Why Glenn invited himself to the Freedomworks 9/12 Grassroots Summit

Adam Brandon, president of Freedomworks, joined Glenn on radio Friday, to tell listeners how they can begin to network with other like-minded activists to help fix our country. Freedomworks will hold a 9/12 Grassroots Summit in Orlando, Florida on Saturday 9/12, where Glenn will be speaking along with GOP presidential candidates, members of Congress and other political influencers.

During the interview, Glenn pointed out he felt so strongly about this event, he actually invited himself to be a part of it.

"If my memory serves me right, I asked you if I could come. And I want the audience to know that," Glenn said.

While admitting he often says, "I'm done with politics" on air, Glenn said it's critical we actually stay engaged.

"It's really easy for us to say, 'I'm not going to be engaged.' But we are actually winning," Glenn said.

Listen to the full interview or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Adam Brandon is with us. He's from FreedomWorks. I wanted to give him a couple of minutes here to talk a little about the 9/12 Summit that we're doing tomorrow, or that he's doing tomorrow and I'm a part of. They graciously asked me to attend. And the people that are coming. So, Adam, what's the key to tomorrow?

ADAM: Well, thanks for having me on, Glenn. I'm excited to see you. You've had one busy week. Events in Washington, events down in Florida. Jeez, where are you going next, my man?

GLENN: I know. On Sunday, I'm doing three other events as well. So it's been good though. I get to see a lot of people.

ADAM: Yeah, it is. And that's the thing. There's a lot of people that want to see you. Because we're dealing with a lot of very important issues. And I do have to applaud you for going to Washington and taking a stand on hyping the awareness of the problem with this around you. I know it's not on the FreedomWorks issue set, but pat on the back to you and to everyone else that did that that day.

GLENN: I will tell you that the people that were there are the Tea Party people. And I don't know if the politicians -- even some of the good ones, you know, I don't judge them. They're just so far out of -- they're so far away from where the people are, that they just don't -- I don't think they even really get it. So, Adam, what is coming? And what are we going to learn tomorrow?

ADAM: Well, that's the perfect segway. Earlier in the year, we knew that tomorrow was going to be 9/12. We knew we had to do something to commemorate that march that we did years and years ago that some estimates as high as 2 million people marched on the National Mall. And that was kind of the coming-out party for both FreedomWorks and the Tea Party movement. And we wanted to do something to kind of show progress. Because it's very easy to look around at all these problems and say, "Hey, we're doing all this work. We've been in the streets. We've been in elections. We've been on the phone. What's the progress?"

So we wanted to have a day where we get everyone together to kind of fire people back up and show, "Look, there is progress." So we're going to come together, kind of celebrate that march and kind of show -- you mentioned the politicians. We are going to have a bunch of them on that stage tomorrow. Members of this House Freedom Caucus. This is the caucus that has given Boehner all the problems. There was a headline last week showing that John Boehner knows he doesn't have the votes to survive a vote of confidence. He could be removed. John Boehner might not make it out of this Congress.

GLENN: Go ahead.

ADAM: It's people like Congressman Mark Meadows, talk about courage. Ron DeSantis. Thomas Massie of Kentucky. This is the hit list for the establishment. But none of these guys -- none of these guys wouldn't have been in office if it wasn't for your listeners and if it wasn't for this movement that we all created.

GLENN: And I will tell you this, that I am meeting -- and I want to talk to you off-air tomorrow a bit about some guys that I've met in the last few weeks that are so far under the radar. They are not guys -- and what really gives me hope, they don't want the publicity. In fact, they told me some things that they were doing. They were like, "Don't talk about this. Please don't talk about this." And I said, "But that's really inspiring." And they're like, "Don't talk about it. I don't want the publicity. I don't want anything. They'll never see it coming." And there are some things on people that the Tea Party has put in, they are not stopping. They're not sleeping. There's some really good people and some dramatic things on the horizon. Would you agree with that?

ADAM: I 100 percent agree with it. And I fall prey every day to talking about presidential politics. When there are about 30 members of Congress -- and we all know Mike Lee. We all know Ted Cruz. We all know Rand Paul. But these 30 members of the House Freedom Caucus. And I hope everyone who is listening who has never heard about the House Freedom Caucus, Googles it, learns about it, and supports those folks because this is that thin red line in the House of Representatives.

GLENN: It is.

ADAM: And we need to grow that thin red line. And folks tell me, "Hey, Adam, let us -- you know, we want to do our work quietly." But I'm sorry, I'm going to the top of the roofs and scream their praises for the work that they're doing because I know it's lonely, it's awful, and it's horrible. And they're doing it. They're going to Washington and they're doing it. It's not enough yet. It's not critical mass yet. But that's why we want to get together tomorrow in Florida to celebrate our movement and to show those guys some love and respect and give them courage to keep going.

GLENN: Yeah, I will tell you this, I -- I'm not going to shout their name from the rooftops, the few that I want to talk to you about them. Because I don't even know if you know what's going on in some of these things. I'm sure you do. But I am so encouraged by what I see behind the scenes. And out of these 30 guys, let's say in Congress. They're the ones -- I don't think the average American understands how close we are to eviscerating the G.O.P.

ADAM: Yes.

GLENN: I don't think they have any idea. They see the G.O.P. -- well, the G.O.P. is winning. The G.O.P. is winning. The G.O.P. is winning. And they don't look afraid. But I'm telling you, they're about to be done. They're about to literally be finished as a party if they don't get their own leadership out of the way and change their ways. And I don't think the average American feels that yet.

ADAM: No. And I think it's -- there's always -- I always love that saying "the Stone Age didn't end because they ran out of stones." And I think the G.O.P.'s age, the old establishment's age, they have all the trappings of the power that they used to have. But all those television ads they used to run and the committee chairs they used to control and the lobbyist state dinners, none of that has the effect that it once did because you've got these congressmen who are going to Washington -- Tim Hill's camp, who will be speaking from Kansas, votes against bloated agriculture subsidies. In Kansas. And he's got two establishment challengers already. And we either step up as a movement to protect him, to support him, to keep him elected, or the old guys will take -- you know, get one of their own back in there. So it will be a fight from coast-to-coast. Not just the presidential race. Not just Senate races. And there will be a bunch of doozy Senate races. But we have to make sure we protect these 30 members of the House Freedom Caucus and grow their ranks.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you, I don't think you guys asked me to be a part of this. If my memory serves me right, I asked you if I could come. And I want the audience to know that. If you're listening and you're anywhere in the Orlando area, I asked to come to this because while I say on the air I'm done with politics, I'm done with politics, I want you to know, this is critical that we actually stay engaged. It's really easy for us to say, "I'm not going to be engaged." But we are actually winning. You know, that seven stages of a movement, we're at that seventh stage where you think you've lost and you're about to fall apart.

ADAM: Right. Right.

GLENN: The next stage is, "Surprise, you've won." But we have to do the things that we need to do for this next election. We can't just get frustrated with big government progressives in the G.O.P. leading in the polls. We need to understand, we're still a long way away. And there's a lot of hearts and minds to be changed. And there's a lot of mistakes to be made by all of these candidates yet.

ADAM: We're going to be talking about -- Steve Moore, who joined Freedom Works recently, is going to be talking about a very pro-economic growth agenda. And one thing that is scary to me, throughout our history, basically since the Pilgrims, we've grown at about three and a half percent per year, on average. And now we're growing at about one and a half percent, 2 percent. And that's not good enough. This is why America's middle class has not seen a raise in 25 years. We need to grow as a country.

And the only reason we're not growing is the regulations, is the bureaucrats, is Washington, is Obamacare. You could go down the list. And that hurts people. The people that have been hurt the most in this in the last few years are single mothers, they're black Americans, young Americans. The very people who got Barack Obama elected have been the ones who have been hurt the most in this nongrowth era. And so let's take that positive pro-growth vision and message to all corners and all parts of our society.

GLENN: You know nobody looks at it this way, but I've been in so many churches over the last six months, and I'm speaking at three churches -- or, two services and another church. So two different churches just this Sunday in Tampa. And what amazes me is nobody looks at it this way, but the churches aren't really hurting for money. The churches are able to build these great buildings. They're able to change neighborhoods. I mean, it was just in Houston, and I was talking to all of the politicians and all of the firefighters and all of the people in Houston, and that one church, where they had that service in Houston last week, that one church has fundamentally changed the way services are required and passed out through the local government because the church just took it. And why are the churches growing in money and ability? Because they're the least regulated. You can't regulate.

ADAM: Right.

GLENN: So when a church says, "I want to fix something in our community," they just do it. The reason why we're having these problems is because everything else in our society is overregulated and overtaxed. And so you don't have the ability to do anything.

ADAM: No.

GLENN: If we would just start to get our own country, our own private industry and our own private households closer into line to where the churches are, where they're not asking for permission, they're just doing it, we could fix the problems.

ADAM: Just do it. Here about this economy right now. We have some of the lowest levels of entrepreneur start-ups in our history. When you look at the trends. When you look at the labor force -- it is, since the 1970s, the lowest level of labor force participation. This affects people's lives. We're talking about opportunities and dreams that are not happening because the bureaucracy is growing. And these guys in the House Freedom Caucus get it and they're fighting it every day.

And I think that's one of the reasons we did that march back in -- five, six years ago on 9/12, was because people just wanted to unleash American prosperity. They just wanted to, let's go back to our core principles that made us great. And I see the hope. And as you travel, you see the hope. But we have to do it together, in the sense, you got to get together with your church, your neighbors. And that's why it's important to do these events like we do every once in a while, just so you can also feel that fellowship, walk in there with a few thousand people who think and act the way that you do and believe in this country and get fired up and go be an evangelical in your own community about how great America is.

GLENN: Thank you very much, we'll see you tomorrow.

ADAM: All right. Can't wait.

GLENN: If you'd like to attend. Go to 912summit.com. 912summit.com. The Orlando area at the arena here -- I think it's in Orlando. Where is it? Yeah, in Orlando. So come on out and join us. And you can find out all the information at 912summit.com. That's tomorrow. Then I'm also going to be speaking at Crossing Church. That is Sunday. And I'm going to be speaking at the 8:30 service and the 10:30 service at Crossing Church in Tampa. You can find out the information on that. And then at 4:00 p.m. -- I think it's at 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. And I don't even have the location, but it will be up at GlennBeck.com. And I'm speaking at an LDS steak center at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. And you're welcome to attend either one of those. But that's this Sunday. If you're anywhere near the Florida area, I would love to see you. And find out all the details on all those activities this -- for this weekend at GlennBeck.com.

Rolling Stone magazine on Sunday published an article that argued in no uncertain terms that the suspect who grotesquely took the lives of ten people in Buffalo, New York, last weekend was a "mainstream Republican."

Like so many in the corporate media, the article's author Talia Lavin — who in 2018 resigned from the New Yorker after falsely accusing a combat-wounded veteran and ICE agent of having a Nazi tattoo — has painted the Buffalo killer as a right-wing, white supremacist, Tucker Carlson-worshipping conservative who is "gripped by a racist delusion."

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck revealed what the killer actually wrote in his alleged "manifesto," which proves he was far from a freedom-loving constitutionalist, and explained why blatantly ignoring his words will only make the problem worse.

"The corporate media has, from the very get-go, tried to associate [the killer] with the Republicans, to say that he's a conservative, to say that he got all of his training from Tucker Carlson," Glenn began. "But you know it's weird, in the 180-page document authored by the shooter, he doesn't mention Tucker Carlson — not even once. Not at all. There is one mention of Fox News, and it's an infographic showing the top Fox News host, such as Maria Bartiromo and Greg Gutfeld, as being Jewish. He also says Rupert Murdoch is a Christian Zionist who may have Jewish ancestry though it's never been publicly admitted," he continued.

"Oh, another thing. Ben Shapiro is mentioned multiple times, including as an example as the 'rat of the Jewish people.' So gosh, that doesn't sound conservative to me, doesn't sound Republican, doesn't sound like he's learned anything from anybody that is on the right. Moreover, he has described himself as an ethno-nationalist and eco-fascist national socialist. He loathes libertarianism and conservatism in particular."

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A Colorado mother of three, Erin Lee, said her 12-year-old daughter was recruited by teachers to attend an "art club" after school, only to find it was a GSA or Gay Straight Awareness/Alliance Club. Not only was the family misled about the purpose of the club, but a guest speaker — who told the middle school students that "if they're not fully comfortable in their bodies, that means they're transgender" — also encouraged the kids to keep secrets from their parents.

Lee told Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday that her "shy, vulnerable, barely 12-year-old daughter" had just moved to Wellington Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado, when she was invited by her art and home room teachers to attend an "art club" after school.

"She texted us [and] we gave her permission for art club," Lee said of her daughter. "When she got there, it was actually GSA, or Gender and Sexuality Awareness or Alliance Club. The teacher had invited in a completely unqualified outside presenter who did unthinkable things with the children. I'll give you the CliffsNotes version. She told them, 'what you hear in here, keep in here.' She used flags to use defining words, telling them if they're not fully comfortable in their bodies, that means they're transgender. Then she would hand out the flags and stickers and bracelets and other swag. She told them that 'queer' is a label for when they're still figuring out their sexuality.

"She did the 'Genderbread person,' which explicitly asked kids who they're sexually attracted to, so 11, 12, 13-year-olds with peers and adults in the room, talking about their sexuality. She handed out her personal contact information and invited them to connect on teen chat platforms, like WhatsApp and Discord, where she knows that parents are not monitoring the conversation. She told them that families may not be safe, and it's okay to lie about where they are. And in fact, the art teacher, as my daughter was leaving the room that day, pulled her aside and said, 'remember, you don't have to tell your mom.'"

The outside presenter, Kimberly Chambers, is the director of SPLASH Youth of Northern Colorado, an organization that targets children as young as 5 years old, as indicated on its own website. Chambers is a paid employee of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment with access to children’s information, according to a Parents Defending Education incident report.

Lee went on to say that, after learning from her daughter what happened, she and her husband contacted the school principal, who confirmed that the meeting was, in fact, held in secret and they are always held in secret because as a public school they have to offer children a "safe space." Lee then turned to the school board, but said she was ignored "for months." Finally, she was able to meet with board member Kristen Draper, who turned out to be a close friend and "strong ally" to Chambers. Draper also volunteers for an arm of SPLASH called SKITTLES.

"FOIA emails showed that [the school] immediately colluded when I objected to what happened," Lee told Glenn. "They immediately colluded with the school board to keep me quiet. They referenced parents who find out as 'barriers' that the school board has removed. They talked about sending social services into my home because I didn't like what they did with my child," she continued.

"My daughter had never expressed gender dysphoria before. She never expressed that she'd had any trouble at home. They never spoke to me. I never spoke to any of the people that did these things before they decided to talk about calling CPS ... In the state of Colorado, if my child had said to the CPS that I wasn't affirming her transgender identity, I firmly believe they would have removed her from the home. And the people knew this when they suggested that CPS come to our home to remove our child," Lee warned. "Colorado is off the rails in particular, but this is happening everywhere."

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The House approved a new aid package for Ukraine of nearly $40 billion, which will increase the total U.S. funding for Ukraine's war efforts to a whopping $58 BILLION since March, if the package passes in the Senate. Meanwhile, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before Congress that the Biden administration is considering diverting resources away from an already-struggling VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) to deal with the border crisis.

"I am not making this up -- this will [make] your head explode," Glenn Beck said in the radio program Thursday. "They are going to divert costs; the Biden administration is taking money from the VA. Now already, our veterans get seconds, and we are [considering] diverting VA funding, and doctors, and nurses, away from our vets and to the migrants at the border, so we can take money that we don't have, $58 billion, and send it to Ukraine. What the hell is wrong with us?"

"Now, some Republican lawmakers are attempting to fight this," he added. "But, most people haven't even heard of this. This is how the atrocities at the border go unchecked. Biden sweeps it all under a rug. The mainstream media covers it up. And, meanwhile, people suffer and die. And in this case, it's not only the people on the border, but it is also our veterans in VA hospitals."

Glenn went on to detail the unreported deadly consequences of Biden’s border policies which have led to enough fentanyl to kill millions of Americans pouring across the border and terrorists having found easy paths into our country.

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Corruption, greed, and death. This is what the Left’s border policy is REALLY about, not the humanitarian effort they claim it is.

On tonight's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposes the groups benefitting from the border chaos under the Biden administration. A leftist money supply flows to NGOs on the border that are now taking the roles that the government should be filling with immigration and helping immigrants to flood into the U.S. Glenn asks: Why is the U.N. funding the flow of migrants to our border and subverting Congress? Why are former Biden staffers working for “non-profits” that are now getting exclusive, HIGHLY irregular multimillion-dollar border contracts? Worse than that, the consequences of Biden’s border policy have now turned deadly. National Guard members at the border are dying, fentanyl from China pours across the border, and terrorists have found an easy path to enter our country.

Finally, Glenn asks Texas Rep. Chip Roy if it’s time to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas for his negligence that is costing American lives.

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