Glenn Beck - For Sale: American Sovereignty




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Our sovereignty is being sold to the highest bidder — and it ain't you, Jack!

Virtually every problem we have can be fixed locally. Your neighbor lost their job? Help them. Care for them. Support them. Yet, instead of looking to the local community for help, we're being forced to rely on the international one.

This is all playing out at the G20 summit in London, where the international banking community is trying to fix the very problems they created.

By the way, I just saw a question from the new FOX News Opinion Dynamics poll: How much of problem for the country today are: greedy corporate executives and power hungry politicians? A major problem — according to 69 percent and 73 percent, respectively.

Good news is there's hope in that, but that bad news is both of them are working to solve the problems they created.

Here at home we have a system that is so distorted that it allows 80-90 percent of incumbents to be reelected, even in the face of all-time low approval ratings. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle love to say they hate big business, but as long as they can dictate the terms of the relationship, they love it.

And that's what's now happening at the G20. You have global politicians, worldwide businessmen and international bankers all trying to protect and stabilize giant global corporations, like Citigroup, GM or Chrysler, because their money and influence helps them grab even more power in their home countries.

President Obama wasn't even there to defend American capitalism; it was Tim Geithner, who I want to point out was appointed not elected.

Geithner is blaming hedge funds, private equity firms and derivatives markets for not supervising themselves. So now they will all fall under a new framework of federal oversight — which will obviously solve everything. After all, the SEC, Congress and Tim Geithner had tons of power and they prevented investment banks like Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns from getting out of control, right?

The stock market — up over 200 points today — sure seems to think this is the right idea. I love it when the uber-rich become even uber-richer, but is anybody talking about the small business owners who are responsible for generating 70 percent of all new jobs created in the last decade?

Oh and one more thing: They decided to borrow or print another trillion dollars of your money and give it to the rest of the world. This selfish trading of temporary gain for long-term suffering reminds me of something that someone very wise once said: "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

(Thank you, Benjamin Franklin)

Do you think the foreign diplomats at the G20 really care or do they just have contempt for the American people?

Global politicians and global corporations are playing games; they'll get rich by building a box for American entrepreneurs to live in. They may think they can end American sovereignty and start internationalism, but they haven't met the Americans I have, who on tax day will kick out of the box they refuse to be placed in.

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

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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