THIS woman is trying to prevent ELECTION FRAUD in 2024. Here's how YOU can help.

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Glenn asked the question on everyone's minds heading into the new year: "How will 2024 end?" The impending 2024 election has Americans on both sides of the aisle holding their breath, bracing for what many believe will likely be an even more contentious election than in 2020.

The questionable voting practices during the 2020 election resulted in one of the most divisive and contested elections in U.S. history, creating record-high distrust in our electoral system. One thing is clear: unless our elected officials work to reinstate trust in the integrity of our electoral system, 2024 may very well create even more division than 2020.

That raises the critical question: what are our elected officials doing to rebuild trust in the electorate? Is the GOP doing anything to reform the contentious voting laws to avoid repeating the chaos of 2020?

The short answer is: No.

A grassroots initiative to prevent election fraud

Last week, Glenn had Cleta Mitchell from the Election Integrity Network on the Glenn Beck Program (01/05/2024) to give his listeners an insider's view into the state of our electoral system. What she said will shock you.

Cleta founded the Election Integrity Network in 2021 in response to the 2020 election with one goal in mind: "To build a permanent infrastructure of citizen volunteers to be involved in their local election offices" to keep our elections above board starting locally. They are doing this by using an often-forgotten right that every U.S. citizen holds: the ability to contest voter rolls that appear to be fraudulent.

The questionable voting practices during the 2020 election resulted in one of the most divisive and contested elections in U.S. history.

Voter rolls are the lists of registered voters in election districts. During an election, electoral committees check all ballots against the voter roll to ensure that all ballots cast aren't fraudulent—at least that's what they're supposed to do.

Cleeta's organization has uncovered thousands of cases of fraudulent voter rolls, from voters who have moved away and are still registered in a previous district, to voters who are deceased and haven't been taken off of the voter roll. This is especially problematic in states that have universal absentee ballots, one of the most controversial practices during the 2020 election.

The Election Integrity Commission has uncovered thousands of cases of fraudulent voter rolls.

In these cases, absentee ballots are sent to every address on the voter roll. However, as Cleeta points out, this results in hundreds, if not thousands of duplicate ballots. The Election Integrity Network has evidence of deceased voters "coming back from the grave" to cast their vote in the 2020 election, a practice that the Left brazenly dismissed as "misinformation."

The Left fights back

Election Integrity Network's thousands of volunteers across the country aim to help local districts clean up their voter rolls to protect our country's foundational commitment to "free and fair elections," and they have even developed a software called EagleEye that compares voter rolls to other databases to detect cases of voter fraud. However, though they are a bipartisan resource, it comes as no surprise that the Left has pushed back against their efforts.

The Election Integrity Network has evidence of deceased voters "coming back from the grave" to cast their vote in the 2020 election, a practice that the Left brazenly dismissed as "misinformation."

Cleeta told Glenn that "it's hard to describe the intimidation that has gone on by the Left." Most notably, notorious Democratic election litigator Mark Elias threatened Fulton County with litigation to keep them away from the Election Integrity Network's data, although the network uncovered 11,000 citizen challenges of duplicates to voter roll in Fulton County alone.

"It's hard to describe the intimidation that has gone on by the Left."

If you would like to learn more about Election Integrity Network or volunteer with their nationwide effort to clean voter rolls, click HERE where you can find additional information, including guides for local electoral committees to reinstate election integrity.

The Election Integrity Commission has uncovered 11,000 citizen challenges of duplicates to voter roll in Fulton County alone.

Below you will find a selection of emails compiled by Cleeta detailing the Election Integrity Network's nationwide effort at the local level. From Dekalb County, Georgia to Rock Island County, Illinois, this list will give you exclusive insight into the state of our electoral system.

Virginia

Redacted email below:

Here are the major categories of voters removed from the Virginia Voter Rolls in 2023.

  • Purged - 61,111
  • Deceased - 79,867
  • Felony - 8,512
  • Out of State - 54,701
  • Voter Choice - 10,988
  • Total Removed - 215,179

2022 Total Removed - 128,245

2021 Total Removed - 283,390

2020 Total Removed - 68,933

Warwick, Rhode Island

Redacted email below:

There are 3 of us in Warwick, RI starting to work with our Board of Canvassers to clean our rolls. At the moment we are getting signatures to get the Republican candidates on our ballots.

Dekalb County, Georgia

Redacted email below:

You might hear from others here in Dekalb County, GA. Dekalb is 80% Democrat. Our attempts to clean the rolls constantly are denied 3:2 because our independent BoE member is a Leftist. Our Dekalb Voter Roll Research Team of 7 average citizens won't stop. We keep trying to wear them down. We heard that Mark Alias sent letters to all counties in GA saying do NOT accept the challenges. Even Fulton is hitting a brick wall.We have ~89 people in DeKalb > 115 years old on our rolls!

The board says we must prove the 115+ purposely entered the wrong birth date. But we are not allowed to contact voters. No lawyers wants to get involved for fear of the Fani Willis tactic. Our team is working with Dr. Rick Richards. As you know, the software is not yet complete. And even if it were, Dekalb County denies, denies, denies. Wish I had better news. THANK YOU for all that you do!

Frederick County, Maryland

Redacted email below:

I am the cochair of the Frederick county Election Integrity network with [REDACTED] and we gave a presentation to the Frederick County Board of elections today. Four people shared three-minute segments about going to paper ballots and getting rid of machines and we had some elected officials there and we had county council members there and we had the Frederick news post that interviewed me afterwards and I told them that we need to treat our vote like a crown jewel and put it in a safe and get rid of the machines and, we had a great turnout and we are making the same presentation to the Frederick county council next Tuesday, January 9 at 5:30 PM and we are having more elected officials come there and I’m giving this presentation to two mayors within the next two weeks. Don’t tell me we’re not doing anything!

St. Louis, Missouri 

Redacted email below:

CheckMyVote formally launched in 2023 and following is what we’ve accomplished so far. I’ll share detailed metrics in a subsequent email.

(1) First-of-its-kind tool that connects citizens and engages them with their PDs to clean-up voter rolls (2) Launched Voter-roll integrity scorecard (concept credits: Pat Colbeck)(3) Invited to present our work at Election Crime Bureau in St. Louis, MO(4) Expanded footprint into Ohio(5) Launched tool for Royal Oak residents to check their vote.

Rock Island County, Illinois

Redacted email below:

2021 to early 2023 approx. 85,000 registered voters at that time - identified roughly 850 duplicates/deceased/moved voters with success in correcting roughly 2/3 of that list. We also pointed out to our election authority that our own county election laws were not being followed regarding removal of voters that had moved that registered in another state, along with not following her own procedures regarding mailings to voters requesting updating their information- this is now being done.

There were many other local election laws not being followed that we reported to our local DA, AG and Illinois State Board of Elections. We believe that the fact that they know we are watching makes a difference. I am no longer involved in voter roll maintenance in this county, as I moved out of state. I am unsure if anyone else has stepped up to lead this initiative after I left.

A volunteer from another Illinois county thought her county would be fine because it was conservative with a population of only 15,000. She initially discovered over 300 deceased voters; some had died 20+years ago. The last I spoke to her she was still working on her county finding deceased and now she has identified duplicate voters. She has a great relationship with the election authority (conservative), and they appreciate her help. She is doing this all on her own - one person, cleaning the voter rolls in her county.

Hope this helps.

Lincoln County, Tennessee 

Redacted email below:

I have found in my county (Lincoln) Tenn, they do not realize a problem. They think the voters [rolls] are good, and the voters machines are all perfect. When the problem is I feel like no one is accountable to anyone anymore including these corrupt politicians. I have a voter [roll] that [has] over 1/4 of the people on it, [who] are not actively participating or inactive in the elections. I was told 1- not enough staff to take them off 2- they have to have a reason to remove them. Even though they have never voted. When I tried to sign up to work as a worker they told me they didn’t have any openings, later to find out they did. I finally found a way to be a watcher. Not with the help of the election board. Those are just a few of my thoughts.

Prince William County, Virginia

Redacted email below:

In my county the process has been agonizing because our Registrar simply does not wish to do voter roll cleanup on his end, BUT we recently submitted reliable evidence on over 200 registrants with more to come using VA code 24.2-429.He responded, in time and in no hurry at all, with a 2015 ELECT guidance on applying the NVRA in certain circumstances.I attached that guidance. We develop short lists based on databases from the RVL, undelivered mail, NCOA, etc. Then those lists go to a trained genealogist team lead before distribution to a larger team to do guided research which is returned back to the team lead for final review. Those that make it through that process are submitted to the election office, but we are now only submitting about 40 a week or the office balks.So that, compared to a 318,000-voter registrant list, seems to not make a dent, but the GR is finally admitting he can move forward without waiting for the state.

There are still county resources that the election office could draw from, like local property tax and personal property tax records from the county Finance Department. The Loudoun County election office does this and sends notices accordingly. I am not aware their EI group uses the 24.2-429 but their GR seems more responsive to other means of removal or sending notices.

Having more involved would be a huge help so people do not get burned out.

Navajo County, Arizona

Redacted email below:

I don't have the numbers, but here are the main voter roll maintenance projects from Navajo Co, AZ

  1. Project: Name by name check of every voter who is listed as "active" who has not voted in the past 10-40 years Results: Lists of likely deceased voters with documentation Identification of maiden/married name changes which created duplicate registrations Identification of voters who have active voter registrations in other states Identification of voters with data entry typos in their registration Follow-up: A recent spot check of this list of voters shows improvement. Some names have been removed, others have been merged with records in other counties, others have moved from "active" to "inactive" status putting them in line for future removal.
  2. Project: Check voter list for duplicate registrations within the county Results: Over 100 duplicate registrations after 2020 election, reduced to 35 prior to 2022, which were flagged for the county before any voting occurred.
  3. Project: Check voter list for invalid voter registration addresses Results: Identified voters who were registered at mail facilities Identified addresses that were typed incorrectly or non-existent, based on comparison with county property records Follow-up: the county started using parcel numbers to identify voter locations where addresses are not yet assigned. Voters registered at mail facilities have been moved to "inactive" status unless they corrected the registration address.Good luck on your interview!

North Carolina pt. 1

Redacted email below:

Per your request, some bullets on the voter roll cleanup.

  1. We are using the NIST Election Model to map election risks, such as voter rolls with ineligible voters, including underage, deceased, felons, non-citizens, and non-residents
  2. We are reviewing State policies on voter roll maintenance in order to identify poor practices and seek to have them improved.
  3. We are researching blockchain and immutable database systems that provide a permanent record of voter roll changes.
  4. We are investigating the use of Artificial Intelligence to quickly identify ineligible voters on the rolls.
  5. We are developing auditing practices compliant with accounting standards and ISO election standards (ISO/TS 54001) to audit and identify ineligible voters.
  6. We are researching the use of statistical analysis including Benford’s Law to identify anomalies and zero in on the high-risk areas.
  7. We are investigating poll book computer systems to ensure that they meet the cybersecurity standards as prescribed for election systems under the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and NIST SP800 series requirements for Federal systems.

North Carolina pt. 2

Redacted email below:
  1. We have an NC Data Team independently analyzing voter rolls and identifying duplicate entries and registrants who have moved. This team has identified 200,000 registrants missing federally (HAVA) required identifying information of last four of SSN or Driver's License. The team continually challenges bad entries at county level up until 90 days prior to each election.
  2. [REDACTED NAME] and PILF sued the State of NC to remove non-citizens it identified on the voter rolls less than 7 years ago. The state settled out of court and removed tens of thousands of them.
  3. At NCEIT's urging, the State of NC passed an omnibus elections bill this year that detailed new provisions to clean up the voter rolls. It spelled out methods for cyclical identification and removal of non-citizens.
  4. NC is one of several states who have fielded and began using Eagle AI, a commercial business intelligence tool that analyzes and compares voter rolls against other legitimate data sources to assist boards of elections in removing ineligible registrants. That includes registrants who are non-citizens or duplicated ,or who have moved, died, or committed felonies.
  5. Our training for thousands of poll observers across the state includes teaching methods for identifying and challenging ballots from those who vote in person or by mail, but who are not eligible to vote. We do this by extracting "suspicious registrants" from our voter registration list for each county that is used to match against those who present to vote.
  6. NCEIT task forces closely monitor same day registrations to ensure their addresses are verified via USPS mail prior to their votes being counted.

New Jersey

Redacted email below:

We recently turned on a Blockchain-based database tool to evaluate our New Jersey voter rolls. Our “golden record” was created with our 9/2/23 data load. Since then we have added a 10/29, a 12/2 and, just yesterday, a 12/29 data set.

Each data set has approximately 6.5 million voters and their entire voter history. We receive the data directly from the state of New Jersey on the last Friday of each month at no charge. As each dataset is ingested, the records are connected with the OPRA reference # associated with the request of the state.

We can identify every single change to every single data element for every single voter. We have developed a dashboard to identify trends and a series of reports that allows us to evaluate more closely exactly what is changing. We believe we are well position[ed] to closely evaluate how New Jersey manages their voter rolls leading up to the general election in November.

Cobb, Georgia

Redacted email below:

I don't have the whole state for Georgia numbers removed but in Cobb, [REDACTED] got our new supervisor to remove 60 dead people just before Christmas and there are thousands more in Cobb waiting on Dr Richards software to become active again.

[REDACTED] in Fulton has got 20k removed and is working on submitting another 2 to 4k. Spalding is a small county but working on it and Chatham county as well. Forsyth County has been trying but slow.Thanks Cleta for fighting. Now that we have this WIN in Georgia, the rules for removing voters from the list are being finalised and sent to counties to have EVERYONE follow the rules.

Mustang Ridge, TX  

Redacted email below:

In 2023 I got a copy of our county's voter roll. I'm not good with databases, so I just did this the old-fashioned way by sorting the spreadsheet different ways, then eyeballing as I scrolled through the list.

FOR DUPLICATES, TRIPLICATES, AND MORE
First I sorted the list by DOB. Then as I scroll through the names column and I look for similar names and make a separate list of all that are hard matches or soft matches.
Then I sort the list by residence address and look for similar names. Many families have similar names registered in the same household, but they are Jr/Sr or daughters named after their mothers. So when you find similar names at the same address, you have to also check the date of birth.
I sent in over 300 duplicates, triplicates, or quadruplicates.

FOR DECEASED
I keep the obituaries from the local paper. When there is a hard match - both name and at least month and year of birth, I send those in. There were at least 40 that I caught that were still on the voter roll.

Montgomery County, Maryland

Redacted email below:

Last September, my Montgomery County, MD, crew identified 700 deceased registrants who were on the county’s registration list to the Montgomery County Board of Electons.

Michigan

Redacted email below:

It would be great if you could plug in PILF's Michigan case concerning more than 25,000 deceased registrants on the voter rolls. Both sides have submitted motions for summary judgment. But, we expect the case will go to trial this year. Additionally, if you are looking for a win. In 2021, Pennsylvania signed a settlement agreement with PILF to remove more than 20,000 deceased registrants from their voter roll.

Pennsylvania

Redacted email below:

Part of the settlement agreement was that the PA Department of State provide PILF with copies of the full voter export at three-month intervals on three separate occasions. By the last mandated sharing of this voter roll data, they had removed the more than 20,000 deceased registrants we had flagged.

As for the non-citizen case, we won in the lower court, but the Secretary of State appealed it to the Cricut Court of Appeals. Unbelievably, they continue to try and hide the mistakes that led to foreign nationals getting on their voter rolls. Even the DOJ, filed a brief supporting PILF's right to see documents relating to these foreign nationals being registered to vote.

4 signs that PROVE Americans are hitting rock bottom

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As we approach the presidential election in November, many Americans are facing dire economic straits.

Glenn has shown time and time again that Bidenomics is a sham, and more Americans than ever are suffering as a result. Still, Biden and his cronies continue to insist that the economy is booming despite the mounting evidence to the contrary. But who is Biden fooling? Since the beginning of the year, gas has gone up an average of 40 cents a gallon nationwide, with some states seeing as much as a 60-cent per gallon increase. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Foreclosures and bankruptcies are on the rise, evictions are surging, and America is experiencing a record amount of homelessness. We can't survive another Biden term.

Americans across the country are hitting rock bottom, and here are four stats that PROVE it:

Evictions

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Across the country, people are being evicted from their homes and apartments. Between 2021 and 2023, evictions increased by 78.6 percent. With inflation driving up prices and employers struggling to raise wages to compensate, rent is taking up an increasingly larger percentage of people's paychecks. Many Americans are having to choose between buying groceries and paying rent.

Foreclosures

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Renters aren't the only ones struggling to make their monthly payments, foreclosures are on the rise. This February saw a 5 percent increase in foreclosures from last year and a 10 percent increase from January. More and more Americans are losing their homes and businesses.

Bankruptcies

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High interest rates and inflation have driven bankruptcies through the roof. Total filings have risen 13 percent and business bankruptcies rose 30 percent in 2023. It's getting harder and harder for businesses to stay afloat, and with California's new law requiring most restaurants to pay all employees a minimum of $20 an hour, you can expect that number to keep climbing.

Homelessness

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The result of all of these issues is that it is getting harder and harder for Americans to afford the basic necessities. January of 2023 saw a record-breaking 650,000+ homeless Americans, a 12 percent jump from the previous year. More Americans have hit rock bottom than ever before.

Editor's note: This article was originally published on TheBlaze.com.

I want to talk to Generation Z. I’ve seen some clips of you complaining about your 9-to-5 jobs on social media and how life is really hard right now. To be honest, my first reaction was, “Suck it up, buttercup. This is what life is really like.” In a sense, that’s true. But in another sense, I think you’re getting a bad rap. You are facing unique problems that my generation didn’t face — problems that my generation had a hand in creating.

But I also think you don’t understand the cause of these problems.

I would hate to be in your position. When I was your age, we didn’t have to deal with any of the challenges you’re facing. In one sense, your life has been tough. At the same time, compared to previous generations, your life has been very easy. Everybody was rushing to save you, to protect you. You were coddled, which makes your life harder now.

You’ve grown up with social media and the definition of narcissism: somebody gazing into the pond looking at themselves all the time. I don't mean this as an offense, and I am not just including you in this. We’ve become a culture of narcissists. It’s all about “me, me, me, me.”

If you end up thinking more collectivism is the solution, then you haven't done enough homework.

You’ve been in territory that my generation never had to enter. You’ve already navigated a landscape that we didn't have to, where nothing is true, and you can’t trust anybody. I wouldn’t trust anybody either if I were in your position. But I do know a few things to be true and a couple of things I can trust.

First, life is worth it. Life is tough, but it is worth it in the end.

Second, life is not about stuff. As a guy who is kind of a pack rat, I can tell you that none of that stuff will create happiness in your life. In fact, I think your generation has a better handle on happiness in some ways than anybody in mine. You’re starting to realize that pharmaceuticals may not be as good as natural solutions in a lot of situations, that the huge house may not be as satisfying as just having a smaller house, that living your life instead of having to work all the time may be a better way to live.

I want to talk to those of you who feel like it’s not worth even trying to go to work because you’ll never get anywhere. You work 40 hours a week or more, and you still can't afford a place to live. You’re still living with your parents. You can’t afford food. I think you're right to feel frustrated because the problems you're facing weren't always the case.

I blame a lot of the current problems we’re facing today on the hippies. That may be wrong, but I hate hippies. Hippies have been screwing things up since the 1960s. While on their socialist march, they have become everything that they said they were against: lying, greedy politicians. They just won’t let go of their power even though their time has passed.

These are the people who have come up with policies that make you feel like this is the way the world is. I hope I can convince you that it doesn’t have to be this way. This isn’t the way our country has always been. We don’t have to keep these people in power. Actions have consequences. Votes have consequences. These people allow crime, looters, squatters, riots, and somebody needs to pay for that.

You say you can’t afford health care. I understand. Since Obamacare passed, the cost of individual health insurance has doubled. You need to remember that politicians promised that if we passed this massive health care overhaul, it would mean a savings of $2,500 per family. You're in school. You must know that $2,500 savings is not the same as an 80% increase. Moreover, the cost of hospital stays is up 210%. I understand when you say you can't afford health care at these costs. Who could afford health care? Who could afford insurance?

The generation coming of age is right to feel frustrated.This mess — with high costs and a massive debt burden — was not of their making.

Iwant to talk to Generation Z. I’ve seen some clips of you complaining about your 9-to-5 jobs on social media and how life is really hard right now. To be honest, my first reaction was, “Suck it up, buttercup. This is what life is really like.” In a sense, that’s true. But in another sense, I think you’re getting a bad rap. You are facing unique problems that my generation didn’t face — problems that my generation had a hand in creating.

But I also think you don’t understand the cause of these problems.

If you end up thinking more collectivism is the solution, then you haven't done enough homework.

I would hate to be in your position. When I was your age, we didn’t have to deal with any of the challenges you’re facing. In one sense, your life has been tough. At the same time, compared to previous generations, your life has been very easy. Everybody was rushing to save you, to protect you. You were coddled, which makes your life harder now.

You’ve grown up with social media and the definition of narcissism: somebody gazing into the pond looking at themselves all the time. I don't mean this as an offense, and I am not just including you in this. We’ve become a culture of narcissists. It’s all about “me, me, me, me.”

You’ve been in territory that my generation never had to enter. You’ve already navigated a landscape that we didn't have to, where nothing is true, and you can’t trust anybody. I wouldn’t trust anybody either if I were in your position. But I do know a few things to be true and a couple of things I can trust.

First, life is worth it. ≈

Second, life is not about stuff. As a guy who is kind of a pack rat, I can tell you that none of that stuff will create happiness in your life. In fact, I think your generation has a better handle on happiness in some ways than anybody in mine. You’re starting to realize that pharmaceuticals may not be as good as natural solutions in a lot of situations, that the huge house may not be as satisfying as just having a smaller house, that living your life instead of having to work all the time may be a better way to live.

I want to talk to those of you who feel like it’s not worth even trying to go to work because you’ll never get anywhere. You work 40 hours a week or more, and you still can't afford a place to live. You’re still living with your parents. You can’t afford food. I think you're right to feel frustrated because the problems you're facing weren't always the case.

I blame a lot of the current problems we’re facing today on the hippies. That may be wrong, but I hate hippies. Hippies have been screwing things up since the 1960s. While on their socialist march, they have become everything that they said they were against: lying, greedy politicians. ≈

These are the people who have come up with policies that make you feel like this is the way the world is. I hope I can convince you that it doesn’t have to be this way. This isn’t the way our country has always been. We don’t have to keep these people in power. Actions have consequences. Votes have consequences. These people allow crime, looters, squatters, riots, and somebody needs to pay for that.

If you end up thinking more collectivism is the solution, then you haven't done enough homework.

You say you can’t afford health care. I understand. Since Obamacare passed, the cost of individual health insurance has doubled. You need to remember that politicians promised that if we passed this massive health care overhaul, it would mean a savings of $2,500 per family. You're in school. You must know that $2,500 savings is not the same as an 80% increase. Moreover, the cost of hospital stays is up 210%. I understand when you say you can't afford health care at these costs. Who could afford health care? Who could afford insurance?

You are also starting your life with thousands of dollars in debt. Your parents didn't have that burden. People used to be able to work their way through college and graduate debt-free. Others were able to get jobs that quickly paid off their debt. You can't do that now. Once the government said that they were going to guarantee all student loans, university costs skyrocketed, and it hasn't stopped. You can thank the progressive President Lyndon B. Johnson for that.

The people who created this mess cannot fix it. But it can be fixed.

You are also starting your life with thousands of dollars in debt. Your parents didn't have that burden. People used to be able to work their way through college and graduate debt-free. Others were able to get jobs that quickly paid off their debt. You can't do that now. Once the government said that they were going to guarantee all student loans, university costs skyrocketed, and it hasn't stopped. You can thank the progressive President Lyndon B. Johnson for that.

Once the government said that they were going to guarantee everybody’s college tuition, universities found out that they could just charge more because the government would give you virtually any amount in your loan. And they have been charging more and more ever since. In 1965, the average college tuition was $450 a year. Adjusted to inflation, that's $4,000 a year. You're currently paying an average of $26,000 a year as opposed to the inflation-adjusted $4,000.

What happened? The answer is always the same: government regulations. Gas is up. Why? Government regulations. Can't afford a house? Well, that's due to several things. Many of them revolve around the fed and our national debt. But the simple answer is the same: government regulations.

Moreover, the U.S. government has run a staggering national debt. We have been concerned about it forever, but the people in power haven't been listening to your mom and dad and people like me. A lot of other people just thought, "Oh, well. We could get away with it. We're the United States of America, after all. Somehow or another, it will all work out."

People like me have been saying, "No. We can't pass this on to our children." You're now seeing what we have passed on. When you say that the adults are responsible for creating this world of problems, in some ways, you’re right. We were lied to, and as many people do, they want to believe the lie because it makes them feel better.

There are big lies being pushed in your generation as well. You're being told that a man is a woman and a woman is a man. At the same time, you’re being told that gender doesn't even exist at all. It makes us feel better to go along with the lie because we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

My generation believed the same kind of lie about our national debt. We were told that we could spend all this money on subsidized programs because it would provide you, our children, with a better life. Some people warned, "Wait, how will they pay this off? This will cost them." We didn't want to believe them. The lie sounded better, and it was easier to believe that than the truth. We never saw the consequences, and even if we did, they were always way out in the future. Nobody wanted to listen to the doomsday people saying, "No. It's going to come faster than you think."

And that time is right now. Our government now is printing $1 trillion every 100 days. That's never been done before. We have more debt than any country has ever had in the history of the world. But we’re not alone. Every country is doing this. They’re going into debt like we’ve never seen before, and we’re all about to pay for that. It’s going to make your life even harder.

There are Democrats and Republicans who still believe in spending all kinds of money and getting us involved in every global conflict. Then there are constitutional conservatives who believe that we should conserve the things that have worked and throw out the things that don’t and follow our Constitution and Bill of Rights. You haven't really learned about those most likely. But you should. All of our problems are caused by the government and the people who feel they can bypass the Constitution. That's what this election is really all about.

You might say, “I don’t really care. I don’t like either of the political parties.” I know a lot of people who don’t like either of them, but one is going to try to cut the size of this government and one is going to spend us into collapse.

The people who created this mess cannot fix it. But it can be fixed. You need to learn enough about the truth, about why this has happened to us, and about how our Constitution lasted longer than any other Constitution in the world. The average is 17 years. This thing has lasted hundreds of years. Why? How? And why is it falling apart today? That's what you should dedicate some of your time to figuring out today.

You can complain about the way things are. I complain. Everybody complains. But don't wallow there. Learn what caused this. And if you end up thinking more collectivism is the solution, then you haven't done enough homework. They always end the same way, and that's exactly where we're headed right now. We can either repeat the dreadful past of nations that have tried it before us, or we can choose freedom, liberty, and prosperity. The ball is in our court.

Glenn recently had Representative Thomas Massie on his show to sound the alarm about an important yet often overlooked issue affecting what we eat. Whether you're trying to be prepared to weather a catastrophe or just trying to keep food on the table without resorting to eating bugs, it's more important now than ever to source local food. Unnoticed by most, our right to eat home-grown or locally-sourced foods is under attack. The government doesn't just want a say in what you eat; they want you vulnerable and dependent on their system, and they are massively overstepping their bounds to ensure your compliance with their goals.

How did the attack on your food begin?

Government overreach on food can be traced back to 1938 under the autocratic eye of FDR with the Supreme Court case "Wickard v. Filburn." The case was pretty straightforward, but the results were devastating. The case began with the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, which sought to control national food prices by placing limitations on how many crops farmers could grow in a season.

Filburn was one such farmer, who was allotted 11.1 acres of wheat to plant and harvest annually. Filburn planted and harvested 23 acres, arguing that the extra acres were not headed for the market, but were used for personal consumption. After being penalized for over-harvesting, he fought his case all the way up to the Supreme Court, arguing that Congress did not have the authority to regulate crops that never left his farm.

Unfortunately for Filburn (and the rest of us), the Supreme Court didn't agree. They ruled that the mere existence of that extra wheat—whether it left Filburn's farm or not—had an effect on the national value of wheat. Congress assumed the power to regulate just about anything that could be roped under the umbrella of "interstate commerce."

Under the precedent set by Wickard v. Filburn, Congress might bar you from growing tomatoes in your backyard, because it could affect national tomato prices. This was a major blow to our right to feed ourselves, and that right has been eroding ever since.

How is our right to feed ourselves under attack today?

Last June, the Virginia Department of Agriculture shut down Golden Valley Farms, a small Amish farm owned and operated by Samuel B. Fisher in Farmville, Virginia. Golden Valley Farms had started out selling dairy products, primarily, and processed some meat for personal consumption. However, by popular demand, Fisher began selling meat.

Fisher initially hauled his animals to a USDA processing plant, paid to have them processed, and then hauled them back. This process was time-consuming and costly, and Fisher's customers didn't want the meat processed by the plant. A survey done on Golden Valley Farms customers found that an overwhelming 92 percent preferred meat processed by Fisher. So naturally, Fisher began to process more and more meat for his customers.

Moreover, COVID shut down the USDA plant, which made it impossible for Fisher to process the animals by the USDA anyway, though the demand for meat was greater than ever. Fisher made the call to process 100 percent of his animals himself and didn't look back. That was until June when the Virginia Department of Agriculture caught wind of Fisher's operation and shut it down. The VDA seized all of Fisher's products, and he wasn't allowed to process, sell, or even eat his meat. Then they loaded it up in a truck and left it at the dump to rot.

Nobody ever got sick from eating meat from Golden Valley Farms. This was NOT about "health and safety." This was about control. The fact is that informed adults were not allowed to make a simple transaction without the government sticking its slimy fingers into Fisher's business and claiming it was somehow for "our benefit." But it's not for "our benefit." It's so they can regulate and control what we buy and what we eat, and they cannot stand it when we operate outside of their influence.

What comes next?

Where does this end? With so much of our ability to feed ourselves already eroded, is it too late? Is it going to get worse? Before long, will it be illegal to eat eggs from your chickens or pick vegetables from your garden without getting government clearance first? Fortunately, a solution is already in the works.

Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie recently told Glenn about a new constitutional amendment designed to limit government overreach regarding food production. The proposed amendment reads as follows:

And Congress shall make no law, regulating the production and distribution of food products, which do not move across state lines.

The amendment is still on the drawing board and has not been formally introduced to Congress yet. But this is where you come in. Call your representative and tell them to support Massie's amendment and take a stand for your right to provide sustenance for you and your family.

If we can build skyscrapers, we can rebuild bridges

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Editor's note: This article was originally published on TheBlaze.com.

I am sick and tired of hearing about our limitations. The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge this week is an amazing hero story of the cops and first responders who saved an untold number of lives by doing exactly the right thing quickly. But I’m really tired of hearing about how long it’s going to take us to recover from this catastrophe and how bad it’s going to be.


The immediate impact for Americans regarding this bridge collapse seems dire. If you're waiting for a new car to come in from overseas, prepare to wait longer. The Port of Baltimore stands as the nation’s leading import-export site for cars and trucks. It’s also the leading nexus for sugar and gypsum, which is used in fertilizer, drywall, and plaster. A record 52.3 million tons of foreign cargo was transported through Baltimore just last year.

To expect more from our leaders is rational. But to expect the most from ourselves is essential.

The bustling port is now cut off after the 1.6-mile-long bridge crumbled and fell into the river early Tuesday, blocking the only shipping lane into the port.

The officials have said the timeline for rebuilding the bridge will be years. The Port of Baltimore creates more than 15,300 jobs, with another 140,000 jobs linked to the activity at the port. This is a major disaster and will continue to cause significant problems on the East Coast for U.S. importers and exporters.

The bridge collapse means it will not be possible to get to the container terminals or a range of the other port terminals in Baltimore. Maryland Secretary of Transportation Paul J. Wiedefeld told reporters on Tuesday that vessel traffic in the port would be suspended until further notice but noted the port is still open to trucks.

Michael Mezzacappa, an attorney and expert on property damage cases in the shipping industry, told the New York Post that the collapse will have a major impact on shipping and traffic routes in the East Coast for the foreseeable future. “It’s not going to get fixed any time soon,” Mezzacappa said. “It’s going to take a lot longer than anyone expects. This is going to be a major problem for the Northeast.”

Remember the American spirit

I am absolutely sick to death of all of these stories that say things like that. Have we forgotten who we are? Have we forgotten what we’ve done?

Let me remind you of the American spirit, a spirit so potent and so vibrant that it has scaled towering mountains, mountains nobody thought they could cross.

It’s the spirit that constructed marvels of engineering. Have you ever been to the Hoover Dam? Have you seen the New York City skyline? The skyscraper was invented here for a reason. Here we are on the threshold of tomorrow, and none of us knows what is going to happen. But I'm getting the impression that we’ve been so beaten down that we believe we’re not going to make it tomorrow.

Have we forgotten who our ancestors are and what they did? If you look through our history even briefly, you will see a group of people who never take no for an answer. You will see a people who can do anything.


I want to stop just briefly in 1930. The Great Depression had its icy grip on us. It was a time that felt like a flickering candle in the vast darkness just barely holding on. Yet, it was in this crucible of adversity that Americans did great things.

The Empire State Building rose. It wasn’t just a structure of steel and stone. It was a beacon, a beacon of hope and American resilience and ingenuity. The way that thing was built — no one has ever seen anything like it before and since. In a record-shattering one year and 45 days, an army of workers, as many as 3,400 men on certain days, transformed this audacious vision into a cowering reality.

If you look through our history even briefly, you will see a group of people who never take no for an answer.

The Empire State Building wasn’t constructed. It was conjured into existence with a symphony of clanging metal and roaring machines and the inexhaustible spirit of its builders. The men perched on steel girders that were being flown in by giant cranes whispered tales about how they could still feel the warmth of the freshly poured metal beneath them. That beam was still warm, even though it was poured in Pittsburgh, put on a train, then put on a boat, then on a truck, then hauled up into the air.

They could fill the warmth because we moved that fast. It was a feverish pace of construction. It seemed to defy the laws of time and physics.

For a long time, it was the tallest building in the world — an architectural achievement. It was also a declaration to the world that America was a land where the impossible became possible, that we are a people of determination, innovation, with a relentless will to succeed.

These aren't merely historical footnotes. They are blazing torches illuminating our path forward. They remind us that when we're faced with adversity, we don't just endure it. We overcome it. We don’t wait for history to chart our course. We write it with the sweat of our brow and the strength of our backs. That’s who we are. Have we forgotten that?

What are we waiting for?

We find ourselves at another crossroads faced with the challenges that threaten to dim the bright future that we all dream for our nation, for our children. The spirit that built the Empire State Building, laid down miles of railroads, cut through the Rocky Mountains, and sent astronauts to the moon is still inside of every heart of every American, somewhere.

Awaken that spirit. Scale new mountains. It's not just rock and earth. Scale the mountains of innovation. Build. Not just physical structures but a future that upholds the spirit of adventure, hard work, and ingenuity. Stop tearing everything down. Let's start building.

Why are we waiting? If this isn't a national emergency, I don't know what it is.

And I don't just mean the bridge. I mean all of it. You might say, “Well, our government has to lead.” Really? Does it? Maybe that’s our problem. America is led by its values and principles that are found in the souls of those who still remember who we are and who we serve. Americans lead the way. The government always follows.

You might say again, "Well, we can’t act without the government." Nonsense! Where are the bridge builders who will stand up today and say, “I'll get it done!” As soon as that happens, you’ll see who is leading and who is stalling. The government is the one that stalls the engine out. To expect more from our leaders is rational. But to expect the most from ourselves is essential.

There is nothing we can't achieve when we all stand together, united by our dreams, and driven by the will to see them fulfilled. Don't listen to anybody else who tells you differently.