What is 'The Original Argument"?

On radio today, Glenn announced his latest book, “The Original Argument: The Federalists’ Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century”. Realizing that most Americans have not read the original Federalist Papers papers, Glenn has updated a wide selection of them into modern English.

“What is the ‘original argument’? What is, what is the thing that people set their clocks to?  What was it that they set their compass to?  What was true north?  What does it even mean to be a capitalist system?  Has capitalism failed or have we failed it?  Has our republic failed?  Has our Constitution failed or have we failed it?  I contend that we have failed it.  But I contend that it is salvageable.  It is still something that we can grab onto and we can cherish and we can restore,” Glenn explained.

“This is the Federalist Papers, the collection of the writings from our founders put in today's language and then also explained on why it's important and what they were trying to do and what our government means and what does ‑‑ why have a Constitution?  Remember, they had to make the case to the American people.  Something that is not happening now.  Nobody is saying to you ‑‑ they are saying capitalism has failed and they are saying the Constitution is old and dusty, but they are not making a case for what to replace it with.  They are just saying it's old and dusty and it's no longer relevant.  Well, what are you replacing it with?  What does the system look like?”

“See, we had a failed system before.  It was under the Articles of Confederation.  It failed.  It didn't work,” Glenn explained.

The Federalist Papers, the eighteenth-century collection of political essays pseudonymously authored by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay defined, defended and shaped the Constitution.

The Papers laid bare the “original argument” over questions that are as relevant and urgent today as they were at the birth of our nation.  Questions like:  How should power be divided between the states and the federal government?  What is the remedy if the government becomes too tyrannical? What is the proper use of military force?  And the most central question of the entire American Experiment:  Is man really capable of ruling himself?

“Under the watchful eye of George Washington, they rewrote the Articles of Confederation, threw them out and wrote a new Constitution, but they had to sell it to the people.  The people had to ratify it.  Each and every state.  It was in slow dribs and drabs where they just tore it apart and before you knew it, they fundamentally transformed the Articles of Confederation.  They took the Articles of Confederation and said it doesn't work; here's what does.  And these were articles in the newspaper written by our founders and they said, this is why this part of this Constitution is important, and the faith they had in the American people, it was just profound,” Glenn said.

The Papers laid bare the “original argument” over questions that are as relevant and urgent today as they were at the birth of our nation.  Questions like:  How should power be divided between the states and the federal government?  What is the remedy if the government becomes too tyrannical? What is the proper use of military force?  And the most central question of the entire American Experiment:  Is man really capable of ruling himself?

“This is the ‘original argument’ for our Constitution.  Our children must understand the Constitution.  We must understand the Constitution.  We must be able to argue why it's important,” Glenn said.

“The Original Argument: The Federalists’ Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century” will be released on June 14th. Pre-order it here.

Candace Owens, BLEXIT founder and author of the upcoming book, "Blackout," joined Glenn Beck on Friday's GlennTV for an exclusive interview. available only to BlazeTV subscribers.

Candace dropped a few truth-bombs about the progressive movement and what's happening to the Democratic Party. She said people are practically running away from the left due to their incessant push to dig up dirt on anybody who disagrees with their radical ideology. She explained how -- like China and its "social credit score" -- the left is shaping America into its own nightmarish episode of "Black Mirror."

"This game of making sure that everyone is politically correct is a societal atom bomb. There are no survivors. There's no one that is perfect," Candace said. "The idea that humanity can be perfect is Godless. If you accept that there is something greater than us, then you accept that we a flawed. To be human is to be flawed."

Enjoy this clip from the full episode below:

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Philip Haney, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower during the Obama administration, was found dead near Plymouth, California, on Friday.

Authorities said 66-year-old Haney died from a single gunshot wound to his chest, which was determined to be "self-inflicted." Read more on this here.

Haney was a good friend to Glenn Beck and the program. On radio Monday, Glenn said it's almost impossible for him to believe that the man he knew so well could have taken his own life.

"He was one of the most honorable men I've ever met," Glenn said. "A guy who was willing to put himself in danger. A guy who knew what he was dealing with, knew that he could be killed, or that he would be disappeared, or that he could go to prison. And he was absolutely unafraid. And this is one reason why I know, why I so strongly feel that he didn't kill himself."

Watch this clip to hear Glenn's thoughts as he pays tribute to a true patriot.

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Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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