GLENN: We've got a lot to talk about and I got to tell you. Maybe it's because I have teenagers now. But I have little kids and I have teenagers and the minefield that is parenting is just relentless. Is anybody with me? It's just relentless. And when my daughter was sitting here over the weekend and she said she was learning about the Progressive movement and, you know, so we started going over the stuff that she was writing about and how, you know, -- who she was having to study and what was being said about it. And her teacher actually is fair. I mean, I talk to her a lot about her teacher, oh, believe me. And she's like, he'll listen to the other side. And she said, I don't think he really has an agenda. She said, I think I know where he stands on things but he's at least a fair guy, unlike some of the other ones that don't even know the history. And when she said to me, "I'm looking for a college" and she wants to teach history but she won't teach American history because of all of the bad things that have happened in our history, she broke my heart, absolutely broke my heart. There is no more jingoistic kind of household -- Stu, have you ever met anybody more jingoistic?
STU: Well, no, of course not. I mean, there are gigantic, gigantic "Buy bonds" posters all over your house.
GLENN: I mean, my house literally, when you walk into my house, I have three bond posters from World War II done by Norman Rockwell. They're, you know, the freedom of want and freedom, you know, freedom of worship and everything else. I have a gigantic American flag from -- it goes two stories, a gigantic American flag from the 1800s that was in, I can't remember, some battle or whatever. I mean, it's like you walk in and you're like, holy cow, am I in the Smithsonian? I'm like in the American wing of the Smithsonian.
STU: This is what's disturbing, though, is I feel like you're becoming a tortured soul. I feel like I -- no matter how much money you have, I wouldn't want to switch places with you because you come in here, you know, after a nice weekend and I enjoyed myself with my wife and I had a great time. You come in here like your soul has been crushed every Monday.
GLENN: No, I don't.
STU: Yes, you do.
GLENN: No, I don't.
STU: Your life is -- you're becoming a martyr.
STU: Yes. What do you mean? How can you deny it?
GLENN: I've got kids. I've got four kids. Anybody with four kids, tell me they don't crush the very life out of you. You have four kids, it's not like, "Let me put on the cross again." It's that you've got four kids. And the struggle that they're going through, the things that you want to teach them, the things that you regret not teaching them, the things that you wanted to do and somehow or another you didn't do are coming back at you. You know, the things that they're struggling with in their personal lives that you remember in school. You know, you think that there is some shore that they can wash up on where they're safe, some shelter. The only shelter that our kids have is home. That's it. That's it. There's no other place where they're not being fed garbage. They're being fed garbage -- I've got to tell you about this play we went to over the weekend. Hang on for this because it -- it's amazing what was spoon-fed to this audience. My daughter, the one who says "I don't want to learn American history, I don't want to teach American history," my daughter almost said out loud, "Oh, please, please give it a rest" on one of the last scenes. She said, Dad, it took almost everything in me to not say it. She said, it almost just came out, it was just such propaganda. It was just, oh. And I mean, there is no place that you can go where they're not being fed a message most likely that is not the message you want them to be fed. Whether it is at school, whether it is, you know, just outside, just the advertising, whether it is on television. And we let it creep into our homes and we do it not because -- well, some people don't notice it. But some people are just tired.
I get home every night and I know there are things that I have to do, give the kids a bath, sit down, have dinner, say our prayers. We do all of that stuff. There are times when I go, oh, jeez, I don't want to -- I don't want to say the prayers with the kids tonight. It just -- I just want to sit down and watch TV. We're all so tired from running. And so we'll watch TV or we'll do whatever and we just are like, oh, well, they get the difference. Well, they don't. They don't get the difference. And we're being entertained with cakes and circuses while meanwhile people are in the basement stealing our most valued possession and that is the hope of our children that we are a great nation and that we are a great people.
Why is Barack Obama able to connect with hope and especially with the youth? Because it has been beaten into them over and over again. Not at your house, not at my house. At their schools, at their universities. We're bad, we're bad people, we're a bad nation. Well, we're not. We're a nation that has lost its way. We're not bad people. We're not killers. We're not people that take conquests, take land from other people. We're not somebody who has tried to take over the entire world. You know what? Most Americans, I think, feel like I do. You want to take it? Take it. You want to defend? Defend. You want to stand up for your freedom? Then stand up for your freedom. I'm tired of pushing you. I'm tired of you trying to tell me that I'm bad because I don't stand up for you and then when I stand up for you, you don't stand up for yourself. I'm tired of being told by George Clooney and the like that I'm bad because I won't stand up for Darfur. We're standing up all around the world. I'm tired of George Clooney and Michael Moore and Progressives like Obama and Hillary telling me we should listen to the UN, we should put all of our eggs in the UN basket because that's the way to solve things, when they won't solve Darfur. They got nothing else on their plate. Let them solve Darfur. They won't do it. To the point to where George Clooney himself said last week or the week before, at least give the UN soldiers enough to defend themselves and the people. Or have the common decency to pull them out. And yet they want more of the United Nations and yet we're the bad guys. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of it and I'm not going to take it anymore because it's not who we are. And I'm tired of somebody spoon-feeding me hope, spoon-feeding me change but the change they're asking to make is to bring us to a new New Deal which is not the change, is the essence of the change that got us here. I'm tired of people telling me how bad our government is, how bad our problems are and the way to fix it is to make the government bigger, to give it more power. I'm tired of it because it doesn't make any sense. And so we go home and we don't teach it to our children because we're tired of it. And I understand it, brother, because I'm just as tired as you are. But you know what? We've got to find a way together. They have taken our children away from us. They have taken the understanding of what this country really means, they have taken it and we have given it to them because we trusted them. We trusted that they understood America the way we understand them, that it's a good place that has made mistakes. That's not what they've taught. They've taught that we're a bad place, that can be so much better, if... I'm sorry for ranting so just passionate, and I'm a dad in a corner. And when parents get backed into a corner, look out because there's nothing I'm more protective of than my kids. And come hell or high water, I'm going to find a way. Come hell or high water, we will find a way to get our kids back on the right track, to teach them the truth. We'll find a way because we have to. Because real hope doesn't come from speeches. Planning for the future doesn't come from just looking at the future. It comes from looking at the past. And not just the past you want to look at but the actual past, warts and all, to see it for what it really was. Not the revisionist history, not the one that's all red, white and blue and party balloons and not the one that's all slavery and corruption, but the truth about America, that we are a free people that freed more people than any other people in the history of the world, that when America finally does pass, when America's sun finally does set, the world will weep because they will finally realize, as will we and our children and our great-great grandchildren, they will finally realize what we actually were and what we actually had.