Glenn Beck Christmas Tour '08 Poll


Now, personal note. I'm torn. I'm really torn, and I think I've made my decision but I wanted to put it out to you first and then I won't talk about it anymore at this point. I'll talk about it this one time and I've asked for your opinion on a poll that I just put up on the website. I have been working on this Christmas show for about two years and this is something that I have wanted to do. I've been trying to piece this together in my head and prepare for it now for five years or seven years. I've been telling you about this Christmas sweater story that it is the most honest, it is -- it's turned into something that I didn't expect, quite honestly. I tried to soften the story. I tried to tell it in a way -- and it wouldn't allow me to tell it in any other way. And I know you probably don't know what I'm talking about yet, but you will come around Christmastime. It's coming out as a book and everything else and it wouldn't let me tell it any other way. It really wouldn't. I had to tell it as the truth. And it's stuff that I had never even shared with my family. There's a lot of stuff in there that you just don't know and my family didn't even know. And I originally started to write it and it just kind of, as something for my family and then it just snowballed and so it's coming out as a book. And I'm going to make it into a Christmas show, and I've talked about it for a long time about having a live orchestra with us. I designed the back. It has this giant, what is it, a 50 by 30 foot screen, something like that. I mean, it's this gigantic -- and I have said I'm willing to lose money on this. I don't care. I want to put -- I want to do this one right. I will not do this wrong. And so I will spend what it takes to do it.

Well, I finally got the finalized budget last night and it is so far out of whack with sanity that I wanted to ask you. Because the only way I don't lose, I mean, gigantic sums of money is to raise ticket prices to bring them more in line with an actual show. You know what I do is, you know, I do a stage show, a comedy show and we keep our ticket prices at that level. But if you would go see, you know, the local, you know, Broadway touring show of something else, the ticket prices are higher. So the ticket prices are -- I don't even know. They're like $45 and $65 and then the Golden Circle is like $120 or something. And I know that's a ton of money to ask you to pay for. I mean, I have to sell a ton more tickets and it has to be a lot more, and I'm not even talking about making a profit. I'm just talking about not losing everything on that, you know, on that project. I wanted to bring it up to you. I think I've made my decision that I'm willing -- I don't care if I make money on it. I'll do it once. The story will be told and I will do it the right way and I really done care if I make money. But I would like to ask you. I could do, you know, the standup comedy kind of thing that we do every year and we can change that and, you know, blah, blah, blah, or I could do this right for one year. Are you willing -- for those who go to these shows, are you willing to pay a slight -- I think it's a $10 increase in, you know, the bottom line and maybe a $12 at the top, something like that. Are you willing to pay the extra to be able to see an actual show. I mean, I hired a Broadway producer to produce this thing. Please, only if you go to these shows. Should we do it one night and see what happens, give it a whirl. GlennBeck.com. That poll is on the front page now, GlennBeck.com. And it will only be up for a couple of hours and then it will come down.

As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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