The Coming Nanny State

GLENN: We've got a great article coming on the nanny state called The Coming Nanny State. It explains how the Government is stripping us of all of our personal freedoms, some of them out in the open, some of them in secret. Read about it in the March issue of my magazine, Fusion magazine. You can subscribe right now at GlennBeck.com or call 888-Glenn-Beck. I'm telling you we've all been worried about 1984. It's not 1984. It's a brave new world. We're all doped up, we're all watching American Idol. We're not paying attention and they're saying we'll take care of you and we're starting to be taken care of. We want to be taken care of. We've got to stop. We've got to stop. We've got to remember our roots. We've got to remember who we are. And we're good people. We're just amazing, amazing people and when we're allowed to be who we are, when we're allowed to live in a society that actually enforces its own laws, that doesn't select one group as more worthy over another, we prosper. We grow. We invent. We change the world. It's what we've done.


Why is America in the shape that it's in today? Why are we losing our lead in the world today? Because we no longer have the freedoms to be able to be who we are, to dream and create. Somebody's always there telling us, no, no, no, no, wait a minute, you better have a hardhat here; no, no, no, no, you better not do that; no, no, no, no, hang on, you don't have enough money because I need some of that because we need to move that own over here to somebody else who needs it more than you do because you're rich.

When did we become this country? You know, I went out. Doctor told me to be on bed rest, right? Last week. I couldn't cancel a fundraiser I was going to do. I just couldn't do it. There was a family that I had met a couple of times, the Clark family. They've got four boys in wheelchairs. They had a daughter who died of a stomach illness, a rare stomach disease. Dad can't really work because dad's also got a disease. The boys are in wheelchairs because they have muscular dystrophy. Mom is the sole breadwinner. First time I went over to meet this family -- actually I didn't even go to meet them. I was with somebody and I saw this woman getting her mail and the guy who was driving the car, a tear ran down his cheek and I said, what's happening? Are you all right? He said, yeah, I'd love to introduce you to this person but I don't want to waste your time. I said, turn the car around. I had no idea of the story.

Go into the house, she was very upset because the house, she said was a mess. It wasn't. But there are the boys all in wheelchairs, all have muscular dystrophy. Mom will outlive every single member of her family, and it was the happiest place I've ever been. It was the most cheerful place I've ever been.

I went back six, eight months later, one of the boys had broken his jaw. He had fallen out of the wheelchair at a doctor's appointment, broken his jaw, had a trach. They had a hospital bed right there in the living room, all the wheelchairs, all the wheelchairs were around and everybody was laughing. Everybody was having a good time. It was a happy place. I got on the plane and I thought, I've got to call Ty Pennington. I see him, he uses the studio right next to mine once in a while; I've got to talk to Ty Pennington. Then I realized, why am I waiting for Ty Pennington? That's not what Americans do. They just do it themselves. I have the ability to help.

And so I put on a benefit. We raised $100,000 on Friday. Here's the amazing part. Raised $100,000. We sold out of an arena. I did a 90-minute show. The audience was just so great. Right before I walked on stage, my phone rings. I get two phone culls. First one is from Jon Huntsman who you met last week who is currently giving all of his money away, who is the guy who told me one time in an elevator, Glenn, you can't care just about cancer; you've got to care about homelessness, you have to care about battered women, you have to care about children, you have to care about it all. You have to care about the condition of man. You can't just pick one cause.

So I'm at the venue, I'm getting ready to go on stage and my phone rings and it's Jon Huntsman. He said, Glenn, how much are you raising tonight? I said, about $100,000. He said, I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell that family that there are people all over the country that care about them and they're never to ever feel alone. Also tell them I'm sending them a check for $100,000 I'm going to match.

I hung up the phone. I was stunned. I never asked Jon Huntsman to help. I didn't tell Jon Huntsman about the family. He knew I was going to do a fundraiser. That's all he knew. I hang up the phone. My phone rings. Five minutes later, I'm five minutes away from going on the stage. My phone rings five minutes later. It's a wild man on the other end: Dude, why didn't you call me? Hello? Why didn't you call me? I'm watching your show. You're not on. They say that you are doing this fundraiser. I saw this piece. These boys, they all, they have muscular dystrophy, they are in wheelchairs, they love to go hunting. That's my deal! He said, you tell them that the -- and he said, they can't even squeeze the trigger anymore. He said, that's what I do, man, you should have called me. I saw that. My heart broke. I'm going to take them, I don't care if they want to go lion hunting, I'm going to take all of them lion hunting. You tell them Uncle Ted Nugent is taking them hunting on a hunting trip they'll never forget.

This is who we are. We're people who just heard about a family, went and took $20 and bought a ticket, where people who are a billionaire who heard about a family and wrote a check for $100,000. We're a guy who lives on the other side of the country who saw this family, met a woman who was just getting her mail, said I can do something, and I just went and did a stage show. Where a rock star that happened to be watching television who says, I can do my part, I'm going to take them hunting, I can enrich their life. That's who we are! We're not people that wait for the Government to do it. We're not the people who say, let's raise taxes, let's make sure these people are taken care of and then they become invisible to us. We're people that see it. We're people that notice. We're people that say, wow, I can do something.

I want a government that empowers me. I want a government that is so small that I've got to do it myself. I want a government that encourages us to look at each other as neighbors. What we have is a government right now that encourages us just to look at us. We have a government right now that just says go buy more stuff. Go out and spend your money. Go out and buy that TV. You know that new suit or dress or whatever it is that you wanted, the one thing that you've been dreaming about? Go buy that. Our government is encouraging us to look inside ourselves and find out what we want and then go out and buy it. Our government is encouraging us to think about nothing but us and when that happens, we destroy ourselves because the secret of life is never about us. The secret of happiness is never about us. Why do you think all these people in Hollywood are so unbelievably miserable? Because it's all about them. It always is about them. It's about the way they look, where they live, what's been written about them in the papers. True happiness. The true American way of life is never about the "I." It's always about the "We." And that's so appropriate because "We" really doesn't include the government, at least in the way that our founding fathers saw it. It was "We the people."

Legal scholar and famed criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz has a message for partisans dividing America: "A plague on both your houses." He voted for Hillary Clinton. He endorsed Joe Biden. He's a man who is basically the Forrest Gump of American judicial history.

Look up a big court case over the past few decades, and you'll probably see him standing in the background. He's represented notorious clients like Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, Harry Reems, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and yes, Donald Trump. It's made him a target for both the left and right.

Alan also describes himself as a "civil libertarian," and that's probably why he and Glenn Beck get along despite their opposing political views. His story is like a history lesson, spanning half a century, and it just might be the key to bridging the political divide.

On this week's podcast, Alan explained that while he's a strong defender of the Constitution, he's never been a big fan of the Second Amendment. In the past he's called it absurd and outdated, and even today, he admits that he wouldn't have ingrained it into our Constitution if he was a framer. However, with the whole Bill of Rights under attack, he's now fully in defense of our right to bear arms. Because if the Second Amendment changes, any amendment could be next.

"I'm now a supporter of the Second Amendment. I don't want to change it. I don't want to change one word of it, because I'm afraid that if I get to change the Second Amendment, other people will get to change the First Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment," Alan said. "So, I am committed to preserving the Bill of Rights, every single word, every comma, and every space between the words."

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Investigative reporter David Steinberg joined the radio program Monday, to explain how a new video may provide enough evidence to begin a FBI investigation into alleged illegal practices by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's campaign.

In the video, which was produced and released by Project Veritas, residents of Omar's community describe campaign teams that not only conduct illegal ballot harvesting practices but also pay people for their blank absentee ballots.

Steinberg told Glenn that, if these charges prove to be true, the federal government could bypass Omar's friend and protector, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Could 2020 be the beginning of the end for Omar's political career?

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Mike Fratantuono is the manager of Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He wrote in the Washington Post's COVID-19 series about the recent, heartbreaking loss of his business, a restaurant that has been in his family for "four generations and counting."

"I know this virus is real, okay? It's real and it's awful. I'm not disputing any of that," Mike wrote. "But our national hysteria is worse. We allowed the virus to take over our economy, our small businesses, our schools, our social lives, our whole quality of life. We surrendered, and now everything is infected."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck reacted to Mike's letter, which he shared in full, adding his hope that those in government are ultimately held responsible for what he called the biggest theft of the Western world.

"This is the biggest theft of, not only money, but of heritage and of hope," Glenn said. "The United States government and many of the states are responsible for this, not you. And hopefully someday soon, we'll return to some semblance of sanity, and those responsible for this theft, this rape of the Western world, will be held responsible."

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We did our homework over the weekend; we did the research so we can tell you what is likely coming from Senate Democrats regarding President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Based on our research and the anonymous people who have already come forward to talk about Coney Barrett's youth, these are the main shocking things you can expect Senate Democrats to seize on during the confirmation process…

A man has come forward under the banner of "#MenToo," to say that in second grade, Amy Coney Barrett and her best friend at the time, cornered him at a birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese and "injected him with a full dose of cooties." Which, if true, would obviously be disqualifying for serving on the highest court in the land.

Then there's a woman who says when she was nine-years-old, she lived on the same street as Amy Coney Barrett. She alleges that Coney-Barrett borrowed her VHS tape of Herbie Goes Bananas and did not return it for at least six months. And then when she did finally get the tape back, the woman says Coney Barrett did not even bother to rewind it. The FBI has interviewed at least two witnesses so far who say the tape was indeed not rewound and that it was very upsetting to the owner of the tape. Again, if true, this is troubling – clearly not the kind of integrity you want to see in a Supreme Court justice.

Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it.

The same neighbor also dropped a bombshell allegation about the drinking problem of Amy Coney Barrett and her closest friends. Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it. The neighbor says she "frequently" witnessed Coney-Barrett and her friends chugging entire cartons of milk – often Whole Milk, sometimes Chocolate Milk, occasionally both at the same time through a funnel.

Unfortunately, shooting-up cooties, injurious rewinding, and potential calcium-abuse are not even the worst of it.

A third person has now come forward, another man, and this is just reprehensible, it's hard to even fathom. But he alleges that in fourth grade, when they were around ten-years-old, Amy Coney Barrett and a group of "four or five of her friends" gang-GRAPED him on the playground during recess. He alleges the group of friends snuck uneaten grapes out of the cafeteria and gang-GRAPED him repeatedly in broad daylight. In other words, and I hate to have to spell this out because it's kind of graphic, but the group led by ten-year-old Amy Coney Barrett pelted this poor defenseless boy with whole grapes. He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

Obviously, even if just one of these allegations is half-true, no Senator with a conscience could possibly vote to confirm Coney Barrett. When there is a clear pattern of destructive childhood behavior, it always continues into adulthood. Because people do not change. Ever.

Fortunately, for the sake of the Republic, Democrats plan to subpoena Coney Barrett's childhood diary, to see what, if any, insights it may provide into her calcium habits, as well as her abuse of illicit cooties and the gang-GRAPING incident.

We will keep you posted on the latest, but for now, it looks like Democrats will find plenty in the reckless pre-teen life of Amy Coney Barrett to cast doubt on her nomination. And if not, they can always fall back on her deranged preference for letting babies be born.

[NOTE: The preceding was a parody written by MRA writer Nathan Nipper.]