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Senator Thune

GLENN: All righty then. We go to Senator John Thune who is, it's crazy, an actual conservative in the Republican party. Senator, how are you, sir?

SENATOR THUNE: Doing well, Glenn, how are you this morning?

GLENN: I'm good. You know, I'm concerned about our country, quite frankly. I'm concerned where we're headed. I see the treasury and the Fed completely out of control. We've taken on now another $5 trillion of responsibility in debt. And Senator, when is this madness going to end?

SENATOR THUNE: Well, I tell you, I think there's a lot of anxiety across the country including among members of congress who supported what the Treasury was trying to do now and they shift gears and go to yet another permutation of various proposals that they put out to try and provide stability in the economy. It is a little troubling to see the apparent lack of clarity that they have about how to accomplish this. I mean, the thing continues to evolve and, you know, we got a new proposal yesterday from the treasury department. I think at the end of the day what's going to solve the challenges that we face in our economy, it's going to be the American people and their hard work and entrepreneurs and keeping tax policies low so that they can invest, and I don't think that government's going to be, in the end, going to be the solution to this thing.

GLENN: Then why are we -- I mean, what are we doing? What are we doing? Tell me where you stand on GM, Senator. What's going to happen with the Big Three automakers? How can we continue to just pour money into American Express and to GM and just open up our vaults and our treasury and our printing presses for everybody?

SENATOR THUNE: Well, it's really hard, Glenn, and the question is where does that end because if you selectively start choosing industries that you support and others are blind, then you've got government in the position of picking winners and losers and that's not a place for government to be. You know, I think that the -- what you're seeing right now as you mentioned is more and more pressure from more and more industries to step in and once you establish the President doing that, it becomes harder to say no. Then it becomes a question of the federal government, the congress, whomever The Treasury Department determining which ones are important in the economy and which ones aren't. So it is a dangerous precedent, and I say that as somebody who held my nose and voted for the rescue plan simply because I thought we had to bring some stability to the credit market but now seeing how they are attempting to implement that raises a lot of questions and concerns about whether or not we should be giving those types of authorities to the federal government in the first place.

GLENN: Do you regret it or are you just considering that maybe we shouldn't have done it? Or are you saying now just way too much authority?

SENATOR THUNE: Well, you do -- you know, you do what you think is right at the time and there was a sense of urgency and emergency and we had credit markets that were freezing up and we assumed at the time that they had a fairly thought out plan that they were going to use to restore some stability to the credit market to make sure that more people didn't get sucked into this spiral but, you know, now all of a sudden they said, okay, we're not going to buy nonperforming loans, we're going to make equity investments to try and capitalize some of these sectors of our economy. It just seems like they are very much, almost --

GLENN: They are grasping at --

SENATOR THUNE: Trying to see how to fix it and that's a real worry.

GLENN: They are grasping at straws.


GLENN: The Senate, what do you think's going to happen? I mean, it looks like now that Alaska, the Senate seat may go away. Al Franken may be joining you in the Senate, and Georgia's up for grabs. What is --

SENATOR THUNE: Well, I think we're going to hang on in Minnesota. As much as the Democrats are going to try and snatch that one through the recount process, Norm Coleman ended up on top, it's very hard to reverse those types of outcomes and I think he is going to be the next senator for Minnesota. Alaska as you said is not looking good. I think in a runoff Saxby Chambliss will do fine because I think when it comes to a runoff, the Republicans will turn out, particularly if they are convinced -- and they should be now -- that that vote has made the difference between the Democrats having the total keys and run of the place in Washington. If they get a 60 vote majority in the United States Senate, it makes it virtually impossible for us as Republicans to stop bad things from happening or in any way to shape legislation as it moves through there consistent with our principle. It's a very, it's a process that I think most Americans would be very uncomfortable with and I think that's going to help the Saxby prospects in Georgia.

GLENN: I don't know, Senator. I just saw a poll that said most Americans are happy and comfortable now with one-party rule.

SENATOR THUNE: Well, I think part of it is there's kind of the euphoria and the honeymoon period that you come out of an election with, Glenn, but I tell you what, when they start seeing how these guys govern, and you have to believe that it's one thing if you are talking about Democrats that were sort of in the middle of the political spectrum but Nancy Pelosi is going to represent the far left. The leadership in the Senate's going to be on the far left. They are going to try to be pulling Obama in that direction. This is a government that's going to be very far left of center and I think when people start realizing what that means in terms of policies that affect their lives, you are going to see a reaction against that. But sure, right now everybody feels very good about this historic election but, you know, it's a very different thing I think once they begin to govern and people see the direction they are starting to lead the country.

GLENN: If we have moved this far to the left with Republicans, you know, where we have done this bailout and George Bush has done prescription drugs and everything else, you know and I know that the more fear and the more strife that you, you know, interject into a person's life or into a country, the more they are going to look for a sugar daddy to protect them and bail them out. How do you stop something like universal healthcare at this point when the economy is tanking and everybody's worried about, "well, I can't afford my health insurance, I can't afford to go to the doctor"? How are you going to stop it?

SENATOR THUNE: Well, there's no question we have our work cut out for us but I still think that most Americans, I think Americans, this is a right of center country and I don't think the Republicans were talking to those people in the last election and probably maybe even election before that. But the fact that the outcome is what it is is something we have to deal with. It's a reality. But I don't think -- I think the interpretation of the election by the Democrats is very different than a message the American people were sending. In a lot of ways I think the American people were saying we are tired of corruption in Washington and we are tired of big government solutions. I think it's -- if we get back to our principles in govern, or at least have the opportunity to set the agenda. But if we stand up for those things that we believe in, I think that people will respond to that. And you are correct that sometimes when people -- there's a lot of economic anxiety, they are looking for somebody to protect them. That would seem to suggest that, you know, the Democrats' proposals for more government might find favorable with the American people. But I still think there's a basic mistrust of big government by the American people. I still think that most Americans believe in freedom in this country and I think in the end that's going to win out. I mean, there may be short-term here now, the sentiment that's out there, but I think that's going to change.

GLENN: Do you believe that people should be purchasing guns? I mean, there's a run on guns now. Trying to buy guns or ammunition in this country at least in certain parts of the country, I mean, damn near impossible. I mean, there's a run on guns. Does that amaze you or do you think that -- what do you think of that?

SENATOR THUNE: Well, you know, I think that you -- I know about being in gun stores here in South Dakota and, you know, the sales are up in double digits. It's an amazing time and, you know, you would hope that that reaction isn't overreaction, but you have to look at the record, and I think the policies when the Democrats have been in charge in the congress, particularly the liberal Democrats have been in charge of the congress, they have tried to restrict access to firearms and Second Amendment rights. And I think that the new administration probably, Senator Obama's record suggests that, you know, that is a direction in which they could head. Now, hopefully that won't be the case. With that being said, I think there's a belief by a lot of people around this country, a lot of supporters in the Second Amendment that, you know, they better, before something changes and they move to outlaw gun shows or move to change some of the requirements when it comes to gun ownership or the number, the types of firearms that people currently have access to that might be limited in the future, they are out there buying them up and so it's a reaction to what they perceive as a threat to the Second Amendment right in the future.

GLENN: Joe Biden and Barack Obama are really the kind of guys that only want revolvers available. You won't be able to buy a semiautomatic gun. I mean anything but a revolver.

SENATOR THUNE: Yeah, it's crazy. We went through this ten years ago. Also there was a real concern about it impacting semiautomatic shotguns and that's something, I shoot one of those when I hunt. You know, I think a lot of people in my state do. But that's why you are seeing people moving into these gun stores and it's -- there were a lot of people predicted to me before the election that you were going to see the price of some of these weapons, some of these firearms that were going to double after the election, and I think you are starting to see that.

GLENN: Yeah. Well, Senator, I thank you for all your hard work and we are sincerely counting on a handful of people like you to -- I believe the Constitution is in real, real trouble and if it's not -- if people like you don't stand in the line to block it, we're in deeper trouble than even I think we're in. So we were counting on you, Senator.

SENATOR THUNE: We appreciate the stand you are taking for freedom, too, Glenn. Keep it up.

GLENN: Well, and also I wanted to sincerely thank you for beating Tom Daschle and we'll leave it there. Thank you very much, Senator. Bye-bye.

11 things you can do to help stop the Great Reset

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The foundation of the American way of life is freedom from tyranny, which can only exist in a nation that defends the rights, powers, and property of individuals and families. Over the past two centuries, the greatest threats to liberty have come from governments, both foreign and domestic. And from the beaches of Normandy to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, Americans have repeatedly conquered the challenges placed before them by those seeking to extinguish or limit individual rights.

However, over the past few years, a new, potentially catastrophic danger has emerged, but not primarily from the halls of Congress or state capitols. This threat to freedom has largely emanated from the board rooms of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful corporations, large financial institutions, central banks, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Economic Forum.

In an attempt to secure vast amounts of wealth and influence over society, corporate CEOs, bankers, and investors, working closely with key government officials, have launched a unified effort to impose environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards on most of the industrialized global economy. ESG standards are also referred to as “sustainable investment” or “stakeholder capitalism.” According to a report by KPMG, thousands of companies, located in more than 50 countries, already have ESG systems in place, including 82 percent of large companies in the United States.

ESG standards are designed to create a “great reset of capitalism” and to “revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.” ESG supporters plan to enact these radical changes by using ESG schemes to alter how businesses and investments are evaluated, so that instead of focusing on the quality of goods and services, profits, and other traditional economic metrics, companies — including financial institutions — are evaluated largely on their commitment to social justice and environmental causes and then assigned scores so that companies can be compared, rewarded, or potentially punished.

Supporters of the movement for a Great Reset also plan on using technology to limit free speech and privacy rights, and they support creating vast new government programs that are designed to transform the Western economy via the Green New Deal, European Green Deal, a federal jobs guarantee, and basic income programs.

Together, the proposals that make up the Great Reset represent the most serious threat to freedom in the West since the fall of the Soviet Union and perhaps since World War II. But there is hope. We can stop the Great Reset, but only if we act quickly and with great conviction.

Below are 11 steps you can take to push back against the Great Reset. These steps represent a powerful bottom-up, grassroots approach to the Great Reset’s top-down plan to remake the world. Although many of these steps won’t be easy for everyone to take, they are essential for ensuring that our children and grandchildren will grow up in a world that protects the rights of individuals and empowers families, rather than wealthy special interests, financial institutions, and large corporations.

1. Live Not by Lies: The time for remaining quiet is over. When you hear or see something that you know to be false, speak up. Be kind, generous, and compassionate, but do not, under any circumstances, allow lies to infect your life. Further, do not support organizations, publications, politicians, schools, or any other institutions that regularly promote false claims.

2. Buy Local: The reason the Great Reset is so powerful is because so many of us have become totally dependent on large multinational corporations. They can be easily manipulated in a way that small, local businesses cannot. Learn to buy local, whenever possible, even if it means spending more money on your purchases. Yes, big corporations offer conveniences and low prices that many small businesses can’t compete with, but those benefits come with a great cost: your freedom.

3. Bank Local: Big financial institutions and banks are driving much of the Great Reset movement. They have started to use their incredible wealth and power to alter society by financing only those businesses who agree to the terms of the Great Reset. This problem is going to get worse, so it’s important to find local banks and credit unions you can trust and who refuse to utilize ESG scores and other discriminatory schemes.

4. Support Local Farms: If you live in an area that has local farms and farmer’s markets, consider buying as many of your groceries as possible from farmers. In the future, food production and distribution are going to change dramatically. It’s important that you support local farmers and build relationships with individuals who can provide you with the goods you need in a time of crisis. One of our main goals must be to make local communities as self-sufficient as possible, and that cannot happen unless we support local farms.

5. Be Vocal: After starting to shop and bank locally, be sure to tell big financial institutions and corporations why they have lost your business. They need to know that their decisions have serious consequences.

6. Run for Local Government: Local and state governments will soon be our most important defense against the Great Reset. Consider running for your local school board, zoning board, or even for a state legislative office. If you don’t feel qualified for these positions, find someone who shares your values and help them run for office. If we don’t have control of our local governments, we won’t be able to halt the Great Reset.

7. Demand That Your State Pass Laws Against ESG Scores: In America, states have a tremendous amount of power to slow the Great Reset and protect their citizens from abuses by large corporations, banks, and international institutions. They can do this by passing laws that make the use of ESG metrics and other, similar systems by financial institutions illegal, when used as a precondition for banking services, financing, investment, etc. ESG scores are, by definition, discriminatory and should be made illegal by state lawmakers who care about protecting their citizens’ rights.

8. Make Responsible Spending a Key Issue for Politicians: In recent years, politicians on the ideological left and right have totally abandoned responsible fiscal policy in favor of vast money printing and loose monetary policies. The many trillions of dollars that have been “printed” in recent years put our economy at risk and are being used to fuel the Great Reset. Without these trillions of dollars of printed money, it would be exceptionally difficult for governments and financial institutions to buy off corporations.

9. Organize Anti-Great Reset Groups: No matter where you live, there are Americans in your community who do not support the Great Reset — Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike. Find like-minded neighbors and organize a local, peaceful resistance. Find people you can trust and agree to support one another when times get tough. Now, more than ever, we need to develop dependable communities.

10. Buy Property and Diversify: Property ownership is going to become increasingly more difficult in the months and years to come. It’s important that you work with a qualified financial adviser to help you figure out the best way to buy property and diversify your investments. Buying hard assets, including real estate and precious metals, could be a good way for you to protect against the Great Reset and a possible financial collapse. If you already own property, resist selling it to large corporations and financial institutions, whenever possible. (This is not financial advice, and I’m not a financial adviser. Talk to an expert you trust before taking action!)

11. Make the Great Reset a Litmus Test for Politicians: Before supporting politicians, find out if they know what the Great Reset is and what they plan to do to stop it. If they aren’t familiar with the Great Reset or don’t have a plan to halt it, then demand that they learn about the Great Reset and develop a proposal to prevent it. Political leaders who refuse to take the Great Reset seriously do not deserve your support. This is the key issue of our generation.

Scott Quiner was transferred over the weekend to a hospital in Texas after doctors in Minnesota threated to terminate life support measures as he battled severe complications from COVID-19. Scott's wife, Anne Quiner, appealed to the courts for a restraining order to prevent the hospital from pulling the plug as she sought a new facility to provide medical care for her husband. Scott was unvaccinated when he tested positive for COVID-19 in late October, 2021.

Anne and her attorney Marjorie Holsten joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday to describe their frantic efforts to halt the hospital's decision to turn off Scott's life support — allegedly because he was unvaccinated — and just how difficult it was to get him the medical treatment he needed.

"It was absolutely stunning," Holsten told Glenn. "[Anne] came in and she has this order, I saw the screenshot from the [online medical] chart that said [Scott] is basically scheduled for execution at noon the following day."

According to Holsten, the Minnesota hospital responded to her appeal for a restraining order by claiming that the "position" to keep Scott alive "is not supported by medical science or Minnesota law. As a result, Mercy will ask the court to issue an order that Mercy has the authority to discontinue Mr. Quiner's ventilator and proceed with his medical care plan."

"The 'medical care plan' was the plan to discontinue the ventilator at noon, which leads to death very shortly. So that was at 10 o'clock, but then at 11 o'clock, before the 12 o'clock execution, the judge did, in fact, sign an order saying the hospital is restrained from pulling the plug," she added.

Anne told Glenn that doctors in Texas were shocked by Scott's condition after he arrived from the Minnesota hospital. Not only had he been given dangerous drugs, he was also found to be “severely malnourished."

"The doctor [in Texas] spent two hours with Scott and when he came back out, he said, 'I don't know how he even made it, how he even survived that other hospital ... but I will do everything I can to try to save his life,'" Anne explained.

"And the doctor [in Texas] said Scott was the most undernourished patient he has ever seen," Holsten added.

"Glenn, we are first bringing this battle to the court of public opinion," Holsten continued. "What we are showing the world is that Scott was near death because of the protocols used in that [Minnesota] hospital, but now he is recovering. He is getting better.... Now, we're not planning a funeral, we're planning for his release."

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The Great Reset is not just an elitist idea — it’s not even a socialist utopian concept. It’s a real-world fascist threat to every American from Wall Street to Main Street. It’s happening now in policies and cultural shifts big and small, obvious and subtle, from environmental promises to corporations going woke. But the mainstream media, global elites, and politicians brushed off the Great Reset as “nothing to see here.” Another myth they push: “The World Economic Forum is just a conference for elites who have no REAL power.”

Glenn Beck first exposed the Great Reset almost two years ago, and the globalist cries of "conspiracy theorist" soon followed. They said he believed the WEF was a “master cabal calling the shots from some evil underground lair.” But Glenn Beck never said that. Instead, he uncovered the true intentions of global leaders in finance and politics by simply highlighting their own words.

This week, the same global elites are doubling down on their agenda at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda virtual event. But still, the global elites — like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey — are trying to downplay the WEF’s influence to stop people like us from interfering with their plans. The oligarchy will prosper in the new world order they’ve designed. You will not.

So Glenn unveils a master chalkboard based on his best-selling new book to outline the threats from globalists and why we must stop their agenda if we hope to keep the precious freedoms we still have.

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Kim Iversen, journalist, YouTuber, and host of "The Kim Iversen Show," reacted to Glenn Beck's appearance last week on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by conceding that, while the subject of Beck's new book, "The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism" might at first sound "a little bit loony," closer analysis confirms "this isn't such a crazy conspiracy theory after all."

"Glenn Beck was on Tucker Carlson's show last week touting what has been called a right-wing conspiracy theory and discussing his new book, 'The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism'," began Iverson on The Hill's "Rising."

"Well, maybe that all sounds a little bit loony — and believe me, I do think Glenn Beck tends to be a loon," she quipped. "But, maybe this isn't such a crazy conspiracy theory after all. And after seeing everything we've seen with the governments enacting all sorts of authoritarian controls and many other conspiracy theories coming true, maybe there's something to be concerned about. So, what is the Great Reset? The name even sounds conspiratorial, but believe it or not, it's a real thing."

Iverson went on to explain exactly who is behind the Great Reset, what their agenda entails, how they are using the COVID-19 pandemic to "to rebuild society in a way the global elites see best fit."

"You'll own nothing and you will be happy: That's what they're saying," Iverson explained. "And with inflation sky high and no signs of it slowing down, they might be right. We are on our way to becoming a nation of renters, but don't worry it's nothing to fear ... don't worry, everything is being done under the premise that this is all ... being done for our own good, the benefit of a collective society, and we will be happy," she added sarcastically.

Iverson concluded by asking, "Who thinks it's a good idea that a bunch of corporate millionaire and billionaires and world leaders are getting together and coming up with what's best for we the little people? I mean, who thinks that that's a really good idea? And who thinks that they are going to be doing it for our benefit? But, of course they're going to frame it like 'Oh, this is good for you. You're going to rent. You'll own nothing and you'll be happy. Don't worry about it' ... When you look at the actual list of partners with the World Economic Forum, they control everything. They control media. They control health. They control business. They control everything, and so then it does become, how do we people fight against that?"

Watch the video clip below to hear Kim Iverson break it down and don' t miss Wednesday night's special episode of "GlennTV" on BlazeTV’s YouTube channel.

Iversen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to discuss what The Great Reset is and how YOU can help stop it. Watch the video clip from "The Glenn Beck Program" below:

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