Glenn Beck: Arrogance in Washington

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I want to start with a phrase that could be the quintessential American ideal: All men are created equal. I don't think we've ever achieved it; even in the golden era of the American Revolution, it was short and fleeting. But we strive for it.

Do you agree we should strive for it? Before you answer that, take a look at video of Democratic Rep. Pete Stark that came out this week. Stark is the guy who taunted The Minutemen and asked how many illegals they killed. He was taking questions at a town hall meeting in Hayward, California about the power of the federal government:


REP. PETE STARK, D-CALIF.: The federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country.


WOMAN: You, sir, and people that think like you are destroying this nation.

STARK: Well, I'm sure glad you're here to save it. Makes me feel very comfortable.


These are his constituents and arrogance just oozes out of him. He's not even trying to hide it. Now, if this was just one lone arrogant jerk then I wouldn't be giving this clown the light of day, but it's not just him. I think this is how the overwhelming majority of our congressmen and senators view you. They hold you in contempt. They think you're stupid.

How many times have you called your representative's office, only to get hung up on or be given the runaround? How many times did you call to get information on a health care town hall or event and get lied to about the time and date of the event?

Why would they treat their own constituents this way? Because they can. They think you'll just go away.

We've got a show coming up soon — another one of my crazy ratings ploys: "Manifest destiny vs. divine providence."

Divine providence is the idea that you are just trying to live your life — working, raising a family, trying to live by God's principles — but doors are opened and things happen that could only be explained as the finger of God, who helps you along the way. The understanding of divine providence actually humbles those involved.

But just like all good things, the dark side turns it inside out, into something horrible. The opposite of divine providence is manifest destiny; it's "Get the hell out of our way, we're on a mission from God." And you see this from Andrew Jackson to Woodrow Wilson to today. What do you think Obama means when he says this:


BARACK OBAMA: My individual salvation is not going to come about without a collective salvation for the country.



OBAMA: I strongly believe that my personal story is wrapped up with the larger story of this country. That my individual salvation rests on our collective salvation.

OBAMA: What I found in my life is that my individual salvation depends on our collective salvation.

OBAMA: Our individual salvation depends on collective salvation.


What does that mean? He cannot be saved, unless we're all saved. That is a perversion. The point is that the president and progressives like him have put themselves in a position that they know something you don't know or are too stupid to figure out. So the smart people have to figure things out; it's their obligation to save you.

Is Obama making himself God? No. But the progressive movement wants to replace God with the state. They have the right to punish, to take away rights, grant favors and decide who lives and who dies. The state has become God and it's for the good of the collective. If you disagree, well, you have to be stopped. They know best.

That's why Pope Benedict says this: "Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine but demonic."

Demonic not divine.

Now, help me figure this one out: They say they want to help you. Well let's look at the difference between a democracy and a republic. What's the difference?

A pure democracy operates by direct majority vote of the people; the majority feeling rules.

A republic is what we currently have: You elect representatives who then go to work for you. You don't have time to read the 2,500-page bills coming out one after another, so you hire someone to do it for you. Which makes the arrogance of John Conyers even more amazing when he says this:


REP. JOHN CONYERS: I love these members that get up and say, "read the bill." What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?


That's like a truck driver saying, "Why would I do all that driving? Have you seen how many miles that is?" He's supposed to do that so I don't have to! That's what we pay him for. But if they think that the bills are too confusing and long for them to read, why do they want more democracy? How can they expect you (the stupid one) to read it? You're too stupid to know universal health care is good, that TARP is for the best, but they are pushing for more voice from you? That doesn't seem consistent.

Only way to make those consistent is that they are only telling the truth on half of it. Are they really empowering you and lying about being arrogant? Or are they truly elitists and getting you to be like sheep to be led into the barn — that's for you to decide. But it's kind of obvious.

Have you ever played poker? Pete Stark is a tell — something that gives away your hand. These guys are at best a tell, but I think more so they are just tired of playing the game: We're close, let's just take it!

Same with progressive Bill Maher, who says the stupid people have to be dragged into health care:


BILL MAHER, HBO: Forget this stuff. You can't get Americans to agree on anything. Sixty-percent? Sixty-percent of people don't believe in evolution in this country. He just needs to drag them to it. Like I just said, they're stupid. Just drag them to this. Get health care done with or without them...


America, you might think these are isolated events, that they are not connected. But here's what about Walter Lippman — icon in the press industry — says: "The common interests very largely elude public opinion entirely and can be managed only by a specialized class whose personal interests reach beyond the locality."

In other words: You're too stupid or greedy to understand.

How about when the president's favorite blog, Arianna Huffington's The Huffington Post, wanted to understand Sarah Palin. Here's Arianna's conclusion: "It's not Palin's positions people respond to — it's her use of symbols."

No, that's not what it is. They like the fact that she's real. She says what she means and means what she says. People are starving for someone that is real, not calculating. Does Arianna believe Sarah Palin is equal to her? Of course not.

How about President Obama, who knows the Cambridge police acted stupidly and knows the Arizona police will act stupidly. He doesn't need to meet the head of BP, he already knows what those people are like. Does he believe all men are created equal?

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How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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