Week of Violence: What Do We Tell Our Kids?

It was a day of reflection and uncertainty for many following a week of violence in the United States. For parents, the events presented a particular challenge: How to explain the hatred and violence to our children.

"So last night, I am watching television with my son, and it's a split screen of New York and Dallas. And we see New York, and we're paying attention to New York and watching what's happening, and expecting something to happen in New York, and all of a sudden the camera starts running down the street and people start to scatter. And you realize something has happened," Glenn said.

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He went on to explain how his son reacted to seeing police officers down and coming to the realization it was happening near his hometown in Dallas.

"I felt him kind of just lean back towards me, and I grabbed him and I hugged him. I didn't know what to say. And I said, 'You're going to be safe. Everything's going to be fine. But, son, this is what we've been talking about. Your life is going to be different than mine. This is why we have to be good, decent people, and rely on God.'"

DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: People gather in a prayer vigil  following the deaths of five police officers last night during a Black Live Matter march on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured  in a coordinated ambush at a anti-police brutality demonstration in Dallas. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: People gather in a prayer vigil on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas, following the deaths of five police officers during a Black Live Matter march. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

That was Glenn's experience with his son. When his executive assistant Michelle said the next day, "My world is upside down," Glenn gained a different perspective.

"She had the same experience with her boys. And she said, 'What do I say to them?' and I realized, 'Oh, my gosh. I've only thought of it from my point of view.' Michelle is black. I didn't even consider that her sons are watching these marchers saying, 'black lives matter,' and that has to be conflicting there," Glenn said.

A discussion ensued between Glenn, Michelle and head of content Ellen Wheeler, all of whom are parents facing the same dilemma.

"If you don't root yourself in something that is eternal, if you don't grab onto something that, you know, doesn't have its foundation in sand, you don't make it. You don't make it. Because this is just the beginning of this," Glenn said.

The platitudes delivered to those born in the 50s and 60s no longer work because the future will be a vastly different experience.

"I can't give you the same guarantees that our parents gave us --- go to college, you know, get a job, do these things, and life will turn out okay," Ellen said.

DALLAS, TX - JULY 08:  Dallas Police Chief David Brown pauses at a prayer vigil following the deaths of five police officers last night during a Black Live Matter march on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured  in a coordinated ambush at a anti-police brutality demonstration in Dallas. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: Dallas Police Chief David Brown pauses at a prayer vigil on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Michelle agreed.

"You can't hide it. You can't hide it from them. You can't pretend that the world is so great, and you have to be honest," she said.

"I'm convinced of that. You have to tell them the truth because we're not solving this. They are. They were born for this time, for this purpose," Glenn added.

Principles will be the key to surviving the coming storm.

"The only thing you have is an iron rod of principles to hold onto. Grab hold of the iron rod. Because we are all going to need it, and we're all going to need each other," Glenn said.

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Featured Image: People gather in a prayer vigil following the deaths of five police officers last night during a Black Live Matter march on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in a coordinated ambush at a anti-police brutality demonstration in Dallas. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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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