On his radio program today, Glenn Beck explained why he doesn't believe the recent National Enquirer story alleging that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has engaged in multiple extramarital affairs.
Among the various reasons why Beck is giving no credence to the story is the fact that Cruz has been raised from birth and been driven his entire life to become president and so he's not stupid enough to throw is all away in this reckless manner.
"This guy is driven," Beck said. "The first time I met his father, I said to him, 'He is going to get into the Senate and he's going to be exactly what he says he's going to be.' This was before he went into the Senate. And he [Cruz's father] said, 'Oh yes, I will kick his ass.' I've told that story a million times. What I haven't said is that at that point, we talked about him being president and I said, 'If he goes into the Senate and he does the right thing, he could be president.' His father said to me, 'I know.'"
"Ted has known that he could be the president from the beginning," Beck continued, noting that Cruz has been preparing for this moment his entire life. "You are not as driven as he is, you are not as smart as he is and then go in for your last four years before you're going to run for president, you don't get to 2012 and be thinking I'm going to run for president and think you can get away with that."
For those of us not fleeing America if Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 election, conservative pundits believe there is not much to look forward to, warning of an impending economic disaster, massacres of Christians and leftist-Islamist insurrections.
Glenn Beck dedicated an entire segment of his radio program today to responding to a Breitbart article criticizing him for telling Mormons while campaigning for Ted Cruz in Utah recently that they must rise up and save this nation because evangelical Christians in the South "are not listening to their God."
Beck took issue with a comment from Baylor professor Thomas Kidd, who said that while "there are many reasons why devout Christians should hesitate to vote for Donald Trump ... God has not revealed Ted Cruz as the divinely anointed alternative."
God has, in fact, revealed Cruz to be His divinely anointed choice, Beck insisted.
"To you, Dr. Kidd. To you," Beck responded. "To you God hasn’t revealed Cruz as divinely anointed. I understand that. And I respect your opinion on it. But here’s mine: I have seen this man’s life. I have watched this man. I have prayed about this man. I have prayed about it by myself, out loud, in quiet, with my family, with my staff, and I happen to believe that Ted Cruz actually was anointed for this time. Would there not be someone that was in the pool that might have the right qualifications for God? Is He that disinterested in all of us? Or is it perhaps possible that just like in the Bible, people were raised from birth for a specific time? Are we that inconsequential, Dr. Kidd? Are we really not that important enough for Him to raise someone up, at this critical juncture?"
For months now, Glenn Beck has been mystified by the rise of Donald Trump and has been especially confused by the fact that many people in his listening audience seem to be backing the billionaire mogul despite the fact that he is a "progressive" who represents everything that Beck has been warning about for years.
Earlier this week, Beck had a discussion on his radio program with a longtime listener who sought to explain why he is supporting Trump. Despite his best efforts, Beck was simply unable to dissuade this caller from backing Trump and so, on Wednesday night, he brought a couple of "psychology experts" onto his television program to try to explain what is going on in the minds of Trump supporters.
During the course of the conversation, one of Beck's guests made a comment about how, when people are fearful or in pain, they refuse to listen to logic or reason that contradicts or undermines their belief in whatever it is they hope will keep them safe.
As usual, Beck took this one piece of information that he only half-understood and managed to spin it out into a grand theory that explains everything that is going on and began telling his co-hosts on his radio program yesterday all about how this "door of disconnect" is the key to understanding what is happening with Trump supporters.
As Beck explained it, people on the right are understandably terrified about what is happening in the world because they have been paying attention to "the loss of our freedoms, the loss of our Constitution, the loss of our jobs, the loss of the Western way of life" for the last several years and many have become so overwhelmed that "they have now entered the door of disconnect" and are just reflexively backing Donald Trump in the hope that he can keep them safe.
"What the door of disconnect is, is a door between left brain and right brain," he said. "Your reason is leading you to a place of such fear that you close a door and you say, 'I’m not going there.' And you find somebody that is talking to your passion and saying to you, 'I will take care of you.' And you put all of your support there.”
"And so when you attack that guy," Beck continued, "and you attack him using facts, your brain automatically goes to that door where the facts are that you've already sealed off and you're like, 'I'm not looking at those, I don't want to look at those, this guy is going to save me.' And what you do is you stand and you bar that door of intellectual facts and intellectual arguments and you say, 'I’m not going there. This guy is going to save us. You’re wrong!' And you attack the person who is trying to come to you with facts."
Of course, this last caveat is just a convenient way to ensure that his endless stream of predictions remains open-ended and therefore can never be proven false because it is always possible that they simply haven't come true yet. It's a neat trick, especially since whenever Beck does put definite times on his predictions, he is inevitably proven wrong.
Keep all of that in mind as you watch Beck on Dana Loesch's show last night warning that "an economic collapse of biblical proportions is coming to the West."
Beck said that just as he was mocked for predicting that Europe would see a rise in nationalism, which is now being proven true, so too will the world see total economic and social chaos.
"What nobody is willing to say on television is an economic collapse of biblical proportions is coming to the West," he stated. "Of biblical proportions."
Beck then laid out some incoherent theory about how there is an effort underway to "trap money in the banks" so that governments can implement a "bail in" by confiscating "10 percent of everybody's savings."
"They've already done it in Cyprus," he warned. "It didn't go over well. They're going to do it, not only in Europe, they will do it here."
Of course, it was over three years ago when Beck first warned his audience to start hoarding cash because this sort of government confiscation was coming.
Obviously, it hasn't happened.
Or maybe it just hasn't happen ... yet.
And therein lies the key to Beck's self-proclaimed prophetic abilities.
Though he has not seen the film yet, Glenn Beck is not a fan of the new "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" movie because Batman and Superman are heroes who would never fight each other.
"The reason why these morality plays [i.e, superhero movies] are winning right now at the box office is because they are morality plays," Beck said, "good winning over evil, the unity of the principles of America: truth, justice and the American way."
"When Batman starts to fight Superman and Captain America starts going against Iron Man, these things are going to fall apart," he warned. "They are taking 2016 values and superimposing them on 1940s values and it's going to destroy these franchises. They've got to stop."
People want to see movies in which good conquers evil, Beck explained, not movies in which the good guys are turned into bad guys.
"We have no heroes any more," he complained. "Why does Hollywood want to take our heroes and destroy them? They've already done all of the real heroes, they've destroyed those guys; now they're going to go and take on our Superman and our Batman. They're going to destroy it ... The people in Hollywood do not understand America at all. At all."
The reason Superman and Batman are fighting in this new film, Beck concluded, is in order to "reflect the turmoil that is happening here in our country, people fighting and the division between us."
Glenn Beck was fired up today over the terrorist attack in Brussels, ranting on his radio program that if America elects Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, this nation will be doomed.
"I can't believe this is my country," Beck said. "History will record, they will record us exactly the way every other civilization has gone and our great-grandchildren and our grandchildren will look back on this time — I hope I'm dead before my grandchildren say, 'What were you thinking? What were you doing? What did you do?'"
"They will erase us from history in the next few generations because they will be too ashamed of us," he continued. "Our children and our grandchildren are going to learn about the Constitution, they are going to learn about what freedom really is because they will have lost it. And when they learn what life was really like in America and we threw it away, God help us all. God help us all."
Eventually, Beck began ranting about an awkward exchange between President Obama and Raúl Castro in Cuba yesterday, which Beck insisted was Castro's way of signaling to the world that Obama is a communist puppet whom he can control.
"It was the emasculation of the president," Beck stated. "It was showing, 'I have control of him' ... He was showing, 'I control this man.'"
During the exchange, Beck said, Obama's "mask came off" and revealed that he is a Marxist and "a puppet of a communist dictator."
On his radio program last week, Glenn Beck dedicated a segment to ripping Donald Trump as a man who simply doesn't care about the truth of anything that he says, asserting that Trump is rarely called out for his lies and when, he is, neither he nor his supporters really even care about his rampant dishonesty.
"The truth doesn't matter to him," Beck said. "The truth is completely irrelevant to Donald Trump."
At the time, we thought that pretty much the same thing could be said about Beck's good pal, David Barton, who also seems to have no qualms about repeating demonstrable falsehoods over and over again because he knows that his supporters will reflexively accept anything he says while ignoring all the criticism that his work receives.
And nothing better demonstrates this very point than the most recent episode of Barton's "Foundations of Freedom" series, in which he was joined by none other than Glenn Beck and where he repeated, for thefourthtime, his false claim that families on welfare receive $61,000 a year in government benefits.
"Right now, if you're on welfare in America," Barton stated, "there are 80 anti-poverty programs in America. Those 80 anti-poverty programs, spread out over the poor, the average amount that goes through those poverty programs to those who are designated to be poor, $61,000 a year. The poor in America, right now, make more that the starting salary of a teacher in 11 states, more than the starting salary of a secretary in 39 states. If you're in Hawaii, unless you're making a salary of over $61,000 a year, there is no reason for you to get off poverty."
As we have pointed out every time we have heard Barton make this assertion, this entirely misleading claim was first put forth by the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee back in 2012 and was, as the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explained, derived by relying on "a series of serious manipulations of the data that violate basic analytic standards and are used to produce a potentially inflammatory result."
But the simple fact that this claim is totally false is not going to stop Barton from endlessly repeating it ... nor will it stop Beck from gladly standing with him.
Glenn Beck has written an open letter to Donald Trump in which he likens the GOP presidential hopeful to a domestic abuser.
Speaking of Beck, he is outraged that the Drudge Report would mock a 12-year-old boy for fasting for Ted Cruz. Of course, Drudge was actually mocking Beck for bringing the boy on stage and crying about it.
Linda Harvey says that the Day of Silence is "exploiting legitimate, anti-bullying sentiment to achieve [the] ultimate goal of eradicating conservative, moral, social, and political beliefs about homosexuality, or at least silencing them."
Finally, Janet Porter doesn't like gays marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade because "the signal that it sends is immoral."
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck reiterated his warning that people who don't vote for Ted Cruz will face eternal consequences because God gave us the Constitution ... which allowed us to create the microwave.
Once again echoing W. Cleon Skousen's book "The Five Thousand Year Leap," Beck argued that Cruz is the only presidential candidate who will defend the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, which he said are sacred documents given to us by God for the purpose of protecting our God-given rights for future generations so that America would be free to create things like microwaves and airplanes.
"Just like George Washington didn't have any idea that electricity would come and television would come and we would walk on the moon and we would free Germany and we would save the Jews in Europe," Beck said, "and that our country would restore and be the leader of putting Israel back on the map. He had no idea those things were coming. But it is because of that document God allowed those things to happen."
"For 5,000 years, we had a fireplace, we had a fire pit," he continued. "The Constitution comes, all of a sudden we have microwave ovens! Nobody thought of that?"
"Leonardo da Vinci couldn't figure out that the top of the wing needed to bend. Instead, he just kept making everything perfectly flat. But after the Constitution, after men are set free, after we start dedicating ourselves to God, all of a sudden we can just figure out that little curve will give us lift to lift the airplanes? Wow, that seems pretty simple, doesn't it?"
“Good” is not really the right word. “Terrifying” is more like it.
Lee, who calls Cruz his “best friend at work,” has perhaps the most extreme view of the Constitution of anyone in the Senate. Lee is a fervent “tenther,” someone who believes the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution radically restricts the authority of the federal government. As Jeffrey Rosen wrote in the New York Times Magazine in 2010, “Lee offered glimpses of a truly radical vision of the U.S. Constitution, one that sees the document as divinely inspired and views much of what the federal government currently does as unconstitutional.”
This list helps explain why right-wing law professor Jonathan Adler, a force behind the King v. Burwell challenge to the Affordable Care Act, has also suggested that the next Republican president should put Lee on the court.
For an ardent self-described constitutionalist, Lee has a lot of problems with the Constitution as amended over the years and as interpreted by the Supreme Court. Lee published a book last year called “Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document.” He believes the 16th amendment, allowing the federal government to collect income taxes, should be repealed, leaving it to the states to determine how they would tax their own citizens to pay for the extremely limited federal government that would fit his vision of the constitution. He also thinks the 17th Amendment was a mistake and thinks the power to elect U.S. senators should be taken away from voters and returned to state legislatures. He also wants to "clarify" the 14th Amendment through legislation to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to parents who are not citizens or legal residents and wants to amend the Constitution to require a balanced federal budget and to impose congressional term limits. He supports a campaign by some right-wing activists for state legislators to convene an “Article V” convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution.
As a Senate candidate he said he would like to abolish the federal Departments of Energy and Education, dismantle the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and phase out Social Security altogether. As a senator, Lee orchestrated shutting down the government in an effort to defund Obamacare, even though Cruz took most of the blame for it.
Cruz and Lee share a sort of gleeful pride in playing the outsiders who have contempt for “the establishment.” Lee is reportedly the guy who suggested that Cruz run for Senate; he was among those who endorsed Cruz in his long-shot primary for his Senate seat. This month, he became the first of Cruz’s Senate colleagues to endorse his presidential run.
Back in 1843, Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, supposedly delivered a message known as "The White Horse Prophecy" that declared that one day, when the U.S. Constitution was hanging by a thread, the Mormon people would rise up and save this nation.
Will the Constitution be destroyed? No; it will be held inviolate by this people; and, as Joseph Smith said, “The time will come when the destiny of the nation will hang upon a single thread. At that critical juncture, this people will step forth and save it from the threatened destruction."
In 2010, the LDS church issued an official statement that "the so-called 'White Horse Prophecy' is based on accounts that have not been substantiated by historical research and is not embraced as Church doctrine," but that didn't stop Glenn Beck from repeatedly invoking it as he campaigned for Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee in Utah over the weekend.
Beck spent all last week declaring that God has spent the last 10 years preparing and sanctifying his audience to rise up at this very moment and save the republic by electing Ted Cruz as president. But when he went to Utah, Beck made it unmistakably clear to his fellow Mormons that God is using them to save America because evangelical Christians "are not listening to their God," a reference to southern evangelical Republicans who have voted for Donald Trump.
When Beck spoke at a rally for Sen. Lee's re-election in Draper on Saturday, he explicitly invoked the language of the White Horse Prophecy.
"It's something that Utah needs to hear," he said. "The body of the Priesthood is known to stand up when the Constitution hangs by a thread. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2000. What attracted me was not only the truth of the message, but also the people like President [Harold] Lee and President [Ezra Taft] Benson, who knew exactly who we were, knew who we were as a country. Many times, what held me through was the prophecy that the Constitution will hang by a thread and this people would remember what our founders did. It is our responsibility to stand for the Constitution!"
Beck echoed that message while campaigning for Cruz in Provo, telling the audience that he had a "special message for the people of Utah."
"I believe the Book of Mormon," he said. "I believe it to be true. I believe every word of it ... That book spells out in great detail what things look like before the Lord comes back. And He gave us that book so we can protect freedom here. He also gave us that book so we would know what to do at the time. Now you either believe that or you don't. You either believe that to be true, it's not just a book; then let the Priesthood lead! Priesthood holders, stand up and take your staff! You are the guardian at the gate."
While speaking at another Cruz rally in Salt Lake City, Beck said that it was up to the Mormons to save this nation because "the evangelicals are not listening to their God."
"Let me testify to you now," he stated. "The Book of Mormon is a book that was given to us for this time in this land and it explains exactly what it's going to look like when trouble comes ... You know what time it is, the Priesthood is supposed to rise up and restore the Constitution. Now is that time!"
"Utah has an incredible opportunity," he continued. "So many Christians have been standing up, but all throughout the South, the evangelicals are not listening to their God. Let us raise a standard in Utah. Let us do this one thing perfectly right."
Glenn Beck told his live television audience last night that it was up to them to warn everyone they can about the dangers of not electing Ted Cruz as president, saying that those who fail to do so will have blood on their hands.
Beck said he would be out on the campaign trail for Cruz again this weekend "because that's what I can do" and that others have to do whatever they can "because we are on the Titanic, it's going down"
"Knock on every single door," Beck told them. "They don't want to come? Fine. Don't waste time. The Titanic is going down. But you knock on every single door, 'Can I tell you about the truth? Can I tell you about the truth? Can I tell you about the truth, because here's what's coming.' They don't want to hear it, up to them."
Citing the biblical prophet Ezekiel, Beck said that "religious people" will be held eternally responsible for their failure to warn others that total disaster is rapidly approaching.
"The blood of the people who could have been saved," Beck stated, "now think of this, because we're talking about the rights of all mankind; if America goes down — this isn't hyperbole any more, this isn't like a famous Reagan speech that he gave — this is real. If we go away, where is freedom? So all of the freedom that will be lost, all of lives that will be lost because we refused to pay attention, [will be] on our hands."
Glenn Beck opened his radio program today by telling his audience that all of the predictions he has made over the last 10 years are now all coming to fruition and that is why God has been preparing this audience for this very moment to rise up and save this nation.
At one point, Beck actually hauled out his trusty chalkboard and listed a bunch of the "accurate" predictions that he has made over the last 10 years to illustrate just how right he has been all along.
"In 1999, I told you about Osama bin Laden," Beck said. "In 2004, I started warning about the housing collapse. All the way from 2004 to 2008, I was warning about the housing and banking collapse. In 2003, I started interviewing people in the GOP and said, 'You better be careful, they're going to come for you with pitchforks and torches, don't you understand what's happening, don't you understand what you're doing? This means the downfall of the GOP. In 2008, I said they're going to start admitting that they're Marxists and socialists. In 2010, the caliphate. In 2006, the Bubba Effect. In 2009, the pendulum swing and the rise of the radical right here in America. In 2010, I started telling you about top down, bottom up, inside out. In 2014, I started telling you that it was 1968, this summer would be 1968. Those are just some of them."
Despite this amazing track record, everyone continues to mock him, but Beck doesn't mind because he knows that this has all been part of God's plan.
"This is the time," he said. "And this is the time where we're going to build lifeboats. This is the time where we're going to be the group of people that will be remembered in history as saving the republic."
On Monday, Glenn Beck was positively giddy over his realization that everything he has done for the last decade has been orchestrated by God for the purpose of preparing his audience to save this nation by electing Ted Cruz as president.
God's plan for saving America, Beck explained, hinged upon Donald Trump winning the Republican primaries in Florida and Ohio and thereby driving both Marco Rubio and John Kasich out of the race, setting up a showdown between Cruz and Trump, at which point "Cruz turbos and the republic is saved."
Unfortunately for Beck, last night didn't quite turn out the way he had anticipated, with Kasich winning in his native Ohio and vowing to stay in the race until the Republican convention. So while Beck heaped praised upon Rubio for dropping out after losing to Trump in Florida, saying that he delivered a "landmark" concession speech that will go down in history, he declared that Kasich will conversely go down in history as the man who "possibly destroyed the republic."
After co-host Pat Gray mocked Kasich on the radio program today for being "delusional" for staying in the race when it is mathematically impossible for him to actually win enough delegates in the remaining primaries to secure the GOP nomination, Beck stated that "this guy is going to be remembered as a guy who possibly destroyed the republic."
"It will be his arrogance," Beck said, "he will go down in history as the guy who possibly destroyed the republic ... We're looking at a delusional guy."
"Excuse my language," Beck said later in the broadcast, "but you son of a bitch, the republic is at stake. This is not like a normal race. The republic is at stake!"
On Monday's television show, Glenn Beck aired an interview that he conducted with the Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin when the two men were in Ohio last weekend campaigning for Ted Cruz. During the discussion, the two agreed that the election of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would mean that America has reached rock bottom and decided to commit national suicide.
After Beck complained that Christians are being mocked for believing, as he does, that Ted Cruz has been raised up by God for this moment, he and Boykin worried that America has not yet reached the point where it is willing to humble itself and ask God to save this nation.
"I'm a recovering alcoholic," Beck said. "There was a time when I hit my bottom and I had to decide whether I was going to repeat my mother's life, who committed suicide, or if I was going to live. My mother's bottom was suicide. Some people don't have a bottom. If we vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, is our bottom suicide?"
"If we go down that road," Boykin replied, "I don't think the republic will survive."
On his television program last night, Glenn Beck again shared his belief that everything that he has done for the last decade has been part of God's master plan to use Beck's audience to save America by electing Ted Cruz as president.
Beck said that all the warnings that he has issued over the years "sounded crazy" to him too, but he knew that he had to deliver them because they came directly from God.
"Because He saved me and because I know that I could never repay Him back for that," Beck said, "I made a promise to Him: I will do what You want me to do, I will say what You want me to say, I will go where You want me to go. And so I have and He put a warning message on my heart."
Beck said that his various Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage and Restoring Love events were all things that he didn't understand and didn't want to do, but now realizes were all part of "His genius."
"I have said for a long time this is going to be the audience that saves the republic," he said. "It is clear this was preparation and sanctification."
On his radio program this morning, Glenn Beck revealed an epiphany that he had over the weekend when he realized that everything he has done over the last decade has been orchestrated by God for the purpose of saving this nation by electing Ted Cruz as president.
As Beck explained, the various Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage and Restoring Love events that he has hosted over the years were things that he didn't even want to do but did anyway because he was being compelled by God to do so. Though he didn't understand the purpose of any of the events at the time, Beck has now realized that they were all part of God's master plan to prepare Beck's audience to save America.
Beck reached this conclusion after seeing the protests surrounding Donald Trump's campaign rallies over the weekend, which he said is finally showing America that both Trump and the protesters will tear this nation apart and that Cruz will be this nation's only hope for survival.
Once Marco Rubio and John Kasich drop out when they fail to win their respective home states in this week's Republican primaries, Beck said that Republicans will realize that they have to either back Trump or Cruz and when that happens, "Cruz turbos and the republic is saved."
Beck marveled at how God has so perfectly orchestrated everything for this moment.
"You think we're that genius to be able to put that together?" he said. "You think we had this master strategy that put that together? When I was in Ohio this weekend and that dawned on me, I'm like, 'Holy cow!' I've been wondering what it was for. It's for this moment. Honor. Courage. Love. Honor, courage, love. It was for this moment because this is the audience that is going to save the republic."
"I am filled with the spirit, I am filled with the truth on this one," Beck continued. "This is the moment this audience will save the republic ... Everything I have talked about for almost a decade and a half is all coming into play this summer and that tells me that God has had a master plan the whole time."
Glenn Beck continues to promote his campaign to get right-wing anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist removed from the board of the National Rifle Association on the grounds that Norquist is a front man for the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic radicals, rolling out a new effort today aimed at mobilizing his listeners who are NRA members to vote to recall Norquist.
As Beck explained on his radio program today, Norquist is a "shill" for the Muslim Brotherhood and "a very shifty man" who has greatly endangered this nation by associating with "really bad people" and vouching for known "terrorists," referring to the bogus claim that Norquist is a secret agent working for the Islamist group.
Norquist is "a really bad mole," Beck said, and therefore it is vitally important that he be removed from the NRA board via this recall effort.
For its part, the NRA is urging members not to remove Norquist from the board, saying that the allegations against him are without "factual support":
... the NRA itself and a "Who's Who" of national conservative leaders have rallied Norquist's defense, saying the allegations are nonsense ... The NRA has examined all the criticisms of Norquist and found them baseless and strongly urged all NRA members to vote "no" on the recall.
"Given the staleness of all allegations [and] the lack of factual support," concluded a special NRA panel, "we disagree with the Petitioner in this case and recommend a NO vote."
Of course, Beck entirely dismissed the NRA's position by asserting that the board was moved to sympathy simply because Norquist wept during an inquiry into the allegations against him, speculating that other board members are afraid that they too will be targeted for removal if the effort against Norquist is successful.
"The board made their recommendation on a couple of things," Beck said. "Grover Norquist cried at the hearing and said, 'Gee, I just don't know why they're coming after me and my family.' And the board looked at him and, I believe, said, 'There by the grace of God go I, it's gonna be me; they come after him then they're going to come after me for something else and anybody can be thrown off the board and it'll be a witch hunt.' That's not true. Grover Norquist is in a special category."
Glenn Beck welcomed a live audience onto his television program last night for a discussion about the election and the conversation eventually turned to whether or not people would be willing to support Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the general election, which Beck said he could not do because such a vote would carry "a very heavy eternal price."
Beck's audience was nearly unanimous in its opposition to Trump in the Republican primary, but many seemed willing to vote for him over Clinton ... but not Beck.
"I've made a promise to myself before this whole process started," he said, "that I wouldn't buy into the 'lesser of two evils,' that I would pay attention to the last word in that sentence: evil."
As Beck explained, "the Republic is at stake" with this election because both Trump and Clinton are threats to our most basic constitutional rights.
Since both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were "God-inspired," Beck said, the government was created for the purpose of protecting our God-given rights, which is why he refuses to play a role in squandering those rights by voting for either Trump or Clinton.
"If we are the generation that loses those rights, we're going to pay a heavy price," he said, "a very heavy eternal price ... I'm not going to face my maker if I drop dead and have Him go, 'By the way, remember those crazy rights? You were alive then, weren't you? What did you do? Who did you vote for?'"
"I can't in all good conscience say, 'Well, because I thought Donald Trump would protect them,'" he continued, "or, 'I really thought Hillary Clinton would protect them.' I know neither of them will and I don't think the Lord is the kind of guy who says, "Well, we'll go a little evil.'"