Glenn Beck: Prez approves of Ground Zero mosque



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GLENN: Have you noticed a trend that he kind of reveals himself when he's not on prompter? I would like to know if the his pocket was vibrating about halfway through these comments, because I think maybe George Soros might have said, get him on the Blackberry, as he was saying this on Friday.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Let me be clear.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: As a citizen and as president, I believe that Muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. (Applause).

PAT: Good comment.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That includes the right to build a place of worship in a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan.

GLENN: Mmm hmmm. Now, for anybody who said when they wanted to know whether this was a good idea or not, "I don't know; let me check with an attorney," there you have your answer and this came as a surprise to me because I didn't know that in this country that everybody has a right to build something, you know

PAT: A religious edifice?

GLENN: A religious edifice.

PAT: Who knew.

GLENN: I didn't know that.

PAT: They were keeping that pretty quiet.

GLENN: Is that the Fourth Amendment?

PAT: I think it's the 16th.

GLENN: The Sixteenth Amendment.

PAT: Or the 60th, something like that.

GLENN: Because it's a rather new one I'm not familiar with, the right of freedom of religion.

PAT: That's wacky. Really?

GLENN: For those of you who were looking for an attorney's point of view on this, apparently it's somewhere in the Constitution. It might be in the good and plenty clause that you have a right to worship God in this country.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Wow. Who saw that coming.

GLENN: I didn't. Now, because whenever he says, let me be clear, he's not, he had to go and clarify his "Let me be clear" speech that he gave on Friday, and here's what he said.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, the you know, my intention was to simply let people know what I thought which was that in this country.

GLENN: Country.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We treat everybody equally.

GLENN: Okay, stop for a second. Hang on just a second. So do we do that in this country? Do we treat everybody equally?

PAT: No.

GLENN: What do you mean?

PAT: I mean, there's many examples of that.

GLENN: Oh, give me one.

PAT: Well, let's see.

GLENN: Progressive income tax.

PAT: Yeah, how about that?

GLENN: No.

PAT: No?

GLENN: No, I won't take that one. I gave you that one.

PAT: You gave it to me and now you won't take it?

GLENN: I won't take that one because they haven't paid their fair share. People are equal, just some people are more equal than others.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: So give me another one.

PAT: The healthcare, the new healthcare bill.

GLENN: What do you mean?

PAT: Well, only the richest 1% pay any taxes on that.

GLENN: Yeah, but that's almost like the progressive income tax thing. That's still just, that's a good or a service or something like that.

PAT: Healthcare? No, that's a right. That's a new right.

GLENN: Oh, that's right, that's in the good and plenty clause.

PAT: That's in the good and plenty clause, that's right.

GLENN: That's right next to build a mosque right next to anywhere that is really, really inappropriate.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Now, I find it interesting that he is, he's talking about how we treat people equally here. I don't think we do. I don't think we do. And I really thought that that is kind of what the equal rights movement was all about, the Civil Rights Movement, the equal rights movement, it was kind of like, we don't treat people equally here and so maybe we should treat people equally.

PAT: That's what you thought that was about?

GLENN: Well, I did up until recently.

PAT: Well, Al Sharpton clarified that.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: You know, when he told us it was about equal stuff.

GLENN: Yeah, that's right. He wasn't talking about putting a black man in the White House.

PAT: No.

GLENN: It was equal stuff in everybody's house.

PAT: In everybody's house.

GLENN: So that was a good clarifier there.

PAT: Yeah, it was.

GLENN: I didn't see that coming. I didn't know that. Okay. So here's some more.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: With the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion.

GLENN: Didn't know that.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I was not commenting and I will not comment.

GLENN: He will not.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: On the wisdom of making a decision to put a mosque there.

GLENN: Right.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I was commenting very specifically on the right to people that dates back to our founding. That's what our country's about. And I think it's very important that

GLENN: Okay.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: you know, as difficult as some of these issues are, you know, we need to stay focused on who we are as a people and what our values are all about.

PAT: And I think that now you could count on one finger the number of times this guy has spoken about the rights that date back to our founding.

GLENN: On one finger?

PAT: I think on one finger.

GLENN: Are we counting

PAT: I think that's it.

GLENN: Are we counting all the knuckles?

PAT: I think we're counting knuckles, I think we're counting toes. You know, if you included everything, you just need one finger.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Huh.

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: Because I haven't heard him really talk about defending the Constitution.

PAT: No

GLENN: Because what the Constitution is really is a charter of negative liberties.

PAT: Negative liberties, yeah.

GLENN: When it really should be a charter of the things that the government must do for you and not those things that the government

PAT: And unfortunately

GLENN: Right.

PAT: As radical as a lot of people thought the Warren court was.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: It didn't go far enough.

GLENN: It didn't go far enough.

PAT: It didn't go far enough.

GLENN: To quote someone, I'm not really sure.

PAT: A redistributive change in America. You know what I mean?

GLENN: Well, I mean

PAT: Do you know what I'm saying?

GLENN: You know what the problem with the Civil Rights Movement was.

PAT: What was it?

GLENN: Well, they didn't really take into consideration all of the organizations, all of the community organizations, all of the businesses and that could really be cobbled together.

PAT: Gosh, that's sounding familiar. That's sounding familiar.

GLENN: I'm trying to remember exactly.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent, as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it's been interpreted, and the Warren court interpreted it in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties.

PAT: Negative.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Says what the states can't do to you, says what the federal government can't do to you, but it doesn't say what the federal government or the state government

GLENN: Should do.

PAT: Must do.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And that hasn't shifted. And one of the I think tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement.

GLENN: It's a tragedy, it is.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Because the Civil Rights Movement became so court focused.

GLENN: Court focused.

PAT: See.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I think that there was a tendency to lose

PAT: A tendency.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: track of political and community organizing

GLENN: Yes.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change.

PAT: There you go.

GLENN: I think the coalition

PRESIDENT OBAMA: In some ways we still suffer with that.

GLENN: We do suffer from that.

PAT: It's a tragedy.

GLENN: And it is a tragedy that they haven't broken free of the

PAT: The constraints our founders put.

GLENN: On the Constitution.

PAT: I hate that.

GLENN: That's the thing that I when I think of the mosque, I think to myself, gee, if they could only break free of some of the fundamental restraints put on in the Constitution by our founders.

PAT: Oh, you know what would be great.

GLENN: What?

PAT: Is fundamental transformation so that you could break free from some of those restraints.

GLENN: Well, that, I mean, as radical

PAT: That would be great!

GLENN: As radical as some people might think that fundamental transformation is and changing the Constitution from a charter of negative liberties to a charter of positive liberties, you know, the things that the government should and must do for you, you know, what I think one of the tragedies of the first 18 months of the Obama administration has been is that we have forgotten about all of the, all of the basic power of coming in and putting, you know, for instance, Siberia or the gulags or a KGB like organization and, you know, kind of the, cobble together the foundation of power, these organizations that could be the foundation of power.

PAT: Of real power.

GLENN: Of real power.

PAT: That shut people up.

GLENN: Yeah, where you could really have some redistributive change.

PAT: (Laughing). And it's a tragedy that they haven't done that yet.

GLENN: It is.

PAT: They haven't done that yet.

GLENN: That is the tragedy of the first 18 months of this administration.

PAT: A lot of people would say that. There are those who would say they should have done that by now.

GLENN: There are those that would say that and I believe are saying that right now.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: And many of them I'm sure will be attending that new mosque.

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'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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