QUIZ: Are You a Progressive?

Let's see if those chalkboard lessons paid off.

Class was in session Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program, and it was test day. Glenn gave a pop quiz straight from the pages of his new book, Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control, now the number one selling book in the country, according to Nielsen BookScan.

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"I've got a quiz that I want you to take," Glenn said.

"Oh, we have to take a test?" Jeffy lamented.

"Yeah, you have to take a test," Glenn affirmed. "The quiz is: Are You a Progressive? Now, this is from page 184 of Liars. Most people think they are not a progressive. I wonder."

Glenn challenged listeners and his co-hosts to take the 21-question quiz. He also gave test results for Pat, Stu and Jeffy. Is there a progressive at The Glenn Beck Program? Find out below after taking the quiz.

ANSWERS

A = Strongly Agree

B = Somewhat Agree

C = Neither Agree nor Disagree

D = Somewhat Disagree

E = Strongly Disagree

TAKE THE QUIZ

1. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Economic inequality is a major problem in modern industrial societies"?

2. One proper role of government is to ensure that nobody gets left behind due to circumstances beyond their control.

3. Each of us bears responsibility for the safety, welfare, and happiness of our fellow man.

4. When choosing between two possible laws, we should always choose the law that provides the greatest benefit to the largest number of people.

5. Because individual people sometimes act selfishly, it is OK for government to pass laws that limit choices to ensure that people don't get taken advantage of.

6. It's acceptable for the government to provide public funding to private charitable organizations that provide useful services to the poor.

7. The wealthiest people in society have the greatest responsibility to provide for the services and basic needs of the poor.

8. Because some people make unhealthy choices about what they put into their bodies, it's acceptable to pass laws that makes certain things illegal or at least harder to acquire.

9. Big companies who gain a monopoly over a given market pose a major threat to society and should be broken up or regulated to protect consumers.

10. If we really want to, we could eliminate poverty through greater education, a safe environment, and fair workplaces.

11. It's an unfortunate reality that many people are inherently greedy, selfish, and violent, and they cause most of the problems in society.

12. In any question of individual rights versus group rights, the rights of the group are greater because the individual is just one person while the group is many people.

13. The idea of race is an old-fashioned social construct, and there really is no difference between the various racial and ethnic groups.

14. The world would be a much better place if we treated males and females as completely equal in every way.

15. Because all cultures have something to offer, we should give every culture and social group an equal voice in making laws, policies, and setting standards.

16. The closer we get to a world where everyone has equal wealth and status, the more perfect the world will be.

17. A true democracy where the majority vote rules is the only fair way for a government to operate.

18. Individuals should have the right of free speech, unless their speech can be shown to hurt or offend other people.

19. If people aren't willing to contribute to charity when they can afford to, it's acceptable to pass laws to force them to give money to certain charities.

20. Money (or the love of money) is the root of all evil in the world.

21. People are better off when progress is driven by science and social discourse, rather than by religion or faith.

ANSWER KEY

Scoring Per Question

A = 5 points

B = 4 points

C = 3 points

D = 2 points

E = 1 point

Using the scoring card above, how did Pat, Stu and Jeffy fare? Pat got 27 points, Stu got 25 points and Jeffy got . . . 46 points. What does that mean? It means an intervention may be required for Jeffy based on the answer key:

Results

0-20 = Ron Paul (Libertarian)

21-35 = Ted Cruz (Conservative)

36-60 = Jeb Bush (Moderate)

61-80 = Donald Trump (Moderate Progressive)

81-100 = Hillary/Obama (Liberal Progressive)

100+ = Bernie Sanders (Socialist Progressive)

"100 plus, you're Karl Marx himself," Glenn joked.

Glenn had a great suggestion for people who have the book.

"How can we get Democrats to take this? You know what, anybody who has the book, take these pages and Xerox them. Cut out the names, cut out my name obviously, and give it to your Democratic friends and have them take this," Glenn said.

"I think a lot of people would be like, 'Oh, of course we have responsibility for everyone's happiness.'" Stu said.

"A lot of people would do that," Pat agreed.

"You can find it starting on page 184 in the new book Liars, which is available everywhere. Just got the BookScan numbers . . . number one selling book in the country.

"Nice!" Stu said.

"We'll see what the New York Times says," Glenn replied.

"Number 65 book in the country," Stu joked.

Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control, now the number one selling book in the country, is available at bookstores everywhere.

Listen to this segment, beginning at mark 1:01, from The Glenn Beck Program:

The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

Watch the full episode below:


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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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