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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!

Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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