Bernie Sanders Rambles on About How Uncompassionate Americans Are

Bernie Sanders recently complained about America's uncompassionate policy of not guaranteeing health care to all people as a right. Glenn shared his reaction on his radio program Monday.

"Our rights come from our creator. Now, how do we get a right of health care from our creator? Huh. We don't," Glenn said. "I'm trying to think of any way you can interpret anything in nature to tell you that you have a right to health care."

Listen to the clip above or read the transcript below.

GLENN: All right. Now, this might not sound like we're compassionate to those who want jade eggs and to eat crickets. (But that's only if you listen to Bernie Sanders.) Here's Bernie Sanders talking about how "not compassionate" Americans are.

BERNIE: The United States of America is the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all people as a right.

PAT: Dang proud of that.

BERNIE: Canada does it. Every major country in Europe does it.

STU: And, no, they don't.

PAT: First of all, Canada is not a major country. Can we get that straight?

STU: Oh, wow. Wait.

GLENN: Alternate fact. Stu is --

STU: I'm very upset about that.

JEFFY: Now you're hurting Stu's feelings.

STU: You have to remember -- notice the words he uses: Guarantees health care. No, they don't. They absolutely don't guarantee health care. They guarantee you to believe they have insurance. Whether you can get care or not is a completely different issue.

PAT: Yeah. Yeah.

GLENN: If health care around the world -- like the ancient Chinese secret, if it was so good, capitalism would embrace it.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: The market would run towards it. If it was so great, we would all run towards it. It's not good.

Here's what it's good for: It's good for the very lowest of poverty levels because they get something. Well, we already -- they already got something. They already can go to the hospital. Now, that's breaking the hospital system.

But let's fix that problem. Okay?

So it's good for the very bottom --

STU: We also have Medicaid, by the way, which is a giant government system specifically designed to help those people to get insurance.

GLENN: Right. So there you go.

You already have the bottom ladder. The top of the ladder, they don't care. They'll get health care -- they'll just pay for it. They'll just go out -- I need to go see a doctor. Okay. I'll write a check.

So the top of the health care, they don't care. Who does it hurt? Everyone in between. That's what socialized medicine does. Hurts everyone in between. It's bad.

All right. Anyway...

BERNIE: Believe that health care is a right of all Americans whether they're rich or they're poor.

GLENN: Stop. This is why it is important to understand that we are based on the Declaration of Independence.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Our rights come from our creator.

Now, how do we get a right of health care from our creator?

Huh. We don't. Huh. There's no way -- I'm trying to think of any way you can interpret anything in nature to tell you that you have a right to health care.

PAT: May I also ask how it's compassionate for any country forced to provide health care for anyone else, how is that compassion? It's not.

GLENN: No.

PAT: I've been forced. I didn't volunteer that money. That's not a compassionate act.

GLENN: And it makes you less compassionate.

PAT: It's ridiculous.

GLENN: Our nurses -- our nurses and doctors here in America I believe are the most compassionate, some of them in the world.

PAT: Oh, they're great.

JEFFY: Absolutely.

PAT: They're really great.

GLENN: They're great. And why? Because they have a desire to do it.

PAT: And the things they do are incredible.

GLENN: Remarkable. Remarkable.

PAT: And at least in our recent experience, they all did it with such professionalism and compassion.

GLENN: Now, you could go over to the Netherlands and say, "Well, the Netherlands, they had better health care." Well, in some ways they might. In some ways, they might. But can we just look at the Netherlands here for a second. If you look at Sweden, up until recently, it was the most homogenized group of people of all time.

Let's see. They're all white. Blond hair, blue-eyed with the same background in culture. It's not hard to move one group of people, who are all exactly alike, and fit them into this little package. Now that they have to serve two cultures, it's completely falling apart.

America is the entire world coming together. It doesn't work. It's harder to do things in America. There is no one who is as diverse as this country is, in thought and in lifestyle. And that's good.

Why should I celebrate diversity in everything, except when it really counts?

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: Celebrate answers in math with Common Core. No. No.

PAT: There's more.

BERNIE: Should people, because they're Americans, be able to go to the doctor when they need to, be able to go into a hospital because they're Americans?

VOICE: We're a compassionate society.

BERNIE: No, we're not a compassionate society. In terms of our relationship to poor and working people, our record is worse than virtually any other country on earth.

PAT: That is unbelievable. That's unbelievable.

STU: Should they be able to go to the doctors when they want to? That's the exact thing socialized medicine can't accomplish. There's long-term waiting.

GLENN: You die. If you want socialized medicine, we have it. Are we compassionate to our veterans?

PAT: No.

GLENN: That's socialized medicine. There it is. That's what -- when they finally kill the free market and we only have a single-payer health care system, that's what it is. That is the least compassionate.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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