the free market, are not just enemies of the people, they are enemies of the freedom of all mankind.

As someone who didn't support President Trump at first (and that is putting it mildly) I remain honest enough to judge him on his entire record. He is perhaps the only man in America that can and has stood entirely alone, surrounded by enemies, surrounded by those who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, who are now actively engaged in destroying it and any elected president who stands in their way.

Personally, I have grown sick and tired of spineless, do nothing, old, corrupt GOP politicians who are either part of the problem or too frightened to stand alone and speak up. The vast majority are all "Sunshine Patriots." History will condemn those who did nothing but complain and whine, while others not only rang the bell, but stood and took the hits, who risked it all and lost money, reputation and perhaps, God forbid, some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to fight the evil that rages so clearly against the light.

100 years from now history will judge all of us. So will our children's children. Most will be forgotten. Those who failed to show up on the battlefield or cower in the trees, will be remembered with shame and disdain. Others like President Trump, I believe will be seen as indispensable.

DECODING the Democrats' EXTENSIVE ties to 'Big Tech'

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The Democrats' ties to "Big Tech" and the entertainment industry have placed them in the perfect position to influence both public policy and our nation's culture. It's impossible to unweave the entire web of Democrat operatives and sleeper cells, but here are a few of the current ties between the Dems and an industry that arguably has more influence on our day-to-day lives than any other.

Twitter Executives

Jack Dorsey, CEO

Omid Kordestani, Director, Executive Chairman

Ned Segal, CFO

Evan Williams, Former Twitter CEO, Current Board Member

Bridget Coyne, Public Policy Director

  • In charge of government/election partnerships with leading global government and political publishers including content strategy for Twitter
  • Intern and Press Secretary for multiple Democrat politicians, plus Rachel Maddow Show

Nicholas Pacilio, Senior Communications Manager, former Communications Manager

Carlos Monje, former Director of Public Policy

Brandon Borrman, VP Global Communications

Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer

Andy Stone, Policy Communications Director

Anna Makanju, Global Policy Manager

Brian Rice, Director of Public Policy

Probir Mehta, Global Public Policy

Jessica Hertz, Former Director and Associate General Counsel