Caller: I was lying to my family



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PAT: Let's go back to Michelle in New Jersey who is telling us about her 40 Day 40 Nights Challenge. Okay, Michelle, go ahead.

CALLER: So I'm the terrible mother who lies to her children. When they want ice cream and it's after bedtime, rather than saying no, it's after bedtime, I say we just don't have any, so I don't have to hear the arguments.

STU: Ah, you're a liar of convenience.

CALLER: Yes.

PAT: Wow.

CALLER: Exactly. They were all lies of convenience. So I said if I'm going to do this 40 day thing, I've got to cut out all these lies. Oh, boy. So I did. And I got all the arguments that I expected I was going to be getting. My life was miserable for several weeks. However, a couple of weeks ago my daughter came to me. She's 8. And she said she wanted to spend $10 on this book/toy thing and I'm taking a deep breath going, oh, jeez, I should tell her no, it's a big waste of money. And I said, well, all right. Can't lie to her. If you want to spend the money, okay, but you said you wanted to save for an iPod. If you spend $10 on this toy, it will take longer to get the iPod. And she got all mad and she huffed away. She came back to me later that night and said, Mom, I decided I wanted the iPod more; I'm not going to buy the book.

PAT: Wow.

CALLER: And it hit me a couple of days after that that she was self regulating. And all those lies of convenience I told her just to avoid the arguments deprived her of the lessons on how and why we make decisions and how to govern ourselves so those little lies that I thought didn't matter, they really mattered.

STU: That's a great point.

PAT: Wow, what a great point. What a great that is really insightful, Michelle. I mean, that's you know, and you can apply that to so many things that we do with our kids like something else we've talked about on a regular basis, participation trophies.


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CALLER: Yes.

PAT: That's another lie to your kids that does them harm in the long run that we think is soothing their feelings in the short term. You're exactly right. What a great point. So things are better now and they I mean, is your are the kids adjusting to this, to this new reality?

CALLER: They still argue with me when they don't get what they want.

PAT: Yeah.

CALLER: But at least they say, right, I don't like it but I understand.

PAT: Wow.

CALLER: Great, I don't like it, either, but I'm glad you're understanding.

PAT: That's great.

CALLER: The arguments are less, and they're starting to figure things out more.

PAT: Yeah. Did you have to eliminate

CALLER: I'm doing better than I was doing at 30.

PAT: Did you have to eliminate anything other than, you know, lies to your family like did you, drugs, coke, nose candy, did you have those things going on in your life?

CALLER: Only the Diet Cokes but I

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

STU: That causes Rumsfeld Plague!

PAT: Wow. Are you poisoning your family with that?

CALLER: You know, we're all going to die of something.

PAT: All right. Thanks, Michelle.

It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

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What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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