Glenn Beck: Find your Voice


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GLENN: Ho, ho, ho, green jobs czar. But you look into Van Jones. This guy is evil. This guy is ‑‑ he is the community organizer. He'll say and do anything, and all he is is Mr. Intimidation. That's it. Mr. Intimidation.

STU: He's built his career on ‑‑

GLENN: On intimidating.

STU: ‑‑ branding and intimidating and vilifying.

GLENN: That's all he does.

STU: That's his gig.

GLENN: You've got to cry race, you've got to cry foul of some sort. I mean, this is a bad dude. And President Obama said, you know, we played this yesterday before the show. How do I know about your policies? How do we judge your policies? How do I know? Do you remember? Everybody was saying, you know, what is change? Change to what? You've been very nonspecific on everything. So how do we ‑‑ while he was distancing himself from Jeremiah Wright, while he was distancing himself from, you know, Saul Alinsky and ‑‑

PAT: Rasheed Khalidi.

GLENN: Rasheed Khalidi and William Ayers and all these people, "No, no, no, I'm just friends with them," he actually said on the campaign trail these things.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: If I'm interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate Joe Biden or with Dick Lugar, the Republican ranking member on the Senate foreign relations committee or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO. Those are the people, Democrats and Republicans, who have shaped my ideas and who will be surrounding me.

GLENN: Okay. So he's basically saying look to the people I surround myself with.

PAT: Yep. Who's in my administration.

GLENN: Who are they? Well, they're ‑‑ we know one.

VOICE: Ho, ho, ho, green jobs czar.

GLENN: The green jobs czar, who is a communist! A self‑proclaimed communist. Okay, so he's shaping the views of the president of the United States. We've got a guy who says you can forcibly take children away from unwed mothers. We have a guy who says the planet is unsustainable with the population that we have. You should be able to put sterilants in drinking water. The man has never retracted that statement. He's clarified: Well, I don't think we should do it, but I think we should look into that technology. Why! Why? I think we shall be able to ‑‑ "You know what, I think we should be able to pull the eyeballs out of little children." Do you think you should just ‑‑ "No, no, I don't really think that we should pull the eyeballs, but we should look into the technology that should allow us to pull the eyeballs out of little children." Why! No one's willing to ask the tough questions, and I'm telling you there are many things that I believe that I shall never say, but I shall never say the things that I do not believe. Please listen. There is a tremendous amount of ill will from people in power. You must find your voice. You must take the things that we have said on this program. Ask yourself who in the mainstream media is telling you the things that we are telling you. I got a note from somebody today that will remain anonymous that is in a very powerful position that said thank God, Glenn, I know that this doesn't mean anything to you but I stopped what I was doing to watch your show yesterday and nobody is saying that, and I appreciate it and I want you to know it doesn't mean anything but I'm with you. I immediately wrote back and said you have no idea how much it means that you're with me. Even if you are behind the scenes and nobody ever knows, it means a great deal because this staff feels very alone. We are trying to bring you the truth as we understand it and nobody ‑‑ you know, it's Jack Nicholson: You don't want the truth; you can't handle the truth. I believe you can handle the truth. But there are billions of dollars at stake. These people are going to destroy ‑‑ I just want you to understand. I'm not suicidal, I'm not thinking about just disappearing to ‑‑ what was Olivia Newton John's husband, found in Mexico? I'm not thinking about just disappearing. I love my family. I want my family around me forever. I wouldn't just disappear. You know, there's ‑‑ I'm just telling you there are people that we are effecting billions of dollars, hundreds of billions of dollars. And if you look into organizations like the Tides Foundation, the Tides Foundation, they started laying the groundwork on this back during the Reagan administration. They have been assembling an army that we have laughed at and have dismissed as a bunch of community organizers. "ACORN, what is that?" It is only the tip of the iceberg. What you see on the surface, what you are being shown every day is an iceberg. 70, 80% of this iceberg is submerged and no one is even looking for it. And those who do see it are afraid to say anything. Don't be afraid. Ask bold questions. Root yourself and hold onto the truth. And then speak without fear. You may lose voices and you may lose them overnight. But do not ever be discouraged. Those things will be done to discourage you, to make an example out of those people. Oh, yeah? You're next. These people are bullies. These people are thugs. If voices disappear, if voices are discredited, if voices are made to look whatever way, if voices are blamed for anything, you remember these words. They are happening for a reason. They are happening because you're getting too close to the truth and they want to send an example to you: Don't you dare lose your place; we're in control. I want you to know that's a lie. This is your country. We play by the rules in this country.

The great thing is you know that almost everybody in Washington has no spine. Find yours because I know you have one. Find yours. And when you go to these town hall meetings, you make sure you bring a video recorder. You make sure you bring a Flip video. I don't care if it's a gigantic 1990s Handycam, whatever it is, but you record everything. You send it to me; I'll put it up. You watch for thugs around these rooms. You watch for anybody who happens to be saying, "Hey, so what's your name?" You speak out. You say, then somebody comes up, wants to know your name and just pretends to be very, very nice. This is happening. "Hey, what's your name?" Glenn Beck. Who are you? "Hey, I'm just ‑‑ you know, I'm just with one of the organizations. I just wanted to know your name. Have a good day." That's happening. You get it on tape. I'll show it. Don't be intimidated. That's what they do. And don't you dare swing back because that's what they want you to do. That's what they need you to do. That I believe is what we're being set up for. They are already planting the seeds on it's the crazy tea partiers that just want to destroy the country and set it on fire. No, it's not. Don't play into it.

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This event seeks to answer three fundamental questions:

  1. As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights?
  2. Do we as a nation still agree on the core principles and values laid out by our founding fathers?
  3. How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?

Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

Schedule a private tour or purchase general admission ticket below:

Dates:
June 15-17

Location:

Mercury Studios

6301 Riverside Drive, Irving, TX 75039

Learn more about the event here.

About Mercury One: Mercury One is a 501(c)(3) charity founded in 2011 by Glenn Beck. Mercury One was built to inspire the world in the same way the United States space program shaped America's national destiny and the world. The organization seeks to restore the human spirit by helping individuals and communities help themselves through honor, faith, courage, hope and love. In the words of Glenn Beck:

We don't stand between government aid and people in need. We stand with people in need so they no longer need the government

Some of Mercury One's core initiatives include assisting our nation's veterans, providing aid to those in crisis and restoring the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious minorities. When evil prevails, the best way to overcome it is for regular people to do good. Mercury One is committed to helping sustain the good actions of regular people who want to make a difference through humanitarian aid and education initiatives. Mercury One will stand, speak and act when no one else will.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.