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."

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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