'How is this happening?' Glenn reacts to Friday's security breach at the White House

On Friday, the White House was temporarily on lockdown after 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas jumped the fence and managed to make it inside the North Portico doors of the presidential residence before being apprehended. According to CNN, Gonzalez was carrying a folding knife in his pocket.

On radio this morning, Glenn and Pat questioned what kind of lapse in security would allow someone to get over the fence – let alone inside the White House. But, then again, this is not the first time unauthorized persons have made it past the Secret Service.

“Are the Secret Service understaffed, worn out? Do they have a sense of mission? Are they too tired from making out with hookers? Are they drunk? I don't know,” Glenn said. “But I have been saying this from the time that the White House had a breach of security at that first gala dinner, where people just strolled in that weren't even on the White House guest list… Is it just me?”

The media has chosen to focus on the mental state of Gonzalez and the fact that President Obama was not home at the time of the breach, but Glenn believes that narrative misses the point.

“Please, can we just have a serious conversation with one another,” Glenn asked. “I don't know if anyone notices that [radical Islamists] are talking about flying the black flag of Islam over the White House. I don't think now would be a good time to cut back on security. But, don't worry, he only had a pocket knife, machete, black flag.”

Glenn explained he recently had an intruder make it over the fence at his home, but between his personal security detail and the police, the situation was rectified immediately.

“Last week, somebody jumped the fence of my house… We're pretty well equipped. Let's just say the guy didn't get very far,” Glenn joked. “Now, that's me… If the guy would have touched the doorknob on my house, I certainly wouldn't have said, ‘Guys, did you lock the door?’ My door is always locked… We've put in these things, where I don't have to worry about locking my door.”

Considering the constant security threat the president and first family face, wouldn’t you just assume even more comprehensive security procedures would be in place?

“Can you imagine the president going, ‘Honey, did you lock the door?’ Does the president or the first lady lay in bed in the middle of the night and say, ‘Did you turn on the alarm?’ ‘I heard something. Grab your gun. Go downstairs,’” Glenn said. “The president and the first lady shouldn't have to be saying those things. I say them. You say them. The president and first lady don't say those things… How is this happening?”

Ultimately, Glenn said he has never met anyone – liberal or conservative – who is against the president receiving the best possible protection available, so it is simply unacceptable that the Secret Service cannot seem to get its act together.

“Could I just point out that no time in my life… as a fiscally responsible conservative… have I said, ‘We really need to cut back on the president's security,’” Glenn concluded. “Never in my life have I said or would I say, ‘Hey, the president's on his own here.’ It's the White House, for the love of Pete!”

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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