Here’s what Glenn has to say about the Satanist display at a Capitol building

TheBlaze's Billy Hallowell recently published an article stating that Satanists have won the right to place a “grossly offensive” holiday display next to a Nativity scene inside Florida’s state capitol in Tallahassee. The display is said to feature "an angel falling into burning flames, Bible verses and a 'Happy Holidays' message." This morning on radio Glenn weighed in on the debate and shared his opinion on the separation of church vs. state.

GLENN: So I talked to one of the guys up in New York today and they said, I'm on my way to my — I'm on my way to my daughter's Kwanzaa party. And I said, what?

PAT: What?

GLENN: Yeah. The school is having their Kwanzaa party today. I said, get out of New York City. Get out of New York City.

PAT: I think you've said that before.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I have.

PAT: The Kwanzaa party, good.

GLENN: You got that going for you.

PAT: Did you also see —

GLENN: In Florida?

PAT: Yeah, the Florida thing is agonizing, because we have to now all of a sudden — we have to treat everything equally. And that's not the constitutional — that's not constitutional. Nobody — there's nothing in the Constitution that says every religion is equal. This just isn't.

GLENN: Hang on a second. All they are saying is they wanted to put a diorama of an angel falling in hell with a banner that says, happy holidays from the Satanic Temple. That's all they're saying.

PAT: Is that too much to ask?

GLENN: The state of Florida said yes, you can but the satanic nativity scene up in the Capitol —

PAT: This is.

GLENN: I have news for you. Destruction is coming our way.

PAT: That is what we're going to do for sure. You can't treat it as an equal because it's not. It's not. Satanism is not equal to Christianity, Judaism, Islam. It's not — Satanism — and how many people practice it in America? Five. 666? I don't know. It's — you don't — the Constitution says that the government shouldn't get involved in religion. That's what it says. And it — Congress should not pass a law regarding how you worship. When you put up a nativity scene at the state Capitol, that's not Congress enacting any law. And when Satanists come to you and say, well, we want equal time, you tell them tough. You're not getting it.

GLENN: Why, Pat?

PAT: Because you don't deserve it.

(laughing).

GLENN: No, here's the thing. It is the definition of evil.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Satan is the definition — he's the chief elf of the evil kingdom.

PAT: You don't give equal time to it.

GLENN: No. You don't — you call it what it is. Evil. You are the definition of evil. And when you show me what good the satanists have done, you let me know. But I'm going to judge them by the fruits of their labors. And if you really are a Satan worshiper, by definition you are drinking blood — you are sacrificing things to the dark lord. I mean do, we need to watch an episode of "Star Wars" again to see that doesn't work out well?

PAT: Or Harry Potter?

GLENN: Any of them.

PAT: Any of those —

GLENN: Any of them.

PAT: Show you the road that that leads to.

GLENN: "The Godfather" will show that you. Evil, bad.

PAT: But —

GLENN: I don't know, do they know this? That in "The Exorcist,"" the girl with the pea soup —

PAT: Vomits?

GLENN: She was the bad — that was the bad character in that movie?

PAT: Her head spun all the way around.

GLENN: That was satan that was doing that.

PAT: Yeah. That was not a good — that wasn't happy time.

GLENN: No, it wasn't. You know what? I have to tell you, if I were was — if I had were in the state Capitol, I would refuse to go into it. If this is what this Capitol has become, to where this Capitol will not say no toe welcoming satan — "no" to welcoming satan into its doors, I have no place here. You can meet me and I will vote outside on the lawn. But I will not enter a building that houses satan and welcomes satan into its front door.

PAT: That's how lost we are, though. I mean —

GLENN: I bet you there's not a single person — in the south, in the — the south is — I expect this from Massachusetts. Like satan, we were out drinking the other night, he was a great cat. In the south. Where are your baptists. Where are the preachers. In the south. I open the door to the Capitol and I want to talk about riots in the streets. There should be peaceful congregations that are gathering together and going as a congregation —

PAT: I've not heard a peep out of anybody, though.

GLENN: It's crazy. It's absolutely crazy.

PAT: That's how effective they've been in twisting this thing and what our values really with.

GLENN: Here's the thing. Here's the thing. George Washington received a letter from Aaron Burr. 2:00 in the morning Aaron Burr has a bullet in his head. He's in battle.

It's the battle of Stoney Point. Aaron Burr gets — not Aaron Burr. Mad Anthony Wayne. He has a bullet in his head. He's in battle. They shoot him. They pull him off the battlefield. He wins the night. Surge yon says we have to take the bullet out of your head. He says give me a piece of paper and pencil first. He writes a letter to George Washington, 2:00 a.m. It says, Dear General — your men behaved like men who were determined to be free. General Wayne. We are not acting like men determined to be free. We don't even know what it means to be free. They chose to be free. They declared themselves free. Let's see, what are we? Are we going to be slaves to the king or free? Raise your hand if you want to be free. You know what that means, right? Yes. But you're choosing that, right? Yes, I am. It's not enough just to choose and say it. We have to declare it. So we will write down this piece of paper a decoration of our independence, that we're going to be free, that that's what we are. Damn the consequences. We are determined to be free. We were born free. We were given freedom. We didn't earn this freedom. None of us even chose our freedom. We just were given freedom. That's why we don't value it. We have to choose our freedom. Then we have to declare, I am a free man. I will remain a free man. And that means free of debt. Free of debt. Free of things that tie you down and make you do things you don't want to do. Oh.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Behave like a man determined to be free. And if you just let that slippery slope go, I guarantee, shackles will be around your legs. You can't do it. Cast off the shackles. Cast off anybody who is — is coaxing you into that slippery slope. Cast it off. Determined to be free. Choose it, declare it, live it.

PAT: And what freedom means in this religious context with the satanists, they can practice that if they want to. They're free to do that. What they're not free to — to go ahead and display what they — their evil at a state Capitol. You don't have that freedom. You don't have that right. We don't have to let you do that.

GLENN: Christianity has earned the right not in the Dark Ages. But in this country they have earned the right to be at the table. And I have news for you. I have a problem with a lot of Christians. A lot of Christians. And I might talk about one today. But I have a problem with a lot of Christians. And they've made a lot of mistakes. We all have. All of us. We've all made mistakes. But for the most part, the reason why America is the most charitable nation in the history of the world is because we're Christians. We're Judeo-Christian people. We worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. And because of that, because we actually live it, not because we go to church, but because we live it and we are determined to serve Him and we declare it. We're not declaring it anymore. We're Christians and you're being told not to declare it. Your children are being told that — think of just the damage on this. They can't say Christmas. That instinctively teaches them that there's something wrong with Christianity. There's something wrong with God. If I can't talk about God, there's something wrong. I don't know what it is. No, we're not saying there's anything wrong with it. We just don't want you to bring the Bible to school. That teach them something is wrong with that. And that mommy and daddy if they believe it, society says mommy and daddy are crazy. So not only are we not declaring I will. You've got to start declaring. I made a promise to God last -- in the last 12 months. I promise you, I believe in miracles. You show them to me and I will declare them. I am not afraid of standing and saying, that was a miracle. And we have seen them, starting with the "Man In The Moon." I mean, there's one that — the 20,000 people saw. It hadn't rained in a hundred years on that weekend. It rains on that weekend and I mean rains. I mean, it pours. It pours rain. What happens? We get together, all of us, and we pray. 20,000 people. We pray. There's a double rainbow over the stage. It clears up. It was absolutely miraculous the way this thing happened. We had — we didn't even have a chance to have a rehearsal for the "Man In The Moon." Because it had rained all weekend. We picked that weekend because it hadn't rained in a hundred and some years. We joked and said, well, it's due for it.

PAT: This is — you know, it's in a desert where they get eight inches of precipitation a year.

GLENN: And I bet —

PAT: I bet they got it that weekend.

GLENN: I bet they got five to eight inches just that weekend.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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