Does a new law make government propaganda legal?

Since 1948, the Smith-Mundt Act has prohibited United States citizens from accessing materials used by the U.S. government in “public diplomacy.”

On Friday, the House of Representatives quietly passed a markup that amends the original Smith-Mundt Act. The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act is now part of the House’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Critics on the left and right have come out against the act, charging that the changes made will allow for the distribution of U.S. government propaganda aimed at American citizens.

“Hey, by the way, in completely unrelated news, did you see last week that the congress just passed in the dead of night, with no real discussion on this one, why, there's no big deal, this new act for propaganda,” Glenn said on radio this morning.

“Yeah, they [the U.S. government] they were spending so much great money on propaganda, you know, on the United States overseas, that we put a law in, in 1948: No propaganda here,” he continued.

“You can't use government propaganda on American citizens. We put that in, in 1948. We strengthened it in 1978. But the congress has decided, ‘Yeah, we're going to reverse that. We're going to use propaganda here.’”

In light of Glenn’s recent insight into the connectedness between social media tools like Facebook and the White House, these changes to Smith-Mundt are all the more alarming.

“Wow, wouldn't it be cool if you had Facebook and you had Cass Sunstein, who believed you could infiltrate groups, and you could manipulate groups, and you could manipulate public opinion,” Glenn asked.

“If you just had an asset like Facebook. Wouldn't that be good? I'm sure that's not what's going on. I'm sure that's not what's going on.”

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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