Glenn Beck: Establishment losing their grip




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GLENN: One is the O'Donnell story where the media is trying to do their best to take down O'Donnell and the establishment is doing it. The establishment has band themselves together. You have the GOP coming out and saying what a horrible candidate O'Donnell is. And quite honestly I think there's something wrong with this. There's something wrong. I mean, okay, really the things that we have on O'Donnell, I guess, is that, what was it? She didn't pay a bill, she's the anti masturbation candidate? I mean, I think I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's probably an okay stance to take. I mean, unless you want to be the, "Hey, I'm with playing for yourself with yourself all the time" candidate.

STU: Well, it's not like she's out advocating for a law to stop masturbation.

PAT: Right.

STU: She's Roman Catholic, that's all.

GLENN: And she's in a church and she made a statement something along the do we have the audio? We should get this today. Where she's making the statement of, hey, you know, maybe that's not the best idea.

STU: Yeah, she said basically, you know, we you know, God says to not have lust in your heart and it's pretty hard to masturbate without lust in our heart. It's not exactly an absurd point. I mean, you know.

GLENN: I mean, it's crazy.

STU: It's a private thing.

GLENN: Right.

STU: You know what I mean? She's advocating a position, essentially a group she's joined in her private life.

GLENN: Look, this is we're pro choice. We're pro choice here on this issue. If that's what you want to do in your own personal life, okay, go for it. I personally work so hard every day that I'm just too tired.

PAT: Really? Do you tell yourself I've got a headache?

GLENN: I've got a headache and a backache.

PAT: I'm sorry, I've got a headache.

GLENN: And I'm too sleepy tonight, honey. I mean, you know, how is this a bad thing to say that, you know, no, I don't think we should all we should maybe go out, talk to someone, have a get a girlfriend, okay?

STU: So that's basically what she said. She's like, you know, if I'm the wife and he's doing that, what does he need me for?

GLENN: Exactly right.

STU: That's what she says.

GLENN: And what is tied, what is tied to this? Pornography. Can you show me a study that shows that pornography is good for society, good for the family? It's not. Almost everything that we've got going on in our country right now can be tied with families can be tied directly to pore nothing avenue. It's insidious. So

STU: But you are not pushing for a law to ban it.

GLENN: I don't look.

STU: It's something and that's her point there. She's like, I don't think it's a good thing.

GLENN: Personal responsibility.

STU: My faith says it's not a good thing. Do you not just not Roman Catholics?

PAT: There was another deal, too, and it was a morally

GLENN: Oh, it was the one on Bill Maher.

STU: The Nazi thing which is even more absurd.

PAT: About lying.

STU: Yeah. Basically they said she said quickly that, hey, I don't think you should ever lie. And they said, well, you should never lie? What if you're hiding Jews and there are Nazis there asking you about it? And her answer was, well, look, you know, I think in that situation God would present an opportunity to not lie and save the Jews. Crazy! I mean, it's kind yes, she didn't say she

GLENN: Why is she rounding up Jews and killing them in their basement?

STU: That's essentially what they are saying about her and it makes I think it makes the average person say, look, if they are attacking her with this nonsense, yeah, what's

GLENN: Now here's the thing. There's something wrong here. I don't know what it is, but these guys in the GOP and maybe it's just that she's the straw that broke the camel's back. Or that there's something else that went on between the establishment and her that we're just not aware of. But she's being presented as the worst candidate of all time.

PAT: Well, and you can kind of understand that before the primary happened. You can say, okay, they had a vicious battle to win the primary. I get that. What I don't get

GLENN: There's something else.

PAT: Is something that's happened since the election.

GLENN: There's something else.

PAT: If you're the Republican Party and she's a Republican, you've got to throw everything behind her now.

GLENN: Right. I think it's because she's not going to play ball. And these guys, these Republicans, the establishment Republicans, they're not going to give up. I mean, they will this is my theory on the left. Democrats, you have gotten into bed, there are Democrats, then there are which are fine. Then there are liberal Democrats which are a pain in my neck but they're fine. Then there's the progressive who is not a Democrat, has cloaked himself as a Democrat. The progressive is the beginning of danger. But then you also have the revolutionary. Those are your slices of the Democratic Party. We can negotiate and deal with Democrats and liberal Democrats. Progressives are in both parties and they don't care. They don't care about anything except their own agenda. You want to talk about extremists, it's the progressives and the revolutionaries in the Democratic Party. Real revolutionaries.

Now, you look at O'Donnell. For some reason they are all attacking her and I have to ask myself, has anyone looked at Harry Reid's pet? Now, this is a quote from Harry Reid. He says I'm going to be very honest with you. Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. Quote: He's my pet. Let me tell you about him. He's a graduate of Yale Divinity School which should make you freak out if you know anything about Yale Divinity School. Yale Law School, two time national debate champion. He represents two thirds of the state now in elected capacity.

I don't know if you've ever seen him or heard him speak. He's a dynamic speaker. I don't mean loud or long. He's a communicator. So that's how I feel about Delaware. I've always thought Chris Coons was going to win. I told him that and I tried to get him to run. I'm glad he's running. I just think the world of him. Quote: He's my pet, end quote. This is Harry Reid.

Now, will someone look into Chris Coons because we have, and we'll have this story for you in just a few minutes on who he is. The guy's a Marxist. The guy's a staunch anticapitalist. You want to talk about a bad candidate, okay, you can talk about the masturbation thing all you want. Really? Is that what we've turned into in this country?

PAT: Between a Marxist and an antimasturbation candidate? I'm going the antimasturbation every time.

GLENN: Can I tell you something? I'm going to go if it's a Marxist and a masturbation, a pro masturbation candidate, I'm going to go with the masturbation man.

STU: You are saying that you think the philosophy of government might be more relevant to an election than the masturbation stance?

GLENN: Yes, I think so.

STU: That's interesting. That's interesting.

GLENN: I think so.

STU: That's a crazy take, Glenn. I don't know where you get that from.

GLENN: Yeah. Oh, the hyperinflation candidate over the hypothetical answer on Hitler candidate, I think I'm going to go with the hypothetical Hitler answer.

STU: You mean the one she said she still wanted to protect the Jews?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: But didn't want to lie about it?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: What a controversial mark!

GLENN: I know, I know. There's something wrong here. And if you happen to be listening and you're in the elite power circles and you don't want anything to do with it anymore, you call us or tip us off because there's something going on here. And maybe it's just that the elites are so hacked off that this is the straw that, you know, broke the camel's back but I don't think so.

STU: Well, you know, some people are saying, look, you know, it went from a heavily favored Republican seat to a heavily favored Democrat seat with that result.

GLENN: Right.

STU: And I still think there's a great chance that she wins because we've seen this happen over and over and over again in this cycle but it could just be that.

GLENN: Let me tell you something. The political class is doing the same thing that they always do. They did it with Marco Rubio. How far up is Marco Rubio?

STU: One poll has him up 16 now.

GLENN: If you A/B Marco Rubio and Crist, you see Marco Rubio is the candidate for Florida. If you A/B Coons, the Marxist, against the masturbation lady, I think we're going to go with the antimasturbation lady.

STU: Really that's not the title you want as a candidate, the masturbation lady?

GLENN: No, I rather have I would rather be known as masturbation man than, Marxist man! If I'm running for president or if I'm running for the Senate, I really think I would be rather known as antimasturbation man.

STU: Not if you are running for president in Cuba. Would you rather be the Marxist man.

PAT: Or the northeast apparently.

STU: Or the northeast.

PAT: Because we've got you know, you've got Sanders, you've got Coons, you've got these people who are just so far left, they are so far out of the mainstream.

GLENN: They are doing the same thing that they did with Barack Obama. They are not even talking about the other candidate.

PAT: No.

GLENN: They are not talking about who he is. You know, the last time and even if she loses, in 1994 Oliver North wanted to run for the Senate. He had been convinced by a bunch of Christian conservatives and people said, you know, these people didn't like the way the Republican establishment and where it was going in Virginia and they said, we have got to grab ahold of the reins in Virginia of the Republican Party. And the Republican Party went crazy because Chuck Robb was the candidate that the Republican thought would, "Oh, really, he... he'll be easily defeated if the right GOP candidate was chosen." Well, the people in Virginia bucked the establishment and they went with Oliver North. And Oliver North went in against Robb in the general election and Oliver North lost. But that's not where the story ends. Look what happened. It changed the debate. It helped Virginia and the Republican Party start to return to its conservative roots. Sometimes you lose a battle but you win the war. She's going to change the debate, if we continue to debate the real issues, which is money. How much money are we spending? Who can we possibly trust to shut that off? Who believes in small government and who believes in redistribution of wealth? That's what this is about. Not whether, you know, behind closed doors you do whatever it is you do. That's up to you and God. That's it. There's a massive game being played and it's being played by the Democrats and the Republicans. And for the good of the republic, I just know, I just know the American people are good and they are awake. Not all of them but they are awake. In the Democratic Party as well they are awake. And whether they go and they cross lines and vote for somebody else, I think they are going to just stay home. I think a lot of them will stay home. Because how do you vote for how do you you can't justify. Normal American Democrats, not the uber left but the normal people, the people like my grandparents were, people like my mother in law was. You know, they just, they're not into this. They're just not into this. They know that this is reckless spending and they are being lied to. And they're in bed with special interests. And they're collapsing the country. They know it. Just like many Republicans knew it when George W. Bush was doing it at the end. Now, the question is can they get past their politics and start looking at the values and principles, and I think yes. But there is an amazing group of people that have assembled to con you into changing what was it that Michelle Obama said? We're going to have to change our history, we're going to have to change our traditions? And one of them is in faith. And we have some amazing audio for you coming up in just a second.

I am an Irishman and in 2006, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend Independence Day in America. It was a magical experience I will never forget and one I am desperate to repeat.

Everything about the day was magical. I can remember every little detail: seeing the pure joy on people's faces when they saw family members, not seen since Christmas; enjoying burgers and hot dogs being grilled to perfection in the mid-afternoon; jumping on a boat and witnessing an awe-inspiring fireworks display with the feel of a cold beverage in my hand; coming ashore and sitting around an open fire, toasting marshmallows.

As fun as these activities were, they are NOT what made the day magical.

The day was and is made magical remembering WHAT Americans are celebrating: being thankful for the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence and the idea of America which improved EVERY aspect of our world.

I would be honored if you would allow me to share five pivotal points from the Declaration, explaining how they started America on the path to becoming an exceptional nation, and how you can learn from the founders' example today.

1 The Layout

Take a look around society today, and you will notice a prevalent theme. The majority of people are angry, upset, and frustrated. They love to highlight the parts of society they view as a problem and tear it down. This requires zero talent. Even newborn babies with no verbal skills and very little knowledge of the outside world will let you know when they are unhappy by crying for a clean diaper, food or attention.

History is filled with people complaining and starting wars because they feel they have been wronged and sought a future "free from their oppressor".

Thomas Jefferson and your founders were different. Before mentioning any issues with the King (they waited 1338 words), they first explained their vision and how America would be different from other nations. They boldly declared that all men were created equal and have a God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This principle of explaining what you are for has a long track record in American society and has long lead to effective change.

This principle of explaining what you are for has a long track record in American society and has long lead to effective change. This includes famous speeches by John F. Kennedy declaring, "We will go to the moon by the end of this decade," or the great Martin Luther King Jr. telling everyone how he "had a dream."

LESSON: Tell the world what you stand for -- not what you stand against!

2 Role of Government

I have spent over seven years with The Blaze, promoting your founding principles and explaining how America is unique and different to every other nation in the world. Every principle, policy, plan and idea can be traced back to one core principle: How we view government and its role in society.

On the surface of history, it is very easy to believe that our world is very different and would provide many different answers to this simple question.

Just look at our world today and you see many different power structures. England retains a monarch. European countries, like mine, are democracies. Iran is a theocratic-controlled country. Russia is an oligarchy. Inside those countries, you will notice differences in ideologies between communism, socialism, fascism, liberalism and even conservatism.

YES, they all look very different. However, if you look deeper into those countries, you will notice they all view government the exact same.

Government is a central agency that possesses the power to be the moral arbiters of society, the ability to be the great equalizer and most importantly they are the provider of rights.

Does this mean every government uses this power every day?

NO.

Clearly, there are governments around the world who are more open to freedom and view government as the last resort. However, every country believes government always has that power and there are situations when government must take control for the "greater good".

If you doubt this, look at the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Even countries that love to talk about freedom and identify as freedom-loving, removed their citizens' rights in the name of public safety. You witnessed everything from governments shutting down businesses, banning you from traveling more than three miles from your home, limiting the number of people you could have to visit your own house and enforcing you to wear a mask.

How could they do this? Because government is the power structure of all these countries and providers of rights. Any government that has the power to confer can also rescind them under the right circumstances.

Your founders were very clear that they did not share the world vision of an all-powerful government.

The idea of America is different. Your founders were very clear that they did not share the world vision of an all-powerful government. You can see this by reviewing the structure of the Constitution, but that foundation was started in the Declaration of Independence when they spoke about the Law of Nature and Nature's God, which highlights ALL rights come from God. You are born with these rights and it is the government's sole responsibility to ensure these rights are never taken away.

3 RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Take a step back and look at the public discourse today. You will notice the majority of people love to talk about their rights. My friends on the right love to talk about their right to free speech and guns. My friends on the left love to talk about their right to healthcare and abortions. When was the last time you saw anyone online talk about their duty and responsibilities? It's not a very popular topic.

Your founders were not dumb men.

Their genius was understanding the laws of nature and basic first principles. They researched world history -- from the great empires of the past to senates that were supposed to last forever, examining why they failed. While there are countless reasons for each, understanding one concept is critical. When freedom becomes all about rights and forgets about responsibilities, it creates a vacuum. Historically, the government always fills that vacuum. This creates a prime opportunity for a tyrant to come to power and solve a public need and always ends the same way - gaining more power and stripping you of your individual rights.

Your founders feared this vacuum and warned against it TWICE in the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. They spoke about your right to alter and abolish your government, instituting new safeguards. Then they spoke about your right, and duty, to throw off the government and provide new guards.

LESSON: Freedom without responsibility will always lead to tyranny.

4 RACIST FOUNDERS

As an outsider, nothing annoys me more than the constant attacks on your founders and their brilliance. Were they perfect? NOPE. Should they be worshipped like Idols? NOPE. Are there things we can improve upon? Yes. For example, it's 2021; why does the post office need to be included in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution?

Despite their flaws, they provided America with a great platform on which to build. If America is to survive and prosper, the IGNORANT attacks that America's founders were old racist white men with wooden teeth must stop. Why? Because it is a LIE!!!

I could write at length about this issue alone, but I will provide two simple facts.

Firstly, please close your eyes and imagine an actual racist (no, not your typical Donald Trump supporter). Imagine how they look, how they sound, what words they use and everything down to what aftershave they wear. Got that vision? Good. Now try imagining that vile, disgusting racist say the following:

ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL!

Did your vision say those words? Do you think people like David Duke would say them, let alone sign their name to a statement declaring this as a self-evident principle for the world to see?

Answer: NO!

The second fact requires you to have a reading of history before America. Thomas Jefferson could have very easily left these five powerful words out entirely or just use the accepted language of the day from the Magma Carta which stated:

"All FREE men are created equal."

If Jefferson and the founders were racist, why did they improve on the language of the day and declare this truth as self-evident?

If ...the founders were racist, why did they improve on the language of the day and declare this truth as self-evident?

5 FORGOTTEN FOUNDERS

If you look at culture and politics today, you will notice a common theme where everyone just wants to win, regardless of the cost. Society tells us winning is everything, and there is no room for failure. Is this true? Can society progress really progress without failure and sacrificing everything they have for the greater good?

American history is so vast and deep that it can be straightforward to focus on the great and famous leaders who survived like Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Franklin.

This particular weekend, I would like to briefly highlight three patriots who took the ultimate risk by signing the Declaration of Independence. They lost everything, and are sadly forgotten by many who teach history.

JOHN HART: John was a widowed farmer in New Jersey with 12 kids. He was rich, well-known in society, and employed many. When he signed the Declaration, troops attacked his farm with orders to execute him in Hopewell. He fled and eventually died in hiding.

FRANCES LEWIS: Frank was involved in international business and made a fortune on the mercantile exchange. Like John, he was rich, powerful and employed many. When he signed, he returned to find armed troops at his home, taking possession of it. They arrested his wife, starved and mistreated her and although she was later released, she soon passed away due to the horrific treatment.

RICHARD STOCKTON: Richard was a wealthy lawyer who studied at Princeton. He served on the New Jersey Supreme Court and had the respect of his peers. After signing, he was locked up, starved, tortured, and robbed of his possessions. His treatment was so bad that his final days were spent living on the charity of friends.

These brave men could have chosen a much easier road in life. They could have ignored the calls for Independence, paid any additional taxes to the King and still lived a great life. They had everything you would deem desirable in society -- money, earthly possessions, name recognition, and respect.

...these men... risked everything they had so everyone could have a brighter and freer tomorrow.

When they signed the Declaration of Independence, the only thing they could gain was an opportunity for absolute freedom. This ideal was so powerful that these men, and countless others, risked everything they had so everyone could have a brighter and freer tomorrow.

LESSON: Pursuing a higher aspiration is more important than winning.

Personal Request:

It is popular for Americans to say "Happy 4th" or "Happy 4th of July."

PLEASE STOP SAYING IT!

After reading this, realize how important and significant your founders to America and the world. It is disrespectful to them, their memory, their sacrifice, and everything they fought for. After all, would you go up to a Christian and say "Happy 25th?"

NOPE.

May I wish you and your exceptional nation a very HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

If you enjoyed this column, I released a special on The Blaze this week where I did a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence with KrisAnne Hall. You can listen for free on Apple or Spotify or The Blaze.

Glenn Beck predicts average Americans will not be eating beef in the future, thanks to America's current monopoly on meat processing that is all but destroying the small farmer.

There's already talk of switching to lab-engineered or plant-based "meat" and severely limiting how much land is used for cattle grazing. One of the strongest voices in Congress pushing back against these plans is Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.).

Rep. Massie joined Glenn on the radio program to explain how farmers are being demolished by big-market regulations, but also to share some ways Congress can fight back. He gives an update on his efforts to pass the PRIME Act and solve the looming meat crises, without getting the government too involved.

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Retired U.S. Navy Chief Master-at Arms Sean Cahill is an eyewitness to the well-documented "Nimitz encounters" with unidentified aerial phenomena, or UPA — otherwise known as UFOs.

Cahill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail exactly what he — and others — witnessed and to explain why the nine-page report on UFOs recently released by Congress isn't as lacking in information as some are saying.

In 2004, Cahill was stationed on board the missile cruiser USS Princeton, which along with the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, was part of a Navy carrier strike group conducting training exercises off the coast of Southern California. He told Glenn that Senior Chief Operations Specialist Kevin Day reported multiple "strange and worrisome" anomalous contacts on the Princeton's state-of-the-art radar system.

"[Day] had been picking up anomalous contacts on the AEGIS radar system that were coming in at sub-orbital altitudes, then going down to 80,000 feet," Cahill said. "And then, what was spectacular, was that they were immediately translating down to sea level. And then there were groups of them proceeding in a southerly direction, against the wind."

"This was so strange and worrisome to Kevin, that he began a series of diagnostics," he continued. "He and a radar tech named Voorhis, both rebooted the system numerous times. They double-checked everything, triple-checked. And finally, Kevin went to our captain and said, 'Sir, I'm pretty sure that we have real contacts. These are not ghosts in the system, based on the upgrade.'"

"It's highly unusual and frankly impossible for most of our vehicles that aren't ballistic weapons systems, because to de-orbit a craft requires a certain specific set of maneuvers to reenter the atmosphere," he added. "So, not only were these appearing beyond where the AEGIS radar system could pick them up, they were in space. They were then translating down to an altitude that even our best aircraft don't operate very well at."

Cahill went on to explain how air defensemen, sent to attempt an intercept of the UAP, observed an area of "roiling" water approximately the size of a 737 aircraft. "And around it, were these Tic Tac-shaped objects that were matte white in color, approximately 30 feet long, with no control surfaces. No means of compulsion. No markings, whatsoever. And they were darting around, instantaneously, like ping-pong balls" he said.

"What we encountered that week was unlike anything we had ever seen before," Cahill continued. "The night that the pilots returned with the gun camera footage, before we had seen it on board Princeton, I was out on the port side bridge wing with the port watch. Approximately 45 degrees up in the sky, at 2,000 feet off the port bow, I saw five to seven lights in a completely clear and cloudless sky. It was about 10 o'clock at night, and these five to seven lights all moved toward the center of their formation that they were in, and each instantaneously disappeared. They blinked out. But they didn't show any kind of movement or propulsion."

"This action completely matched what we were seeing on radar. And completely matched what the pilots returned with on the gun camera footage," he said. "The next morning, when myself and the other chief petty officers witnessed that video, we were astonished. We knew that immediately what we were looking at."

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On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the fine print, dirty secrets, and very inconvenient truths about the Left's green agenda to "save the world." The Left's solutions of solar, wind, and electric vehicles are driven by climate change hysteria that will doom America to long-term failure and submission to our foreign enemies. But as Glenn reveals, not everything is as green as it's being sold to you.

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