Glenn Beck: 9/12 approaching... be heard


Glenn will broadcast 9-12 coverage LIVE on the Fox News Channel on Saturday, September 12th from 1pm-3pm ET.

GLENN: Yvonne Donnelly is with me now and, Yvonne, you are somebody that is working with the 9/12 project and you've been talking to these different 9/12 groups all around the country.

DONNELLY: Yep.

GLENN: And, you know, you are kind of helping share ideas with each other and helping connect people together.

DONNELLY: Yep.

GLENN: What is the mood for 9/12 around the country, not just in Washington?

DONNELLY: The actual day, the actual march? I just think that everybody is fired up. I think that you've inspired us to go out, you inspired us on March 13th to educate ourselves, to form groups, to do things, to speak out. And so I just think, Glenn ‑‑ well, first of all, and we all thank you. I get so many e‑mails from people just thanking, for the inspiration. And we're just going to go out there and we're going to be heard.

GLENN: Okay.

DONNELLY: We've been silent for so long and it's time to be heard and so we're going to go march on Washington. But like you were saying, there's other events all across the country.

GLENN: Okay. So do you have any idea ‑‑ first of all, who is organizing this 9/12 march in Washington?

DONNELLY: That's ‑‑ there's a combined effort. They joined forces with Freedom Works, Tea Party Patriots, other conservative groups. You can find out more information on ResistNet.com.

GLENN: Okay.

DONNELLY: And just to be clear, you and I have talked about it.

GLENN: Yeah.

DONNELLY: That we are not the organizers.

GLENN: Yeah. 9/12 does not, at least, you know, the project that I started, doesn't endorse anybody.

DONNELLY: Nope.

GLENN: It doesn't endorse any ‑‑ anything.

DONNELLY: Nope.

GLENN: It was a way ‑‑ it was meant to be an inspiration for you to find your own voice. I will tell you that I am very leery of any 9/12er that wants to get in to endorse a particular candidate as a group. I think that's a mistake because ‑‑

DONNELLY: I agree.

GLENN: That's the way you get co‑opted by people. But you said this was conservative, but it also, the Ayn Rand group is also involved. Isn't Ayn Rand, the people from Ayn Rand, aren't they going to be at least speaking in Washington? Do you know?

DONNELLY: Let me just check and see because I have a list of the speakers' names in front of me.

GLENN: I thought there was ‑‑ I thought Ayn Rand was involved. Maybe not, maybe not.

DONNELLY: I don't see him on the list right now.

GLENN: Stu's saying that there are.

DONNELLY: You made the clarification, Glenn. But what they are saying is several other conservative groups. But you are correct because that's one of the things that I'm really trying to get across when I do communicate with other 9/12 groups. We are not considered a conservative movement.

GLENN: Right. It is a constitutionalist movement I think ‑‑

DONNELLY: I like that.

GLENN: The people who are involved with constitutionalists. They just would like the restoring of our Constitution. A good rule of thumb. Let's just read that thing from time to time.

DONNELLY: Yeah, you know, that's crazy.

GLENN: So Yvonne, do you have any idea how many people are coming or what are the, you know, are there ways to find out what's going on on this march? How do people get involved?

DONNELLY: Well, we have information on 912project.com that can lead people to information about the march, about travel. And there are links for ResistNet and Freedom Workss as well. And they can go to those sites, too. And as far as numbers, Glenn, like you asked, I mean, it's really hard to pinpoint. But we're hearing ‑‑ it's just so hard.

GLENN: Don't even say a number.

DONNELLY: Yeah.

GLENN: Because then the media will come out with a number and they will say, they expected 10,000 people and there were four there.

DONNELLY: Right, right. Right, it's just so hard.

GLENN: Here's the thing, America. I have no idea if people are going to come to this. I have no idea what's going on. You know, no idea. I'm not a community organizer. I will say that I said to you on March 13th, if you build it, they will come. Well, here it is. It has been built. Will you come? It's ‑‑ it starts the week of 9 ‑‑ is it starting early on Wednesday or something?

DONNELLY: The 10th is their actual event on the 10th, 11th and leading up to the 12th of the march.

GLENN: Okay.

DONNELLY: So there's all kinds of great meetings with representatives, different programs that you can participate in. Some of it is just like classroom type things to talk to us about leading on the grassroots efforts because that's something to remember, particularly about 9/12.

GLENN: Boy, are you kidding.

DONNELLY: We are grassroots people.

GLENN: So here's the thing. My part of the job was to cover it. I'm not a leader.

DONNELLY: Correct.

GLENN: I'm going to cover it. And I will make sure that there's nobody ‑‑ we're not going to take the cameras and shoot one way or another. We will shoot the truth as it happens. We will show it to the American people, and I'm not going to have a bumbling of people there that are going to give commentary that say, "Look at all of these crazy terrorists out there. Your voice will be heard. Your face will be seen. Your movement will be viewed by the nation on 9/12. What you do in that time period is up to you. Whether you show up, whether you want to be seen, whether you want your voice to be heard or if you choose to stay home and say, "You know what, I'm going to let somebody else do that," it will be seen. And it will be judged by the American press. It will be judged by the politicians on what you do. Find out all the information at the912project.com.

VOICE: For information on standing up on 9/12, go to the912project.com.

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This event seeks to answer three fundamental questions:

  1. As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights?
  2. Do we as a nation still agree on the core principles and values laid out by our founding fathers?
  3. How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?

Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

Schedule a private tour or purchase general admission ticket below:

Dates:
June 15-17

Location:

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6301 Riverside Drive, Irving, TX 75039

Learn more about the event here.

About Mercury One: Mercury One is a 501(c)(3) charity founded in 2011 by Glenn Beck. Mercury One was built to inspire the world in the same way the United States space program shaped America's national destiny and the world. The organization seeks to restore the human spirit by helping individuals and communities help themselves through honor, faith, courage, hope and love. In the words of Glenn Beck:

We don't stand between government aid and people in need. We stand with people in need so they no longer need the government

Some of Mercury One's core initiatives include assisting our nation's veterans, providing aid to those in crisis and restoring the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious minorities. When evil prevails, the best way to overcome it is for regular people to do good. Mercury One is committed to helping sustain the good actions of regular people who want to make a difference through humanitarian aid and education initiatives. Mercury One will stand, speak and act when no one else will.

Support Mercury One's mission to restore the human spirit by making an online donation or calling 972-499-4747. Together, we can make a difference.

What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.