American Revival - Fusion Magazine, March 2010

For the past few years, I’ve gone on tour for a handful of weeks, twice a year. In the summer I usually keep things light, sharing funny stories about my family or discussing whatever craziness is going on in Washington. At Christmas, my shows are usually more reflective. This year, though, I decided not only to hit the road earlier (I hope to see you all this month) but I also decided to take my tours in another direction.

First, let's start with the broad strokes. I'm a "big picture" kind of guy, so let me lay it all out for you before we go into the details. I'm calling it my American Revival: Faith, Hope and Charity tour. Catchy, right? Wait, it gets better.

You know how past shows have lasted about 2 hours? Not this one — try 8 hours. Yes, this is going to be a daylong event, at every stop I make. And instead of it being just me on the stage, this year I'm bringing along some friends — three special guests. But don't worry; I'll be participating throughout the entire day.

As far as "what" I'll be talking about, I'm going back to the source:

• The Founding Fathers were divinely inspired, and they created a spiritual country rooted in a firm belief in God. Today, we're told that God has no place in public life, and the devout are too often dismissed and ridiculed.

• When the Founders were literally inventing America, they knew that if the people didn't trust them, they'd never have the necessary support they'd need to lead. Honestly, do you trust the government today? Hope is truth, and, as I look around, there's far too little of both for me.

• And then there's the idea of charity—from barn raisings to natural disasters, Americans are the first to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand. They always have been. But today, the government is mandating charity through handouts; even though private citizens have always given more each year than any organized charity could dream of.

The fundamental ideas of Faith, Hope and Charity are an American bedrock. They sustained and supported us for hundreds of years and, by returning to these core values, we can restart the heart of America and revive our spirit individually, and as a nation.

At every city I'll be joined by the incredible spiritual writer David Barton, who'll further address the idea of Faith. The noted economist David Buckner will discuss Hope, and how our economy can come back from the brink. And Judge Andrew Napolitano will talk about Charity, the Constitution and how we can strengthen our dedication to both.

Everyone who attends this event will be given a binder full of incredibly practical, diverse information. I want you to think of the binder as a "living" growing collection of information that you and your family can use and share.

What I've saved for last is without question the most important part of the program. You.

When people get informed, they get empowered. When people get empowered, they take action. And when people take action, things change and anything is possible. Come out and join me and your neighbors for a day like no other. Politicians love to say that America needs to be a "big tent" with plenty of room inside for all kinds of ideas (that is, as long as those ideas line their own pockets and serve their special interests). Well, I'm not feeling the ideas that we care about are being discussed enough and I'm fed up. So I'm packing a "tent" of my own and taking it on the road. It's an American Revival through Faith, Hope and Charity. Head over to www.glennbeck.com for details and tickets, and I'll see you there.

 


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A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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