Wait, what did Glenn say on radio this morning?!

This morning on radio, Glenn, Pat, and Stu were discussing a case of a woman who was held outside her house while police awaited a search warrant, all because her son defended the use of marijuana. Glenn has been a long time libertarian leaning conservative, but has consistently shied away from arguments such as the legalization of hard core drugs.

During today's discussion, Glenn seemed to be reconsidering his stance on the legalization of marijuana. What was the reason behind Glenn's reconsideration? Glenn brought up how the legalization of the drug would end police officers from using it as a "go to" reason to search your car, or hold someone outside of their house while police officers obtained a search warrant. Glenn said, "All they have to say is, I thought I smelled it. If your windows are closed, they can't say that. If your windows are open, all they can say is, I swear to you, I thought I smelled dope. As soon as they say, I thought I smelled marijuana, they can rifle through your car. They can throw you up against the hood of the car. They can do all of it."

Both Pat and Stu were a bit shocked by Glenn's reconsideration on this topic. Pat strongly disagreed with Glenn, saying the true issue is "not whether marijuana is legal. I think the problem is the oppressive agency of CPS or DCF." While Glenn did agree with Pat, it does raise some questions. Could the legalization of marijuana change or elminiate some of the police overreach we are constantly seeing?

Rough Transcript Below:

STU: So did the kid say, look, I think it's safe. My mom used it.

PAT: It doesn't really say.

GLENN: It doesn't matter! It doesn't matter.

PAT: He just defended marijuana.

GLENN: He's using his first amendment to speak out and the fricking spies at the school decides my kid is in trouble because they're with that person. Oh, my gosh.

STU: Especially when -- in a situation where you're encouraging the child to make his best arguments in favor of a mythical argument. You're requiring him to be part of.

GLENN: Let's say, it's an antidrug presentation. Let's just say he was sitting in the bleachers and he was like, pot is dope! Let's just say he's saying that.

JEFFY: Right.

GLENN: You still don't call the Department of Children and Families.

STU: Even if he said pot is dope, my mom has some at home. Does that allow -- even at that point --

GLENN: No. Here's what happens. You call the mom. And say, hey, mom, your mom son was screaming pot's dope and mom smokes it all the time. And you have an adult conversation. You have an actual human being to human being conversation. And then if you're like, you know what, I think this lady is a drug lord. Then you call.

PAT: It's pretty bad. Because CPS or DCF or whatever they call it in Kansas has almost unlimited power. Once they're involved, there's almost nothing you can do.

JEFFY: We're seeing that everywhere.

PAT: You're almost powerless against them.

GLENN: I'm about to go all Libertarian.

STU: You're about to go all Libertarian up in here?

GLENN: What's up, my cracker?

I'm about to go all Libertarian. I'm about to cross the rubicon on this. Legalize marijuana. Legalize it.

PAT: Yeah, I'm not there yet.

GLENN: You will be. You will be.

PAT: No, I'm not. I won't ever be there.

STU: This is a firsty for you.

PAT: You will die. You will be --

GLENN: The way to stop this is legalize it.

STU: Well, they would do it with the next drug.

GLENN: Oh, come on. Stop it. Stop it. People drink liquor over in Italy. At four years old, you're drinking a glass of wine. And the alcoholism rates are nothing like ours.

STU: I think you're misunderstanding what I'm saying is going to stop. What I'm saying is there will still be these situations where police officers do these -- I don't think it solves all this, as you said. But I think it probably cuts down on it quite a bit. Right?

It might encourage other things.

PAT: I think the problem here is not whether marijuana is legal. I think the problem is the oppressive agency of CPS or DCF.

GLENN: I agree with that.

PAT: And some police agencies that get out of control and become all authoritarian on you for no apparent reason.

GLENN: But do you know why when you're approached at a -- you know, at a blockade, why they say don't open your car window? Talk to the police officer from -- behind the glass. Do you know why? We've talked about it --

PAT: Because they can smell.

GLENN: They're sampling the air. We know they're sampling the air. Okay?

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: But the other reason is because all they have to say is, I thought I smelled it. If your windows are closed, they can't say that. If your windows are open, all they can say is, I swear to you, I thought I smelled dope. As soon as they say, I thought I smelled marijuana, they can rifle through your car. They can throw you up against the hood of the car. They can do all of it.

PAT: Well, I don't have anything wrong in my car. There's nothing going on. I don't care if they go through my car. That's the attitude --

GLENN: Thank you, Lindsey Graham, for dropping by.

PAT: That is the attitude. I don't care. Go ahead. What are you doing wrong in your car that you care if they go through it.

GLENN: Go ahead. Let them access my phone camera. What do I care? So what they're watching me these really icky disgusting porno tapes that I would be making unbeknownst to me.

STU: Hold on. I think we need to focus here for a moment. Because what's happened here is a major -- I would say a major national development. I would say it's a very big newsworthy event if that's what you're doing. If Glenn Beck is coming out on national radio saying he's now in favor of marijuana legalization for recreational use. That is, I would say, a news story. Is that what's happening right now?

GLENN: You're making me decide?

STU: Well, I thought we should. If you throw it out like this, we'll get everybody speculating on what you supposedly believe.

GLENN: I think I am. I think I am.

PAT: I think you might want to reconsider. And then re, re, reconsider your reconsideration.

GLENN: I'd like you to reconsider.

PAT: I've considered it. I'm done.

GLENN: And I double down on your reconsideration. I challenge your consideration.

PAT: I don't think that's the answer. I don't think legalization of marijuana is the answer here.

GLENN: Well, I don't think the time that is wasted on mari-fricking-juana, man.

STU: Well, it's certainly not a good reason to make it legal, to solve this situation or situations like it. There's a much larger issue going on here obviously. It's not just police officers doing things that are wrong. I mean, there's much more to the drug trade.

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.