How are we ruining our local businesses?

Do you ever get frustrated how everything is becoming the same in America? The same shops, the same restaurants, the same big box stores. Who wants that? What makes life exciting is it's always an adventure, it's always different. On radio Glenn said towns were losing the qualities that made them special and unique...but not everyone agreed.

The discussion started when Glenn talked about why he doesn't want to go Christmas shopping because everything is the same.

"You know why you don't want to go Christmas shopping? Because it's all the same. Every store is the same. Every mall is the same. Every downtown is the same. This is the craziest thing about our country. We are doing that to ourselves."

"All the teachers will be the same. All of our medical insurance will be the same, all the doctors will be the same, all the people will be the same. Every company will be the same. Who wants any of that?" Glenn said.

"I mean, it goes back to the Tower of Babel when, let's make people into bricks. Let's make people into bricks, and if we make people into bricks, we can make a tower to reach the sky. Who does that glorify? That glorifies the leaders. If you make all the people just the same, you can get them to do anything and then they will build a tower to the sky for... the leaders. No thank you," said.

Stu, however, didn't agree with Glenn.

"You get on these kicks where you always say that every mall's the same and every downtown's the same and, look, I like the local charm. There's nothing wrong with it, but you sound anti-chain store, anti-corporation, you sound like one of those people when you say that," Stu said.

"I'm not at all. I mean, I want the mix. I do like the local restaurants. Some of them are great. But you know what else? I really like frickin' chain restaurants. I like when I walk in there and I can depend on the quality of the product and I don't have to guess. I like it," Stu continued.

For now, Glenn said that the unique, "mom and pop" stores are going ti be found on the internet in places like Etsy or The Marketplace.

"We now have the opportunity through the Internet, if they don't destroy it in Washington, we now have the Internet which allows you to create whatever it is you want. I want to go find something unique," Glenn said. "You can spend the time and find exactly what you're looking for in something completely unique. And it's great. It's totally great. That's the future."

"The opportunity that's in front of us now is pure freedom."

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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