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The Forgotten Man: Glenn Takes Care of Tax Bill for Caller Who Tugged at the Heart Strings

Alan Hoyt is a Trump voter whose recent call to a Maryland radio station summed up the struggle that many Americans face: working hard with little reward and no hope of anything changing. He shared his story on radio Thursday, asking for the people in the media who talk about Trump voters to put themselves in his shoes.

“I consider myself one of the forgotten men and women,” Hoyt said in the moving phone call, which Glenn played on radio last week. “We need tax cuts. … We need jobs.”

Glenn asked Hoyt, who has been struggling to find work and make ends meet for basic needs like medicine and food, what he wants to say to the media.

“Just come to work with me and see what we’re dealing with out here,” Hoyt said. “One day working with me, you’ll realize how hard things are.”

Hoyt described how he wakes up at 4 a.m. each day to work in roofing and wondered why so much of what he earns is taken away by the complicated, burdensome tax system. He explained what happened when his 17-year-old son tried to file for himself, a decision that unintentionally resulted in a $2,600 fine from the IRS.

“Why can’t it be a simple, one little form? And why do they have to take so much?” Hoyt asked.

Glenn offered to pay the $2,600 dollar fined, asking Hoyt to stay on the line to get his contact information. He also issued a warning.

"You're totally screwed because next year, you'll have to claim the $2,600. So . . . you know, save your money if you can, because they're going to charge you for it next year."

GLENN: Last week, a guy calls into WMAL and says this.

VOICE: Alan, in southern Maryland, you're on WMAL. Go, Al.

ALAN: I'm sick of the Donald Trump stuff. All the Trump stuff. I consider myself one of the forgotten men and women. I'm worried about job creation. I'm worried about tax cuts. I need more money. I'm living paycheck to paycheck. They just cut off my cable bill. I'm rubbing two nickels together. My girl can't find me a job to help me. We're out here struggling. And these people don't get it. I mean, they really don't get it. I don't have money. I mean, I'm cutting back on my medicine. My groceries. She can't find a job.

VOICE: Do you feel like the president -- Alan, do you feel like the president is keeping his head down and doing what he promised to do to try to help you and other Americans like you?

ALAN: If they let him do it and give him a chance. They're fighting him every step of the way. We need help out here. We've been struggling for years under Obama. And he -- he had the right message. That's why we voted him in, because of that. And we need tax cuts. I need a couple extra dollars in my paycheck every week. We need jobs. We need Trump --

VOICE: Thanks, Allen.

ALAN: And these liberals depress all this. They need to get off that and think about us that's out here putting our boots on every day, getting up at 4 o'clock in the morning, going to work and trying to provide for our families. And it's hard. Love you, Larry.

GLENN: An amazing phone call. I just want to highlight some of the words: I'm one of the forgotten men. I'm worried. I'm worried about jobs. I'm worried about tax cuts. I'm living paycheck to paycheck. I'm rubbing two nickels together. We're struggling, and these people don't get it. We need help out here. We're struggling. We need jobs.

I wish the press would think about us. Those who are putting our boots on and getting up at 4 o'clock in the morning, it's hard.

So who was it that voted for Donald Trump, and who was it that is supporting Donald Trump now? The press just can't figure it out. It's people like, who I don't think it really is about Donald Trump. I'm anxious to hear from Allen. I think it's about the pain that people are going through.

And somebody has -- had better start listening to them and helping them. Alan. Alan Hoyt joins us now. Hi, Alan. How are you, sir?

ALAN: Hey, Mr. Beck. How are you today, sir?

GLENN: I'm good. I'm good.

Tell me about the day you called into WMAL and what you were feeling.

ALAN: Well, I just feel like I'm left out. I feel like -- I don't know. I feel like there's a whole lot of us out here. We're doing our best. We're doing what we're supposed to do. But everything is sitting around other concerns. And we're just trying to make a living. And we're just trying to do the right thing, and we just need some extra money in our paycheck. I mean, we're back to eating noodles and noodles. Where I live at, it's like two hours to get to work for a six-hour day and then two hours to go home. And my girl, finally, she just has a job interview, hour and a half up the road for two days a week. That's the best she can find. And I need her help. And she wants to help me. But they just don't understand that we're the ones out here paying the taxes. And we're the ones -- they're about everything, but the right thing: And that's just, how do you help your fellow man? And how do we get by if we're struggling?

GLENN: So, Alan, tell me a little about yourself. Tell me who you are, what -- you know, what you do for a living. Did you have good times? Were there good times in your past with your job? Tell me a little about yourself.

ALAN: Well, right now, I just took a break. I'm on a 120-degree roof, fixing an air conditioner for a customer because they're complaining it's hot, hot, hot. I don't know what these people would have done back in the 1800s when they didn't have no air conditioner or electricity or heater.

But I'm on the roof right now. Just took a break. I'm sitting in the back of my truck. The sun is beating down on me. I'm burning up. But I got to do what I got to do. I mean, I make pretty decent money, but I just can't get enough hours in, unless I do overtime. I had requested work, my day off, just to try to make extra money.

I'm just an everyday American. I'm just out here doing -- I mean, I hate kind of what I do. I've been doing it for 20 years. I mean, I'm pretty good at what I do. But I really have to suffer sometimes. Sometimes I'm on the roof for eight hours, and I'm in the blistering sun. You know, I'm -- it's taking a toll on me. And I don't know how much longer I can do this and throw a 32-foot ladder up against a building and climb up there and stay outside all day fixing comfort for everybody else, when I'm out here hurting.

GLENN: So --

ALAN: And I keep my thermostat at my house to 78 degrees, just to keep back the bill, you know what I mean? We keep the house barely decently -- I don't know, Mr. Beck. I'm just out here trying to maintain. And I just don't have the funds. I don't have -- we don't go out to restaurants anymore. We don't do anything. We just like -- pretty much, we're cabin fevered in. I go to work. Come home. Stay in. And she's trying to find a job. She's on the internet every day, just applying for this and applying for that. And hopefully this two-day-a-week job will pan out for her, because I could use the extra little bit of money every week. But --

GLENN: So when did -- when did America change for you? When did things get tough for you? Under Obama? Under Bush? When did things change?

ALAN: Well, I really think it was under the Obama administration with the taxes. I see my -- I see more money coming out of my paycheck every week. I get paid biweekly. And it's like 400-something dollars that I have to pay in taxes. That's state, federal, my Social Security, all that. It's like 400. If I can just keep -- I'm stretching out my credit cards now. And I'm stealing from Peter to pay Paul. I've got to budget money around and flip things around, to where I'm keeping everybody happy without, you know, having them come after me, repossess my vehicles, or foreclose on my house. It's -- I don't know, Mr. Beck.

GLENN: Have you -- have you -- just trying to get a sense of who you are. Have you always video for Republicans? What's your voting history? Have you always been a conservative?

ALAN: Well, I grew up in Baltimore city. And it was all Democrats in there. And back in the day, you had to know somebody to get a job. A lot of the guys -- the fathers of my friend were in the union. Representatives. So if you wanted a decent job, you had to pretty much -- I remember Mr. Joe -- you would walk in his house at Christmas time, and all the Christmas cards were all the way around his whole living room, stretched on the wall from all the people that sent them Christmas cards. And I think most of the Christmas cards he got was just people kind of like kissing his butt because he was the union representative for the Steamfitters. And I was like amazed to see all the Christmas cards hanging on his wall. But it was all people that was just looking for favors.

I got into the union. It wasn't what I wanted to be part of. Because it was like a little cult. And I didn't like the way, you know, it was -- the union -- it wasn't for me. So I'm a non-union worker now. They call me a scav. You know, I'm kind of like -- you know, I make as much as a union person. But when I was in a union, they just took my money every month, and I really didn't get anything out of it.

But, yeah, I grew up in Baltimore City. And it was like pay-to-play type thing to get a decent job. And now Baltimore City went to hell in a handbasket. And when I grew up down there, it was a beautiful thing. Everybody got out every weekend and scrubbed their steps and swept the sidewalks. My job was to scrub out the trash cans out in the backyard and squirt down the alley.

But now you go up to Baltimore, it's trash six inches deep on the sidewalks. It's -- it's -- but my pain actually started when Obama got elected. I mean, I had nothing against the man. My son is a biracial child. I raised him from my wife I lost a couple years back to cancer. You know, it was her child from another relationship. But I -- it really like all started on the Obama administration, when he started changing things, and taxes seemed to skyrocket.

GLENN: So how has the media failed you?

ALAN: Well, the media -- okay. I kind of -- oh, I miss you so much on Fox News. I used to watch you every night. I couldn't wait to get home and tune in with you, especially with the big chalkboard and all the pictures of this guy linked to that guy. You really taught me a lot.

GLENN: Right.

ALAN: And I think at that point, I really started to come around. I was listening to CNN. And then a friend of mine told me Fox is fair and balanced. So I changed my political perspective on things, just by being educated by people like you. But I kind of -- I listened to like MSNBC and CNN. Just to see their slant. The topic. And Rachel Maddow. She's, wow, she's something else. But I listened to them. And then I turned to the truth. And I listened for voices like you out there so I could really know the truth. And I could make a judgment. Is it affecting me the way it is? Or is it what they're describing, which I know is a false narrative.

We put Trump into office because we believed what he was saying. He promised to help us. That's all we wanted, was some help. And I got -- I got callouses on my hands. And real men had callouses.

We're out here. It's just everyday people that go to work. And we work hard. But we don't really have nothing to show for it. We just to have live paycheck to paycheck because we're not bringing enough money in.

I mean, I make decent -- fairly decent money. But it's not enough for my bills. I can't -- I can't stay on top of everything. And it drives me to the point sometimes -- I'm suicidal sometimes, just thinking about all the crap that's going on in my life. And it's not because of me not willing to work. I just wish there was more work.

GLENN: How is -- how do you feel about Donald Trump? Is he doing -- is he doing everything he can?

ALAN: I think he's really putting that best foot -- best foot forward. He's just being fought every step of the way. They're just blocking every thing he's trying to accomplish. Even all successes are not being reported. I understand the border crossings are down from him, just from words and not actions.

GLENN: Yes.

ALAN: And he's really wanting to do what he promised, but they're just blocking him. The whole smear with the Democrats and the media is just to paint him with a broad brush, that he is some kind of demon, some kind of guy that's not -- you know, he wasn't worth getting elected for. And he's not going to do anything for us. And all they do is report the bad, negative stuff. And they don't really highlight any of the good stuff.

GLENN: So what could the media -- what does the media need to learn, Alan? What do they -- they always question, you know, who is supporting Donald Trump? And how come we're not trusted? What would you say to them?

ALAN: I would say, come to work with me one day. Get up at 4 o'clock. Put your boots on. Get in my truck and go with me every day when I go to work. Be on the 120-degree roof, giving people their comfort back. Share my lunch with me. Some baloney sandwich because I can't afford chips. Just come to work with me and see what we're dealing with out here.

And just let -- one day working with me, you'll realize that -- how hard things are. And then they're speaking all this other stuff that's really not important to people like us. We want tax cuts. I mean, if I could get an extra $100 in my paycheck every week, I would love that. That would help me so much to get by, a little bit further.

But all they want to do is talk about Donald Trump Jr. Donald Trump. Russia. This and that. And we're not worried about that. We're worried about how we're going to survive one day at a time and how do we put food on our tables. How do we afford to go out to dinner, and how do we afford to have a good weekend and be able to go to the ocean, or -- we can't afford none of that because every day, our money that we earn is dedicated to something else. And there's nothing left over, by the time you pay all your bills.

GLENN: What's the most important thing to you? The tax relief, insurance, border? What's the most important thing to you? If you could do one thing, what should it be?

ALAN: Tax reform. Just cut the taxes back. I know he went to 10 percent. Now it's up to 20. I know you have to give and take. But I really need relief on my paycheck. I just need to bring home a little bit more to what I'm bringing home, because they're taking it all from me.

And I can't -- and this is the craziest thing: My 17-year-old son worked last year a part-time job. And when I filed taxes, I claimed him on my earned income tax credit. He went and claimed himself.

He was so proud to file his taxes. Seventeen years old. Made $1,400. Now that screwed up my taxes. I got the federal and the state after me now, wanting $2,600 back, saying I have to pay them back because he claimed himself.

I didn't know. I was supposed to use a different form. But the taxes, I mean, why can't it be a simple one little form? And why do they have to take so much?

I mean, they tax me right up front. And then everything I buy and everything I use, I have to pay more taxes on that. I wish it was like a FairTax or something like that. I mean, they're just -- oh, my God, my paycheck is something like 400-something dollars comes out every two weeks, just taxes alone. And I could really use that money.

GLENN: You know, I was just thinking -- I'm going to write you a check for the $2,600. But you better check because, if I give you the $2,600, they're going to charge you for that $2600 that I give you, and then you'll be in even more trouble. But let me take care of your -- your tax bill of $2,600. And you just --

ALAN: Oh, wow. Mr. Beck. You're my angel.

GLENN: Just call me Glenn. And if you'll hold on. We'll get some information. We'll send you a check. But know that they're -- this damn government is going to charge you.

STU: Oh, you're totally screwed.

GLENN: You're totally screwed. Because next year, you'll have to claim the $2,600. And so it's -- you know, save your money if you can, because they're going to charge you for it next year. Alan --

ALAN: Well, I had to file appeals and stuff. And I had to file a special thing. And it was amazing how I got the federal and the state comptroller's letter at the same time. It was like they were in cahoots with each other. I got both letters at the same time. It's like they're done with the big fish, now they want the little fish.

STU: Hmm.

GLENN: Alan, thank you so much. God bless. And try to stay cool today. God bless. We'll talk to you again. If you'll hold on for just a second, and if the producers can get his address and some information.

RADIO

Who is controlling THESE mentally incapacitated Democrats?!

Joe Biden — whether due to illness or age — seems to be mentally incapacitated which, according to Merriam-Webster, means ‘an absence of mental capacity.’ But it’s not just Joe. In fact, Stu argues that the mental abilities of current Senate candidate John Fetterman may be even worse. Plus, Kamala Harris can barely string together a cohesive thought, and Nancy Pelosi incoherently babbles as well. This leads Glenn to a very important question: With these mentally incapacitated Democrats, WHO THEN IS RUNNING AND CONTROLLING THE PARTY?!

Transcript

Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: All right. So let's take a look at the upcoming elections. How are things shaping up in the Senate, Stu?

STU: Very, very closely, Glenn. Very, very close races. A lot of toss-up states. A lot of very tight back and forth.

GLENN: Can we start with Fetterman, please?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: Okay. Is it still really, really points? Is he still like three points ahead, or five points ahead?

STU: Yeah. Yeah.

GLENN: How is that possible?

STU: Thank you. Thank you.

GLENN: How is that possible? Sara, do you have that clip?

VOICE: The Eagles are so much better than the Eagles. Oh, my gosh. This guy can't function. Now, look, I mean, I'm wondering, who is really running the show? Who is running the Democratic Party?

Because you have Joe Biden who is -- I mean, he's there occasionally. You know what I mean? He's mentally there, occasionally. Other times, no idea.

Kamala Harris, no. She's not --

STU: She just blathers on and says nothing. We have an entire thing at Veepthoughts.com, of all her idiocy. She continually tries to talk, but can't say anything.

GLENN: Right. But Feinstein, gone.

STU: They've basically admitted, she isn't even doing the job anymore. Nancy Pelosi is hammered, half the time, allegedly. When she's making any speech.

GLENN: Hammered. Either that, or she just doesn't know what he's talking about. But I think it's hammered.

STU: And Fetterman is -- we constantly beat on Joe Biden's ability to get through speeches. He's remarkably better than John Fetterman at this, right now. John Fetterman can't speak. This is a deliberative body.

GLENN: So can I ask you a question?

And no offense meant here, by people, who are in this. But I don't want a special ed. class running my country. And that's pretty much what we have right now in the party right now. People who can no longer think clearly, for one reason or another.

STU: Yeah. They're all different reasons.

GLENN: But you can't run a country like this. You can't run a country like this.

STU: We've seen what happens when you try it. Right?

We've seen the last two years. We've seen the results of what happens when you attempt to do it this way. It doesn't work.

GLENN: And you have to ask yourself. Who is making the policies? Who is making the policies? I mean, I'm asking that rhetorically.

STU: The Taiwan policies are a good example of this. Who is making the Taiwan policy? Joe Biden keeps coming out and saying, over and over again, that we are -- our troops are going to go defend Taiwan if China attacks it. That's Joe Biden's policy. And then five minutes later. The White House and five other organizations, within our government, come out and say, that's not actually our policy. We swear. We swear. Then Joe Biden comes out and does another interview and says it again, and then he does it again and again. He's done it four or five times.

GLENN: Well, Lindsey -- this Lindsey Graham abortion bill, which we will get into some other day. This Lindsey Graham abortion bill, Joe Biden came out and said, it's stricter than my church's --

STU: No. The Catholic Church --

GLENN: How can that be stricter than the -- Catholic Church is no abortion? How can you be stricter? Death for abortion?

Well, I mean, how could it be stricter than that?

STU: No.

GLENN: That's not.

STU: No. This is just craziness. I mean, they're trying everything they can to throw you off of the scent of what you should actually be voting for.

GLENN: No. They are trying -- they're not trying -- they are lying to you. That's all that this is. They are lying to you. Stricter? It's a 15-week ban on abortion. It's after 15 weeks, you can't have abortions. That's more lenient than France! Okay. France has 13 weeks. This has 15. So to get people to vote for these clowns, they just have to lie to you.

How many times do they have to lie to you, before you wake up?

Some countries, it doesn't -- they never wake up.

GLENN: You mention the abortion policy. Let me just at least -- because this is a big election issue here.

There's a big story that's happening in Arizona right now. Which is one of the -- the biggest states, when it comes to the Senate. And, of course, the governor as well in Arizona. And there's a law from 1864, I think it was, that passed. That basically said no abortions for any reasons. Except, I think there's the life of the mother exception. And it can be penalized with something --

GLENN: Whipping. Horsewhipping.

The Border Patrol comes and whips you with your horses. While she's still laying in bed.

STU: And like, I think it's three to five years in prison, for someone who facilitates one of these abortions. Now, of course we got into the Roe vs. Wade era. This law was still in the books. Never got repealed. They never did anything about it. Now we're on the other side of it. It's Roe vs. Wade gets overturned. And they about it to -- they run it through the courts. And the courts say, yeah. This is still law. If you want to change a law, you can change a law. But currently, this is the law of the land. I must apply it. That's how the law works. You can repeal a law opinion you can pass a new law that overrides that law. Now, since then, Arizona has tried to go through with a 15-week ban. But as of right now, it looks like the law of the land is still this 1864 law.

GLENN: It can't be 1864. I don't think Arizona was a state --

STU: It was not a state when this was passed. It was a territorial.

GLENN: Territorial. Okay. So we go back to literally the Cowboy and Indian times.

STU: So -- but this is the law, and this is the way the law works.

GLENN: And you will not tie your horse up on the door of my saloon either.

STU: Now, of course, what we're talking about, is you'll have to go to California or somewhere else nearby, if you want to get your abortion, if you needed an abortion. If this law were to stay in place. So this is a back and forth. The left is trying so hard to make abortion the entire election here. Because, of course, they see this as -- some of the polling shows that the majority of people are against the Supreme Court decision, blah, blah, blah, blah. They only have a couple of issues here, they can run on. One is, they think they can run on Donald Trump, because half the country doesn't like him. They can run on abortion. That's all about all they have, right?

So they're trying to make it seem like. Now, no one will lock down when the Democrats have any lines on abortion. They never have to express their lines on it. Only Republicans have to come up with their lines on abortion. Democrats never have to say, they want it all the way to birth. Only Peter Doocy is the one who asks them about it.

GLENN: Because they don't have a line. It's not up to birth. It's not up to birth.

STU: No. Their opinions are far more unpopular than the Republican positions on this. But the media is assisting them on this.

And so there's a slew of Republicans, that are trying to find this middle ground, quote, unquote.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Lindsey Graham being one of them. Hey, let's pass a 15-week abortion ban. I'm sorry. Did we just spend the last 50 years, fighting over Roe vs. Wade so we could eliminate 8 percent of abortions. Is that what we did? I want to make sure I understand, this whole Roe vs. Wade fight all these years was, hey, if it works, across the entire country, we can eliminate 8 percent of abortions?

GLENN: May I just ask you a question, the Supreme Court said the federal government has no -- has to go to the state.

STU: Right.

GLENN: So why wouldn't this be overturned as well as unconstitutional?

STU: I think it probably would. Especially with this Supreme Court. But, again, what is the point of winning elections, if -- what is the point of welling an election. If you win election after election after election, and get all the Supreme Court justices in, and then they overturn Roe vs. Wade. And your big idea is, hey, what if we mess around at the very edges of the fringe, and eliminate a few super late-term abortions. Well, I mean, that's great. It's better than nothing. But clearly, that can't be the reason why we spent a half century battle to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Obviously, that can't be the end of this, right?

GLENN: No. Because at 15 weeks, we'll get better at technology, and we'll be able to save children before 15 weeks. We'll eventually be able to grow them in a jar, okay?

STU: Whether you can save them in a jar or not, it's still life, right?

GLENN: Right. I know. But as it gets closer and closer, to being able to just put that embryo and put it in a jar. And grow it in a jar. We know it's life. It's like --

STU: It gets harder and harder to deny.

GLENN: Now it's 15. What's it going to be in the future. This doesn't make any sense.

RADIO

Glenn: Why this man’s SHOCKING FBI arrest matters to YOU

Mark Houck, pro-life author and father of seven, was arrested in Philadelphia last year for allegedly shoving a pro-choice protester away from his young son. The charges were dropped, which makes his recent arrest story that much more terrifying. In this clip, Glenn details the shocking way Houck recently was taken into custody by the FBI for supposed FACE Act violations. But whether or not you agree with Houck’s pro-life stance, Glenn explains, this story has HUGE implications for every single American: ‘Is this the America you want?’ Glenn asks. ‘Because once YOU get out of line, you’ll be the one finishing the poem: When they came for me, there was no one left.’

Transcript

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GLENN: Mark Hock, along with Ryan Marie Hock. Seven children. Mark's a well-known pro-life author, sidewalk counselor, father of seven. And thank goodness the S.W.A.T. team came into his house. Yes. Yes. Came into his house. Broke the door down.

Scared the hell out of the family, and he is in jail today!

Apparently, he violated the Face Act. Now, I wanted to understand exactly what the face act is. So I looked it up. Let me see if I can find it here. Face act. No. It was moved.

That's helpful. So the Face Act, basically what the Face Act is. I don't know where it was moved to. But basically the Face Act is something that the local governments and even the federal government, can bring up charges on, if you are trying to block somebody from going into an abortion clinic.

STU: Freedom of access to clinic entrances.

GLENN: Okay. Thank you. Thank you.

Freedom, yeah. What is -- can we stop naming them stupid names?

STU: Are we so dumb, that we need to summarize --

GLENN: We are. Okay. So you can't block somebody from having access. Well, he didn't block anybody from having access. There was another street performer, somebody else who was screaming at the other side.

And he and his son were there, and they were praying. And this activist, who was not going into the Planned Parenthood.

Wasn't escorting anybody. He starts screaming at mark and his son. And not sure exactly, what happened.

But it got to a place, where this guy had cornered Mark's son. And Mark said, back off. Back off. The guy doesn't back off, so he shoves Mark.

Now, word is, this guy is -- what do they call him, a tumbler? I think.

He's a guy who, if you touch him, he falls down. Oh. Oh, my gosh --

STU: A flopper. A flopper. He's like the Lebron James of the abortion clinics.

GLENN: Apparently. Apparently.

STU: Allegedly.

GLENN: Allegedly.

Okay. Thank you. So the police come, and they arrest the father of seven, for pushing this man to the ground. Planned Parenthood has got it all on tape. They got it on tape. So it goes to trial. And the case is dismissed.

Wait a minute.

I haven't heard that part of the story. The case was dismissed. I thought the FBI. Oh. Oh, yeah. The Justice Department, heard about this case. And thought it was so egregious, that if the local police and state police won't do anything about it, we certainly will.

So they went in, kicking and screaming, into this house, of this family.

They -- 25 or 30 FBI agents swarmed the property, 15 vehicles. It's 7 o'clock in the morning. They surround the house with rifles, in firing position. And they start pounding on the door, yelling for the family to open up the door.

And he approaches.

Now, the kids are upstairs. Everybody is screaming and crying.

And he's telling them to calm down, and he's trying to calm the FBI down as well. He says, please, I am going to open the door. But please, my children are in the home. I have seven babies in the house. And they just kept pounding and screaming. The FBI did.

When he opened the door, according to him, they had big, huge rifles, pointed at him and pointed at mom. And then they went into the house, and were pointing them throughout the house.

When they came in, they ordered the kids to stay upstairs. The staircase is open. So the kids were all at the top of the stairs, which faces the front door.

I was on the stairs as well, coming down. Kids were all just screaming. It was very scary and traumatic. After asking why they were at the house, the agents said, they had to have been there to arrest Mark. When mom asked for their warrant. They said they were going to take him, whether they had a warrant or not.

When she said, that's kidnapping. You can't just come into a person's house and kidnap them at gun point, they agreed to get the warrant from -- for her, from one of the vehicles.

Oh. Good. At this point, Mark asked her to get him a sweatshirt, and his rosary beads. When she returned, they had already loaded him up into the vehicle.

Now, what did this guy do again, that warranted this?

Our friends, who voted for Democrats, is this the America that you want? Any friend who votes differently, any American citizen that votes differently, do you want a guy getting his door kicked in, after the charges were dismissed in court? Do you want the FBI kicking down his door for pushing a guy, who was yelling at his son. Pushing him down for the ground?

I'm not for violence. He's not for violence. He's reason been violent before.

It was a dad responding. The court dismisses it. Is this the America that you want?

Because once you get out of line, once you decide, if we don't all stand together now, you're not going to make it. You'll be the one finishing the poem, when they came for me, there was no one left. You will be the one finishing the poem. You have to stand up now. We have to stand up together. And say, the Department of Justice. And the FBI is completely out of control.

I don't think the Postal Service, should be spying on American people.

Another whistle-blower has come out from the FBI. To warn about the politicalization of the FBI. Saying, the bureau is spying on law-abiding citizens and that many of its domestic counterterrorism cases are tantamount to entrapment. Another FBI agent is coming out and saying this now. This is an interview with the Washington Times. Quote, my team was deployed 20 or 25 different high profile national terrorist organizations. Investigating what I saw, is the -- the counterterrorism and investigations. Is always and unequivocally morally equivalent to entrapment, even if there's legal definition that allows them to skirt that. They are using every tool.

Isn't this what people did to Martin Luther King?

Isn't this what people did when the government was completely out of control in the past? And isn't this exactly what others did to their political enemies in every country that has ever been run by thugs?

I still believe in America. I still believe in my neighbor. I still believe in the neighbor that votes differently than me.

I -- I think that there are a lot of people, that are feeling it now. But they don't know what to do. And they don't know if they want to lose all their friends. Their status. Because they're not really sure. Reassure them, that you're not the crazy one. Reassure them. Don't try to change their mind.

Just ask them questions. Are you really -- are you really for the transgender -- you're really okay with hospitals mutilating young children, when there is no scientific proof that this is good? In fact, if you're trying to stop suicides, this makes suicides worse. You really -- I don't understand. And even if you're for that. Help me out on the trans library parties. I'm not for banning books. I don't want to ban books at libraries. Books where, in the children's section at a school. Yeah. There are books. I'm not going to put a Playboy there. You wouldn't put a Playboy there. Then why would you put this? It's much more explicit than a Playboy. And it's showing kids how to engage in all kinds of different sex. For first grade, third grade. Really? You're for that now?

Wake your friends up. Wake them up. Because first they came for the January 6 protesters. Even the peaceful ones. And they charged them with parading. And I didn't speak out. Then they came for the gun rights supporters, and I didn't speak out. Because I wasn't a gun owner. Then they came for the pro-life activists, and I didn't speak out or stand up because, yeah, I'm pro-life. But I'm not an activist. Now they come for people who voted for Trump, but I didn't vote for Trump. I got news for you, that's 50 percent of the nation. You add in the hatred of white people, Asians. Cisgender, and gays that don't support trans, shown in libraries, that's an awful lot of people.

Who will be left to defend you?

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NO, Italy’s new prime minister is NOT a fascist. Here’s why.

The mainstream media is going into OVERDRIVE trying to convince the world that Italy’s newly elected prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, is a fascist. In this clip, Glenn explains what Meloni ACTUALLY believes, breaking down her ‘radical’ views that have put the far-left into a tailspin. But if you know the real definition of fascism, Glenn explains, you may realize that Meloni actually is against fascism and has vowed to stand against it. So, who are the real radicals?

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GLENN: Have you guys noticed anything?

Because I have. The prime minister. The new prime minister of Italy. Yeah. That was a triggering event for the left apparently. Now, I want -- I just -- see if any of these sound anything alike. CNN has described her as at least most far right minister since Mussolini. The New York Times, the country's first far right leader since Mussolini. Variety, most far right minister since Benito Mussolini. See, it's completely different.

LA Times, she's the first far right leader since Mussolini. The Daily Beast. The first far right leader since Mussolini. The Washington Post. She's going to set up the first far right government since Mussolini. The Atlantic. The return of fascism in Italy. NBC News compared her to patriot front, and said her party, the brothers of Italy, can trace its roots back to a fascist party, founded by supporters, of Mussolini. The guardian called it a party with a neofascist origin.

Wow! She must be as bad as Mussolini!

Okay. Wow. What -- what exactly is she for? Because they hate her.

I mean, almost as much as they hate Donald Trump, who is just like, say it with me, Adolf Hitler.

The main characteristics of actual fascism, is widespread media propaganda. Okay?

That's one side. Widespread media propaganda. In the origins of totalitarianism. This is by Hannah Arendt. She describes fascism as a totalitarian organization, that is designed to translate the propaganda lies of the movement, woven around a central fiction, into a functioning reality. A society whose members act and react according to the rules of this fictitious world. I don't know what she's talking about!

I haven't seen anything like that since I don't know, this morning. Now, this isn't new to the media. They call Trump a fascist. They label Ron DeSantis a fascist.

Everybody is a fascist!

Unless you agree with the state. Okay. So what does she stand for?

Her slogan is, God, father land, and family. A-ha! The old father land creeps in, yeah?

In other words, God, country, family. In her words, I am Georgia. I'm a woman. I'm a mother. I'm an Italian. I'm a Christian. And you can't take that away from me.

Long answer is: She's concerned about saving the country from its energy crisis. And listen to this.

The government's high debt and avoiding dependence on the European Central Bank. There I said it.

Oh, my gosh. The central bank. You know what that's code for.

Jews! Yeah. That's what fascists always want to get rid of. The banking committee is always run by Jews. And all conservatives, and fascists know it.

Yet, that's not what she's saying. Surprisingly. Not what she's saying. She's saying, the central banks are controlling the world.

Now, I know that comes as a complete and total shock, to almost everybody. Well, it would as a shock to everybody, who isn't listening, and they're the people who get pissed off at me more than anybody else. All those people who don't listen.

So, anyway, the dependence on the European Central Bank, which is causing all sorts of problems. Just as, oh, I don't know. Our central bank, the fed is causing problems. She championed the promise to maintain fiscal discipline. She's opposed to increasing government spending. In other words, she's a fiscal conservative.

Italy has the third largest economy in the European Union. She wants to keep it that way. She is a threat to the EU, which is a threat to the New World Order. Klaus Schwab!

Oh, my gosh. Is that what she is? One of her biggest fights is to end Italy's recent history of technocratic governments. In other words, she wants to fight fascism.

How could she be a fascist, if she wants to fight fascism?

But you're not going to hear about these positions. The Wall Street Journal is one of the few sources, talking about the real reasons that she appeals to it's not. Like most in the sane world, they have shifted towards parties with clear pro-western stances. Huh.

Clear pro-western stances.

Do you mean the Italians are tired of hearing about how their culture is just humdrum?
How there's nothing really special about Italians? That they should ply the European Union flag proudly, and forget their little green and white and red. Flag Mexico has one. Why do you need one too?

People love that. Newsweek said, her victory is Putin's best-case scenario, which is kind of puzzling, considering she's pro-Ukraine. And has advocated sending aid to Ukraine.

She's against abortion, euthanasia. And radical gender ideology.

In -- according to a speech in Reuters, Reuters are described her -- her voice, raising to a crescendo of, you will comply!

Wow! In that speech, she was so angry, she said, let's say yes to natural families. No to the LGBT lobby. Yes to sexual identity. No to gender ideology. Yes to the culture of life. No to the abyss of death. Wow. She's a hater.

No to the violence of Islam. Yes to safer borders. No to mass immigration. Yes for work for our people. No international finance. Hmm. Sounds like another win for someone who is not a fascist. But is being called a fascist. So what it is fascism? Well, for one, it doesn't actually exist in any one form. It hadn't been in practice for about 40 years. It's starting to look a little like America.

But it hasn't held sway since World War II. The doctrine of fascism, from Mussolini, he called it the third way.

Fascism, totalitarianism.

It's a union between the spirit of the people, and the power of the state. So almost like a public/private partnership. With pronounced nationalism supported by a robust military infrastructure, where the function of a citizen and a soldier are the same.

Now, Mussolini describes it as everything in the state, nothing against the state, and nothing outside the state.

So let's see, everything is the state. So that would be like football?

Would be kind of run by the state. Or at least you would have to be, you know, for the state. Nothing against the state. So you couldn't say, hey. No, I -- I -- I don't hate America. I don't want to put, you know, a Black Lives Matter in every end zone.

You see. You couldn't do that. In a fascist country, you couldn't say, no. This doctor is against masks, because he knows that this is complete and total bullcrap. See, in a fascist state, you wouldn't be able to have that. You would have those people eliminated or silenced. Yes? Yeah?

A little bit of silence for you. So let's see. I'm confused. We were nothing outside the state. Everything in the state. Nothing against the state. Okay. I think I have that. Fascism. Listen to this one. Makes everything political.

Huh. Huh. You mean like art and television, and sports?

And history? And sex. Wow.

It's almost like everything is political. Health, as a reason for an emergency.

Every part of society serves the state. Science, for instance, according to Mussolini, is only useful when it confirms fascistic ideas.

You mean like climate change and vaccine mandates and gender surgeries!

Oh, my gosh. This is crazy. Who would have known?

Fascism is partly motivated by a disdain for socialism. But Mussolini also saw democracy as a failure, because it equates a nation to the majority, lowering it to the level of the largest number. He believed the purest form of democracy, the nation is considered from the point of view of quality, rather than quantity. They have no time for individualism.

You know, that's a right-wing belief, isn't it? To them, what matters is the collective. But the collective led by an authoritarian in conjunction with the state.

Oh! FDR used to go by this definition. Fascism is ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any other controlling private power.

So if our government was owned by let's say, oh. A partnership between government officials in a party. And like big business. Then that would be fascism according to FDR. Oh, it's a good thing we're a long way away from that. Fascism doesn't believe in God given rights. Because they generally don't believe in God.

Oh, she does. I do. That's weird. Also, because rights are something they get from the state. I don't believe that. Do you? Does she?

And the state decides who gets rights. By the way, Mussolini was an atheist. Strangely, so was Hitler. So, in other words, Glenn, what you're saying, is that it's not really right-wing.

No. It doesn't really sound like it to me. It's also not really left-wing. Mussolini saw it as beyond left and right. Which is why it's called the third position or third way. An alternate path, between capitalism and Eastern bloc communism.

Now, here's the great thing: I'm going to wrap it up with this. Can you imagine living in this world. In fascism, there is no objective truth. What kind of crazy world would that be?

It's only their lived truth, which they then turn into law. They control the media, and they control it through a party of elites.
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Oh, man. Wow. I can't even imagine a country like this. Or a party, that would be advocating for those things. You know.

Dodged a bullet in the head on that one. Because we're nothing like fascists.

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Intel expert EXPOSES FBI leadership for ‘WEAPONIZING POWER’

Richard Grenell is no stranger to government corruption. In fact Grenell, former Acting Director of National Intelligence, tells Glenn how he witnessed corruption within the FBI firsthand. The deception that’s plaguing the D.C. swamp, he says, is thanks to department leaders weaponizing their power, not the rank and file agents below them. Grenell discusses how those leaders are using their stature or ‘crush dissent,’ and he explains why he believes the FBI — and U.S. agencies like it — CAN one day be rid of such politically partisan deceit…

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GLENN: Richard Grenell. Richard, how are you, sir?

RICHARD: Thanks for having me, Glenn. Is one of my favorite times, is to have a long conversation with you.

GLENN: I appreciate it. You're welcome on this program, any time.

I've got so much to talk to you about, but let me start here first with your thoughts on what is happening with the FBI, between Mar-a-Lago, and now the pro-life advocate, who had the -- the FBI come into his house. Even though his attorney said, he'll come in, any time, just tell us when.

RICHARD: Yeah. It's really outrageous. Look, we have to start and finish this conversation, by saying that the rank-and-file FBI agents are very good patriots, who love their country. Who do not want partisan politics involved in the investigations. No weaponization of the tools of the FBI and DOJ. But unfortunately, the leadership, I saw firsthand, the leadership is not like that. Look, we have a system, whether it's DOJ, or the FBI, or the State Department, or the Department of Defense, in order to get promoted in the swamp, you have to do certain things that the swamp wants you to do. You just tonight get promoted up the chain. Which means pay increases. Which means better retirement. It means a bigger salary and a bigger office. All of those accouterments that we value as humans. And so Washington, DC, has created a system, that unless you abide by their rules, which is woke rules, which is always going after Republicans. This is the system that is created in our bureaucracy, and people are eager to climb that ladder, so they play that game. But I will tell you, we have a crisis, at DOJ, and at the FBI because they have weaponized their power against people they don't like. It's crushing dissent. And look for further, Glenn, then first and second generations, who are the canaries in the coal mine. They have left fascism and totalitarianism. They're the ones on the front lines, screaming about the Democratic Party.

GLENN: I know they are.

RICHARD: The media. And the problems in Washington, DC. They see it. They left it.

GLENN: So can we rid ourselves from it? I mean, you were front and center in this fight, when Trump was in office.

You know it from the inside as the DNI. So can we crush this?

RICHARD: Yeah. We can. And the reason why I say that, is because I -- I staged the rank-and-file. Look, I will tell you a really quick story. When I was declassifying certain transcripts and certain information, I looked at the information. And it was clear to me, it was not a source of how we collect intelligence. And it was not a method on how we gathered it.

And I went straight to the DOJ, and FBI leadership. And I said, I have the authority. I'm going to declassify this information. And both Barr and Ray just really said no. Not a good idea. They started by doing the bureaucratic thing of delaying me. Asking, you know, stupid questions, that just were clearly a bureaucracy. Shoving me off on their deputies, who would then create more bureaucracy. I was no dummy. I knew what they were doing. So I pushed forward for a meeting with the rank-and-file FBI agents, whose names had then clearly attached to the redactions and to the -- and to the classified information blocking, and I -- and I had a meeting. I pushed forward. Looked them in the eye. And I said, why did you classify -- why did you redact this information?

It's clearly -- they looked at me, across the table at the Department of Justice, and said, we didn't -- we don't agree with that.

We didn't want to do that. Our bosses did.

GLENN: Hmm.

RICHARD: There were wimpy people in leadership, who hide behind the top decisions, by throwing other people under the bus. As soon as I heard that, I said, I'm unredacting this. This is an outrage. This is a cover-up.

And, of course, you know, the leadership was not supportive, but I didn't care. They threatened to -- to sue me, or expose me as someone who is sharing classified information. I said, oh, baloney. I'll challenge you. And, by the way, once I did it. Once I unredacted it, once I released it to the public, and everybody saw that there was a cover-up of the Russian collusion hoax, no one sued me. They threatened to. They tried to stop me. But the reality is, in telling you this story, is that the rank-and-file, know there's a problem. They hate it. But this is their life. They live in Washington, DC. And this is their career. And, you know, everything they know, and their family needs, is in this job. And they will be thrown out. And it will be very difficult for them. So we need leadership change. The long answer to say, yes. It can be done. We need leadership change.

GLENN: Do I have -- do I have Attorney General Barr wrong?

Because I met with him. And I really liked him. I thought he was an honest guy. And, but there were a few things that didn't quite make sense to me. And we've seen nothing come out of the investigations that, you know, he was supposedly protecting. Do I have him wrong? Is he a bad guy?

RICHARD: Look, I'm somebody that recognizes that there are a gray patterns. Everything is not black and white. I sat next to Attorney General Barr in the cabinet. He was incredibly nice to me. He was incredibly complimentary of my brave and courageous work. And I think relatively supportive. But there were times, when he as someone who values Washington, DC, he is somebody who wanted to have a life, still in the Washington, DC, legal circles.

Couldn't get past tradition.

GLENN: Right.

RICHARD: And I think that's the best way to say it. Is there are people trapped by tradition, who don't want to support the outsiders. And to me, Barr failed that test too many times.

GLENN: Okay. Let me ask you. With the DOJ and Donald Trump, I mean, it -- it seems as though, the DOJ was very nervous about what Donald Trump had. And they have gone after him, because he's got something on them. Right?

RICHARD: Because of tradition. Look, the record acts people are total hypocrites. You look at how they treated Obama. And it's completely activity than how they treated Trump.

GLENN: Correct.

RICHARD: Think of the records act people, as the ultimate swamp creatures to control.

Here is a group of people, who are literally saying, we bureaucrats, must collect and approve what the president of the United States does.

I'm sorry. That's crazy. The president of the United States, doesn't report to anyone, when it comes to classifying information, or declassifying information.

This is clear in the law. But it's not clear in the tradition of Washington, DC. These traditionalists. These people, well, everybody believes to the record X people. And, you know, we are people that get to control this. It's a control thing.

Washington, DC, doesn't do well, when people throw out tradition, and try to fight for the people, rather than for the process.

GLENN: So did -- was the FBI trying to cover their tracks?

RICHARD: Yeah. Look, on a daily basis, all of the agencies in Washington, DC, including the FBI and DOJ, they classify information when they look bad, so it doesn't get out to the public. You have people like Adam Schiff who play along with this. And who only leak certain information that helps the Democrats. It happens on the right as well.

But what we're seeing is that the swamp attitude, is a protection of the system. And so, yeah. They don't want the bad PR, that they made -- a really bad decision early on with the FISA warrant. There was so many -- there were so many warnings early on, that the Russian collusion hoax was a hoax. Perpetrated by Hillary's people, throughout the government. Victoria new land, who was the assistant Secretary of State for Europe at the time.

GLENN: Right.

RICHARD: Who ushered in the Steele dossier in London. And guess who else was the station chief at that time in London?

Was Gina Haspel, who became the CIA director.

GLENN: Jeez.

RICHARD: So you've really got this swamp mentality of protecting Hillary, early on. Trying to come up with every way they can, to make sure that Hillary wins.

And DOJ leadership, FBI leadership, playing along, because the system in DC wanted Hillary. She's been Secretary of State.

GLENN: Right.

RICHARD: She was somebody they knew. And she had a team. And the team was --

GLENN: It was also though, because this -- at least it seems to me, that this great reset. This ESG system, is in play, all over the world.

And, you know, I think this is why they're going after anyone -- I mean, look what's happening. Look what happened with -- what was it? The Swedish elections. Now the Italian elections.

People are starting to say, we don't want your central bank telling us what to do. We don't want the government to collude with business and the central bank. It's -- it's not what we're looking for.

RICHARD: And, by the way, by the way, if the European Union or the Central Bank or the Fed were making decisions about the people, I don't think you would see the pushback.

GLENN: You wouldn't. You wouldn't.

RICHARD: But over time. Let's just take corporate America, Glenn. You and I know Republicans have been very supportive of corporate America. Lower taxes. Lower taxes. And chamber of commerce events. And then the corporate America went the way of the media. And our universities.

They're completely woke. They're not for the people. They're for their own power. We all see it. Why are Republicans still wanting to fight, for corporate America, and lower taxes for corporate America?

I'm not there. I'm done with it. I'm done with this woke. Look, I think the counterculture is now conservative.

Because the big man controls the universities. The media. Wall Street. Corporate America. Everything.

If you want to be a '60s hippie that goes after the big man, and does your own thing, you better be a conservative, to this day. This is what Bill Maher is like abandoning the left.