Glenn Beck: Obama's elitist?




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GLENN:  We're talking to Honky Whitesville from the Obama campaign.

CALLER:  Yeah, say white campaign advisor.

GLENN:  I beg your pardon?

CALLER:  I just make sure you get that title, I'm the white campaign advisor.  I'm white.

GLENN:  I don't really think that's important, Mr. Whitesville.

CALLER:  Well, it's just important to be truthful.  I'm white.  I'm a white man.

GLENN:  But that's okay.

CALLER:  I just want you -- I want to make sure you know.

GLENN:  It doesn't really matter.

CALLER:  And your audience knows that, that I'm white.  I'm working with the Obama campaign and I'm very white.  And I'm white.  Ever see toothpaste?  You know the tube with toothpaste out?  That's sort of my color.

GLENN:  Right.

CALLER:  That's the color.  I was looking in the mirror yesterday after I looked up and I was like, oh, no, I have toothpaste all over my face but actually I just had face all over my face because my face is white, and just so everyone knows, I work at the Obama campaign and I'm white but my first name's Honky, my literal first name is Honky.

GLENN:  I don't even believe that's your first name.

CALLER:  And my last name is Whitesville.

GLENN:  So anyway, Honky Whitesville, you --

CALLER:  I love mayonnaise and just so you know, I don't pronounce it mayonnaise.  Mayo-nnaise.  I want people to know that I know, I bought mayonnaise so many times that I just know the word.  I know how it's spelled and how to properly pronounce mayo-nnaise.  Just, you know.  And I work for the Obama -- did I say that I work for the Obama campaign?

GLENN:  I got it.  I don't understand the new tack here.  But last night in Charlotte, North Carolina, Michelle Obama went on a rant that I -- I mean --

CALLER:  Powerful, wasn't it?  Powerful stuff.

GLENN:  It was really out of step with where the American people are.

CALLER:  I was -- I mean, if --

GLENN:  She is an elitist.  She is an elitist and she is one of the most angry people --

CALLER:  This is the Hillary Clinton campaign.  This is their attack and it's absolutely ridiculous if you look at the facts.  But let me paint a picture for you.

GLENN:  All right.

CALLER:  I need to paint a picture that you and the audience can all relate to.  Think of it this way.  Barack Obama is Emily Brontė and Hillary is Charlotte Brontė.  Oh, oh, my, I think your audience right now -- and I know you are, Glenn -- is really relating.

GLENN:  I mean, those are people that, I don't even know, didn't they write like Wuthering Heights?

CALLER:  Obviously I guess you are just trying to clarify in case somebody doesn't know but Emily Brontė wrote Wuthering Heights under the pseudonym Ellis Bell and then had it published under -- but then Charlotte Brontė, she would edit a posthumous version.  That's the analogy that I'm trying to -- Hillary is Charlotte Brontė-ing Barack's ideas.

GLENN:  See, this is where it gets into elitism with the --

CALLER:  This is ridiculous.  Why do people keep saying that?  Hillary is clearly the elitist.  Let me give you another one.  I'm sorry that didn't work for you.  I figured -- I mean, we're trying to relate to the people here.

GLENN:  I understand that.  I don't think the Brontė, Emily and Charlotte Brontė example is really going to work for you.

CALLER:  Hillary Clinton, she is like a bottle of 2003 Celocita Creek cabernet sauvignon Washington.  I mean, only 3400 cases were made at $85 a bottle.  How can that be the cabernet of the people?  Now, Barack Obama is much more like a bottle of 2001 Casanova Duneri Dunero Du Montel Chino Duevo Tuscany (ph).  I mean, it's only $70 a bottle.  I mean, anybody can buy it.  And at 4,830 cases made, there's much more available.  But who was the wine of the year in Wine Spectator Magazine 2006?  You know what I mean?  Say it with me.  Casanova Duneri -- you don't like that?

GLENN:  Honky Whitesville, I think that you're missing -- you people in the Obama campaign just don't know who the real people are, and you're angry and elitist and I think the -- if I may just go into the speech that was given last night.

CALLER:  I think people will understand how average.

GLENN:  So here's what happened last night.  She's at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte and there's a preacher speaking and he says tomorrow we shall achieve the victory that the kingdom of God may come on Earth as it is in heaven."  So I believe what he was basically saying is Barack Obama will bring the kingdom of God here on heaven?

CALLER:  You know... he's not part of our campaign.  I don't --

GLENN:  So he says all those who love the Lord will go out and vote for Obama, say amen, and everybody says amen.

CALLER:  Amen.

GLENN:  Then he says tomorrow the people of North Carolina, this is today, which was last night, will seek to give climax to a campaign that seeks to lift America to a higher ground and so Lord we thank you for this campaign and this election opportunity in this election to move America from the dark valley of doubt to the mountaintop of hope, to the days when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow can be mellow.

CALLER:  Yep.

GLENN:  And the red man can get ahead and the white man will see the light.

CALLER:  And the white man will see the light knowing that the white man is welcome.  They just want to make sure that he was trying to be clear that everyone knows the white man is welcome.

GLENN:  This is again all part of this kind of the white man is evil thing that you've -- hello?

CALLER:  You are saying that that's -- you have a transcript of this, or is this --

GLENN:  This is a transcript of what happened last night.

CALLER:  Do you have audio or video?

GLENN:  No, I don't have the audio.

CALLER:  But you have the transcript?

GLENN:  I have the transcript right here.

CALLER:  Now, this actually happened, what you're saying here?

GLENN:  Yeah, this is yet another reverend basically saying if you're any other color other than white, you cannot make it in America.  But then she gets up.

CALLER:  Oh, well, this is --

GLENN:  And she gets up -- now, does she speak for the campaign?

CALLER:  Oh, absolutely -- Michelle Obama is just your average person.  She's, you know, had a tough time throughout her life and honestly she had to fight against impossible odds.

GLENN:  Okay, here we go, here we go.  She says there are forces out there that are trying to take everything away from Barack and everything that Barack has worked for, but she doesn't ever name the sources of who's trying to take it all away.

CALLER:  Well, as you know, forces exist such as people voting.  That could be one of the --

GLENN:  She says they are trying to take her away from the mountaintop of hope and they have to be stopped.  She said, we've learned that we're living in a -- I'm quoting:  We're living in a time and in a nation where the bar is set, right?

CALLER:  Right.

GLENN:  Yeah.  Well, that's what the crowd said.  Then they tell you, all you need to do is just do these things and you'll get to the bar.

CALLER:  Uh-huh.

GLENN:  Then you go about the business of doing those things.

CALLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  And she basically said that, you know, her husband's been doing that, raising money, building an organization, winning caucuses, winning primaries, amassing a large number of delegates and yet he still hasn't won because of the unnamed adversaries.

CALLER:  Oh, the unnamed adversaries are clear here and what they are are the rules of the election.  Apparently someone put these crazy superdelegate things together and I mean, how were we supposed to know about them in advance?  I mean, this is the sort of forces --

GLENN:  She said, you start working hard and sacrificing and you think you're getting closer to the bar.  You're working, you're struggling, you get right to that bar, you're reaching out for the bar and then what happens?  And the crowd screams... they raise the bar.

CALLER:  They raise the bar.

GLENN:  She says they raise the a bar, raise the bar, shift it to the side, keep it out of reach.  Who's raising the bar?

CALLER:  Well, if you look, the Democratic campaign, the whole DNC changed it from 2025 delegates to 3 million delegates.  Those were not the rules before the election began.

GLENN:  That's not what they're doing.  They haven't changed anything.  She says that's exactly what's happening in this race.

CALLER:  Right.

GLENN:  You know what happens when you live in a society where a vast majority of people are struggling every day to reach an ever shifting bar?  You know what happens to that kind of society?  And some man yelled in the audience, they get frustrated.  She said, and that frustration leaves people isolated and afraid.  Hey, Honky Whitesville?

CALLER:  Yes.

GLENN:  What happens when people get afraid?

CALLER:  They get frustrated?

GLENN:  No, but don't they cling to their guns and religion?

CALLER:  Oh, you are talking about typical white people?

GLENN:  Yeah.

CALLER:  Oh, yeah.  All they do is they cling to their guns and their religion and the Second Amendment and the rule of law, crazy things, whatever.  Those white people, like me.

GLENN:  What happens when those who are reaching for the bar, what do they cling to when they get afraid and feel isolated?  Do they cling to anything?

CALLER:  Well, I mean, if they can reach the bar, they will cling to the bar.  That's one thing.

GLENN:  Other than that?

CALLER:  But other than that, they just cling to, you know, their guns and their religion and their hatred and their whiteness.

GLENN:  She says, we pass on the negative energy to the next generation.  She said, I was in a little beauty shop and we were all having a rally.  In a beauty shop?  It was me and a bunch of women and a couple of brothers.  Do you realize when your husband becomes the next President of the United States, it will be historical, says a girl.  She's 10 years old.  Everybody laughs.  Cute thing for a kid to say.  She said, what does that mean to you, she asked the little girl.  The little girl said, it means that I can imagine anything for myself.  The crowd begins to applaud.  You know, they're hearing this happy little tale.  Everybody's like, oh, this is inspiring.  And then Mrs. Obama continues.

CALLER:  Right.  This is an inspiring story.

GLENN:  No, it kind of goes awry here.  She says, and that little girl started to break down in tears.  She sobbed so hard.  She was crying big huge tears and I had to think, why is this little girl crying so hard.  I thought, you know, what's going on?  This little girl gets it.  That's what's going on.  The little 10-year-old girl knows what's at stake.  She knows that she's already five steps behind.  She knows that her hopes for college are already dwindling.  She knows that if she gets sick, maybe she has an asthma attack.  Instead of going to a doctor and being treated, she's going to be sitting in an emergency room for hours on end.

CALLER:  Oh, jeez.

GLENN:  In short -- what?

CALLER:  To clarify, you're saying she said this out loud?

GLENN:  She said this out loud.

CALLER:  Okay, yeah.

GLENN:  She said, in short the little girl, just 10, knows that the bar is moved --

CALLER:  Like in front of people?

GLENN:  In front of people she said this.  She knows that the bar has been moved far, far away from her.  She feels the veil of impossibility and it's suffocating her.

CALLER:  In a public place she said that?

GLENN:  Yes.  The little girl is in all of us.  I mean, Honky, Honky Whitesville, I mean, that's Michelle Obama speaking for the campaign.

CALLER:  Of course we agree with her.

GLENN:  She then went on to say I'm not supposed to be here.  That was a statistical oddity.  As a black girl raised on the south side of Chicago I wasn't supposed to be here.  I wasn't supposed to go to Princeton.  They said my test scores were too low.  I wasn't --

CALLER:  I'm sorry.  You said that her -- she said she was disappointed, she wasn't supposed to get into Princeton?  But she got into Princeton even though her test scores were --

GLENN:  Too low.

CALLER:  Too low.

GLENN:  Too low.  But she got into Princeton anyway.

CALLER:  And she's saying she's oppressed because she got into Princeton with low test scores?

GLENN:  Whose side are you on here?

CALLER:  She's right.  She is oppressed and the truth is that -- what did she say something about five steps behind?  What the hell is that?

GLENN:  She said, I also wasn't supposed to go to Harvard law school because they said it might be too tough for her, but she did.

CALLER:  So she had test scores that were too low to get to Princeton but she not only got into Princeton, she got into Princeton and Yale.

GLENN:  No, Harvard.

CALLER:  And Harvard and she's complaining about --

GLENN:  She said, I'm certainly not standing here with a chance to become the first lady of the United States of biography.

CALLER:  We should read her biography.

GLENN:  And there she is.  As always, they are trying to raise the bar a little higher like they did when she went to Princeton and then Harvard and now possibly the first lady.

CALLER:  Is it possible she was holding onto the bar as they were raising it?

GLENN:  No, I think she might have made a trip to the bar.  I'm not sure.

CALLER:  I don't know what you're saying.  I think the bottom line here is I think you are trying to deflect from the issues here is that the campaign is about the kids.  You know, we're all coming around and we're talking about this campaign about the kids, specifically Obama's kids.  We really need to make sure that -- I mean, let me ask you this.

GLENN:  Yeah.

CALLER:  Will Obama's kids be able to get the same quality of cabernet as that 2001 bottle?  Will they be able to find a Riesling that is satisfactory?  Will they be able to avoid embarrassing mom and dad because if they embarrass mom and dad, mom and dad are going to be upset.  Let me ask you this.  If gas prices remain this high.

GLENN:  Yeah.

CALLER:  Self-serve, who will pump the gas for the Obama family?  You can try to paint her as an elitist or you can try to paint him as an elitist because he is going to be eating a cheese steak with Havarti but I don't see any basis of it at all.  And just real quick, you said she said all this stuff at an -- like she meant to say it?

GLENN:  She meant to say it.

CALLER:  This was intentional.

GLENN:  That was last night.

CALLER:  She meant to.

GLENN:  Yeah.

CALLER:  Like really?

GLENN:  That's what I'm saying.  Honky Whitesville, thank you very much for your time.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin said his new book, "American Marxism," provides proof that we're not just facing a coming Marxist revolution — it's already here.

Many Americans remain unconvinced, believing recent moves from the far left and the Democratic Party are just passing phases. But this is not a "fad," Levin told Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday.

"This isn't progressivism, or social activism, or democratic socialism. This is Marxism. Now, it may not be Marxism in every particular. But it's an Americanized form of Marxism," Levin explained.

"You need to pay attention to what's taking place ... You've seen it with your own two eyes. You saw the riots all summer long. You saw Black Lives Matter, which is headed by an openly proud Marxist. You see Antifa, which is a Marxist anarchist organization. You see the media, that you have been watching and reading, endorse every single one of these movements," he added.

"People have been brainwashed, or ... haven't been paying attention. They view this as a passing fad," Levin went on to say. "It's not. We all need to wake up to this. And if we have little differences, moderate Democrats, Libertarians and so forth, you better put them aside right now. Because we have a common enemy. I say enemy, not opponent. Not adversary. Enemy. And we need to be focused on defeating that enemy, rather than fighting among ourselves."

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Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

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We've heard a lot about the 1776 Commission over the past several months. From the mainstream media, you've heard lies and slander: It was a racist panel put together by President Trump to peddle a whitewashed version of American history.

In reality, the 1776 Commission was established by President Trump in the fall of 2020 with the purpose of promoting "patriotic education." Not to mandate it, not to propose legislation – simply to PROMOTE it. The media and academia lost their minds over this now controversial idea that we should teach young Americans to appreciate the nation they've inherited. And predictably, just hours after Biden took the oath of office, he signed an executive order to dissolve the 1776 Commission, calling the commission's report "offensive and counterfactual."

Glenn Beck presents the 1776 Commission's report in its entirety, because unlike the media and President Biden who want to hide it from you, Glenn wants you to seek the truth and celebrate Independence Day with pride.

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I am an Irishman and in 2006, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend Independence Day in America. It was a magical experience I will never forget and one I am desperate to repeat.

Everything about the day was magical. I can remember every little detail: seeing the pure joy on people's faces when they saw family members, not seen since Christmas; enjoying burgers and hot dogs being grilled to perfection in the mid-afternoon; jumping on a boat and witnessing an awe-inspiring fireworks display with the feel of a cold beverage in my hand; coming ashore and sitting around an open fire, toasting marshmallows.

As fun as these activities were, they are NOT what made the day magical.

The day was and is made magical remembering WHAT Americans are celebrating: being thankful for the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence and the idea of America which improved EVERY aspect of our world.

I would be honored if you would allow me to share five pivotal points from the Declaration, explaining how they started America on the path to becoming an exceptional nation, and how you can learn from the founders' example today.

1 The Layout

Take a look around society today, and you will notice a prevalent theme. The majority of people are angry, upset, and frustrated. They love to highlight the parts of society they view as a problem and tear it down. This requires zero talent. Even newborn babies with no verbal skills and very little knowledge of the outside world will let you know when they are unhappy by crying for a clean diaper, food or attention.

History is filled with people complaining and starting wars because they feel they have been wronged and sought a future "free from their oppressor".

Thomas Jefferson and your founders were different. Before mentioning any issues with the King (they waited 1338 words), they first explained their vision and how America would be different from other nations. They boldly declared that all men were created equal and have a God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This principle of explaining what you are for has a long track record in American society and has long lead to effective change.

This principle of explaining what you are for has a long track record in American society and has long lead to effective change. This includes famous speeches by John F. Kennedy declaring, "We will go to the moon by the end of this decade," or the great Martin Luther King Jr. telling everyone how he "had a dream."

LESSON: Tell the world what you stand for -- not what you stand against!

2 Role of Government

I have spent over seven years with The Blaze, promoting your founding principles and explaining how America is unique and different to every other nation in the world. Every principle, policy, plan and idea can be traced back to one core principle: How we view government and its role in society.

On the surface of history, it is very easy to believe that our world is very different and would provide many different answers to this simple question.

Just look at our world today and you see many different power structures. England retains a monarch. European countries, like mine, are democracies. Iran is a theocratic-controlled country. Russia is an oligarchy. Inside those countries, you will notice differences in ideologies between communism, socialism, fascism, liberalism and even conservatism.

YES, they all look very different. However, if you look deeper into those countries, you will notice they all view government the exact same.

Government is a central agency that possesses the power to be the moral arbiters of society, the ability to be the great equalizer and most importantly they are the provider of rights.

Does this mean every government uses this power every day?

NO.

Clearly, there are governments around the world who are more open to freedom and view government as the last resort. However, every country believes government always has that power and there are situations when government must take control for the "greater good".

If you doubt this, look at the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Even countries that love to talk about freedom and identify as freedom-loving, removed their citizens' rights in the name of public safety. You witnessed everything from governments shutting down businesses, banning you from traveling more than three miles from your home, limiting the number of people you could have to visit your own house and enforcing you to wear a mask.

How could they do this? Because government is the power structure of all these countries and providers of rights. Any government that has the power to confer can also rescind them under the right circumstances.

Your founders were very clear that they did not share the world vision of an all-powerful government.

The idea of America is different. Your founders were very clear that they did not share the world vision of an all-powerful government. You can see this by reviewing the structure of the Constitution, but that foundation was started in the Declaration of Independence when they spoke about the Law of Nature and Nature's God, which highlights ALL rights come from God. You are born with these rights and it is the government's sole responsibility to ensure these rights are never taken away.

3 RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Take a step back and look at the public discourse today. You will notice the majority of people love to talk about their rights. My friends on the right love to talk about their right to free speech and guns. My friends on the left love to talk about their right to healthcare and abortions. When was the last time you saw anyone online talk about their duty and responsibilities? It's not a very popular topic.

Your founders were not dumb men.

Their genius was understanding the laws of nature and basic first principles. They researched world history -- from the great empires of the past to senates that were supposed to last forever, examining why they failed. While there are countless reasons for each, understanding one concept is critical. When freedom becomes all about rights and forgets about responsibilities, it creates a vacuum. Historically, the government always fills that vacuum. This creates a prime opportunity for a tyrant to come to power and solve a public need and always ends the same way - gaining more power and stripping you of your individual rights.

Your founders feared this vacuum and warned against it TWICE in the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. They spoke about your right to alter and abolish your government, instituting new safeguards. Then they spoke about your right, and duty, to throw off the government and provide new guards.

LESSON: Freedom without responsibility will always lead to tyranny.

4 RACIST FOUNDERS

As an outsider, nothing annoys me more than the constant attacks on your founders and their brilliance. Were they perfect? NOPE. Should they be worshipped like Idols? NOPE. Are there things we can improve upon? Yes. For example, it's 2021; why does the post office need to be included in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution?

Despite their flaws, they provided America with a great platform on which to build. If America is to survive and prosper, the IGNORANT attacks that America's founders were old racist white men with wooden teeth must stop. Why? Because it is a LIE!!!

I could write at length about this issue alone, but I will provide two simple facts.

Firstly, please close your eyes and imagine an actual racist (no, not your typical Donald Trump supporter). Imagine how they look, how they sound, what words they use and everything down to what aftershave they wear. Got that vision? Good. Now try imagining that vile, disgusting racist say the following:

ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL!

Did your vision say those words? Do you think people like David Duke would say them, let alone sign their name to a statement declaring this as a self-evident principle for the world to see?

Answer: NO!

The second fact requires you to have a reading of history before America. Thomas Jefferson could have very easily left these five powerful words out entirely or just use the accepted language of the day from the Magma Carta which stated:

"All FREE men are created equal."

If Jefferson and the founders were racist, why did they improve on the language of the day and declare this truth as self-evident?

If ...the founders were racist, why did they improve on the language of the day and declare this truth as self-evident?

5 FORGOTTEN FOUNDERS

If you look at culture and politics today, you will notice a common theme where everyone just wants to win, regardless of the cost. Society tells us winning is everything, and there is no room for failure. Is this true? Can society progress really progress without failure and sacrificing everything they have for the greater good?

American history is so vast and deep that it can be straightforward to focus on the great and famous leaders who survived like Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Franklin.

This particular weekend, I would like to briefly highlight three patriots who took the ultimate risk by signing the Declaration of Independence. They lost everything, and are sadly forgotten by many who teach history.

JOHN HART: John was a widowed farmer in New Jersey with 12 kids. He was rich, well-known in society, and employed many. When he signed the Declaration, troops attacked his farm with orders to execute him in Hopewell. He fled and eventually died in hiding.

FRANCES LEWIS: Frank was involved in international business and made a fortune on the mercantile exchange. Like John, he was rich, powerful and employed many. When he signed, he returned to find armed troops at his home, taking possession of it. They arrested his wife, starved and mistreated her and although she was later released, she soon passed away due to the horrific treatment.

RICHARD STOCKTON: Richard was a wealthy lawyer who studied at Princeton. He served on the New Jersey Supreme Court and had the respect of his peers. After signing, he was locked up, starved, tortured, and robbed of his possessions. His treatment was so bad that his final days were spent living on the charity of friends.

These brave men could have chosen a much easier road in life. They could have ignored the calls for Independence, paid any additional taxes to the King and still lived a great life. They had everything you would deem desirable in society -- money, earthly possessions, name recognition, and respect.

...these men... risked everything they had so everyone could have a brighter and freer tomorrow.

When they signed the Declaration of Independence, the only thing they could gain was an opportunity for absolute freedom. This ideal was so powerful that these men, and countless others, risked everything they had so everyone could have a brighter and freer tomorrow.

LESSON: Pursuing a higher aspiration is more important than winning.

Personal Request:

It is popular for Americans to say "Happy 4th" or "Happy 4th of July."

PLEASE STOP SAYING IT!

After reading this, realize how important and significant your founders to America and the world. It is disrespectful to them, their memory, their sacrifice, and everything they fought for. After all, would you go up to a Christian and say "Happy 25th?"

NOPE.

May I wish you and your exceptional nation a very HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

If you enjoyed this column, I released a special on The Blaze this week where I did a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence with KrisAnne Hall. You can listen for free on Apple or Spotify or The Blaze.