Glenn Beck: President Obama's New Era of Responsibility




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Here's the one thing: President Obama said we we're entering a new era of responsibility. And he's right, if he means that you don't have to be responsible for anything you do.

You might have heard that Obama's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Daschle, got a private car and driver and didn't know he was supposed to pay $100,000 dollars in taxes on it.

It's OK, because he paid that off last week, but without penalties. If you were audited on that, you'd have to shell out about $25,000 bucks in penalties.

But there's an update. He's going to cut another check for $6,000 because he didn't know he had to pay Medicare for the driver. This from the guy who is going to run Medicare!

Then there's Tim Geithner, who was picked to lead the IRS, but "forgot" to pay $34,000 in taxes. They basically said, "He's too big to fail" — so that pick was shoved down our throats.

Congressman Charlie Rangel is the head of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee and he also doesn't pay his taxes.

If we are going to go for the best and brightest — even if they break the law — I think we should actually go all out and do it.

Let's play this out:

Our Medicare is really melting down and Daschle isn't going to cut it. We need someone who's great at moving money around. How about... Bernie Madoff!

What about defense secretary? We need a real pit bull who would take the job seriously and would put a serious hurt on his enemies. I'm thinking... Khalid Sheikh Muhammad.

Who should head the Department of Homeland Security? It must be someone who really understands eavesdropping and letter bombs. I know... Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.

And secretary of labor has to be someone who really understands unions. It has to be John Gotti. But he's dead, so let's go with John Jr.

Those in Congress would say it's ridiculous to put these kinds of criminals in charge of the country. But as ridiculous as that sounds, what's the difference? They'll tell you it's just a matter of scale and it's all relative. But that's not true.

We used to be a country that knew right from wrong. But when there's this kind of pattern, you shouldn't be cut any slack. You would be in jail for the kinds of things that these guys did.

Could you imagine what the IRS would do to you if you didn't pay your taxes? Or, like Daschle, claimed a trip to the Bahamas on a corporate jet was charitable? Instead they get top Cabinet spots.

This is a quote from a very wise man: "Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter." Maybe he wasn't so wise and regrets saying it — because that was Tom Daschle, May 7, 1998.

Talk about a new era of responsibility.

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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