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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Glenn Beck Program June 16, 2011

In studio audience

Anthony Weiner

  • Anthony Weiner resigned today.
  • Last year he tried to shut Glenn’s business and that of my largest sponsor down using the power of Congress for political purposes.
  • Now, he is just a man, a man with problems.
  • As a citizen, Glenn is glad he is gone as he was doing harm to our Republic.
  • As a man, Glenn wishes Mr. Weiner serenity, and hopes he can turn his life around.

Schools as Revolutionary Tools

  • For the last twenty-seven months, Glenn’s program has stated that progressives have undertaken a one hundred year war to turn our country around and have used the schools with which to accomplish this objective.
  • The Annual Report, The Nation’s Report Card, has just been released.
    • 20% of 4th graders proficient in history.
    • 17% of 8th graders proficient in history.
    • 12% of 12th graders proficient in history.
  • Glenn feels this is intentional.
  • Glenn then showed video of tourists outside of the White House not able to answer the question, “Who is the Vice President of the United States?”
      • Glenn feels that we are part of the problem.

The Sarah Palin Revolutionary War Kerfluffles

  • Glenn discussed the Sarah Palin Paul Revere incident and how the media treated it.
  • Sarah Palin got it right and the media got it wrong.
  • He showed part of a letter written by Paul Revere in 1798 in which he discussed his ride.
  • He was captured by some British officers and told them…

“There will be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the country all the way up.”

·        Several Boston historians said that Palin was correct.  One wrote…

“Basically, when Paul Revere was stopped by the British, he did say there is a mobilization going on that you’ll be confronting and the British as they’re marching down the countryside, they hear church bells ringing.  She was right about that – and warning shots being fired.  That’s accurate.”

-         Despite the facts being on her side, the historian went on to say –

“I would call her lucky in her comments…”

Another historian even called into question the veracity of Paul Revere himself, the author of that letter.

·        They also consider Palin’s remarks at a Tea Party gathering to “…party like it was 1773!” to be in error. 

-         1773 was the year of the Boston Tea party. 

-         But the media jumped to the conclusion that she meant 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed.

·        Glenn discussed how historical facts have been distorted in order to forward a political agenda and how that has dumbed us all down.

A Revolutionary the Progressives Like

  • Our young people know about Che and they buy T-shirts with his picture on them – a kindler, gentler Che.
    • Che hated America and wanted to destroy it.

“If the rockets had remained, we would have used them all and directed them against the very heart of the U.S. including New York in our defense against aggression.  But we haven’t got them, so we shall fight with what we’ve got.”

“Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism and a battle hymn for the people’s unity against the great enemy of mankind, the United States of America.”

    • Che was also a racist.

“The Negro is indolent and a dreamer spending his meager wage on frivolity and drink.  The European has a tradition of work and saving.”

    • He was also a murderer.

“To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary.  These procedures are archaic bourgeois detail.  This is revolution and revolutionaries must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.”

“I feel my nostrils dilate, savoring the acrid smell of gunpowder and blood.”

He personally oversaw the execution of 153, more than 100 of which were just political prisoners.

·        Glenn stated that we stand no chance when the history of Che is perverted and he becomes an international icon while our Constitution can be made irrelevant and oppressive.

Arizona Sanity

·        Glenn noted that an Arizona education official has said that the ethnic studies program that called for the overthrow of the government needs to be stopped or the school system will lose about $15 million.  This is because of new state law.


·        David Barton – Founder and President of

·        Josh Charles – Author of “The Original Argument”, a modern version of the Federalist Papers ( )

(Comments have been grouped by guest, rather than order of discussion.)

·        Barton

o       Congress is a reflection of us.

o       New citizens must pass a test on American history on their way to become a citizen.  They gave that test to native-born Americans.

§         71% of the native-born citizens didn’t know enough to become a citizen.

§         Worse, elected officials scored lower on the test than the average American.

o       George Washington thought that to get the Constitution drafted and approved was a miracle.

§         He felt that if it were ever lost, it would be lost forever.

o       Glenn discussed a meeting Washington had with the New York delegation wherein he, Washington, called for approving the best possible document that would be supportable, even by people in the future.

o       The elections back in those days were done differently.

§         Then, the voters received a blank piece of paper and they had to enter the names of those they wanted elected.

§         At the end, they counted up the votes and, if you had the most votes, they approached you and asked if you wanted to be mayor, senator, etc.

§         Sam Adams said “If you put yourself up for office, you will become a dangerous party man.”

o       Today, we, the people, have talked ourselves into impotence.

§         The polls show…

·        61% feel abortion is morally wrong.

·        62% feel marriage should be between a man and a woman only.

o       When John Quincy Adams left the Presidency, he became a one-issue Congressman for the 17 years he was in office. 

§         His issue was to get rid of slavery.

§         He felt slavery continued because people saw it as an economic issue, not a moral issue.

o       Glenn noted that today everything is becoming a moral issue – capitalism “hurts people”, the border shouldn’t keep unfortunates out, etc.

§         Everything has to do with social justice.

·        Stewart

o       Congressmen, senators and military officers swear an oath to uphold the Constitution, but we don’t require that they understand it.

o       Glenn recommends Stewart’s book and asks him if we are now at a tipping point. 

§         Stewart agrees and thinks the current situation cannot be sustained.

§         Previously, there was a common, fundamental understanding of the Constitution shared by everyone.

·        That doesn’t exist today.

o       If the country’s foundation required special events, why don’t we feel that they won’t happen again at this tipping point?

§         No one forecast the fall of the Berlin Wall.

o       It was imperative that, with the Civil War, the country stay together.  Think of how the world would be different if the US was divided.

o       Lincoln was hated in the North as much as he was hated in the South.

o       When I was in the military, I trained with people from all over the Middle East.  Israel is our only true friend there.

·        Charles

o       The Federalist Paper Number 62 says if you can’t understand a bill, businesses won’t be able to operate because they will be spending all their time trying to understand the bill.

o       We have become an administrative state where the legislation is so complex the implementation is handed off to a bureaucracy to interpret.

o       Benjamin Franklin felt the people would be ready for a despotic government after fifty years, but it kept going. 

o       He believes that in today’s world, the people of faith will make a difference.

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