Earlier this week, Glenn discovered a truly magical, and VERY catchy song: a song for the murdered trees. A group of Seattle residents sang it at a recent Seattle City Council meeting, and it deserves to be shared with the rest of the world...we need to SAVE THE TREES! So what better way to share the song than to create a full broadway number? Glenn Beck presents...the Murdered Trees, Part II.
In light of the recent FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, Glenn says he believes the far-left will do ANYTHING they can to end the former president’s chances at a return to politics. But even more important, Glenn explains, is the left’s desire to PROVOKE you: ‘They’re trying to poke a bear.’ But it’s VITAL you don’t give into your anger, Glenn says. That’s what they want. Instead, focus on the ballot box, the midterm elections, and the possible LANDSLIDE conservatives could see soon...
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GLENN: I want to urge you to read the Declaration of Independence today. And read it all. Not just the highlights. Read it all. Read what are what are called the usurpations. All the things the king did before they said, okay. We have to break away. If you are feeling like, oh, we've taken so much. Read the usurpations. Our Founders went through a lot more than what we have gone through. And we have not -- we have an election in November.
I say, you get everybody that has ever said anything like, you kind of like freedom. Get them to the polls. Because this is it. And without an election, you only have Civil War. And that is not going to be anyone's friend. You know, the Bill of Rights is broken up into three sections. First one is a safeguard for -- for your liberty. For the individual's liberty. It's the free three amendments. And it's a shackle on the government. It says, you can't do these things. You can't violate them. Then it's the safeguards of justice. The guardians that stand by to make sure, if they try to accuse something, that it's done fairly and correctly. Now, people can go bad. And they have. They have gone bad. And governments have been corrupt. And police officers have been called corrupt. But it's -- it's a more perfect. We strive to build a more perfect union. So that means, we -- we can never stop trying to get better. We're going to ebb and flow. We're going to get good and bad. The last time we had these kinds of times was the McCarthy era. Don't take that from me. Take that from a liberal professor, a guy who voted for Joe Biden. He said it to me about an hour ago, Alan Dershowitz.
But look at Alan Dershowitz. The price he is paying now, for standing on principle.
He is paying an enormous price. His friends have abandoned him. He's no longer respected in half the country. And half the country that used to hate him, now loves him. That's insanity. The safeguards of justice, amendments four, five, six, seven, and eight. Those are the things, that are would violating now, with Donald Trump.
Because all of that, the Fourth Amendment, is all about search and seizure. You can't be frisked by a police officer, just because. You can't have a search or seizure of stuff, from your property by government officials. Without a few things happening.
Can't search your car, can't just take things. See, these are the things, that are being violated, and they're being violated, because someone in the government, is so desperate to make this man into a criminal. And you know, because you listen to me. When they first started going after Donald Trump for the Russia collusion, I said to you, there's a chance. I don't know. But there's a chance. And it should be looked into.
Well, it turned out not to be true. And my staff will even tell you, I told them, when we started our investigation, I want you to turn over every single stone. And we did. And we did find corruption. But it was corruption, coming from Clinton and Biden. And I had no idea, we would find that. I thought we would find stuff on Donald Trump. We didn't. And neither did the rest of the media. And because they can't give him a fair trial. They'll try him, in the public. That's what yesterday was about. They're not going to find anything. They won't apologize. They won't even clear his name. You watch. You watch. It's just to stigmatize. How many times are they going to do this? They haven't been able to find all the stuff they said before. So they try them in the court of public opinion. Then, when that turns out, they try them for something else. Now we're back to I guess Russia and secret documents. Does double jeopardy even apply? No. Because it's the court of public opinion. And this is the way the government starts wars. This is how you start saying, we've got to get them Indians. And because we are so angry, and we fear, the same thing. Have you noticed? They scream about fascism. Now, I think there is ten to 20 percent of the left, not of the left. 100 percent of the left, and about ten or 20 percent of Democrats, that actually know what they're doing. The rest are just like, this is crazy. This is crazy. And I mean crazy, because they look at us, and say, they're crazy. And they say that, because they're not hearing us. We're not talking to each other. We're not actually -- look, you cannot hate somebody, when you get to know their story. And I'll put a caveat on that. I think Hitler. I think I could still hear the Hitler story, and still hate him. But the average person, once you get to know them, and you hear, how did you arrive at that conclusion? Why are you feeling that way? And you -- you get a chance to talk. Not to accuse. Not trying to win but actually talk, things change. But is anyone willing to do that now?
Most likely not, because we both think the other is a fascist. I think there's pretty good evidence, that a group of people that are building a -- an army of IRS agents. Might -- might be headed towards the fascist direction. The one that violates, like they did yesterday. At Mar-a-Lago. A principle that we have had forever. This is -- have we not had dirty presidents before? Have we never had a corrupt official in government before? Of course we have. Of course we have. Some of the most corrupt presidents, you would -- you wouldn't believe how corrupt they were.
Did we ever go in, and search and seize things in their homes, after they were out? While they were still being active and might run for president again? Never. Never.
And if you did, you better have a damn good reason for doing it. If they find a dead body, or they find some secret spy ring, that, you know, Trump is calling into Russia with, okay.
But if it's some documents, no. I -- I think, to be a -- to be a country, we have to have laws, that are not of men. A country of laws, not of men. They should have been applied equally. And I -- I'm not saying, oh. Yeah, but look what they did. I'm saying, no. Look what's being passed up. You've been a witch hunt of this man, and this is why it's so important. They've done a witch hunt on this man. Well, left evidence. Video evidence of crack and hooker and backroom deals. They deny any of that. The system does.
And yet, they are trying to destroy this guy. And so they will do whatever they have to do. You're already seeing the beginning of this in your life. When they can't use the system, to put you in jail, that's why it's coming through the IRS, I guarantee you.
When they can't get you to toe the line, and you haven't committed any crimes. Because they'll put you in jail. But they can't do that. It will overwhelm the system, if they try to put everyone in jail. So they take the first step. And that is, scare the hell out of you.
Make sure you know, you're going to lose all your friends. You're going to lose your prestige. You might lose your job. Your kids might be pariahs in schools. I don't want to cause any problems for my kids. Good. Then just behave. Shut your mouth. They're doing this. That is what dictators do. And then they get most of the people to shut up, because they're afraid, and then they take the final people out, the people who are like, you know what, I ain't sitting down. Those people are either disappeared. Shut up, put in jail. Something happens to those people. Nelson Mandela. Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We have to know our rights. We have to know what we're fighting for. And we have to fight at the ballot box, November. We are so close, we are so close. And they are going to do everything they can to get you so mad, you're blind with rage. I'm telling you, the most effective weapon, and this is why they're doing it. Is the ballot box.
They're trying to get you to strike back, before the November election. Vote their asses out. Put people of character in. That when they say, they'll protect and defend the Constitution. They'll actually do it.
This could be a landslide election. I tried to figure out in the last 24 hours, what is the endgame here? What do you think you're going to get by doing this?
Only thing I can think of, is they're trying to poke a bear. Meditate on the teachings of Jesus. Meditate on the teachings of Martin Luther King. Meditate on Gandhi. Read Bonhoeffer. And I will see you, in November, at the polls.
If you are NOT for the destruction of America, Glenn says, then you better pay attention to our federal government’s HUGE accumulation of power. The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago late Monday was a ‘MASSIVE MOVE,’ with implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what IS the far-left’s endgame? What are they hoping to accomplish, and will they stop at NOTHING to destroy President Trump? In this clip, Glenn reacts to the FBI raid and gives his thoughts on those questions plus more…
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GLENN: Does anybody have any credibility anymore? If you actually -- if you were actually celebrating, what is happening with Donald Trump, you have no idea how much this changes things. If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move. And who has credibility on it? Nobody is going to believe Donald Trump. But nobody the left. So you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? You think we're going to believe the New York Times? The people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And I'm not talking about the stupid death list. I'm talking about a server, and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room. It's completely sealed off. Going in, getting documents. Cutting off top secret. And then emailing them to her, on her private server. And nothing?
And now you're going to try to convince me. This has nothing to do with January 6th. Okay. What does TV to do with? Well, it's a national archives thing. He has papers that should be in the History Department. Excuse me. What?
He has top secret papers. We have pictures. Coincidentally, they came out yesterday, right around the time of the raid, you know, of him flushing stuff down the toilet. We don't know what it was. But somebody who was nameless, took pictures of his toilets when he was traveling. And, you know, he was smart enough to rip him off, so we don't know what they said. But do -- (cut out).
We had somebody with him with a camera on their phone. And they went in right after him, hey, light a match Mr. President, click. Good thing for us, huh? That's ridiculous!
The bank servers, he's pinging a bank. Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy. Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy. Does he look like a Russian spy? Untrue. Collusion with Russia. Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call. Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier. None of that was true. Here's why they can't have him as president of the United States, okay?
They can't have him as president of the United States, because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional great reset. And all of the West is involved in it. And New York Times, don't call me a conspiracy theory, because you just wrote a story about me and people like me trying to stop ESG, which you said didn't exist. So you have no credibility.
This is not just about their hatred for Donald Trump. This is about the elites. Now, I've got to tell you, I don't -- I don't like the Secret Service. And I've said this since Bush was in office. I think there's a problem in the Secret Service. I think it's poorly run. I'm a guy who has paid about a million dollars for my family's security every year for the last 15 years. Oh, Glenn Beck must be rolling in the dough. No, not after the security costs. I would rather have my family safe, than any service in the Secret Service because they rely on money. That's it. They'll solve it with money. We'll just get more guys.
Donald Trump should hire his own security. Donald Trump should hire his own security. Because I'm sorry, whether it's through stupidity, or it's part of the government. I don't know. If you're on the Secret Service detail of Donald Trump, God bless you. I watched you guys at CPAC. I watched you more than I watched anything else. I saw your eyes. I watched you. And there are those on his team, that whether you like him or not, are doing your job. And I thank you for that. But if they can't get this guy by hook or by crook, to go in, and be a part of the new jail system. For political opponents, they will kill him.
They cannot have him be president. Because he is America first. Not only that, you do this to this guy, oh, gee. You've gone after my family, you've gone after me. You lied about me. I have the evidence. All I have to do is bring it out. Because it's all on videotape on some dumb son's phone. Do you really think a new Justice Department, that's not even political, but just clear, that hold nothing back, Hillary Clinton and her Clinton Initiative, do you think the Clinton Initiative, that there's no impropriety going on there? Do you really think that Adam Schiff, who's lied -- there's nothing there? Nothing for Hunter? Nothing for Joe Biden, you know, in China. Nothing. No, there's nothing there. BlackRock, the collusion with the banks. Everything that they're doing now, right now, you don't think that a Justice Department, that is hell-bent on cleaning and settling scores could settle scores pretty damn quickly? I hope we don't get there. Because this has to be about reasoned justice. But look at what they've just caused. What is their endgame? What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr? By throwing him into jail or killing him? You make him a martyr. So you make him stronger. That doesn't make sense. Why would you want that? Well, we just want him out of the -- you think Ron DeSantis isn't going to be the immediate front runner, and that Ron DeSantis would be easier to beat in your book? Are you that stupid? Wait. You take out Donald Trump, and then the heir apparent, Ron DeSantis runs, and for some reason, you think that all the Trump supporters wouldn't go, yeah. Hmm. What is your endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is stop him at any cost. And lunatics will take to the streets, and then we'll have our evidence that they're more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country. I would -- I would love -- I don't expect to hear from any. But I would love to hear from a Democrat today. Alan Dershowitz has the balls to come on. Wait 'til you hear what he has to say. Is there a single Democrat within the sound of my voice, single one, that doesn't -- that sees this?
Where are the FBI agents? Where are the freaking FBI agents, who don't see what's coming? Stu, look up the things. Eighty-seven thousand IRS agents, coupled with what they already have. That's about 170. That's almost the size of our National Guard. You feel comfortable with that, Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility -- not this guy, because he's so perfect. He's made your life so good. I mean, everything he's done is sunshine and lollipops. Do you really think that there's no possibility, that someone, even Donald Trump might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS? Is there anybody -- is there a single Democrat, call me, I would love to hear from you. 888-727-BECK. Is there one -- because, look, I voted for the guy, but this is too far. This is too much? Anybody, who says, if you would have done that to Hillary Clinton, I would have gone ape? Fascist. I see what you guys have been worried about -- 888-727-BECK
GLENN: Mars Wrigley, the company that produces Snickers issued an apology to China on Friday after suggesting Taiwan is an independent country. Stu, you're a Snickers executive. They come in to you and say, Stu, what's your line?
STU: No. We're not apologizing to China.
Texans better ‘wake up,’ Glenn says. Because the state — and many American conservatives outside of it — are NOT moving fast enough to keep up with our rapidly changing America. Glenn explains why believes a new ‘season’ is on the horizon for our nation, and he describes the one thing President Biden could do to ‘polish us off.’ But, it’s not all bad news. In this clip, Glenn also explains why he’s hopeful for a new class of politicians to enter Washington, D.C…
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GLENN: I have Ron DeSantis on this week on Thursday, for the podcast.
STU: Hmm. That should be interesting. And I think he's the only out there, running in the right direction at the right speed. I think -- I think Florida is one of the only ones that may survive.
I mean, everybody else.
GLENN: Even Texas, which is pretty good, is not nearly moving fast enough.
PAT: It doesn't feel like we're on the same trajectory as Florida right now. It seems like they're protecting their freedoms a lot more passionately than -- than we are in Texas.
PAT: I mean, there's no doubt that Governor Abbott has made some missteps over the last couple of years.
GLENN: He doesn't suck though.
PAT: He doesn't suck. But people are pissed at him.
GLENN: Because they expect Ron DeSantis.
STU: Nothing better for Governor Abbott, than to be potentially running against potential Governor O'Rourke though.
GLENN: Oh, yeah. I know. Seriously, I think Abbott would be a great governor, really in any other state.
GLENN: But Texas is like, wait a minute. What. Wait.
STU: We don't like to be outdone.
GLENN: We don't like to be outdone. And if he were in any other state, we would count him as one of the best governors in the country. And he is. But if you live in Texas, it doesn't feel that way. And Texans, you better wake up. Because you really do want to go out and vote, otherwise, you get Beto.
PAT: Yeah. Uh-huh.
STU: It's interesting with DeSantis in particular. From a political standpoint, he's -- he's always in the middle of the right issues.
GLENN: With the right thing, taking the right stand.
STU: Right. And, usually, like at the right level too. He's not just saying -- you might -- it might be satisfying to conservative talk radio listeners, if you come out and you attack all these listeners. And you do all these things that are really, really hard-core. But he has a way of balancing, talking to his base. By doing things that are legal. That are sensible.
GLENN: That are going through the House and the Senate.
STU: That are going through the House and they Senate.
GLENN: He's passing laws. He's not just doing it executive fiat.
STU: It's not just big symbolic gestures. It's been a pretty interesting approach. I remember when he kind of emerged as one of the top candidates, as potential presidential nominee in in 2024. It was early. It was like early -- you know, early pandemic. He was one of the first governors to sort of open things up. And at least get a lot of attention for it. Even though, Kristi Noem pointed out, never closed down. But he's been able to maintain that. And continue building on it. Where a bunch of other governors from that era, were sort of the darlings of conservatives for a while and faded. He's been able to stay right there.
GLENN: Right. Because he continues. That's what I mean. He's on the right track, at the right speed. He's taking all of it on. It's like, I really appreciate the states that are taking on ESG. But when of them are taking on just the E. Well, that leaves the -- the people of your state at risk. It's the S and the G, as well. That are problems.
And DeSantis is doing these things. At the top of the hour, I'm going to tell you, what he did. Vanity Fair just came out with a hysterical article, about how authoritarian Rick DeSantis is.
STU: Can you imagine how bad Ron must be? If Rick is bad, imagine how Ron will be? You'll never get that name right.
Okay. It's not like you're President Ronald Trump. You have just DeSantis.
GLENN: I know. Just DeSantis. Just DeSantis. So, anyway, this is hysterical. He just put in a civics requirements. And wait until you hear the way Vanity Fair is talking about it.
I mean, 1619 Project will come to mind, several times. But it's crazy, because they are defending incorrect history. Their defense is, Thomas Jefferson was raping their slaves. Oh, if I hear that one more time.
PAT: Oh, jeez.
GLENN: That's not true. It was not true.
In fact, dig up that information we had on Thomas Jefferson a couple of weeks ago. Just so we can -- just so we can remind people at the top of the hour. But, you know, I -- I felt something, oh, probably. Probably about eight months ago. I felt the seasons change. And that was spiritual advice to me. Almost 15 years ago. And somebody said to me. Glenn, I said -- when am I going to know? And they said, watch the trees. When the seasons change, you will know.
And I -- I didn't know if I would know that. And I had a real feeling about eight months ago, seasons are changing. And we're in it deeper now. And getting closer to real problems.
This summer within the last eight or nine weeks, I felt them change again. And I think, I could be wrong. But I think that is this climate bill. I think this is the beginning of an entirely new kind of America. And when it is all implemented, look out.
The only other thing that I think they could do to make things -- to really polish us off. Is emergency orders. And if he goes for emergency orders, and declares a national emergency with the weather, we're going to be -- we're going to be cooked. But I was at CPAC. And I saw some of the candidates, that are coming up. And if we can get these candidates in, they're serious. They're serious candidates. I don't know about the ones around you. But the nation has a few people that are willing to go to Washington. Lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. And save the republic. And save the Constitution. What are you saving it from? People who are trying to destroy the Constitution. Read it.