Glenn Beck: March to socialism


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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: There's little doubt that we're on the road to a socialist progressive nation. The road is downhill and steep from here. By the way, we didn't get on this road starting January 20th, 2009, in case anybody, you know, wants to make this into an Obama thing. Today's evidence comes in the form of what we used to call SSI. Remember when we were growing up, SSI, Social Security insurance, that's what everybody called it, SSI? Whatever happened to the insurance part of SSI? Insurance, at least in my world, implies something very specific. I mean, think about your car insurance. You have your car insured. You know, in the case which your car gets hit by somebody else or you hit somebody or global warming attacks your car for all of its evil emissions and burns you to death, somebody pays for it, right? Insurance companies make money. This way they make it is they know most people don't get into accidents every two weeks. It's not a guaranteed payout. The hope is that they never actually have to pay for anything. The insurance never has to be used and that's how they stay in business. See, that 's what Social Security insurance used to be. You know, it would be up to you to plan for your life expectancy and then if you were lucky enough to live much longer, the state would step in and help out. If a woman was a stay at home mom and her husband died, how would the mother support herself if she lived for another 10 years? Well, in 1950 the average male retired at 67 years old. The average male life expectancy was 65. That's possible because life expectancy takes into account people who die young, et cetera, et cetera, while retirement doesn't. But the point is people typically worked until they absolutely could no longer work. There was no extended retirement. The average guy statistically would spend zero years in retirement and this is 1950. By 1970 people retired three years earlier and their life expectancy was two years longer. By 1990 the average man was retiring at 63 and living to 72. That's nine years of retirement. Today the trend is accelerated even further. The average male now lives 10 years longer than they did in 1950 and they retire five years earlier, spending about 14 years in retirement. Social Security was designed as a system that most people would never get the benefit after they paid into it. Now we're asking the system to support an entire decade or more of retirement. T hen you add on Medicare, oh, and who can forget the Bush prescription drugs, and you have a classic example of what happens with a government program. It started out as something good. It was going to help mom be able to live and not have everything burn down around her. Now it's a vacation program, a program that can't pay for itself, and it doesn't make the people who use it happy. Welcome to the march to socialism, gang.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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