Trump Endorses Greed to ‘Make America Great Again’

The Context

Donald Trump said he “loves the poorly educated” during his most recent victory speech, but it was what came next that has Glenn worried.

“You know, I get greedy. I want money, money. Now, I'm going to -- I'll tell you what we're going to do, right?  We get greedy, right? Now we're going to get greedy for the United States. We're going to grab and grab and grab,” Trump said.

What Makes American Great

The American dream has been distorted over the years, but Donald Trump is completely rewriting the script. What has made this nation great is our generosity, kindness and faith that things will get better.

Trump’s vision for the future is all about winning --- and with winners there are losers.

“I'm sorry. I don't want to be a greedy nation that grabs and grabs and grabs,” Glenn said Thursday on The Glenn Beck Program. “He cannot make America great again . . . because no man makes America great. What makes America great is we, the people. No, I'm sorry. I go back to de Tocqueville. What makes America great is that America is good. And that is not good."

Karl Marx Was Right

No, Marx wasn’t correct in his theology, but in his prediction about what kind of country would eventually get communism right.

“The ultimate communist nation will be a capitalist nation. Because in the end, there will be a horrible capitalist that will step up, and the greed and the ugliness of capitalism will be exposed,” Glenn said explaining Marx's premise.

The Wealth of Nations

America and capitalism have long relied on Adam Smith’s book The Wealth of Nations, but many know little about his earlier work Moral Sentiments. But the two work hand in hand.

“In his Wealth of Nations book, he referred back to Moral Sentiments and said, "You can't have wealth of nations, unless you have moral sentiments,” Glenn said.

Common Sense Bottom Line

Alexis de Tocqueville's classic tome Democracy in America states simply and empirically the essence of America's greatness:

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

If Americans follow the path Trump has laid out --- full of greed and grabbing whatever we can --- we will lose our morality and along with it all the rights and privileges associated with being the greatest nation the world has ever seen.

 

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

GLENN: Capitalism is over. I'm going to play a quote for you. I'm going to play a quote for you. Capitalism is over.

This is Donald Trump from his -- you know, winning speech in Nevada. Listen to this. And tell me we are not going to be the most hated people on the earth. Listen to this.

DONALD: We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old.

PAT: By the way, no. He did not win young, did he?

STU: No, he did not.

PAT: Did he win the youth? Because I thought that went to Cruz.

STU: In South Carolina, it went to Cruz. In Nevada, it went to Rubio.

PAT: He did not win.

STU: And, by the way, who the hell says we won with young. We won with young?

PAT: I know. He's so --

GLENN: But he'll make the point on why he can say that.

PAT: Here it is.

DONALD: We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.

GLENN: Stop.

PAT: Those are the only people who support him. The poorly educated. The dummies. The dopes.

GLENN: That's not true. But here is --

PAT: I think it is.

GLENN: Here is the thing that took my breath away.

PAT: This is great.

GLENN: Is this who you want to be?

DONALD: You know, I get greedy. I want money, money. Now, I'm going to -- I'll tell you what we're going to do, right? We get greedy, right?

Now we're going to get greedy for the United States. We're going to grab and grab and grab.

(applauding)

(chuckling)

PAT: Wow.

STU: At odds with what he's done his entire career which is be greedy for himself and abuse the United States in the process.

GLENN: No, no, no -- yes. You're exactly right. But you missed the correction that he made mid-course. He said, "I get greedy. And you know I -- you know what we're going to do." He said, "You know what I -- you know what we're going to do."

STU: That's a good pickup.

GLENN: He made his change.

PAT: Yeah. Yep.

GLENN: But he is greedy. And I'm sorry. I don't want to be a greedy nation that grabs and grabs and grabs. That is the exact opposite.

He cannot make America great again. And I was saying before. Because no man makes America great. What makes America great is we, the people. No, I'm sorry. I go back to de Tocqueville. What makes America great is that America is good. And that is not good. We're greedy.

Since when has greed and grab and grab and grab been good? That's not good

PAT: Well, that's what we've been accused of, right? Every third world nation. Every European --

GLENN: We give and we give. And we give.

PAT: We exploited. We raped. We took. We grabbed the resources and we profited from it. And that's not what we did.

GLENN: I'm telling you, this is why -- Karl Marx was right. Karl Marx was right.

STU: On what?

GLENN: On the fact that the ultimate communist nation will be a capitalist nation. Because in the end, there will be a horrible capitalist that will step up, and the greed and the ugliness of capitalism will be exposed.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: And that's what's happening. We have forgotten that the invisible hand of the market must be contained with moral sentiments. You must be a good and moral nation.

PAT: Oh, please. Who said that?

STU: Yeah, come on. Moral sentiments. What guy said that?

GLENN: It was only Adam Smith.

STU: But he said it in retrospect. After he wrote the other stuff, right?

GLENN: No, he said that before he wrote the other stuff.

STU: Oh. So that was the thing he focused on first before he laid out what was essentially the basis of capitalism?

GLENN: Yes. He said -- in fact, he wrote a whole book just on moral sentiment. Then in his Wealth of Nations book, he referred back to Moral Sentiments and said, "You can't have wealth of nations, unless you have moral sentiments." But don't worry about that.

PAT: But then he said, and the country who does this needs to grab and grab and grab.

GLENN: And grab and grab and grab. Yes, he did --

PAT: Rape and pillage and destroy.

STU: This would be hilarious if it was happening to another country.

PAT: It would. It would be great, wouldn't it?

STU: Oh, look what's happening to France right now. Those French.

PAT: We wouldn't even laugh about that. We would be very, very concerned for them.

GLENN: We would be very concerned for them. This is not Russia. This is not the collapse of Russia. The collapse of Russia, when that happened, that was a different story. That was, it was going to collapse. And what are they turning into? This is, they're going to collapse and good God Almighty, look at what they're turning into.

It's -- it's not good. It's just not good. But whatever. Whatever.

PAT: Whatever.

GLENN: It's all good to me.

PAT: We'll see you in New Zealand.

GLENN: No, we're not going to New Zealand. That's the problem. We're not going to go to New Zealand. You going to go to New Zealand? You know who is going to own New Zealand. You better speak Chinese.

Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the South Point Hotel & Casino on February 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump is campaigning in Nevada for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of the state's February 23 Republican caucuses. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"And so, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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