"They are afraid": Glenn rails against Republicans at GOP fundraiser

During Friday's radio show, Glenn warned that he wasn't the best candidate to speak at GOP events. He reminded listeners of his infamous CPAC speech calling out progressives on both parties, which resulted in some pretty unhappy establishment GOP members giving him the "stink eye". Despite his reputation, a local TX GOP group asked him to speak at their annual fundraiser. Glenn warned that his views would elicit more than just a stink eye, as he sees the progressive problem in the Republican party even clearer now than he did when he spoke at CPAC in 2010. But that didn't deter the Parker County GOP from asking him to speak.

“There’s not enough stink eye to go around for me because it ain’t gonna stop me. Ain’t gonna stop me. Not with what the GOP is doing right now. It’s a disgrace," Glenn warned.

So what did he have to say at the event?

Glenn spoke a lot about the principles of the establishment Republican party, and how they are incredibly out of step with conservatives and the ideas of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Last week, the Republicans released their principles on immigration, noting that they believed border security and internal enforcement "must come first". But did they take any steps when they had control of Congress and the White House?

"They were afraid to act," Glenn reminded the audience.

The failure for the GOP to act was a major theme of the speech. Glenn asked why there was never a special prosecutor appointed for any of the scandals that broke out in Washington like the NSA, the IRS, or Benghazi. He also asked why the GOP doesn't stand up against the culture of abortion, or the lies after lies that have been told by the President on Obamacare.

"Because they are afraid. They are afraid of being called naughty names," Glenn said.

Glenn said that when the GOP leaders like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham have spoken up lately, it has been to take down true conservatives like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee.

"Who needs MSNBC when you have the GOP crowd in Washinton DC," Glenn joked.

"If the GOP expect to survive - if you embrace John McCain and John Boehner it will not happen. If you embrace Mike Lee and Ted Cruz you win big time," Glenn said.

"You're not here because you want to win an election at all costs, you want the principles to move forward," he explained.

So what's the solution?

Glenn said the American people need to let the politicians know that they don't need the parties anymore, and that the cultural and technological shift happening in America means that people can unite and move forward through grassroots efforts. A blogger, a self-published author, or a independant filmmaker can now get their voice out into the world in a way they never could before, and that same idea has started to change the outdated political system in America as well.

Glenn also said that people "must find the principles within ourselves. The ones that are not just worth fighting for, the ones worth dying for, but the ones truly worth living for. For our families, for our spouses, for our God, for our Constitution, for our Republic."

"Texas must stand now," he said to applause at the end of his remarks.

You can watch Glenn's opening remarks from the speech below. Look for more highlights on The Glenn Beck Program this week on TheBlaze TV.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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