It’s official: Col. Allen West is a Texan

Colonel Allen West joined the radio program today and announced he’s moved to Texas, as he is now President & CEO of the NCPA in Dallas. West is a strong, liberty minded conservative whose surprising re-election loss in Congress shocked the political world. Glenn asked West for his thoughts on a wide range of issues, including ongoing world events. Watch the conversation below where West and Glenn discuss ISIS, terrorism, World War III, political allies, and our country's future.

Rough transcript below:

GLENN: The boys asked me earlier today because I believe we're on course, without moral clarity, we're on course, between Russia and what is happening in the Middle East, a global war.

WEST: You're there.

GLENN: Yes.

WEST: You are there.

GLENN: We're at the beginning.

WEST: Yeah, we're not recognize it. And I hate to say this, but if there's a message that I can send to my former colleagues, I would not support the president's resolution because it does not have any clarity.

GLENN: Correct.

WEST: What you heard him present yesterday was really just a repeat of what he said back in August. We're going to degrade. We're going to defeat. We're going to destroy.

Now, a year ago, ISIS was about 3,000 fighters when they come over. It was the reconstitution of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Now they're 50,000. And it's so funny that you had his counterterrorism expert testifying before, I think a House committee, talking about the 18,000 fighters that have come into -- into ISIS, but yet the president is talking about their morale is down.

There is a complete disconnect. And like you said, once again, there is no specific strategy or clarity. How do we defeat them diplomatic -- how do we isolate them economically? How do we then use, you know, the leverage of information systems to defeat them ideologically. We can't do that because we have a president that won't even say Islamic terrorism. How will you defeat the enemy when you don't recognize the ideology driving them?

GLENN: I answered the boys this morning when we were talking about this. I said, I think we're on the verge of World War III.

WEST: Yes.

GLENN: And it is not worth -- because they said. Can we defeat them without ground troops? And I said I wouldn't send any ground troops or anybody in until we have moral clarity. Because all we're doing is throwing bodies into something -- it's just a meat grinder. It's just a meat grinder.

PAT: But if ever somehow obtain moral clarity, and we won't as long as this guy is president, but can you defeat them without ground troops?

WEST: No, you can't. The only time in the history of United States military we defeated someone with air power, Hiroshima, Nagasaki. Otherwise, you have people to close with and destroy the enemy, if that's the task that you want to achieve, is to destroy them.

PAT: And could you not at this point put together a pretty solid Islamic Middle Eastern coalition with us? Jordanians, I would think would be on board. The Saudis would be on board.

WEST: You have Egypt.

PAT: Egypt.

WEST: Well, see, I don't trust the Saudis. Because a lot of the funding for Wahhabism and a lot of these ISIS fighters are being fueled out of Saudi Arabia. And, of course, 15 of the 19 9/11 conspirators were out of Saudi Arabia. But, Egypt, definitely. Jordan, definitely. The Kurds, the Peshmerga, definitely. The United States of America. And then you probably would be able to get some support out of the UAE. Because when I was in Afghanistan, the UAE special forces were operating there in southern Afghanistan. That's how you build a coalition.

GLENN: But we are -- like you said with the Muslim Brotherhood. We're against Egypt. We're on the wrong side.

WEST: We're sending the wrong message.

GLENN: No, no, no. We're on the wrong side. We're on the wrong side not just sending the wrong message. What is your opinion of what's happening with Benjamin Netanyahu right now?

WEST: That's even worse. There's another strong ally we could have. But instead, the Obama administration is sending campaign operatives to work against him. Why would you want to work against your best ally and the best leader that you have on your side? You know, no one is going to join a coalition of the United States of America when the United States of America is not leading. Coming back to what you just said. There is no moral clarity. This is about -- as clear as mud. When you look at what the president -- he didn't ask for any authorization going into Libya. Look at what Libya has become. Look at what is happening in Yemen. And this story that potentially a state department representative told United States Marines to destroy their weapons as part of an evacuation of an embassy.

GLENN: From Yemen. Right?

WEST: Yes, from Yemen. And I think that is the third embassy that the United States of America has closed since 2010. So not only --

GLENN: That's insane.

WEST: Not only are we on the wrong side. We are sending the wrong message to our allies.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.