Stand Firm: Truth Speaks, Lies Whisper

It's a tough day in America. First and foremost, please pray for the people involved in the Virginia shooting, the police, their family members and all of our congressional members.

It's going to feel good to lash out with words today --- but I urge you not to. Instead, stand firm in the truth. And the truth is, we don't yet know the motivation behind what happened at a baseball field in Virginia.

Please, let's do our best not to speculate. This guy may have been completely nuts. This guy may be politically motivated. If so, he could be a liberal who believes Republicans are evil because of their beliefs or he could be a conservative who believes Republicans are evil because they're not doing what they promised. We just don't know.

So please, it's going to feel good to lash out. You literally will get hit with a rush of dopamine. When you read or post something that makes you go, "Yeah, stick it to him!" you literally will get a hit a chemical rush that plays a major role in reward-motivated behavior. It will feel good. But just because it feels good, doesn't mean we should do it.

Look, I am sick and tired of the hypocrisy just like you are. Here's what I want to say: screw you, Democrats. I mean, look what's in Vanity Fair today. It's a whole painting of Trump's hell, where they've made all of the people around Donald Trump --- you know, Paul Ryan and everybody --- look as though they are literal demons and Klan people and everything else.

What I want to say is, if we would have produced something like that about you and Gabby Giffords, you would have been scooping people up. You were on the air saying, "Gabby Giffords, this is Tea Party rhetoric." You did that for days, even after it was discovered the guy votes Democrat --- and he was insane. You still were doing it.

Turn around is fair play, isn't it? No, it's not. It's not.

We have to find a way to reduce the friction, to reduce the chaos, to reduce the hatred --- and it's going to go against everything that feels good.

We don't know anything about the Virginia shooter yet. Even after the reports come out, we may not know really anything true about him. But what is going to be said about us?

We've been talking about this for a while. I said years ago --- and I don't even know why I said it . . . I'm not smart enough to come up with this --- everything that you think is solid will be liquid and everything liquid will be solid. The world will be upside down and inside out. There was really no reason to start saying that in 2006, but now we see what has happened.

As convinced as I was on that, I am also convinced, equally so, that there now is no truth. There is no truth, and that is by design. Our colleges and universities are telling us all truth is subjective. That truth is a lie. It's a myth.

I want you to know, I am not going over the cliff with the rest of humanity. There is truth. It is easy to find.

Common sense does not exist anymore. It is now uncommon sense. But everybody still has access to common sense. They just have to listen to the small voice, to the still, small voice. Listen. Truth speaks; lies whisper all the time.

But you can find the truth. It is verifiable. It is easy. There is truth. My question to you is, what is the truth about us?

Are we people who are at civil war and are ready to condemn our neighbors and our friends --- who I am convinced, with an exception of probably 10 percent on the right and 10 percent on the left who want us to hate each other and need us to hate each other --- there is a good 70 to 80 percent of this country that doesn't want any of that. And I stand in the middle with them on that point.

I will live next to any man, no matter their faith, their creed, their color, as long as they respect my right to live my way, just like I respect their right. It doesn't matter to me.

I believe that is the majority of Americans. You can allow yourself to be derailed and believe that we're in the minority, but I will go to my grave not going over that cliff with the rest of humanity. I do not believe that is who we are. And I would rather go out believing that than buying into the darkness that we're at civil war --- that we've got to go to war, strap arms to us and hate the other side.

I'm not going there, and I invite you to join me --- because the truth is a much better place.

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."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

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.

Watch the video clip below:

.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

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.

Watch the video below:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

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."

Watch the video below to hear more from Glenn:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.