Video: Holding Elected Officials Accountable


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The one thing on my mind today is really a question: Who are we? What kind of country have we become if we are willing to be led by liars and cheats?

The people we elect are called “representatives” — a highly technical term that means that they're supposed to represent us. But more than just representing us, they represent our values and our principles.

But the question is, are they?

Caroline Kennedy thought she could get into the Senate despite reports of tax evasion, nanny problems and rumors that she might literally be in bed with The New York Times.

President Obama’s treasury pick Tim Geithner, has — at best — iffy book-keeping skills and terrible judgment.

Congressman Charlie Rangel — the head of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee — also conveniently forgot to pay federal taxes and is also being investigated for his ethics.

Congressman John Murtha — the head of the Defense Appropriations Committee — has allegedly doled out millions of dollars in funding to a couple of Pennsylvania contractors who the feds just raided.

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is accused of literally trying to sell the power his state loaned to him.

And, most disturbing of all, the man who said he's going to change the tone in Washington by keeping the lobbyists out, has now put one right into his administration. President Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of defense, William Lynn, has been a lobbyist for the defense contractor Raytheon.

Of course, it’s not just this current crop of leaders and it’s not just Democrats. Corruption and lying has become a bipartisan effort and we can only blame ourselves.

One hundred and twenty-nine years ago, President James Garfield brilliantly predicted the situation we now find ourselves in: “The people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption."

We need to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions. Are we a country that stands for greed and corruption or do we still believe in antiquated ideas like honesty and integrity?

If you don't want these things happening in your name, it's time to speak up and say enough! Because if we don't demand accountability, if we don't require that corruption be met with consequences, then we are just as complicit in it as they are.


 

'The Fedcoin is HERE': Glenn Beck reveals what the Fed was up to while YOU weren’t watching

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While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving last Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve moved forward with its "Central Bank Digital Currency" program, and that wasn't the only controversial policy that was rolled out while you weren’t watching.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest financial stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend, including how Biden's pause on student loan payments may be extended again and yet another sketchy Hunter Biden investment.

"You might have missed what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Fed," Glenn began. "They started their CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency. Yes, the Fedcoin is here. Now they rolled it out on Wednesday — I mean, that was the only day they could do it, you know, because they've been denying that any of this stuff was happening. But they could only get it [launched] when no one was paying attention. So they rolled it out, and it's in its beta test now."

"By the way, India just rolled out its retail pilot program for digital rupees as well. But don't worry," he continued. "Maybe we should start having the conversation of, 'Gosh, this looks like the mark of the beast.' I mean, doesn't it? But surely it's not. Of course not. Not from the U.S. government. They never do anything underhanded or evil. Never."

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative and influential work in film, radio and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time and his work has had a great impact on American culture.

Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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