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.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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The violent crime rate in the United States has continued to decline every year since 1991 and last year the violent crime rate nationwide was down another 3% from the previous year.

Unfortunately for the people living in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Ilhan Omar (D), this trend toward a safer and more secure America does not apply in Minneapolis. In fact, Minneapolis police report a 53% increase in robberies since the controversial congresswoman took office in January 2019.

Minneapolis has also become the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S. More people in Rep. Omar's district have either joined or attempted to join terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, al-Shabab, and ISIS, than any other place in the nation.

So, how is Rep. Omar addressing these issues? Is it just a coincidence that Minneapolis' representative in Congress is known for sowing division and hatred?

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Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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