Glenn talks to FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe about his new ‘Libertarian Manifesto’

On radio this morning, New York Times bestselling author and president of FreedomWorks Matt Kibbe joined Glenn to discuss his new book, Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. Glenn called the work “a dynamic book that every listener should read.” Whether you are looking to brush up on libertarian values or want to learn how to better communicate those values, this book has something for everyone.

“Thank you for writing this,” Glenn said to Matt. “It is a tremendous book, and I want to talk to you a little about the main thrust of this. Tell me, if anybody could just get one thing out of it, what would it be?”

As Matt explained the book seeks to clarify the “misnomer” that conservatives and libertarians focus on individualism is evil, while progressive notion of collectivism is caring.

“So many people are trying to figure what liberty's all about and progressives have so misrepresented this idea that you can be an individualist or you can care about your community. It is exactly the opposite,” Matt explained. “They are insanely authoritarian and they want to stomp out the individual, but communities don't work without freedom. They don't work without responsibility. They don't work unless individuals say, ‘I'm going to solve that problem. I'm going to bear that burden. And I will do something about it.’ I think we need to take back this misnomer that somehow they care and we don't. It's exactly the opposite.”

One of Glenn’s favorite parts of the book is when Matt lays outs the steps that will “restore liberty.” Glenn ran through the list while Matt elaborated on some of the points:

1. Comply with the laws that you pass

“Obviously, today, most of the laws that Congress imposes on us they refuse to comply with because they know how bad it would be for them,” Matt said. “If they have to live under Obamacare, they won't force us to live under Obamacare.”

2. Stop spending the money we don't have

“The President obviously doesn't get this, but the first principle of fiscal responsibility going back to Thomas Jefferson is: Debt is dangerous. Debt undermines the future of our country, our national security, everything about us,” Matt explained. “I say we put everything on the table. Stop spending money we don't have. What's great about our guys, the Mike Lees of the world, is they have proposed specific plans. They are not talking vague promises in the future. They came up with ways to do this.”

3. Scrap the tax code

“The IRS and the tax code is the most manipulative, corrupt system for controlling people's lives,” Matt said. “And you saw that with the way the IRS went after mom and pop Tea Partyers on 501 status. What if we treated everybody just like everyone else.”

4. Put patients in charge

“This is exactly the opposite of what Obamacare does. What government has done over the last 50 plus years is always put a middleman between you and your health care decisions. Sometimes it's the government. Sometimes it's your employer or an insurance company run by a guy that you never get to meet,” he explained. “What if we let patients choose? What if they controlled the money and were able to save for their own healthcare needs? When you are young and healthy, you save. When you are older and have the needs, you spend. This is how the market works. This is how we put bread on the shelves in grocery stores.”

5. End insider bailouts

“I think this is one of the biggest issues. There's so much collusion between fat cat CEOs… they don't compete in the marketplace anymore. It’s become a lucrative business to go to Washington and buy the committee chairman instead. It is not just the banking system,” Matt said. “If we don't call out the bad actors in corporate America first, Barak Obama can create that caricature showing that business is evil, that entrepreneurship is evil. It's not. It's the cronyism, the power between Washington and some of these CEOs that's really corrupting the political process.”

6. Let parents decide

“This is a fundamental debate we are having over Common Core and education,” he said. “The more and more we spend, the more we define what education should look like, the less our kids get out of the process. And it's hurting kids.”

7. Avoid entangling alliances

“I think this is really important, and maybe one of the more controversial things in the book. Libertarians are skeptical about nation building. We're skeptical that we can solve civil wars that have exists for centuries in places like Syria,” Matt explained. “And I'm sort of a George Washington guy on this. He wasn't an isolationist. He was practical. He said, ‘We can't afford to be everything to everybody.’ If we could, maybe we should. But part of this is finances.”

“This was only one chapter. There's a ton in this book,” Glenn concluded. “I don't think you need that much help on thinking things through, but it will help you explain it to your friend. Ever thought, ‘I wish so-and-so was here, so they could explain it’? After reading the book, you will be able to explain it. And you will be the defender of your own principles.”

In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution, and live the American dream.

The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break down the details:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.