Caller: Glenn for Prez!


Linda's list on why Glenn should be President

1. Glenn isn't a politician

2. Glenn is an honest broker

3. Glenn understands the history of the country and what it means today

4. Glenn understands the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and will hold to those principles

5. Glenn doesn't want to change the country into something else

6. Glenn is a capitalist, and he believes in the free market system

7. Glenn knows failure and he knows what it means to fail

8. Glenn admits when he is wrong

9. Glenn believes in God and understands the role that this plays in our government

10. Glenn, like Washington, doesn't want the job. And, when he's finished, he'll go home, plus has a great, great chalkboard


 

GLENN: Let's see. Let me go to, let me go to Linda in Louisiana. Hello, Linda.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn.

GLENN: Hi.

CALLER: How are you today?

GLENN: Good, how are you?

CALLER: I'm good. That last call was a real... but anyway, that's not why I called.

GLENN: All right.

CALLER: You are not going to like this.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

CALLER: But I have written something and I actually came across it again this morning. So it's kind of something that's been around for a little while in my mind, and here goes. I hope you let me get through this whole thing.

GLENN: I'm very nerve I'm very nervous. Have you talked to our phone screener yet?

CALLER: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: All right. Go ahead.

CALLER: Yeah. Ten reasons why Glenn Beck should be president: One

GLENN: No.

CALLER: He isn't a politician

GLENN: No.

CALLER: But he's a patriot.

GLENN: No, no, no.

CALLER: Case in point, 9/12. Hush up. Let me finish. Number two, he is an honest broker. Number three, he understands

GLENN: I'm making my list, Linda.

CALLER: Let me finish.

GLENN: I'm making a list. It's point/counterpoint.

CALLER: I'll send it to you. He understands the history of the country and what it means today. Number four, he understands the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and will hold to these. Number five, he doesn't want to change the country into something else, but he would like to restore it to what it really should be. Number six, he's a capitalist, and he believes in the free market system. Number seven, he knows failure and he knows what it means to fail. Number eight, he admits when he is wrong. Number nine, he believes in God and understands the role that this plays in our government. Number ten, he, like George Washington, doesn't want the job. And, when he's finished, he'll go home, plus has a great, great chalkboard.

PAT: (Laughing). That's a pretty good list. That's a pretty good list.

GLENN: I've got eight. I could only write eight. Now let me speak. Linda

CALLER: I don't like it, I know you don't like it, I'm sorry, Glenn, but it's the truth. I have looked for George Washington. I have looked for all of them. And I can't find them anywhere! And the only person that even sounds like it, even acts like it is you. And I'd love to know how many other people out there feel the same way I do. And if you can't do it, my husband has a request. Would you please write and put together your plan, the real plan for what this country needs to do and put it on the Internet, Glenn. Let everybody see it! Show people what we need to do! Write it all out! Put it out there! We need it!

GLENN: Okay. Linda.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: I appreciate your feeling and I appreciate your passion. I really do. I am working as hard as I can and I'm working

CALLER: I understand, Glenn.

GLENN: I'm working as fast as I can.

CALLER: I know. I see how tired you are half the time. I can see it in your face. I can hear it in your voice. I know you're tired. But this is

GLENN: I know, I know. Linda, let me give you my list. Let me let me give you my list.

CALLER: Nero and how he was fiddling when Rome was burning. Well, guess what? The whole world seems to be on fire and what is the president doing? He's either dribbling or putting!

GLENN: All right, let me give you my list. First of all, reasons why I can't be the president of the United States: I'd actually use the nukes. Two, I have absolutely no political base. There is no one that would want me to be president of the United States as a the RNC, the DNC, it's just not going to happen. And with both of those machines against me in particular because of other things on the list, there's just not a chance of winning.

Three, there are much more qualified people out there. We just have to convince them. Anybody who anybody who has benefitted from this nation, it is time to go back even to our you know, one of the things I've been thinking about lately is you people who are retired, you're retired. Now, some people need to be retired at 65. Most do not. Get off the damn golf course! We need you. We need you to teach. We need you to teach our youth. For those people who have greatly benefitted and you are a former CEO or you're a former leader in anything, come back to work; we need you! Smarter people than me.

Four, my baggage of my life prior to this would disqualify me because of the way it would be used against me. The fact that there isn't an honest damn broker in the media, they will hold Jon Stewart up as a journalist, as a journalist and give him awards and they can somehow or another figure out when he's joking and when he's not joking but then everything I've ever said, most of which that gets me in trouble I've said as a joke in a Jon Stewart sort of fashion, that, of course, I mean realistically. There's not a chance.

Five, my wife and my family.

Six, my wife.

Seven, I came this close to losing my soul once before and I'm not going to lose my soul. And quite honestly, I just talked to a guy who was running for Senate. I spoke to him last night and I said, what makes you think you can go in there and not lose your soul? And he said, I'm not worried about it. And I said, then excuse me, sir, excuse me. You are exactly the kind that will because if you don't have a healthy dose of fear, you're going in against a machine. And quite honestly let me quote Ephesians: We are not battling flesh and blood. We are battling, I truly believe, the powers of darkness for our very souls, and it has nothing to do with Washington and it has everything to do with each of us.

And a selfish one at number eight: The president, the next president has to be a man that understands the patient has chemotherapy. This president that we have now and the people in office now will either convince you to do nothing, do little things, just eat better. Your heart has cancer. Just eat better, exercise. This president I think may in the end recommend that the heart is cut out because the heart is causing the problem. The next president has to convince the American people that they need chemotherapy. They need chemotherapy and it's going to hurt really, really badly. And I don't think I've tried. I've tried. I don't think I'm the guy that can convince them.

Linda, thanks for your call.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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