Glenn Beck: Who's supporting Obama?




YouTube removed the video that is talked about in this article, however you can read about it here... So instead of that video we present The Obama National Anthem...


GLENN: First I wanted to start with a couple of pieces of audio for you. America needs to -- you need to wake your friends up because they need to see how many times Barack Obama has not told us the truth. This guy is going to be the most arrogant President of the United States. I'm going to make a prediction, this is going to be the most corrupt presidency in the history of the United States and that's saying something, and I say that because his arrogance knows no bounds, his lies know no bounds and he is willing to say anything just to get elected because he believes he is right and so it doesn't matter. The ends justify the means. And the arrogance will only be contained when somebody turns in the media and says, "No, now, wait a minute; you're telling us a lie here. You're not telling us the truth." When you combine arrogance in a presidency which you don't need any more evidence than what Joe Biden said the other day when he said, "We're going to need your help because we're going to do something that appears to be wrong and you're going to look at the polls a year from now and you're going to say, how is it possible that this team is in the polls, and we're going to need your help to stand up because nobody's going to see this, what we're doing, as the right thing to do. But trust us, it's the right thing to do." I don't even know what he was talking about. I'd like to know that. But I'd also like to see somebody contain the arrogance of Joe Biden and Barack Obama that, I'm sorry, just because you say it's the right thing doesn't make it the right thing to do.

So here we have a guy who is not being challenged by the media, is being excused by the media and he's not telling the truth every step of the way. We have not just Barack Obama but people like Joe Biden, Christopher Dodd, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, I mean the left of the left already telling us "There's some rich people we're going to go after," already telling us and already putting into law a mandatory donation to ACORN, a mandatory donation to ACORN. Remember, people are challenging now whether churches -- and believe me, this is going to get strong. If Proposition 8 passes in California, there's going to be an outcry all across the country within the next few years of churches that read all of the scriptures, that churches that say marriage between a man and a woman is ordained by God as these churches must be shut down, these churches are hate mongering churches. It's coming.

So you have the unions, the teachers unions funding that movement out in California. The largest fundraiser out there is the teachers union. Why is the teachers union for that? Now, you've got another organization that is tax-exempt, ACORN, because they're nonpartisan. All that ACORN does is just register people. They're not in the bag for Barack Obama, of course not. They're nonpartisan. May I give you a couple of pieces of audio from a recent convention for ACORN. Listen to the speakers.

VOICE: This has been the worst presidency that this country has ever known, but that's all right because we're getting rid of his ass. He got to go.

VOICE: We're getting Obama for President (applause). Obama needs us, ACORN, but we need Obama, don't we?

GLENN: So here we have ACORN, a nonpartisan group, that is getting your tax dollars, moving right directly into the camp for Obama. You have the unions which are going to be 100 times stronger. When this congress comes through, look out; here come the unions. They are going to help us be pro growth. The same organizations that crippled America, they are going to help America be pro growth. Boy, you know, as I just said that, I thought to myself, how much longer is it I'm going to be able to say something as hateful as the unions, the people responsible for crippling American industry, are now going to be deemed pro growth. How much longer am I going to be able to say things like that?

The reason why I ask you how much longer am I going to be able to say things like that is because you've got something frightening happening in this country. You have people that are absolute zombies for Barack Obama. You know it and I know it when we started seeing people pass out. I want to play a piece of audio. This piece of audio has come out. It is from North Carolina. I'm not saying that Barack Obama has anything to do with this. It's his supporters that do. This is coming out of some sort of new age, dare I say cult, some hippie center in North Carolina. They've made a video, and I'm going to -- play the little video here and I want you to hear it, but I'm going to read what it says on the screen. Here we go. Go ahead and roll it, please.

(BEGIN AUDIO CLIP)

GLENN: Let's spend one minute a day envisioning Barack Obama, envisions Barack Obama as our President. Prepare your heart to fill with hope. Prepare your mind to embrace the change. Envision Barack's victorious election night. Envision Barack taking the oath of office. On inauguration day believe that this great moment in American history is already a reality. Say the words to yourself. Say the words to your family. Say the words to your friends and neighbors. Say those words to the world. Your vision is a sacred trust. You are a sanctuary of a sacred vision for a renewed America. Envision it. Say it. Feel it. Believe it. Make this our reality. Manifest Obama, America.

(END AUDIO CLIP)

GLENN: All right, stop. That is the -- we'll add a link to this at the end of the website, or send it out in the newsletter today. It's -- I find this to be frightening. The guy is a public servant, not a God. It's important also to know the words of the song that is being sung in the back. "Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true. With Thanksgiving, I'll be a living sanctuary for you. It is you, Lord, who came to save the heart and soul of every man. It is you, Lord, to knows my weakness, who gives me strength with thine own hand. Lead me on, Lord, from temptation, purify me from within. Fill my heart, your holy spirit; take away all my sin." If you think that they're really singing to the Lord a new age center, you're right. It's just not the Lord we've been thinking about. It's Lord Barry, Barack Obama.



We are swinging so far left. Harry Belafonte now all of a sudden likes Colin Powell. He called him a house slave before but now it's okay. Harry Belafonte. Hugo Chavez has been meeting with Sean Penn this week. They have been going over a gas pipeline. Sean Penn, Hugo Chavez. Louis Farrakhan said there's a new beginning for the nation of Islam right around the corner. He stressed unity among religions while still preaching a message of black empowerment, black empowerment. I want you to remember Louis Farrakhan and the nation of Islam believe that all white people come from the devil. He said in a rare public event on Sunday that there was a new beginning for the Chicago-based movement. Farrakhan covered topics including immigration, public schools, violence, morality. He vaguely referred to the presidential election but did not specifically mention either of the candidates. He says, "Look how we become so divided, so hateful while claiming the same creator." The man who says white people come from the devil wonders how we have become such a hateful and divided nation. He said black people must stop seeing themselves as inferior and whites must stop seeing themselves as superior. He added that black Muslims have got to keep going our own way. Our brothers and sisters are South America are not trying to take your jobs. They're just trying to survive. Our mission is to help bring in a government of peace.

By the way, this is the same man that said just a couple of weeks ago, Dan, do you have Louis Farrakhan from a couple of moments ago where Louis Farrakhan was talking about Barack Obama and was talking about how the Messiah speaks, how the Messiah speaks, the children will listen, and he found it interesting that Barack Obama had a lot of people who were youth? Do you have it by any chance? All right.

Then one other thing I just want to throw your way. Oliver Stone's movie "W." Oliver Stone's been making movies for a long time. Hollywood will always make stupid movies but we have Sean Penn in Venezuela; we have the movie "W" out. Do you know who financed the movie "W"? As you are going out to see it, because it's just a stupid movie, do you know who financed the movie "W"? A country we used to like to call Red China. Communist China financed the movie "W." You can think whatever you want about the movie. You can think whatever you want about George W. Bush. You can think whatever you want about Oliver Stone, but the movie was financed with money from China. Does this not matter anymore? Does it not matter that we have Sean Penn going and saying, "You know what, Hugo Chavez actually, he's more good than he is bad," going for a second time, that Hollywood is going down there, that we are about to elect at best our first socialist President. Does it make a difference to anyone that Louis Farrakhan is calling for peace and a presidency of peace and he thinks hope and a turn right around the corner is coming, a turn for Islam and the nation of Islam. Let me just play his words here. He didn't mention anything last Sunday, but a couple of Sundays ago here's what he said to a crowd.

FARRAKHAN: You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change and that is why Barack has captured the youth and he has involved young people in a political process that they didn't care anything about. That's a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.

GLENN: Boy, the Messiah is absolutely speaking. I truly believe that. Does it not matter that we're about to elect a guy who says he's not really tied in to ACORN, yet he is. Does it matter that anyone in congress says that ACORN is a nonpolitical event and a tax-exempt organization that is just trying to do good for the political system and yet we hear their speeches and they say what I played for you at the beginning of this hour. Does it not matter to your friends?

From the moment the 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson arrived at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776, he was on the radical side. That caused John Adams to like him immediately. Then the Congress stuck Jefferson and Adams together on the five-man committee to write a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain, and their mutual admiration society began.

Jefferson thought Adams should write the Declaration. But Adams protested, saying, “It can't come from me because I'm obnoxious and disliked." Adams reasoned that Jefferson was not obnoxious or disliked, therefore he should write it. Plus, he flattered Jefferson, by telling him he was a great writer. It was a master class in passing the buck.

So, over the next 17 days, Jefferson holed up in his room, applying his lawyer skills to the ideas of the Enlightenment. He borrowed freely from existing documents like the Virginia Declaration of Rights. He later wrote that “he was not striving for originality of principle or sentiment." Instead, he hoped his words served as “an expression of the American mind."

It's safe to say he achieved his goal.

The five-man committee changed about 25 percent of Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration before submitting it to Congress. Then, Congress altered about one-fifth of that draft. But most of the final Declaration's words are Jefferson's, including the most famous passage — the Preamble — which Congress left intact. The result is nothing less than America's mission statement, the words that ultimately bind the nation together. And words that we desperately need to rediscover because of our boiling partisan rage.

The Declaration is brilliant in structure and purpose. It was designed for multiple audiences: the King of Great Britain, the colonists, and the world. And it was designed for multiple purposes: rallying the troops, gaining foreign allies, and announcing the creation of a new country.

The Declaration is structured in five sections: the Introduction, Preamble, the Body composed of two parts, and the Conclusion. It's basically the most genius breakup letter ever written.

In the Introduction, step 1 is the notificationI think we need to break up. And to be fair, I feel I owe you an explanation...

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…

The Continental Congress felt they were entitled by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" to “dissolve the political bands," but they needed to prove the legitimacy of their cause. They were defying the world's most powerful nation and needed to motivate foreign allies to join the effort. So, they set their struggle within the entire “Course of human events." They're saying, this is no petty political spat — this is a major event in world history.

Step 2 is declaring what you believe in, your standardsHere's what I'm looking for in a healthy relationship...

This is the most famous part of the Declaration; the part school children recite — the Preamble:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That's as much as many Americans know of the Declaration. But the Preamble is the DNA of our nation, and it really needs to be taken as a whole:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The Preamble takes us through a logical progression: All men are created equal; God gives all humans certain inherent rights that cannot be denied; these include the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; to protect those rights, we have governments set up; but when a government fails to protect our inherent rights, people have the right to change or replace it.

Government is only there to protect the rights of mankind. They don't have any power unless we give it to them. That was an extraordinarily radical concept then and we're drifting away from it now.

The Preamble is the justification for revolution. But note how they don't mention Great Britain yet. And again, note how they frame it within a universal context. These are fundamental principles, not just squabbling between neighbors. These are the principles that make the Declaration just as relevant today. It's not just a dusty parchment that applied in 1776.

Step 3 is laying out your caseHere's why things didn't work out between us. It's not me, it's you...

This is Part 1 of the Body of the Declaration. It's the section where Jefferson gets to flex his lawyer muscles by listing 27 grievances against the British crown. This is the specific proof of their right to rebellion:

He has obstructed the administration of justice...

For imposing taxes on us without our consent...

For suspending our own legislatures...

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us...

Again, Congress presented these “causes which impel them to separation" in universal terms to appeal to an international audience. It's like they were saying, by joining our fight you'll be joining mankind's overall fight against tyranny.

Step 4 is demonstrating the actions you took I really tried to make this relationship work, and here's how...

This is Part 2 of the Body. It explains how the colonists attempted to plead their case directly to the British people, only to have the door slammed in their face:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury...

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice... We must, therefore... hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

This basically wrapped up America's argument for independence — we haven't been treated justly, we tried to talk to you about it, but since you refuse to listen and things are only getting worse, we're done here.

Step 5 is stating your intent — So, I think it's best if we go our separate ways. And my decision is final...

This is the powerful Conclusion. If people know any part of the Declaration besides the Preamble, this is it:

...that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...

They left no room for doubt. The relationship was over, and America was going to reboot, on its own, with all the rights of an independent nation.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The message was clear — this was no pitchfork mob. These were serious men who had carefully thought through the issues before taking action. They were putting everything on the line for this cause.

The Declaration of Independence is a landmark in the history of democracy because it was the first formal statement of a people announcing their right to choose their own government. That seems so obvious to us now, but in 1776 it was radical and unprecedented.

In 1825, Jefferson wrote that the purpose of the Declaration was “not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of… but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm… to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take."

You're not going to do better than the Declaration of Independence. Sure, it worked as a means of breaking away from Great Britain, but its genius is that its principles of equality, inherent rights, and self-government work for all time — as long as we actually know and pursue those principles.

On June 7, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania State House, better known today as Independence Hall. Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies' independence. The “Lee Resolution" was short and sweet:

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

Intense debate followed, and the Congress voted 7 to 5 (with New York abstaining) to postpone a vote on Lee's Resolution. They called a recess for three weeks. In the meantime, the delegates felt they needed to explain what they were doing in writing. So, before the recess, they appointed a five-man committee to come up with a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain. They appointed two men from New England — Roger Sherman and John Adams; two from the middle colonies — Robert Livingston and Benjamin Franklin; and one Southerner — Thomas Jefferson. The responsibility for writing what would become the Declaration of Independence fell to Jefferson.

In the rotunda of the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., there are three original documents on permanent display: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These are the three pillars of the United States, yet America barely seems to know them anymore. We need to get reacquainted — quickly.

In a letter to his friend John Adams in 1816, Jefferson wrote: “I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past."

America used to be a forward-looking nation of dreamers. We still are in spots, but the national attitude that we hear broadcast loudest across media is not looking toward the future with optimism and hope. In late 2017, a national poll found 59% of Americans think we are currently at the “lowest point in our nation's history that they can remember."

America spends far too much time looking to the past for blame and excuse. And let's be honest, even the Right is often more concerned with “owning the left" than helping point anyone toward the practical principles of the Declaration of Independence. America has clearly lost touch with who we are as a nation. We have a national identity crisis.

The Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

It is urgent that we get reacquainted with the Declaration of Independence because postmodernism would have us believe that we've evolved beyond the America of our founding documents, and thus they're irrelevant to the present and the future. But the Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

Today, much of the nation is so addicted to partisan indignation that "day-to-day" indignation isn't enough to feed the addiction. So, we're reaching into America's past to help us get our fix. In 2016, Democrats in the Louisiana state legislature tabled a bill that would have required fourth through sixth graders to recite the opening lines of the Declaration. They didn't table it because they thought it would be too difficult or too patriotic. They tabled it because the requirement would include the phrase “all men are created equal" and the progressives in the Louisiana legislature didn't want the children to have to recite a lie. Representative Barbara Norton said, “One thing that I do know is, all men are not created equal. When I think back in 1776, July the fourth, African Americans were slaves. And for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite the Declaration, I think it's a little bit unfair to us. To ask our children to recite something that's not the truth. And for you to ask those children to repeat the Declaration stating that all men's are free. I think that's unfair."

Remarkable — an elected representative saying it wouldn't be fair for students to have to recite the Declaration because “all men are not created equal." Another Louisiana Democrat explained that the government born out of the Declaration “was used against races of people." I guess they missed that part in school where they might have learned that the same government later made slavery illegal and amended the Constitution to guarantee all men equal protection under the law. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were an admission of guilt by the nation regarding slavery, and an effort to right the wrongs.

Yet, the progressive logic goes something like this: many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, including Thomas Jefferson who wrote it, owned slaves; slavery is evil; therefore, the Declaration of Independence is not valid because it was created by evil slave owners.

It's a sad reality that the left has a very hard time appreciating the universal merits of the Declaration of Independence because they're so hung up on the long-dead issue of slavery. And just to be clear — because people love to take things out of context — of course slavery was horrible. Yes, it is a total stain on our history. But defending the Declaration of Independence is not an effort to excuse any aspect of slavery.

Okay then, people might say, how could the Founders approve the phrase “All men are created equal," when many of them owned slaves? How did they miss that?

They didn't miss it. In fact, Thomas Jefferson included an anti-slavery passage in his first draft of the Declaration. The paragraph blasted King George for condoning slavery and preventing the American Colonies from passing legislation to ban slavery:

He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights to life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere... Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.

We don't say “execrable" that much anymore. It means, utterly detestable, abominable, abhorrent — basically very bad.

Jefferson was upset when Georgia and North Carolina threw up the biggest resistance to that paragraph. Ultimately, those two states twisted Congress' arm to delete the paragraph.

Still, how could a man calling the slave trade “execrable" be a slaveowner himself? No doubt about it, Jefferson was a flawed human being. He even had slaves from his estate in Virginia attending him while he was in Philadelphia, in the very apartment where he was writing the Declaration.

Many of the Southern Founders deeply believed in the principles of the Declaration yet couldn't bring themselves to upend the basis of their livelihood. By 1806, Virginia law made it more difficult for slave owners to free their slaves, especially if the owner had significant debts as Jefferson did.

At the same time, the Founders were not idiots. They understood the ramifications of signing on to the principles described so eloquently in the Declaration. They understood that logically, slavery would eventually have to be abolished in America because it was unjust, and the words they were committing to paper said as much. Remember, John Adams was on the committee of five that worked on the Declaration and he later said that the Revolution would never be complete until the slaves were free.

Also, the same generation that signed the Declaration started the process of abolition by banning the importation of slaves in 1807. Jefferson was President at the time and he urged Congress to pass the law.

America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough.

The Declaration took a major step toward crippling the institution of slavery. It made the argument for the first time about the fundamental rights of all humans which completely undermined slavery. Planting the seeds to end slavery is not nearly commendable enough for leftist critics, but you can't discount the fact that the seeds were planted. It's like they started an expiration clock for slavery by approving the Declaration. Everything that happened almost a century later to end slavery, and then a century after that with the Civil Rights movement, flowed from the principles voiced in the Declaration.

Ironically for a movement that calls itself progressive, it is obsessed with retrying and judging the past over and over. Progressives consider this a better use of time than actually putting past abuses in the rearview and striving not to be defined by ancestral failures.

It can be very constructive to look to the past, but not when it's used to flog each other in the present. Examining history is useful in providing a road map for the future. And America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough. But it's right there, the original, under glass. The ink is fading, but the words won't die — as long as we continue to discuss them.

'Good Morning Texas' gives exclusive preview of Mercury One museum

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Mercury One is holding a special exhibition over the 4th of July weekend, using hundreds of artifacts, documents and augmented reality experiences to showcase the history of slavery — including slavery today — and a path forward. Good Morning Texas reporter Paige McCoy Smith went through the exhibit for an exclusive preview with Mercury One's chief operating officer Michael Little on Tuesday.

Watch the video below to see the full preview.

Click here to purchase tickets to the museum (running from July 4 - 7).

Over the weekend, journalist Andy Ngo and several other apparent right-leaning people were brutally beaten by masked-gangs of Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon. Short for "antifascist," Antifa claims to be fighting for social justice and tolerance — by forcibly and violently silencing anyone with opposing opinions. Ngo, who was kicked, punched, and sprayed with an unknown substance, is currently still in the hospital with a "brain bleed" as a result of the savage attack. Watch the video to get the details from Glenn.