U.S. Not Included in the Top 5 Countries of the World

Congratulations, peoples of the United States of America, you're living in the 7th best overall country in the world!

U.S. News, in partnership with Y&R's BAV and Wharton, came out with its ranking of the best countries in the world, all wrapped up in a beautiful, dynamic website. It almost takes the sting out of dropping from 4th to 7th --- almost.

"They rank it on categories they call adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power and quality of life," Co-host Pat Gray said on The Glenn Beck Program.

Coming in at number one was Switzerland, because neutrality is always exciting.

"We're number one in power. So, obviously the most powerful nation on earth," Pat said.

There's just one teensy problem with that.

"Thank you, but that's evil to them," Co-host Stu Burguiere added.

Better luck next year, U.S.A.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

PAT: They just came out with another best countries in the world ranking. And, of course, Uganda is number one, best place in the world to live.

STU: Really?

PAT: Beautiful, especially this time of year.

PAT: Spring in Uganda, there's nothing like it. Actually, the number one country in the world, what would you expect it to be?

JEFFY: Well, certainly not the United States of America. Not a chance.

STU: It's got to be something like Norway or something.

PAT: Very close. Switzerland, number one.

STU: Switzerland has some things that do better than us when it comes to free markets, honestly.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: But that's probably not why they're rating them that high.

PAT: They rank it on categories they call adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power, and quality of life.

JEFFY: None of those the United States should rank anything above 25 or 30. Not one of those.

PAT: Number two -- number two is Canada. That's why everybody is flocking across the Canadian border to get there. Because it's the second greatest place in the world to live.

JEFFY: Right!

PAT: That's why 35 million people live in a country that's like 20 times the size of ours. United Kingdom is number three. Come on now, stop it. At fourth is Germany. Germany is always at the top five of these.

STU: There's certain decades --

PAT: Maybe not in the '30s and '40s.

STU: Certain decades.

PAT: Same thing with Japan. They're number five. And maybe in the '30s and '40s, they weren't quite as high.

At number six, you might be thinking, okay. Are we there? No. Sweden. Sweden, number six. And they're having some issues right now.

JEFFY: Yes, they are.

STU: I've heard that.

PAT: Number seventh is the United States of America. We went from fourth to seventh. They rank us 35th in adventure. I don't really know what that means.

JEFFY: Come on.

PAT: We should look at the criteria and mean -- what do you mean by adventure? Great places to go, things to do, I would think. And there's a lot here. Citizenship, I don't really know what that means. Citizenship, like how many citizens --

STU: It could be how easy it is to get citizenship or the value of citizenship?

PAT: Cultural influence, they rank us third. How do you rank the United States of America third in influence. Who is more influential than we are?

STU: And culture with Hollywood and everything -- maybe because we're not as high --

PAT: Every country in the world has been Americanized. How do you give us third in that?

STU: Yeah, that's crazy.

PAT: Entrepreneurship, number three. That's something we should be number one in.

JEFFY: Yes.

PAT: Heritage, twenty-two. Movers -- whatever that means -- 24. Open for business, we're 35th --

STU: Movers? Like Three Men and a Truck in the middle of this countdown is kind of a -- look, just hard to book them. I'll just be honest about it. That's why they're number 22.

PAT: We're number one in power. So obviously the most powerful nation on earth.

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: They actually did cede that to us. Thank you.

STU: Thank you. But that's evil to them.

PAT: Of course.

JEFFY: Yes, it is.

PAT: And quality of life, we're only 18th.

JEFFY: What?

PAT: Probably things like crime factor into that. I don't know.

STU: Sure. And income inequality.

PAT: And I'm sure income inequality. And probably health care. Does the government pay for everybody's health care? That's why the United States will never do as well as we should in these things because of the criteria involved.

STU: Although seventh. I'm actually impressed --

PAT: Yeah, seventh is better than I thought it would be.

STU: Usually it's like right behind North Korea is where we have them this year. That's usually the way these things go.

PAT: Australia, France, and Norway, of course, round out the top ten. 888-727-BECK. More of the Glenn Beck on the way.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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