Glenn: Your vote is sacred

Let each citizen remember at the moment he's offering his vote, that he's executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. - Samuel Adams

Should things go wrong at any time, the people will set them to rights by the peaceful exercise of their elective rights. - Thomas Jefferson

Yesterday Glenn made some dire predictions about what would happen after the election, but then came out today passionately urging people to go out and vote. This confused one caller who listened to both shows -- well, which is it? Does your vote matter or not?

"Why should you go out and vote today? Well, there's a ton of reasons. There are millions of reasons and many of them still unborn. There is the size of government. Who are we really? What is the government's role? The right to life. The national debt," Glenn explained on radio today. "We have religious freedoms that are at stake....The policies and laws that our leaders enact will affect you and me and the children yet to be born."

"Our votes shape the future," he continued.

"How many of us today will see somebody walk in, and they'll be wearing that 'I voted sticker' with the little flag. And we'll think to ourselves, oh, I've got to do that. And then at the last moment of the day, we will get into our cars. Maybe we'll pack our children into those cars with us and we'll take them to the voting station. And we'll walk in, and we know that we haven't really done all of our homework. We know there's going to be things on that ballot we have no clue. And we walk in after we see one of the old ladies. And maybe we're surprised that they ask us for ID or more likely we're surprised they don't ask us for ID. And they give us a ballot."

"And we go in and we close the curtain, and then we have to make a choice. Do I vote for the lesser of two evils? Do I play the game of politics? Or do I understand that I am now making a choice that I will be held accountable for in the only court that matters? There is not going to be, well, what game were you playing? Well, what was your strategy with the vote? How did you vote? What did you believe? Did you vote based on the things that you knew were true, or were you playing man's game? Those are the questions that will be asked."

Now, you may feel like your vote doesn't matter and the press may say Republicans are absolutely going to take control of the Senate, but that doesn't mean you get to sit out on your sacred duty.

"If you think that it is, if, A) your vote doesn't matter, B) it's a blowout that everyone knows is going to happen, we become spectators, Glenn said.

"We're not spectators in this sport."

Now, this monologue struck a very different chord than what Glenn was saying on radio yesterday. After all, he said that this election could just set the stage for the president to complete the fundamental transformation of America via executive order, paving the path for Hillary Clinton to run as a moderate in 2016.

"I feel like I'm taking crazy pills," one caller told Glenn. "Yesterday I heard, if the Republicans win, Obama and Hillary are just going to love it. This morning, you're saying vote, but it doesn't matter."

So which is it?

"We have to trust in Divine Providence," Glenn said. "When I say I don't know who to vote for, I don't want to vote, I don't like any of these guys, it doesn't mean don't go vote. It means do your best. Don't let me or anybody else tell you what to do. Don't play man's game. Don't listen to the philosophies of man. Don't listen to the schemings of man. If we win this, then that will trip this wire. No. Do what is right because there is only one person that you're accountable to: God. That's it. You're accountable to God."

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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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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