Glenn: “The Constitution went on hiatus last night”

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; among them, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

That all men are created equal. All men. It doesn't matter where you're from. It doesn't matter if you're from Mexico or from the United States. All men are created equal.

Last night, the Constitution of the United States of America went on hiatus. I don't know if it ever comes back. But last night it was declared that we no longer have to live under the shadow of the Constitution.

OBAMA: If you've been in America for more than five years, if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents, if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you're willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you'll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation and come out of the shadows.

Well, we haven't had anybody in the fear of deportation for quite some time.

The problem with our nation right now is we don't even know who we are anymore. We're so busy lecturing other countries on exactly how to live their lives, and then listening to the lectures that are hypocritical from them as well. Mexico, telling us exactly what we should do on our border, yet that's exact opposite of what they do on their border.

Meanwhile, we're telling everybody how the banking system needs to work all around the world. We're telling them how to be free while we're cozying up to people like Saudi Arabia or China. We don't stand for anything. So we don't even know who we are anymore. We don't know where we got our laws.

Our laws come from some place. They come from God. We hold these truths to be self-evident. We don't even have to talk about them. We don't have to convince anybody. They're self-evident truths. That all men are created equal. Freedom is not just for Americans. It's for all men created equal and endowed by that creator with certain rights. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

They have a right to pursue happiness.

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

That isn't a, oh, let me just cuddle everybody. That is a challenge to the rest of the world. What we have over here is so special, and we know it will set the whole world on fire in a good way. We know it will free millions and you can't get past your lumbering structures. You can't get past your lords and your ladies. You can't get past all the things that make you crippled nation and world. Those things. Corruption, kings, lawlessness. You tell others, you can't make it. You can't make it because you haven't passed this test. You haven't gone through this gate.

I met somebody yesterday. Wildly successful. He came in from Silicon Valley. He was standing in the audience. We did an audience show. He was sitting in the audience two days ago. I met him afterwards.

He said, I want to meet you. I wanted to see your operation. I'm so-and-so, and I work in this particular company out in Silicon Valley. His business partner was one of the founders of Facebook.

And so they're just sitting there. We're chatting.

And I said, so tell me about yourself because you look to be about 12.

And he said, yeah, I went to Stanford for a year and a half. And then I realized, this is a waste.

Yes, good. You don't need anyone to tell you -- I don't need that gate of yours anymore. I don't need that gate. I don't need that little piece of paper that hangs up on my wall. I'll be hired for my merit. I'll be hired because I've gone out and done something, not because I've gone and gotten a piece of paper from somebody for a bunch of memorization that means nothing. I'll do it myself.

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free. Somebody who says, I can do it. I just want a chance. Martin Luther King, that's what he was saying: Just give me a chance. Don't judge me on anything, except who I am as an individual. Just me on my character.

That's the meaning of the Declaration of Independence. Judge me on my character.

That is the meaning of the purple heart. Merit, merit, merit. What can you do?

Everybody is given life, and everybody is given a chance to do something. What is it you're going to do?

Well, I can't make it because I've had this problem or this problem. Everyone has problems.

Some, more than others. Some people are born into a lap of luxury. Some people are not. But those born in the lap of luxury. Nine out of ten times lose it all, including their soul because they've never had to work for anything. They've never had to do anything. They never have to struggle. Your struggles are a blessing.

All men are created equal. And our Statue of Liberty stands there with a worldwide beacon with a light in her hand. Come to our sunset washed gates. Come here to our gates. Come in. No matter what anyone tells you elsewhere. If you work hard, if you're smart, if you have a better idea, if you want to play by the rules, come here. And show the rest of the world what liberty does.

And if we really had a better understanding of what we're supposed to do, what we're supposed to be guarding, we would then encourage them, go back and now change your country. Go back now and take this information and spread it all throughout the globe.

Instead, what we do is we take our soldiers and we march them around the world and we say, we're right, and you'll do it this way. And we've grown arrogant and we have lost touch on even who we are. What is the law supposed to do? The law is supposed to praise those who do right. Praise and uphold and clear the path for those who are doing the right thing. And prosecute those who are doing wrong.

When that happens, everyone knows what the rules are. And you can make progress. Praise those who are doing right. Good job. How can I help you? How can I help you do more? How can I help you teach other people? What can I do to take some of these paths and straighten them out for you? Good job. You're making things better here for all people. Good job. You're playing by the rules.

And prosecuting those who don't. Can you imagine what your family would be like if your children, the good child in the family, the one that never has problems, always doing A's and everything else, can you imagine what your family would be like if you always prosecuted -- you said that one, you know what, you got an A, good, you're grounded. You're ground. Oh, you did an A, good. Well, you just don't have to study so much, do you, go out and mow the lawn. And the one sloughing off and doing nothing, always constantly in trouble, if you were coddled that person, what would your family be like? Is there a soul within the sound of my voice that thinks that's a good idea. No, of course, not because common sense says, eternal principles tell us that you praise those and help those who do right, and you prosecute those who do wrong.

The reason our country is in the trouble that we're in is because we are praising those who do wrong and prosecuting those who do right. You are punished for living a righteous life. You are -- if you believe in the Constitution, if you believe in God, you're an outcast in our society. We're not praising you. We're mocking you. We make you feel like an outcast. If you however believe in revolution, if you however believe in a you should march in the streets of Ferguson, well, he get a meeting with the president of the United States.

The rule of law is essential. If I take away and I do anything to hurt the rule of law, that I upset the balance of, praise those who do good, prosecute when who do wrong, if I upset the balance of that or indeed, as we have done, reversed that, what happens to your laws? What happens to the self-governance where people start to feel like suckers? And they're like, you know what, I won't play by these rules because everyone else gets ahead so I'm a sucker for doing and playing by the law. By doing right, I lose. We have taken the fundamental building block of America's belief that the good guys indeed in the end win. That's what makes us different. We like the underdog because we know the good guy, the guy who has just been in there plugging and he has everything against him, but he will live a right and righteous life, we know that guy wins in the end. Do we? Do we?

If you reverse the scale and say, prosecute those who do right and praise those who do wrong, the good guy doesn't win in the end. And so what happens to the rule of law? It completely degrades to the point of chaos. And once there is chaos, anyone, anyone that promises you, I will solve your problem, is embraced.

America, this has nothing to do with illegal immigration. This has nothing to do with this president. This has everything to do with, what kind of world do you want to live in? Do you want one that makes sense, is predictable, that praises those people who do right and punishes those people who do wrong. This has nothing to do with 5 million people. This has to do with the billions that live on earth. Because once we officially extinguish the rule of law, something that we can all believe in, something that we can all understand, not the 80,000 pages that are added every single year, the simple documents that say all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Once we take that simple idea and wash it out, how many billions of people will suffer?

The rule of law is essential. Because when there is chaos, the people will cry out for a strong man. With that being said, the rule of love is essential as well.

We must love others. And our love cannot stop at this border. We must be charitable. We must be kind. We must be loving. We must be patient. We must be tolerant, but not tolerant of those who break the law, but we must love them.

We have to be completely filled with love and completely filled with law. Now, only God can really do this right. 100 percent love, 100 percent law. That's justice.

How you do that in an earthly stance, I don't know. We can only do our best. And what our best requires is for us to be charitable, for us to go down and love the people who are coming across our border. It doesn't mean that we accept them here as citizens. We love them. We love them. We care for them. We listen to their plight. We hold them. We feed them. We send them home. But we love them.

Those who are in danger, we protect. But you cannot love somebody without law. You can't. Tell me how it would work out. If you weren't filled as a spouse with 100 percent love and 100 percent law in your own home, tell me how that would work out.

Honey, I love you. Okay, that marriage contract. I wasn't paying attention to that with Susan. But Susan -- you don't understand how hurt Susan is. You don't understand what was happening in Susan's life. Honey, I was just giving her a little love.

No. There's a marriage contract. There is the rule of law in our marriage, and I have to be filled 100 percent with the rule of law in my marriage and 100 percent with love, no matter what's happening. No matter what's happening in my wife's life or my life, it doesn't matter. The law stands.

At the same time it doesn't happen what's happening in my life, I must love my wife 100 percent of my being. And if those two things -- if they fall, there is no justice in your marriage. There is no justice in your family. And if those two things -- if we're not filled 100 percent with love and 100 percent with law, then there is no justice, and there is no United States of America. There is no promise -- we have extinguished -- imprisoned lightning. That torch that the Lady Liberty holds, we have extinguished it. In a nutshell, that is what happened last night.

Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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