We Surround Them - Principle # 3 Honesty


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GLENN: If I asked you what was the problem with the economy, how would you answer? What would you say? Stu, if I said to you what was the problem with the economy?

STU: Spending?

GLENN: Spending? Is that what it is? Spending? Explain.

STU: We spend more than we have.

GLENN: What do you mean "We"?

STU: All of us, the government, ourselves.

GLENN: Great. Stu, good for you. You are exactly right.

STU: Oh, good. Thanks.

GLENN: Now, how do we fix it?

STU: Return to the principles of America?

GLENN: No, see, you are giving me the answer you think I want. How do we return? How do we return?

STU: I agree with that. You have to return to providing the services only that we need, you have to lower tax rates and unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the country.

GLENN: You've missed the main -- peg back to your principle. State it clearly the principle, what you just said. What is the problem? We --

STU: We spend too much.

GLENN: -- spend too much. So the solution is?

STU: Live within our means.

GLENN: It's that easy. It's really that easy and everybody makes it too hard. Everybody has an economist or I have this advisor or I have that advisor. I want my grandma. I want my grandma and my grandpa because that's exactly how they would fix things. They would look at it and say, "What the hell is going on?" And they would look at the whole situation and they would say, "Well, everybody spent too much, money nobody really had. They were printing paper." You can buy things, you know, on paper, commercial paper. What? What is that? You can buy somebody's loan. You can buy somebody's loan? What? Yeah, you buy their loan and then you treat that as an asset. But that's a debt. No, it's an asset. No, but my asset is a debt. "You are thinking too much." Your grandfather, your grandma or your mom or dad would say, "That doesn't make any sense." Well, that's because they're not educated. They don't know. They don't know the way the world works. Well, apparently they did. The reason why you get so frustrated with the news is because it doesn't make any sense. I really truly remember a day in my life -- I've been a broadcaster now for over 30 years. I remember when the majority of the news made sense. I had to look for stories. I actually had to work for a living. I actually had to look for stories that didn't make sense. We used to talk about Hollywood an awful lot because Hollywood never made sense. We don't talk about Hollywood now. Hollywood is like the sanitarium where they are actually trying to treat people for -- "You don't make any sense. You're crazy. Go to Hollywood. You can live over there for a while. There's a lot of crazy people there but there's the sunshine and you can relax and it all makes sense in a crazy sort of way." Now it's just spread all across the country. Now it's everywhere. Try to read the newspaper. Try to find the stories that make sense. I read stories, two stories this weekend in the New York Times where they were talking about how great this is because the unions are going to be very, very strong and the government welfare is coming. Unemployment for people who quit their job. Unemployment for people who quit their job or have been fired from a part-time job. This is good news? This to me doesn't make any sense. But you're not alone. I'm not alone. All we have to do is start pegging, looking for the principles. Should the president fly across the country today and use the amount of fuel that you will use over a 30-year period to promote global warming? I'm thinking the answer is no. If you really truly believe in global warming with teleconferencing, with everything else that's going on, in a society that actually has holograms, no. You can project yourself there. That would use a lot of energy. You could do something from the White House and say, "Hey, I'd like to but I can't be there. So I'm going to show you a picture of a solar panel." You could even have somebody go down the street and get a solar panel. You can have this thing called UPS ship one on a big plane that's carrying other things going your direction. That's common sense.

If the principle is to save the planet, you'd be violating that principle by using 30 years of fuel to save the planet. See? When you root yourself not in PR and not in what feels good, not in what looks good but in actual principles, it works. Thus the nine principles.

But how do you find the principles? How do you live the principles?

One of the principles is I try to be more honest every day. I try to be a better person every day. I try to make -- to not make the mistakes that I made yesterday. Well, why would you try to be better? What does better even mean? Why would you try to be more honest? "Well, everybody should be honest every day." Well, you know what? We try. We do our best. But everybody makes mistakes. What should you be trying -- if you are trying to be better every day, what does "Better" even mean? Thus the twelve values.

When we all live by the twelve values. Honesty, thrift, if we had values in this country that we still valued thrift, none of us would buy an iPod. Why? We wouldn't buy something that was disposable. We wouldn't buy anything where they would look at you and say, "You know what, it's just cheaper if you buy something. You just buy a new one." Excuse me? "All of these parts are no longer any good." That doesn't make any sense. We would use things and then reuse them not because of the planet but because we're thrifty. But we've been taught that thrift doesn't matter. Why have we didn't taught that? Because the principle that we have been worshipping, the principle that we have been taught, the principle is consumerism. The principle has been you've got to buy stuff because it keeps the economy going. You know what doctors are now reporting that some of their patients are coming in for psychology sessions and they're actually sitting down and telling the doctor, "I feel like I should save some money but I don't know. I mean, if I save money or if I pay down my debt, I'm hurting the economy." What? It has been so ingrained in you that if you pay down debt or you save your money, you're a bad American. I think our founding fathers would say, "If you don't save money, if you rack up a lot of debt, you're destroying America." Wait a minute, which one is true? Well, we're finding out now which one is true, aren't we? The reason why none of the solutions will work is because the solutions are the problem, because the principle has been wrong. The principle that we've been worshipping is that stuff matters. The principle that we're worshipping is that we're consumers, not creators. No, no, no. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We've changed happiness into consumption. Pursuit of happiness used to main, yeah, that you could have your own stuff, you could have your own, you could have your own parcel of land and you could protect it because it was yours, not owned by a bank who then sold it as a debt to somebody else to be an asset. The pursuit of happiness was live your dreams, not something that is sold on late night TV, not some dream package on some big cruise liner, but be who you really are. Create. Do what's inside of you.

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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