What Now?

America has truly been blessed—blessed in ways not experienced by either our closest allies or our fiercest enemies. What should be our response? Previous generations understood that every blessing carried a parallel responsibility. As signer James Wilson acknowledged:

To each class of rights, a class of


duties is correspondent.

DANIEL WEBSTER agreed:

[L]et us remember that we have


duties and obligations to perform


corresponding to the blessings


which we enjoy.

So what duties and obligations do citizens owe today? There are four: (1) Accept the blame; (2) Learn the documents;


(3) Take action and choose well; (4) Preserve their legacy.

Accept the Blame

 


America is in the condition she is because of “We the People,” not because of the leaders that we ourselves chose. No leader at any level has any power that we did not first give them (or at least allow them to take). As Daniel Webster explained:

I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe… Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter: [From] the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government — from their carelessness and negligence.

Regrettably, carelessness, negligence and lack of awareness have characterized American citizenship over the past several decades. We must change that, but how?

Learn the Documents

 


Declaration signer Samuel Huntington correctly observed:

While the great body of [citizens] are acquainted with the duties which they owe to their God, to themselves, and to men, they will remain free. But if ignorance and depravity should prevail, they will inevitably lead to slavery and ruin.

For this reason, Founder JOHN JAY wisely advised:

Every member of the State ought diligently to read and to study the Constitution of his country… By knowing their rights, they will sooner perceive when they are violated and be the better prepared to defend and assert them.

Take Action — Choose Well

 


Once we accept responsibility and become familiar with our founding documents, it becomes incumbent on us to thoroughly investigate our leaders and then elect only those who intimately know and will vigorously uphold the philosophy set forth in those documents. As Founder Noah Webster warned:

[I]f the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.

Signer John Witherspoon agreed:

Those who wish well to the state ought to choose to places of trust men of inward principle, justified by exemplary conversation. Is it reasonable to expect wisdom from the ignorant? Fidelity from the profligate? Assiduity and application to public business from men of a dissipated life? Is it reasonable to commit the management of public revenue to one who hath wasted his own patrimony? Those therefore who pay no regard to religion and sobriety in the persons whom they send to the legislature of any state are guilty of the greatest absurdity and will soon pay dear for their folly.

Preserving Their Legacy

 


The best way we can preserve the legacy given us by our Founders is by securing the freedoms and form of government


they gave to us. As Samuel Adams acknowledged:

The liberties of our country — the freedom of our civil constitutions — are worth defending at all hazards and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks… It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us… or to be cheated out of them.

George Washington always believed we would do whatever was necessary to preserve what they had delivered to us at such a high cost to themselves. As he expressed:

No country upon Earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to stray from the road to which the finger of Providence has so manifestly pointed; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass!

Let’s fulfill their optimism and preserve unimpaired the remarkable blessings that we have been given.


 



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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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