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.”

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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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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