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.

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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