Three Things You Need to Know - October 30, 2017

Washington Must Go

First, they came for the statues. Now, they’ve moved onto plaques.

A plaque honoring George Washington at the church he attended for more than two decades — Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia — is being removed after complaints.

According to the church, the George Washington plaque along with a Robert E. Lee plaque, are being removed because “the plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome. Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques.”

Ok, so how does a plaque make someone feel unsafe? It’s like an index card size piece of metal! Most people probably never even noticed them!

If people are really offended by these plaques, they shouldn’t step foot in Christ Church at all.

Both Washington and Lee attended this church for much of their lives. Hence the whole reason for the plaques indicating where they used to sit.

But the church leaders decided to cave to the gospel of political correctness.

They, I quote, “unanimously decided that the plaques create a distraction in our worship space and may create an obstacle to our identity as a welcoming church, and an impediment to our growth and to full community with our neighbors.”

Christ Church, do you really need parishioners who can’t focus on what they came to church to do? You’re supposed to be there praising God, not thinking about how much you hate certain historical figures.

I think worshippers should actually feel more welcome by the plaques. They represent men who were both deeply religious. But they were also men who had their flaws. They sinned just like everyone else. These powerful men weren’t above seeking counsel from God. That’s the beauty of Christianity.

We are human therefore we sin, but we can also be forgiven and try again.

Why Paul Manafort Was indicted

The rumors began circulating earlier this weekend: Indictments in Robert Mueller's Russia collusion investigation were coming.

About 30 minutes ago, we found out exactly what happened. Here's the scoop of all scoops. Pull over to the side of the road, because, whoa, you're going to find this one hard to believe. Paul Manafort is a shady guy.

Yeah, I know. I know. Hard to wrap your head around. Paul Manafort and one of his former business associates were told to surrender to federal authorities this morning.

So here's what they nailed him on: Manafort allegedly set up companies in Cyprus to receive payments from politicians and businesspeople in eastern Europe. Since 2006, Manafort has been known for working with working with wealthy oligarchs in Russia, as well as the now deposed former president in the Ukraine.

The FBI has reportedly been on Manafort's trail since 2014, and it appears they may now have a solid case for tax evasion, money laundering, and failing to disclose his foreign lobbying.

The reason this is no surprise is pretty simple: We knew go before he even joined the Trump campaign. This is what he did for a living. He, along with people like Roger Stone, have been lobbying and consulting for foreign individuals and governments for decades. It is one of the reasons why we warned you that Donald Trump could be impeached and Manafort would be at the center of it, before he was even elected.

Some of these people, like the former Ukrainian president, are a little less than reputable, shall we say.

This is almost literally the tax evasion against Al Capone. There's probably a lot more guilt to be found, but this is what we're getting. And they are sending signals that they're going to go after him with absolutely everything, which to me signals they're looking to flip him.

Why on earth the Trump campaign decided to hire a man with this much baggage to run, you know, the campaign, boggles the mind. But there is something missing from this first indictment: collusion. Get ready for a lot more of this to come.

The Knock Out Game

The woman was not moving.

She lay unconscious; her body splayed out on the cold sidewalk.

Four young men approached her.

They immediately took out their phones.

No, not to call the police. To take pictures of their latest victim.

Moments earlier, the woman was simply walking down the street when a man rushed up to her, kicked her in the stomach and sucker punched her in the face.

It’s what’s known as “The Knockout Game” and it is happening in our major cities. Just last week, incidents occurred in New York City, Brooklyn, and Pittsburgh.

The goal is to slug a stranger on the street into unconsciousness. It is usually played by groups of roving teenagers with nothing better to do with their lives.

Teenagers who lack a future, parental guidance, moral values, and basic human decency.

This is what the deterioration of morality looks like in America and it’s going to get worse if we don’t do something about it.

How do we stop it?

It starts with the family. Remember that you are your child’s primary educator. Teach them the value of life. How to treat others as they would want to be treated. To surround themselves with friends who make them better people. There will always be terrible people and needless violence in the world, but we can take preventative action against this behavior.

Education starts at home. Caring and attentive parents are the first defense against the knockout game.

MORE 3 THINGS

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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