Glenn Beck: The town that could change everything

This Christmas season, Glenn Beck will bring "America's First Christmas" to Wilmington, Ohio's Murphy Theatre on Wednesday, December 15. Learn more...

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GLENN: We announced on Friday that I am coming to a little town called Wilmington, Ohio. People say that this is Ground Zero for, you know, economic hardships in America of a town of 1200 or I'm sorry, 12,000. 9500 jobs were lost when DHL pulled out of town, but this town is not Ground Zero. This town is, I don't know, a rising Phoenix? It may have been burned but it is rising again and it is doing it without government help. And it is a tremendous, tremendous town. And I want to introduce you to the town. I don't want to I'm going to go and we're going to put on a we're going to do a show. And all the money will go to help out the soup kitchen there and also this old theater that we're doing. We're going to give some of the money to the old theater because this is an old wasn't the theater built by the guy who originally owned the Chicago Cubs? And this was his hometown and he thought, you know, my hometown should have a state of the art facility, too. Where they can bring the traveling shows and the off Broadway shows, et cetera, et cetera. And so it's been sitting there and it's this beautiful, beautiful old theater. You know, but they don't really bring the Broadway shows there anymore. And I think last year they didn't have a heater and the town always does a salute to their town and everybody comes. And last year the furnace broke and they couldn't afford to fix it but everybody came in a jacket. And they watched the show in a jacket. At least that's what I've been told. Legend has it. It is a tremendous town that also has a 24 hour prayer cover going on. They won't take money from the government because they are going to do it themselves. And they love their town. And they know that God is the answer and so there are 34 churches in town and they've decided that they are all going to pitch in and they are going to pray. And so they've opened this little place down right in the middle of town where somebody is always praying 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the town and for the people in the town. And blessings are coming. And I don't want to go and necessarily help them and showcase them and say, oh, let's all feel sorry for them. No, the exact opposite. I'd like to showcase them as, here's a town that gets it. Here's a town doing what needs to be done. It is in the worst conditions they are finding the best in themselves. So it's kind of "It's a Wonderful Life" and I invite you to come on December 15th to Wilmington, Ohio, if you're anywhere in the anywhere in the area, drive up for the day. We'll tell you more about it. I'll tell you who owns the local restaurants and, you know, what there is to if you're going to say, there's this old hotel that was just sold recently to one of the, one of the residents of Wilmington and she just loved the old hotel and she bought it on a handshake. There's no contract. She bought it on a handshake. And you know, she wanted to save this old hotel and the owner was like, well, I do, too, but I just can't run it anymore. She said, well, what can I do? And he said, buy it. She said, I can't afford it. And he said, yes, you can, and I'll help, I'll finance it myself. And they did a deal, but there's no contract. And she's struggling but she hasn't missed a payment. I just love these people. And I want you to meet them. And we'll be there December 15th. Make your plans, if you can. Come with the kids because Santa's going to be there and there's lots of surprises. It's going to be one of hopefully if anybody went to 8/28, if you went, you know that you've never felt anything like that before. And everybody I know that I have met that was at 8/28 said, man, I just, I just, I crave that feeling. I just wish I could feel that again. Well, you're going to feel it again this December. And this time, this is I believe that this will be a Christmas, a Christmas event that will set your feet on the right path for Christmas and your kids, too. You'll feel something. My goal is, as I told the guys who, you know, are on city council and everything else in Wilmington, I said, you know, here's the thing that I hope. I hope that this makes such an impression on people and you when people come to visit, they feel your spirit of your town so strongly that next year you are deluged with letters and cards and calls saying, are you doing that again. And I think they will. Maybe this is the first Christmas, the beginning of the Christmas tradition in Wilmington, Ohio. Come.

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.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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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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