Glenn Beck: Thank You, California


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Here's the one thing: The voters have finally decided that it's time for the spending-addicted government to check into rehab.

In California, Democrats and Republicans alike have taken a stand and rejected out of control government spending and let me tell you something: If California is getting sick of spending and higher taxes, then the rest of the country must be really sick of it.

Wednesday's special election was the second victory for those who went to the tea parties. I'll explain in a minute, but first I want to look at the results, which made a strong statement to the politicians whose policies have led to a $21 billion deficit for the state.

Those on the "yes" side of Wednesday's election spent three times more money on ads than those who were opposed to it — yet all but one of the ballot propositions went down by about a two-to-one margin.

For once, principles actually trumped politics.

But the results are even more striking than those numbers indicate. Not one county — not even Los Angeles County — supported raising taxes by an estimated $16 billion. The one measure that did pass was stopping lawmakers from getting pay raises (above the $116-212,000 they currently make), with about three out of four people voting for it.

Governor Schwarzenegger attempted a huge bluff by saying that firefighters, police and teachers would lose their jobs and rapists would be roaming the streets and all Californian children would become retarded.

Californians weren't buying it; they called his bluff and the governor folded.

Meanwhile, the 77 percent of Californians who didn't vote (compare that to 79 percent who did vote in the presidential election) sent another message: A lot of people believe their vote is worthless or, better yet, doesn't really count.

Take Proposition 8 for example: The court opened the issue up to the people, who promptly voted it down; the court opened it up again — this time they tried re-wording it — and it got voted down again. Yet now it's back in California Supreme Court and the reports are that Prop 8 is on it's way to being overturned.

You'd think that with all the focus groups and opinion polls politicians take, they'd be a little closer to the pulse of America and sporting more than an approval rating in the teens.

The arrogance is amazing. They really don't care what you think. Even when you vote for something twice, they think it was just because they mis-worded. "Could the public really be this dumb?" they think to themselves.

As Thomas Jefferson famously said, "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

The government doesn't fear anyone now, but I think the politicians in California are in for a rude awakening: They're ignoring the will of the people and history has shown that that always has consequences.

Thank you, voters of California, for standing up to an out-of-control government. This might be the first and only time I ever say this, but here's hoping the rest of the country follows your lead.

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From food and job shortages to the prices of building materials "skyrocketing," the world is currently moving into what could be the "perfect storm" for politicians to push for a universal basic income, explained Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"We really need to look at the economy and be prepared for what is coming," Glenn said. "I feel like my job is to warn you of the things that are coming and, when I can, give you ways to navigate around. But at least so you can hear the warning and decide yourself what you're going to do with that."

Glenn explained that now, for the first time, there is a shortage of starter homes and building supplies just as increasing numbers of millennials are in the market. Also, analysts are predicting that shortages of food items and products such as pork, polystyrene, and chlorine could send prices soaring. Then there's the matter of unemployment, kicked off by the COVID-19 pandemic and likely to worsen because of the technological revolution, there are going to be fewer and fewer jobs for people to do.

"We are creating this perfect storm, right now, where universal basic income is going to be embraced by people," Glenn warned. "It's just this nasty cycle that we're beginning, and we're watching it unfold right in front of us."

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More than 100 business leaders and CEOs from some of the world's largest corporations recently met during a Zoom meeting to discuss how they can band together to fight "election integrity laws," like the voting law recently passed in Georgia.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck explained how this government-corporation partnership is not only proof of fascism, but it is also demonstrative of how our lives will be under The Great Reset: government and large corporations will work together to set the rules, and the freedoms of the individual American will be squashed.

"I want you to understand ... everything that they have ever said about, 'oh, it's a conspiracy theory' about The Great Reset, you can throw that in the garbage now," Glenn began. "Something happened this weekend that is absolutely unprecedented. I have done this job, for ... I don't even know how many years, almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this.

"People that were on the [Zoom] call, they talked about potential ways to show how they opposed the legislation, including ... delaying investments in states. That's blackmail," Glenn continued.

"So these corporations, they're going to act as a — what? A secondary government? ... I don't know. I didn't elect the CEO of Merck. Did you?" he said.

"Corporations [are] openly meeting and coordinating efforts to change laws," Glenn added. "This is fascism, guys! Fascism is when government and corporations work hand in hand. That is fascism."

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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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