This ‘no nonsense’ Vietnam veteran defied police and brought his remarkable message of unity to Ferguson

Since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, the media has reported on the violence in the area. Photos and videos from Ferguson show police in riot gear dealing with looters and protesters in the streets. While Brown’s family has publically pleaded for nonviolence, so-called leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have been adding fuel to the fire with their divisive rhetoric.

There are, however, nonviolent protesters in Ferguson as well. There are thousands of individuals who have obeyed the family’s wishes and are respecting Brown’s memory through peace. On Tuesday, a 74-year-old Vietnam vet named David Hoech became the face of that movement. On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to the man who is gaining national attention for his unique display of leadership.

“We are a nation so devoid of any kind of leadership that anybody trusts that the average citizen is starting to stand up,” Glenn said. “David Hoech is a Vietnam veteran. Two nights ago, he showed up [in Ferguson] unarmed… I'm going to let him tell the story.”

Hoech is a veteran and widow who lives about 60 miles from Ferguson. After serving during the Vietnam War, Hoech traveled to Japan where helped develop a sales network to sell the P-X patrol aircraft. He went on to become a consultant for Japanese and American companies and is now retired.

After getting a better sense of Hoech’s background, Glenn asked him to explain what led him to Ferguson and what transpired Tuesday night. As Hoech explained, what the mainstream media is reporting about the state of the community is not necessarily representative of what he saw.

“Well, I've been involved in watching things. And when you go there sometimes, it's not what you see. I went and talked to people, and they were all very nice. Of course, there are some people [who are] the agitators,” Hoech explained. “I said, ‘If you see Al [Sharpton] tell him to go back to the east coast.’ He's only here because the TV cameras are here. And [the people] said, ‘Right, he should leave.’ So that's not just the mayor [saying that]. That's some of the protesters.”

When Hoech first arrived in Ferguson he was met by the police officers in riot gear who were blocking off the perimeter of the town. While he was initially denied access, Hoech ultimately made it through the officers to the crowd that was gathered.

“I said, ‘I want to go and talk to the people.’ They said, ‘You're not going back there.’ I said, ‘This is America. I'll do what I want, and I'll go where I want… You're just going to have to shoot me because I'm going.’ And I did,” he explained. “They said, ‘We're going to put this guy to walk with you.’ And I said, ‘No, I'll walk myself.’ But they were polite.”

While Hoech did not see any of the violence that has been reported first hand, he does understand there is a more radical element to the group. With that said, however, he believes the media is the biggest agitator of them all.

Glenn asked Hoech if what he saw bears any resemblance to the riots of the 1960s, and he does not believe there is a correlation.

“No way… This is taking place in a couple blocks. They got barricades back there, but they're not burning right now. It was just that [for] one night or two nights,” Hoech said. “But the more it gets fanned – there's going to be fires in every city because people are upset about a lot of other things. And they use crap like this as an excuse to go out and vent anger. And anger is the wind that blows out the candle of the mind. While everybody is angry, we accomplish nothing.”

Ultimately, Hoech has a simple message he wishes to share with the people of Ferguson and the country at large: We are all Americans. Until we recognize there is more that unites us than divides us, we cannot begin to heal.

“We're all Americans… [When] I grew up, we weren't Jewish Americans, Catholic Americans, German Americans. We were all Americans,” he concluded. “And now they got us all branded as whatever and you can't have unity when everybody wants to put a tag on you. We're Americans. There's only us. We're really creating a mess for us.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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