Glenn: Our Idea of What Constitutes Character Has Been Obliterated

Right now, America is looking for a short-term fix to its problems — even if that means changing the definition of right and wrong.

"We are a fast-food nation, and so whatever is expedient today is okay. I'm going to give you an example of this like I've never heard before. This is Pastor Darrell Scott," Glenn said.

Pastor Scott spoke with CNN this week, talking about morality and principles.

Morality changes with the times in America, what was once immoral now is viewed as moral, and even with character evaluation, character evaluations are subjective. There's no objective definition of character. And so, you know, as times change, people's opinions change, and once again, what we thought was intolerable has now become tolerable to the extent that it's hard to judge an individual, because you don't have a clear moral compass, I mean, a clear compass as to what morality is these days.

"That was his excuse for voting for Donald Trump. Morality changes," Co-host Pat Gray said.

Unfortunately, Pastor Scott is dead wrong.

"People's view of it does [change], but morality never changes," Pat said.

Glenn offered a perfect example.

"Slavery was wrong back in the 1700s. It's wrong today. Man's understanding of what is right and wrong has changed, but morality has never changed," Glenn said.

Glenn went on to say that our idea of what constitutes character has been obliterated.

"I don't think anybody is saying, 'No, character is based on different things now.' They just don't care about character. Character has not changed. Character is built upon the things of doing the hard things when it hurts you and doing the hard things because they are right when no one is looking. That's what character is. And that's never changed," Glenn said.

In today's world, true character is so rare, you know it when you see it, because it stands out. And many try to belittle it or tear it down. Why?

"The only reason why you say things about people of character is because they make it harder for you to live the way you want to. Because you have this glowing example of somebody who's living that way, and you don't want to believe that they are real. You need to call them a hypocrite, because it's not that you can't live that way. You don't want to live that way," Glenn said.

Progressives caught onto this tactic long ago.

"That's why Progressives work so hard to disparage the Founders, because [they] can't live up to them," Pat said.

Glenn agreed.

"Right, and to disparage people of real character. That's why Donald Trump called Ted Cruz 'Lying Ted'...got to destroy it. And it's easy to buy that because you don't want to believe that anybody really could tell the truth."

Featured Image: Darrell Scott, senior pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights (R) and Republican Candidate Donald Trump speak to the press after meetings with prominent African American clerics at Trump Tower in New York November 30, 2015. (Photo Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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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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