This One Thing Could Convince Author Brad Thor to Abandon #NeverTrump

Ted Cruz's defeat on Tuesday may have pulled the plug for some in the #NeverTrump movement, but not for Brad Thor. The New York Times best-selling author joined The Glenn Beck Program on Wednesday to provide some clarification on the meaning of the word "never."

"I was reading a story in the Huffington Post today, where they said the #NeverTrump people have to decide what #NeverTrump means. So we thought you would be the guy to answer that," Glenn said.

This question was clearly right up Thor's ally.

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"Far be it from me as an author to lay out the meaning of words, but perhaps the hashtag should be #NeverEverTrump," Thor said. "I mean, it can't be more clear than that. Never --- you know, this is coming from the left. I thought ‘no' meant ‘no' to the left. Does ‘never' not mean 'never'"?

Glenn pointed out many people are arguing a vote against Trump is a vote for Hillary.

"Right --- and no to Hitler was yes to Stalin. So I got that, I got that," Thor replied. "I think you can be anti-Hillary and anti-Trump. You can be pro-liberty, pro-Constitution."

With that said, the thriller-writer admitted there actually was one way Trump could earn his vote --- but don't hold your breath --- it was a big ask.

"There's only one way that I will move out of the #NeverTrump camp," Thor said. "That only one way is that if there's the greatest check put on Donald Trump's power possible --- and that would be to put Ted Cruz into Scalia's seat at the Supreme Court."

Co-host Stu Burguiere didn't see that happening.

"He's going to put in someone that he can make --- he can have them rule and make the Supreme Court great again. And whatever that means is, it means agreeing with Donald Trump," Stu said.

As anti-Trump as Thor is, he made an impassioned plea to all those listening to pray for Trump, his family and those protecting them.

"I want to right now ask everyone who is listening to pray for the men and women of the Secret Service who are charged with protecting Donald Trump and his family. I think we will see unprecedented assassination attempts on Donald Trump," Thor said.

"I think the left will so vilify and demonize him with the media --- I'm betting that they are going to be attempts on his life. I pray to God that it doesn't happen, but the way this country is right now, I don't know how it doesn't happen."

Glenn has been observing the Secret Service for most of the Obama administration's term, so this fear wasn't surprising.

"I hope not. But quite honestly, I don't trust the Secret Service," Glenn said. "They're so sloppy. There's got to be Secret Service agents that are like, ‘Guys, we are a mess right now. We've got to fix this before something happens.'"

If there is any good news in this insane election cycle, it's that there has been a separation of who's really in it for the right reasons.

"We've now seen who really stands with liberty, who is a constitutionalist and who is in this just for their own," Thor said. "I'm sure that like me, you could have held onto a lot more customers, a lot more listeners. I could have held onto a lot more readers if I'd just played it right down the middle or thrown my arms around Trump."

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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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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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