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.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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