Glenn's powerful message to Republican representatives

If you listened to yesterday's radio program, you are aware that Glenn is supporting Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) in his challenge against House Speaker John Boehner for the top spot in Congress.

Despite Glenn's strong feelings for Gohmert's ability to be successful in this role, the mainstream media has failed to agree with Glenn. At the beginning of his radio show, Glenn quoted a new Gallup poll that 60 percent of Republican GOP voters would like Boehner to leave his position. Glenn then decided to send a message to those House Representatives who would be participating in the vote today, saying "If you're putting your money behind John Boehner, you're backing the wrong horse. I don't mean politically speaking. I mean for the sake of the country. What are you there for? For politics or for the state of the country?"

Glenn took the time to say that he does, indeed, relate to the difficult decisions and pressure one in leadership faces on a daily basis. Glenn even listed some of the issues he has faced as a business owner dealing with financial pressures. Despite the pressure though, the key is to not compromise. For Glenn, the realization that he had compromised too much came from his children. Glenn said, "All my kids had to say to me was, 'Oh'. That was it. But it was a condemning, 'Oh'. It was an, 'Oh. You've turned into one of them.' They never said that. They didn't have to. I knew it."

Just as Glenn realized he had strayed from his goals based on his children's judgement of him, those in political power, or in any leadership role, need to take a step back and re-evaulate who they are and what they believe. In a desperate plea to those in Washington, D.C. Glenn left them with some powerful words to consider:

It's time to step back and say, okay, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Who am I really? What is it I really believe in?

See, what happens is, these guys go into Washington and they believe in something. Then they get there and they listen to these consultants. I'm telling you right now, defund the G.O.P. You know what the problem is? The damn consultants that the G.O.P. hires. They're the same people over and over and over and over again. And what happens is, the fresh blood goes in, and they don't know what the hell they're doing. They go in and sit around to all these experts that they've seen on TV forever. They say, listen, kid, you don't understand how this works. I do, I've been here for 25 years.

You need to have the spine in Washington to say, you know what you've been here for 25 years. What have you done for us?

Listen to the rest of Glenn's powerful monologue below:

Below is a rough transcript of this segment:

GLENN: You know, this is why -- you know what -- this is why we don't like talking politics. We've talked about these guys. We believe in these guys. Chris Stewart. I believe in him. Where is he? Jason Chaffetz. Where are you, dude? You're telling me that John Boehner is the future?

If you're putting your money behind John Boehner, you're backing the wrong horse. I don't mean politically speaking. I mean for the sake of the country. What are you there for? For politics or for the state of the country?

Let me tell you something: Let me give a message right directly to those Republicans who are waffling today. Those Republicans who have listened to the pressure.

I run a business. I know pressure. And I'm going to be real honest with you. Have you been to TheBlaze.com lately? TheBlaze.com in the last year has more garbage ads on it than I've ever seen. And I can't take them anymore. The pop-ups and the pop-behinds and everything else. I can't take them. We get complaints. We should get complaints. You should be pissed at those.

Now, here's what happened: Financial pressures start to come in. You start to say, well, we have to take this. Before, you know, you've comprised yourself into a position to where you look like crap. You become everything that you despise. So now you have to go and reset.

So here's the decision I had to make over the summer. I start to get well. I start looking at my company and everything we're doing. And I say, why are we doing this? Why is this happening. This goes against our principles. Why would we do these things? Well, because if we don't do that, then we'll have to do this. Then that will cause this. And that will cause this to happen. Before we know it, we'll be all out of control.

And, quite honestly, when I was not healthy, I was accepting that excuse. You know what changed me? And hear me clearly, Republicans. Because you don't have to be in my business. This is just my way of relating to it. I don't know what your way of relating it is, I bet you there's businesspeople and politicians and moms who find themselves in exactly the same situation, just different circumstance.

Here's what changed it: My children.

Well, dad, how come you're allowing that to happen?

Well, because if I don't do that, then this will happen and this will happen.

All my kids had to say to me was, oh. That was it. But it was a condemning, oh. It was an, oh. You've turned into one of them.

They never said that. They didn't have to. I knew it.

You listen to me, Republicans, you either stand for something or you don't. And just like my situation with all these damn pop-up ads, it will take me a while to clear them all out. It will take me a while because I've made mistakes. Company has made mistakes. It will take a while to clear all this crap out.

Okay. So I take the next eight months, six months, whatever it is, clearing this crap out to reset it to get it right. Or I could just say, well, it will be too much problem. It will solve itself in some way magically, no, it won't. Are you going to be one of those people that are looking at the problems and say, well, I have to work within the system and I have to do -- the system is broken. The system is broken.

And whether that system is in your house, in your business or in Washington, DC, we all know it's broken.

So you're not going to be able to repair this anymore. There's too many patches on this tire. It's time for a new course. It's time to step back and say, okay, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Who am I really? What is it I really believe in?

See, what happens is, these guys go into Washington and they believe in something. Then they get there and they listen to these consultants. I'm telling you right now, defund the G.O.P. You know what the problem is? The damn consultants that the G.O.P. hires. They're the same people over and over and over and over again. And what happens is, the fresh blood goes in, and they don't know what the hell they're doing. They go in and sit around to all these experts that they've seen on TV forever. They say, listen, kid, you don't understand how this works. I do, I've been here for 25 years.

You need to have the spine in Washington to say, you know what you've been here for 25 years. What have you done for us?

Well, we've had a win -- when? Tell me the win for the Constitution. I can tell you the losses for the Constitution. I can tell you we're enslaving our children with this debt. I can tell you right now that there are Americans all across the country that can't afford health insurance anymore.

So don't tell me you've been here for 25 years. You tell me you've been here for 25 minutes. I'm starting to think that you're part of the problem.

I'm begging the people in Washington to hear me clearly.

You think about your children. And if you can explain your vote to your children and say, look, I know that John Boehner is a bad guy. I know he's standing against all the things we're for. I know he's spending us into oblivion. I know that he's not securing the border. I know that he's going against what I said I would do on Obamacare.

But, kids, you see, I have to do this. Because this is the way adults play these games. This is the way the system works.

If you can honestly look at your children and say that, and they don't look at you and say, oh, then you go ahead and vote.

But when your kids look at you, you understand that what you're teaching them is: Kids, sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing. Sometimes it's really right to sell out our principles and to sell out what I said I would do because I have to play the game.

Don't play the game. Don't play the game.

Do the right thing. Where is your faith? Where is your faith in the American people? The American people can handle it. They're big enough. We know it's coming. We don't know how bad it is. But believe me, if this is your first day in Congress, you will soon -- every single congressman I've ever met, every single politician I've ever met, they get into Congress and they tell me six months into it, man, I had no idea it was this bad.

Really? You were that naive? No, Glenn. Even you don't know how bad it is. Have you listened to my program? If it's worse than I say it is, then you have a responsibility to get on the air and say that.

Well, we can't. I mean, the American people might panic.

No, they won't. Have faith in the American people. Have faith in yourself. Have faith in the system. Have faith in the Constitution. Have faith in our founders. Be that standard-bearer.

George Washington said at the Constitutional Convention: George, what do we do? Do we comprise here?

Let us raise a standard that the wise and the honest can repair.

Well, it's time for the wise and honest to repair it. We know it won't be easy. I won't play the game.

I'm begging those in Washington: Stop playing the game. You know what the right thing to do is. Stop listening to the experts. The experts are the ones who got us here.

How many times would you use Google Maps if every time it took you to the wrong destination? How many times would you keep using Google Maps?

Oh, crap. It keeps taking me to the wrong house. Oh, crap, it keeps taking me to the wrong house. Yes, but we're the experts. You're taking me to the wrong house.

Stop using the experts. They're wrong.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"And so, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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