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GLENN: Senator Jim DeMint, one of the good guys in Washington. He wrote an op ed piece for the Washington Times. The White House Land Grab. Jim, can you explain this real quick?

SENATOR DeMINT: Yes, I can. While the president has us looking at the healthcare issue, he's doing a lot of things with his agencies that are very disturbing, regulating the net, the EPA is expanding its control on businesses, and it appears from the elite letter from the interior department that they are looking at over 10 million acres in Western states to take control of and under some environmental rule and stop the mining, stop the energy development, forestry, ranching, which is just a big land grab. So it's another example of the administration just reaching out trying to control more and more of our country. And so we're just trying to expose it so hopefully they know if they really do it that Americans won't be in the dark about it.

GLENN: What do you think about Utah going for eminent domain? Because the United States government has grabbed 60% of all land in Utah.

SENATOR DeMINT: Right.

GLENN: 60.

SENATOR DeMINT: And the tax revenues, the local property taxes, business revenues and things that pay for schools and roads in a lot of local communities completely dries up when we do that. And I think if states don't push back and start filing suit and taking things to the Supreme Court, the federal government's going to continue just to run roughshod over the rights of Americans. So we really need states to stand up and push back.

GLENN: I would love to have you and maybe the governor of Utah. What is his name? Herbert, right? Do you remember, Pat? He's I've met him a couple of times.

PAT: I have, too, nice man. Good guy.

GLENN: Really, really nice guy. I think he's an honest guy.

PAT: He is pretty conservative, too.

GLENN: He is. I think he gets it. Not going to be pushed around. But I'd love to have you and this document and maybe the governor on, you know, in my studio in Washington. Maybe spending an hour on the rights of the states with the land.

SENATOR DeMINT: Right.

GLENN: It's staggering what they are doing.

SENATOR DeMINT: Well, the federal government owns nearly a third of the land mass in this country today and when they take all of that off line as far as energy development, mining, forestry, ranching, even recreation.

GLENN: Do you remember when they went and they grabbed the land for the wild horses? Do you remember that?

SENATOR DeMINT: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Okay. Do you know? I don't know if you know this. We did a research project and we overlay the wild horse property with the shale property. It's amazing how they line up.

SENATOR DeMINT: It is. And this is really the radical environmental lawyers who are trying to get in the mix here. It's not about the environment and the, all of the species they named in this letter are not endangered, just lizards and range chickens and things. They are not being hurt by current development so what's going to happen if we don't bring these kind of things to the attention of the people is the president will just show up someday in Utah or Colorado and sign this thing and suddenly 10 million acres are in the control of the federal government.

GLENN: Yeah. But no, but the chickens will be free to roam around.

SENATOR DeMINT: They might not have as much to eat if people aren't

GLENN: Believe me, they will be eating us soon. Senator Jim DeMint, you keep it up.

SENATOR DeMINT: Thanks, Glenn, thanks for what you do.

GLENN: You bet, bye bye. Jim DeMint, one of the good guys. I think there's a difference between him and Nancy Pelosi.

PAT: What about Harry Reid? There's no difference between Jim DeMint and Harry Reid. There's no difference between Jim DeMint and John Kerry.

STU: I couldn't detect anything, except for the slide backs, you couldn't tell the difference between Kerry and him.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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