Glenn Beck: The Battle for America's Soul




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Here's the one thing: The battle for the soul of America is still raging.

Let's start with an idea that we should all know instinctively: That there's a huge difference between wants and needs, and between doing what is right and what is easy.

But before we accept that, we must first be honest with ourselves and answer the tough question: Do we have the courage to go with our gut and stick to our principles and values?

According to the latest FOX News Opinion Dynamics Poll, I hate to say that I'm not so sure anymore:

Question: Preference for government: 55 percent want lower taxes and smaller government.

Question: What kind of government does Obama believe in? Seventy-seven percent say bigger government, more services.

And yet, the president's job approval rating is at 63 percent.

Why is that? I think it's because he makes us feel good. He doesn't bumble in his words and he makes us feel good.

But how much hope in change do we have?

Question: Is it possible the country could go bankrupt? Sixty-one percent say yes!

Question: Should we raise taxes in an economic downturn? Sixty-nine percent think that's a bad idea.

Question: Should we ask the wealthy to pay more? Fifty-five percent say yes.

Question: You're rich if your annual income is under $75,000: 9 percent say yes.

How is that possible? Why? Because it's not me. We don't see the rich as us.

Remember: 69 percent think raising taxes now is bad, but 55 percent agree with raising taxes on the wealthy.

Are you seeing the schizophrenia?

But here’s where it all falls apart:

Question: Do you agree with the old adage, "You cannot make the poor rich by making the rich poor?" Seventy-two percent agree.

Question: Who do you trust more: You or Congress? Only 60 percent trust ourselves more than Congress.

Question: Where does the federal government get money? Twenty-four percent think it has its own — like Uncle Sam is picking berries in the summer?

OK, so what can we learn from all these numbers?

I think the polls prove there are several kinds of people: Apparently, about a good number of the people are just dumb as a box of rocks and we should stop listening to them.

Then, there's obviously the majority of people who know what's right, but are still looking for the easy way to get there.

And finally, there are the people who know right from wrong and act accordingly. I think that number is weak, because it's showing an internal conflict. You have to ask yourself: Do you know who you are and what you believe in? What are your values?

That's how we will truly win the battle for the soul of America, just like they won it back in the 1700s.

Right before the Revolution started, some of the Founding Fathers were starting to second guess the Declaration of Independence. Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson went out to take the pulse of the people. Franklin talked to regular Joes and Jefferson spoke to the rich and the powerful, but they both got the same message back: People not only believed in the common sense concept of freedom, they were also willing to risk everything to get it.

That's when they decided to craft this now famous phrase: "We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."

Once we start to live by those words again, we will win this new battle for our country's soul.

What do you think? Send your comments to: glennbeck@foxnews.com

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On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

Watch a clip from the full interview with Sarah Huckabee Sanders below:

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