Jim Demint explains why both Republicans and Democrats are incapable of solving the country’s problems

Jim Demint, president and CEO of the Heritage Foundation, joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss the themes in his new book, Falling in Love with America Again. Much like what Glenn has been talking recently, the book focuses on Americans from all across the nation who are working towards the common goal of keeping America the exceptional, caring, can-do country it has always been.

“America is much more united than the politicians would give us credit for, and we will unite around some common principles,” Demint explained. “One of those common principles is that we are a ground-up country. If we will allow people the latitude to live and believe they want – to live in freedom – we can all get along with people we disagree with. But the problem comes when there's a central one size fits all solution, telling everyone they have to believe or do one thing or another… That's what divides people.”

In the book, Demint criticizes both Republicans and Democrats for the role they have played in the polarization and divisiveness. Demint outlines the idea of “too big to succeed” which essentially says the government has gotten so big and so out of control, neither party could fix it. His solution to this problem involves returning the power to the states and the American people.

“A lot of my criticism really has been on Republicans who say one thing and do another… Big government, whether it's run by Republicans or Democrats, does not help the little guy. It doesn't build the middle class. It is good for big cronies, big companies, and big unions,” Demint explaine.d “No one is possibly going to manage the federal government efficiently. Doesn't matter if it's Republican or Democrat.”

“So the whole solution here is the original idea of pushing these discussions back to the states and the people,” he continued. “The federal government doesn't need to be running education or healthcare or controlling our energy system or transportation system. They need to focus on defending our country and fronting a stabilizing force around the world, keeping us safe… Individuals can help solve America's problems.”

In order for this movement to be successful, however, those individuals will need to work together, put ideology aside, and come together on the issues that truly matter.

“[W]e are a ground-up country. That's what made us unique… We were millions of people making their own decisions. That doesn't sound as organized. But actually it is more organized and more effective if you have millions of little platoons and communities solving problems, creating opportunities,” Demint said. “So that's what we are trying to get America to realize. We can unite around a common set of ideas. I have seen it. You have seen it… That's what I am trying to do with the book, just help people see, it is not a partisan problem. This is an American opportunity that is very clear, if people just sit down and think about it.”

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Elon Musk calls Biden 'a damp sock puppet,' says the president treats Americans 'like fools'

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Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, took to Twitter on Thursday to remind President Joe Biden that he left a certain key player out of a discussion about the future of building electric vehicles the United States.

After meeting with General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra and Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Farley, among others, at the White House, Biden tweeted, "I meant it when I said the future was going to be made right here in America. Companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here at home than ever before."

Musk first responded by tweeting, "Starts with a T, Ends with an A, ESL in the middle."

Later in the thread, Musk seemed to agree with Twitter user Kim Paquette by tweeting: "Biden is treating the American public like fools."

Finally, Musk tweeted his pièce de résistance (at least for the day): "Biden is a damp [sock] puppet in human form."

This isn't the first time Musk has taken issue with the current administration. In December, he railed against Biden's "Build Back Better Act", saying he's deeply concerned about how the multitrillion-dollar bill would increase the national debt. In October, Musk slammed the administration's proposed tax on unrealized capital gains, warning Americans that "eventually, they run out of other people's money and then they come for you."

And who could forget Musk's spectacular Twitter spat with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass)? In case you missed it, Warren called Musk a freeloader after Time magazine named him "Person of the Year." Musk shot back with, "If you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year. Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already."

On his radio program Thursday, BlazeTV's Glenn Beck spoke out in Musk's defense. He praised Musk's "American spirit," noting the South African-born American entrepreneur's humble beginnings.

"Do you know that when Elon Musk and his brother launched their first company, Zip2, Elon was living in his office and he was showering at the YMCA? Did you know that? But he was in America. He's got more American spirit in him than most people I see every day. He's gone from showering at the YMCA to now mapping out a trip to Mars and he'll do it. Why? Because he has that American spirit in him."

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When Biden was given the keys to the Oval Office in January 2021, gas was $2.50 a gallon and the inflation rate was 1.4%. Today gas is at $3.32 a gallon and the inflation rate is at 7% ... and STILL RISING. These are just 12 months of numbers, but we’re clearly in a worrying decline. While the economy has opened up more post-COVID, it’s not just getting worse — we’re going IN REVERSE.

On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard (and the very top of his studio ceiling) to explain what’s happening to inflation and why it’s so hard for your family to afford basic goods and groceries. It’s not “corporate greed,” as Democrats have been telling you. The Biden administration wants to continue to spend trillions of dollars to “reinvent capitalism,” but that’s in addition to the trillions that are being pumped out IN THE SHADOWS.

Glenn exposes what the Fed has been doing behind closed doors and shows us the tidal wave that’s about to hit. He’s looked at the numbers, and they're frightening. Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” gives advice to Americans who want to protect their checking and savings accounts before it’s too late.

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The stock markets have taken a nosedive in the biggest downtrend since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But that's nothing compared to what's coming thanks to our government's embrace of modern monetary theory, warned BlazeTV's Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It really is important that you understand what's happening to us," Glenn stated. "Modern monetary theory is truly the [fuel] ... for the great reset. It is the idea that we can print as much money and spend as much money as we want," he explained.

"Then the next step is to release the Federal Reserve digital currency and make payments by other currencies [including cryptocurrencies] illegal," he continued. "And you're seeing it happen now in real time. Why would they do this? Because you cannot print this kind of money without having absolute control over how it is spent."

Glenn broke down the steps powerful political organizations — like the Federal Reserve — will take to end currency competition and enact a Federal digital dollar, which will allow for the government to have complete control over how we spend our money.

"This is what's coming. This is coming quickly, and events will make it move faster. For instance, why is Joe Biden basically giving Ukraine to Russia? He's giving it to them. He he knows Russia's not afraid of him. Putin knows that [Biden] is not going to do anything ... neither is NATO. They're not going to do anything," Glenn said.

"It's because war resets everything. War is the best great resetter. Changes boundaries. It changes borders. It changes laws. It changes societies. It changes currencies. It changes everything. And in the end you just want the war to stop. And so you you accept whatever it is the terms are that you're going to have to live under now. We're in very, very dangerous times. The only way to survive this is to know why they are dangerous times."

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Chances are, you've noticed that many large companies have decided to become woke activists, despite the fact that alienating half your customer base is a terrible business strategy.

This woke shift isn't being driven by the usual market forces. It's the Great Reset's ESG score system at work, Glenn Beck said on "GlennTV." Under the “environmental, social, and governance” score system, companies will no longer make decisions based on what you, the consumer, want. Now, it's all about what those in power deem society should want. And it's not just businesses that are affected, he explained.

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