Glenn's Promise

GLENN: I told you yesterday I'm going to make not a prediction, I'm going to make a promise. I said where are all of the conservatives, saying that we can't give socialism, we can't give a socialized program to bail these big companies out. Where are they? I said here is my promise, not a prediction. Since nobody on the conservative side is standing up saying, hey, we can't bail these companies out, there will be no defense against the argument, "Well, you were for it for the big companies." And I said, I'll make you a promise that's what's coming. Well, in today's USA Today, which means Harry Reid said this sometime yesterday, as maybe I was making this promise on the air. Senate majority leader Harry Reid promised consideration of a second stimulus package. The first one's not even out yet and it's not even going to -- it's not going to work. But anyway, he's promising a second one. Extending unemployment benefits, funding construction, providing other kinds of aid. He criticized the White House on Monday for being willing to bail out large investment banks while doing little for homeowners facing foreclosure. Fastest prediction to come true, Stu?

Then we have -- I'm going to make another promise, not a prediction. Last hour is going to be taken out of context by the blogs. It will be typed directly into Keith Olbermann's TelePrompTer and it will be used as a case on just how racist and how hateful talk radio really is. And it will be very fascinating to see how they do it and how they take -- they will take the comedy parts and take it out of context and then report it as deadly serious, yet again. But you at least will know the truth, especially if you get the newsletter today. It's absolutely free. Grab it online at GlennBeck.com. You'll be able to hear the whole monologue on Barack Obama's preacher. Then I want to warn you on something on the economy and then I'm going to move on.

I told you six months ago, I said, the world, you will wake up on a Monday and by Friday the whole world will look different. I don't believe this is the week. It could be the week. I don't believe this is the week but we are on the precipice and now you have more and more economists. You have people who will actually utter the word "Depression," not "Recession." They will say, "Oh, yeah, we're in a recession." Now they are starting to talk about Depression. When I was in crazy town six months ago or a year ago when I talked to you about this and I said to you at the time prepare, get out of debt, food storage, do the things that you need to do. Please do those things because the world -- I truly believe the world is going to change and hopefully, hopefully they are able to pull this one out of the fire but I don't -- I can't imagine how it's going to happen because it's not really about liquidity. It's about so much more. But leave that alone.

Here's the thing I want you to watch for. I want you to watch for a sudden fall in the price of oil. If you see oil spike downward to about $70 a barrel, $80 a barrel, if it goes from $110 to $80 a barrel, look out. It's counterintuitive but you have to remember that the price of oil is based on futures and so what could possibly happen, a bad sign. If it drifts back down slowly over a period of time, that's good. But if it suddenly drops down, what that means is that the conventional wisdom for the people who buy oil futures, these are the big -- you know, there's a lot of money. These people who are buying oil futures, what they're saying is the economy around the world is going to slow down so much that people won't be able to drive or fly as much as they have had to. They won't be able to afford the oil or the gasoline or the diesel. So demand will go way, way down for oil. That's what they will be betting on. Right now they're betting on things are just going to continue to grow and consumption's going to continue to grow and the price -- and the dollar is going to continue to fall. If oil suddenly spikes down, watch out. But please, I'm begging you, and I -- you know, I'm probably wrong but please, I'm begging you, please prepare your family. Please go out and do some food storage. Please go out and just batten down the hatches at your own home just because it probably won't happen, but goodness. There are so many warning signs out there that now the average Joe can see. And you know what? I talked to the -- remember the lady we had on yesterday? She was -- I'm trying to remember her name. She was -- yeah, Sherry Cooper. She used to work -- she was one of the chief economists at the Fed. She was on again last night. I had the guy on from Barron's, one of the main guy from Barron's last night and I asked him. I said, what is the average person doing? He said, well, the average person's got to change his stock portfolio, and I said, stop. The average person. The person that is struggling to make ends meet right now, the one that is looking at the gas pump and saying, oh, my gosh, the gas, what do I do about the gas, what does that person do? You know what his quote was? I mean, if this doesn't make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, nothing will. He said, well, that person it's too late. I'm telling you it's not too late but it's becoming too late soon. Go. Do food storage, please. Batten down the hatches. As much as you possibly can, batten down the hatches. We are facing things that this country -- you know what I actually had an economist tell me yesterday? That they think this could be worse than the 1930s. I said to them, how does it get worse than the -- how is that even possible? You think I'm in crazy town? What does that even mean? But we are in uncharted territory. The Fed is studying the Great Depression. They are looking at it. Bernanke is a guy who has studied it before and they are trying to pull out all of the stops. I read a report today that says this thing is so big and so out of control, the Fed's not going to be able to control it. It's going to land in the lap of congress and the President. Well, now it will be fixed. When it gets to that point, gang, it's socialism. When it gets to that point, it is the other thing I've been predicting, the new New Deal. All right, enough on that. Watch oil and please prepare.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Left's latest move — canceling six Dr. Seuss books due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity. And now, school districts are jumping on board after President Joe Biden seems to have dropped Dr. Seuss from the White House's annual "Read Across America Day" proclamation.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn argued that deleting books is the perfect example of fascism, and asked when we as a country will finally realize it.

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?"

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Beck don't agree much on policy, but they're in lockstep on principles.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Tulsi spoke with Glenn about one of her last acts in Congress, introducing the "Protect Women's Sports Act," which she says would "strengthen, clarify, and uphold the intent of Title IX to provide a level playing field for girls and women in sports." But since then, the Biden administration has gone in the opposite direction, and has supported allowing biological men to compete in women's sports.

Watch the video clip below to hear why Tulsi took a stand for female athletes:


Watch the full interview with Tulsi Gabbard here.

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Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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