Sheriff Clarke: Taking Shoes Off at Airports Is Stupid and Hypocritical

Filling in for Glenn on Friday on The Glenn Beck Program, Sheriff David Clarke shared some observations on the current drama with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), how we got to this point and the hypocrisies of "Big Brother."

"How did we get to this TSA thing? And as you recall, this is the result of a 9/11 commission that was formed by Congress to come up with recommendations to prevent another 9/11-type event," Clarke said. "So they created this new bureaucracy called the Department of Homeland Security. It is now, I believe, the biggest agency in Washington, D.C. ...Bureaucracies are like trains. They move on tracks. And they only move forward or backward."

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This time backward means the formation of the TSA. On the heels of 9/11, there was no way President Bush could have vetoed the TSA politically, but even he was against it --- and now the chickens are coming home to roost.

"So initially, remember, you couldn't take water [on airplanes]. You couldn't take nail files...all this nonsense. Eighty-year-old woman who likes to knit can't take knitting needles on the airplane. But that wasn't enough," Clarke said.

This is where the hypocrisy comes roaring onto the scene.

"Take your shoes off. After the guy who tried...a shoe bomb. Then we had the underwear bomber, but they don't make us take our underwear off," Clarke said. "Well, a guy tried to board a plane with a bomb in his underwear, why don't you make us take our underwear off? 'Well, that would be a little too far.' Yeah, so is taking shoes off. So now you have to strip at the airport, to board an airliner."

Things have gone far enough for Sheriff Clarke.

"Folks, this is intrusive, and it's humiliating," Clarke said. "Take your shoes off. We're going to look at you naked. We're going to pat you down, kids down, senior citizens down --- and they never stop."

Not only is it humiliating, it's ineffective and some countries are abandoning the practice.

"Israel has never done that. Ben Gurion Airport," Clarke said. "I asked, how come you guys don't make people take your shoes off? He goes, 'Well, it's because it's just not effective.' And he was a little sheepish. He didn't want to say, because it's stupid. But that's what I say: It's stupid."

Listen to this segment beginning at mark 1:26:40 from The Glenn Beck Program:

Featured Image: People wait in a security line operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport on May 24, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The government of the Northern Territory of Australia is now running "mandatory supervised" COVID-19 quarantine facilities, and there are a lot of conflicting reports going around about what's really happening in these "camps." Are they internment camps, summer vacation spots, or something in between?

On "The Glenn Beck Program" Monday, Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere discussed the case of 26-year-old Australian resident Hayley Hodgson, who detailed her experience at the Center of National Resilience in Howard Springs during a recent interview with UnHerd. They compared Hodgson's description of the Howard Springs facility to images of bikini-clad Australians in quarantine who appear to be on holiday at the same facility.

So, what's really going on with Australia's COVID quarantine facilities? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Stu break down what we know so far:

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Glenn Beck: Here's how YOU can fix the Great Reset's housing crisis

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How's the housing market looking these days? Because under Build Back Better (aka the Great Reset), investors are grabbing up homes at a record pace.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn discussed a recent Redfin News report, which shows that almost one in five homes sold in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2021 was purchased by an investment firm, and many are paying tens of thousands of dollars over the asking price.

"Think of that, one in every five homes that are sold are going to a big investment firm," Glenn said. "Investors bought more than 90,000 homes, totaling more than $63 billion, representing 18% of all homes sold in the quarter. The numbers broke all records."

"The same factors have pushed more Americans to rent, which also creates opportunities for investors, because investors typically turn the homes they purchase into rentals," he continued. "And now they can charge higher rents. Rent for single-family homes surged by more than 10% in the 12 months, through September. The fastest annual rent inflation in 16 years."

"And nearly 77% purchased were bought in an all-cash transaction," Glenn added. "That's not your average person. These investment firms, like BlackRock, are going in and buying entire neighborhoods. They are the people that come in, and say, 'I'll give you $70,000 over the asking price.' ... Now, why would investment firms think they will just be able to make money paying $70,000 over the asking price? What is it that they know, that you don't know? Could they know, as the Great Reset states, that by 2030, you will own nothing and you'll like it?"

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn offer his thoughts on how you can solve the Great Reset's housing crisis:


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On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the radical plan to flip the United States from capitalism to socialism and into a lawless nation. It's an old strategy that mirrors a communist Cold War playbook. The goal now, as it was then, is this: How do they get a revolution without all that civil war stuff? It’s a five-step plan, and we're deep into several of the main steps RIGHT NOW.

Our justice system has been infiltrated by woke leftists, and something called "the progressive prosecutor movement" is methodically transforming Main Street USA into Main Street Gotham City. We can see it all over the country in places like San Francisco, with the Waukesha massacre as a terrifying glimpse into more of what's coming. And the media? They're currently running interference in one of the largest misinformation operations in history.

It’s happening at the city, state, AND federal levels. And President Trump might be one of the biggest victims of them all, a fact that even Trump critic Joe Rogan has realized on the Russia collusion hoax: “No one is being held accountable!” That ends now, as Glenn calls on Americans to push back on the lies that keep us divided in a cold civil war.

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A "one-world government" is being formed right now and it’s called the Great Reset, Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. And now, rebuild plans for the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral hint at the formation of a global church, too.

In this clip, Glenn detailed plans for the iconic, 850-year-old church’s "woke" renovations that sound more like a 'politically correct Disneyland' complete with a "discovery trail," "emotional spaces," and 14 themed chapels.

"Notre Dame is now being built back better as a 'woke theme park' dedicated to environmentalism and social justice," Glenn explained.

"There will be several different chapels within, [for example] a chapel for social justice, and then chapel for environmental justice," he continued. "Which leads me to this point. The 'one-world government' is being formed, right now. One-world government. It is being formed and it's called The Great Reset."

Glenn went on to predict that one of the first steps in the direction of a one-world government will be a push for a global religion.

"I think we're seeing the first church now being dedicated to the new global religion — and it is social justice, environmental justice, and all this gobbledygook. We all know, it's not just wrong, it is dangerous. That's the first church, the cathedral of Notre Dame, in France, is the first global church. Mark my words. Christian, Jews, Muslims ... this global church will bring darkness unlike you've ever seen."

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