Brad Thor Explains Facebook Firestorm for Not Backing Trump

New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor is used to ruffling feathers --- and he's done it again with an open letter posted on his Facebook page. Thor joined The Glenn Beck Program on Tuesday to explain his very vocal opposition to a Trump presidency and where his loyalties lie.

"I wrote a piece on my Facebook page saying that, throughout history, at pivotal moments, charismatic people have appeared," Thor said. "Some of them have been good and led their nations forward. And some have been bad and taken their nations backwards. And I said that our greatest responsibility as Americans is not to ourselves, not to political parties, but to the future generations of America."

While he's very much opposed to Trump, Thor does not see a bright sunny next term either way --- whether it's Hillary or Donald.

"My job in this election as a steward of this Republic, as a voter, is to say, what is the safest harbor for liberty in the storms that we are going to experience over the next four years, whether it's president Hillary or President Trump. It will be dark. It will be stormy. And liberty needs to be safe. And that was the basis for my essay on Facebook," Thor said.

Thor is facing significant pushback over what he wrote, but Glenn couldn't help notice how civil the complaints have been compared to his own Facebook page when posting about Trump.

"Holy cow, are people polite to you. But they are saying the same thing time and time again, and that is, well, you've got to pick one, Brad. Because one of them is going to win," Glenn said.

"Well, that's what - that's what they say. One of them is going to win. I take a longer view of this, in my view, is that history will judge all of us and what we do... Trump has all the historic hallmarks of becoming a dictator. That's not a safe harbor for liberty. And I hate Hillary Clinton's guts, but the safest place for liberty may be a Hillary Clinton presidency," Thor said.

"And I closed my essay talking about Alexander Hamilton, who hated his choices in the election of 1800. And Hamilton said, 'Better we have somebody in the Oval Office who we all can oppose and who we are not responsible for.'"

All things considered, does that mean Thor will be voting for Hillary come November?

"I am not -- no. It would be -- first of all, I was on Fox with a Democrat strategist, Jessica Tarlov. And she said, 'I'll drive you to the polls.' I said, 'Yeah, I know you Democrats do that.' I said, 'I'm going to need a driver if I vote for Hillary. I'll be so drunk as I roll in,'" Thor said.

He won't be voting for her, but --- drunk or not --- he still stands firm in the "devil you know is better than the devil you don't."

"Listen, Hillary is a Progressive," Thor said. "We know what Hillary will do. We know that Hillary will attempt to enlarge the state and enlarge its power. She is Obama in a pantsuit. I get it. She's about herself. She is conniving. I know what Hillary is. I know what we'll get with her."

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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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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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