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.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on subpoenas to compel Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify on alleged censorship and bias across their platforms. But that all changed when Republican committee members "expressed reservation about the maneuver," Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who chairs Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, was definitely not one of the committee members with cold feet. On the radio program Tuesday, he told Glenn Beck that he's fighting "vociferously" to ensure Dorsey and others testify before the November 3rd election.

"Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg are both going to testify. They're are going to testify in person. They're going to testify before Election Day. That's what I think should happen," Cruz said. "That's what I'm fighting vociferously to happen. Right now, the companies are negotiating with the chairman's office to discuss terms to come voluntarily. I don't give a damn whether they come voluntarily or under subpoena. They need to testify in person and answer questions for the American people about why they are trying to steal this election, to suppress the free speech, and to censor the press."

The subpoenas would require Big Tech leaders to testify on the alleged "suppression and/or censorship" of two consecutive blockbuster stories from the New York Post. The first story was about emails that allegedly came from Hunter Biden's computer which are currently being investigated by the FBI, and the second was based on additional emails that allegedly showed communist China directly offering millions of dollars to then-Vice President Joe Biden.

"Big Tech stepped in, and they've done something they've never done before," Cruz explained. "We know that Big Tech has been censoring individual conservatives, trying to suppress conservative speech. But the step they took here is, they blocked if any individual user tried to share either of the New York Post stories, [they] were blocked ... Sharing a news story, from a major media outlet is part of democracy, part of free speech. And not only that, they blocked the New York Post itself. Right now, today, the New York Post is not being allowed to post its own damn stories on corruption. This is ridiculous. It's a threshold that's never been crossed before, of Silicon Valley oligarchs declaring the authority to determine what the press is allowed to report, and who is allowed to see it."

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If we learned nothing from the media over the past 4 years it's that colluding with a foreign entity to either win an election or for personal gain is absolutely grotesque. Well, that depends on whether you have a (D) or (R) before your name anyway. President Trump was impeached on rumor and innuendo yet Joe Biden has all but skated on his corruption up to this point.

Below is a timeline that shows the level of corruption and the lengths the Biden's went to in order to build that family's wealth and influence internationally.

2009

In 2009, Joe Biden was the brand-new Vice President and John Kerry was a U.S. Senator. Just five months after Joe was sworn in, his son Hunter, and Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, formed an international private equity firm called Rosemont Capital. It had several different branches, including one called Rosemont Seneca Partners.

2010

Just nine months after Rosemont Seneca opened its doors, Hunter Biden went to China for meetings with executives from China's biggest banks, and its sovereign wealth and social security funds. That's unheard-of access for a brand-new firm. Was it just coincidence that at the same time Hunter was meeting these Chinese bigwigs, his dad was meeting with China's then-president Hu Jintao in Washington DC at a nuclear security summit?

2011

In May 2011, Joe Biden met with Chinese officials for the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue conference in Washington. Just two weeks later, Hunter Biden went to Taiwan for meetings with the same Chinese financial giants he'd met in China in 2010, plus some new ones.

2013

By December 2013, Joe Biden was enjoying his second term as VP, and John Kerry was now Secretary of State. That's when Joe traveled to Beijing on an extended official trip and Hunter traveled with him on Air Force Two.

During their stay, Vice President Biden met with President Xi and Hunter was mostly out of sight. We don't know exactly what he was up to, but the deal finalized between Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China just ten days after the Bidens' trip pretty much gives it away. The most powerful financial institution in China formed a joint venture with tiny Rosemont Seneca to create a giant new investment firm called Bohai Harvest RST – the "RS" stands for Rosemont Seneca.

The firm is often called "BHR" for short.

Hunter Biden was a member of the Board. Remember, the Bank of China is government-owned, which means its business is completely intertwined with the goals of the Chinese Communist Party. BHR also got the freedom to operate in the newly created Shanghai Free-Trade Zone where, over the next six years, it would use $2.5 billion of Chinese government money to invest in China, as well as in other countries, including the U.S.

During their Beijing trip, Hunter also introduced Jonathan Li to his dad. Li is Hunter's business partner – he's CEO and Director of BHR.

Hunter arranged for Joe to meet Li in the lobby of the hotel where they stayed during their Beijing trip.

2014

In 2014, one of BHR's first major investments was in the China General Nuclear Power Corporation.

CGN is a Chinese government-owned nuclear power company that sold off a stake of the company to outside investors. Problem is, CGN was under FBI investigation for paying informants in the U.S. to steal nuclear secrets.

In 2016, the FBI arrested the ringleader of this nuclear espionage, a man named Allen Ho.

When they arrested Ho, he was using a random code generator to access funds being provided to him from – where else? – the Bank of China.

Yet while this FBI probe was going on, the son of the Vice President owned a stake in the company being investigated. And even after arrests were made, Rosemont Seneca did not alter its relationship with BHR, nor did it divest from CGN, even though it was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets.

2015

In 2015, BHR partnered with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy an American company called Henniges for $600 million.

AVIC is a gigantic military contractor in China – think Lockheed Martin – that makes fighter jets, bombers and drones. BHR bought 49% of Henniges and AVIC bought 51%.

Henniges is a precision parts manufacturer specializing in anti-vibration technology. The stuff they make is known as "dual use" by the U.S. State Department, which means the technology can also have a military application.

Because of that, the deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) since it could have national security implications. The thing is, the American side of BHR – meaning Hunter Biden and his pals – had to know there were serious national security implications with AVIC.

The year before they formed a partnership with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported how AVIC stole technology related to the U.S. Air Force's F-35 stealth fighter and used it in its own stealth fighter for the Chinese.

How the Committee on Foreign Investment approved that deal remains a mystery. CFIUS does not publicly disclose any information regarding its decisions. Their findings are not publicly announced.

Interesting that China accounted for the largest share – with 74 transactions – approved by CFIUS during Obama's second term (2013-2015).

Under the umbrella of Rosemont Capital was a real estate company called Rosemont Realty. In 2015, a Chinese company called Gemini Investments bought a 75% stake in Rosemont Realty. The company was renamed Gemini Rosemont

Gemini brought $3 billion to the partnership with Rosemont, with the aim of buying "Class A institutional-quality commercial office properties in U.S. markets."

Red flag (literally) – Gemini Investments is a subsidiary of the China Ocean Shipping Company, a.k.a., "COSCO."

COSCO is a Chinese government-owned company. Its headquarters in Beijing is actually next to the headquarters of the Bank of China. COSCO is well-known for its close military ties. It's essentially a branch of the Chinese Navy.

2017

In 2017, BHR invested in Face++. That's the facial recognition phone app built by a Chinese company that is incorporated in a separate app built by the Chinese government. Police in the Xinjiang [Sin-jong] region of China use that app to keep tabs on citizens, and track and detain Uiguhr [Wee-ger] Muslims.

The app allows police easy access to data about Chinese Muslims including things like religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity they use.

2018

In March 2018, a spokesman (Chris Bastardi) for Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) emailed The Hill to say that Heinz had "no operating role" in Rosemont Seneca, and that he was not involved in any of Rosemont's deals in China (which contradicts Schweizer's report in his book Secret Empires).

Chris Heinz was involved in Rosemont Capital. Rosemont Seneca was established under the same GP as Rosemont Capital, but Chris Heinz had no operating role in it. Chris and his family have no financial interest or investment in Bohai Harvest RST, he has never traveled to China, and he has never met with the firm's Chinese management team or investors.

2019

In October 2019, Hunter Biden's lawyer, George Mesires, said Hunter did not conduct any business on that 2013 trip to Beijing with his Dad.

Mesires said the timing of BHR's business license getting approved was purely coincidental because the paperwork had been submitted months before the Bidens' China trip.

According to Hunter's lawyer, the approval " was not related in any way, shape or form to Hunter's visit."

Hunter Biden finally stepped down from the BHR board last October (2019), but he DID NOT give up his 10% stake in the company.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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