House fails to extend PATRIOT Act

Yesterday, the House of Representatives failed to extend provisions of the PATRIOT Act. Glenn gave his reaction on radio this morning.

“House Republicans they say now suffered an embarrassing setback when they fell seven votes short of extending provisions of the PATRIOT Act.  This is a vote that served as the first small uprising of the Tea Party Block,” Glenn read.

“The Bill to reauthorize key parts of the counterterrorism surveillance law which expires at the end of the month required a supermajority to pass under special rules served for noncontroversial measures but it fell short of the required 2/3 after 26 Republicans bucked the leadership, eight of them freshmen elected in November.  Most Democrats opposed the extension.  The final tally was 277 in favor of the extension, 148 oppose,” he continued.

So what did Glenn think of Tea Party Congressmen blocking the extension?

“Is this a setback, or is this a move forward?  These are the kinds of questions, these are the kinds of tough decisions that we are now going to have to make,” Glenn said.

Glenn believes that it’s easier to make decisions on this kind of legislation when terrorists are launching attacks and everyone is united behind the same things, but nearly ten years removed from 9/11 this is not necessarily the case.

“It's much easier when you say, ‘Hey, Islamic terrorism is here and we're all screwed,’ and we all believe in the same basic thing.  We all believe in the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Glenn said.

“But we can't all say that now, can we?”

Glenn said that we are at the point where we can’t trust the federal government to not turn the PATRIOT Act against its own people.

“Now we're looking at foreign and domestic enemies of the Constitution.  That is the problem.”

“Our job has just gotten harder because now we cannot trust the government to do what they are charged with doing and that is keeping us safe.  We can no longer trust that we can exchange a little bit of freedom for a little more security because we will lose both and we will deserve neither.”

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck share the details:

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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