Glenn willing to lose $54 million because ‘my word is worth more than $54 million’

Glenn passionately explained the importance of keeping your word and the value of your name over every other fleeting interest that may cross your path now and again. Glenn said he’s been to the lowest of lows and knows what it’s like to have lost everything - he’s not willing to go there again no matter what the financial cost. Are you willing to do the same?

The conversation started after looking at the actions of several progressive members of the GOP, including Grover Norquist and Karl Rove. Glenn criticized them specifically for their willingness to sacrifice conservative principles in order to achieve their immediate interests.

"This is what Karl Rove and Grover Norquist and everything else are doing. 'We have to win. We have to win. We have to win. Yeah, I know those are our principles, but we have to win.' You're going to lose both of them," Glenn said.

"Money doesn't talk. Money screams. Principles don't mean anything to anybody. They do to me. And if we all stand alone, then so be it. We all stand alone. If we lose this voice, then we lose this voice," Glenn said.

You know, I wrote an email on another topic this morning. On something that people have been saying, 'yeah, well, we can't do. We can't do. We can't do. Because, Glenn, the company could lose $54 million.' I wrote this morning, and I quote, 'my name and my good word is worth more than 54 fricking million dollars. I don't care.' When I was down on the ground as an alcoholic, I prayed, Lord, just give me my name back. That's all I want is my credibility. Please, nobody believes me because I've lied to everybody. All I want is my name back," Glenn said.

"He allowed me a second chance to get my name back. I am not going to violate that. Because I know what it means when you have nothing and no one believes you. I can live with being broke. I can live with not having money. I can live under a bridge and be fine as long as I have my integrity. I will not lose my integrity."

"Now, how many people feel that way?"

"Very few."

"Why?"

"Because very few have lost everything including their name. When you have zero and no one will cross the street to help you because you've been a dirtbag, that's when you change. That's when you know what truly is important to you. I know that. So if I lose this game pointing out what my principles are and trying to warn people, that's okay."

Glenn recounted a conversation he had off air earlier in the week about first and second principles (or principles and interests). C.S. Lewis wrote, "You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first." There are the "first things" you do which are for the greater good, and then there are the secondary things like money, survival, and shelter. Lewis said you can't skip the first things in order to get to the second things.

"America has to wake up. You either stand for something or you don't. The reason why we're losing everything all around the world is because the world knows we don't stand for anything," Glenn said.

"The reason why people are going over to join ISIS is because they do stand for something. It's crazy. It's deadly, but they stand for something. Jesus and Hitler had one thing and only one thing in common. They could both look a man in the eye and say, I can feed you. Jesus meant, I could feed you spiritually. I will change you fundamentally. You will be happy. You will be fulfilled. Eternally, I can feed you."

"Hitler focused on second principles. I will give you literal food. I just got to get rid of these people. So they violated their first principles of, we're all in this together. I don't kill other people so I can have their shoes so I can have their house, so I can eat. I don't kill other people to do that. To hell with that. I'm going with him because I need food."

"And what happened? Jesus won. There are 2 billion people who are Christians. And a handful of Nazis."

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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