Our Values Are on the Brink




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Everyone is talking about trying to save the banks, but the one thing they're missing is that in order to save the banks or the Big Three or any other company, we must first rescue something else from the brink of collapse: our values.

Despite what Ben Bernanke or Timothy Geithner tell you, we do not have a liquidity problem in this country. There is no shortage of cash. But there is a major shortage of the currency more important than the almighty dollar and that's honor, honesty and integrity.

On Monday night, JP Morgan announced a catastrophic cut in their dividend, from 38 cents a share to five. And guess what? Right after the news hit, their stock went up. Why? I think it's because investors reward honesty and integrity.

But it's not always easy to do the right thing. Take Microsoft, for instance.

The software giant was recently forced to lay off about 1,400 people — the first layoffs in company history. Unfortunately, due to an accounting glitch, they overpaid severance to 25 workers by an average of $4,000 to $5,000 and they shorted another two dozen people. Microsoft made good with the people they underpaid and asked the ones they overpaid to pay them back the difference.

So far, so good — common sense, right?

Well, Tuesday we learn that Microsoft has now decided to let those who were overpaid keep the extra money. Why? Because the story was leaked to the media that Microsoft was asking for workers they fired to pay back $4,000 to $5,000.

Some would argue that this makes sense from a business standpoint. Bad PR is pricey and $125,000 is just a tiny fraction of their almost billion dollar advertising budget. It's completely inconsequential to them — unless you happen to care about values.

Regardless of what Microsoft says, those employees should still give the extra money back. It's the right thing to do; it was never theirs in the first place.

And to Microsoft: Shame on you. Shame on you for putting public relations above principles.

No one ever said that living with honor and integrity would be easy. But the true test of character is not only the decisions you make when no one's looking, but it's also the decisions you make because everyone is looking.

Tuesday night, all eyes will be on President Obama and he has a choice to make. He can talk about the stimulus package and all of the great things it will do or he can take a deep breath, look us all right in the eyes, and admit that no financial recovery will ever be possible in this country until we first recover our principles.

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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