Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr

Glenn started the radio show this morning with a tribute package to Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch the full video above and read Glenn's remarks below:

"For centuries man's freedom has been crushed, contained or at best discouraged, and sometimes in subtle ways.  In the days of Solomon, he decreed that man could learn too much, that one should not dig too deep, nor read too often saying that too much reading was the weariness of the flesh, that the search for knowledge was where Adam and Eve went wrong, thus proving that learning leads to man's downfall, or his sin.  St. Paul centuries later said the same thing.  1500, Francis Bacon wrote to the king trying to convince him that man could never learn too much, that knowledge did not somehow also contain the serpent, yet free thought continued to be squashed.  Immanuel Kant, the man who first described the Milky Way as a collection of suns in the fashion that we now know it, wrote in 1760 that there are many things that he believed that he would never have the courage to speak, but he would never speak the words that he didn't believe.  1760, our most precious freedom, the freedom of thought, had not yet been born.

Yet just a few years later on the other side of the globe sat a man alone in a hotel room.  His wife dying in bed hundreds of miles away from him as he scratched words on paper:  We find these truths to be self-evident.  That all men are created equal and have certain inalienable rights given to them by their creator.  Among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  I don't know if we really understand the impact of those words yet.  Man has never been as free to think as we are now.  The Chinese dissidents didn't make a statue of Lady Liberty in Tiananmen Square out of happenstance.  Americans changed the world.  Our freedom of thought allowed man to discover electricity, the light bulb, the car, the motion picture, the radio, the television, the computer, to put man on the moon.  We put a spacecraft on Mars.  It was in the American Century that the theory of relativity was conceived, leading Albert Einstein to say, the thing about America is the joyous, positive attitude to life.  The smile on the faces of the people is one of the greatest assets of the Americans.  He's friendly, self-confident, optimistic and without envy.

The American lives even more for his goals for the future.  Life for him is always becoming, never being.  His emphasis is laid on the "We" and never the "I."

So today as you're free to celebrate, relax, think, read and say anything, ask yourself this:  Are you still part of the "We" and not the "I"?  You know, when Jefferson first wrote those words, they were words of treason and certain execution.  But today, today let them echo through the land again as words of the American spirit and our hope, that we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.  And endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  And in support of this declaration with firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.  Happy birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free at last, free at last.  Thank God almighty, we're free at last."

BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.