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.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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