Glenn Responds to Hollywood's Newfound Love of the Constitution

It was just a few short years ago that liberals released a video, pledging their allegiance to the president, not Congress.

"This came out right after President Obama was elected, and it scared many of us to the core because even George Washington warned against it. He was a guy who they wanted to make king, and he said, No man should serve more than two terms, and we do not pledge our allegiance to a president. I don't do it to Trump. I wouldn't do it to Reagan. I wouldn't do it to Obama. You don't do it. It's un-American," Glenn said on his radio program Thursday.

In an apparent change of heart, a group of Hollywood actors has released a video urging Congress to do its job and block the president.

Aside from the glaring hypocrisy, Glenn urged the left and the media to examine their approach and avoid inflicting further damage to the country.

"Because I know how the rhetoric feels," Glenn said. "I learned my lesson three years ago. It's not what I said. It's how I said it many times. And it makes people feel horrible. It makes them want to strike back."

Eight years ago (and four years ago), conservatives felt exactly the way liberals feel now: terrified. But there seems to be little realization of that on the left.

"How have you forgotten so soon?" Glenn asked.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: For months, I have been begging people on the left, "Please don't make the same mistakes that I made during the last two elections." I've talked to the New York Times about it. I've talked to Charlie Rose on -- I talked to NPR in one of the worst interviews done by the most unprofessional journalist I have ever encountered. I've talked to Rolling Stone magazine. I've talked to Samantha Bee. Why?

Because I know how the rhetoric feels. I learned my lesson three years ago. It's not what I said. It's how I said it many times.

And it makes people feel horrible. And it makes them want to strike back. Now, that's the way we felt for eight years. Now you're in that position. I've tried to remind you on the left what you were saying to me eight years ago.

How have you forgotten so soon? Do you remember how you felt in 2008 and 2009, when many of us on the right said, "We're really worried for the future of our country. We're worried that this president is gaining so much power, he could become a dictator. That we worried that a guy who had socialist or Marxist leanings and had been surrounded by actual communists his entire life and who shared his admiration for central principles of Marxism, like the redistribution of wealth, when he said those things during the campaign and then elected the president of the United States, we said, "Wait a minute he's espousing Marxist attitudes, something that is absolutely 180 degrees different direction than the Constitution and the founding of the United States." And what were you calling me? What were you calling people on the right?

You first called us racists. Then we were McCarthyites. Then we were on a witch hunt. Then we were crackpots. Conspiracy theorists. Why? Conspiracy theorists because I believe we're in such a fragile situation that the president of the United States could make a move on the global scale that could throw us into World War III, or he could make moves that would throw us into economic depression.

But that was a conspiracy theory. But now those are the things you're worried about. And there are people on the right who think those have all been solved. They haven't been solved. No man can solve these problems. Only the Constitution can solve these problems.

Now you're on the other side of it. And you're doing the same thing I did. You're making the same mistakes that I made. I want you to hear carefully: I do not take back a single concern that I had over the last 12 or 15 years. Not one.

But as I've said over and over again, the way I went about expressing those concerns didn't work. It made things worse.

And now you're doing it.

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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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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These days, it seems like everything is about politics, and comedy has been one of the biggest targets. Many comedians are walking on eggshells, but stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer isn't one of them.

Breuer joined Glenn on the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about why he’d rather be funny than fearful and what inspired his hilarious comedy special, “Somebody Had to Say It," which has garnered almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.

Breuer made it clear that he does not consider himself to be political. "I'm not. I'm 100% not [political]," he told Glenn, before explaining how people started calling him political when he dared to ask questions about a certain shot that we're not allowed to mention, let alone question.

"When did medicine become political?" Breuer asked.

"What kind of price have you paid for being called political?" Glenn asked Breuer.

"To be dead honest with you, once COVID really kicked in, and ... once you realize we're not going to be here, that we're on borrowed time, and I do have God in my life ... you come to terms with reality on a deeper level. And when COVID kicked in, I said, 'You know what? All bets are off.' I already knew I wasn't in control. But now, not only am I not in control from the natural order of life, but now the puppet masters ... are in control," Breuer answered.

"It made me realize I don't have time to worry about what people think of me. I know where I'm at in life. I know where I'm at spiritually. I know where I'm at with my family," he added.

"That's tremendous power," Glenn said. "But it spooks the hell out of people."

"But it shouldn't!" Breuer exclaimed. "I'm excited that other people get this ... but they're stuck. We ain't got time for stuck. To me, this is the time of, 'You gotta rise.' For years and years and years, you allow fear to control your life. Fear of dying. Fear I might get sick ... everything's based out of fear. It's time for the fearless."

Breuer also revealed his secret for dealing with tough times, and he’s seen his share. But he also said he's seen miracles, including the incredible (and hilariously told) story of how he found faith, how God saved his marriage, and why one family friend was convinced his wife belonged to a cult.



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