Glenn Beck: Illinois Gov arrested

Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. We don't have any -- oh, hang on just a second. Garrett is on the phone from the Illinois governor's office. Hello, Garrett?

CALLER: Yes, hello, Glenn.

GLENN: How are you?

CALLER: Thank you for having me on again. I don't know what the meaning of this is.

GLENN: What do you mean you don't know the -- 

CALLER: It's a sad day for the people of Illinois. As you know, their governor has been targeted by the FBI.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Hang on just a second. He's not been targeted by the FBI. We have audiotapes now of the governor.


GLENN: As he's talking to the deputy governor and he said, "I'll take the Senate seat myself if they're not going to offer me anything of value. I might just take it."

CALLER: Right, yeah. And what he meant there by "Any value" of course is value to the people of Illinois. This is a man who's -- 

GLENN: How about this one: "Unless I get something real good for the Senate candidate, SH, I'll just send myself. You know what I'm saying?"

CALLER: Well, you misquoted him there. That's a misquote.

GLENN: In what way?

CALLER: He never said SH.

GLENN: And then he said, "I'm going to keep the Senate option for me as a real possibility. Therefore I can drive a hard bargain. You hear what I'm saying? And if I don't get satisfied with what I want, if I'm not satisfied with it, then I'll just take the Senate seat myself. It's an F'ing valuable thing. You don't just give it away for nothing."

CALLER: Well, I mean, I think that's the basis for our system of government and I know the governor understands that. I think it's -- people are trying to look into this and trying to find things and mysteriously come up with something. When you say "I want to drive a hard bargain," when you say things like, "It's a valuable thing and you don't want to give it away for nothing," what you're saying there, of course, I think that's what people are trying to -- 

GLENN: What?

CALLER: I'm sorry?

GLENN: What were you saying?

CALLER: You know, just, I was talking about the quote from the governor.

GLENN: But I missed part of what you were just saying.

CALLER: Oh, well, when you're talking about driving a hard bargain, you're talking about a value and you're not giving it away for nothing. It's important to note that what the governor meant... (mumbling).

GLENN: I'm sorry. I -- 

CALLER: It's clear the people of Illinois don't know that.

GLENN: Hang on. When he said that he has to have guarantees even though he understands it can't be in writing.

CALLER: Right, yeah. This is -- 

GLENN: When he's talking about getting ambassadorship.

CALLER: John McCain, were you a John McCain voter? You probably were, and you might not under -- 

GLENN: I think I did, yes.

CALLER: See, this is the thing. You probably don't understand the Internet. Nowadays most people e-mail things. It's not writing anymore. People don't write things down like in -- 

GLENN: Oh, is that what he is?

CALLER: So he was just talking.

GLENN: Well, what did he mean then when he said "The trick is how you can induct indirectly a negotiation for the Senate seat."

CALLER: The trick? The trick is actually very simple when you are talking about indirectly negotiating something. When you are talking specifically about indirectly negotiating something, you have to make sure that you're talking... (mumbling).

GLENN: I'm sorry, you're breaking up.

CALLER: (Mumbling). And I think that's exactly what the governor -- 

GLENN: See, I just think you are talking into the mouthpiece closely. I don't think you are actually saying anything.

CALLER: I'm sorry. You are not coming through clearly. I'm on a land line here. So I could be having interference.

GLENN: When he said -- wait a minute. A land line is usually cleaner. When he said, "It's got to be good stuff for the people of Illinois and good stuff for me."

CALLER: Yes. Well, of course, he's a person in Illinois. So anything that benefits the people in Illinois would also benefit him.

GLENN: May I ask, is he a pretty arrogant guy? It seems to me in looking at the I believe 97 pages of transcripts that are just out today, he seems like he talked to an awful lot of people about this.

CALLER: He did. He believed in the open and honest office because, you know, as you know, Glenn, and you've covered this before, it's "We the people" who really employ our politicians, and he wanted to make sure he was open and honest with apparently every frickin' last one of them about what he was trying to do. Apparently. Yeah.

GLENN: Right. When he said that he wanted a cabinet position and preferably the secretary of energy because "That's the one that makes the most money," what do you think he meant by -- what do you think he meant by that?

CALLER: Well... he... meant... that...

GLENN: How about, what did he mean when he said, "I've got this thing," meaning the Senate seat, "I've got this thing and it's F'ing golden and I'm not giving it up for F'ing nothing. I'm not going to do it. I can always use it. It can parachute me there."

CALLER: Well, I'm looking at the transcripts and I don't see that. I believe the quote was -- 

GLENN: It's on Page 59.

CALLER: I believe the quote was "I can parachute me there." So I mean, your facts are off. We can believe anything you are going to say.

GLENN: It's unbelievable. All right, thank you, Garrett. I appreciate it.

CALLER: Let me just get one more thing out to your listeners and I think it's important that they understand that it's not -- what you're going to read in the papers isn't true. The real truth of the matter is... (mumbling).

GLENN: All right, thank you very much.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police

Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:

As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.