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GLENN: The new governor of Texas, who is the last governor of Texas, Rick

Perry, just off his win is in New York. Sorry you have to leave Texas to come

New York.

PERRY: This is a great city and they need less taxes and less litigation and it

would be better place to come to.

GLENN: It would be nice if it were more like Texas. You are somebody that you

have a new book out called


Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington. You're a guy, Rick, and

I told you this before off the air and I will tell you on the air, I believe

Texas can lead the way out of this nightmare because Texans generally still get

it. A lot of America doesn't, but it's going to take it's going to take a man

with big boots to be able to stand against Washington.

PERRY: And that's really why I wrote the book. This book is about freedom. It's

about freedom from overtaxation, overregulation, overlitigation, yes. But it's

about freedom from a centralized government, putting what I consider to be

rather tyrannical pressures about the states. Telling us how to deliver

healthcare, telling us how to build our highways and educate our children and

the list goes on and on and that's not what our founding fathers had in mind for

us at all. They clearly enumerated those powers to the federal government and

said, you know, you states get out there and compete against each other and that

is what you are talking about in terms of Texas leading this country out of this

recession and forward  and doing it with freedom, freedom to let the

private sector work.

GLENN: I never had a problem with Massachusetts having their own healthcare

system. They want to have universal healthcare, they can have it all they want,

just don't force it down my throat and Texas should be allowed to buy insurance

across state lines, wherever they want and they should be able to invent what

they want to do in Texas. How do you break the spine of the federal government?

For instance, California, I'm telling you there will be a massive tax revolt. I

don't know when it will happen, but it will happen just like the Tea Party

started, it will happen at some point if California goes down the crapper after

electing Jerry Brown going on the same policies times ten and they start going

down the crapper. At some point, a group of people will stand up and say I am

not paying for my own destruction. You are destroying our wealth. You're

destroying our dollar. You're destroying our freedom. I'm not going to do it.

PERRY: They're already doing that and they're moving out of California to

Texas. 153 businesses since the first of the year, Glenn, have moved out of

California to Texas. That is happening all across the country.

GLENN: What do you do? You take on healthcare, education and education is off

the rails. How do you break the back of that?

PERRY: I think last Tuesday was the first indication that the American people

are ready to stand up and say to Washington we no longer want you messing in our

business. The Republicans elected to the House of Representatives, the work is

now in front of them. They must turn back the clock, if you will, on this Obama

Care. They must realize that we're not going to send more money to Washington,

D.C. and let them distribute it the way they think fit. One of our important

goals over the next two to four years is to really have a good, open, honest

discussion about things like Social Security because it is a Ponzi scheme. My

children are 27 and 24, and they know this thing is totally broken.

GLENN: This isn't how it works.

PERRY: 1981, cities in Texas opted out. Those people are well taken care of.

Let's have that discussion. I'm not afraid. Matter of fact, that's the reason,

you know, people ask me, will you run for the presidency of the United States? I

said no. I don't want that job. Have it best job in America. I wouldn't have

written this book if I were talking about running for the presidency of the

United States because there are some very, very sensitive issues in here, but

the fact is Americans want answers. They want solutions. They're in this book,

"Fed Up."

GLENN: OK give me one, give me the first thing that you think people have to do.

PERRY: Let's have a time out on spending. I mean, Washington, D.C. needs to

stand up and say, you know what, we're going to get this spending under control.

If the Republicans in Congress really want to send a powerful message, a time

out on spending, get it under control. Stop the earmarks.

GLENN: If you did that, if you had a chance of doing that, you wouldn't have a

president who is spending $2 billion to experience the Festival of Lights in

India. There's no chance of them. The president is not going to turn.

PERRY: Right. I don't think so.

GLENN: It's up to you guys.

PERRY: It's the Republicans in the House of Representatives and hopefully in

2012, it will be the Republicans in the U.S. Senate and a new president that

puts this country and Washington, but the governors in the states have to stand

up and say no when they try to blackmail you into taking money and changing the

way that you do business. We've done that in Texas. Unemployment insurance, $550

million they tried to send to us. Our money I might add coming back to the

states and I said no, because they wanted to change the way we put that program

into place. Race to the top, education money, sounds great. Everybody is for

racing to the top. Well, but the strings were attached. National standards,

national tests and I said no. Our legislature and the case of the unemployment,

the small businesses said Governor, you're right, we don't want to change the

way we do those. And that is what this discussion in the book Fed Up is all

about. Let the states get back to being the laboratories of innovation. Let the

states be where if you want to try out a new way to deliver healthcare, let me

tell you, Bobby Jindal in New Orleans, a bright, capable fella, and he will put

healthcare reform into place in Louisiana, and we'll go over and look at it and

go, you know what, that will work right there. This one won't, but that will. We

will take that and put that in our state. Look, I don't agree with issues like

medicinal marijuana. I don't agree with that, but if California wants to vote on

that and that's what they want to do in their state, they ought to be able to do

it.

GLENN: Right.

PERRY: The reason I joined the lawsuit against the federal government on the

Arizona law. It's not perfect by any sense of the imagination. There are things

in it that I don't want our legislature to do like creating a new cause of

action against our police officers, but it should be Arizona's sovereign right

to be able to do that.

GLENN: When it comes to the federal government not doing their primary job, and

that is, protect the borders, protect the people, if they're not doing it, the

constitution is not a suicide pact. By the things that they have done to the

states, they are putting us in a suicidal position. A governor has to decide.

Governor, the day that California defaults and the United States government has

to bail them out and just has to take it over. Basically, you lose the star on

the flag because now the federal government is just paying for everything.

They'll say that it's the eighth largest economy in the world. It can't. It's

too big to fail. You can't let them fail. What do you say on that day?

PERRY: That's one of the reasons that I worked as hard as I could for Meg

Whitman. Unfortunately, the people of California what we say that day is that's

their issue. They've got to deal with that. That's not Texas. I mean, we're

going to continue to be a place where their businesses move and at the end of

the day, California may fail

GLENN: It will.

PERRY: The job creators will be living in Texas or other states like ours

GLENN: Let me ask you this question. I'm just I'm not going to have my company

here in New York forever. Texas is a place that I would move. However, honestly,

Texas, the border is so out of control and you have you have hostiles down in

South America that would love all the communists and all that stuff is coming

over the border. You know it and I know it. You have Al Qaeda and worse coming

over. You and I both know it. And then you have a drug system that is armed and

equipped by the United States government.

PERRY: And in charge of over a thousand miles of the U.S. Mexico border. They

have operational control of over a thousand miles of the border. That's our

department of Homeland Security.

GLENN: How does Texas remain safe?

PERRY: It is a great concern to us, and at the end of the day, it's a federal

responsibility. We spent $230 million of Texas taxpayer money over the last two

legislative sessions. You know,, we only meet every other year for 140 days and

again, in my book, I talk about maybe that is one of the things that the feds

need to look at, too, a meet every other year to deal with these issues rather

all the time. Getting back to the border we have increased our assistance to the

Sheriffs and the local police departments. We have a Texas Ranger recon team

that we constituted and put down there. I have national guard troops and various

insundry roles, and it's not our responsibility to defend that border. You know,

my dad, who is a wise man, said three things the federal government should get

really well. Three things that they have great responsibility for, deliver the

mail, preferably on Saturdays and on time, defend our border and have the

military. The third thing is the only thing we get right out of those three. The

federal government needs to quit doing everything else that they're doing until

they get those two right. Defend our border. Put the troops on the border. I've

asked since 2005, Glenn, I asked the department of defense to put predator

drones. We train our pilots in those drones every day and they're flying

somewhere up and down with all the bells and whistles, infrared, forward

looking, none of that information.

GLENN: But they won't do anything.

PERRY: None of that information is being used for law enforcement purposes. You

can secure that border. It requires a commitment. It requires focus. It requires

boots on the ground, the technologies you can defend. Strategic fencing in

metropolitan areas, it works. You can secure that border and then you know what,

we can have a debate about immigration reform at that time. You can't until

then.

GLENN: The name of the book is


Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington by the Governor of Texas,

Rick Perry. Always good to see you.

PERRY: Thank you.

 

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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