GLENN BECK PROGRAM
GLENN: I had a guy come up to me in a trench coat this weekend, a black trench coat as I was signing autographs, and he said, -- I said "Merry Christmas, thank you so much for standing in line for the book. What time did you get here?" "We will kill all the traitors." "Okay, all righty then. Thank you so much. It has been a delight. Wish we could spend more time than this, but sorry."
There is a movement in America, and I have been warning against it, and the only thing that's going to stop it is to not be a Republican, not be a Democrat but be an American. Care more about the country. Care more about the whole picture than just your picture. Care more about the country than the political office, than if it's a donkey or an elephant. Care more about the character of the individual. Make sure they understand the Constitution. Make sure they understand who they answer to. Make sure they understand they are not the ones with power; we are, We the People. When that happens, when you get people around you to open up their eyes and see the truth, we are much more fragile today than we were on September 11th, and these extremist groups will do what the devil does and that is take facts with the own agenda and before you know it, you don't know what the truth is. And I told you two years ago in a speech with Condoleezza Rice, she used the phrase "We're feeling now the birth pangs," and I believe the birth pang, I told you at that time that was significant language. I'm telling you that again. It may be just because of things that I have witnessed in the last couple of weeks. Video. Some of the things I have seen the last couple of weeks, and maybe I'm too close to it but I don't think I am. I think the birth pangs are speeding up and I think that this election period is going to be dangerous and I think this election period is not going to be like anything else you've ever seen. We've seen the hate ratcheted up. The hate was there in 2000 and it got -- it was there in '96 and then it was ratcheted up for 2000 and in 2004 it was even worse, and 2008 I think is going to be one for the record books. And the thing that we must do is tether ourselves together because there's strength in numbers, and you've got to make the decision right now that you are not going to be sucked in by anybody else's agenda. You are not going to -- you are going to look for the truth. As long as you look for the truth and you don't care whose truth it is, you will find it, as long as you're responsible, as long as you just don't look on the Internet and that's it, as long as you don't just read one book and that's it. I invite you, don't read just my book. You want to know about the truth on global warming? You want to know about the truth on what's happening on the border? You want to know about the truth on marriage or whatever? Don't just read my book. Take my book and then go and search for yourself and find someone who disagrees with me and look where the lines intersect, for where the lines intersect, there is where you will find truth. When you find somebody -- I have the library of a serial killer, I really do. Because I buy books -- I listen to people who are as diverse as possible. When I talk about the economy, I talk to people who say have everything in gold. Sell your house, have everything in gold and bury it in the backyard; and I listen to people who say, absolutely nothing to worry about, this is one of the smallest blips in all of history; this is the greatest economy ever known to man and it will be for the next 150 years. I listen to both of them. And when they tell me about the economy, when they start to talk, their lines will at some point intersect and there I know is truth. But you've got to do your homework yourself and you've got to pass it on to your friends, and I think we're in for a rough ride this political season because I think they are going to do everything they can to separate us. I think they are going to do everything they can to disenfranchise us even more because that's the way they think they can hold onto power because that's what research shows, and people don't listen to their guts. People listen to research. They listen to polling numbers, and my gut is telling me you've got to pay attention. Not you. You already have been. Got to get your friends, you've got to grab onto them, you've got to grab those Democrats that know you. If you're a conservative, they're a liberal, that know you. And you can agree on so much. You've got to talk to them and you've got to find out your common ground so they know that we don't hate each other, that we're not evil people.