Glenn Beck: Grandma's house

GLENN: Our country is like my grandmother's house. My grandmother, she lived on this great street and everybody knew each other. Everybody was friends. Sometimes somebody would move into the neighborhood. They didn't usually last long. But if there was a problem on the street, everybody went to that other person's house. It's in a small town -- well, not so small anymore, of Puyallup, Washington. And my Grandma lived in the same house ever since I can remember. It was a farm. Now, when my grandfather was around, my grandfather had a shotgun. My grandfather was a pretty sharp dude. My grandmother was, too, but she was softer. She trusted people. My grandfather was a guy that could look you in the eye and go, "I think you're more full of crap than I am." You couldn't get anything by my grandfather. But my grandmother, especially as she began to age, you could get things by her. And so what did we do as a family? We would look out for Grandma. Now, grandma's house had all of the stuff that she owned and it was a great house and it was warm and she was always making cookies and blueberry pies. "I've got to go over to Russell's house. He looked kind of sad. I'm going to make him a pie." And she would make him a pie. She would cut him -- she would cut some of the flowers in her backyard and she would put them in a glass. They didn't use vases. She would just put them in either a Mason jar or a glass and she would bring them over. They didn't look fancy, they didn't have baby's breath in them, they didn't have any ferns. They were just roses or hydrangeas that she had put and she would put them in a jar and she would bring them over to the neighbor because they were a little down, she sensed something was wrong, somebody had done her a favor, whatever. Just because. That's Grandma. We all have a Grandma. We all have grandma's house. And now Grandma is older. In my case she's gone. But for this analogy let's just all remember our Grandma wards the twilight years of her life where the family re ally needed to protect her. Now, let's say grandma's house has really kind of fallen into a neighborhood that's not quite as good as it used to be. It's not the neighborhood that Grandma used to live in. Some of the neighbors have changed out. Some of the neighbors are now kind of dicey. Some of the neighbors, some of the neighbors are still there. In fact, the majority of the neighbors are still good. But grandma's got her lawn gnomes and she's got them all over and she's still working in her garden and sometimes she works until, you know, dusk. Sometimes she's out, she wants to take a walk. Sometimes it starts to get dark. Grandma always left her door open. She trusted everybody. But now the lawn gnomes have disappeared. In fact, since October Grandma has lost 50% of her lawn gnomes. You're in a big family and you say, "Hey, Grandma, Grandma, Grandma, neighbors, the neighborhood has changed just a little bit but, you know, let's take all your lawn gnomes in. You want to take your lawn gnomes in for a while." And your brother says, "Grandma, there's nothing wrong. You leave your lawn gnomes out there. They're fine. You leave them out there." "Stop scaring Grandma." "No, I'm not scaring her. I'm just telling her to bring her lawn gnomes in. Grandma, put them in the garage for a while." "Let's tell Grandma the truth a little bit." "Stop, you're scaring her." "Grandma, just put your lawn gnomes in." "No, Grandma, don't put your lawn gnomes in. In fact, now is the time to buy more gnomes." "Give her hope." "It's a false sense of security. The people are stealing her lawn gnomes." "Grandma, listen. The neighborhood, look, we're trying our best to turn it around but there's some problems in the neighborhood. We think there's a crackhouse right down the street and we just really need to take care of -- you know what, and lock your door at night." "What are you doing, don't lock -- don't tell Grandma to lock her door. Now she is going to be freaking out all night." "Grandma, don't freak out. If you lock your door, you don't have to freak out. Just lock your door." "Oh, now she's going to be up all night." "No, she won't. You are freaking her out more by telling her that there's nothing going on and then her lawn gnomes are missing." What are they, real actual gnomes, they are just, they are on Travelocity, they are just all of a sudden in a hotel in Switzerland?

All Grandma wants to do is just make a pie for her neighbors, and you've got a brother who's saying go out and buy more. You've got a sister who's yelling at you for scaring Grandma. And all you're trying to do is protect Grandma and to protect grandma's house. You believe in Grandma, you don't think she's senile. You know who she is. But it's your job to protect her. But making her feel good in a false sense of security, you are doing more harm than good. You are actually trying to -- you are actually treating her like she's a 2-year-old. Stop it. She's your grandmother. She has more experience. I have more faith in my grandmother than I do in any of you. As I would turn to my brothers and sisters. And they would say, "She's old. Stop it."

That's the beginning of the table that I'd like to set with you. But you have to decide which person are you? Are you the old feeble grandmother who's actually not old and feeble but everybody is telling you you're old and feeble, that can actually put a home security system, can lock the door, can take the lawn gnomes in, and it won't freak you out, it won't be a problem. "Thanks for the information, okay, I'm look out. Which one is the crackhouse? Do all the neighbors know? I'll be in there. I'll help out." Are you that person? Are you the brother or sister that yelling at somebody else saying, "Stop freaking them out. You just don't believe in Grandma anymore. You just don't believe in the street." No, I believe in the street. I believe in the neighborhood. I believe in Grandma, I believe in the house. I want Grandma to have the house. I want the neighborhood to be restored to the way it was. But I'm going to tell Grandma to lock her door and take her lawn gnomes and put them in the garage and don't buy anymore for right now and then I'm going to go out on the street every night and I'm going to do everything I can to get those damn crack dealers out of my grandmother's neighborhood because it's my neighborhood, too. I grew up on that street. I don't want that neighborhood gone. I don't want that neighborhood changing in a negative way. That dream of my grandmother's street lives in me every day. I hated that street when I grew up. I love that street now. I'd give my right arm now to live on that street. And I'm not going to treat my Grandma like she's feeble. I'm going to tell her the truth. Because by telling my Grandma the truth, she'll protect her stuff. And I don't care what my brothers and sisters say. I'm also going to patrol the streets at night, and I ask you to join me.


There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

But the poll showed some good news, too. Watch the video clip below for more details:

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