GLENN

What Wisteria Can Teach Us About an Out-of-control Government

Wisteria adds profound beauty when planted --- but it's powerful root system will run amok if not tended regularly and properly. It can crack house foundations and strangle nearby trees and plants. The minute owners forget that wisteria is deadly and must be tended, it will choke everything else to death.

"We have a problem in our nation. And we have put these things in, that unless you pay attention, will choke the Constitution to death. And that's what's happening," Glenn said Monday on radio.

Enjoy the complimentary clip above or read the transcript below for details.

GLENN: Here's the story from the New Yorker. Tenaha -- is that right? Tenaha, Texas. Have you heard of it?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Tenaha, Texas. Couple passing through Tenaha, Texas. A bunch of cash to buy a used car. They were pulled over. Brought to the local police station and given a choice. Either they could sign a document handing the cash over to the town, or they could be charged, despite any -- despite lack of any evidence at all.

They would be charged with money laundering and child endangerment.

PAT: My gosh.

GLENN: Meaning that they would be immediately sent to jail and their children who had been riding in the backseat, taken from them. If they signed the document, there would be no charges at all.

PAT: So if you're driving through Texas or any city in America, especially a border state, and you have cash with you and you're going to use that cash for a used car. It doesn't matter what you're using it for.

JEFFY: Yeah, it doesn't matter what it's for.

PAT: My cash could be confiscated, and I could be threatened with my children being taken from me?

JEFFY: You might be doing something wrong with that money, Pat.

PAT: Well, prove it. If I am, prove it.

STU: That's supposed to be a fundamental tenet of our society.

PAT: If I'm doing something wrong, prove it.

GLENN: That's what makes us America.

PAT: Yes.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: That's what stops our police forces from being corrupt.

PAT: Wow, that's just --

GLENN: If they can just take it --

PAT: That is just as unconstitutional a thing as I've ever heard of.

GLENN: The couple would later learn this was something of a tradition in this county. There have been a raft of complaints from out of town drivers who claim they had been stopped and stripped of cash, valuables, and at least one case, an infant child without clear evidence.

STU: Hmm.

GLENN: I -- you know, I want to tell you an unrelated story here.

This weekend, I was standing outside -- it was beautiful in Texas. While the northeast was being hammered with snow and all of my relatives were out shoveling snow, I was shoveling the sunshine like crazy. I couldn't keep up with it.

PAT: It was 87 on Saturday.

STU: My kids went in the pool.

JEFFY: Yeah.

GLENN: It was just hammering with sunshine. Some -- I had to scrape the sunshine off my windshield.

JEFFY: Nobody ever hurt their back shoveling sunshine, Glenn.

GLENN: I had to not turn my car on for 20 minutes to let it heat up.

PAT: In fact, you had to have it cool down a little bit.

JEFFY: Right.

GLENN: Right. I was outside, and I was looking at the yard. And it was like spring. And I said to Tania, I said, "I want to plant some wisteria on the front fence."

PAT: You want to plant the stuff that shut down the Bluebell plants?

JEFFY: Yeah. Why would you?

GLENN: No, that's Listeria.

PAT: Oh, okay.

GLENN: This is wisteria. So she said, "Honey, if you don't maintain that stuff, it takes over everything."

So I start looking it up. And it's an amazing thing. When you read it, it says, "Plant it only a great distance from any other plant."

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: Because it will latch on to it and it will choke it to death and kill it.

And if you -- unless you have a lawn that can be mowed in between, you should not plant this.

Now, if you look at the pictures of wisteria, it's beautiful. It's like grapevines. And they -- they twist, and they're gnarled, and they're beautiful.

And then they have big, huge -- almost like lilac trees. Big, beautiful flowers on them. And they grow and they crawl on everything. But they also -- the roots are so powerful that they go down and they can crack the foundation of your house. They can actually crack the foundation of your fence.

I mean, they are really powerful. The thing is, they're beautiful. They will do exactly what I want it to do to the fence. But you just must be on it all the time. You have to trim it back all the time.

The minute you take that for granted and you're like, "Eh, I'll get it to it later." It will literally choke a tree to death. Okay? We had a problem with at our house. We have this rod iron fence that I don't like and I think it's ugly. And it makes me feel like we live in a prison.

And I wanted to cover it. I wanted to beautify the front lawn. So I'm going to plan wisteria. But the minute we or the next owners of the house forget that that wisteria is also deadly to everything around it -- if you forget that, it will choke everything else to death.

We have a problem in our nation. And we have put these things in, that unless you pay attention, will choke the Constitution to death. And that's what's happening.

We put this -- we put something like this in because we happened to fight the drug cartels. But there's other things that are happening in our nation now. And it's being used because we never pruned it back.

It should have never been planted because the people who own this particular house don't pay attention to all of the stuff in their yard. They plant it, and they think it's going to be beautiful, and they like it because, "Oh, look, it will cover up that hole. And it will take care of that. And it will look beautiful."

And you didn't notice because you're a lazy gardener, that it's wrapped itself around all of the other things in the garden.

We have to take this stuff out by its roots. That fence might be ugly, but that fence protects the Constitution, and we've got to see that fence.

THE GLENN BECK PODCAST

'White Knights' ROB Black People of Their Honor | Ep 147

Two years after the death of George Floyd, are America and the black community actually better off? When Delano Squires first looked at Black Lives Matter’s principles, he realized that they weren’t at all what he believes in: nothing about God or families and plenty about the opposite. Now, as a contributor to BlazeTV’s "Fearless with Jason Whitlock" and a scholar at 1776 Unites, he’s unafraid to call it as it is: Leftists are robbing black people of their dignity and honor and treating them like children. Meanwhile, self-sufficient black men are painted as white supremacists. This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Delano breaks down how far America has gone — in the wrong direction — since the riots of 2020 and why the abortion debate is a clear example. And he explains why faith in God, not the “Biden blackness” of the Democratic Party, is the true solution.

Shorts

Was Elon Musk just RED PILLED?

It looks like Elon Musk was red-pilled yesterday. He came out and said he always voted for the Democrats, mainly because he thought they were the nice guys. Boy, did he wake up and he even said that he would be voting all Republican now. Elon, I would like to red pill you again. I wish we had faith in the Republican Party, but it's better than voting and pushing the garbage from the extreme radicalized left.

Shorts

Why the Disinformation Board was REALLY canceled…

Just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being paused and Nina Jankowicz is now on her way out. I'll bet you, in six months, we'll come back around to this -- mark it in your calendar. We'll come around to this story and say, oh. Remember when they canceled that? Yeah. They just shifted everything, under this umbrella, to hide it.

RADIO

How the WHO's 'pandemic treaty' could CONTROL governments

On May 22nd, the World Health Assembly — which is the governing body of The World Health Organization — will meet in Switzerland to discuss next steps for its ‘pandemic treaty [and its] quest to use public health to expand The WHO’s power over sovereign states,’ Daniel Horowitz reports for TheBlaze. He explains how certain amendments to be added to this treaty could ‘allow the director-general of the WHO to declare a public health emergency in a country and unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions.’ The far-left and global elite continue to destroy our sovereignty, Glenn says, and this is just one more step toward their desired global government.

Read more: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-states-mus...

Transcript

Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: I read some stuff this morning. I've been doing some research on what's happening with the WHO. And I read their stuff today, that will make your head explode. And is really evil and important.

But let me give you this today, from -- from Daniel Horowitz at TheBlaze. States must preemptively nullify any WHO international pandemic regulation.

I'm going to read it verbatim because it's just so well-written. And now is the time, that things are shifting. We're going to. There's going to be a New World Order out there. And we've got to lead it. And we have to unite the rest of the free world in doing it. That's Joe Biden. March 21st, 2022.

Any Republican that is running without mentioning your intent to fight the global pandemic treaty or regulations, might as well run as a Democrat. This is really super important, and it is beginning to happen next week. On May 22nd, the world health assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, is going to meet in Geneva Switzerland to discuss the next step in its pandemic treaty. And the quest to use public health to expand the WHO's power over sovereign states. Representatives from 193 nations, including the US, will be attending the only country, not invited is Taiwan.

Gee, I wonder why. So what is this treaty? On January 24th, 2022, the director general of the WHO explained the treaty was a priority, to urgently strength the WHO, as leading and the director authority on global health, at the center of the global health architecture. He laid out the guiding principle of this plot. We, quote, all want a world in which science triumphs over misinformation. Solidarity triumphs over division. And equity is a reality, not an aspiration. He said, we are one world, we have one health. We are one WHO.

Now, this has not been announced. Biden has not even spoken about it. They are deathly quiet about this. But they're going to be approving amendments. The proposed amendments are essentially going to allow the director general of the WHO to declare public health emergencies in any country. And unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions. Here's one of the amendments, a critical section from article nine. The WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party, whose territory the event is allegedly occurring. But this is the way it's going to read. Now, WHO may take into account, reports from sources of other than notifications or consultations -- consultations shall assess these reports, according to established principles. And then communicate information on the event, to the state party, in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring.

Now, they have scratched out, before taking any action based on reports, the WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party. That's all gone. They're taking that out.

So WHO gets information, has reports, and they can act without verifying with the president or anybody else.

Why would you be erasing the requirement, for the WHO to consult with the government?

Number four. If the state party does not accept the offer of collaboration within 48 hours, WHO, it used to say, May. It now says, WHO shall -- when justified by the magnitude of public health risk, immediately share with other state parties, the information available, whilst encouraging the state party to accept the offer of collaboration, by the WHO. It used to say there, while taking into accounts the views of the state party concerned.

So they're erasing all of our sovereignty. This is going to be another thing. They're going to say, is a conspiracy theory. It is not. You can look it all up. It is the world health agenda. From the World Health Organization. They are meeting in Geneva, on May 22nd. So that's next week. They are intentionally quiet on this.

Because they know the power. Now, we also know what the WHO is. You remember, when everybody was saying, we have to get out of the WHO.

They're just a tool of China. Why would you say that?

Forget that I mentioned that Taiwan is the only country that is not invited to this in Geneva.

PAT: Yeah. That's completely -- completely irrelevant.

GLENN: Completely. Amen, brother.

PAT: I don't even know why you brought it up in the first place.

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you.

PAT: It's a good thing they weren't actually -- I wish we weren't invited to it.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you this. Another reason why Donald Trump. They fought so hard to keep him out: Because he wouldn't have --

PAT: He sure wouldn't have. That's exactly right.

GLENN: He wouldn't have empowered the WHO.

PAT: Well, he took us out of the WHO.

GLENN: That's exactly right. And this president is not only putting us back, they're taking away our sovereignty.

And so it's one more piece to the global governance of the left. Warning.