Thanksgiving Message from Glenn

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

 – Mahatma Gandhi

With America looking at more tough times ahead, preparedness is more important than ever. And Mahatma Gandhi was right - it begins with you.

Today is the first in the trilogy of holidays I’ve spoken of before: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Too often you can get swept up in the momentum of football, shopping and party planning, and before you know it this time of year has disappeared faster than Aunt Sally’s pumpkin pie. Then you’re starting the New Year and wrestling with that familiar feeling of emptiness. What could be a fresh start ends up feeling a lot like a plain old Wednesday in March. I understand. I’ve been there myself. But there’s a way off the holiday hamster wheel, and it begins today.

The reason we fail to embrace the new and hold true to our New Year’s resolution is that we haven’t prepared ourselves. Truth be told, New Year’s Day is far more a beginning than an end. In order to be spiritually ready, you must first take stock today. It’s time to clean out your life and be thankful for not only what you have, but what you have the courage to clear away. When I say be thankful, I don’t just mean go around the dinner table and say how happy you are that everyone’s together and that Grandma made her candied yams (though that’s good to do). I mean be deeply, honestly and humbly thankful. Thankful to God.

With today being the first in our American Trilogy of holidays, let today - Thanksgiving Day, be the start of you getting down on your knees and thanking God for all his blessings. Ask your family to join you. Make it a fundamental part of your Thanksgiving tradition. It’s time to downsize your life and find out what you’re really grateful for. Find out what the assets are around you and get rid of the clutter. Offer to be one another’s shelter, give thanks for the opportunity of God’s forgiveness, and most of all give thanks for the clarity in knowing what’s valuable, lasting and well-worth preserving.

Now, back to our old pal Gandhi. He was right—yes, you must be the change you want to see in the world. Whatever you wish in those around you—whether it be your friends and family or the leaders in your community and Washington—you must lead that charge by embodying that change. Yeah, it’s a tall order, but there are three steps. Today, let’s just worry about the first one. You can do it, I know you can.

When the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving, they weren’t thankful for their favorite team playing on TV. They didn’t have that luxury. Instead, they were thankful for God’s grace in letting them survive in this strange and wonderful new world and letting them worship as they wished. Thanksgiving Day is our time to celebrate their accomplishment and their sacrifice in braving brutally hard times and dedicating their lives to the pursuit of their happiness. They were indeed the change they wanted to see in the world. I hope you’ll join me in thanking God that they were.

Commit to this process as we celebrate our American Trilogy and I promise - you won’t be sorry. Stage two begins at Christmas. May you and your family have a blessed, happy and healthy Thanksgiving.


 

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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