'Socialism is immoral' - Here's what happens to companies when government becomes God

On radio Monday, Glenn disclosed what he thinks is at the root of the surge in popularity of Bernie Sanders, and it has to do with morals.

According to Bernie Sanders, capitalism the way we're doing it is immoral, period.

"I agree with him," Glenn said, before pointing out the socialist solution presents problems of its own.

"The solution is more compliance officers, more rules, more regulations, more fines," Glenn said.

Under a socialist system, Glenn explained, companies are beholden to the government to set up the rules and dictate what is moral and what is immoral.

"The government has made your morals for you. The government has become your god," Glenn said.

Listen to the segment or read the full transcript below.

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

STU: I was listening to a radio show, I think it was last week. And they went to commercial break twice. Five of the commercials in the two commercial breaks were companies offering to get you in compliance with Obamacare. Their business was, they go to companies, they say, "We promise you won't break the law if you come to us and pay us to help you avoid breaking the law with Obamacare because it's so complicated." And I wonder if that's part of what you were talking about last segment, in that, are companies less moral and don't care about the customer, or are they so focused on trying to deal with every new regulation and every new thing that's changing and passing all the time -

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Both. I think both. I think both.

STU: - that they can't focus.

GLENN: I think what happens is, they get so focus on trying to meet the regulations, that that becomes their focus.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Instead of saying, we have our own set of ideals, we have our own set of morals here that are higher than that, that becomes such an important part of their business, that that is their standard. Can you pass the government - the government has made your morals for you. The government has become your god. What do the Ten Commandments say? Compliance officer, what do they say? That's your god. That's truly what is happening.

STU: And it's - at times, hard to blame companies who are threatened with the force of jail time to comply with these things or massive fines, how - how can they focus on what the ideal of their company actually is?

GLENN: Right.

STU: You're just trying to deal with some new restriction or some new payroll requirement or some new way to deal with interns or a new tax proposal. Whatever it is. There's always something changing. And you can't focus on actually doing your job.

GLENN: That's why socialism - listen to me, capitalism, the way we're doing it is immoral, period. That's Bernie Sanders. I agree with him. Capitalism, the way we're doing it is immoral. Look at the solution. The solution is more compliance officers. More rules. More regulations. More fines.

I can't - I can barely hold on to the insurance that I have for all the people in my company, and I want them to have the best insurance that I can afford. Not that they can afford. That I can afford. Okay?

I want them to have that. But the government, through its - all of it's rules and regulations and everything else is making that damn near impossible. Socialism is immoral. So what's the solution? Find the morality in capitalism. Find the morality in the individual. Because the individual, he has the power to create anything if he is a moral, decent person. If you're running a moral, decent company, you will rock the world. It's not more compliance or more rules and regulations. Now, let me show you a really dark part of the world and what's happening in a good way, next.

Featured Image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign fundraising reception at the Avalon Hollywood nightclub on October 14, 2015 in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. The fundraiser takes place on the day following the first Democratic presidential debate of the race, where Sanders faced off with frontrunner, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and three other candidates. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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