From the August 30 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program:
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BECK: "With firm reliance on divine providence we mutually pledge to each other our lives." Well, that's MLK, that's Lincoln, that's all the veterans. But it's also George Washington, who didn't die; he just gave everything to his country. He served and served and served and served and served, and then served some more. And then he went home and then they knocked on his door, and he answered the door and he said, "Have I not yet done enough for my country?" The answer is no. And he got onto his horse and he served, and he served, and he served. We're going to have to give things up to serve, but it's good.
"We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes." It means we must do the hard things now. We may not be able to retire at 65. We may not be able to go and live our dreams. We may not be able to have that -- that house or that car or whatever it is. We may not be able to afford X, Y, or Z, but that's OK because we will sacrifice our fortunes so our children don't have to pay for our lifestyle today. It's immoral to stick them with this bill. It's immoral.
As a father of a special needs child -- I know when my daughter had strokes at birth, I got down on my knees and I said, "Lord, give it to me, please. I'll take it on. Please let her have a life, please." Where are those parents now? I'll tell you where they were this last weekend -- they were in Washington, D.C. You know and I know, we will all take the hard hit for our kids. Our fortunes, our -- our benefits, our perks, our soft lifestyle. And I know a lot of people say, "I have worked and I have struggled my whole life," I know that. I know that. I know. But you're going to be asked to struggle a little more. Not only for your children, but for your grandchildren. Tithe 10 percent.
I introduced the Black Robe Regiment. These people are in trouble. They're in trouble. The media hasn't noticed them yet, quite honestly, because the adversary hasn't noticed them yet. We're not battling flesh and blood. The great thing is, darkness does not understand light. They have no idea -- it has no idea where we're headed. And that's good. But understand, once it does, the very gates of Hell are going to open up. These people are going to be challenged in court, they're going to be challenged with the IRS, they're going to be challenged in their own -- in their own pulpits they're going to be challenged. People will leave their churches because they're going to start saying, "Look, there are certain absolutes." There are certain things -- all men are created and created equally, and they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, which means you can't take them away, you can't destroy them. These rights are -- my right to life, and that means all of it -- my right to life. You do not diminish life at the end, you do not diminish life in the inside. My right to life, my right to liberty. Which means you can't just pick me up, you can't do these things. I have a right. It's given from God. It's unalienable, which means you cannot take it away. And pursuit of happiness. I have a right to keep the sweat from my own brow. I have a right to dream. I have a right to pursue my dreams. I do not have a right to success. I have the right to pursue what will make me and my family happy.
That's what they're going to preach, and if Americans understand those things, everything else will solve itself. You must tithe because these people are going to be in trouble. They're going to come under attack. You must seek these people out. You must seek these rabbis, these priests, these pastors. If they're teaching you about politics, that's another story. Run from them if they do. If they say vote for a Republican or an Independent or a Democrat, run from them.