Stop SOPA and PIPA: "When in doubt, leave it out" - UPDATED

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Many major websites like Wikipedia, reddit, Mozilla, and others are going dark today in an effort to raise awareness of SOPA and PIPA, two bills that aim to increase regulation of the internet. Glenn asked the staff this morning to post this note voicing our own concerns about the bill and asking our audience to join us in standing up against these bills, which will regulate one of the last places where people are still free to create without government interference - the internet. While we strongly believe in Intellectual Property (Mercury is a company built around our own intellectual property and that of our partners), we don't feel that this legislation is the right solution to fighting the problem of online piracy. With so many voicing their concerns over the bill and its questionable content, we felt that the old saying "when in doubt, leave it out" should be applied to SOPA and PIPA.

Glenn, as he does with any bill expanding government power and increasing regulation, will be applying a critical eye to this proposed legislation on radio and GBTV tonight.

We encourage to reach out to your local officials in regards to this bill. Wikipedia has set up a special page on their website in order to easily find ways to contact elected leaders in your area HERE.


SOPA was the top story on Glenn's mind this morning and started the show off by calling for listeners to speak out to elected officials against this legislation.

"What are we doing with the Internet? Tonight we're going to go into this in great detail on GBTV, but I want to tell you that there's something wrong here and when in doubt, leave it out. There doesn't seem to be anybody for this Internet piracy thing, and if you go to Wikipedia today, they have gone dark today in protest of this. I think everybody is against it. Google is against it. We're against it," Glenn said.

"It's also about the freest market that we have in existence," Stu said.

"Look, intellectual property is important. Copyright laws are important," Glenn said. "The reason why America changed the world is because of our trademark and copyright laws. When we said we can copyright, patent and trademark things, that's when the average individual got rich. Before, before the United States did this, if you invented something, a rich guy who had all the money could just take that idea and just start making it and then you'd be out."

Despite the importance of intellectual property, Glenn cautioned that he didn't feel like Washington needed more power, especially to police the internet.

"When in doubt, leave it out. When you have a group of people like we do in Washington that you don't trust, I'm going to say let's not give them any more power. Let's not give them any more jurisdiction."

"I would urge you to call your congressman, your senator, call anybody you can. Reach out to all of your friends. Hands off the Internet. Hands off the Internet. I'm telling you, this is a back door ‑‑ I don't know what it is, but remember when I said they're building structure, they're building structure, you can't let these things pass," he added.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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