Thomas Paine and George Washington Disagreed — And They Were Both Patriots

With no intention of talking about the Sean Hannity situation and making it a back-and-forth between the two, Glenn felt compelled to say a few more things on radio Thursday morning.

"There is a lesson to be learned here, and I want to show you that this is exactly the time that I have been, hopefully, preparing people for, including me," Glenn said.

He reminded listeners of a time when some would say in anger, "Come this way," and many people would follow.

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"We need to be an audience, we need to be a group of people that stand in our own places and say, 'No, no, don't go that way,'" Glenn said.

Martin Luther King said that love will always win, that light will always conquer the dark.

"The only way to bring healing is not with more anger, rage or hate, but it is listening to one another, trying to understand where someone is coming from and saying, 'I come unarmed. You can do what you want, I'm not swinging back,'" Glenn said.

With that, he played what Sean Hannity said yesterday afternoon:

SEAN: When you add the Glenn Becks of the world that just -- you know, I've heard Nazi references on his program. I have heard him refer to me, "How does Sean Hannity sleep at night?" Frankly, I sleep well because I kept my promise. I serve my audience, and I'm keeping my promise now.

"Okay, I want you to know that so have we. We have kept our promise. Do you have the thing from 2014, I think it was? In 2014, I got on the air, and I said, 'Look, here's the thing. I'm not going to vote for the lesser of two evils anymore,'" Glenn said.

From Election Day, November 4, 2014:

"If you remember right, a year and a half, two years ago, we all looked at each other, and we made each other raise the hand and swear to one another that not only we wouldn't vote for the lesser of two evils, but we would help each other because we're going to get weak," Glenn said.

"Stop us," Stu remembered.

"We did," Jeffy added.

Pat then played audio from the 2013 archives:

GLENN: I really will not vote for another person. Never before in my life have I said this. I just voted at a stupid local election. I mean, jeez, for the love of pete, I voted. I will not vote for another Republican like Chris Christie or Mitt Romney. I will not vote. I will skip it. I will not cast my vote for that.

STU: I'm pulling the calendar out right now.

GLENN: Put it. Put it.

STU: And I'm going to put a 2016 date on the reminder.

GLENN: And you know what, I want you to chastise me. I want you to play this -- let me talk to future Glenn.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Glenn, if you -- let me look right into the camera: Glenn, don't do it. Don't do it. They have fooled you again. They have played all those games again. And if you're thinking right now, well, but the other person -- doesn't matter! Stop selling your values out! Stop it right now! You play that.

"Three years ago. Three years ago," Pat said.

"So this is three years ago. If anybody thinks that my stance has anything to do with Hillary Clinton, anything to do with Donald Trump, anything to do with being angry about Ted Cruz, it's none of that. It's none of that," Glenn said.

"We made a promise to ourselves and our audience," Pat said.

"I said that I am going to stand on principle. That doesn't make me self-righteous. That just makes me exactly like you, Sean. You said you're keeping a promise to yourself and your audience, so am I. It's just a different promise," Glenn said.

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Featured Image: Screenshot from The Glenn Beck Program, November 4, 2014.

As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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