The only debate that matters: The American Experiment

Why was the American experiment called an experiment? Because it never had been tried before. What had never been tried? Man ruling themselves.

Before the founding of America, no system of government had been established that allowed people to successfully rule themselves. Glenn said, “[The Founders] came up with a system that they thought could be the answer.  Can man rule himself?  They said yes.  Now, after that they had to create a system so man could rule himself.  But it required not only a good, brilliant system, it also required good, brilliant people and people to remain engaged and people to remain good.  When they say America was not built for an uneducated or not virtuous people, that's what they mean.”

In the past, either the church or the king always ruled the serfs, or the common man. All the land was explored and in most cases owned by some lord. But in America, there was vast uncharted territory that was removed from the rest of the civilized world. Glenn said, “A man could go out in the woods and make his own way and people could gather around and they would start a little town.  And they realized, we can do this.”

Glenn said that George Whitfield was another key part of the creation of the American experiment. “He was telling people was you should have a personal relationship with God.  That was different.  The power structure was saying come to me, the priest or the cleric or whoever, come to me; I will tell you what God says and what God says is the king is good.”

“The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the Declaration of Independence was to say man should rule himself.  The Constitution was put in as, okay, if you follow these things, you might have enough time to be able to really rule yourself.  But just follow these things,” Glenn said.

“Enlightenment. Reason and God. Reject the trappings of everything else.  Listen to God speak to you. Couple it with reason. If God's like, you should have Snickers every day.  That's probably not God. That's not reasonable.  Reason and God.  Leads you to education because you cannot be a less than virtuous person or a dummy and rule yourself.  Which leads to empowerment of standing up and saying, okay, I got it, I have the situation, I know who I am, I know what I'm capable of, I know history.  I'm a smart person and I'm going to do it.  Which leads immediately to creation, which is E4, entrepreneurship.”

“Creation.  All thought is creative.  Remember that.  That is the system of our founders.  I believe that's the system of God.”

Glenn said that the current educational system, which more and more seem to be run by Marxists and progressives, are churning out students who aren’t capable of creative thought. “Look at those studies.  They cannot reason.  They get out of school and they can't separate fact from fiction.  Opinion and emotion, from truth.  There's no reason being taught,” Glenn said.

Can man rule himself? Stu believes the answer is yes.

“An enlightened, educated, empowered, entrepreneurial man can rule himself.  We have to become those people.  We have to make sure that we're people.  And when we are, we can.  And it's exactly what the founders said,” Stu thought.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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