Glenn Beck: U.S. going the way of the mob?




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America is going the way of the mob.

We all know that it takes power to get things done and that's why mob bosses like Tim Geithner are looking to grab more of it.

Geithner now wants the power to target any company that he even suspects could hurt other companies or pose a risk to the financial system, take them over and do things like break contracts, fire people or even dissolve the company.

Sound kind of like the Geithner is in the Corleone administration?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP FROM 'THE GODFATHER')

MICHAEL CORLEONE: My father is no different than any powerful man, any man with power, like a president or senator.

KAY ADAMS: Do you know how naive you sound, Michael? Presidents and senators don't have men killed.

MICHAEL CORLEONE: Oh. Who's being naive, Kay?

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Geithner already has more power than any other treasury secretary has ever had and yet he still wants more.

The Obama administration claims that if they'd had this power, they would have been able to rein in companies like AIG, the same way the FDIC can do with the banks.

And even though Geithner wasn't able to foresee or stop the banks from going down the tubes when he was in charge of the New York Fed, the Barney Franks and Chris Dodds in Congress — who, by the way, were in charge of oversight for the same problems — think he'll be able to suddenly master that skill and stop non-financial companies from failing.

Call me a skeptic. I picture the three of those guys as superheroes.

The AIG mess also reveals another mob tactic we've adopted: Getting things done by using intimidation and fear.

The poster child? Andrew Cuomo.

He subpoenaed the list of AIG execs who got bonuses and then threatened to go public with it unless those executives gave back the money — fully aware that there were death threats against these people.

That sounds to me like this classic scene:

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP FROM 'THE GODFATHER')

VITO CORLEONE: I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

If you threatened someone like that, it would be called extortion. But when New York's attorney general does it, people applaud.

Remember the way this country was founded: Your rights come from God and you lend them to the government. If you can't do something, neither can they.

So, why are they doing it anyway?

Well, people remember Lord Acton's quote: "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." But maybe a better quote to remember is from Robert Duvall's character in "The Godfather":

"Mr. Corleone never asks a second favor once he's refused the first, understood?"

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

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.

Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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FBI whistleblower Steve Friend exposed the FBI for its handling of the investigation into the January 6 riot — and paid the price. Friend joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to describe the series of events that eventually led him not only to leave the FBI, but to speak out against potential abuses within the department as well. The crux of his story began with cases concerning the January 6, 2021, riot and one arrest warrant that he refused to take part in.


Friend also joined Glenn on his "Targets of Tyranny" special to explain why he believed the January 6 cases were run by Washington, D.C., and how the agency's handling of the "J6" investigations has been so "unusual" that he says he's "never" seen anything even close to this before.

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