Glenn Beck: P.C. parents!

GLENN: One thing that we all have to promise ourselves is that we're going to now get involved and we're not going to take it anymore. We're not going to sit idly by and say, I'm not going to cause any trouble. We have to speak our mind. We have to stand up for what is right. We also have to change our own lives personally. We all have to say, I'm not going to tell on a lie to myself, to my family, to any business. I'm going to be honest in all of my business dealings. I'm going to pay my taxes fairly. I'm going to do I'm going to do all the things that will keep me on the right side of things, but then I am going to speak out and I'm not going to take it anymore. Pat's had this decision to make. He's just recently moved from Texas to the New York area where things are slightly different in the New York area than they are in Texas.



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STU: Slightly.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Especially when it comes to raising kids and standards of what you do. For instance, competition.

PAT: Yeah. I've got my kids in baseball and they've been in baseball for a really long time and I went to a Little League meeting. This was about I don't know a month and a half ago. It was before the season started. The season is going on now, but before the season started, they had a parents meeting. The kids weren't invited and we just got together in this high school auditorium and get the baseball season and lay it all out. And I couldn't wait because, you know, it's been a while since we've been able to play baseball, between the move and getting settled here and it's just been a hassle. So, I was really psyched about it and here's our first baseball meeting and then they laid out the season. Now, keep in mind my son who's 12 plays in the highest level of Little League. He's in the majors division.

GLENN: So, he's an elitist.

PAT: He's an elitist.

GLENN: He's had opportunity others haven't had.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I understand that.

PAT: To some of the kids on the team, but that's kind of their mind set. When I got the call, I was a little I was a little perplexed pause they said, Now, your son wasn't here for tryouts. So, how would you describe his playing ability? And I told them and I said, Why? Isn't there a draft? Oh, no. There's no draft. We're just trying to make sure all the teams are as equal as possible. Okay. I just let that one slide.

Glenn: Uh huh. Well, you didn't know for sure.

PAT: I didn't know. I didn't know for sure. I just thought, well, they just want good competition. That's fine. So, I'm there in the auditorium. There's probably 150, 200 parents and he lays out the whole season and in the majors, in the highest division of Little League baseball, they're not going to keep track of standings for anybody's record during the course of the whole regular season. I think we play 16 games. They're not keeping track and they're going on and on and on. Nobody is saying anything. I'm looking around thinking, what?

GLENN: Am I alone? The answer is Yes.

PAT: So, then they finally get to the question and answer session and they any questions? I'm way up at the top and they call on me and I stand up and I said, Did I misunderstand? Are you saying there are no standings kept during the entire regular season in the majors division? Yes. Uh huh. Why? Like, well, I that's my question. Why?

GLENN: (Laughter.)

PAT: Why wouldn't you keep track?

GLENN: What did she say?

PAT: Her actual answer to me, one of the other officials stood up and said, Well, we want to make sure that at the end of the season, all of our teams are basically 500. Wait a minute. So, wait a minute. Your goal for everybody during the course of the year, for my son included, at the end of the year is total mediocrity? You want them all to be 500 on the season? That's your goal? Well, no. We don't put it like that.

GLENN: I know you don't put it that way.

PAT: I'm sure you don't, but that's what our striving for, complete and utter mediocrity. Well, that's what the playoffs are for. Well, whose the regular season for? What are you doing all year, by teaching them that competition is not important, that they shouldn't be striving for excellence, that they're not supposed to get better?

GLENN: Did you say all of this?

PAT: I said up to the point of, yeah, what's the rest of the regular season for. And then I'm looking around for help and I'm thinking, Okay, somebody's going to join me. Not one parent stood up and supported me on that. Not one. They're all okay with it. They're all, like, yeah, this is what we do here. What's your problem? What? Are you from Texas? Well, yes. In Texas, where we have lesion that keep track of the scores and the standings during tee ball games! Tee gall, five year olds. I walked by a tee ball you know, they have a separate little field in Texas, in Houston, for tee ball fields and I walk by the I walk by that field and the scoreboard, 32 29. I mean, they just they keep score and they keep track. It's the only place in the world that I know of that keeps track of tee ball.

GLENN: Here's the thing. When my daughters were playing tee ball, I had this conversation: Why, why are we going to tee ball? And my wife said, Well, so the kids can go play baseball. Uh huh. I don't know much about sports, but this doesn't resemble baseball at all.

PAT: You're exactly right.

GLENN: And she said, what are you talking about?

PAT: It's worthless.

GLENN: And I said, the first time, the first time I went, everybody gets a home run. In the tee ball, the way it was structured, everyone gets to home.

PAT: Uh huh, yeah. If you get thrown out at first, which is rare, but if you do, you can still stay on base.

GLENN: Yeah. And I said

STU: What?

Pat: Oh, yeah. You didn't know that. Oh, yeah, if you get thrown out at first, they leave you there because they don't want to hurt your feelings.

GLENN: I said, this is the most ridiculous well, it's teaching them how to play. Kids don't need to be taught how to play! Do you want to do this? Let's go outside and play! This is structured nonsense.

PAT: Yes

STU: Yes, but if you don't have tee ball for really small kids, they'll never hit the ball and the game will last forever. It's, like, you don't put a kid on a fast motorcycle. You put them on training wheels for a little while.

GLENN: I have no problem with the tee ball. I get that.

PAT: But go by the rules of the game. That was always my thing.

GLENN: Yeah. Somebody puts it you're playing you're a five year old, but you're playing against other five year olds.

PAT: Yes, yes.

Glenn: So, everybody's skill sucks. You know? If I'm going up to even I could get a home run every time if my skill level oh, no. I can't use that. Okay. If you're going in to play against the five year olds, then we balance the game maybe.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Because the five year olds are going to go, What are we doing?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: But there's no sense in any of this. I don't understand how we are we are teaching our children from the beginning that competition is bad.

PAT: Exactly right. And that's you know, it's somewhat understandable because you can make the case, well, they're five and you don't want to get them too excited about the competition right away, but these are 11 and 12 years old in the major division of the highest level of Little League and you're still giving them that nonsense?

GLENN: Hang on. I just want you to I just wanted you to know a couple of things. When I was at the first game of tee ball and I'm complaining that it was this is ridiculous, this is ridiculous, that's when a parent stood up and was, like, screaming at their five year old, hurry up. Don't drop the ball! And I heard this about three times and I finally looked at the guy and I said, Jack, the score's going to end tied. I don't know if you figured that one out yet. Relax. I mean, you know, there's something to be said for competition and then it's also there's a few of the parents that you're, like, relax.

Pat: Very true.

GLENN: And that's the balance. Everything is about balance. It really is. Are unions bad? No. Are companies bad? No. Are there bad unions? Yes. Bad companies? Yes. When do they usually go bad? When they've lost all balance, when they're just in it for themselves and that's it.

STU: But this is to typical about how we've decided as a society to handle these problems. Here is the central government, essentially, the league management, trying to legislate out bad parents. You can't do that by changing the score and removing that stuff. The people are still there.

GLENN: I know that you you need to start a you need to find some like minded parents.

PAT: I know. I know. I've been thinking about that.

GLENN: You need to write a letter in the editor in the paper and say, What's the deal? Don't use your real name. But what's the deal? Anybody want to contact me? This P. O. box. (Laughter.)

PAT: (Laughter.)

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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