Glenn Beck: America no longer a leader?




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GLENN: Our theme this year is just that: Remember who we are. Remember what we've accomplished. Remember what we're capable of. Remember what our freedom really means and how we got it and how fragile it is. Remember that if we go away, who's left? If we go away, where do people around the rest of the world go to for freedom and hope? Where is it? China? We were instrumental in the downfall of the wall of the Soviet bloc. Ronald Reagan, the Pope and Margaret Thatcher are responsible for what happened, especially in Poland. The three, the three heads really worked together to help those people be free. On the inside there was a leader, his name was Lech Walesa. If you remember him, you remember him as a very brave freedom fighter. Well, he just sat down for an interview in Illinois of all places. Now, it's been translated, but listen to what Lech Walesa now says about the United States of America.

WALESA: The world has no leadership. The United States was always the last resort and hope for all other nations. There was the hope that whenever something was going wrong one could count on the United States. Today we lost that hope. Today we have hope in (inaudible), his generation which puts one more time in present values.

REPORTER: Addressing an American audience and telling them that their country no longer leads the world politically or morally is some pretty tough love. We asked the president if he thinks America is in even deeper jeopardy.

From an outside perspective, from somebody who has witnessed communism up close, is there a justifiable worry that America is beginning to move towards, more towards socialism?

WALESA: Yeah, it looks a little bit like, that issue with those banks. So this indicates that it's a little bit in this direction. It's not bad. Yeah, there's big challenges, the state of taking care of people. Well, like a subject for discussion, the political campaigns are good. But when the government stopped doing it, it basically puts a lot of money and wasted.

GLENN: We have Greece on the verge of collapse. We have Nancy Pelosi saying that they are going to pole vault, they will do whatever, they are going to get this healthcare thing done, for the American people. The American people don't want it. How many times do we have to say this? We don't want it. You have the president coming out with a new budget that is the biggest deficit that we've ever run. What is it? $3.8 trillion budget. What is the deficit in this one? And it includes, to pay for all of these things, it includes stuff we don't currently have, like cap and trade. He's including in next year's budget, which is released today, phantom money from cap and trade. Excuse me? Where is is there legislation that is being passed now on cap and trade? Excuse me? It is fascinating to me that more Americans don't see it but it is of great hope to me that so many Americans now do. I have to warn you if you are in the these tea parties, warning: The GOP is going to try to do everything they can to coopt you. If you're somebody who believes that the Republicans are the solution, well, God bless you. If you believe that there are good people in the Republican and the Democratic Party, I stand by you. You know, remember Barack Obama's trying to make this look like the Republicans aren't ones that stopped healthcare. They weren't! The Democrats had a 60 seat majority! They couldn't get it done! There was no problem that they had the votes if all of the Democrats wanted it. But the Democrats, some of them did not. The argument is inside the Democratic Party, along with the Republican Party.

You know, I was in Nancy well, might as well be Nancy Pelosi's state. I was in South Carolina, Lindsey Graham's state, I'm going to start calling him Nancy Graham. I mean, why don't you throw a skirt on, man, for the love of Pete. So I'm with, I mean, South Carolina and Nancy Graham is, you know, a progressive and Bill O'Reilly and I are backstage and I said, I hate that guy. And he said, oh, he's a good man. And I said, oh, I don't mean I really hate him. I don't even know him. I hate what he's doing. Was he in a car accident or something? And Bill looked at me and said, what? I said, seriously was he in a car accident? Didn't he have like a massive personality change? Want he a conservative?

Stu, do you remember Lindsey Graham as a conservative before he went all Nancy on us?

STU: Not really.

GLENN: Really?

STU: I would say no, I don't really remember that.

GLENN: Pat, do you remember that?

PAT: I do.

GLENN: I remember thinking that I could be wrong but I remember thinking Nancy Graham being an okay guy that you could like, okay, well, at least Nancy's coming.

PAT: I said that on stage to the people of Charleston. Wasn't he at one time a pretty rock solid conservative. And there seemed to be a lot of...

STU: I also remember him with the gang of X and the gang of Y. And still to this day good on war, though. That might be what you're thinking of.

GLENN: You know what the deal is? Here's the thing. Nancy became good friends with John McCain. And John McCain convinced him, hey, the way to get progress done is to work together. Yeah, you are right, that is the way to get things done. You work together. But not violating your principles and the principles of free market, small government and the Constitution! My guess is that progressives in the Republican Party are going to start moving towards Barack Obama's way on this healthcare, will you know what? We'll introduce remember Barack Obama? You just put it on my desk, I want to see your okay, we'll do it. And it will be from John McCain and the Nancy Grahams of the world and they will it will be progressive city. It will be progressive lite, but it will give them the structure that they need to grow it. Warning: I've had several calls this weekend from people who were involved in tea party meetings and GOP meetings. How do we coopt these people? Be very careful. And my warning to the GOP and the Democrats, because I want to play some audio for you here in a second. Do you remember my prediction, what was it, a month ago? I said, you watch. The progressives are going to start imaging themselves because they are going it is becoming so unpopular so quickly to be a progressive that they are going to start imaging themselves as populists. Wait until I play this audio for you. They are also trying to explain the tea parties in a way that, well, the populists are progressive, progressive and populist were one and the same really. Really? We have a lot in common with the tea partygoers. Because here's what they are really saying. Really? We'll give that to you here in just a second. Be careful who you crawl into bed with. Make sure that you are basing yourself on values and principles. Because right now everybody wants your vote. Make them sweat for it. And make sure that they have values and principles that line up with you.

It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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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?

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