Glenn interviews Fred Thompson

GLENN: Running for President of the United States, Mr. Fred Thompson. Hello, senator, how are you, sir?

SENATOR THOMPSON: Hello, Glenn, I'm doing good.

GLENN: Very good. Good to have you on the program. I know South Carolina is a big state for you and right now it's really between you and Mike Huckabee. What would you say the biggest difference is between the two of you?



GOP Candidate Fred Thompson

SENATOR THOMPSON: Well, first of all I'm not sure it's just between us. Frankly I assumed coming down here that he would probably be my primary competition here but I'm not sure that's the case anymore but we'll see. As I indicated in the debate deal the other night, you know the question was posed whether or not the Reagan coalition was dead and Governor Huckabee's campaign manager was quoted by the moderator as saying that basically it was dead, and I took issue with that. I think that it's a battle for really the heart and soul of the Republican party as to which direction we're going to go, and those who think it's dead, we need to move in a more so-called Progressive or so-called moderate or populist manner in order to emulate the Democrats more, in order to beat the Democrats, or those of us who think that the Reagan coalition was based upon sound constitutional principles that were valid in the beginning of this country and are still valid today. A strong national defense, limited government, strong stand on Second Amendment and conservative judges.

GLENN: How do you explain? Because -- you know, and it's unfair to ask a competitor this question but I'm going to ask it anyway because you know the man and you worked with the man for a long time and everybody says he's a good man and everything else. But good God almighty, he's wrong on just about everything. How do you explain with conservatives going out to vote, how are they supporting John McCain? What is this -- where is this coming from?

SENATOR THOMPSON: I think the basis of it is national security, national defense. John was right, I think, with regard to Iraq and he stood tough during tough times and I think he turned out to be right. And I was the same place the whole time and have been. We agree on that. But John is wrong on some other important things and he was wrong when he voted against the Bush tax cuts.

GLENN: But wait a minute. I mean --

SENATOR THOMPSON: He says he's changed his mind about that now and, you know, sobeit. But, you know, I was there during part of that time and I voted the other way. I believed the other way then, I believe the other way now. He's certainly wrong with regard to the immigration bill that they tried to get the American people sign off on last year and they gave a resounding no and now everybody's getting tough on the border. But on taxes and immigration, especially, you know, I think he's wrong. But so is Huckabee as far as that's concerned.

GLENN: But he's also wrong with McCain/Lieberman where he wants to sign treaties for global warming. He wants to give away sovereignty on global warming. This guy is not a conservative.

SENATOR THOMPSON: No, I think he's in the wrong direction on that, too. I think that that's absolutely true. But, you know, he's like everybody else. You know, he has his strong suits and his weak suits. But I think that the direction that he and Huckabee and others really, I think Giuliani and where Romney has been in the past all are going in a so-called moderate direction, which is going to lead to, you know, so-called big government conservativism or bigger government conservativism anyway.

GLENN: That doesn't even make sense.

SENATOR THOMPSON: And they all are there or still there in one form or another. I mean, you can take any of these fellas from a conservative test standpoint and they've been lacking for most of their careers.

GLENN: Well, Senator Fred Thompson, honestly I thought about it this weekend. I'm thinking about to start calling myself a classic liberal because I don't even know what conservatives stand for anymore. If they will go out and say they are conservative and they will go out and vote for John McCain, well, then I'm not a conservative. I've been abandoned because this isn't what it is. You know, you vote for conservatives, you put them in office, you vote for Republicans. They're for big spending, big government. I don't even know what it is anymore. I'm a classic --

SENATOR THOMPSON: If you think Giuliani, who has never met a gun control bill he didn't like, strong for gun control, strong for sanctuary cities, all that. So you could go down the list as far as he's concerned, too. I mean, I'm telling you that's kind of the lineup and a lot of these fellas have gotten a long way on the so-called electability quotient.

GLENN: Okay. So --

SENATOR THOMPSON: And they feel like, you know, they are better than Hillary and that's gotten them a long way, at least for a period of time. That's the political side of it, seems to me.

GLENN: So help me out on this then. If you say that the Reagan revolution is not dead, if you say that you are the guy who is the conservative and you and Duncan Hunter really, you guys are the conservatives out there, if that's the case and the Reagan revolution is not dead, then how come you and Duncan Hunter are not doing as well as everybody expected, with you in particular. Everybody expected you to just clean house. What happened?

SENATOR THOMPSON: Yeah. Well, it ain't over, Glenn. I mean, if we learned anything about this process, we should have learned that by now. Was Rudy inevitable? And where's Rudy now? John was dead. Where's John now? Mitt was inevitable. Where's Mitt now? I mean, for goodness sake, let's don't declare these elections over before they get wound up. Now, you know, I don't know what's going to happen in South Carolina but I think I can win South Carolina and, you know, we're moving in the right direction. Others are moving in the wrong direction and things are going good. I can't explain. You know, some of the folks who have a lot to say about this apparently thought that I was coming out of Hollywood, you know, well scripted and fluent, you know, articulate, kind of like the character I played on Law and Order, I suppose, and the fact of the matter is that I've been the same guy the whole time and the media likes to build you up in order to take you down and they built me up beyond any, beyond all proportions. You know, before I ever got into the race, before I was even sure I was going to enter the race, they proceeded to take me down as much as they could and dismiss me and denigrate me in many respects and that's just the nature of the game. Others have gone through this same cycle, this same process but, you know, you can ask this same question of just about everybody in the race at one time or another. It's a moving picture and we're moving in the right direction now and, you know, I'm not going to sit around and circle my thumb and meditate why this and why that. I'm in this bus right now traveling around South Carolina. I'm bringing the message home. This is the way it is. I am who I am. What you see is what you get. This is what I believe. This is the distinction. And then, you know, people of South Carolina and the Good Lord makes the decision as far as that's concerned and I'm perfectly comfortable with that. I don't worry about any of the rest of this stuff.

GLENN: All right. Senator Fred Thompson, let me ask you something that you and I disagree on pretty widely, I think, and that is I'm very concerned about our economy and you say that we're not headed for -- or you said a couple of months ago we weren't headed for a recession. I think it's all due to spending, just out-of-control spending both at home and in Washington, D.C.. our banking system is in a shambles. The Fed is running out of levers to open up and we've got several people on both sides of the aisle that are saying that they want a stimulus package. If the -- well, first of all do you think we're headed for a recession and if so, what is it that you propose to do to fix it?

SENATOR THOMPSON: Well, I don't -- see, we meet ourselves coming back there, Glenn, because, you know, you are taking a page out of the McCain talking points there. You know, he thinks it's down all due to spending. Nobody's harder on spending than I am but it's not the only reason for this economic downturn. Spending needs to be controlled on a longer term basis. We're all talking about today and tomorrow and the stock market today and the unemployment rate this very minute and all of that. When we're locked into a spending pattern over the next several years, it's going to be economic catastrophe for us. Has nothing to do with the current problem but it's a longer term issue. That's what I'm talking about.

GLENN: Yes.

SENATOR THOMPSON: The immediate budgetary situation is not the cause of this. It's partly cyclical and it was brought on by the sub prime mortgage crisis. It's poured over into the consumer credit situation and credit is tightening. It's a part of a global situation and our interest rates which some people say the Feds mismanaged and a bigger, broader picture. You know, a lot of the economies say that we're probably going 50% recession or 40% recession, things of that nature. You have to be mindful and watchful of it. Unemployment now is about 5%, which is a worsening situation but it's still by historical turns, you know, almost full employment. We're seeing a down turn in some sectors but I noticed IBM today was showing profits that were not expected. So that was good news in a major -- from a major player in our industry. So nobody knows. We don't know yet whether or not a stimulus package would be an appropriate thing to do. I think targeted tax cuts very well might be. I think tax cuts in general are the way to go. If you are going to have the stimulus package. I've got some ideas on that but the main thing is to not have a tax increase and to signal to the American people that they are going to have higher taxes when these tax cuts expire the end of 2010 and then lock ourselves into a commitment for a longer term spending reduction, but that involves our entitlement situation, Glenn. And nobody wants to talk about that. We have to do some things the left people do more for their own personal retirement during their working years instead of depending on the Government to take care of all of it. It's not working the other way. It's going to go bankrupt the other day and everybody knows it and nobody wants to talk about it.

GLENN: Well, we are on this program, sir, and real conservatives are waking up to it and have been on it for a while and us real conservatives have our work cut out for us. I appreciate you, sir, and talk to you again, soon.

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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