This is a transcription of 4 minutes near the end of the 3rd hour of Glenn Beck’s radio program on Thursday, Feb 20, 2014. It is a great discussion of terms like “conservative” and how it means different things to different people.
Glenn Beck: That’s what they do. They just change the name and keep going. I’m looking for something else. You see, this is why I have a problem saying I’m conservative. I’m a conservative constitutionalists, I am a small-government conservative, because there could be conservatives who are big-government. And, Mike Huckabee is. He is for conservative traditional family values, and that is what people hear when they hear conservative.
Pat Gray: He is about family values, but he is not conservative politically.
Glenn Beck: I’m telling you that it is mislabeled as liberal used to be. Conservative has become this catch-all that means too many things to too many people. And so he can say, “I am a conservative.” That’s not clear enough anymore. It’s like, “I’m a liberal.” I know liberals that I can get along with. I can get along with liberals. I “can’t” get along with big-government progressive liberals. And so, he might be a conservative, he might not be a conservative, but the label means too many things to too many people. Conservatives, you can say, “I’m for family values, I’m for traditional Christian values, whatever, I’m a conservative. Well, but where do you stand on government and the size of government. And too many times we allow “conservative” to mean “small government.” It doesn’t necessarily mean that by the people saying it. So we have to go for that extra ounce of clarification. I see your point on conservatism.
Pat Gray: They can say they’re anything. It doesn’t mean they are, because to me, and I think to most people, conservatism means small government.
Glenn Beck: It does, but John McCain, Lindsey Graham, they all say that. But they say they are. And so, what I’m saying is, you’ve got the right definition of conservatism, you have that. But the American people do not have it, because they hear people like John McCain saying, “I’m a conservative”, and they’re like, “OK, I don’t want that, I don’t want that.” And so it makes your values, when they identify you as a conservative, it makes your values look like his. They’ve co-opted, that is what progressives do. They’ve co-opted the term. So I know nobody wants to abandon the term, but until you can re-brand it, like we have “liberal” and “progressive”, it is important. I’ve heard somebody on the air the other day, maybe it was Rush, I don’t remember who it was, but they stopped, they said “liberal” … uh “progressive”, this is a progressive. I thought to myself, “good!” There is a difference, and people are starting to see that. And, unless you can. . . They always shift change. Always. They’re shape-shifters. And they hide under rocks and labels, and they cloak themselves. So, expose them. And, at the same time, if you are defining yourself as something the rest of the country thinks is Haley Barbour, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, you’re going to lose. Because, people associate that term with them. And I know that’s wrong, but that’s the perception, and in the game of politics and P.R., perception is reality. And so the perception is, you’re Lindsey Graham, you’re John McCain. No, I’m not. How do you think we’re labeled as hate-mongers, bigots, “you’re just a Republican shill.” Because when you say you’re a conservative, so is John Boehner. And people don’t spend the time to listen. You’ve got to separate the labels. You got to separate the labels.
IF you watch Glenn Beck on cable or TheBlaze/TV, you probably know that he ends the show with a video of the Morning Prayer that he or one on his staff has given that morning before they started the day. These Prayers, in themselves, are worth the price of the subscription to TheBlaze/TV. Transcribed by me, so any transcription errors are mine.
Our Heavenly Father, we come before thee today. We are grateful for our day, we are grateful for our safety, we are grateful for our freedom. We are grateful, Lord, for all that you have given us. We have a country that is trouble, Lord, and her people are asleep. So many have woken up, so many are fighting the good fight, but we are approaching times where the arms of men are of no use. We need to see some miracles, Lord, we need your help. Only you will be able to do this. We are at a place now, Lord, that no man will be able to deny thatit was you and claim credit themselves. Please help this family. Please help Justina, her father and her mother. Please help us do the right thing. Help us see the path that …. Fill us with the words that you would have us speak, and only those words, and stop us on everything else. Clean this company out, Lord, of all of it’s cobwebs and any bit of darkness in any corner. Clean this company out so we may be a vessel of pure light, so we may do thy will. We ask these things. We beg these things in your holy name. Amen.
Morning prayer given by Glenn Beck on the morning of 2/18/2014 in New York, New York.
Heavenly father, we come before thee, we are grateful for this day, grateful for all things he had in store for us today, and all things we have to learn and people we have to meet. We’re grateful for the things we can accomplish, Lord. We’re grateful for the miracles that are beyond our control, that we can trust that you will deliver for us. We are grateful Lord, for the great state of Texas, that doesn’t have snow today, and we’re also grateful for New York, and we would you Lord to keep people safe, especially all those communing in and flying in and out around the country. We love thee, and we praise thee. Help us stay optimistic and help us say and do the things that will bring light to the world, and we say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Morning prayer given by Glenn Beck on the morning of his 50th birthday 2/10/2014 in Dallas, Texas.
Heavenly father, we come before thee with gratitude and amazement for your hand in our lives. Lord, we also would ask that you would prosper our business that we may have a strong voice and set a strong example of good and goodness. We know that life is what we make of it and we are grateful for that knowledge. We are grateful for thy word. We are grateful for the scriptures and all those who fought and died so we may be able to read those words. Let us bring those words into our heart. We are grateful, Lord, for this day and for our families and we ask for these blessings and to have joy planted into our heart. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
There are times, while listening to Glenn Beck radio show, I get the gut-feeling that the words I am hearing are inspired by God. Today was one of those times, during his 2nd hour radio show:
Who are they arming over in Syria? Who are they protecting here? Who did they just have the Justice Department give a talk about in Tennessee, that you can claim civil rights abuses if someone insults the prophet Mohomed? That’s our Justice Department. They’re on the wrong side, guys. So don’t tell me that it doesn’t violate your rights. If somebody has truely violated the rights of a Muslim, we must stand with that Muslim. If somebody is truley violating a right of search and seisure, a right of free speach, a right to practice your religion as you see fit, to follow your concience, we have a responsibility to stand with them. We must stand with them. Because any violation against any American citizen, no matter if you agree or disagree with them, any violation is a violation of your civil rights. Now this is the very case that the President made, but he didn’t mean it. During the election, he made a great speach, where he said if somebody is scooped up in the middle of the night and taken, without charge, and just held, without charge, that’s a violation of all our civil rights, and the crowd cheared. Where is he now? Where is he now? If somebody scoops up all of my neighbors information because they are on Verison, and just gathers all that information, it is a violation of my civil rights as well. I’m telling you, America, we are the civil rights leaders of this day. Accept your position, accept your role, square your shoulders, stand up, link arms. This is going to be a real shlog. Some of us will not make it to the end, as they used t say, because this is a long , long journey to the end of the road. But man will be free, as long as people understand the Bill or Rights. It was given to us, yes, by man, and flawed men, but it was inspired by God. Those Rights don’t belong to you,you are merely a guardian of those Rights,for our children and our grandchildren, of all color, of all races, of all theological backgrounds. You are a guardian and a steward. Recognize what time it is, recognize why you have been born, where you have been born. You have been given much, and believe me, much is required, not just expected.
I am sick. I’m ready to vomit! All from listening about how the REAL 1%, the Congressmen and Senators did legal insider trading in 2008 and made TON of money on the stock market at the time when the 99% of us non-Congressmen lost our shirt and our life-savings. If the Congressmen hadn’t set up the laws with this loophole, they would be strung up and hung for what they did. If you get GBTV, watch the 2nd hour from 12/5/2011, 6PM EST, but make sure a barf-bag is close by.
I believe this information is so important, I have transcribed the text presented in this 9.5 minute video.
The Radical Left’s War On America
It is time to cast aside all remaining doubt.
President Obama is not trying to lead America forward to recovery, prosperity and strength.
Quite the opposite, in fact.
In September of 2008, American Thinker published my article, “Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis”. It connected then-presidential candidate Barack Obama to individuals and organizations practicing a malevolent strategy for destroying our economy and our system of government.
The methodology is known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
The strategy is summarized as follows:
The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis.
The “Cloward-Piven Strategy” seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
– David Horowitz
Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven were two lifelong members of Democratic Socialists of America who taught sociology at Columbia University. In a May 1966 Nation magazine article titled “The Weight of the Poor,” they outlined their strategy, proposing to use grassroots radical organizations to push ever more strident demands for public services at all levels of government.
The result, they predicted, would be “a profound financial and political crisis” that would unleash “powerful forces … For major economic reform at the national level.”
Cloward and Piven were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky.
In the 60s Cloward-Piven first targeted the welfare system.
They enlisted radical black activist George Wiley, who created the National Welfare Reform Organization (NWRO) to implement the strategy.
Wiley hired militant foot soldiers to strom welfare offices around the country, violently demanding their “rights”.
Welfare rolls increased from 4.3M to 10.8M by the 70s.
In New York City alone, welfare caseloads climbed from 12% a year in the 60s, to 50% a decade later (150,000 to over 1.5M).
Cloward-Piven tactics sent the city into bankruptcy in 1975. Rudy Giuliani cited Cloward and Piven by name as being responsible for “an effort at economic sabotage.”
Cloward-Piven created ACORN, and many other radical orgs.
The crowning achievement for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was the “Motor Votor” act, signed into law in 1993.
ACORN was one of the chief drivers of high-risk mortgage lending which led to the financial crisis. It also created vast vulnerabilities in your electorial system, which ACORN then exploited.
The Motor Voter law has also been used to open another vulnerability in the system: the registration of vast numbers of illegal aliens, who then reliably vote Democrat.
The president and this Congress simply do not have our interest at heart. They are implementing this strategy on an unprecedented scale by flooding America with a tidal wave of poisonous initiatives, orders, regulations, and laws.
As Rahm Emanuel said, “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”
In addition to overwhelming the government with demands for services, Obama and the Democrats are overwhelming political opposition to their plans with a flood of apocalyptic legislation. Their uptimate goal is to leave us so discouraged, demoralized, and exhausted that we throw our hands up in defeat.
As Barney Frank said, “the middle class will be too distracted to fight.”
These people are our enemies. They don’t use guns, yet, but they are just as dangerous, determined, and deceitful as the communists we faced in the Cold War, Korea, and Vietnam. Just as dangerous and covert as the Nazis we faced in World War II.
It is time we fully internalized and digested this fact, with all its ugly ramifications.
These people have violated countless laws and could be prosecuted, had we the political power.
Their policies are unconstitutional, and delibertely so. The goal is to make the Constitution irrevelant. Their spending is off the charts and will drive us into hyperinflation, but it could be rescinded, had we the political power.
These policies are toxic, but they could be stopped and reversed, had we the political power.
Their ideologies are poisonous, but they could be exposed for what they are, with long jail sentences as an object lesson, had we he political power.
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, election eve, 2008
Barack Obama is an enigma. He won the 2008 presidential election claiming to be a moderate and wanting to bring Americans together and govern from the center. But since he took office, his actions have been far from moderate. He has apologized to foreign dictators abroad for sins he alleges his own country committed and appointed a self-described communist (Van Jones) and an admirer of Mao Zedong to top White House posts. He has used the economic crisis to take over whoe industries and has attempted to nationalize the health care system. In his first nine months in office, these actions have already made his presidency one of the most polarizing in history.
– David Horowitz
“Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution, The Alinsky Model”
The real goal of “health care” legislation, the real goal of “cap-and-trade,” and the real goal of the “stimulus” is to rip the guts out of our private economy and transfer wide swaths of it over to the government to control.
Do not be deluded by the propaganda.
These initiatives are vehicles for change.
They are not goals in and of themselves except in their ability to deliver power.
They will make matters much worse! That is their design!
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that President Obama’s proposed budget will add more than $9.7 trillion to the national debt over the next decade.
CBO: Soaring deficits will force the Treasury to borrow at prodigious rates, sending a national debt soaring to an insane $22-to-24T by 2020!
Most prudent Americans would think these numbers trouble the Democratic leadership and President Obama.
They would be wrong!
They would be wrong not because the Democratic Party or the presiden are economically illiterate or bad individuals, but because the Democratic Party and the president are leftists.
Most Americans, including most Democrats, do not understand the left.
They may understand liberalism; but President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and most Democratic representatives and senators are not liberals; they are leftists.
And most Americans do not understand the difference between liberal and left.
They do not realize;
there is no major difference between the American Democratic Party and the leftist social democratic parties of Western Europe.
From Karl Marx to Obama, the left (as opposed to liberals) has never created wealth because it has never been interested in creating wealth;
it is only interested in redistributing wealth.
Unprecedented and unsustainable debt does not particularly distrub the left.
The left really wants a huge government overseeing a giant welfare state and a country with far fewer rich Americans.
The left mocks the three-bedroom home surrounded by a white picket fence to owning an SUV, because Americans should be traveling on public buses, trains and bicycles.
The left has a very different vision of America than those who hold the founding values of America, most especially individualism and small government.
And if the price of getting to a giant welfare state dominated by the left is America’s steep financial decline, that is a price fully worth paying.
It took 213 years (1789 to 2002) to pile up $6 trillion in national debt.
It took only 7 years, 2002 to 2009, to double the national debt to $12 trillion.
The national debt is slated to double again in 10 years.
This debt DOES NOT include the $106.8 trillion in Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security unfunded liabilities!
THIS DEBT IS UNSUSTAINABLE!!!
History has proven that a democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) usually followed by a dictatorship.
The average of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.
During those 200 years, these nations have progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith
From spiritual faith to great courage
From great courage to liberty
From liberty to abundance
From abundance to complacency
From Complacency to apathy
From apathy to governmental dependency
From governmental dependency back into bondage
Where is America Today?
From Complacency to apathy From apathy to governmental dependency
Many believe we’re somewhere between the “apathy” and the “complacency” phase, ith close to 60% percent of the nation’s population already have reached the “governmental dependency” phase.
Where will America be with Obamacare? Cap & Trade? Amnesty for illegals?
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States where men were free . . . . . Ronald Reagan