Consider THIS as you vote today

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I wanted to share something as we all Vote today.

It's something I have learned by spending the past two years crisscrossing America, exploring this ominous and strange divide with which America finds itself engaged and enraged.

From Ketchikan, Alaska to Clearwater, Florida; from penthouses of NYC to tent cities on the Venice Beach boardwalk; from big cities to tiny towns that stretch out in the vastness between the "Coasts." I have spoken with hotel clerks and uber drivers; panhandlers and professors; factory workers and financiers. Thousands of conversations about one thing:
Why do you believe what you believe?

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The biggest lesson I learned from all that traveling applies very poignantly today as we vote.

As I spoke with more and more and more Americans, I was continually shocked by their truest diversity: the diversity of thought which quite often didn't line up with their most obvious "labels." That their way of thinking is the result of innumerable, deeply-personal moments that they have experienced living their life. Not yours. Theirs. I encourage you not to make the mistake of assuming you understand another person's thinking because of the labels you project onto them.

And as I listened to stories of deeply-impacting childhood adversity; of dreams 'changed' because of life's unforeseen hurdles; of hard-fought/hard-won life-lessons, I realized no one's life is easy. No one's. That there are scars from life and dreams for life that the eye can't see as it scans any given room, looking to affix labels.

And I promise you the sum of all those experiences and thoughts cannot be categorized into one of two sides: Team Us & Team Them. No matter how neat-and-tidy it would make it all seem.

As I have ping-ponged between worlds and sides, I kept thinking that if you all had the opportunity to be in the same room together - and could talk honestly and openly without fear of snap-judgments and retribution - you'd see that you really are NOT as divided as you think. So many of the frustrations are the same. So many of the problems are shared. Even your hopes line up with one another.

Today you will have that opportunity as you find yourselves in crowds of completely equal Americans. One human being in line behind another.

Today you will have that opportunity as you find yourselves in crowds of completely equal Americans. One human being in line behind another. And as you wait to vote - even if you're going to vote angrily - do NOT waste the increasingly rare opportunity to engage one another as people who SHARE a country. Because, I believe, if you REALLY want the best shot of tackling the greatest problems we share don't just look for solutions on the ballot. Look to the people who are casting their votes to your right and to your left - both literally and politically.

Smile. Make eye contact. Make conversation. Talk as neighbors because you are, even if you have led very different, but equally-worthy lives.

I promise you, it's SO easy to find connection, if you look for it.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn:

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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.

Watch the full episode below:

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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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