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I'm changing our approach on two things, the economy and politics today. I felt a -- in fact, I cut the opening block yesterday of the TV show and we recut it entirely. One piece of advice that was given to me by a guy named Joel Cheatwood who is the guy who hired me over at CNN, is now over at Fox, he is the guy who hired me over there and he said about three months into it, he said, I've never seen a guy with a better gut in television than yours. And he said, I can't believe I'm saying that because you've never done television before. He said, I don't care what it takes. If you don't feel comfortable with a block, shut it down and redo it, and every time we get into a segment and I feel uncomfortable, we do. We shut it down. Yesterday I did this whole beginning of the show and I -- it just felt wrong to me and didn't do it and it's gone forever. And what it was was a segment on politics, and my gut tells me, and it told me this yesterday strongly, and I'm going to be real honest with you. I've been praying for some direction on a couple of things and one of them is politics, the other is the economy, and yesterday I got both answers. I don't think that when it comes to politics, I don't think you care about any of the infighting, I don't think you care about -- I mean, part of it is funny and it's a joke and, you know, how Hillary Clinton keeps saying, "You know what, you should be my vice president." The other guy's ahead! I mean, since when -- that's like me, you know, saying to Rush Limbaugh, "You know, Rush, I want you to know you can produce for me at any time." What is she even thinking?

So you are kind of interested in that -- I may be wrong, but this is my gut. You are kind of interested in that but you don't have a horse in the race; I don't have a horse in the race. I think all three of these people are going to screw us one way or another. I think they are going to all take us to hell. Here's what you do care about. You care about your family, you care about your personal economy, you care about your country. Your personal economy is being flushed down the toilet by the Fed and by big spending in Washington and quite honestly by our own big spending. So your personal economy is in trouble, but two out of the three culprits are in Washington.

The second thing you care about is your family and it is under attack all the time, in every way, shape, or form. From television to movies to magazines to the culture in school, everything, everything is under attack with your children, and you're doing your best just to take care of them and yet there are pinheads like there are in California that now say you don't have a constitutional right to teach your own children in school if you want to home school your kids. Excuse me? I don't have a constitutional right? Who the hell are you to tell me I don't have a constitutional right? Excuse me if I understand the founding fathers and the Constitution. God gives me rights. I lend those rights to the United States government and to the state, period. I lend them to you. God gave me my children. God gave me the right to raise my children. Don't tell me I don't have a constitutional right. You are putting the Constitution over me and over God. Sorry; you lose. And you want to tell me I don't have a constitutional right to raise my own children and to teach my own children unless I jump through the hoops that the government tells me to do? Come and get my children and my guns. So I don't think you care right now about the politics of all of this. I think you care about the bigger issues and so I want to -- and I asked Stu this morning to keep my feet to the fire on this one and let's not get lost on the game of politics because that's what everybody else is playing, the game of politics, and I don't think you trust any of these people. I'll get into Spitzer here in a second.

The other thing I'm going to make a policy change on on this program is since last year, and I really started to stand on it hard and was really crackpot city back in August, I stood hard on the economy and I said we are in deep, deep trouble, we are in deep trouble. You know what? My gut has told me to change the approach on this. I think that you get it. I think the people who listen to this program every day get it. I think the American people are about to get it if they haven't already. They already say that the economy is the number one thing. Their gut tells them, uh-oh, real trouble. I don't think most people understand how deep that trouble is. I think if you add any real pressure on this system -- I mean, I don't know if it was on TV or off TV yesterday with Professor Roubini. He's one of the world's leading economists from NYU. He had just got back from Abu Dhabi and he said, you know, the rest of the world is really concerned and he has been told in private at the highest levels to prepare for catastrophic collapse, prepare scenarios of how we get out of catastrophic collapse. I said, well, what does that mean? Does that mean Citigroup has to fold? What does that mean? And again it goes back to what I told you in August. He said, Glenn, that could be anything. That could be, you know, five, ten, you know, hedge funds that just collapse because they've been hiding all of this debt and they collapse and they throw the market into an absolute tailspin.

So I think you get it. I don't know if you agree with me and, you know, I could be wrong on how bad it's going to get, and I hope I am, but I think you get it. The economy's in trouble. So here's what we're going to do. We're going to start marking the road signs so we know where we are. What we're going to do is I'm not going to try to convince you anymore that the economy is in trouble. What I'm going to do is mark the road signs because I have enough information now, I know enough of the spiderweb that is out there, enough of the shoes that could fall that I can -- and I've had experts help put them into a system to let us know where we are, how close are we to really, really bad because nobody's telling you that. And so we will tell you, as the news unfolds, we will tell you, okay, this is where I think we are and I think these are the next things; if these things happen, then it will take us to the next level and we're three levels away from, you know, the Great Depression or just the 1970s. And so that's what we're going to -- I'm not even going to try to convince you anymore because I think you get it.

Also more importantly, I'm going to try to find more answers for you on what you can do about it to protect your family. It goes back to the first point on politics. You don't care about the game. You don't care about who caused it, you don't care about -- I mean, that's important to find out but not now. What's important to find out is how do I keep the sovereignty of the United States, how do I keep bad politicians out, how do I allow my kids to be home taught, how do I not lose all of my constitutional rights, how do I not lose power over my own right to carry a firearm. How do I not lose these things, how do I not lose my 401(k), how do I not lose my house. These politicians have so screwed this thing up, you know what? It's time to stop talking about them because they don't ever talk about us. They only talk to us. They don't understand us.

The Omicron variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.