What the candidates should say

GLENN: Let me tell you a story about a guy with down's syndrome, works at a grocery store. He's a bagger, decided he wanted to be the best bagger. He decided he wanted to leave people with a little something. So he and his dad every night would type out on his computer. He would find a phrase, little thought of the day that was happen and his dad would type it out for him and print a bunch of them. Then he would cut them out and every day with your bag of groceries he would put that happy thought of the day in there. Well, before you knew it everybody was standing in his line. One of the cashiers would say, I can help you over here. And they would say, no, I want to be in his line. Be the best at whatever it is that you're doing. Be the best. Enjoy the free education. You don't use the free education. You get now and we want -- we want to give people more? Make them work for it. Don't have other people pay for your stupidity. You spill hot coffee on your lap? Well, then you're just too dumb to drink hot coffee now, aren't you? You got yourself into an interest-only loan? Unless the bank did something and lied to you, you're too stupid to have a house. You live in a hurricane zone? Get insurance or don't buy the house. I ain't paying for it every time your house is blown down. You live in a hurricane zone. There's a reason that no one will insure you there. Why should I? If a capitalist society won't insure your house, if a company says I can't make money insuring that house because I'm guaranteed to lose money, because this house is guaranteed to blow down, why should I, somebody who lives in another part of the country, somebody who says I'm not that dumb; I'm not going to build my house on the side of a hill in California; I'm just not that stupid.


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Why should I pay for it? Since when, since when did we have to carry lazy and stupid people around? The lazy and stupid people are killing us. Let them be lazy. Let them be stupid. For those who cannot help themselves, we will help. For those who will not help themselves, I got no time for you, jack. I told my wife last night, I got four kids. I don't know about you. I don't know how many kids you have. You might have one, you might have 19. One is one, two is 20. Four, they surround you! There's no escaping. It's like cowboys and Indians. All of a sudden you're surrounded. And every single one of them has a different issue that they're dealing with that I had no idea how to fix.

Can I tell you something? The world's problems are a lot easier for me than teenagers. I can tell you the things that we should be doing as a country. I can tell you the things that we should be doing as consumers, as an economy. I can't tell you who to vote for and I can't tell you how to parent. I have no idea. Talking to my wife last night, I said every day this weekend it has been a crisis with one of the kids and something that is ripped me apart inside, I don't know how to help. I've been reading so much, trying to figure out how to be a better parent and I'll bet you you are the same way. You are struggling to keep your head above water. I'm blessed enough to be able to have the financial resources where I'm not worried about that as well but most are. So you've got your own kids to worry about. You are fighting to keep your own kids' heads above water. You are trying to desperately to get your kids to value a dollar, to value hard work, to value this country. You are laying awake at night thinking about it, worrying about it, worrying about what their life is going to be like, and the Government wants me to take on other people who have no intention of working, who have dropped out of high school because they just weren't interested? I'm paying for your healthcare? I'm paying for your unemployment, I'm paying for your food stamps? I don't think so. I'm sorry. I got no time for you.

Now, where is the candidate that will say that? Where is the candidate that will speak to the hard working American people? And I don't mean this bull crap that comes out of the mouth of Mr. "I've got 17 acres all clear cut but I care about the environment" John Edwards. Where is the person that will speak in my grandfather's voice? Where was the person that used to be a Democrat that said I believe in country, I believe in God, and I believe in hard work? I don't believe in handouts. I believe in hand-ups and it makes me a better person as an individual to help somebody up myself. I'm not gonna call somebody in Washington. Where is that candidate? Because I believe that's the candidate that America is looking for and unfortunately I believe that's the candidate that just is not on the roster, at least for the next four years.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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