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.

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Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.