'If people vote their values, we will win this race handily' - Matt Bevin for Kentucky Governor

It's election day 2015 and one of the races worth paying attention to is in Kentucky, where Republican candidate Matt Bevin is attempting to win the Democrat-occupied governor seat.

Bevin joined Glenn's radio program Tuesday to talk about why Kentucky residents should vote values over party.

"Kentuckians have core Christian values. Solid values. Good work ethic. Respect for the law. Respect for the Constitution," Bevin said. "What now passes for the Democrat Party nationally, when you have Hillary Clinton duking it out with Bernie Sanders to see who can lean the farthest to the left, this is what has become of that party. It does not represent who we are in Kentucky."

Listen to the full exchange or read the transcript below.

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

GLENN: Let's go to Matt Bevin who is in Kentucky and running for governor. Are we going to be calling you Mr. Governor tomorrow, sir?

MATT: That is up to the individuals that are voting. Actually, the polls have been open now for a couple of hours. And it is going to be some time this evening that we will determine who the next governor is. But I'll tell you what, I have faith that the adults among us will come out to vote. And if you are in Kentucky, if you are listening, for two reasons, number one, we need a conservative. We need a noncareer politicians.

PAT: Yeah.

MATT: And, finally, we don't want to be dead to Glenn Beck. So please get out and do your --

GLENN: Honestly, I don't think it's in that order. But, you know, whatever.

(laughter)

So tell us, have you been -- have you -- do you go -- did you go to bed last night saying, "Honey, I did absolutely everything I can?"

MATT: Absolutely. I mean we toured the state. We went to half a dozen spots around the state with the entire ticket. I took the whole ticket. We started in Louisville. Went to Lexington. To Northern Kentucky. To Ashland. Down to Bowling Green. To Paducah. Down to Owensboro.

GLENN: What did you learn in all that time?

MATT: What we learned is that there's passion and enthusiasm in our base. And it is going to be a function of whose base turns out. This is a close race. We've only elected two Republicans in the last 75 years for governor. It rarely happens, but we have an opportunity. I do believe that we will win. Because, frankly, conservative values outside values, business principles, these things matter. And I do believe the people of Kentucky will do the right thing today.

GLENN: It's tied, 44-44, according to polls.

MATT: It's right down to the wire. And if people would just go to, say, mattbevin.com -- now, in all seriousness, at this point, people either know or don't know what they're going to know going into the vote. But I encourage people, vote your values and not your party. If you are listening this morning and you have not voted, vote your values. If you respect human life, we've had the endorsement of the National Right to Life, the Kentucky Right to Life. We have the endorsement of the NRA and of Gun Owners of America. We have the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. And any number of individuals who value the things we value. Vote your values, not your party. And we will win this going away.

GLENN: I will tell you that I'm -- you know, I understand -- like in my grandparents' day, they had FDR. And they thought they got him through the big one and everything else. So they had that. And the Democrats hadn't really exposed themselves for being who they are now. I mean, they are full-fledged socialists. And I lived in Kentucky, Matt. I mean, those aren't socialists. I mean, obviously there are some. I lived on St. James Court. So I'm sure there are some socialists there. But the average person in Kentucky, they might be Democrat, but they're not socialists.

MATT: No. Kentuckians have core Christian values. Solid values. Good work ethic. Respect for the law. Respect for the Constitution. Only two-thirds of us care about these things. What now passes for the Democrat Party nationally, when you have Hillary Clinton duking it out with Bernie Sanders to see who can lean the farthest to the left, this is what has become of that party. It does not represent who we are in Kentucky, which is why I challenge people, think beyond your party. Look at the values you hold dear, the appreciation for the family values, traditional values, core values, individual responsibility, these things matter to Kentuckians. And if people vote their values, we will win this race handily.

PAT: So, Matt, what differentiates you from Jack Conway?

MATT: I tell you what, I would encourage, if people have not seen our last gracious, my gracious, he has no solutions to anything. He's a man who grew up in a very privileged environment. So he's not good at relating to people. I grew up as a guy well below the poverty level. We're very different there.

He went to all the best private schools. I had to pay 100 percent of my way through school in order to go to college. I'm a military veteran. He's not. I'm pro-life. He has Planned Parenthood phone banking for him even this morning and has been this week and has given him thousands of dollars.

You know, he's a guy who told our county clerks, they need to do their job, quit, or go to jail, when he himself didn't do his job. So on the value of First Amendment, freedom of religion, he and I are two very different people.

He's a guy who has always been a career politician. He's never created a single job in his entire life. I'm a guy who has created hundreds of jobs, so different there. I'm a guy who believes we need school choice. I think it's good for Kentucky. And that Common Core is not the solution for our students. He believes Common Core is good and that we should not have any competition.

PAT: Wow.

MATT: For education dollars.

STU: He sounds like the devil.

GLENN: He does. So your campaign slogan sounds like a vote for Conway is a vote for the plague. Is that --

MATT: I tell you, I think bubonic, perhaps.

GLENN: Really?

MATT: He or the Obama plague, perhaps.

GLENN: The Obama plague.

MATT: He truly is a rubber stamp. For those looking forward to the future of no Obama in the White House, we will have four more years of that rubber stamp here in Kentucky. And we do not need a rubber stamp for Barack Obama in the Kentucky governor's seat for the next four years. We can't afford it.

STU: Quick question, Governor.

GLENN: Might be a little premature.

MATT: A little premature, but I like how you're thinking.

STU: You talk about Planned Parenthood phone banking for your opponent. You're talking about Kentucky, a state where 67 percent of Kentuckians oppose abortion and want it to be illegal. I mean, 67 percent.

PAT: Is it really?

STU: This is not a borderline issue in this state.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: I'm telling you, it is old school Democrat.

PAT: How is he getting past that, Matt?

GLENN: It's old-school Democrat.

PAT: Is he just saying that the governor doesn't decide that anyway? Is that how he's getting around that issue?

MATT: He refuses to answer that question when asked. He was asked point-blank, would he defund Planned Parenthood? He refuses to answer. I've made very clear that I would defund that, no question about it. There's no reason why our taxpayer dollars -- we spend a $500 million a year subsidizing an organization that turns around and spends millions of dollars electing liberals who are like Jack Conway. We don't need more liberals being paid with our tax dollars to jam ideology down our throats that we don't agree with. I think it's time to dismiss all of these people from their influence in wagging the dog of American politics.

GLENN: So you've run twice now? You've gotten our hopes up twice. There will be no third time, Matt.

(laughter)

JEFFY: Amen.

PAT: So are you saying Kentucky and Matt are dead to us?

GLENN: He's dead to us, if he loses.

MATT: You know, and I'm grateful to you because you do it the same every day. I have put my heart and soul into this. I've put every ounce of my time, talent, and treasure that I have on the line for this state and, frankly, for this nation. I believe in the exceptionalism of America. I served this nation. I served with guys who gave I went back. And it kills me that not even a third of us are going to even bother to vote today in Kentucky. That we're so apathetic that we don't take this seriously. I love America. And I have given what I can, some modern day equivalent of my life, fortune, and sacred honor to ensure that we have a better future. And I just challenge the listeners in Kentucky, get to the polls. For all of you not in Kentucky, when your time is at the ballot box, do your civic duty. Honor the legacy of those who have given everything for us to have this opportunity.

GLENN: And if I may say, if you're in Indiana or Ohio, just go vote anyway in Kentucky.

PAT: Maybe you've died in the past five years. Go ahead and vote.

GLENN: Maybe you have a dead relative who hasn't been taken off the books, I mean, there's no problem with that.

MATT: Sadly, it has been known to happen.

GLENN: I know.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: Matt, we wish you the best of luck.

PAT: Good luck. Please win.

GLENN: We hope to hear from you tomorrow giving us good news. And if we don't hear from you tomorrow, we'll know that you're dead to us.

PAT: And so is your state.

MATT: I'm still going to love you guys. I'm grateful to you. I really am. Thank you so much.

GLENN: We love you too. We really respect you, Matt.

PAT: All right. Thanks. Good luck. Yeah, Mattbevin.com. Check it out.

GLENN: Thanks a lot, Matt.

Political commentator Bill O'Reilly joined the Glenn Beck radio program on Friday made an important prediction about President Joe Biden's chance of reelection in 2024.

O'Reilly told Glenn that former President Donald Trump was brought down because of COVID. "if COVID had not appeared, O'Reilly stated, "he [Trump] would have won reelection."

O'Reilly went on to predict that like Trump, President Joe Biden would lose reelection because of COVID. People saw a president who could not put out an intelligent fact-based message about COVID and people will remember that," he explained.

O'Reilly later added that "Trump and Biden are one-termers because of COVID."

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Critical race theory: Marxism is a religion

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Marx didn't actually tell his followers that the system needed to be destroyed. And it's not what Marx actually believed. Very few Marxists actually understand what Marx laid out.

Marxism isn't a list of demands and instructions. It's Marx's attempt to tell the future. Some of it he got right, most he got wrong. For example, he predicted the rise of automation.

Believe it or not, Marx was not an anti-capitalist. If anything, he revered it.

In a letter to Engels, he complained that too many people misunderstood his message, that his plan is to merge with capitalism. To make it new. He wanted to reify his brand of socialism, reify is a Marxist term, actually. It basically means to make an abstract idea concrete.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary. And he knew communism would never happen without the aid of capitalism.

Marx didn't hate capitalism. He actually thought it was necessary.

From there, he takes these ideas to some weird conclusions. Horrible conclusions. The main one being revolution.

What does the first phase of the Marxist revolution look like? How will we know if it has started? How can we tell if it's already begun? Marx's idea of the "dictatorship of the proletariat," where the working class would rise up in revolution and earn their freedom.

But what did Marx mean by freedom? Like so much of Marxism, it involves giving up your individuality, in service to the collective: "Only in community with others does each individual have the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible."

That's from his book The German Ideology, which he co-wrote with Friedrich Engels, the guy who paid all of his bills: "Free competition, which is based on the idea of individual freedom, simply amounts to the relation of capital to itself as another capital."

His idea here is that capital ruins any idea of freedom or individuality. And competition is what he uses as proof. In other words, Marx's definition of freedom has nothing to do with actual freedom, freedom as we know it.

He wrote, in Capital: "It is not individuals who are set free by free competition; it is, rather, capital which is set free."

He's saying that Capital manipulates our individual freedom and forces us to exploit ourselves. For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

For someone who didn't believe in God, he sure had some fanciful ideas about the forces that control the universe.

Marxists have always argued that capitalism is a religion. That our debt to capital is no different than our debt to God. Critical Theorist Walter Benjamin wrote an entire book called Capitalism as Religion, and wrote that capitalism is "the first case of a cult that creates guilt, not atonement."

There were many strains of socialism before Marx. There were entire movements, named after socialist and anarchist philosophers. But Marx was the one who figured it out, with the help of a rotating cast of people paying for his sloth, of course.

Marx's influence on socialism was so profound that socialism was practically re-named in honor of Marx. Marx has been deified.

He created a utopian society. Very hypothetical. It requires a working class that is devoted to daily readings of The Communist Manifesto.

This assumes that people who work all day — at a real job, where they can't just sit on the couch all day as Marx did — even have the energy to read dense theory when they get home.

Marx made a religion.

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The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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