Miracles and Massacres: The Virginia Convention

Glenn Beck’s new book, Miracle and Massacres, is about helping people connect with the true, untold history of America. In Chapter 3, Glenn details that arguments between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists that led to the Virginia Convention. These disagreements ultimately forced both sides to compromise, inspiring the Bill of Rights and leading to a debate over the size and role of government that still goes on today.

When you see an old painting of the Founders meeting, they all look like they got along just fine with one another. But don't kid yourself. The 1788 Virginia Convention that laid the foundation for the S.S. Constitution was a knock-down, drag-out battle of wills: James Madison versus Patrick Henry. Federalist against Anti-Federalist --- fear of anarchy versus fear of tyranny.

Over the course of 26 hot June days, these men, including Henry, Madison, George Mason and Edmund Randolph debated the appropriate size and strength of government.

One side worried that any central federal government would start to expand and grab power, that taxes would be pushed ever-higher as the treasury was drained by runaway spending. They worried that elitists would take over the capitol and create a permanent ruling class of career politicians.

The other side was convinced that a nation divided into so many completely independent parts simply could not stand the tests of time. They argued that a strong but limited federal government was critical to the country's survival --- that the essential benefits of more centralized power far outweighed the obvious risks.

Ultimately, the sides came to a tense compromise that we're still living with today. But Patrick Henry and his fellow Anti-Federalists were worried. They knew that the price of liberty would be eternal vigilance against an ever-growing government...and they wondered whether that was really possible over the decades and centuries to come.

On the eighth day of debates, Patrick Henry took the convention floor and offered a warning that became nowhere near as famous as his “give me liberty or give me death” line from 13 years earlier, but that today, 225 years later, sounds more relevant than ever:

“If you have a good president, senators and representatives,” Henry said, “there is no danger. But can this be expected from human nature?"

“Without real checks it will not suffice ...virtue will slumber. The wicked will be continually watching: consequently you will be undone.

Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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