The Most Powerful Man in America Today

You know who I think the most powerful man in America is today? The most powerful man in America 100 years ago was a dead man. He still is. It's just a different dead man. One hundred years ago, the most powerful man in America was George Washington.

His eyes gazed out over this nation. His influence reached beyond the grave. We used to have to memorize in school his Farewell Address. We don't even know his Farewell Address. Most people don't even know he gave a Farewell Address. I shouldn't even say that. I bet you there's 20 percent that don't even know who George Washington is.

In his Farewell Address, he talked about this. He talked about foreign entanglements and how it would be the death of America. He talked about spending too much and how it would be the death of America. He talked about losing our faith and how it would be the death of America.

He brought up about five different things that said, "This is the secret. This is what made us who we are. These are the things you must avoid." But what's really telling is he warned us against the parties. He warned us that these two parties would start to fight and these two parties would start to make it about parties over principles, parties over country. And they would start to divide the people into two separate camps. This is in George Washington's Farewell Address. And then the parties would get so vitriolic that they would start punishing the other parties.

We heard this with Barack Obama, when he gave his speech time and time again on the road. We're going to punish our enemies. We're going to punish our enemies. How many times did we say that was wrong? How many times did he we say, "What president does that? Punish his enemies, the Republicans?" Treated us like subcitizens for the last eight years. You no longer have a voice at the table.

This was a great change. Because our president used to come in and say, "The parties don't matter anymore. I'm the president of all of America." But Barack Obama didn't do this. Why?

In Washington's Farewell Address, he said the parties would start to victimize the other. One would gain power and victimize the other party. In the end, he said, somebody who was unscrupulous, somebody who was just in it for their own honor and for themselves would then use that party and use that platform and that stage for his own benefit. And he would exact revenge, and that's how he would get into office.

That was George Washington's last warning to us. Does any of it sound familiar?

So who is the most powerful man in America today? He's a dead man.

Saul Alinsky. Rules for Radicals. Quoting: With a tip of the hat to the world's first radical, who may have lost, but at least in the end gained his own kingdom: Lucifer. End quote.

What does Saul Alinsky teach? He teaches the ends justify the means. He teaches that if you have to lie to win, it doesn't matter. He teaches you to isolate your enemies. He teaches you to ridicule your enemies. He teaches you to destroy your enemies. Whatever it takes. Even if it isn't true, if it means you win in the end, it doesn't matter if you lie.

He teaches you to hate. He teaches you to destroy. It's why the book, Rules for Radicals, is dedicated to Lucifer. Because he's the author and father of all lies.

How many people in business do business this way? Just the way business is done. They'll lie, they'll cheat, they'll steal, and they'll feel good about it because they're fine in the end.

How many people in Washington will lie, cheat, and steal? How many of us will do the same? And how many of us will do that because the ends justify the means?

Everybody else is getting theirs; I want mine. It doesn't really belong to them because they took it anyway.

If you're willing just to destroy, to destroy because I want my way. Every single true hero, everybody we learned, everybody in our history, why do you think that they have -- why do you think they have gotten rid of our heroes? Why do you think the progressive movement has done everything they can to take George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, everybody? They're doing it to Martin Luther King. "He was just a communist."

They've destroyed every hero we have. Why? Because they need you to believe that that's the way everyone is.

And, you know what, I'm at a point I don't know anymore. I don't know who my American friends are. I don't know who you are.

I know who my friends are. I know who the vast majority of my audience is. But I don't recognize the people who are shopping next to me anymore. I don't recognize the people who are not engaged in thinking, or more importantly, are using the principles of Rules for Radicals and know better.

How can we come back to a place to where we can be one?

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

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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.

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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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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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