Glenn's take on National Treasure II

GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. I'm glad you're here. My name is Glenn Beck and I want to talk to you about a couple of things. I want to start with something real positive. I went to see National Treasure over the weekend, the Nicholas Cage movie. I don't know if you've seen it already. I personally, I think I liked it better than the first one. I don't know. I'd have to see the first one. I really liked the first one. I mean, you know, it's an American Indiana Jones. If you are looking for anything deeper than that, you are going to the wrong movie. But that's what it is, an American adventure in Indiana Jones. And I saw the second one and I liked it as much as the first. My daughter said on the way out, she said, I think that's better than the first one, Dad, and it's been a long time since I've seen the first one but it's pretty close. I liked it. But here's what I liked about it. I liked the fact that, A, there wasn't any offensive -- there's nothing offensive in it. I didn't feel uncomfortable sitting next to my family. I didn't have to walk out and go, no, that's not exactly what was going on. I didn't have to explain who the bad guys are and who the good guys are and that the black had -- sometimes are white hats. Sometimes the bad guys are good guys. Sometimes the good guys are bad guys. I didn't have to do that. It really felt like movies the way they used to be made where a parent didn't have to explain or to back out and correct the bullcrap that had just been pumped into our child's head. Am I alone feeling that? I know I'm not.


 


 So that's one of the things I liked about it. It was just good clean fun. I liked the fact that the Nicholas Cage character, who's a good, decent guy. Again I didn't have to explain to my son who didn't see it yet because he's 3, but I could watch that movie and I won't have to explain to my son, well, no, a good guy doesn't behave that way. That guy was honorable every step of the way. Even in kidnapping the President, it was honorable, and I know that sounds strange but he didn't actually kidnap the President. And when the President -- and this is my favorite part, and I wanted to cheer and I wanted to ask you, am I alone in this feeling. If you saw national treasure, when he kidnapped the President and then went down beneath Mount Vernon into the secret tunnels and they were there and Nicholas Cage said I want to do this to -- sir, I want to do this to restore my family name and you, sir, can restore this national treasure to the United States, bring something back that hadn't been seen forever. It wasn't "And we can all get rich." It was, "And we can do good." The President said to him -- and this is my favorite part. The President said to him, why would you think I would do that? And the Nicholas Cage character said, because whether you were born to be the President, sir, or you just found yourself the President, I believe that the President is an honorable man and when push comes to shove, the President of the United States will always do the right thing. The President looked at the Nicholas Cage character and said, nobody believes in that anymore. And Nicholas Cage said, sir, everyone wants to believe.


 


 I don't think I have seen a truer line in a movie in I don't know how long. "Sir, everyone wants to believe." That's the thing that Barack Obama has captured when he talks about hope and change. He's not talking about what it is, and that's the problem. But he's showing us, he's giving us that feeling that we had with Ronald Reagan that we're not these people, that we are great people. We want to believe the President of the United States is an honorable man. We want to believe those in congress are there doing an honorable job, but nobody believes it anymore. But we want to believe. I know I do. But so many times the truth doesn't matter and so you know what? We have to get to the truth. We have to.

Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

But the poll showed some good news, too. Watch the video clip below for more details:


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Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) recently sent a fiery letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding she stop obstructing GOP efforts to investigate security measures taken before and on January 6, 2021.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Rep. Davis said the Capitol Police should release all communications concerning security from that day, but the police chief can’t do so without an "okay" from the House sergeant at arms — a Pelosi appointee. Americans deserve to know why the Capitol’s security posture was so bad that day, so we can be sure it won’t happen again, but unfortunately, Rep. Davis told Glenn, that may not occur until Republicans take the House majority back.

"Republicans condemn the violence that took place a year ago. That was unanimous," Davis said. "But here we are today still left wondering, what did the sergeant at arms of the House — the lead law enforcement official appointed directly by the speaker — what did he do in preparation leading up to January 6? There's been conflicting testimony, and all I've ever asked for, as the lead Republican on the respective oversight committee, is just to get the communications. We want to know what preparations were made, and the only person standing in the way of us getting the communications from her own appointee, who controls the House security operations, is Speaker Pelosi," he added.

"Unfortunately, the House is a very majority-driven institution. And remember, the Capitol Police chief cannot make a single security decision without going to Speaker Pelosi's appointed sergeant at arms. That's her own political appointee," Davis continued. "So, you know when I'm going to get this information? It's when I'm the chairman of the House Administration Committee when Republicans take over Congress in November of 2022."

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