Drunk 16-year-old kills four people and gets off with just probation… because he is too wealthy?

A Texas judge has issued a stunning verdict in the case of a Fort Worth teenager who killed four and critically injured two others in a drunken car accident. Ethan Couch, a 16-year-old from a wealthy family, faced up to 20 years in prison for the deadly accident he caused. Instead, he received a 10-year probation sentence after defense attorneys argued the teen’s parents spoiled him and never taught him the difference between right and wrong.

“I don't understand it. There's a story about a 16-year-old kid who was driving a truck – he's drunk; he's got a bunch of kids in his car. Three times the legal limit. He kills four people,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “So what happens to him? What's the punishment for this kid? Probation. What? Probation. Now, why did he get probation?”

“Well, because, Glenn, he didn't have a chance. He didn't have a chance in life,” Pat explained. “As we all know, when you're wealthy and you've been given everything in life, you just, you don't have a chance. So I mean, I think we can all agree that probation was probably even too stern a punishment for him…. That's actually what they are saying.”

Got that? This young adult is not responsible for his actions because his family was too privileged to teach him how to handle situations in which things don’t go your way.

According to the Star-Telegram:

Defense attorneys enlisted a psychologist to testify that the teen had essentially raised himself and he had an emotional age of 12.

“The teen never learned to say that you’re sorry if you hurt someone. If you hurt someone, you sent him money,” the psychologist, Gary Miller, said.

“He never learned that sometimes you don’t get your way,” Miller added. “He had the cars and he had the money. He had freedoms that no young man would be able to handle.”

As Glenn argued, the state is actually perpetuating the problem the parents caused by not holding the teenager accountable. How will he ever learn about responsibility, if he isn’t even held responsible for murder?

“You're 16-years-old. You know you're not supposed to be on Valium, on alcohol, and getting into the back of a truck. And so what they're saying is this kid was never disciplined before. He was never taught, and so he didn't really know. And so the judge lets him go,” Glenn explained. “Well, what are you teaching him now? You're not holding him responsible now. Now the state is continuing the problem that his parents caused… I mean, jeez.”

This ruling seems to resemble the story of Goldilocks.

“Do we all live in Goldilocksville,” Glenn asked. “Because if you don't have enough, you can't be held responsible. If you have too much, you can't be held responsible.

“It has to be just the right amount,” Pat added. “That's why we focus on the middle class so much. Everybody aspires to the middle class. You don't want too much and you don't want too little.”

So what does that notion mean for society as a whole? In theory, it seems to suggest the only people who will actually be held accountable are the ones who are working hard and doing their job.

“Who does that leave… The only ones that will ever pay the price are the ones who are actually doing their job. They are actually showing up… They are doing all of the right things. They're raising their kids to the best of their ability… They have a job… If you screw up, you're toast because… you did it just right, so we're going to hold you responsible,” Glenn said. “But the people who had too much, they can't be held responsible if they had too much. If they had too little, they can't be held responsible. So only the people who are trying are the ones going to be held responsible. That is insane. That's absolutely insane. But why not?”

While the families of those who were killed at Counch’s hands are obviously distraught, one mother sought to find the silver lining.

Marla Mitchell, whose daughter died in the accident, said even though he avoided jail time, “he’s not free.”

“None of us knows what God’s plan is,” Mitchell said. “He has not escaped judgment. That is in the hands of a higher power.”

“Justice is eternal, and things will balance themselves out,” Glenn concluded. “When you get to this point where you're saying, ‘Oh, you know what? You had too much and you're not responsible for killing four people,’ then the whole country has affluenza. And the only answer is we'll destroy ourselves. We're not going to be destroyed for it… God is not a punisher… You punish yourself… None of this stuff has to happen. It's in our individual choice. [But] we're teaching that this kid doesn't have a choice. 16-years-old and he didn't have a choice.”

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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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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