You're Being Set Up, America

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If you've been a long time viewer of this show and listener of my radio show, then you remember a time when the show was based in comedy. We looked at the news of the day and tried to get a point across in the funniest way possible. Today is a different story. The show is now about as funny as smallpox.

Recently, I got all kinds of heat for telling Forbes magazine that my company is an entertainment company. But they only printed half the quote. The rest of the quote was about how I very much believe the republic is on fire, I just don't think the best way to solve it is with a cartoon dog carrying a fire hose.

Look, I want an easy life too. I want to go to movies. I don't want to think about all the things we have to think about. But we are not protecting the republic just for us — this is for our children.

This land — if you believe the Founders — was found through divine providence. Which means we're holding a place for His purposes.

We've talked on this program about faith, hope and charity. And I'm going to be frank with you, when we started it up I wasn't sure exactly why this was the direction we needed to go in. But — and here's something you won't hear on TV — I introduced that theme because I felt led in that direction by the Spirit. I'm not sure exactly where this is going to lead, but I want to bring you not only the news of the day, but what's coming next, without being divisive or perceived as divisive.

That's going to be a struggle. Look at how Time magazine's Joe Klein described me, Sarah Palin and then Rush, over the weekend:


JOE KLEIN, TIME COLUMNIST: I did a little bit of research just before this show — it's on this little napkin here. I looked up the definition of "sedition" which is: Conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state. And a lot of these statements, especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and, to a certain extent Sarah Palin, rub right next — right up close to being seditious...


JOHN HEILEMANN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE: And you know, Joe's right and I'll name another person, name Rush Limbaugh who uses this phrase — constantly talks about the Obama administration as a regime...


The napkin makes me think Joe should have spend more time researching. The only piece of "evidence" cited is that Rush used the word "regime." Well, maybe John Heilemann should have done a little napkin journalism and googling before he went on the air; it may have helped him find out that the term "regime" was used 6,500 times to refer to the Bush administration since January 20, 2001. The host he was talking to used the term to describe Bush. And Heilemann himself used "regime" to describe the Obama administration at least four times.

But how is it seditious to disagree with the president? How is it seditious to say that Democrats and Republicans spend too much money? What is seditious about telling people to get involved and know your candidates before you vote?

I love my country. I don't hate government. I hate what we have allowed the country to become. I don't hate Obama. I pray for him every night with my children. I just disagree with him and progressives a lot. They think the Constitution is a living, breathing document that needs to change with the times. I do not.

I take President Obama at his word that he wants to fundamentally transform the country. I'm just asking the question "into what?" and trying to get the real debate out in the open.

What's seditious about that?

I may be the most naive person in America, but I thought that if I proved this, others would tell the truth. I don't think anyone else is coming on board, but that's OK. Because you and millions others like you know it. But we have an honesty shortage in America.

Here's the truth: The president is surrounded by radicals who want to fundamentally transform the country. If they told you the truth, they'd admit (not in a negative way) that their agenda is radical. But they are playing this game that they need to convince America that somehow they are not the radical ones; you are.

Imagine the bravado needed to believe that you can convince Americans that they are the problem. It's like if someone broke into your house, holds you at knifepoint, police arrive and the bad guy says you broke in. We don't know what to say. How do people not see that?

Tea Party goers are actually peaceful, polite and friendly. They are your parents or your grandparents. Politico reported on a 23-year-old African-American who went to find out: "Obviously I have political disagreements, but I cannot lie. I cannot say that people have been anything but nice to me. They have been shaking my hand.... I will definitely walk away from this with a new understanding of the Tea Party."

Robert McCartney, a liberal Washington Post columnist, did the same thing and found out that: "Tea Party members are not seething, ready-to-explode racists" and that "none was clamoring for civil disobedience, much less armed revolt."

There are two examples of people willing to tell the truth that I disagree with politically. There needs to be a lot more who realize it. But the way things are going, we can't wait around for the rest to get it.

We are being shoved into a place we can't stand. I think there's a set up going. The idea is to convince you that you are a radical — out of the mainstream. And the administration — made up of former '60s radicals — is an American monument.

I want you to remember two phrases: "Don't confuse hate with the truth" and "not racist, not violent, just not silent anymore." Keep those in mind when you hear stories like this:

Over the weekend, Bill Clinton said this:


FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: A lot of the things that have been said, they — they create a climate in which people who are vulnerable to violence because they're disoriented, like Timothy McVeigh was, are more likely to act. And the only point I tried to make was that we ought to have a lot of political dissent, a lot of political argument. Nobody is right all the time. But we also have to take responsibility for the possible consequences of what we say. And we shouldn't demonize the government or its public employees or its elected officials. We can disagree with them. We can harshly criticize them. But when we turn them into an object of demonization, you know, you — you increase the number of threats.


You've got to be kidding me. Americans started this country with a distrust of government. Read George Washington's words. The Tea Party doesn't want to fire bullets; they just want to fire politicians.

This is an attempt to silence you.

Remember, in a crisis, 10 percent make the wrong decision; 80 percent wait for someone to tell them what to do; 10 percent lead the others to safety. You have to figure out what category you are in.

You may disagree with Tea Party goers, but they are not Timothy McVeigh. Timothy McVeigh was an American monster.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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