Glenn: Are we morons?

After listening to ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith excoriate the politically correct crowd, Glenn wondered what it is people want in America today. Is the goal to be coddled and spoken down to like morons? Or is the goal to be free?

“Let me just go through one thing here on the choice that we all have to make,” Glenn said. “We all have to decide: What do you want? Do you want to be free, or do you want to be coddled? Do you want to be treated like a moron, or do you want to be treated like an adult? If you want to be treated like an adult you have to start acting like an adult.”

As you may have noticed, Mercury Studios is undergoing a major renovation of both its studio and office space. Glenn has a very unique vision for the space that included hanging a giant, 35-foot submarine over the main office space. While shopping for furniture, Glenn happened across a wooden octopus carving that would compliment the submarine nicely. Ben, head of the American Dream Labs team overseeing the renovations, agreed, and the octopus was hung as well.

Photos of the new office space at Mercury Studios:

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The project has been underway for several months, but both the octopus and submarine were finally in place on Friday afternoon at which point at least one member of Glenn’s staff – ahem, Jeffy – raised some concerns. Apparently, the octopus hangs over the center of a table and the tentacles of the octopus are technically at eye level, though because of the placement, it would be very difficult for someone to poke their eye out as Jeffy suggested.

“I just wanted to talk to Ben about it because it looked dangerous,” Jeffy said on radio this morning.

Ben shared Jeffy’s feedback with Glenn over the weekend, to which Glenn had a very simple response.

“I said, ‘Here's how you answer that from here on out: I didn't realize Glenn was in the habit of hiring morons.’ Yes, Jeffy, you are the exception. But we don’t hire morons,” Glenn explained. “I mean I stood there at the tentacles of the octopus, and yes, they are at eye height. But let me tell you something: Nobody's standing that close to the octopus. If you are, what are you doing? Are you licking their little suction cups? What are you doing?”

“So anyway, we all have to decide,” he continued. “This is not just a monologue about us here in this building. This is a monologue for all of Americans. Are you a moron?”

As Glenn explained, we have devolved into a society in which we are policing one another’s each and every move. If we truly believe people are moronic and require that kind of constant oversight, than maybe there is no hope.

“Am I the only one? Can we not have some sort of personal responsibility in our lives? I don't want to have everything made safe for me,” Glenn concluded. “My gosh. Think of our childhood. We all survived somehow or another. We all survived.”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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