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8.28.10: The Documentary


This is our first full-length documentary and it’s going to blow you away. It’s an exclusive inside look at the making of the 8-28 Rally. When we say exclusive, we mean it. From the time Glenn arrived in Washington DC to the time he took the stage our cameras were rolling. You will not believe what went on behind the scenes. Learn more...

GLENN: Tonight is the show that we check in on people. It's been 40 Days and 40 Nightss since 8/28 when I challenged people to understand and really live. Understand every word in the last line of the Declaration of Independence: With firm reliance on the protection of divine providence we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. And I put a blueprint together for national survival based on that. Not to have faith, it's different to have faith than it is to have a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence. That I think goes beyond faith. But the four steps on this one, if you want to have firm reliance on divine providence, first question you have to ask yourself, does God exist and do I know him. Not do I know him because everybody told me he existed or I just go to church because it's the thing we've always done, or whatever. Look, you have to choose between existing and living. It's better to live than to exist. So is there a god, yes or no. Do you really know him and why do you know that he exists? Why? What evidence do you have? Prove it. Question with boldness even the competent existence of God.

Then the next step is who am I to him? The reason you have to answer this question is because it will empower you. It will also humble you at the same time. It's a very interesting relationship when you recognize who you are. You are his literal son or daughter. He is your dad.

You know, somebody said to me the other day, I was with I was actually with a rabbi the other day, and I had dinner with him and we were talking about things and he said you know what, Glenn, you know what people forget sometimes? He said, and I think you've forgotten it in your case with your health. He said, I've heard you say several times that you know it will all be fine and whatever God's will is it will teach you and lead you to a better place, and I said yes. And he said, what is the one thing that you like to hear from your kids and it makes you it's just something that they say that you know that you've done a good job. And I said, I don't I mean, besides the obvious ones, I don't know. And he said, Daddy, come here; I need your help. Remember, God needs to hear that.

The very next day I'm talking to another person who is very spiritual in their life and we were talking about something entirely different. She said, you know, I just heard a talk yesterday. She said, I just have to tell you, Glenn. She said, she said it was this lady who was talking about herself. And she said, you know, I can't do it, I can't make it. You know, I'm just stupid, or whatever it was. And she said, the other woman who is a spiritual giant said, tell me about your daughter. And the woman started to glow. And she said, what would you say if your daughter said those things? And she said, oh, well, she wouldn't say those things because she's not that way. And she said, she's just so smart and she's just so great, and she would be wrong and I would tell her that. She said, at your desk do you have a picture of your daughter? And she said, no, but I keep a picture of my daughter on my dresser at home. And in sage advice the woman said back to her, just remember that God has a picture of you, his daughter, on his dresser. And he thinks the same way about you that you feel about your daughter. Who am I to him? It's humbling and empowering at the same time. And it also helps you have firm reliance on divine on the protection of divine providence because dad loves his children, dad protects his children. Know that the kind of protection he offers is eternal in nature, and it's the best kind.

And the last step on that first part of the 40 day and 40 night challenge is pray on your knees once a day. Tonight you'll see on the Fox News Channel at 5:00, I brought a bunch of people in who took this challenge. They were at 8/28 and they took this challenge. And they told me that their lives have changed. And one of the, one of the things that one of the guys said was, when you said pray on your knees every day, I thought that was ridiculous. You can pray anywhere. I said, I know, I can pray in my car, you can pray anywhere, I know. And he said, I didn't understand it, but I did it anyway. He said, I get it. It's not really about God. He doesn't need you on your knees well, yes, he does in some ways. Only to teach you the lesson. I guess I'm saying the same thing: This is why you pray on your knees. Because it teaches you your place. It humbles you. It reminds you that the reason why you see, the reason why you live, the reason why you breathe, the reason why you talk, the reason Him. Him. Make sure your kids see it.

You know the other thing is you'll see in this documentary at GlennBeck.com, for Insider Extreme it's a 90 minute documentary. Renew the spirit of 8/28 tonight by watching that tonight. Bring your family around and watch on Insider Extreme the 8/28 documentary. It's really powerful. It is so powerful. Really, really uplifting. You'll feel it. Even if you weren't there, this will probably be the closest you will get to feeling what happened on 8/28.

But in that documentary there's one point where and you'll know it when you see it. There's a father who's sitting out on the lawn and he's talking, and he's talking about why he was there. And he's surrounded by his children, and he has four children around him and one of his sons. And he's talking about the importance of this country and what this country is, and his son at that point looks right he's sitting behind him and looks up and looks right at his dad, and you can see he's burning a memory. He is engraving a picture and a feeling of what his father is saying. And when I saw that, I thought, our children are watching us right now. They are watching us. Everything that we do, everything that we say, everything, all of our values and our principles, if we're not living them, they will notice it. Just by doing a few things in our life right now will change theirs. We're not I guess maybe I just have a different feeling of responsibility of my children. This is not an unhopeful statement, but I've always felt my children's lives will be better than mine. They will have more opportunities. I no longer believe that in the same way that I did. I don't believe that they will have more opportunities as I understood them even two years ago. They will have different opportunities. But they're going to have to they're going to have to fight and scratch and push for every single opportunity. It's going to be harder than it was, not easier. But if we teach them the right things, they will be prepared. Our schools are not teaching them these things. And the best way to teach is through example. Please take the 40 Day and 40 Night Challenge. It is available at GlennBeck.com. There's a blueprint that is a desktop and it's what's on my set every day, but we made that desktop so you can download it and put it on your computer, and you can look at it every day. And I urge you. I urge you. I'm taking many of the things out of my office, I have here in the last few months. I've always had pictures of my children, and last year I started putting pictures of people I look up to in my office and now I'm just putting those things in front of me now that inspire me to be better. And I ask that you would do those things. That which you gaze upon you will become. Gaze upon the people and the ideas that you want to become. Or if you can't think of it that way, that you want your children to become. Become them. Because they are gazing upon you.

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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