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GLENN: Well, now we have the report from DHS on rightwing extremists. You will see in this report why I didn't run to get this on the air because this report is extremist. This report will show you the things to come. It is phenomenal that this is a government document.

The federal ‑‑ sorry. The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in rightwing extremist activity, saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white power militias.

Okay. Let's just make sure that we understand this. The economic recession, the election of Barack Obama, the first black president, and a few disgruntled war veterans would swell the ranks of white power militias. Okay.

Who doesn't have a healthy understanding or fear of white power militias? Is there anybody within the sound of my voice? There probably are. They're everywhere, aren't they? Look at them. I don't know anybody who doesn't say, "Oh, well, white power? Oh, you're in a white power militia." I don't know anybody that's like that. Do those people exist? You bet. Are they a danger? You bet. But the report goes on. A footnote attached to the report of the Homeland Security office of intelligence analysts defines rightwing extremism in the United States as not just including racist hate groups but also ‑‑ see if you fit into this category ‑‑ any group that rejects federal authority in favor of state and local authority. Wow, it's a good thing that our founding fathers got out of Philadelphia. Otherwise they'd be an enemy of the state. That's what we were founded on! I guess that makes Rick Perry an extremist. Now the governor of Texas who came out and said, you know what, the states don't answer to the government. The federal government has no right to jam things down our throat and try to go around the governor and to the legislature and force us to take money and programs, et cetera, et cetera that we don't want. You are an extremist if you believe that federal authority should not be subservient to state or local authority. It may include groups or individuals that are dedicated to the single issue such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

So if you are against immigration or abortion, oh, they're now watching you because you might be an extremist. Really? See, I think if I'm against abortion, that's just a political point of view. If I'm loading up a gun and I'm going to shoot abortion doctors in the head, then yes, I should not only be watched. I should be jailed. But I think there's a difference. Call me crazy. What do I know? I'm ‑‑ what did the New York ‑‑ what did the Los Angeles say, that everybody who goes to these tea parties is insane? Thank you. So what do I know? I'm not just stupid now. I'm insane. I think there's a difference between being antiabortion and killing abortion doctors. Fine line, I know. I also think there's a difference between being against immigration and being against illegal immigration, but even being against immigration doesn't make you a killer or a threat to our country. It just makes you wrong.

The White House has distanced itself from this report. Why? Why? Take a stand. You either agree with this or you don't. You don't distance yourself from it. It's either right or not. "The president is focused not on politics but rather taking the steps necessary to protect all Americans from the threat of violence and terrorism regardless of its origins."

Hang on just a second. "Necessary to protect all Americans from the threat of violence..." and what word did he just use? Stu, he just used the word "Terrorism." Regardless of its origins. I'm sorry. I didn't know we were using that word anymore. I thought it was extremists that we use, not terrorists or terrorism. It's manmade disasters, not terrorist acts. So if I get this right, if you're over in Pakistan and you're blowing up a school bus full of children, that's a manmade disaster. But if you're ‑‑ let me get this right. If you're in a group that rejects federal authority in favor of state or local authority, you're a disgruntled war veteran, you're against abortion or immigration, you may be a terrorist. Would I be engaging in terrorist activities or just manmade events? I'm not really sure.

The White House spokesman goes off. He also believes that those who serve represent the best of this country and he will continue to ensure that our veterans receive respect and benefits they have earned, end quote. The nine page document sent out to police and sheriff departments all across the United States on April 7th under the headline Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. It says the federal government will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to gather information on rightwing extremist activity in the United States.

I'd like to know what these groups are that they need information on. "The joint federal state activities will have 'a particular emphasis' on the causes of 'rightwing extremist radicalization.' Homeland Security spokesperson Sara Kuban says the report is one in an ongoing series of assessments..." oh, it's just one. Oh, it's one in just a series of assessments that the department is doing. "The report also says extremist groups have used President Obama as a recruiting tool. Most statements by rightwing extremists have been rhetorical, expressing concerns about the election of the first African‑American president but stopping short of calls for violent action."

Okay. Again I don't know a single person, and don't come to the tea party, or at least don't let me know you're standing around me if you ‑‑ no, you know what? Do let me know you're standing around me. I want to know who the racists are. I want to know who says, "Well, just because he's black, I hate him." I want to know who those people ‑‑ don't keep that in. Let that out, brother. You let that out so we can all go and, "Oh, okay, that's the racist. Everybody remember what he looks like? Good."

"Congressional debates about immigration and gun control also make extremist groups suspicious, giving them the rallying cry. It is unclear if a bill will be passed into law, nonetheless a correlation may exist between the potential passage of gun control legislation and the increased hoarding of ammunition, weapons, stockpiling and paramilitary training activities among rightwing extremists."

So wait a minute. If you're stockpiling ammunition because it's getting harder and harder to get, they are moving towards legislation, they have stated, both the vice president and the president and several members of the House and Senate have stated that they need to limit guns, and some of them have stated they want to get rid of guns altogether, that you are only one vote shy on the Supreme Court from losing the right to having a gun. And because you're gathering ammunition or buying guns because you don't think they're going to be available in the future, that makes you an extremist. Wow. So if there was a coming food shortage, if I went to the store and put a lot of food in my house, I wouldn't be wise? I would just be an extremist? I don't even understand this.

In January the same DHS office released a report titled Left Wing Extremists Likely to Increase the Use of Cyber Attacks in the Coming Decade. Okay, all right. So those computer geeks on the leftwing extremists. I wonder if ELF was in this at all about burning car dealerships down, et cetera, et cetera. The leftwing extremists, the geeks at the computer, in the next decade they might do a cyber attack. But if you are buying bullets or you're against abortion, well, there's trouble, my friends.

Rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. It's amazing, it is amazing, amazing, amazing on how quickly they move to discredit you, how quickly they move to make sure that you're marginalized. We're the extremists.

Let me just see if I have this right. We're the extremists. George W. Bush and Barack Obama spent or put us on the hook for $12.8 trillion. I think that's wrong, but I'm the extremist. Cap and trade is going through now in Washington. There's no plan. There's no document that says who pays the taxes, where the money goes. I think if you're going to do it, we should have the debate and there should be a plan, but that makes me the extremist.

States are looking now to apply retroactive taxes. Money that you've already earned, you've already paid taxes on, they're going back in time with the flux capacitor to take more money, but I'm the extremist. They vilify the AIG executives with ‑‑ did you hear the report that came out yesterday or the day before? No laws were broken. No laws were broken. These people were working for a dollar. Their salary came in the form of a bonus. They weren't the people that caused the problem. The president and congress, They vilified these people. We had two Attorney General's go and take their names and say we're going to release them to the media! They were afraid for their lives and the lives of their children because they went out and said we'll expose you for what you are! And what they are is just people who did their job as they asked and lived up to the requirement of their contract. There were no laws broken. I'm against this mob rule and yet I'm the extremist?

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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