Glenn Beck: 'Our republic is at stake'


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GLENN: Let me make a prediction. Your local television stations, your local newspapers have a good chance of going out of business in the next twelve months. Your local newscast is going to be very hard to find on more than one station. Your local station, it's going to be hard to find a city where there is a local television station that is actually with a transmitter. Because they are not going to be able to afford it. The advertising is disappearing. On television stations their ad revenue has been cut by 70% in some cases. People are going to be begging -- do you know the New York Times went to a Mexican billionaire and borrowed how much money, Stu, did the New York Times borrow? They borrowed this enormous sum of money to keep their doors open at 14% interest. Excuse me? At 14% interest they borrowed this money. You've got to be kidding. These people cannot come after the government because they are going to need the bailout. It's coming and it's going to happen quickly and unless you have people in the halls of government that actually represent you, unless you have the people that are advertising the president or running the treasury that you actually trust, when they say to you this must be done if we don't trust them, well, how do we know it has to be done? They are saying now that he's just too smart, he's the guy for the job. I'm sorry. The guy for the job is the guy who will tell me the truth when it hurts him to tell you the truth! And they're not going to do it unless you stand up. And the longer that you wait, the more dangerous it becomes. If we would have turned the tide on honesty and integrity, really turned the tide, five years ago on the financial situation, if we would have said, "No, you can't do these." When I was on the air in Philadelphia, Stu, when was this? 2003 and they started making these crazy loans with you don't need any money down and I said, please, America, please don't do this! This is going to come back and bite you in the ass; it doesn't make any sense; pl ease don't do this. Do you remember that? If we would have turned the tide then and we would have let people collapse that were dirty, we would have put them in jail, we would have let their banks go out of business then, it wouldn't have been so painful. But we didn't do it. And now everybody's saying, "Now you don't understand if these collapse now, you don't understand." I do understand. It means that we will have a depression overnight. I understand that. But I have faith that we'll make it together in a depression! I know who we are! I know who we are. We will make it. We will lean on each other not because we're told by the government to sure our wealth but because that's who we are. We're not going to let our neighbors starve. We're going to share with each other, not by the force of an IRS agent or the end of a gun but because we fundamentally are different. We love each other. We love our country. We believe in this land. We believe in God. We believe in each other. But if we don't stand up with our voices, crazy people will stand up later. And when those crazy people stand up, everything changes and now your very life hangs in your decision. Then you're going to have to pick sides. You don't want to be in that position. I don't want to be in that position. This can be solved. Yes, there will be economic pain. Yes. But we stand together, and all we have to do is the tough thing, which happens to be the right thing. Stand up for honor. Stand up for integrity. Stand up for decency. Stand up and say "I was wrong." Stand up against -- you know, I had Mary Matalin and who was the other -- Stephen Moore on television last night and Mary Matalin, rightfully so she said, you know, the double standard in this country, I can't take it. If the Republicans would have... and I stopped her and I said, Mary, I can't take it anymore. I don't care! I don't care about, oh, poor me, I've had to go through this. Yes, the double standard is crazy. I can't -- I mean, we all know we wouldn't get away with this because we're conservatives. We all know it. Great; let's move on. How many times do we have to play that dance number?

There's something much, much bigger at stake: Our republic. Gosh, I'm sorry. I did not mean to give this monologue. This just kind of spilled out of me today. I actually, this is what I wanted to tell you when I started. I don't feel like I've had a chance to talk to you. I feel like I've spent far too much time this week talking at you, and I'm sorry. And I want to hear you and so I want to start something today. You know, usually we do Closed Line Friday and I take like four phone calls. But I want to hear your voice. I want to know what you're thinking, and I get so much mail from people who are saying, "Well, Glenn, I don't understand this." Or, "Glenn, what about this," or, "Where are you on this." I get so much mail and we have been inundated with mail, especially this week. I mean, it's just, we got the ratings again last night for, what, the night before, I guess Wednesday's show, and this show, it's just been remarkable. I mean, it is -- and I know, I mean, I've been promoting it and it's been a big news week and everything else, but it appears to be -- and it could go away tomorrow, but -- it may, but it appears to be that, the television show appears to be this monstrous, you know, hit for the 5:00 hour and we're just very thrilled, and we know it could end at any time. But I'm just getting so much mail and everything else and I don't want to lose track of you because honestly I don't do it for you, I really don't. And I know that's probably something I shouldn't admit. I don't do it for you. I do it for my kids.

The producer of my TV show said last night, he said, "Glenn, I've been watching you now for two weeks. Why do you do this? You don't need the money, you don't need the fame. Why are you doing this? Where are you getting your drive from?" And we're in the hallway and I looked at him and I got my typical sappy self and I kind of felt like I am right now and I said, "Because I believe it. Because I believe it." I get my strength from you because I think you believe it as well. Gosh, I hope you do. Because when we fail, we fail because we feel alone. Gosh, and we're not. We might feel like it, just the two of us just sitting here talking about it, but you're not alone. There are millions of people that feel like you and me.

The media went nuts after President Donald Trump said "Two Corinthians". But apparently, nobody cares when Joe Biden called the authors of Biblical Psalms "palmists" — twice.

During a Thanksgiving speech on Wednesday, Biden said, "I'm sure we can, we can pros-claim [sic] a palmist, with a palmist who wrote these following words, 'The lord is my strength and my shield and with my song, I give thanks to him.'"

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere pondered whether Biden actually meant to quote a fortune teller instead of a psalmist, but ultimately decided the former vice president likely had no idea what he was reading.

They also discussed the hairline fractures Biden suffered in his right foot on Saturday while playing his dog, and Glenn tossed out a few headlines he thought might work just a little too well.

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The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. 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 those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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