Glenn's fav founding father


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Che Guevara shirts fit for terrorists

Glenn: We were just talking a little bit about history and I'm wondering if anybody did anybody see if the history lesson I gave on CNN.com about Che Guevara? It made it even into the top 10. Usually we're the No. 1 or No. 2 most read story when we publish an editorial, but this week we had Che Guevara and it was it's quite amazing when you actually look at the history of who this guy is. Everybody buys the T shirts because it's cool. Everybody thinks communism is neat and it amazes me how nobody knows the history not only of killers but of our own country. Dan, what was the thing you got from the history channel on our founding fathers?

Dan: Yeah. This was a special that I downloaded on the founding fathers and founding brothers and the description and the show description of Sam Adams is this. It says Sam Adams was a rumpled pugnacious man who failed as a variety of professions before finding his niche as a revolutionist with a knack for inciting violence.

Glenn: By the way, joined by my best friend Pat who is filling in for Stu today who is sleeping because it was a long night. Anyway, give me John Hancock. I love that one.

Dan: Oh, yes, a wealthy aristocratic merchant, was also a known wine smuggler and he had a junior economic stake in breaking away from Britain.

Pat: It was all about the money for him.

Glenn: I didn't like the way the HBO John Adams special portrayed Franklin, as a real womanizer. There is absolutely no evidence, there is not a single letter, there's not a single there's no evidence of that, none whatsoever.

Pat: But it's just absolutely 100 percent embraced now, just as the Sally Hemings thing is with Thomas Jefferson.

Glenn: Didn't the DNA say.

Pat: No. The DNA said it was one of 26 members of the Jefferson family. That's what DNA said in 1998. One of 26 potential members of the Jefferson family. Thomas Jefferson, it could have been him, more likely it was either his brothers or one of his nephews. One of 26 Jefferson men.

Glenn: So, I don't

Pat: His daughters

Glenn: It wouldn't surprise me with Jefferson.

Pat: Oh, it would surprise me a great deal. It was not in his character.

Glenn: Tell me Jefferson's character. You know, he used to be my founding father. Good God. How did this train go off the track? Stations, I apologize for the there isn't a soul listening. I don't know, Pat. I think my favorite founding father is Thomas Jefferson. Geez

Pat: Founding fathers are interesting.

Glenn: George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, my favorite founding fathers.

Pat: What's the problem with Jefferson?

Glenn: I loved Jefferson but he was too conflicted. I see him as the most human out of all of them.

Pat: Yeah.

Glenn: And he was because he was very conflicted, you know, he was against slavery, yet, he died with slaves. He was you know, he was he couldn't overcome his own human nature, where I think Franklin didn't necessarily do that, but Washington definitely did.

Pat: Oh, yes. There's never been a better man on the earth.

Glenn: Never been. There's by far never been a better President but quite possibly

Pat: You're forgetting Jimmy Carter. Right?

Glenn: Oh, you're right.

Pat: Yeah. Jimmy Carter.

Glenn: Yeah. He only had the burning helicopters. Washington had

Pat: And double digit unemployment and

Glenn: Yeah. He was great

Pat: Interest rates.

Glenn: George Washington never won a Nobel prize.

Pat: No, he didn't do anything with Israel and Egypt.

Glenn: By the way, speaking of this ADD moment, have you read Brad Thor's book, "the Patriot"?

Pat: No, but I've seen a lot of stuff from you guys on it.

Glenn: It was the No. 1 book last night.

Pat: Is he the Salmon Rushdie of America?

Glenn: This guy is

Pat: I want to read that.

Glenn: If you love Thomas Jefferson, you have to. It is the Di Vinci Code of Islam and the you know, instead of Leonardo Di Vinci, it's Thomas Jefferson.

Pat: They're going to stinking kill this poor guy.

Glenn: I think they will. He says he takes it seriously and I know that he's got some

Pat: I heard him on your show. It doesn't sound like he takes it seriously.

Glenn: He should, but he doesn't. You know, he was as cavalier as I was, you know, four years ago.

Pat: Kind of know better now, don't you?

Glenn: Oh, yeah. Well, stop me from saying what I believe is the truth.

Pat: Right.

Glenn: But I at least know.

Pat: And you've got to take some precautions.

Glenn: He is taking precautions. You've got to read it. So, anyway, we were talking about some history and stuff like that and this is how out of control we've gotten in this country. I had an incident with a battle flag of Gonzales.

Pat: You've always liked the Come And Take It flag.

Glenn: It's a Texan flag.

Pat: It was a flag from the battle of Gonzales. The settlers are Texas were given a cannon from the Mexicans, from the Mexican government, and then they wanted it back and they tried to take it back and the settlers were going to give it back and so there was a big battle over, we want to take it back and we're not going to give it back to you. So, they said

Glenn: This is the worst version of this story. So, it's the worst. You've got it all wrong. I mean, there was a cannon involved there was a skirmish between the Mexicans and the it was not a gift to the Texans.

Pat: It was given to the Texans.

Glenn: It was given to the governor of the Texas region that it happened in and the Texas

Pat: Was he a Texan?

Glenn: No, he wasn't.

Pat: The governor was living in Texas at the time.

Glenn: It's my understanding that Mexico had come in and had a big battle. They were occupying that area.

Pat: Yeah, well

Glenn: But that the governor was given this deal, he was out when the Texans kicked all of the

Pat: I'm not even going to listen to you anymore. I don't even have any idea what you're talking about.

Glenn: I know that. So, anyway, it was a big deal. The flag said Come And Take It. It has a cannon on it.

Pat: Yeah.

Glenn: And it's just the greatest it is the way America should be. Really? You want a piece of this? Come And Take It, with the implication you know, the implied threat of, we'll kick your butt if you try to!

Pat: Yes.

Glenn: And I was flying that at my house and my neighbors complained because they thought it was wildly aggressive and so and so I wanted to hang the Benjamin Franklin, you know, from the Thomas the John Adams series, I love the flag with the snake on it, it's cut up and it says Join Or Die. I actually had it changed to unite or die because I was afraid, after what I went through with the Come And Take It.

Pat: That would be too aggressive.

Glenn: That Join Or Die, they would say he's running a compound cult and he's going to kill us all. I hate my neighbors.

Pat: So, how did unite and die go over in your neighborhood?

Glenn: I haven't had a complaint.

Pat: Did you explain it to them? Did you explain the story to them?

Glenn: Are you ready?

Pat: Yeah.

Glenn: I had to explain it at a zoning meeting.

Pat: And how did it go over?

Glenn: Not well, no, no, huh uh

Pat: It was ugly, then.

Glenn: There were, like, 23 people on the zoning committee where I had to explain the flag. No, no, no, no, no, didn't go well. Didn't go well. But thanks for asking

Pat: Sure.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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