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.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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