Glenn Beck: Gov. mulls soda ban



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GLENN: I want to answer a question that I got last night on the Internet and that is what would be the purpose of a politician trying to collapse the system and, you know, regulate your toaster and regulate your life. What would they gain out of that. Well, it's very easy if you stop if you stop thinking that everyone is a capitalist, if everyone is a free market person. It's very easy to understand. The president says, I'm not an ideologist, I'm a pragmatist, but he's not. He's not. He is a pragmatist, but you must take into account his ideology. I am an ideologue, but I am also a pragmatist. I also believe here's my ideology: Small government, libertarianism. I believe in you ready for this one? Man can regulate himself even in the drug laws. However, the pragmatic part of me says, not today. We have to move in that direction. We have to we have to get people to take on more and more responsibility.

Right now Americans are so unbelievably irresponsible that you can't do that because they'll immediately get hooked on smack and then demand all kinds of services and others will demand it for them. No. No. If you're going to do smack and that's your choice, well, then you'll die in the streets. And I will help you if you say I've got to get off of this. I'll help you, but I'm not going to force it on you and I'm not going to I'm not going to have you destroy yourself and then me pick up the pieces and then you live in, you know, some sort of a smack crackhouse that I'm paying for while you're still doing smack. No.

So you have to understand that the president is a pragmatist but he is also an ideologue. And what is his ideology? Go to TheBlaze.com right now and download and send to every friend you have the Top 20 what is it? The Top 20 socialist moments or Marxist moments of this administration? You have to see that his ideology is global redistribution of wealth. Now, that is different than what we've been arguing about. What America thinks we're arguing about is take from the rich and give to the poor. But as I pointed out years ago with Joe Lieberman when he was saying, well, we've got to... we've got to stop sending all these drugs you can do Joe Lieberman much more than I can, Pat. When he was talking about Canada needs to pay its fair share and Mexico needs to pay its fair share on the drugs, they just can't buy them so cheaply.

PAT: Canada needs to pay its fair... share.

GLENN: Man, that's no better than mine.

PAT: I have to hear it first.

GLENN: Yeah, I know.

PAT: Then I can do a little better.

GLENN: So, you know, he was saying, you know, they need to pay their fair share. Why? Why? We're the richest in the world. We should carry the burden of the bulk of money for prescription drugs and let the other countries if you really believe in redistribution of wealth, you need to let the other countries pay less and we'll pay more. That's global redistribution of wealth. That's what people in Washington are talking about now. We all know, we all agree. You can hear President Clinton and he says it and he means it. You can hear President Obama: The current system is unsustainable. Well, then what are you doing? What are you doing? None of this makes sense, right, what's happening in Washington? None of it makes sense. That's because you're thinking like a capitalist.

Do you remember after September 11th? Stop thinking like a Westerner. You'll never understand them. Stop thinking like a Westerner. Well, we never have and that's why we will continue to have the problems that we have. You must stop thinking like someone who believes in the free market. They do not. Again, go to TheBlaze.com and you will see. No one this man has selected believes in capitalism. Okay. So if they believe that the system is unsustainable and they don't believe in capitalism, what do they believe in? Well, not just Marxism. Not just socialism. Global socialism. A global structure. They're globalists. They are now completing what Woodrow Wilson started when he wanted the League of Nations. Except it's grown far, far beyond what the League of Nations ever dreamt it to be. They are globalists. And it's not evil. It just is. That's what they believe in. You believe in small government, local control, the individual, the entrepreneur. They don't. They don't. Give me any evidence that shows that they do believe in that. So they have been building a structure and they have been building things that make no sense whatsoever if you're a free market person. But if you're someone who believes in gigantic government control, it all makes sense. And I'm going to give you three examples here of rights that you have lost. Now, these may seem like no big deal, but they are. Ask yourself this. If your neighbors this. How much is every right worth? Is there a line? Do you draw a line on rights?

See, the president not only left out the word endowed by their Creator, he included a word that most people don't even know or understand anymore: Unalienable or inalienable. What does that word mean? That your rights cannot be changed. They are unchangeable. They come from God and they cannot change. No one can effect them. We hold these truths to be self evident. In other words, this is true and everybody knows this is true. All you have to do is think about it. That rights come from God, that all men are created equal. Everyone is created in his image, so we're all equal. There is no king, there's no ruler. You're not born into a special family; you're created equal. And they're endowed by that creator with certain unalienable rights, rights that cannot change. The right to life, the right to freedom, liberty, and the right to pursue happiness. So in other words, chart your own course.

First they came for the sugary beverages and I said nothing. A report now out of Boston.

REPORTER: We all know there's been talk in the state of a soda tax, but this almost seems to go one step further. According to the Globe city officials are considering banning or limiting the sale of soda and other sugary drinks in all city buildings. Now, this doesn't mean that you couldn't bring a Coke from home or buy a Pepsi from the corner store across the street, but they would limit or eliminate the vending machines that sell soda and regulate snack bars inside city owned properties. It's all in an effort to improve the health of city employees and possibly save on insurance costs if those employees are healthier. That's because studies have shown a link between soft drinks, sugary juices, sports drinks and gaining weight.

PAT: And like New York, that follows on the heels of the transfat ban and the cigarette ban, of course, and here in New York the salt ban, which they are also trying to get done.

GLENN: I like the reporter where she said, this almost

PAT: Almost.



The Blaze: Florida TV Reporter Learns It’s Illegal to Dig in the Sand

GLENN: seems to go a step further than a tax. Almost? Eliminating it. It almost goes a step further. This is nudge. First they came for the sugary drinks and I said nothing. Next they came for my pail and shovel at the beach.

REPORTER: I come out here to the national park to show you just what exactly is in the sand lower than six inches. We wanted to use the shovel and give you a look but apparently that's illegal.

He has the (inaudible) ready to go that can dig down to 18 inches. Quick look at the manual operation and you can clearly see there's oil well below that six inch limit but that's about all we can show you. Because in the midst of doing this story, this happened.

VOICE: You don't have a permit to do this.

REPORTER: A man claiming to be with the Fish and Wildlife Service stopped us to say it's illegal to dig in the sand.

So I can't build a sand castle?

VOICE: Are you digging, what are you digging for, sir?

REPORTER: I'm digging in the sand to see if it's there.

VOICE: Are you digging for oil products? Are you looking for oil?

REPORTER: Not necessarily. I just want so see what's there.

VOICE: Okay. I tell you what. If you are not going to cooperate with me, I'll get a National Park Service officer out here. I'll get a law enforcement guy out here to talk to you.

REPORTER: He said it would be okay if we just move down the beach. So we did. But about the time I put the shovel in the sand, this happened.

How's it going?

A park service police officer asked to see my papers.

VOICE: Do you have documents, press pass?

REPORTER: I have a press pass. You want to see my press pass? He said it's illegal to film in a national park unless I can prove I'm with the media. After showing him my press pass, he then told me what I was and was not allowed to do.

But he said we had to leave, so he left. He said come to a public beach, which is right here, right?

VOICE: Yeah, but you can't dig.

REPORTER: I can't dig?

VOICE: No, you can't.

REPORTER: Okay. Why is that?

VOICE: Because you can't dig in a national park.

REPORTER: So no sand castles, none of that, huh?

Apparently the National Park Service will only allow BP workers to dig and only down to six inches.

PAT: Hmmm.

GLENN: Now you may say what difference does it make on the sugary drinks, what difference? What? Big deal, so I can't dig. Did you pass this law? Were you consulted on this? This is not the government's land. This is your land. These are your inalienable rights and as ridiculous as it may sound, I have a right to drink a sugary soda if I want it. I have a right to go and take my kids and dig in the sand. Since when did that change? This is not about, again, this is not about these rights. This is about what other rights. More in a second.

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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