Glenn Beck: Feeling charitable?

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GLENN: You pay your taxes yet? Gosh, I feel so charitable today. Don't you feel just charity dripping out of your heart? It's either that or you're hemorrhaging. I'm not really ‑‑ it's great. I love tax day. You feel good about it. All day you're like, I'm helping so many people. You know, it's like 50%, half for me, half for the government. You know, I'm just like everybody else in a new poll that says almost 50% think the current taxes are fair, 50/50. Couldn't have anything to do with the fact that those who make less than $44,300 in taxes, 60% of the country, only paid 1% of all income taxes. Hmmm. No, that's crazy. I mean, people would pay more if they could. I read that in the paper all the time. I hear that from liberals all the time. People, we would pay more, we should pay more. And people would if they could just ‑‑ if they could just have more opportunity, if they could just have some of the wealth that the rich evil people have, well, they would be willing to pony up so much more. I mean, that's ‑‑ for instance, if you were making $44,000 a year as a traveling salesman, you'd be happy to pay taxes in each state that you did work in, right? I'm giving you a second just to think about it. I want to make sure because I mean, if you are making money, you should pay taxes, right? Because that's what the state governments are doing now, especially in California, only they aren't focusing on the salesman. I mean, why do that? It's not worth their time. They only selectively target athletes, comedians, other high‑profile figures who visit the state and make money. The salespeople, the people who fly in to do business in those states, they are not taxed. It's just selective taxes. California made over $100 million in 2006‑2007 from visiting athletes in taxes, $100 million. In California there is one person at the state franchise tax board who works full time. All they do is track athletes. This guy says, "I don't see this as being strict. The way the states look at it is if you're coming here, you make money here, you gotta pay taxes here." May I ask this question: The tea parties, weren't they originally about taxation without representation? How do these states get away with this? They're taxing people who cannot vote on anything in the state. You can't vote; h ow are you being represented? Not really a good pattern because it gives politicians the power to provide more government services than citizens are willing or able to pay for. Even more disturbing, they are targeting this tax only on certain people, you know, the ones, you know, like the full‑time athlete tracker decides to track, yeah. I'm not an athlete, although I'm being tracked. I just finished my taxes. I paid taxes in 16 states. Why exactly? Because I stopped and I did business in that state? How many people do business in other states? How is it fair not to apply that to absolutely everyone? And if it were applied to the 50% that aren't paying taxes in this country, would they then think it's fair? Would it be fair to pay the state tax in New York and Connecticut and only be able to vote in Connecticut and not New York? I mean, sure, I spend most of my day in New York. That's why I have to pay taxes, because I use it, yet I can't vote on a single thing in this city. Why is that? Do you think things would be a little different if all of the people that struggle for a living that live in New Jersey or all the people that live in Connecticut, if they got a voice on what happened to the city that they had to work in? Do you think things would be a little different?&nb sp; Do you think taxes might be a little lower? Do you think services might be a little different, do you think the free giveaway programs might be a little different? You're damn right they would. That's why there is no problem with the politicians saying, "Taxation without representation, what? You worked here. You earned money here." Yes, I did. And if I'm paying, then maybe I should have a voice as well.

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How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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