Glenn Beck: Americans Fight to Win




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Today is the 8th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. But there is another war taking place and these same politicians have, in this instance, applied their full force. They don't have to have town hall meetings or take polls for this war — they know what they have to do to: get elected.

This is a war on the U.S. dollar.

The only ones to be left in the wreckage of the battlefield are you and your children. For some reason no one in the media will tell you this — you're too stupid to understand it. It's way too complicated to explain.

Let me tell you something: You're not too stupid and it's not too complicated to explain.

In the 24 hours since we last met, here is what our government has done to defeat the American dollar:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a value-added tax is on the table. The VAT taxes manufacturers at each stage of production based on how much each producer adds to a product.


Speaker Pelosi emphasized, of course, that any reworking of the tax code would not result in an increase in taxes on middle-class Americans.

Of course not.

Next, we turn to the Wall Street Journal. The FAA has granted $272-million in stimulus funds — or roughly 25 percent of the $1.1 billion provided to the agency for airport work — to projects that fell below the agency's own threshold. For some background, according to the Journal, the FAA steers money to projects that get a 41 on a scale from 1 to 100. On the stimulus, they raised their threshold to sixty-two. So tens of millions of dollars are going to these airports that scored low on their own scoring system.

In Detroit, thousands of people lined up Tuesday, some of them falsely thinking they were registering for $3,000 in stimulus checks from the Obama administration. Officials say the city was granted $15 million to help residents pay bills and rent or temporary homes for the homeless.

From New York, Representative Steve Israel held a town hall meeting where the fire marshal had to shut the doors because so many people wanted to attend. He was stopped several times by the people chanting "Stop printing the money." Israel said the federal government would administer a public option just like Medicare and Medicaid and the days of insurance companies dropping you for being sick are over.

The Obama administration announced a $35 million construction project in New Hampshire which requires union representation and makes non-union workers pay dues and contribute to a union pension fund. By the way, in New Hampshire, just 8.7 percent of construction workers are unionized.

And, coming soon the ASPIRE Act, where every baby born gets $500 according to US News and World Report; low income children would be entitled to even more money.

Oh, and before I forget, the CBO just released its estimate for health care costs. The estimate includes a projected net cost of $518 billion over 10 years for the proposed expansions in insurance coverage. That net cost itself reflects a gross total of $829 billion in credits and subsidies provided through the exchanges, increased net outlays for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and tax credits for small employers.

You see, it's either a series of incompetent errors so epic in scale that Cecil B. DeMille and Jesus himself couldn't film it to make it believable or somebody has another plan.

I've seen incompetence in my life. I've spent the last eight years looking into the government and studying what they do — I know incompetence. Is it incompetence or has it only been orchestrated to look that way?

Uh-oh, here we go down the crazy hole again.

But how can you have this list from just the last 24 hours and then have anyone tell you with a straight face that we're OK; that we're doing well.

Meanwhile, anyone with a little financial understanding will explain to you that there comes a time when there is no way out: It's called a death spiral.

There is good debt and bad debt.

A truck driver goes out and buys a house he can afford — good debt.

A truck driver buys a house that he can't afford and racks up $100,000 in credit card debt and signs on to purchase the St. Louis Rams — bad debt.

And that's where we are: We've promised so much — we've racked up so much debt — that even if we go back to good times, no even great times, we can't pay it off.

We are the truck driver and we're about to lose our job and possibly start working part-time at a convenience store.

Now how much confidence are the banks and China going to have in us? Remember, China only sees us as our politicians and our dollar. Our dollar is a stock certificate and, just like the stock in a company, if the shareholders believe that the company is not going to turn itself around, people will stop investing in it, they stop buying the shares and then even the best company can't turn itself around.

And there is no bailout of this company. There is no bankruptcy court for America. The creditors come and take the assets.

So, why aren't any of the politicians telling you any of this? I contend because some of them are cowards and have a fundamental misunderstanding about you; about the American people.

You are not stupid and you are not a coward. You figure things out and hell, you've changed the world. And when the going gets tough, the Americans arrive.

I say it's time for Washington to tell us the truth and to trust you with your own future.

Who cares about your future more Washington or you? They think you won't make the sacrifices required. They think you just can't cope with bad news and with troubled times.

And what evidence do they have of that?

We fought and won against the biggest nation in the world as ragged farmers in the American Revolution; we defeated slavery by fighting each other; we defeated Nazism, fascism and communism. But we can't pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and win this? Of course we can!

The only evidence they have that we are stupid, incompetent and can't make it without Washington, is that we keep electing them, we keep taking their money and we don't hold them accountable.

The people in Washington fall into two camps. The first camp is made up of greedy or stupid politicians just going along and winning elections. To those people let me ask this: Have you read history? Have you read the history of the Weimar Republic?

The second question is for the second group of people: Those who want to change the Republic. They want to change our system of government; they are radicals and revolutionaries.

Let me ask those people: Have you read the history of the American people lately? Because no matter how destitute we are or how hard you come down on us, you will never win. Unlike the way you want us to fight in Afghanistan, real Americans fight to win.

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Several months ago, at the Miss Universe competition, two women took a selfie, then posted it on Instagram. The caption read, "Peace and love." As a result of that selfie, both women faced death threats, and one of the women, along with her entire family, had to flee her home country. The occasion was the 2017 Miss Universe competition, and the women were Miss Iraq and Miss Israel. Miss Iraq is no longer welcome in her own country. The government threatened to strip her of her crown. Of course, she was also badgered for wearing a bikini during the competition.

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In an interview, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, said:

When I posted the picture I didn't think for a second there would be blowback. I woke up to calls from my family and the Miss Iraq Organization going insane. The death threats I got online were so scary. The director of the Miss Iraq Organization called me and said they're getting heat from the ministry. He said I have to take the picture down or they will strip me of my title.

Yesterday, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, posted another selfie with Miss Israel, during a visit to Jerusalem.

In an interview, she said that:

I don't think Iraq and Israel are enemies; I think maybe the governments are enemies with each other. There's a lot of Iraqi people that don't have a problem with Israelis.

This is, of course, quite an understatement: Iraq, home to roughly 15,000 Palestinians, refuses to acknowledge Israel as a legitimate country, as it is technically at war with Israel. The adages says that a picture is worth a thousand words. What are we to do when many of those words are hateful or deadly? And how can we find the goodness in such bad situations?

No political bias. That's the catchphrase you're likely to see blasted all over the news today. The Office of the Inspector General found no evidence that political bias played any role, either with former director Comey or other FBI agents, during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. So is it "all good now"... "carry on"... "nothing to see here"? Hardly. Here are a few of the highlights from the 568 page report.

The report makes it clear that there's no evidence that political bias influenced this investigation, but why did they take five hundred and sixty eight pages to make that point? Well, after reading it, I kind of think they want us to understand how difficult it is to prove political bias. I think the Inspector General wants us to read this report in its entirety, and read between the lines. Here are a few of the highlights.

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First and foremost, this report straight eviscerated James Comey. You know one of the most controversial decisions of President Trump's tenure - so far - has been his decision to fire the former FBI director. Let's imagine for a second that Trump never did that and Comey was sitting at his desk at the Hoover Building yesterday. I can almost guarantee you that after the release of this report yesterday, Comey would have been fired by this morning anyway. Here are just a few quotes describing his behavior:

"Extraordinary and insubordinate"... not "reasonable"... "engaged in ad hoc decision making"... "serious error in judgement"

So the Hillary train keeps on rolling. She'll escape a courtroom for the fourteen thousandth time.

It goes on and on. This report just destroys Comey's behavior. There's no way he could have remained FBI Director.

The report goes on to analyze the behavior of several FBI agents that were involved in the Clinton investigation. Strzok and Page were but two of five employees that showed questionable behavior, either through text messages or instant messaging. If you read the texts and transcripts, they're pretty damning. In Strzok's case, his bias could have caused a delay in analyzing the contents of Anthony Weiner's laptop. I say again, it could have, but as the OIG alludes… political bias is hard to prove. Another agent that had been caught saying questionable things on an instant messaging service, was actually one of the agents that conducted Hillary Clinton's interview. In that interview, the OIG seems to acknowledge that the FBI had caught Hillary in a lie, and still they let her go. But… political bias is hard to prove.

See the theme here?

So the Hillary train keeps on rolling. She'll escape a courtroom for the fourteen thousandth time. But, as is the common theme for the entire Clinton family, it is those around them that suffer the most. The FBI has been tarnished. People have lost their jobs. Agents have been humiliated. All this for an arrogant and corrupt politician.

Attention earthlings: a "climate emergency" exists. It's official now, because the Berkeley City Council declared it. So, it must be true.

Frankly, you must be living under a rock if you didn't already know that a state of climate emergency exists. And if you don't do something about it, like now, you could be living under a rock very soon. Because according to the foremost authority on climate doom — the Berkeley City Council — this emergency is as dire as World War II.

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Council Member Cheryl Davila warns that global warming is driving us toward, "…the sixth mass extinction of species, which could devastate much of life on earth for the next 10 million years."

The city council resolution says:

During World War II, the Bay Area came together across race, age, class, gender and other differences in an extraordinary regional mobilization, building and repairing Liberty ships, converting car assembly plants into tank manufacturing facilities…

The Berkeley City Council says the only way to avert World War II-level disaster is if Americans mobilize in the same way now to confront climate change as we did in 1942 to confront Nazism. Because climate change and Nazism are definitely the same.

It gets worse. The resolution calls our current climate emergency "the greatest crisis in history."

Seriously, their resolution sounds straight out of the Galactic Empire handbook — "mobilizing workers" to build and install "renewable energy infrastructure."

Technically, that means Berkeley will have to completely transform into an Amish community in 12 years.

Berkeley committed itself to becoming a "carbon sink" by 2030. For the uninitiated, that means they want the city's greenhouse gas emissions to be in the negative. Technically, that means Berkeley will have to completely transform into an Amish community in 12 years. Except they won't be able to use any farm animals, because you know, too much methane.

Becoming a carbon sink is not their only strategy. Their resolution also mentions that earth has too many people screwing up the atmosphere, so we must "humanely stabilize population." Interesting — there were some World War II-era figures also interested in "stabilizing" population. They just forgot the "humane" part.

This weekend, June 15-17, Glenn Beck and Mercury One will be hosting the "Rights & Responsibilities" pop-up museum at Mercury Studios. Private tours through the museum will be led by Glenn Beck, David Barton, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs, each providing their own unique perspective on our rights and responsibilities.

Find out more about this special Father's Day weekend event or purchase tickets here.

Watch the video below to get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at just a few of the amazing historic treasures you'll find at this weekend's "Rights & Responsibilities" museum.

Take a look behind the scenes

Glenn Beck and Mercury One will be hosting the "Rights & Responsibilities" pop-up museum at Mercury Studios.