The best big oil argument you’ve never heard

Ezra Levant, part of Sun News and cofounder of the Rebel Dot Media in Canada joined Glenn on radio Friday morning to discuss the void that America is leaving in the world. During their discussion the Keystone Pipeline and American oil came up, and Levant provided one of the best big oil arguments we've ever heard.

Levant allowed his knowledge to flow on the radio show discussing how conflict oil from say, Venezuela is not just conflict oil, but it also has "a higher carbon footprint." The list of reasons he had for U.S. oil included "environmentally responsible," "peaceful," "treats workers right," "human rights." Wow! All things that the liberal left is constantly promoting.

Listen to more of Ezra's great arguments for oil that had Stu saying " these are fantastic" below.

Rough Transcript Below:

EZRA: Canada has always exported our oil to the United States. And about ten years ago, the oil sands came on big time. 173 billion barrels. As much oil as in Saudi Arabia. We want to sell it to our favorite people, instead of shipping it to China. India. People who are thirsty for it. But why wouldn't we sell it to you? Now, fracking has put a lot of oil online in North Dakota. In Texas again. But you still are importing, what, six, 7 million barrels a day. But every day, your president says no to Keystone XL. He's saying yes to Venezuelan crude. Not only is what I call conflict oil compared to our ethical oil.

GLENN: It's like blood diamonds. It's blood oil.

EZRA: Exactly. I'm not just talking about human rights. But even environmentally, it has a higher carbon footprint. Ethical oil, it should be a liberal idea. Environmentally responsible. Peaceful. Treats workers right. Human rights. Those are left-wing arguments traditionally. Where are the progressives saying I don't want Sharia oil? I don't want gay-hanging women-stoning oil?

GLENN: That is a great way to phrase that. Stop with the gay-hanging antiwoman oil.

EZRA: Thomas Styre HEP is from San Francisco. Very progressive city. He's lobbying against ethanol oil from Canada. What do you prefer? You like your Iranian oil and Saudi oil?

GLENN: Can we steal this? Erase these tapes so we look like we're geniuses. Forget Ezra what's-his-face. This is a great argument.

EZRA: On the gas side. Gas problem. Biggest gas natural gas company in the world controlled by Putin. That's his real weapon over Europe.

GLENN: I know.

EZRA: He turned off the pipes --

GLENN: Ronald Reagan talked about this. He said the day that Europe completes a pipeline and gives that power to -- to Russia, will be the end of the West in Europe.

EZRA: How did you put sanctions on a guy who sells one-third of the energy to Germany? You're lucky he doesn't put sanctions on Germany. How do you fight back when you're so integrated like that?

STU: Now, with the Keystone Pipeline, you'll produce the oil anyway. Whether we use it or it goes somewhere else.

EZRA: First of all, it's coming on by train. Which is not as safe as by coming by pipe.

STU: And also not as environmentally friendly as being transported with trucks and trains instead of pipeline, which is the most environmentally friendly way to do it anyway. Even the energy science magazine has pointed this out. Not just crazy conservatives. Yet environmentalists stop to fight the pipeline when this oil will be used anyway.

EZRA: I like to point out that Greenpeace have never protested against the big oil companies. Exxon is not a big oil company. Shell. BP. Those resident big. Those are dwarfed by Saudi ARAMCO. Iran national oil company. We think Exxon is the biggest oil company in the world. In some measures it is. It's not as big as the Saudis because they don't have the same public disclosures. They don't have shareholder meetings. They don't have a free press and a Jewish. The Jewish. You don't sue, because it's owned by the kings. He doesn't sue himself. You don't have a free press covering these things. The Greenpeaces of the world, why don't they ever argue against the super-duper majors. Why aren't they ever protesting against Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuela. I'm not saying go there and put themselves in physical jeopardy.

GLENN: Have you heard these arguments before?

STU: These are fantastic.

GLENN: You have to come down south more often. Come out of the cold.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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