Time to Quarantine Corruption




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It's Saturday, September 12th. Friday was the eighth anniversary commemorating September 11, 2001. In the spirit of 9/12, the day after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history — when even French newspapers proclaimed: "We're all Americans" — we were united.

It was said by so many: "America has changed forever." But so many were wrong.

We changed for a brief time and then slipped right back into bickering, partisan, factions. What happened? How did we lose that 9/12 feeling so quickly?

Well, for one thing, we don't trust each other any more. It's always Republicans against Democrats, Democrats against Republicans and independents against them both.

Then we have the media continually beating that partisan drum. Let me ask you a question: Who, in everyday life, ever worries about political party affiliation? When was the last time you asked someone at a barbeque, "Hey, are you a Republican or a Democrat?"

When you've had an accident or you're sick and you're in the emergency room filling out insurance forms, how many times have you been asked what political party you most associate with?

When you die and you're standing at the gates of heaven, will the proverbial St. Peter, who proverbially stands at the gates, have you check Republican or Democrat before entering? No! It's ludicrous! Who cares?

It's this back-and-forth battle — constantly at each other's throats — that stops us from talking about the things that do matter.

This is the country that built the Empire State Building in just over 400 days. Think of that. The tallest building in the world at the time (and all the way up until the World Trade Center was finished) was built in a little more than a year. That was in the early 1930s.

The Twin Towers were destroyed eight years ago. And what's replaced them? Nothing. Really? We can't quickly, efficiently, industriously rebuild what was there — only better? We can't put up the Freedom Center and call it that unabashedly, unashamedly and unafraid? In, let's say two years or three — four tops?

We can't fix our energy situation, build better cars than anyone on planet Earth or make health care the best the world has ever known without becoming something we're not? Of course we can. Or, we could.

But instead, we bicker, battle and fight amongst ourselves. Our arguments come to: "Oh, you hate! You're racist! You're a warmonger! You want to poison people and starve children."

I don't know a single person who would like to do any of those things.

So, who is it that's teaching us to behave this way? Our politicians.

One of the issues we have is the spreading sentiment that capitalism is evil. That redistribution of wealth is a good thing. Any time you mention the words Marxism or communism, the left paints you as some sort of nutjob, a McCarthyite.

First of all, that's just ridiculous. I'm not a U.S. senator. I have no power to subpoena witnesses, launch investigations or accept huge contributions from George Soros or GE.

Second, with any of these radicals in the Obama-sphere, we've just used their words and asked questions about them:

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REP. MAXINE WATTERS, D-CALIF.: This liberal will be all about socializing — basically, taking over and the government running all of your companies.

VAN JONES: No more broken treaties. No more broken treaties. Give them the wealth! Give them the wealth!

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JOHN P. HOLDREN: I think ultimately the rate of growth of material consumption is going to have to come down and there's going to have to be a degree of redistribution of how much we consume, in terms of energy and material resources, in order to leave room for people who are poor to become more prosperous.

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA: When the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's going to be good for everybody.

I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.

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OBAMA: The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth…. The tragedies of the civil rights movement was — because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change."

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Nationalizing our companies and redistributing our wealth and resources — we hear that stuff everyday now, right? So we're mixing in a little Karl Marx with our Founding Fathers — so what?

But as big as I think that problem is, it isn't even the biggest we face. What is the biggest problem we face today? Is it health care? No, as bad as it is, it's still, the best in the world. The economy? Nope. As bad as that is, we still have millions of people from all over the world struggling to get here. Is it global warming? Please. We just experienced the 34th coolest summer in U.S. history.

No, our biggest problem in this country is: corruption.

Corruption is the sickness that infests our nation.

Charlie Rangel refusing to answer tax problem questions? Chris Dodd on the Countrywide thing? Barney Frank and Fannie Mae scandals? William Jefferson bribes? Duke Cunningham and other GOPers?

Our government is preparing for a potential crisis that we've been hearing about a lot: swine flu. How would we respond to an outbreak of swine flu? Well, you know that if it was your family that had an outbreak of H1N1, you can bet that health officials would keep you in your house. You would be quarantined. If it spread through your neighborhood, that would be quarantined.

The same way that flu spreads, so does the plague of corruption.

How do we stop it? Can we stop it by turning to special interests or unions? ACORN? SEIU? We all know it can't be. In this plague, Washington, D.C., is Patient Zero.

We need to quarantine Washington: Nothing in; nothing out.

We've all seen great people head off, newly elected to D.C., and what happens? They change. After a few months or a couple years, you start to think: "What happened to them?" They were infected with the disease of corruption.

No one in and no legislation comes out — infected legislation spreads across our country like… well, a plague.

So what do we do? We stop spreading the disease. It's time to reconnect with our founding principles. Fifty-six men signed the original documents that every American patriot still believes in with all their heart over 200 years later. Fifty-six men changed the world forever. We currently have 535 people in the United States Congress. You can't tell me that we don't have 56 committed patriots there who understand that there's an illness in D.C. and would like to do something about it, but just don't know how or what to do.

Let's offer them the way out.

First of all, we all demand daily to our representatives that they pass nothing until the corruption is stopped.

Second, we let them know that we all make mistakes and we offer them the chance for redemption. If they've been part of the problem, come forward, let us know about it and we'll be forgiving. Now, if you've broken the law, obviously, you'll have to pay for that. But if it's something that has dishonored you, your office or your family, then confess it, deal with it and we will stand behind you if you help us clean up this mess.

We need to offer a way out to members of Congress. Now we know that some of these people are like Typhoid Mary, just spreading corruption wherever they can. Others, can and will find redemption and feel good about themselves and their country again. Still others have maybe not yet been fully infected.

I had this idea the other night, while reading Thomas Jefferson. Let's begin the search for the 56 men and women who help us re-found America: Patriots, "refounders" willing to put their nation ahead of themselves and their party affiliation. Stop identifying yourselves as Republicans and Democrats; start identifying yourselves as Americans.

Republicans should begin the cleanup of the GOP and the Democrats clean out the corruption in the Democratic Party. We all know it's there — so, admit it: Clean up the mess and let's move on.

So, we stop talking about any policies or legislation passing — a total quarantine. We get Democrats to focus on fixing the Democratic Party and Republicans to focus on the Republican Party. Come out, find a microphone and purge the disease. Come out to CNN, if you're more comfortable there — it doesn't matter, just do it and restore your own party.

As for what you can do: You need to apply the pressure on Congress that enforces the quarantine. And, reach out to your neighbor with facts — not with emotion, not with anger, with facts. Don't worry about the game players — those stuck in the right vs. left rut — forget them and move on. Talk to the reasonable ones.

We can't seem to agree on anything anymore in this nation. But the one thing on which all reasonable Americans can agree is that we don't want corruption in our government. In nearly every poll taken for the past several years, it is the No. 2 concern on the minds of the people.

Let's stop thinking about it and do something about it.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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