How desperate is the DNC?



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PAT: Here's how desperate. They see the polls just like we do. They know what's going on just like we do. They pretend that everything's fine because they have to, but this is how desperate they are. Listen to the latest DNC ad.

VOICE: Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie, they're Bush cronies. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, they're shills for big business, and they're stealing our democracy, spending millions from secret donors to elect Republicans to do their bidding in congress. It appears they have even taken secret foreign money to influence our elections. It's incredible. Republicans benefitting from secret foreign money.

STU: Oh, no!

VOICE: Tell the Bush crowd and the Chamber of Commerce stop stealing our democracy.

PAT: Stop it.

VOICE: The Democratic National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.

PAT: Tell the GOP and their cronies that their evil demons from the bowels of south hell, tell them you're onto them. Tell them. It's incredible. Yeah, yeah, it is incredible. That's an amazing, amazingly despicable ad.

Look, if you know that the Chamber of Commerce is funneling money from foreign entities into U.S. elections, that's illegal and they should be prosecuted. Why don't you bring charges against them.

STU: Well, why would you possibly investigate that when you can just say it?

PAT: Well, on the other hand, yeah, I see where I see your point, Stu.

STU: Yeah, because I mean, that's they have the best of both worlds here.

PAT: Right.

STU: They know that they don't actually have a crime.

PAT: Unbelievable.

STU: So they can say it appears as if money

PAT: It appears as if.

STU: is I mean, what kind of word is that? I mean, you are using the word "appears"? Well, who cares what it appears as.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: How about what it is.

PAT: Tell us what it is.

STU: Yeah. Because you don't know what it is. You know that there's nothing illegal going on with the Chamber of Commerce and so instead they have to just sit here and throw insinuations out. And it's just this bizarre thing that they do with these sort of really well respected organizations. You know, we've talked about Anthony Weiner who does the same thing with Goldline and accuses the Better Business Bureau of being bought off and that's why they

PAT: For 50 bucks, wasn't it, or 200 bucks? What was it?

STU: I think it was a couple of hundred dollars.

PAT: I think it was unbelievable.

STU: When any so the idea between his his accusation was that you could Goldline or any gold company could buy an A plus rating for a couple of hundred dollars. Why wouldn't they all do that if that were true?

PAT: Yeah.

STU: And

PAT: If you are an F rated company and you are a gold you make all kinds of money selling gold, wouldn't it be worth the $200 investment to buy a triple A rating or an A plus rating?

STU: Apparently not.

PAT: I guess not.

STU: They all can't figure out that that's good business. And then, you know, we all know how the Obama administration seems to, you know, respect the CBO when they disagree with him. So it seems like he has this, like, weird thing with these sort of long term sort of respected organizations and then he feels like he needs to come out and attack them. The Chamber of Commerce is, you know, they want businesses to grow so they can hire people.

PAT: Who attacks Chamber of Commerce? They have, was I can't remember all of the stats on the Chamber of Commerce but it was something like do you remember the exact percentage of how many, how many of their clients are small businesses? Wasn't it 90%?

STU: I don't know. I wouldn't be surprised, though.

PAT: Wasn't it almost all of them are yes, yes, they represent certain or they have members who are large corporations as well. But the vast majority of the members of the Chamber of Commerce are small businesses with, you know, 50 employees or whatever. This is not an evil organization. Do they lobby for their businesses? Do they try to support capitalism? Of course. That's the American system, by the way. It's it doesn't used it wasn't it wasn't that long ago where the free market was considered a good thing in this country.

STU: Really?

PAT: Yes.

STU: Wow.

PAT: I know that's hard to believe now, Stu, but there was a time, boys and girls, once upon a time the free market was considered a good thing.

STU: That's crazy. That sounds crazy to me.

PAT: I know. I know.

STU: It's not as if the free market provides jobs and innovation.

PAT: No.

STU: And has fueled us to come out of essentially having wagons that we drag around.

PAT: The stone age.

STU: Yeah, the stone age.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: To today when people live twice as long and we've increased the population of the planet, you know, up to, you know, how many billions of people now. And in fact you've, you know, dragged hundreds of millions and billions of people from poverty into civilization because of the free market. But let's vilify it not because it's evil but because it appears that it's evil. Because it doesn't matter if it's actually true. The Chamber of Commerce appears that they're doing something, so we can just say it as an accusation and then, oh, well, you know, if that doesn't turn out being true, the election's over, who cares.

PAT: That's exactly right. And for some reason they're allowed to I mean, they can get away with it. I guess because of the support of the rest of the media. And that's why they're so angry with Fox News and with talk radio. Because we're the only ones who call BS on this tactic.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: We're the only ones who even point it out.

STU: And that's another one. I mean, they've come out and, you know, attacked face to face. I mean, they have come out and specifically attacked Fox News for not being a real news organization when these guys have enemies or people that they perceive as enemies, which they shouldn't with the Chamber of Commerce. It's just it's just a bunch of companies that want to hire people to do work. That's what the Chamber of Commerce is. They're people that are employing you. They represent the companies that are employing everybody almost in America. And yet those people are apparently evil or at least appear to be evil and that's enough to go after them. It's the same thing they did with Fox, it's the same thing they did, you know, Weiner was doing with the Better Business Bureau. You're talking about staples of our country. These are not some like these are not hard core rightwing ideology

PAT: No.

STU: There's no ideology there.

PAT: Not shadowy organizations.

STU: No.

PAT: These are not and you're right. These are not rightwing. Look at the Chamber of Commerce. They supported him on, what was it? Was it healthcare even?

STU: I don't think

PAT: It was something like that. It may not have been healthcare but it was a pretty big issue and we were like, wow, they really? You're supporting Obama on that? But the minute, the minute they opposed him on anything, and it may have been healthcare they opposed him on, boy, he turned on them and he turned on them hard. And that's what happens to people. If you are not in lock step with this administration, look out. They're coming after you tooth and nail. When in American history have you ever seen a party or an administration or a president go after the Chamber of Commerce? When? I mean, not even Clinton went after the Chamber of Commerce and now we're supposed to believe that they're sort of, what, the John Birch Society and the Chinese are funneling money through them?

STU: Well, they're essentially agents of a communist government. They're essentially agents they're essentially Kim Jung Il here in America. I mean, they make them sound

PAT: Actually if they were agents of a communist nation, I don't think they would be attacked right now.

STU: That's very true.

PAT: I think they would be fine with them. The Chamber of Commerce is doing good work. They're fighting for America and the America way.

STU: It is bizarre point we've come to. And this is you know, if you're we all have complained about Republicans on this show almost as much, if not more than Democrats because it's more annoying coming from the Republicans. When they fail you, it's more irritating.

PAT: Yeah. You expect more.

STU: But when you're in the middle of this and you are seeing just looking at this politically and you see how well Republicans are doing right now, you can see that this is their they have to go deep in the well.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

STU: They have to try to make enemies out of things that we should be proud of and promoting, and it starts with business.

PAT: Very true.

STU: One of the most fundamental issues we have with our economy going forward is this idea that, you know, business is evil, that corporations are evil, that employers are evil. And that is ingrained so many people, including all the crazy conspiracy theorists that are always called rightwing that come out and are constantly, every time any corporation has anything going on, they're constantly complaining about it. Corporations are more of a target in this country for no good reason than almost any other group. And it's you know, when you come down with this stuff, it's just this, you know, sort of generic man, you know, boogeyman in the closet.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: It's this thing you can blame everything on, like, for example, Aspartame that, you know, is something that's going to constantly going on until the end of time unless we step in and say and realize as people and American citizens that the free market is what got us here, that companies are good and if we all kind of work together towards the goal of, you know, our own best interests, we're going to move this country to a place that we haven't seen in the past. That's how we've advanced this far and that's how we can bring it further.

PAT: Yeah. And corporations, you mentioned it, are under more attack than anybody including Marxists.

STU: (Laughing).

PAT: We have solid proof that there are Marxists afoot. I mean, in and around and influential, and I'm not necessarily saying that any administration official right now is a card carrying Marxist, but they have those tendencies. They have that anticapitalist feel to them and that ideology, and you can feel it and you can sense it in everything they do. But they don't care about that, no. The real demon here is our big corporations, or small corporations.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Or anybody who is free market oriented.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: It is really stunning. Never thought I'd see the day.

STU: And the media is so far down this road, too. Like they I'm one of these guys, like I see this stuff, obviously liberalism is affected by Marxism and there's a you know, and there's that's what drives it. It's expansion of government for what they see is a good thing. And, you know, obviously our side is we should make it smaller and we think that's a good thing. But beyond that, like when you talk about that being as kind of like you know, you're talking about a philosophy, a political philosophy. But, like, when you have a story like we talked about with this rally on 10/2/10 where on the website, the official website of the rally are, what, a dozen organizations with the words "Socialist" in them.

PAT: Yes. Or communist.

STU: Or communist, not to mention the ones that don't have it in there like the Peace and Freedom Party who have run

PAT: Oh, yeah.

STU: a convicted FBI murderer for president just a few years ago. When you have that sort of group of organizations and then you have the president of the United States' own group advocating to go to this rally and be part of it with these organizations.

PAT: Unreal.

STU: And then it's not even covered. You know, it's one thing to try to delve into someone's philosophy and try to understand their mind, and there's obviously going to be disagreement on stuff like that, but the word "Socialist" is in your organization. It cannot be any more clear and yet the president is advocating for these groups openly.

PAT: Yep.

STU: And it's just

PAT: Unreal.

STU: not even mentioned in the media. It really is astounding.

PAT: Except by us, and then we're vilified for bringing it up.

STU: Yes.

PAT: I'm sorry. We couldn't help but notice it was on the website! On the website!

STU: (Laughing).

Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

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We've heard a lot about the 1776 Commission over the past several months. From the mainstream media, you've heard lies and slander: It was a racist panel put together by President Trump to peddle a whitewashed version of American history.

In reality, the 1776 Commission was established by President Trump in the fall of 2020 with the purpose of promoting "patriotic education." Not to mandate it, not to propose legislation – simply to PROMOTE it. The media and academia lost their minds over this now controversial idea that we should teach young Americans to appreciate the nation they've inherited. And predictably, just hours after Biden took the oath of office, he signed an executive order to dissolve the 1776 Commission, calling the commission's report "offensive and counterfactual."

Glenn Beck presents the 1776 Commission's report in its entirety, because unlike the media and President Biden who want to hide it from you, Glenn wants you to seek the truth and celebrate Independence Day with pride.

Watch a preview below or catch the FULL, 5-part presentation of the 1776 Report on BlazeTV.com or Glenn Beck's YouTube channel.

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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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