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.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the Trump defense team's arguments in the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump.

"This is different than what the Democrats were doing," Glenn said of the Trump team's impeachment defense. "We know the case of the Democrats, they just kept going over and over and over, for three days, the same stuff. The Republicans, at least on Saturday, did not ... and I thought it was really, really good."

Glenn added, "The president's defense was very compelling."

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Part 2: Top takeaways from president's impeachment defense

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Americans are getting crushed by healthcare costs. In 2018 alone, we spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare — that's more than $11,000 per American and nearly a fifth of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It's on everyone's minds, which is why it has taken center stage in the Democratic party's primary. Of course, the solutions offered by the current crop of presidential candidates would do nothing to help alleviate that enormous spending. In fact, it would only add to it — what with Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All and Joe Biden's proposed ObamaCare expansion.

However, what also deserves attention in discussions about plans that increase the government's role in health care is how religious organizations would be affected. Faith-based hospitals and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) play an important role in America, often serving as a critical provider and/or facilitator of payments for medical services in many states. If plans like Medicare for All were implemented, these groups would be at risk of going bankrupt or being severely curtailed due to the elimination of choice that comes with these proposals.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives. And more Americans should consider them.

Instead of imposing a top-down and expensive health care system overhaul, faith-based providers and groups should be allowed to continue offering a variety of plans that work as high-quality, often cheaper alternatives.

As mentioned, one such option is a health care sharing ministry. In this model, individuals contribute money into a pool managed by a religiously or ethically-affiliated organization, and costs for medical treatment are shared by people who adhere to that organization's belief system. Typically, applicants are required to sign a statement of faith in order to be accepted. It's basically like a subscription service: consumers pay a set amount of money into the ministry every month. Then, when they have a medical need or incident, they submit a claim to the ministry. Members whose claims are approved are reimbursed by the ministry from that pool of funds. Note, these ministries don't cover procedures they deem immoral.

Because providers are often getting paid in cash under this model — and typically within 90 days — patients are able to negotiate significant discounts, in some cases slicing procedures' costs to a fraction of the initial price. Insurance companies, by comparison, tend to not pay dollar for dollar on claims, and certainly not in cash. Additionally, insurance companies usually have onerous paperwork requirements, forcing doctors to spend half of their time on electronic health records and desk work. This increase in demand for administrative work is partly responsible for the United States leading the world in administrative costs in healthcare.

There are various types of HCSMs, each offering different benefits depending on what the individual needs — and a lot of savings on monthly plans. Take Christian Healthcare Ministries, for example. It's resulted in enormous savings for its members. Whereas the average healthcare plan can cost about $400 a month on the low end (with high deductibles), CHM plans can run between $78-172 a month for a single person. These kinds of plans are particularly great options for people who are relatively healthy and young, where the need for doctors and prescription drugs is less likely.

HCSMs have seen explosive growth in popularity recently. In 2014, there were only approximately 160,000 members. By 2018, membership ballooned to about 1 million HCSM members around the United States who have shared over $1 billion in medical expenses. But unfortunately, many people still feel locked into the traditional — and expensive — health care insurance model. HCSMs provide a way out, and, depending on their belief system, people should research them and see if there's one that best suit their needs. If more people deviate away from the traditional health care insurance market, insurance companies would be incentivized to adjust their pricing. That won't be possible, of course, if plans like Medicare for All are implemented.

Health care is one of life's biggest expenses, and voters are understandably desperate for a plan that cuts costs without compromising quality of care or access to it. Alternative options to health care insurance such as HCSMs are practical, free-market solutions that saves money. Americans should sift through these options before subscribing to plans that will only break the bank.

James Czerniawski is a Young Voices contributor. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCz19.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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