Glenn Beck: A politician who gets it?




US Congressman Paul C Broun

GLENN: I want to go to U.S. representative Paul Broun. He is again raising the Specter of Democrats turning the United States of America into a totalitarian state. Congressman, how are you, sir?

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: Good morning, Glenn. I tell you freedom is too precious for us to not be ever vigilant to make sure that we stay engaged to try and protect that freedom and that's all I've been doing.

GLENN: You said that Obama may be a fascist. You said that back in November and you're saying it again now?

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: Well, actually what I've said is that there are a number of things that someone who wants to establish an authoritarian type of government needs to do to be able to do so one of which is to establish a national police force, a national security force. In July of July 17th of last year, Barack Obama in a speech given in Colorado went off his prepared text and said that, to quote him, quote: We cannot concede or rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force just as powerful, just as strong and just as well funded, unquote. He said we've got to have it.

Then the other thing that is necessary is to institute gun control. We know that Barack Obama has historically fought for gun control. He was the board member on the Joyce Foundation in Chicago that has supported gun control groups. He has put in place those folks around him that are very ardent supporters of gun control that have said, like Justice Sotomayor and Eric Holder and others who have said that there's not an individual right to own a firearm, et cetera.

And then a third thing of many that they need but these three particularly, they need to control the media. There is a tremendous adoration of Barack Obama throughout the media. And then those of us who stand up and just raise the specter of the possibility of establishing authoritarian government, then we become Alinsky'd as you and I both have probably.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: We both know that.

GLENN: There was a news outlet this weekend that referred to me as a terrorist. I mean

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: Well, we saw the Homeland Security department say that people like you and me need to be put on a terrorist watch life. They say that Christian conservatives, pro life people, pro Second Amendment people, veterans even need to be put on a terrorist watch list. And I'm on the Homeland Security committee in the U.S. House. The secretary came and spoke to us and said that that should never have been released. Well, I guess not because it's a black eye on this administration.

GLENN: Hold on just a second. What about ELF? Didn't ELF blow up radio towers this weekend and say they were going to stop disinformation? I believe that happened in California this weekend. I believe they are the number one domestic terror group and yet they weren't mentioned in that at all. We have people that are blowing up the natural gas pipelines in Canada and yet nobody is talking about that. And I wonder why. Why did no one in the media really report, I mean really go after? They are talking about all these violent, you know, this is going to get violent at these town halls, going to be violence, violence, violence. Well, there was some violence. A guy had his finger bitten off by a supporter of Obamacare.

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: That's right. In fact, Glenn, this morning in the Athens Banner Herald the editorial talks about the possible violence at my town hall meeting. I'm sitting just one thin door away from a meeting hall where I'm holding a town hall meeting. We have had information that the Obama folks are bussing people in here to disrupt our town hall meeting. So not only that but to go back to these groups, we've seen these radical environmental groups who are terrorists. We have seen the radical animal protection groups like the Animal Liberation Front and all these other groups. But not only that, within the Obama administration we see his diversity czar that he's put in the Federal Communications Commission has said that they are going to have localization in radio stations to try to shut down radio talk shows like yours, Rush Limbaugh's.

GLENN: Of course, they have to.

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: Yours voice and others, and give those radio stations to other entities who are going to parrot what they want to have happen. So I'm just extremely concerned about all the things that I'm seeing. We have to be ever vigilant to make sure that we do not lose freedom.

I'm an original intent constitutionalist and I think the federal government should only be doing the 18 things that Article I, Section 8 says that it can do. In fact, on my website I've put forth four questions that ask myself about all legislative issues. The first, is it right. And that means does it fit the Jew day's Christian principles, the biblical principles that this nation was founded upon. Second, is it constitutional according to the original intent. Third, do we need it. And fourth, can we afford it. And all four questions have to be yes or I vote no, and I'll continue to do so. We need to stop this outrageous spending of government, we need to make sure that we don't lose your freedom. This healthcare bill is going to be absolutely disastrous. I've said in floor speech after floor speech that we have a steamroller of socialism being driven by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, being fueled by Barack Obama, and we've got to put a stop sign in front of that steamroller.

GLENN: You know what? I will tell you this. Congressman, I have tonight on television I'm going to show what the White House has just done with Van Jones and why it is so unbelievably dangerous. And I've been saying, and I'm going to explain it in another way tonight, how we have to be Gandalf and stand there on that bridge and say "You shall not pass!" You can't let these people there is no compromise. You can't let these people do anything for the one reason: We used to have a system where we had Democrats and Republicans. But the Democrats have been hijacked by the uber left. They have people Michael Moore was sitting in the presidential box in 2004 when I first warned about this and said you've got to get yourself away from these people.

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: Right.

GLENN: Because they are socialists, they are communists, they are anticapitalists. And everybody laughed at the time. And look at Michael Moore this weekend. He comes out with a statement that says capitalism is evil.

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: Right.

GLENN: You can't let these people in Washington make another move.

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: Absolutely. And that's exactly what Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid believe in, also, and we've just, we're sitting in a very precarious position as a country if we don't stop this steamroller of socialism. We are going to lose our freedom, we are going to be controlled by the federal government. The system of checks and battle are going out the window. The Supreme Court and the federal court systems do not use the Constitution in its original intent in the judgments that they hand down. The congress, and Democratic and Republican administrations alike, as well as the Democratic and Republican control of congress alike, we have seen the Constitution perverted and abused tremendously and we've got to stop it.

GLENN: Congress

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: The Constitution of the United States starts with three very powerful words, we the people. And it's going to take we the people standing up and say no to this steamroller of socialism, and I really appreciate what you do in bringing forth all this information about the czars, about what's going on on the federal government, and I just praise God for you and what you've been doing on your radio and TV programs.

GLENN: Thank you, sir. Listen, I want to ask you this because there are very few people like you. Michele Bachmann is another one that's willing to step out and get, you know, just walk into the buzz saw. Are you seeing more people now in Washington that are not playing political games? I was glad to hear you say the Republicans were just as bad before well, not just as bad but they were on the same road. They betrayed as well. Are you seeing more people here in the last couple of weeks in Washington wake up or is it the same ole, same ole?

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL BROUN: We've been gone for five weeks for this August district work period and so it's been five weeks. I'll go back to Washington actually from this town hall meeting today. I hope that the Republicans and Democrats alike are waking up. I'll give you a good example of George Bush being wrong and taking away our freedoms with the PATRIOT Act, which was disastrous as far as taking away freedom and giving the federal government intrusion in people's lives. And I was totally against that. The Republican congress under the leadership of George Bush for six years were big spenders. That's what the '06 and '08 elections were all about. They were just acting like Democrats, big government Republicans. We've got to change it. It's up to we the people getting activated and saying no to this steamroller of socialism, no to big government. In fact, I talked to a guy the other day and he said that the federal government has two jobs and only two: One is to make sure that we stay secure as a nation and by protecting our borders and having a strong military. And second is just get the hell out of the way so he can run his life without all the government intrusion. And that's exactly what the federal government should be doing.

GLENN: Paul Broun from Athens, Georgia. U.S. congressman. Good to hear from you. I'd love to hear what happened at your town hall meeting. If it gets ugly, let us know, will you? Thanks, congressman, appreciate it.

The FBI recently sent more than a dozen armed agents to the home of well-known pro-life activist Mark Houck to arrest him for allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances or FACE Act. Now the father of seven faces up to 11 years in prison over claims that he blocked a man from entering an abortion clinic and shoved him when he wouldn't stop verbally harassing Mark's 12-year-old son. Now, if that doesn't sound insane enough, this all happened after local authorities dropped the case. So, what's the full story here?

Attorney Peter Breen joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to tell the family's side of the story, including how the case was already "won" three years ago, and how, after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mark's legal team agreed to cooperate fully, only to hear nothing back until the day the FBI showed up on Mark's doorstep.

Breen also explained how the FBI has tried to downplay "abuse of power" claims, accusing Mark's wife of making "inaccurate claims" about the terrifying experience.

"Ryan-Marie, who is Mark's wife, she thought she saw 25 [FBI agents.] The FBI came back and said it wasn't 25, it was no more than 15 or 20 heavily armed federal agents. And she had called them a 'SWAT team' because she's a lay person. I don't know the difference between a SWAT team and a bunch of heavily armed, armored, and shield-bearing federal agents," Breen said.

According to Fox News, a senior FBI source said:

There may have been 15-20 agents at the scene, but denied 25 were there. The agents who came to the door had guns out and at the ready, according to this FBI source, but the guns were never pointed at Houck or his family and were lowered or holstered as soon as Houck was taken into custody. Houck was handcuffed with a belly chain.

"And so, yeah, they had guns drawn and pointed at Mark in front of his wife and their children. And that whole show of force was done against a man who was not a drug lord, not a mafia boss, but instead, a law-abiding pillar of the community whose attorney said, 'we'll bring him in if you decide to charge, even though you have no case.'"

Breen went on to assert that he believes Congress "needs to" hold Attorney General Merrick Garland accountable for the arrest. "I can't imagine that those 20 federal agents were excited about being called out to a peaceful man's home, guns drawn," he said.

In the video clip below, Breen goes on the explain what he believes should happen next, and why Houck's arrest "should frighten all of us." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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