Glenn Beck: Dear IRS...

GLENN: If you listen to this program, you've been a pariah because you've been told, "Oh, please, you're just crazy talk. That's not going to happen." You've got Warren Buffett now saying this is Pearl Harbor, this is an economic Pearl Harbor. Hmmm. And you've been warning people and they haven't done anything. And it's going to take every ounce, every ounce of grace that God can give you. I just know that my faith, and I know my faith has done it before and they will probably do it again. It's called the law of consecration. It's a Moses thing. When Moses said, you know what, just take what you need. Just take what you need, which requires people to give everything and then just take for t heir family what they need. I know that the law of consecration, if things would get bad enough, will come back again. Which means if you've stocked up on your food, you're going to be asked to take what you need and give the rest to others. That's going to take grace from God. It's going to be a miracle to feel good about it. But the good news is I know miracles will happen. But the law of consecration is not taking it. I don't have to give it if I don't want to. It's my decision. But the government is taking it from people, the people who played by the rules.

That's why Ed Barnett, he writes, "Dear IRS, I'm sorry to inform you that I'm not going to be able to pay the taxes owed on April 15th, but all is not lost. I paid these taxes, accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gas tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city tax, school and county property tax up to 33% the last four years. Real estate tax, Social Security tax, road use tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, sales franchise tax, state unemployment tax, federal excise tax, telephone tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle tax, registration tax, capital gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Mexico sales tax and many more I can't recall and I've run out of space and money. When you do not receive my check April 15th, just know that it was an honest mistake. Please treat me the same as the way you've treated Congressman Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, ex-congressman Tom Daschle and, of course, your boss, Timothy Geithner. No penalties, no interest. PS, I'll make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check. Ed Barnett, Wichita Falls. God bless you, Ed. I mean, you're going to jail, but God bless you. The only reason why you're going to jail is because you don't control anything anymore. They control you. They don't answer to anybody. You answer to them. Why? Why and how has this happened? Because we have unpegged from the principles that started this country. We have unpegged from the principles that we used to manage in our own life. We never -- I don't know where you grow up -- grew up, but where I grew up and the family I was raised in, I swear to you my grandfather would have backhanded me six times every week. Just sitting next to him, if he was watching news, he would have looked at me and went, what the hell is wrong with your generation?

Where I grew up, we didn't take money from other people. Where I grew up, when I grew up, we worked hard for what we got. We didn't expect a dime from anybody. I was told when I grew up, we don't take the money from the government because it's hard earned money. Somebody worked hard for that money. Now nobody cares. I deserve it. It's mine. I want more. You have that; I want that. We have pegged our -- we've hitched our wagon to the star of greed and envy and dishonesty. There is no honor. Where is the honor? Where is the person that wants to do the right thing because it's the right thing even if it will destroy their own career? Where is that honor? I'll tell you, you won't find it in the public sector, but you will find it in the private sector. You will find it with the people of this country. You will find it. You will find people left and right on every street, in every neighborhood in America that will give until it hurts, that will put food on their children's plate before their own plate. Who will not share with their wife or their husband one of the struggles of the day because they're struggling with something of their own. You will find people who will self-sacrifice all across America. Why? Because we're not Europeans. Because we're Americans. This is who we are and yet our schools and our president and our congress and quite honestly both sides of the aisle are teaching and preaching to us every day, "That's not who we are." Oh, they say it, that we're that in speeches, but they don't mean it. Oh, they'll have somebody craft something that they have extracted from your brain in some focus group and they'll say, "Oh, yeah, that will make the meter rise. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, say that. But I don't believe that. Don't worry about it. Just say that. Oh, they'll eat this up."

I want my country back. And it's been handed, we've handed it to them. We've handed it to them in our own arrogance and our own stupidity. They've convinced us that we're not alike. They've convinced us that somehow or another we hate each other. Our neighbor, just because they have a D or an R at the end of their name? I don't have a D or an R at the end of my name. That is such a small part of who I am. And right now I ain't either. Somehow or another they've convinced us that we can't lean on each other; we can only lean on them. We can only lean on the government. Well, we've got a choice. We either lean on the government and they will gladly be our crutch or we start depending on ourselves again. We don't have a problem saying, "Get the hell off my land." We don't have a problem saying to somebody, "Who do you think you are. Get off of my land and I don't want a dime from you." But at the same time, that same person that says that sees the need in their neighbor's eyes, and whether they go over themselves and say, "Can I help you with that? Do you need something?" Or praise the Lord if they were so proud that they wouldn't want you to help, they wouldn't want you to know, that you were observant enough to see their need and you would just leave it on their porch. A friend of mine grew up very poor. He remembers walking out of the front porch one day. They didn't have any dinner the night before. He walks out on the front porch. He's getting ready for school and there are groceries all stacked up right there by the doorbell -- the door after the doorbell had rang. He walks out and the neighbor lady who he's sure was the one who left those groceries, she was out by her car and he came out and he looked at all the groceries and he said, "Where did these come from?" She said, "I don't know what you're talking about." He said, "All these groceries." She said, "I don't know what you're talking about. Lord just must know that you guys have been hungry. I'd take them in, put those blessing s in your counter." That's who we are. That's the way we're supposed to be, not somebody threatening to put us into jail. If we who have been responsible don't feed those who were not responsible, I'll do it because I want to, not at the threat of jail or the end of a gun. We're not a communist, socialist or dictatorship kind of country yet.

By the way, I'm going to talk to the guy who wrote that letter. He'll be on tonight, 5:00. Fox News Channel, 5:00 p.m., don't miss it.

Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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