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Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government


by Glenn Beck

GLENN: Yes, that's right. It is Arguing With Idiots, New York Times number one best seller along with New York Times number one best selling book now for how many weeks? Sixteen weeks? Common Sense. Arguing With Idiots. If common sense is the cancer, the cure is Arguing With Idiots. It's for when your idiot friend says something like this:

PAT: Okay, Mr. Racist, I know why you love the founding fathers so much. Because they love slavery.

GLENN: Really? Actually many of our founding fathers opposed slavery see, this is in the book. Many of our founding fathers opposed slavery and said so outwardly.

PAT: Really? I bet you can't name one.

GLENN: Well, I can

PAT: Not one.

GLENN: 271, that's Page 271 of Arguing With Idiots if you well, I got James Madison right there. Quote: Great as the evil of slavery is, a dismemberment of the union would be worse.

PAT: I bet you can't name two, though.

GLENN: All right, George Washington: There is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.

PAT: Oh, big deal. A couple of quotes out of context.

GLENN: Hang on a second. I'm not finished here. How about John Adams: Every measure of prudence therefore ought to be assumed for the eventual total extirpation of slavery from the United States. I have, throughout my whole life, held that the practice of slavery is an abhorrence.

PAT: All right, I

GLENN: And Benjamin Franklin said

PAT: I get it!

GLENN: Franklin said slavery, an atrocious debasement of human nature.

PAT: Yes, but...

GLENN: And Alexander Hamilton said, quote, slaves, by the laws of God and nature, were capable of acquiring liberty. And when the captor in war threw a fit to give them liberty, the gift was not only valid but irrevocable.

PAT: I understand, but

GLENN: And James Madison again, we have seen the mere distinction of color and what it has made in the most enlightened period of time. A ground of the most oppressive dominion ever exercised by man over man.

PAT: Okay, okay! But you can't deny that they made slaves only 3/5ths of a person! You can't deny that! It's in the Constitution!

GLENN: Yeah, I love this one.

PAT: Why did they wrote in, they wrote their racism in!

GLENN: Even Condoleezza rice said this just the other day!

PAT: Right, they wrote it into the Constitution.

GLENN: Right, now why did they do that? Why did they do that?

PAT: Because they didn't like them?

GLENN: No, no.

PAT: They didn't like them?

GLENN: They didn't read the book. May I?

PAT: They didn't like them, slaves.

GLENN: Well, because they saw it as the only way possible to eventually end slavery. 3/5ths a person was not the value of their life. It was the value in the census. Think ACORN. If slaves counted as full citizens, the South would have so much more representation that slavery would never ever be able to be stopped. For example, Governor Morris who assisted James Madison in the drafting of the Constitution described slavery as a nefarious institution, the curse of heaven on states where it prevailed, end quote. Yet he argued that congressional representation should be based on one for every 40,000 free inhabitants. In fact, he opposed the 3/5ths compromise because he felt that it would still allow the southern states enough representation to keep slavery going indefinitely.

PAT: Oh, yeah?

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Well, let me tell you something. I saw you on TV last night.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PAT: In your giant suit jacket.

GLENN: See, here we go.

PAT: Who was that originally purchased for? The entire offensive line of the New York jets? I would say you were about 3/5ths the size of a gigantic hippo that jacket was designed for, or should I say 5/3rds, meaning 55 thirds? Meaning 500 hippos? Or more!

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it down:


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Every decision made by President Joe Biden has ended in "disaster," Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly joined the radio program to explain why he thinks there's only one "mechanism" Americans can use stop the Biden administration's mess.

"Give me one thing that [Biden] has done, just one, that's improved this nation. Everything that he has been involved with is a disaster. Everything from the COVID mandates, to the energy policies, to the economic policies, to the inflation, to Afghanistan, to the collapsing southern border, to the social woke business, to the denial of due process. Right across-the-board, there isn't anything this man has done, or stood for, that's improved America," O'Reilly said.

"But there is no mechanism to do anything about it until a year from this November: the midterm elections. That's the only mechanism that we have, under the Constitution. We elected this guy and he's there for four years. You neutralize him next November [2022], with the Republicans taking back the House and Senate, then he's done. [He] can't do anymore damage because you've got him in a hole. And he's not going to be proactive with executive orders. He's just going to stay there in his jammies for two more years. OK? So that's the only mechanism."

O'Reilly also tore into the corporate media for using its power to defend Gen. Mark Milley after news of his China calls broke. Is there any deterrence in American society anymore to keep our leaders and media in check?

"What does this say to the United States of America when you have two of the most powerful information agencies in the world — NBC, Comcast, and AT&T, CNN — actively deceiving you?" O'Reilly said. "They know what they're doing. And yet there is absolutely no way for anyone to hold them accountable other than not watching them, which has, of course, happened. You know they have no audience. But just the corruption level of the information flow to the American people is at an all-time high. We have never had a worse media in the history of this republic."

Watch the clip below to hear O'Reilly break it all down:

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