Saving Freedom - Jim Demint




Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America's Slide into Socialism


 


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GLENN: 888‑727‑BECK, 888‑727‑BECK. I swear to you in 30 minutes I may hang myself. I may hang myself just live on the air just over Project Porchlight. I can't ‑‑ in New Jersey ‑‑ Sarah, you got this on your doorknob?

STU: Yeah, she brought it in to me yesterday because she thought it would make me ‑‑ she thought it would piss me off, but I knew it was actually going to be worse for you.

GLENN: Oh, I can't ‑‑ I may, I may hang myself in 30 minutes. You don't want to miss it. It may be the last broadcast ever because I just may not be able to take it.

STU: Will you hang yourself with the rubber band provided by Project Porchlight?

GLENN: Certainly I will, certainly. That way we can recycle it. We can use it. It was used for the hanging of the stupid fluorescent light bulb that the state seems to be giving away and used to hang me.

STU: There's a lot of people out there saying if Project Porchlight can get you to hang yourself, it really was worth the time.

GLENN: It was worth every time the taxpayers put into it.

Let me go to Senator Jim DeMint who has a new book out today called Saving Freedom: Can We Stop America's Slide Into Socialism. Senator?

SENATOR DeMINT: Glenn.

GLENN: The answer is yes?

SENATOR DeMINT: Yes, the answer is yes, but it's not going to happen because the people in Washington decide to do it. It's only going to happen if people across the country understand what's happening and why it's happening and what we can do about it.

GLENN: So why is it, why isn't it happening, Senator?

SENATOR DeMINT: Well, what I do in Saving Freedom is give a behind‑the‑scenes look on what really is the motivation and the pressure that makes people in congress and presidents do what appear to be irrational things like spending ourselves into oblivion. But I mean, the interest groups on the outside are obviously key, but good intentions have gone wild in Washington. We're no longer following the limited government pattern of the Constitution. And if people don't understand that this country really is great because of freedom and not because of government, then we can't stop it. But I sense all across the country today, and I know you do, too, is that people are starting to wake up and get more informed. That's what Saving Freedom is about is trying to enlist people from all over the country to understand what's going on and take decisive action.

GLENN: Senator, I have been receiving a lot of calls and a lot of e‑mails. You and I have talked for several years, and I know in the last two years you are one guy who has gotten it the whole time. You were fighting it under Bush and I said, when Bush was still in office, there is a change, a sea change that is happening in America. And I asked you at the time if congress understood what they were facing, the anger from the people. May I take that a step further? I think there is another sea change happening in the country, and I believe that people are beginning to see those members of congress and those in the administration on both sides of the aisle as traitors or treasonous. Do you see that starting to bubble up in the surface that people cannot understand what congress is even doing? It doesn't make any sense whatsoever and so they're going to these horrible options of, "My gosh, they're selling our country out."

SENATOR DeMINT: Well, I hear that everywhere, and people keep asking me what can I do. That's the question I get from people all over the country when I travel around to speak and that's what I hope I am doing in Saving Freedom is tell people what they can do. But I feel the same way you do. I really think the politicians over the last 10 years have sold out our country, and it's all with good intentions. They just think if there's a problem ‑‑

GLENN: I don't agree with you anymore. I don't agree with you anymore. I think it is some with good intentions. I think it's some with arrogance that they just think they can do it because they need to be in power and they want to have their own money and perks.

SENATOR DeMINT: Yeah, let me qualify because people ‑‑ the good intentions are they believe they can manage the country better than we can manage our own lives and that's why they continually try to centralize power in Washington. One thing the Democrats have done is have gotten all the groups that want central power united and that's why they have been able to get the president to see the majority. The Republicans are more adrift. Most people who support us want less government. They don't want to be bothered. They want to be free. They are not as well organized and so that has weakened the party because the party has not stood for those things. But that's what we're trying to change. I think there's a good core group, the House and the Senate that are going to stand up for the principles of freedom and we're trying to take our message to the outside because the last place that's going to change, Glenn, is going to be the United States Senate.

GLENN: Do you think you'll be able to stop this global warming bill?

SENATOR DeMINT: I think so. I'm almost certain we can stop it the way it came out of the House. The problem and the way the system works ‑‑

GLENN: Doesn't matter once they get their foot in the door.

SENATOR DeMINT: If we pass anything that's a compromise or supposedly a fix of this thing, then it still goes to a conference with the House and with the Democrats in complete charge, I'm afraid it will come out as bad as it was in the house. So we've got to stop it cold. But it's ‑‑

GLENN: So Senator, I mean, you know, you talk about what the average person can do in your book Saving Freedom. So what is it? Because honestly I asked the audience, and they did, and Senator, I would love to come down to Washington and share the e‑mail that I get to members of congress. You do because I think you're perceived by many people as being a fighter for freedom, but a lot of people in Washington on both sides of the aisle have no clue, and they are tired. They called on Friday, they called and called and called. They were treated like garbage by the staff of people in the House. They were not usually lied to by their congressmen but they were told, "Well, I'm not sure how I'm going to vote." Bullcrap. You are either for it or you are against it. There's no part in this. 1300 pages? What, you didn't get a chance to read it Thursday, but Friday you had read it, you had studied it, you thought it out, you prayed on it and you voted for it? I don't buy it in a second. What do people do? They are tired of getting the same thing and getting kicked in the face.

SENATOR DeMINT: Well, what they should do is look at everyone who voted for that bill and do everything they can to keep them from getting elected next year because House members are all up every two years. They have got to pay in November. If they don't, they are going to keep doing it. The other thing they can do is all the e‑mails and calls that you're getting that need to be directed now at the Senate, and it doesn't matter if you like your congressman or senator or not. If they vote for this thing, they shouldn't be in office. I don't care if they're Republican or Democrat. And the same with the healthcare bill, Glenn. If we lose this healthcare issue and socialized medicine in America, I'm not sure if it's retrievable at that point.

GLENN: Senator, is it retrievable, is it retrievable if we give more power to the Fed even? You know, the thing ‑‑ the lie that we heard is we didn't need to have manufacturing in the country because we were going to be the paper people. We were going to be the accountants. We were going to be the bankers. Well, now you've got bankers leaving the United States and going and working in other countries because they want to be salary caps or you've got the government controlling the banks. You can't get anything done here. If you look at what they're doing to the financial sector, they are destroying it. What else do you have? What else do you have?

SENATOR DeMINT: Well, we're obviously not letting free enterprise work anymore, and freedom is synonymous with free enterprise. And several chapters in the book, Glenn, are just about what are those foundations of freedom and that invisible hand that Adam Smith talked about that makes our country pros pus, you are exactly right. We are killing the goose that lays the golden egg in America and we've got to stop it. And that's ‑‑ we've been complaining about it for several years but now we need to take to our feet. We need to go to tea parties. We need to work against any elected official who pushes these things at the federal level, and it doesn't matter what party it is. We've got to find people who will stand up for freedom in our country, and I think they are out there, but the political machines have been too powerful for a lot of people to get through the process and get elected. But I think Americans are outraged and we need to take to the streets and get this, you know, get it changed.

GLENN: Senator, do you think that these tea parties are ever going to mean anything to ‑‑ I mean, I've been waiting for the American people to just go and march on Washington. I mean, I know people have jobs but, you know, it's ‑‑ I can't believe how they are ignored, how they are abused in the media, how they are treated as crazies when Washington and the media elite have no clue that they are in the vast, vast minority. Most people, while they don't attend tea parties, can understand the tea parties more than they can understand Washington.

SENATOR DeMINT: I agree, and I hope on July 4th this week that is all about freedom that people will come out again to tea parties all around the country and let Washington know that that was not a one‑time thing on tax day. The only answer to what's going on in Washington is they believe that either Americans are asleep or they are stupid, and the scariest thing I think for people in office is an electorate that's informed and engaged and activated, and they are not stupid. And we need to prove to them between now and the next election that Americans have caught onto what's happening in Washington.

GLENN: Senator DeMint, the name of the book is Saving Freedom. Sir, I appreciate your bravery. I appreciate you standing up. You have against the nonsense in Washington under Bush and you are doing it now, and I appreciate it, sir. Thank you very much.

SENATOR DeMINT: Don't hang yourself, Glenn. We need you.

GLENN: You haven't seen the fluorescent light bulbs that I ‑‑ I'm telling you I know government money was behind and they are passing them out in New Jersey. You know, that's why, you know, people say to me, Glenn, why don't you have any shoestrings in your converse, sneakers? Because I'd hang myself with them! Senator, thank you very much.

SENATOR DeMINT: Thank you, Glenn.

GLENN: Talk to you again.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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