'I am going to turn over a new leaf' - Glenn's plan to deal with issues facing our nation

This week has been another eye opening week on how much trouble mankind is in.

The Pope fails to even really speak with authority to Congress on Planned Parenthood or the Christians that are being slaughtered.

The President uses this time to quietly release Osama Bin Ladin's bodyguard and henchmen from Gitmo.

The UN voted to end poverty and hunger by 2030 with a massive redistribution of wealth scheme. Global warming schemes are next, as is the Palestinian statehood based on the 1967 Israel death border lines. Iran is picking a greater fight with Saudi Arabia and we are on opposite sides with Russia and that is only getting worse.

Our soldiers are told to stand down when they hear the cries of rape from 12-year-old boys.

Greece is being overrun by Muslims, Germany is in a state of siege and a highly regarded general from the UK says they may be on the verge of a coup in England.

More and more people are upset that people want to end funding to Planned Parenthood.

Clinton emails continue to get worse and no one cares, especially those in authority.

The people of faith don't vote any more. There is no statistical difference in behavior between the religious and irreligious. And only 6 out of ten have an issue with abortion.

"Lord please help us!" many of us have cried.

No more.

Jeremiah was told by God - give up on them. Don't even pray for the Israelites. It is too late.

That is not what I am feeling. In fact, much the opposite. But there was great power in Jeremiah. It is in us too.

I am going to turn over a new leaf. I would like you to join me if you believe it is a worthwhile path.

I am no longer going to ask man for permission to do what is right, nor will I wait for someone else to show me a path. If I see something I will no longer say something, but instead do something.

I will not be quiet, nor will I play by the same rules that got us here. I may be kicked out of a job or even churches. That is okay.

I don't think God hangs out in many businesses and I think Christ would be kicked out of most of our churches.

I have a hard time identifying myself as an American anymore because I don't think it stands for much of anything anymore. At least anything that revolves around principles.

For instance, stop the rape of the 12-year-old boys by those we call allies, or stop the slaughter and profiteering off of dead children, or even being willing to call much of Islam what it is: an evil death cult.

In our churches we fail to do the same. I am also having a hard time embracing the word Christian.

Two weeks ago I stood on the mall with maybe 5,000 people to take a stand for Israel and against this Iranian deal. There should have been 30,000 pastors, priests and rabbis.

Where were God's people?

Asleep. The Shepard has either made a deal with themselves, is afraid of the wolf or has become one himself.

If ISIS came on shore, would they attack our preachers and churches?

No. They instead attack where the real power lies: Wall Street or our recruiting offices.

They don't need to kill our churches. Most of them are already dead inside and any life that is left is being snuffed out with the attacks on each other.

The leadership needs to wake up. By that I mean you and me.

We must lead. Now. You do not need permission nor a doctorate of theology. You need to know His words and listen to His voice.

I am no longer going to beg for the things that He has already promised us.

Health, happiness, protection, truth, wisdom and divine guidance.

How tired He must be of hearing me beg when He has already given me His Word.

Let's start behaving like the Children of Inheritance that we are.

Start moving with His authority and acting and serving in His name, with His love and kindness.

Let's start praising Him for the miracles that are coming, the blessings that we will receive and His Liberty which will never be lost if we just accept it.

It is all up to us. He has given us all the tools and information we need long ago.

Who's life will you save this week?

Who is on the edge of despair that you will pull back?

What has your silence endorsed at work, church or in your personal life?

Who or what have you been afraid to address because you feel too out of your league, or outnumbered?

You are not alone. Neither am I!

We are sons and daughters of The Most High and with that comes power and privilege.

Call down those privileges and power.

We have all we need to serve Him in exactly every way He needs and planned.

STOP WAITING. Stop thinking you can't do it.

You can.

You and I will lead the way in our own life.

It will begin here and now and begin with us. Use every moment to declare truth in deed.

No more missed opportunities.

Praise Him. It has already been won.

Our begging stops now as the adversary's begging begins with the same words:

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a God of promises made and promises kept and Jesus is the Christ.

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Posted by Glenn Beck on Saturday, September 26, 2015

Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

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Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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