Glenn proposes new national anthem


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(National Anthem playing)

GLENN: All right. You know the rest of this. What does this song actually tell us? What is this song really all about? Can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. That the banner lasted through the night. So I think what this is supposed to tell us here is that even in the heat of battle, even if the worst -- when you go to bed at night and you think this is not going to stand, the battle goes on. And when the dawn comes again, that banner is yet waving. But here's the key phrase: The land of the free... and the home of the brave.

I ask you if those two statements are true anymore. Are we the land of the free and the home of the brave. Our freedom is slipping by because I believe that we are not the home of the brave anymore, at least too many people are not brave anymore. You may be, I may be. I know our military -- let me ask you this: Name the government institutions that you currently believe in. I'm going to -- just to list a few. Do you still believe in the court system? Do you still believe in congress? Do you still believe in the department of environmental protection? Do you believe in the education system? Do you believe in the treasury making sure that our dollar is sound? Now let me ask you two other questions: Do you believe in our Secret Service? Do you believe in our military? The answer to those last two questions, if you are like me, you answered no to every single one of those questions, and I left out do you believe in the President -- not the office of the President. Do you believe in the Presidents that we've had in the last few. To me honor is retreating. The only place that honor really takes a stand at least for me is, I believe in the Secret Service. I believe those guys are honorable guys. I have seen them. I have seen them and I've spoken to them as they are protecting dirtbags, as they are ready to lose their life for Ahmadinejad. Boy, oh, boy, that's honor. And they do it because, not on our soil. I believe these guys are honorable people. Anybody who doesn't think our military is honorable hasn't met our military. Not to say that there are not some dirtbags in the military, but for the most part it's the one institution that I still believe in, and the reason why I believe in it is because it hasn't become about politics. The reason why I still believe in it is because it's the one institution that is closest to you and me.

The land of the free. You know and I know that we are having all kinds of issues now where things are just too big to fail. We have been a country always of the underdog. We've never went and looked to bail out a king, we've never looked to bail out the big guy. We were always there for the little guy. But the little guy isn't even being listened to anymore. And because of our economy, our economic security, because of our border security, because of our visa security, we're becoming less and less free. Because there's a lack of common sense.

Now, the home of the brave, are we the home of the brave? You bet. Our military will go into any place. Our military will do things that man would make me crap my pants, quite honestly. I'm a friend of Marcus Luttrell, the surviving member of Seal Team 10, The Lone Survivor. What these guys do is beyond my imagination, beyond my worst nightmares. So I do believe that bravery is here. But is personal bravery, are we willing to do the hard things now? Are we willing to sacrifice ourselves for the future of our children? I think the answer to that is yes, but nobody's asking you to do it. Are you willing to say, "You know what? Okay, I'll eat macaroni and cheese so my children can remain free. I will downsize my life so my children can remain free. I will go out and I will take three jobs. I will mow lawns if I have to on the weekends so my children can remain free. I will make sacrifices now that I don't want to make so my children can remain free." That's honor. That's bravery. But no one is asking you to do that now.

I think we should have a new National Anthem. I love the National Anthem that we have, but I think there should be a temporary new National Anthem, and I think there's two contenders and I'd like to share them with ya. And I know this is a little odd for a National Anthem, but the first one was done by Frank Sinatra. There are other versions. You know, we can pick, you know, the version that we like, but listen to the words. You just listened to the Star-Spangled Banner. What does it tell you? It gave you hope that there is a brighter day tomorrow, and that's an important message. But there will only be a brighter day tomorrow if we understand how to get there. And that's why maybe this should be the new National Anthem.

(Music playing)

GLENN: All right. So what do you learn from this song? Why should this be our National Anthem? Because it teaches us there's ups and downs. You are going to be up, you are going to be down, you are going to be high, you are going to be low, but you know what? That's life, and it's okay. The next thing, it's hard to believe, but some people get their kicks, some people enjoy stomping on somebody else's dream. But move on! That's life! I've been up and I've been down. I've been a king, I've been a pauper, I've been everything! And you know what? When I'm down on the ground, I pick myself back up again! I do it! I pick myself up and I ride high! And I'll be down again, but you know what? That's life!

That's the message America needs to hear! Not the rocket's red glare. Things suck sometimes, man. Things suck, but they're gonna get better. But if you pick yourself up and know that there are going to be -- there's no talk about any kind of, "Well, I can't make it because people are against me," some people get their kicks stomping on your dream. But I ain't gonna let it get me down. What happened to that attitude in America? That's the underdog. That's who we've always been! .

 

Glenn Beck: One TERRIFYING thing is clear no matter who caused the Nord Stream pipeline leaks

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Evidence strongly suggests that the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were the result of sabotage, and U.S. and European officials have been working to discover who could be behind the explosions that damaged the natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

Was it Russia? Ukraine? Germany? But no matter who carried this out, it has put the entire world in grave danger, because if this is indeed an attack, it means that non-military key infrastructure outside Ukraine is now on the "target menu," warned Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"It is so important for you to understand, this is now a non-military key infrastructure that has been destroyed," Glenn explained. "If Russia thinks we did it, they've already said, 'Nukes are now on the table.' That gives us a green light to use nukes," he added.

"This is non-military key infrastructure outside of the borders of Ukraine. To date, as far as we know, combat targets were either in Ukraine, or were military targets hit inside of Russia by Ukrainian Air Force or special forces. But the target menu now includes key civilian infrastructure: electricity, water utilities, energy production. That makes Russia more dangerous than ever. And that would be true no matter who carried out the attack," Glenn stated.

Now, the Russians are saying the Unted States did it, and the U.S. is saying it was Russia. But no matter who carried out the attack, "We are facing a Cuban Missile Crisis," said Glenn.

"This could end up being the biggest story of our lifetime and ... if it isn't played calmly by every side, this could be World War III," he continued. "Russia has already said that this gives them the right to use nuclear weapons as soon as they find out for sure who did it. That would be catastrophic, absolutely catastrophic."

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The White House can try to spin inflation all day long (and it's trying very hard). But you feel the effects of President Joe Biden’s disastrous leadership every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your car. The American economy is on the brink of disaster after less than two years of a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House. And they’ve got plenty more destruction in the works.

The bottom line is they WANT you to get used to a lower living standard. So, what do you do? How do you prepare? What will food and fuel cost in the months ahead? What would the next Great Depression look like? How are you going to feel the effects of ESG and the Left’s war on oil?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck brings in a panel of economic experts to answer those questions. He’s joined by Carol Roth, former Wall Street investment banker and author of “The War on Small Business,” and Jim Iuorio, a small business owner, stockbroker, and managing director of TJM Institutional Services. While both forecast the worst-case scenario for average Americans, they also offer a glimmer of hope to get us out of this mess.

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The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"So, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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