Glenn Beck: 2nd Lady


We the People

By Lynne Cheney

GLENN: Stu and I, this is probably the biggest bone of contention that we have had,

STU: I don't..

GLENN: Yes, it is, Stu. And we've had it since 1999 because I've been saying since 1999, look out because if you don't look out, something's going to happen and then, boom, you're listening to Hitler. And so and Stu has been, "Never gonna happen, never gonna happen, never gonna happen, never gonna happen."

STU: This is ridiculous.

GLENN: And I have been, the sky is falling, the sky is falling, the sky is falling. We can play both sides of that.

STU: Neither of which is true. But we have Lynne Cheney on the phone and we don't have much time. So we need to get to her.

GLENN: We have Lynne Cheney on the phone?

CHENEY: Sure do.

GLENN: How are you?

CHENEY: I am just great. Thanks for having me on today.

GLENN: You bet. We chatted, what was it, two nights ago?

CHENEY: We did, talking about my new book, and I really enjoyed our conversation.

GLENN: The name of the book is We the People and Mrs. Cheney, as you and I discussed, you know, on and off the air, I have real concern about our country because I don't think that we are even teaching the truth about our founding fathers anymore. We're not teaching the truth about our Constitution anymore. Even our attorneys are no longer studying the Constitution.

CHENEY: No, that's a really good point. What we're teaching instead is a story of gloom and despair and we forget to let little kids know how incredibly fortunate we were that things went as they did in our past, that we had the wisdom and bravery of the framers of the Constitution and the persistence. We need to tell them the story with warts and all. We all agree on that. But basically the story is such a good one and that's what I wanted to tell them.

GLENN: Right. This is what timing this is for We the People. I mean, it is it really has actually the first time I thought about it, it brought me to tears. I was thinking, how do we solve all of these problems. And then I realized, oh, my gosh, these guys were so brilliant. It wasn't a, "Hey, you're using the wrong font size" problem. Nobody said, hey, you are not going to fit it all into one page if you make it that big. That was a clue to us of the answer.

CHENEY: It is amazing when you think about it. Both Washington and Madison said that the Constitution was a miracle, and I think that's not too overwhelming an assessment of it. There were so many different interests that had to be brought together. There were huge and horrendous fights at the convention. There was also fortunately Ben Franklin who, a grandfatherly type. He had to be carried to the convention every day in a sedan chair, he was so old and feeble, but his mind and his spirit were great. And he kept urging the delegates to think beyond themselves, to think beyond their own interests and to understand that if we couldn't hang together as a union, we would surely be hanged separately as states. You know, if they hadn't succeeded, we would not be a union today. I'm convinced of it. We would be a number of different countries. And imagine how much less full and rich our lives would be.

GLENN: Do you at all feel at times that we are, because we're not learning our history that we are becoming separate countries in many ways? I mean, I travel this country and there's a difference between California and Texas and a difference in the way we see America. We're all good people, et cetera, et cetera, but we see America differently because we're not remembering what a republic is. We're not being taught the truth about our founding.

CHENEY: That's a really good point. Of course, the charity of America and her people are one of our strengths, this great homogenous stew out of which genius comes. That is our strength, but it will fall apart if the center doesn't hold, and the center is our past. It is the Constitution. It is the fact that, you know, all around the world we're regarded as a beacon and light and we forget to teach our children that own message. That's been something I thought was so important over these last seven and a half years, as I've written books for children.

GLENN: Yeah.

CHENEY: To talk about what a great and good country this is and to talk about the values that hold us all together, the love of liberty.

GLENN: I have just yesterday I happened to look up your books and see how many books that you have sold, children's books. You are a very big seller of children's books, and there's a good reason for it. They are really good, they're beautiful books and I'm going to read yours, in fact, to my son tonight.

CHENEY: Oh, that's nice.

GLENN: When I tuck him into bed. It's called We the People by Lynne Cheney.

Real quick I have 30 seconds. Any thoughts on Sarah Palin?

CHENEY: Isn't she just terrific? And no matter how often she's attacked and how viciously, she just keeps right on going, and I admire her so much, look forward in November to welcoming her and her whole great family to the vice president's house.

GLENN: That's great. Thanks a lot, Lynne.

CHENEY: Thanks, Glenn.

GLENN: Lynne Cheney.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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