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Lorianne Updike


President & Executive Director of ConSource

GLENN: Is that what it is? They are on sale now, bitter white man T-shirts at GlennBeck.com. Also, while you're there I'm asking you to buy Fusion magazine. And normally I don't make a hard sell on Fusion magazine. I just tell you what's in the upcoming issue but I would really like you to be a subscriber to Fusion magazine and it is a great, great issue. We have been working longer on this issue of Fusion magazine than anything else. I'm not kidding you. I was in the hospital at 3:00 in the morning. The deadline for the final adjustment was supposed to be the next morning. I'm there in the hospital at 3:00 in the morning with Joe and his laptop and we were still working on it. The doctor said, you can't work in the emergency room. I'm like, we have a deadline, I have a deadline I have to have. So we postponed the deadline for a couple of days, doctors orders. But the reason why I was doing that is because this is such a critical issue. This is our comparing John McCain and Barack Obama's policies to the words of the founding fathers, and Lorianne Updike is on phone. She is from the constitutional sources project and Lorianne, you guys have been instrumental in helping us put this together, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate it and how great your service is. Tell me a little bit about what you guys do.

UPDIKE: Well, Glenn, we've created the first free fully annexed online library of constitutional sources. Essentially right now it's the founders' documents and how they relate to the Constitution. And we've done this so that everybody from the sixth grader to the Supreme Court justice can have access to our founders.

GLENN: Okay. And the amazing thing is if you are looking for -- because you can read and study the Constitution, you know, all you want but when you put it into context and you see the writings and the words of our founding fathers and what got them to write the actual words in the Constitution, it takes on a whole different flavor, doesn't it?

UPDIKE: That's right. You begin to see history unfolding before your eyes.

GLENN: So how do people use your service?

UPDIKE: Well, it's free. You go to www.consource.org. Anybody can get on. There's a couple of ways to get on. We've, of course, got a Google search. We've put things into collection for historians and we actually have a legal index for attorneys and those interested in making policy so that they can see every single clause of the Constitution and the documents that relate to it. Of course, you know, we have certain number of documents on the site and that's always growing.

GLENN: And your goal is to have everything the founding fathers ever did electronically available.

UPDIKE: Well, Glenn, it's not just the founding fathers. We're starting with article 1 and going all the way to amendment 27 which was passed in 1922. So our goal is to have all of the forces of the Constitution, reconstruction era amendments, you know, women's lib, right to vote, prohibition. But we also are starting to go back to antiquity. Some of our newest documents on this site are our constitutional precedents, things like the magna cart a, the may flower compact, the Articles of Confederation -- excuse me, the --

GLENN: Confederation?

UPDIKE: Confederation. One of the newest collections we're adding are drafts of the Constitution. Most people don't know but there was an internal publication of the Constitution on August 6th of 1787 during the Constitutional Convention and all of the delegates to the Constitution got drafts that they wrote their own notes on. There's one at the Library of Congress that Washington's written his own notes and the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia has Benjamin Franklin's and that's one of the reason why I think some of the importantness of this day and age of the Internet and Web 2.0 is that these things are everywhere. We found articles and manuscripts in Europe. There's hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of archives that have these documents and sometimes they're in attics. So it's only online that they can all be collected into one place.

GLENN: That's fantastic. Well, I so appreciate it, Lorianne. And you guys are actually writing kind of a summary of what each of these issues are for Fusion magazine, correct?

UPDIKE: That's correct, yes.

GLENN: And I can't tell you how much your staff and everybody involved in this month's Fusion has helped us out and how much it means to us and I think it really will make a difference and I thank you so much for it.

UPDIKE: Well, you're welcome. It's so wonderful to hear when I talk to your staff that they had already found consource on their own and it had been helpful.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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