Still the 'Land of Opportunity': Glenn takes callers success stories highlighting the American Dream

The flood of bad news is permiating all of media but there are still good stories to be found. On radio Tuesday, Glenn spoke with listeners who have overcome a bad hand to not just make the most of their lives, but have created a legacy of success.

There were more than just a few people who had amazing stories to share and Glenn wasn't able to get to them all on air. Jenean wrote in and this is her story:

"Growing up, I was raised by a single mother in San Diego in the 1950s. My mother was a non-drinking alcoholic, unstable, and mentally ill. When I was 12, she pretended that her young male lover was my boyfriend, and he molested me continuously for two years. My sister had a baby out of wedlock and abandoned the child — I dropped out of regular school and took care of the baby during the afternoon and night, and went to a continuation school. (He didn't want to be around a baby, and she could no longer hide him.)

Two years later, my sister gave the baby up for adoption, and my mother took her rage out on me. She kicked me out of the house when I was 16, and told the cops I ran away. She was cruel and verbally and physically abusive, at one point taking me to pose for nude photos. The photographer told me to put on my clothes and never let her make any more decisions for me.

I married at 18 and had a baby by a sailor who deserted me when the baby was three months old. I went on welfare ($148 a month), no food stamps, or rental assistance. I married again three years later, had a stillborn baby and then my daughter. My husband left when my daughter was two (February 1972). In April, a man broke into my house and raped me at knife-point in front of my son, who was then seven. I married a third time a year later, but he was (unbeknownst to me) a heroin addict. I divorced him and started working in a factory.
My first job.

I finally learned how to drive when I was 24. I developed Meniere's disease when I was 30 and had to have ear surgery to be able to walk. (I was first diagnosed as nutty). During a lunch break, at the factory, I decided I'd had enough. I walked off the job and enrolled at Mesa Community College on the welfare's dime with the goal of becoming an interpreter for the deaf (I was told I would eventually become deaf from the Meniere's). I started with one class. The next semester, I took four. Mother died the first summer I was in school, and I was completely alone with my kids. I graduated with my BA, Magna Cum Laud, Phi Beta Kappa in 1984. My druggie ex committed suicide three weeks prior, but I didn't find out until after I'd graduated. I finished an MA in Sociology and I started teaching government and Sociology (that was when it was still sane) for the military and continued my education.

I got my second MA in Poli Sci in 1995. I'm 74 and just finished an MFA degree at Eastern Kentucky University. I was always writing and decided it was time to learn how. I have been published in over 265 venues: short stories, flash fiction, poetry, book reviews, etc. I've written six novels, the last one as a thesis for my MFA. It was hell, but I never gave up my dream of going to college even though we were dirt poor and I was the throw-away kid. I am having the best retirement I could ask for. I live with my daughter and her husband and have the time to write I always wanted.

Today, Glenn said he wanted stories of real people who 'made it'... well, I have. By the grace of God, no matter how poor and hungry we were, somehow I got my children raised. They are good people, both in happy marriages. They are my crowning achievement. Please forward my story to Glenn. Let him know, I am a devout believer in freedom: it is the natural inclination of all children to be free. I am one of those who would rather die than live in the prison I grew up in."

If you missed the radio program, here is a clip from David in Missouri's call:

First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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To donate to these rescue efforts, visit NazareneFund.org or MercuryOne.org.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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