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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How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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