Glenn Delivers Brutally Honest Reply to Grumbling Trump Supporter

In this contentious election cycle, each day we grind closer to the November election, attacks from both parties grow ever more vicious. Having taken a firm stance against both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Glenn has faced harsh criticism from all sides.

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Many of Glenn's followers use Facebook to voice their feelings on Glenn's position. While some comments are clearly written by trolls, many people strive for civil discourse.

Here's what one Trump supporter named NancyAnn said in a recent comment on Glenn's Facebook page:

Glenn - I think you need to get back to the earth. You have lost a reasonable amount of coherency -. I was very rah rah Glenn Beck. . But listening to you lately ..leaves much to be desired. You are safe, remember, many of us are not. Get behind Trump !

Numerous comments that followed either defended Glenn's stance or else were in agreement with NancyAnn. When Glenn saw what was going on, he entered the conversation with a detailed reply of his own:

Nancy, I appreciate your respectful way of asking. I also appreciate people's responses (although, I thought you were thoughtful compared to most). People are really tired of the name-calling and bashing.

I support your decision and would drive you to the polls to vote for Trump. We all must follow the dictate of our own conscience.

I obviously believe things that you do not. I believe them as strongly as I believed in the caliphate, and I feel much the same way I did when defining George Soros.

In fact, you used almost the same language that the Soros people told me: "This ship is sailing and there is no turning back. Get on the boat."

Sorry, I can't. But I support your decision and I hope you can support mine.

Believe me, I know that about 80 percent of my own audience disagrees with me.

That should tell you how strongly I feel. It would be one thing to believe what I do and go along --- the easiest road to take. Or I could believe what I do and remain silent --- also very easy. The third option would be to believe what I do and make a case once --- a little harder.

Why would I choose the hardest and most business-deadly path? To go against 80 percent of my audience?

1. I am crazy and drunk, which many in the Trump crowd have claimed.

2. I am a fraud. But if I was, why would I do this when I am not changing any minds and there is no upside for me?

3. Some claim I will make more money bashing Clinton. Actually, not true. I could make far more by being the guy against Trump if he becomes president.

4. I am being consistent with what I said about my personal vote over two years ago. Listen to the audio from Friday's show.

5. I deeply believe after doing extensive research that his unpredictability, his history of progressive liberal policies, his disturbing comments and record of destruction of all who oppose him in the slightest, his admiration for dictators and thugs and the quality of those he surrounds himself with is the most dangerous risk this country has ever taken.

I could be wrong. There is much more I believe that I haven't shared because it is pure speculation on my part. But I believe what I do.

We live in dangerous times.

Some are saying, "the lesser of two evils."

There is another phrase: "Sometimes the DEVIL you know is better than the DEVIL you don't know."

Will the blunt nature of Glenn's response offend some? Perhaps, but at least an open conversation has begun.

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It's an emotional time. Hopefully this type of discourse will lead to deeper understanding among Americans, regardless of who they decide to vote for.

This was one of the first homesteads in the area in the 1880's and was just begging to be brought back to its original glory — with a touch of modern. When we first purchased the property, it was full of old stuff without any running water, central heat or AC, so needless to say, we had a huge project ahead of us. It took some vision and a whole lot of trust, but the mess we started with seven years ago is now a place we hope the original owners would be proud of.

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But finding the right craftsman is a different story.

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Here are a few pictures of the process and the transformation from where we started to where we are now:

​How it was

It doesn't look like much yet, but just you wait and see!

By request a photo tour of the restored cabin. I start doing the interior design in earnest tomorrow after the show, but all of the construction guys are now done. So I mopped the floors, washed the sheets, some friends helped by washing the windows. And now the unofficial / official tour.

The Property

The views are absolutely stunning and completely peaceful.

The Hong Kong protesters flocking to the streets in opposition to the Chinese government have a new symbol to display their defiance: the Stars and Stripes. Upset over the looming threat to their freedom, the American flag symbolizes everything they cherish and are fighting to preserve.

But it seems our president isn't returning the love.

Trump recently doubled down on the United States' indifference to the conflict, after initially commenting that whatever happens is between Hong Kong and China alone. But he's wrong — what happens is crucial in spreading the liberal values that America wants to accompany us on the world stage. After all, "America First" doesn't mean merely focusing on our own domestic problems. It means supporting liberal democracy everywhere.

The protests have been raging on the streets since April, when the government of Hong Kong proposed an extradition bill that would have allowed them to send accused criminals to be tried in mainland China. Of course, when dealing with a communist regime, that's a terrifying prospect — and one that threatens the judicial independence of the city. Thankfully, the protesters succeeded in getting Hong Kong's leaders to suspend the bill from consideration. But everyone knew that the bill was a blatant attempt by the Chinese government to encroach on Hong Kong's autonomy. And now Hong Kong's people are demanding full-on democratic reforms to halt any similar moves in the future.

After a generation under the "one country, two systems" policy, the people of Hong Kong are accustomed to much greater political and economic freedom relative to the rest of China. For the protesters, it's about more than a single bill. Resisting Xi Jinping and the Communist Party means the survival of a liberal democracy within distance of China's totalitarian grasp — a goal that should be shared by the United States. Instead, President Trump has retreated to his administration's flawed "America First" mindset.

This is an ideal opportunity for the United States to assert our strength by supporting democratic values abroad. In his inaugural address, Trump said he wanted "friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world" while "understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their interests first." But at what point is respecting sovereignty enabling dictatorships? American interests are shaped by the principles of our founding: political freedom, free markets, and human rights. Conversely, the interests of China's Communist Party are the exact opposite. When these values come into conflict, as they have in Hong Kong, it's our responsibility to take a stand for freedom — even if those who need it aren't within our country's borders.

Of course, that's not a call for military action. Putting pressure on Hong Kong is a matter of rhetoric and positioning — vital tenets of effective diplomacy. When it comes to heavy-handed world powers, it's an approach that can really work. When the Solidarity movement began organizing against communism in Poland, President Reagan openly condemned the Soviet military's imposition of martial law. His administration's support for the pro-democracy movement helped the Polish people gain liberal reforms from the Soviet regime. Similarly, President Trump doesn't need to be overly cautious about retribution from Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. Open, strong support for democracy in Hong Kong not only advances America's governing principles, but also weakens China's brand of authoritarianism.

After creating a commission to study the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote last month that the principles of our Constitution are central "not only to Americans," but to the rest of the world. He was right — putting "America First" means being the first advocate for freedom across the globe. Nothing shows the strength of our country more than when, in crucial moments of their own history, other nations find inspiration in our flag.

Let's join the people of Hong Kong in their defiance of tyranny.

Matt Liles is a writer and Young Voices contributor from Austin, Texas.

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