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GLENN: This just came in from the Jerusalem Post. Glenn Beck confounded his

colleagues in the media when he brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to

the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC for a rally called

Restoring Honor. The speaker said nothing controversial. The crowd was

enthusiastic but not rowdy. U.S. President Barack Obama was never even mentioned

by name. In the event, the massive crowd gathered. They prayed. They celebrated

American military heroes. They listened to patriotic speeches and songs. Then

the participants picked up their garbage and went home.

So, what was it all about and why do so many people see it as a watershed

event? Although Beck called the rally Restoring Honor, it really wasn't about

restoring honor. It was more about restoring something even more important. It

was about restoring the American creed, the creed that is so engrained that it

has served as the subtext of every major political and civic speech by every

American political and civic leader since the 18th century. The American creed

has two main components. First, its core belief is that America is an

exceptional country and the American people are exceptional as a nation. Second,

it asserts that, as Abraham Lincoln said first outright, America is the last

best hope for mankind. The reason Beck's rally was a watershed event is that in

the age of Obama, millions of Americans for the first time feel the need to

reclaim what they believe is their birthright as Americans, because what

distinguishes Obama from his predecessors is that he is the first American

President who clearly rejects the American creed. This basic truth was first

brought to the public's attention during Obama's visit to Turkey last year, when

a reporter asked him, Do you subscribe, as many of your predecessors do, to the

school of American exceptionalism, that sees America as uniquely qualified to

lead the world or do you have a slightly different philosophy? Obama replied, I

believe in American exceptionalism just as I suspect the Brits believe in

British exceptionalism and Greeks believe in Greek exceptional; that is, the

President said, no, he doesn't believe in American exceptionalism. He rejects

the American creed. This is why Beck's rally was important, because it's the

building block of America's national DNA.

At the rally Beck and the crowd assembled, committed themselves to repairing

the damage that Obama is causing.

That's not quite right.

With the multitudes who congregated to the Lincoln Memorial two weeks ago,

they understood that America's greatness as a nation is entirely predicated on

its creed. If the creed is abandoned, while America may hang on for awhile, its

path to ruin will be sure. Lincoln once called America God's almost chosen

people. In saying that, he linked American history to the history of the Jews,

whereas the Jews singled ourself out as the chosen people by agreeing to accept

God's law. In Lincoln's view, Americans accepted the burdens and the gifts of a

unique national path and mission in accepting the American creed.

It goes on, but it's right. We are in a precarious place. I'm going to show

you tonight a couple of charts and a couple of facts. I'm going to show you what

the White House is now saying about the Bush tax plan. I'm going to show you

what George Soros is up to. Tomorrow and the next day, I'm going to show you the

real intent behind the kindness and compassion of those who want to save the

earth, those who just want to take care, make sure everybody has healthcare.

I'll show you who -- I'll show you the monster that hides behind, but the most

important thing that I have to share with you is that the seasons are changing

and I hope we go into spring but I fear we're going into winter, metaphorically

speaking, of course, for those bloggers who don't understand things like this.

We must reach in and be our higher self. No. We must reach in and be our highest

self. The call of the American -- the call to American -- America's greatest

generation is coming. Are we prepared to be leaders? Are we prepared to be

people that help? I know there are people, as we pointed out, there was one we

talked to on the Mall on Saturday at 10-2-10 who said to fight and kill the

capitalist class is okay. There's going to be a lot that are willing to fight,

but blessed are the peacemakers. Have you prepared to lead as a peacemaker,

because in the end they will be the ones that will win. Don't miss a second of

the Glenn Beck program. DVR the next four nights. You don't want to miss a

single episode. 5:00 o'clock on the FOX News channel.


We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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