WARNING: We are losing our youth to the progressive agenda

here is a serious problem in this country, and it’s only going to get worse and worse. Addressing it could alienate neighbors, friends, and family members. But at some point, you have to stand up and say enough is enough. This generation of young adults is critical to the future of America, but they are being lost to the progressive agenda. It’s essential that today's youth be rooted in the principles that founded this country, yet we are willing to ship them off to schools and universities that tear down the pillars of faith and distort and diminish American history. Will you stand?

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it may contain errors:

Glenn: And I want to have a conversation with you about how I believe we're losing the youth in our country to the progressive agenda. No, beyond that. Beyond that. We're losing them to flat-out darkness. And we have to work together to save them.

I want to talk to you about something that I think is a serious problem and a serious problem that is going to get worse and worse. I think we're going to lose a lot of -- we're going to lose a lot of friends. And we're going to lose a lot of -- of our children. And we're going to lose them anywhere from high school to, you know, 30. And colleges will play a role. Schools will play a role. But our churches will also play a role. And it is because I think we're talking about things. We're trying to teach them. We're not doing. We have to do things. Our churches have to be involved and doing things. It's not enough just to meet in a building and talk for three hours or one hour or 20 minutes. It's not enough.

We have to be involved. We have to actively be engaged in the things that change the world. Actively be engaged in changing ourselves. Changing our families.

Too many of our kids are growing up and they're looking at us like we're hypocrites. And why? Why is that happening? Because times have changed. A, this is a different group. The millennials are different people. They're not like us. They're not like the generation that went before us, which is the checkbook generation.

This group of -- this generation that is coming up, these millennials, they want to change the world. They're as idealistic as we used to be. Except we played within the system. They didn't grow up with the system. Everything that they grew up with was a disruption to the systems that had been built by generations before.

They're the Napster generation. They're the Apple generation. They're the i Phone generation. They have disrupted from the beginning. So they're not looking for a system that is going to help them do it. They just want to do it. They'll do it themselves.

They'll gather together in their own groups, and they'll go. What do you mean you need -- you need permission to do this? You need permits to do what? You need to get the church council together. No, let's just do it.

Our kids are going to colleges, and our kids are being deprogrammed. They're being -- they're being brainwashed. University of Berkeley California -- and not all colleges are like this. But University of Berkeley California -- they are now saying that they have to ban phrases and ideas. Phrases like, I think the most qualified should get the job, is racist. And so they're banning that. Well, you ban not just words, but thoughts, the next thing you'll be banning is books. And the step after that is a bullet to the head. That's not hypobole.

That's historic fact. Pat and I were talking -- we both taught -- we both taught at school -- I mean, at church. And we both taught Sunday school. And we both taught the teenagers. Now we're seeing these teenagers go to college, and a few of them have been lost at college.

PAT: A college you would think is pretty darn safe too.

GLENN: Yeah. They're going to a college from their church, and at the college from their church, they're turning to atheists. How is that happening? How is that happening? There are real problems, and this is happening in all of our churches with all of our kids.

Now, I think there's two groups -- this, I believe, is the chosen generation. If you don't believe that, that's fine.

This is the chosen generation. I think this generation coming up is the most valiant, and they're going to be the ones that have to -- they'll be the ones that do it. The generation before mine screwed it up. My generation, beginning of my generation, we're the ones that now have to look at it and go, okay, jeez, how are we going to fix this? We're not going to be able to fix this. It will be the one coming up right now that will fix it. They'll fix it. But we still have to make sure that they're not listening to the generation that screwed it all up. They're listening to the ideas and the principles that are eternal that built us in the first place.

And those are very unpopular ideas. And they're going to become more so. And our churches will come under attack. Mark my words. I'm doing a roundtable today with constitutional experts and experts on the Supreme Court. We're going to talk about the Supreme Court rulings that still have to come out and the ramifications of those rulings. How are they going to affect our churches? I'm telling you right now, we will lose 50 percent of our membership in our churches.

And not because of some policy, but because there just won't -- they won't be willing to stand. And not against something, but for something. I'm not against gay marriage. I'm for right of conscience.

You can't tell me -- if I can't tell you who to love, that's fine. You can't tell me what my church must accept. It's a right of conscience. It's something that we all used to understand. You didn't go to war if you were Amish or if you were -- if you were some -- in a religion that preached against war. If you were a Quaker, you could not be drafted. Period.

If you were a Catholic, they didn't have that teaching. You cannot be forced to go against your conscience. And every American should understand that. That's a fundamental bedrock principle of being an American. What you choose to do is your choice.

You can't preach that I'm going to kill a bunch of people. You can't go out and kill a bunch of people. You can't do those things. But we have different ideas, and especially when it comes to religion, my religion is what -- is what motivates me. Some people, their religion, and I mean this sincerely, their religion is global warming.

They worship the planet as if it's God. Okay. I don't have a right to ban that. I don't have a right to tell them that they can't think that way. I can speak out against it, and they can speak out against my God. Okay.

Why don't we instead leave each other alone. Why don't we instead urge people to stand up for what they believe in. Why don't we instead urge people to have a reasonable debate, a real debate, not one with name-calling, but with actual facts.

One where both sides can go, wait a minute. Hang on just a second. I didn't know that fact. That might change my argument a bit.

Isn't that the way we're supposed to behave? Not banning ideas. Not banning phrases.

We're going to lose 50 percent of our congregants. And if we're not careful, we'll lose our children. If you don't go to bed at night -- I have a 9-year-old and a 10-year-old and two 20-somethings, and I will tell you, I go to bed every night, and I pray for them. I pray that they keep their feet on the right track. I know -- there are times that I break out in a cold sweat thinking about what my children are going to have to face in this life. And I don't mean destruction or anything else. I just mean life. It's not like I used to have to deal with.

The things that they have to deal with. The evil that is out there. God help us. And God help our children.

We can't do it alone. We have to stick together. We have to teach our kids the fundamental principles, but by living them.

Let me go to -- let me go to Travis in Wisconsin. Let's take some phone calls. Hello, Travis. You're on the Glenn Beck Program.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn. I'm a big fan. I really didn't care much about all of this politics and everything that's been going on in the world until I was right around the election when Barack Obama first came into office.

GLENN: Right.

CALLER: And began watching your television show and you talked about things like, they're distorting history. They're changing history. And all that stuff. I thought to myself at first, I thought, well, gosh, how can you change history? It's already happened. But when you talked about the reeducation and losing the youth and all of that, it makes perfect sense. I mean, I have a daughter, she's starting college this year. I've been involved in her education for years now, doing her homework with her, involved with what they're teaching her. She brought home assignments on global warming based on articles that were written in 1997. And they're teaching that stuff as though it's fact and it's truth. The other thing is, you know, the worst part of it all is college. She's starting college this year. And I'm going to stay involve with what they're teaching her.

GLENN: Good luck.

CALLER: Because true education and critical thinking is a threat to their ideology.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

CALLER: And that's what they're teaching in college, is the ideology of liberalism, socialism, Marxism, communism. These kids are being taught that they're smarter than everyone else because they have a college, quote, unquote, education. But a real education teaches critical thinking, weighing pros and cons before you make a decision. They're being indoctrinated into an ideology that, I mean, they -- they don't weigh pros and cons when they make decisions. They make their decisions based on the ideology and how it fits with the ideology that they've been instilled with.

Anyway, my girlfriend who's got a son who was raised going to church every Sunday, raised with conservative values. He spent $40,000 on a college education -- $45,000 on a college education. He's come out an atheist. He has -- he's come out a complete socialist liberal. And it's very difficult to talk to him because he doesn't even understand the principles that you're trying to talk to him about in contrast to what they've put in his head.

GLENN: I will tell you, Travis, thank you for your call. Is there anybody within the sound of my voice that if I said, hey, I'm going to destroy your kid. I'm going to undo everything that you have worked so hard to do. I'm going to undo it all. And I'm only going to charge you $45,000.

[laughter]

Would you pay that? We're looking at college at, what will they do for the kid?

PAT: Can I give you 50?

GLENN: You can give me 50. How about 75?

PAT: Okay. All right. That's even better.

GLENN: Okay. We're looking at college and what they'll do for your kids. Let's look at the actual results. What are they doing for your kids? What are the odds of them going in and being debt-free, of them going in and getting a great job because of that -- of that degree, and look at how they've done it. What they do is they bring you in, and they've taught the kids -- we have -- we have -- we've allowed them to learn that they're special. They're absolutely special.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Okay. Now, at their most vulnerable point, when they move out away from mom and dad, and they're the most afraid and in a society that is pretty damn scary -- I don't know if I'll get a job. And I'll be in all this debt. What does the University say to them? You're so special. In fact, you're so special, you're smarter than mom and dad. You know things more than mom and dad. So when mom and dad have said, you have to buckle down. You have to learn these things. You have to learn these principles that we have -- they look at mom and dad, who are now no longer cool, they're looking at mom and dad who are sitting there and they're trapped in their dead-end life -- I don't want to live like mom and dad -- and they've gone to church with mom and dad, but that doesn't really affect mom and dad.

I see mom and dad breaking the principles that they talk about in church all the time. They're not really living it. They're not changing the world. They're not feeding the poor. They're not doing these things. You know what, this will feed the poor. These ideas, yeah, they're radical, but they will feed the poor, because I want to do something about it. And the way I can do it is I'm special. All I have to do is hold a sign up. All I have to do is create this new revolution. All I have to do is stand up for the things that have already destroyed us and gotten us into this debt because I'm special.

How much you willing to pay for that, mom and dad? $45,000 is not enough. I could find a place a little more expensive for you. Because what they're doing to your kids is absolutely fantastic. This is probably worth -- it's probably worth $100,000. $400,000 for four years. I mean, to really get it done right, you'll probably have to spend four years and 400 grand. It got to the point with my child, she wouldn't even talk to me on issues. We've always been able to talk about anything in my family. While she was at college, she wouldn't even talk to me. She would get so upset. She would be like, I can't even talk about it, dad. Can't talk -- where is this coming from? Hang on just a second. I've got the university on the phone. They want me to help them build a library. I can't wait to do that.

PAT: Which actually happened.

GLENN: It actually happened. After they had a rally against me at her university, they actually called to see if I could help them out --

PAT: So you were able to pay the 45, plus be disparaged, and have them hit you up for a big donation.

GLENN: I was lucky enough my daughter got a scholarship, so she paid for her own way. Congratulations. And I didn't have to pay -- I think maybe I paid a year.

PAT: So you just got disparaged, and they hit you up for extra cash on the side.

GLENN: Yes. Yes. And they gave me the opportunity to almost lose my daughter.

PAT: They indoctrinated her as well.

STU: So don't make us wait. How much did you give?

JEFFY: Thank you. How big is the library? How big is it?

GLENN: Oh, I gave them something quite large.

STU: I bet you did.

[laughter]

GLENN: I just -- I just want you to know, and I can't go into specifics here because humans are involved. People are involved. Friends are involved. But Pat and I have direct stories right now with kids who have been lost. And it breaks our heart. We don't even -- these are great, valiant kids. And it's not like -- you know, it's one thing to say, you know, I don't believe in mom and dad's church. I'm going to find another church. No, no, no. They no longer believe in God.

It's never too early to start your Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa shopping. Or even birthday gift shopping. Especially if that special someone in your life is a Democrat. Because at last count, pretty much all the Democrats are now running for president. And that means there has never been a wider selection of official candidate merchandise to choose from. Whether you're into environmentalism, feminism, classism, socialism, or just plain love, there is a smorgasbord of classy items that you and yours will treasure forever... or at least until the next presidential election.

We have browsed each of the candidates' online stores, so you don't have to (it only took us three months). We have curated only the finest items from each of the Democrats running for president of the United States of America. Without further ado, here is your handy progressive gift guide – or maybe your what-not-to-gift guide.

First, the bargain basement options. Hurry! Time is running out to grab your Beto bandana, or your Delaney pack of golf balls, because at this point Stu has as much of a chance as these guys of getting the nomination.

Tom Steyer, for example – is he still in the race?


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There's way too much Tom here. That shirt's got more Toms than a Caucasian dentists' convention.

For the slightly more moderate Democrat in your life, perhaps they'd like to join the "Yang Gang"…

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Andrew Yang is a lock for Math Club president…


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But for actual president? Well, I wouldn't make plans for how you're going to spend your $1,000-per-month Yang allowance just yet.

If you happen to be shopping for your dog, may I suggest this lovely "Dogs for Delaney" dog collar…


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John Delaney's definitely going to secure the canine vote with this kind of outreach. As for any human votes, that's another question entirely.

How 'bout this tastefully understated "Natural Canvas" Michael Bennet tote to remind you he's also still here?...


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Then again, it's a tote. So, it'll end up on the floor of your closet and you won't have it with you until that one random moment when you're out somewhere and you really need a tote bag. Just like Democrats will really wish they had a moderate when we're in the middle of the socialist nightmare of their creation.

Captain Planet himself, Jay Inslee recently dropped out of the race, but don't let that stop you from picking up what may be the greatest single item sold by anyone in this race…


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A children's book called Elvis & the Elves: the Mystery of the Melting Snow. Written and illustrated by Governor Jay Inslee. Talk about a whodunnit – how could that snow possibly be melting? Spoiler alert: it's because of evil, white, patriarchal capitalism. And Donald Trump.

Then there's the candidate who thinks you're a moron that can't pronounce his last name: Steve Bullock...


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Get it? Bull. Lock. Oh, so that's how you say the name that sounds exactly how it's spelled.

There's another candidate who also thinks you need help pronouncing his last name…


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And he is definitely right about that. So, thank you, Pete "Boot Edge Edge." That helps.

Just outside the bargain bin section, but just barely, are candidates like Julian Castro and his "El Presidente" t-shirt…


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When your last name's Castro, do you really want to go with a weird drawing of yourself as if you're a classic Latin American dictator on a postage stamp?

If you prefer a little "dark psychic forces" battling in your candidates, you'll love Marianne Williamson's "Turn Love Into a Political Force" rally sign…


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"Turn Love Into a Political Force" would be an even better title for a Marianne Williamson album of 80s cover songs. And if you think I'm joking, then you haven't heard Bernie Sanders' classic 1987 folk album, We Shall Overcome. That's not a joke. Well, it is a joke, but it's also a very real thing.

Now, just a quick pause to consider the peculiar baby-wear that way too many candidates are selling…

…including Elizabeth Warren's trans-pride flag onesie. Let me get this straight – we can't force any gender on a child, because that's just cruel. But we can force a political advertisement on a baby? How do we know that baby is actually a Biden or Warren fan? The child may not even be a Democrat or a Socialist at all. That baby might self-identify as a Libertarian, or Republican, or even worse – a moderate Democrat.

Now to the premium items from the premium candidates. Elizabeth Warren – the candidate with the most honesty in her advertising…


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-AND-

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Warren's merchandise reflects the woman herself – cold and humorless (watch her "This isn't funny" clip from the last debate here at the 4:27 mark). I'm sure she's really fun once you get to know her. Then again, maybe not.

Speaking of serious women, Kamala Harris wants to be president very badly for you, the people, as you can tell from her "For the People" poster…


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At $29.99 though, she's sure not charging "people's" prices. Of course, she might be having to pay royalties to a certain someone for riffing on their poster. Just saying.

For the race's number one socialist, there's a whole lot of capitalism going on in Bernie Sanders' campaign. He sells so many delightful items that it's hard to choose. But we did anyway. The most random item is this hundred-dollar, black, "Art of a Political Revolution – Artists for Bernie Sanders Coaches Jacket"…


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Coaches across the land will be clamoring for this one. You know, since coaches are such a strong Bernie-socialist demographic.

If that's a little over your budget you might consider a "Feel the Bern" fanny pack, to help store all those government freebies you'll get from Bernie…


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This is the only context in which you'll ever want to hear "feel the burn" and "fanny" in the same sentence.

And finally, from front-runner Joe Biden, we have this fine "Women's Fitted Biden Polo." Which is just about the best polo description ever…


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It promises the kind of snug approach that Biden loves to provide women. Even when they don't ask.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

To restore something like this is really does take a village. It doesn't take much money to make it cozy inside, if like me you are willing to take time and gather things here and there from thrift shops and little antique shops in the middle of nowhere.

But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

Matt Jensen and his assistant Rob did this entire job from sketches I made. Because he built this in his off hours it took just over a year, but so worth the wait. It wasn't easy as it was 18"out of square. He had to build around that as the entire thing we felt would collapse. Matt just reinforced the structure and we love its imperfections.

Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.