Brad Thor: Strike a Dagger Through the Heart of Political Correctness

New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor joined Glenn on Monday for an insightful one-on-one to discuss his new thriller Foreign Agent. The two talked about a host of issues, including the state of the current presidential race, Russian hackers, the Orlando terrorist attack, what could cause mass resignations at the FBI, and the cost of political correctness run amuck.

First things first, Glenn wanted his audience to clearly understand the risk involved in watching the TV program.

"Tonight, a man who's very controversial. I want to warn you that some of the things you might hear today, may actually be true. If you're not willing to listen to the truth, this will not be a safe zone for you. He's unpredictable because sometimes he starts telling the truth and before you know it, he's said all of the truth," Glenn jokingly warned.

The two launched into a recap of Thor's so-called "controversial comments" made on the radio program, resulting in Sirius XM pulling Glenn's program for one week.

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"The effects of you speaking out the way that you have...I have been gravely concerned because you don't really have the right to say anything in America anymore," Glenn said.

Thor agreed, sharing a bit of family history.

"No, it sure seems to have eroded," Thor said. "I am where I am because my family came here, believed in the American dream, worked hard, but also believed we have a tremendous responsibility as citizens. In fact, we don't even use the word "citizens" in my house. We are "stewards" of this republic. And it's incumbent upon us to hand a freer, more successful, more prosperous, safer nation to the next generation than was handed to us."

Thor considers his responsibilities as an American on par with his job as a writer.

"I love capitalism, I love making money, I like entertaining people with my thrillers, but my responsibilities don't end when I type 'The End' in a book. I mean, that's my job, but if I don't help to secure prosperity for the next generation -- for your children, for my children, for people's children I don't even know -- then I haven't done my job as an American," Thor said.

Standing on principles may turn people off in some circles, but for Thor, it's worth it.

"I don't think you can take all of the good things without being willing to roll up your sleeves and do some heavy lifting and to take some of the hits," Thor said.

Moreover, both Thor and Glenn believe this election cycle warrants drawing a line in the sand and standing for liberty and the Constitution.

"I had a nun in my school growing up, Sister Mary McMahon, and she had said two things: 'Kindness can only be expected from the strong' but the other thing she used to say was, 'If not you, then who?' I heard it for years, 'If not you, then who?' I can't expect somebody else to do the hard work to preserve liberty and to preserve freedom, it's the job of all of us," Thor said.

"Liberty is hard won and easily lost and when liberty is lost, it doesn't come back -- that's it, it's gone," Thor said.

There is a silver lining Thor hopes to see from the 2016 presidential election.

"If nothing comes from this crazy primary and general election cycle, I really hope that we successfully drive a stake through the heart of political correctness. Because when you can't use language to explain ideas, it's all lost. That's the fog they want to create to move the country in a direction that is the antithesis of liberty."

Watch the full program with Glenn and Brad Thor on TheBlaze TV.

Brad Thor's latest novel, Foreign Agent, is available in bookstores everywhere.

Featured Image: Author Brad Thor on The Glenn Beck TV Program, June 27, 2016.

There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"And who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger? That doesn't make sense. Why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [they] will have [their] evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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