Glenn explains the similarities between the fight against Common Core and the immigration battle

On Tuesday’s radio program, Glenn explained that we are “winning” the fight against Common Core because concerned parents and teachers of varying ideological backgrounds have come together to peacefully and eloquently express their dismay with the standards. With that in mind, Glenn wondered what we could learn from that success as it pertains to the current border crisis.

As Glenn and others have exposed, Common Core is nothing more than a business that is benefiting the likes of Bill Gates. Meanwhile, teachers are struggling to adapt to the ridiculous methods of solving and reasoning what used to be straightforward math problems. Parents are seeing firsthand the frustrations Common Core has caused while trying to help their children with homework. This has created a perfect storm of events that unites the left and right.

“[This is a] huge business… All these tests, they cost us money. It's anywhere from $15 to $45 per test per student every time they take it. That's an awful lot of money. Who is getting rich? Corporations. Bill Gates… we have him on tape saying there will be customers around the block,” Glenn explained. “Data mining alone is worth more than products now… Think of that. How much is this data worth on your family and on your children from the get-go? They'll know everybody there is about your child. They'll be able to market to your child from birth. So that's the right.”

“The left is coming out and saying, ‘Wait a minute, we were the ones that were supposed to agree with freedom. We were the ones that are supposed to love teachers, and teachers are being thrown under the bus here,’” he continued.

Over the last several months, TheBlaze has reported countless stories about parents who have stood up at school board meetings to express their concerns only to be silenced – even arrested.

“If [the parents] would have been angry, if they would have been vile, if they would have been shouting, no one would listen to them,” Glenn said. “But because these parents are in control and they're saying, ‘Look, I don't have to agree with everything, but this is wrong, and I just want some answers on this,’ when the State comes and starts cracking down, everybody is on their side…This is the secret. Now how can we do this on all fronts?”

Glenn believes it is vital that we strike a similar tone when it comes to the immigration debate. While it is true the scores of illegals crossing the border daily are overrunning towns and communities, it is time to “break the mold” and find the “right language” everyone can agree on. As Glenn explained earlier in the program, he believes it is time for the government to start focusing on the “border crisis” and the American people to worry about the “humanitarian crisis.” The only way that can happen is if we find a way to “shock the system”:

You have to shock the system at this point. You have to break the mold. Everybody thinks they know exactly who you are. They think you do. But they don't… We have a responsibility to our fellow human beings. And you have a responsibility of taking care of business. You have a responsibility in Washington of actually doing the right thing for the nation. We're doing the right thing here. Now it's your turn. We're doing it with charity for all malice toward none. We don't hate these children. We understand their plight. We want to preserve this nation so it can be a lifeboat for the rest of the world. We are great because we are good. Such an exceptional people, that even when it goes against our best interest… we will because we're good. We are good and that's what's made America great.

All of a sudden, the argument on the other side of [is] ‘Well, who will take care of those people?’ We will. ‘Well, somebody has got to do something.’ Yes, we will. Stop putting it in the hands of the government. It gives you the opportunity to say, ‘Yes, we will take care of these problems. We do care about these problems’…

You have an opportunity right now to change people's hearts that are your neighbors because you can agree on something, and that's the point of Common Core. Once you have one point of agreement, you can expand. But right now, it's us versus them. ‘You hate children, we don't.’ No, we don't hate children. We have compassion. We love people. We understand their plight… Let's first have the conversation of: We love these children…

I understand what you're doing with the buses and standing up. And good job for standing up and having the courage to stand up, but make sure that you are looking at the images that you are portraying. Don't do anything that looks violent or is, God forbid, violent. Make sure you're following the patterns of Martin Luther King because no one will disagree with you if you are peaceful, if you are loving, if you are kind, if you are gentle, if it is not about the immigrants, but it is about Washington. And you can't make the point about Washington unless people know you have a heart first.

"Speak from the heart first," Glenn concluded. "And then be strong on your principles and values of the Constitution and your own town."

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke's disgusting and obviously-staged political stunt during a press conference about the Ross Elementary School massacre is just another of the many ways that prove the man is "human trash," Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere agreed on the radio program Thursday.

"Beto is human trash. He is scum. He is the scum of the earth, the lowest form of humanity our society can produce," Stu said in response to a video clip of O'Rourke heckling Gov. Greg Abbott in the middle of an update on the tragic mass killing in Uvalde. "This was obviously staged from the beginning ... clearly planned. Even CBS News pointed it out it was blatantly a staged event. And this guy [O'Rourke], because he wants more power and more money, decided that this event was about him. He wanted to make the [deaths] of 19 children and teachers all about Beto O'Rourke because he is human scum. He is the worst form of life imaginable on this Earth."

Democrats like O'Rourke have been quick to use the tragic deaths of 19 children to advance their own pro-gun law political agendas, particularly "red flag" laws that would empower courts to take guns away from "potentially dangerous" people

"You want a solution? Stop selling AR-15s in the state of Texas. You want a solution? Have universal background checks. We don't have them. You want a solution? Red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders, which stop a shooting before it happens," O'Rourke shouted after being escorted out of the press conference.

Glenn wasn't buying O'Rourke's "righteous indignation," especially as his own resurfaced writings qualify as the "ultimate red flag for any red flag law." As a teen, O'Rourke wrote about hacking, overthrowing the government, and, most disturbingly, murdering children by running over them with his car.

Glenn read an excerpt from a fiction O'Rourke wrote when he was 15 years old:

[O]ne day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

"Dangerous, right? Nothing good's going to come of this. According to Reuters, those are the teenage writings of Beto O'Rourke," Glenn said. "The state of Texas should be very aware and not allow [O'Rourke] to buy a gun because of this. This guy, this guy, and his righteous indignation — give it a rest, bud. Give it a rest."

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Texas AG Ken Paxton says gun laws are NOT the answer, urges schools to arm teachers

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In the wake of the unspeakably grievous mass murder at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many on the left are calling for increased gun control measures, but without specifying exactly what legislation could have prevented the horrifying event. Attorney General Ken Paxton says gun laws are not the answer. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail specific measures he believes could stop similar school atrocities in the future: arming teachers.

Paxton told Glenn that Texas has already put laws in place that allow schools to opt in to training and arming teachers as either a marshal or under the guardian program.

"We passed laws when I was in the Texas Senate, I think it was 2013, that would have helped greatly. There's no way that law enforcement can get to every location as fast as they would need to," Paxton said.

Glenn interjected, "I'll tell you, I went to a school where my son was playing football ... and there were signs all over. 'Beware. Teachers are armed. We take the Second Amendment and the protection of our students seriously.' It was so clear — not doing anything here. That's the way to do it."

"Yes," Paxton agreed. "I think that's the way it should be. I mean, these people [shooters], they know they're safe, at least until law enforcement gets there, to accomplish their goals. And we're going to keep seeing this happen until we decide as a state ... to protect these kids," he added.

"It's ridiculous for the Biden administration to suggest that this kid who decided to violate the murder laws would [think], 'Oh. Wait a minute, there's a gun law. I can't do this. I wouldn't violate gun laws.' It's law-abiding citizens that follow the law," Paxton continued. "Second, we have a fentanyl crisis that the Biden administration has presumably invited and we've had over 100, 000 people that overdosed and died from fentanyl. [...] Why isn't the Biden administration so concerned about the hundred and something thousand people that died from overdoses because they opened up the border and allowed fentanyl to come across?"

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In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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Glenn Beck addressed the incomprehensibly tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on the radio program Wednesday, saying it's time to stop with the politics, from both sides, and focus on healing a nation that is tearing itself apart.

"It pains me to think about the political garbage that has happened in the last 12 hours," Glenn began. "I believe that we are on the verge of losing our nation, and the reason why we're about to lose our nation is the same reason some kid walked into an elementary school and shot and killed people. It's not the guns ... it's our society."

Glenn called the tragedies plaguing our nation' —kids shooting kids, committing suicide, dying from fentanyl, joining gangs, and suffering from depression and loneliness — are symptoms of a greater sickness.

"Where's the value of human life? The hatred that is being poured down our throats, the class division, the racism — make no mistake, it is intentional," he stated. "The best way to destroy a nation is to cut it apart. ... In our society, where are the ethics? What are ethics? It's your truth versus my truth. There is no absolute truth. And in a world where there is no truth, who gets to be God? Well, it depends on which group you're in I guess."

Glenn said America’s underlying problem is "a rotting in our soul" and until we "live in a nation that is willing to even recognize that there is something bigger than the self, and it has nothing to do with government, we'll never fix this problem."

"Let's not make this about Democrats and Republicans. Let's just make this about what the hell is going on because everything in our society is falling apart," he said. "And until you're willing to have that conversation, the rest of it is bullcrap."

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