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What We Can Learn From Texas’ Monumental Example of Self-Reliance

The state of Texas set an exemplary standard in its display of resilience and independence as Hurricane Harvey ripped through the Gulf Coast and flooded several areas of Texas and Louisiana. In fact, the state’s unmatched example of rescue efforts and self-reliance throughout the ordeal was beyond monumental that even those on the Left could not ignore it.

'Texans’ do-it-ourselves rescue effort defines Hurricane Harvey' read a headline from the Washington Post yesterday that celebrated the ordinary people who took up the challenge to save their neighbors as buckets of rain-ravaged their towns and homes, and virtually shut down the entire Gulf Coast.

The scenes around Houston and Southeast Texas were reminiscent of a scene in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” where civilians gathered their vessels to save soldiers stranded on the beaches surrounded by their ruthless enemies.

The state has another storm coming as it recovers from likely the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history.

“Now, can this last through the rebuilding effort?” Glenn asked. “The question is: Can a state with no income tax be a model for a different kind of recovery effort? On its own through innovative private and public partnerships without waiting for the money from the federal government to back up to Houston?”

Today on radio, Glenn discussed whether the values Texans are known for could be applied to the country at large to fix the amount of damage caused by progressives.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Scavengers are now stealing from flood victims in Houston. We have seen the absolute best of humanity during the rescue phase of Hurricane Harvey.

Saturday, I saw signs of the worst. I saw scammers. I saw a sign in one neighborhood that said, "Looters, beware, this is Texas."

Scumbags are starting to rear their head, as they always do. It's really an unreal idea. People returning to their ravaged homes, sifting through what's left of their life. Putting things out in the yard to dry, and then have somebody come by and steal from them.

This is really rare in Houston, compared to New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina. But it's still early. It's a reminder of how much still hangs in the balance for southeast Texas.

On Sunday, the mayor of Houston said, "I'm encouraging people, get up, and let's get going." This is the kind of can-do American attitude that really lives -- it's the reason why I moved to Texas. I told you, when things get tough, we need to be surrounded by the people who kind of feel the same way you do: Just get up and do it.

The Washington Post ran a story with the headline: Texans, do it ourselves rescue effort defines Hurricane Harvey. This has been a big part of the story, if not the biggest part of the story so far.

The Texan resilience and independence. Neighbors having each other's back. Now, can this last through the rebuilding effort? Because the damage is now between 150 and $180 billion. The question is, can a state with no income tax be a model for a different kind of recovery effort on its own, through innovative private and public partnerships, without waiting for the money from the federal government to back up to Houston?

Do you remember all of the FEMA debit card abuses and swindles after Hurricane Katrina? I'm sure Texas will have its fair share of it. But federal dumps of money is not the efficient solution. Besides, I don't know if you know this, FEMA is still $25 billion in debt from Hurricane Katrina and Sandy. $25 billion in debt.

The federal government can't afford this. What do we do? Print more money?

I think this is the perfect opportunity for the governor of Texas and President Trump, the businessman, to outline a different path for rebuilding for more private donations and less federal aid.

Trump was in the real estate business. He was in the construction business. As anyone can figure this out, this is his wheelhouse. And this is an opportunity for President Trump to lead and make his mark. Lead and become a unique and find a better way to lead as a president and find a responsible rebuilding. A pathway to a new and better tomorrow in Houston.

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How an ‘orchestrated’ revolution is bringing America TO ITS KNEES

Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins Glenn to discuss his new book, 'The Dying Citizen.' He explains how America's hippies from the 1960s are the progressive elites running our institutions today and how their 'well orchestrated' moves have created a top-down revolution that's 'bringing us down to our knees.' So, what's the solution? Davis Hanson tells Glenn what we can do to push back against the far left today…

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Who Is More Evil: Government or Facebook? | Robby Soave | Ep 120

The Left and Right agree: Social media companies like Facebook are abusing their power — whether through censorship or harmful, groupthink-creating algorithms. But is the solution really more censorship and regulation, like government fearmongers and leftist "whistleblowers" have insisted? Glenn sits down with the senior editor at Reason, Robby Soave, who has a much more refreshing solution laid out in his latest book, "Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Future." Politicians have weaponized the fear we have about social media. So, maybe we should be looking at the positives. Glenn and Robby take a look at the (very familiar) history of tech panic and censorship, balance the consequences of changing Section 230, and expose the real threat to the future of free speech: Progressive tyranny entrenched in the old school media.

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'HARMFUL CONTENT': How King Biden Is KILLING the Constitution

On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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Why it’s time for Dr. Fauci to STOP DOING INTERVIEWS!

Dr. Fauci was at it again over the weekend, this time declaring during a CBS News interview that it's 'too soon to tell' if Americans can safely gather with family this Christmas season. But the main issue isn't necessarily Fauci's crazy statement, Stu explains to Glenn. Rather, it's Fauci doing TV interviews at all. The left will support anything he says and the right will call him an idiot no matter what. He no longer has the ability to sway minds, so why is he on television more than Glenn is?!