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Chalkboard Quiz: Did You Cheer or Jeer on These Obama, Hillary and Trump Issues?

Where do you stand on the bombshell report from the Washington Post that Trump leaked classified intel to the Russians? If true, was it treason? Should he me impeached or step down? Does it even matter if Trump is or isn't qualified to handle sensitive information?

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In analyzing the report, Glenn first asked a series of important, revealing questions. How would you answer?

Enjoy this complimentary or read the transcript for details.

GLENN: All right. Let me talk about the Washington Post. And let me just say, the media and the DNC are celebrating today because they smell blood in the water. And they think this is going to take Donald Trump out. And indeed, it might.

Those on the G.O.P. side and the -- let me put a category out there, the always Trumpers, the ones where Donald Trump could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and they would still be for him, they would still say, "Well, Hillary Clinton." I don't care about Hillary Clinton.

Those people are also not even willing to listen to what the Washington Post actually is saying. They're going -- they're going to read the stories that are combating the Washington Post story without actually reading the original source.

Imagine -- imagine reading the -- the -- all of the professors talking about how bad the Constitution is or how bad the Declaration of Independence is, without actually reading either one of those. Do you think you would get the truth?

You can't argue a story unless you've read the original source. So we did. Last hour, I spent the time to go over the original source, the Washington Post, and to go over the audio of the Trump White House response.

Let me break this down to you: There's some questions that we have to ask ourselves first. For instance, one of the questions we have to ask ourselves: Did you cheer or jeer when President Obama said the 1980s want their policy back?

I, for one, I cheered. Remember, Mitt Romney said, "I cheered." When Mitt Romney said, you know, I want this -- you know, the biggest geopolitical foe of ours is Russia, I cheered. And when Obama said this...

OBAMA: Governor Romney, I'm glad you recognize that al-Qaeda is a threat. Because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia. Not al-Qaeda. You said Russia. In the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back.

(chuckling)

GLENN: So were you happy? Yes or no? I was not happy with President Obama. And nobody in this audience was happy with President Obama. The mainstream media and the Democratic Party, yes, they were. They thought that was great. They denied that Russia was a threat. We didn't.

Next question. Did you say anything like Hillary shouldn't be around classified information? She's not qualified to be around classified information if she doesn't understand how to use classified information. How did you feel?

VOICE: Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.

GLENN: Okay. "Intended" was the word there.

Okay. So let's just -- when Hillary Clinton -- when people said Hillary Clinton isn't qualified to be around classified information, if she handle it this way, she can't be the president of the United States. I agreed with that. I said, yes. The mainstream media said no.

Did you think that it -- by the way -- and we could go deeper on that. Just the word "intended." Did you think it was right that the mainstream media went and -- our investigators went in and said, "Well, what's her intent?"

No, we said, "What's the law?" Not what's your intent? What's the law?

Did you think it was treason or, you know, on the road -- did you say, "This guy is out of control, "when this moment happened with President Obama?

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GLENN: Okay. Remember this? The mic was on. And everybody on the right had a cow because he put his name -- he put his hand on the knee of Medvedev and said, "Look, this is my last election. I'll have more flexibility after the election." Yes, transmit to Vladimir.

And we all said, "Vladimir!" You're -- you're -- you're saying you'll transmit this to Vladimir? Did you think that that was on the road to treason? I didn't think it was treason, but I certainly highly questioned it. I questioned it. The mainstream media and the DNC did not.

Now, what does this tell you? This tells you that we have switched places. Because now -- now we're the ones -- when I say "we," the right -- we're the ones saying, "Yeah, the 1980s want their policy back. Don't you understand?" The Republicans -- the Republicans are saying, "The Russians are our friends." And the Democrats -- the Democrats, the people who have never been against Russia, even when it was the Soviet Union, we're the ones now saying -- we're the ones saying, "It doesn't matter. And that's not what he intended. And, yes, maybe he leaked a little classified information to the Russians." And it's the Democrats saying, "He's not qualified to be president if he doesn't know how to handle sensitive information."

Is it treason when Obama said, "I need more time. Transmit to Vladimir?" The Democrats now have a problem with talking to the Russians. And Donald Trump is saying, "I'm just -- I'm just talking to the Russians." So we've switched sides.

Now, in 2011, I showed you a chalkboard that said, "The left, the communists, the fascists, the anarchists, and the Islamists will work together to cause chaos and destabilize the Middle East, Europe, and the western world." Can we all agree that a lot of that is happening right now?

They're not plotting. I've said back in 2011. It's not that they're all working together to -- to plot and say, "Oh -- okay. You do this. And then I'm going to do that." But they are seeing mutually beneficial opportunities. And they each think that they're going to destroy the other one in the end, but they have a common enemy: The United States. And so what are they doing? They're causing chaos.

Before I get fully into the Washington Post, let me talk a little bit about chaos. Because chaos is exactly what we're feeling right now. This is the underlying problem in America.

It is chaos in everything we do. Because we've disrupted everything.

Stu, how many genders are there?

STU: The two.

GLENN: Thank you.

JEFFY: What?

GLENN: Thank you. Two.

PAT: Why the hate?

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: Why?

JEFFY: Thank you.

PAT: Why the hate?

GLENN: Listen to what's happening here. Even in jokes, when I ask that question, there are people all across going, I don't know. Is the number up to 92 now?

JEFFY: It might even be more.

GLENN: It might even be more. I know it was 82. And then I thought I saw 92, but I'm not sure anymore. Two is the answer. Two genders is the answer.

Now, if you want to change that, good, then you can change that. But you have to build a case over time. Otherwise, it causes confusion, otherwise known as chaos.

If I hold my finger up like a gun, is that dangerous?

JEFFY: Whoa, whoa.

GLENN: No. Well, yes.

PAT: Yeah, it's a lookalike firearm.

JEFFY: Thank you.

GLENN: Yeah. What is that doing? It's causing chaos. We can't trust the president. We can't trust the media. We can't trust our police. We can't trust our schools. What is that causing? Chaos.

Everything that we're doing, even those things that we do with good intent, is causing chaos. It is causing us to question everything. Even in a game of tag, you have home. Just get home. Go to home base. Let me take you home.

Do you understand your home? Do you understand what's going on? Do you understand your kid's homework? Do you understand Common Core, as you're trying to help them out? How about, do you understand what they're even saying online? Do you understand what's going on online? Do you feel comfortable that your kids and your family is safe from the outside influences, even in your own home? Because I don't.

I feel like we're keeping chaos at bay. Do you remember -- do you remember what I talked about when I talked about the Twelfth Imam. The Twelfth Imam will return.

Now, he is, according to Twelvers, and you don't have to believe this. You just have to believe that they do. The people in Iran, some of them, the ones that are in charge, believe in something called the Twelfth Imam. The Twelfth Imam is going to crawl out of a well at a time of great bloodshed when the world is washed with blood. And the way to get him to hasten the return of the promised one is to create chaos.

Let me hasten the return of the promised one. Well, that -- if you look at their holy scriptures and what they believe and you look at our holy scriptures and what we believe, in the book of Revelation and you invert them -- if you take -- if you take the Twelfth Imam's scriptures of the prophecy of the end time and you read them, you're reading the inverse of book of Revelations. You're reading the manual of the bad guy.

The bad guy -- it's almost as if they took the Book of Revelation -- and you could make a case that it wasn't prophecy. That that's what they did. I don't know. But you could make the case that they just took it and just said, "We're going to screw with those Christians. We're going to be the bad guys."

And that is caused by chaos. So the people in the Middle East have reason for chaos. Russia, as we have told you, one of the main advisers to Putin. His symbol of his political party is the ancient symbol of chaos.

So now, how do we reduce chaos? On this particular story, how is it we are to behave? What will get us through this story? How can we understand this story? How can we make sense of this story? How can we make -- how can we move forward with this story?

It's not that hard. And I'll give that to you. And how the media is also missing a greater point on what they exposed over the weekend.

Give you that coming up in a second. First, this.

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Follow THESE 8 STEPS so we can REVIVE our republic

It’s a new year, and every new year comes with New Year's resolutions. This is when we resolve to lose weight, join a gym, or finally read those books on our shelves. For many of us, the New Year's resolution has become a kind of joke, because deep down, we know the new diet won’t stick and that reading a book a day isn’t really sustainable. The real issue is that we usually create resolutions that are too idealistic and broad, like, “Be healthy.” When it comes time to deliver on those resolutions, we don’t know what to do, so we quit.

But the idea of resolutions is still a good one. It is good to set new and better goals for ourselves. The secret is keeping them attainable.

You will hear many people, like me, tell you that 2022 is the year to save the American republic. Well, that is a great idea, but what do we actually DO to make that happen?

I know this audience is already resolved to save America, so I want to offer you some specific, actionable ways to do that.

Here are some “Practical Steps to Revive the Republic.” It is by no means a fully comprehensive list. We will find a broad array of ways to save our nation. This list is a jumping-off point for the New Year for folks like us who love this country.

Practical Steps to Revive the Republic

1. Get married and have a family.

Mother Teresa said, “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”

Family is the first system of government we enter. It is where we are taught the virtues necessary for self-government. Children denied love and guidance when they are young struggle to successfully enter society, let alone the reality of their own lives. We call them “mal-adjusted.”

Ronald Reagan addressed the nation in 1986, saying:

“Consider, for example, that the philosopher-historians Will and Ariel Durant called the family ‘the nucleus of civilization.’ They understood that all those aspects of civilized life that we most deeply cherish — freedom, the rule of law, economic prosperity and opportunity — that all these depend upon the strength and integrity of the family. If you think about it, you'll see that it's in the family that we must all learn the fundamental lesson of life — right and wrong, respect for others, self-discipline, the importance of knowledge, and, yes, a sense of our own self-worth. All of our lives, it's the love of our families that sustains us when times are hard. And it is perhaps above all to provide for our children that we work and save.

“Some have suggested that in today's world, the family has somehow become less important. Well, I can't help thinking just the opposite: that when so much around us is whispering the little lie that we should live only for the moment and for ourselves, it's more important than ever for our families to affirm an older and more lasting set of values.”

If you are concerned about the fall of the American republic, remember that liberty is always just a generation away from success or demise, and the children we raise make all of the difference.

2. Tell the truth.

“When you have something to say, silence is a lie.” –Jordan B. Peterson

Lying is really easy. It seems to take the mess of the present and push it into the future. But lying makes the world like a mine field of constructed reality – one wrong step and it will all blow up. To maintain a lie costs the liar in consciousness, attention, and productivity. Enough lies make you useless. Useless people have very little capacity for self-government.

In 2021, we rightly pointed out, “The media lies!” “The politicians lie!” “The doctors lie!” “The celebrities lie!”

But if we lie too, can we expect better from them? If we are silent in the face of lies, when we KNOW they are lies, then how can we expect things to improve?

If we each agreed to stop lying and to tell the truth today, can you imagine how much better tomorrow could be? Theodore Dalrymple, the pen name of the English writer and psychiatrist, said it perfectly: “When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.” We have to embrace and promote a way of life worthy of liberty – and that starts with me, you, and all of us.

3. Study history and read old books.

There is nothing new under the sun. It’s likely that the struggles of today were deliberated years ago by our ancestors. Perhaps they have some good ideas worth considering. We won’t know unless we study them. The American system of government was revolutionary not because the founders were somehow superhuman (although God was clearly with them) but because they embraced the lessons of the past. If you think practically, looking at the future is impossible, but moving into the future, regardless of where you look, is inevitable. The only concrete information we have is in the past. If you are being presented with a “new idea,” check with the past first to see how that idea will play out. If you love the American republic, study it. If you want to navigate the future, read old books.

4. Own. Don’t rent.

Many of us likely watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” over the holidays. This movie makes an explicit case for the correlation between home ownership and human dignity. The greedy villain. Mr. Potter, wants to keep the people of the town in his rental apartments and is threatened by the movie's protagonist, George Bailey, whose Bailey Building and Loan business is helping people own their own homes.

Home ownership matters. Not only does it set you on the path toward true self-reliance and out of the grips of the “Mr. Potters” of the world, but it also creates local buy-in, which makes our communities stronger. A 2001 Harvard study found:

“Strong and consistent evidence indicates that homeowners are more likely to:

a) be satisfied with their homes and neighborhoods;

b) participate in voluntary and political activities; and

c) stay in their homes longer, contributing to neighborhood stability.

To be metaphorical: It turns out that when we put down roots, we care more about the local soil. But right now, we are seeing the death of home ownership in exchange for perpetual renting. Even people with the financial capacity to buy a home are forgoing it for the ease of renting. But if we want to save our republic, we have to tend to our local communities. We have to take ownership over where we live.

Before our Declaration spoke about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” John Locke was talking about the natural rights of life, liberty, and property. When he said “property,” he was talking about the holistic ownership a man can have over his destiny. The right to own property is about self-determination. In essence, it is about the right to own yourself – to own your destiny.

If you can buy a home, do it. If not, take on the mentality of a homeowner in your community, not a passerby.

Whenever possible, own, don’t rent.

5. Dump the tea into the sea.

Over the past two years, the government has grabbed at power like a drunken man in a strip club, losing all decorum, restraint, and sense of place in the greater society. But what is more disturbing is that we complied. After “15 days to slow the spread,” we stayed unnecessarily locked down physically, emotionally, and financially for almost two years.

Remember the last time kings tried to hold us down? I’m not saying to turn to violence. I am saying we should just start saying “no” to the government overreach – PEACEFULLY, respectfully, and deliberately.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.”

Maybe the lovers of the American republic need to start getting into, as the left loves to say, “good trouble.”

6. Know your rights AND your responsibilities.

We all love talking about our rights. In fact, the word “rights” is being conflated with a narcissistic tendency to think we deserve the whole world to conform to our way of life. Yet our inalienable rights are eroded every day. If you haven’t read our founding documents, now is the time. We can’t protect rights that we can’t define or are ignorant of. But along with rights come responsibilities. We are accustomed to turning to the government to solve everything – to heal all of our “boo-boos.” It’s reflexive at this point.

“There are so many poor people ... I’ll call my senator!”

Yes, the government has a role in general welfare, but the government is bad at solving most problems. I would love to hear a politician, when asked about an issue, say, “Yes, I agree that is a problem, but the government should not be the one to solve it.”

Can you imagine?

There are plenty of issues in our communities – plenty of people who need help. We have to start helping them. Knowing the government will “help the poor” and lock them in cycles of poverty, we need to develop other solutions in our own communities. There are many important issues to address. We have forgotten whose job it is to address them. When we fail to love our neighbors, the government steps in as a poor and destructive substitute.

7. Say “republic” more than “democracy.”

You can’t turn on the news without someone telling you about the fragility of our “democracy.” In President Biden's Inauguration Day speech, he broke the record for the number of times the word “democracy” was used in an inaugural address. When politicians call for abolishing the Electoral College, they call it “undemocratic.” A Pew Research study found that 58% of U.S. adults think the Constitution should be amended so that the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationwide wins. This would no doubt make America more democratic. But America is not a democracy. We don’t live in a democracy for good reason. The founders understood that “majority” does not mean “right.” That isn’t to say our founders didn't infuse our system with the best of the democratic values, but they ultimately decided in favor of a new system – a very delicate order of checks and balances and delegated power and representation. This was to provide protection against the whims of faction or, as we call it today, “the mob.” It’s the leaders of our modern mob who love to exchange the word republic, which is what we really are, for democracy. Words have meanings. Many young Americans believe they live in a democracy. When discussing America, make sure to use the word republic.

Federalist No. 10

From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions. A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking.

8. Learn from people you disagree with.

Perhaps this needs no explanation. We have so much we can learn from each other in the honest pursuit of truth. Our forefathers didn’t ensure our freedoms of conscience and association for nothing.

Here's how the conversation went on radio Thursday:

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