There are a ton of movies about to open - one of them is Exodus

Glenn ran down some of the many movies set to release and surprisingly many of them seem very promising. The big dilemma, however, is of course whether or not to attend the movie Exodus. On the one hand it’s great that Hollywood made a film centering around a key Biblical figure. On the other hand we know what Hollywood does to Biblical movies (see: Noah). Will Glenn see it?

PAT: Good morning and afternoon to you. Or evening if —

GLENN: Good morning.

PAT: Like the old Truman Show thing. Good morning and good afternoon, good evening and good night in case I don't see you. Remember that?

GLENN: Thanks for bringing that memory back. That was beautiful. I saw the Stephen Hawking movie last night.

PAT: Oh, yeah, how was that? It looks good. I'm not sure what that means.

GLENN: Really good. Really good.

PAT: It was a good movie?

GLENN: Yeah. The guy who plays Stephen Hawking is brilliant.

PAT: He looks a lot like him.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. That's not something you want people to say. You know what?

You look like Stephen Hawking. Thank you. Thank you very much.

(laughing).

JEFFY: Might be a good thing from a strip club, though, because I know Stephen used to —

GLENN: They ever.

PAT: Now, see, I didn't know that part —

GLENN: Yeah, and they handled that very delicately.

PAT: Did they?

GLENN: He's part of this. He helped with this movie. And I — doesn't necessarily make him look like a good guy. But the first part of it, the first 45 minutes, beautiful love story. Just beautiful love story. And then Stephen, you know, gets a trach and — and shortly before that he's kind of bad to his wife in a way. She has committed — you know, they said, like two years. They only have two years to live. This is 1965. Two years max.

PAT: Yeah, nobody — prior survived that for — like he has.

GLENN: Correct. So no —

PAT: Had they?

GLENN: No. He's not supposed to survive. She is a God-fearing woman. She loves him. Really loves him. And so decides, I'm going to get married anyway and I'll carry that burden for two years because I love him. She does everything. Well, they have children. And children and more children. I think they have four. Three or four. And so here she is as a mom in the '60s, in the early '70 s . He's an invalid. She's carrying him to the bathroom, she's carrying him to the bed. Everything else. She's getting him dressed every day, brushing his teeth, pushing him around.

PAT: And is she like, I thought you were going to die. What is this?

GLENN: Surprisingly —

PAT: She's not like that? Okay, good.

GLENN: So it's 1978, 1980. And she still doesn't have any help. And she's like, Stephen, I've got to have help. And —

PAT: Not from him but fire somebody.

GLENN: Hire somebody.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: And he said no, we're a normal family. No, we're not a normal fame. I don't know if you know this, but I have to carry you to go poopy on the pottie.

PAT: Is that a correct quote?

GLENN: No, it's not. So he's kind of a jerk. But you understand it up to a point. And then — and then he gets this speech therapist after this heartwrenching scene with his I wife, just heartwrenching scene. And then he gets a speech that's rightist and she start reading him "Penthouse" magazine and they go all perverted. -- it's weird. It's really, really weird. And I'm a fan of Steve hocking but it doesn't make him look good. I don't think. You'll like the first part. If you see this movie, you'll like the first part, it's a beautiful love story. But you'll walk out — he's an atheist and in the end at "The Brief History of Time," this would verify the existence of God or give God his rightful place or something like that. And he has since recanted that. But she comes this and she's like, wait a minute, you believe — you're recognizing God?

PAT: Yeah, I thought he had done that.

GLENN: Yeah, he did. In brief history of time, he recognizes God. And she said, and she starts getting all teary-eyed and he says, however — and she says, you're not gonna take this moment from me, are you? And he just kind of looks at her and he says, you're welcome. And so that was a nice touching thing. But then it just kind of goes to hell in a hand basket. You're kind of like, oh, so the 72-year-old creepy dude is alone now. Okay, honey, let's go and have a good time.

PAT: One of those kind of movies.

GLENN: That —

PAT: Leaves you feeling yicky. GLENN: Yeah. He gives a great speech at the end where if you don't believe in God, what do you believe in and he gives a great speech at the end. But it's not enough to — for me it wasn't enough to make up for — I don't know, the way he treated this remarkable woman. Just a remarkable woman. The first part of it, it's worth seeing I think, because it shows the love of an amazing woman. Just an amazing woman. And you know, at the end when he's breaking up with her, she — he just — he rolls into her, kind of like, you know, this is the way of just trying to hug her. And she's kind of standing with her back to her. She's crying and he rolls into the back of her and he says -- and she turns to him and she said, how many years, and he said, two. Meaning I was only supposed to live two. And she gets down on her knees in his wheelchair and she's sobbing and she's like, I did the best I could, Stephen. I did the best I could. I mean, she's a beautiful woman. Just a wonderful, wonderful woman.

PAT: She's still alive?

GLENN: Yeah. And she's married to the guy who they finally brought in to take care of him, which they didn't have anything —

PAT: Spoiler alert. Spoiler alert.

GLENN: Nobody is going to see the Stephen hocking movie.

JEFF: I think they will.

PAT: It's gotten a lot of hype.

JEFFY: The speech therapist.

GLENN: The guy needs to get an Oscar. He well — he played him so well. And she's great in it, too. It's really a good movie and great performances. But don't expect, you know — I have —

PAT: A happy time.

GLENN: A happy feeling when you leave. At least it didn't for me and Tania. Tania was like I didn't know he was such a pervert. Like yeah, yeah.

PAT: Not good. And it's called "The Theory Of Everything."

GLENN: Everything.

PAT: There's still quite a few really big movies coming out like Exodus and Kings. Is it next week or the week after that? "Exodus, Gods and Kings" is what it's called.

GLENN: I just don't have a good feeling.

PAT: Be careful of that one.

GLENN: Don't have a good feeling about that movie.

PAT: Well, you shouldn't. We talked a little bit last week about the 11-year-old kid who plays God. Snotty 11-year-old. That's how God is presented.

GLENN: As a snotty 11-year-old kid.

PAT: British. He's also British. God wasn't British.

GLENN: Are you sure?

PAT: I'm positive.

GLENN: How are you positive?

PAT: He's American.

GLENN: He's American, okay. Because in the last Ten Commandment movie.

PAT: He has no discernible accent job he has — wait, what? He had an American accent.

PAT: Americans don't have accents. Like me, I don't have an accent.

(laughing).

PAT: It's the rest of the world that has accents.

GLENN: Exactly right.

PAT: That's for them. That's for foreigners.

(laughing).

PAT: Isn't that our attitude?

GLENN: It is, it is. So what's coming up besides God and Kings?

PAT: Next Wednesday I think "The Hobbit" opens. Are you excited about the last one here? No? Are you tired of "The Hobbit"?

GLENN: Looks good.

PAT: It does look good.

GLENN: Here's what I'm tired of. We're doing a — we're doing three movies. It's a three-book series, so three movies in a series. Of course, the last book will be split into seven and a half movies.

PAT: Yeah, that —

GLENN: I'm also sick of it.

PAT: That's right. This isn't the last one —

GLENN: No, I think this is the last one.

PAT: This is the last one. Last year was the first part.

GLENN: No, last year was the second part of the third part.

PAT: Of the third.

GLENN: Of the last book. But come on. Just end the damn thing. All right.

PAT: It's hard when you're making $500 million per movie.

GLENN: I know. Have also self-control.

PAT: It's tough.

GLENN: Peter Jackson, have self-control, please.

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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