Glenn: "We are enslaving ourselves"

On GBTV tonight, Glenn laid out four key ways in which the American people were start to enslave themselves: 1) slave to a master 2) slave to debt 3) slave to illiteracy and 4) slave to ignorance. While some of these concepts are well known, there are ways in which people across the world are allowing themselves to succumb to slavery.

Take, for example, the slave to a master. This is by far the most well known and while in the past this was a person enslaved to a plantation, Glenn pointed out today that there are people caught up in sex trade and those caught up in migrant labor. And rather than go after the companies that employ illegal workers and the politicians who refuse to enforce the border and emphasize legal immigration, the average American is left footing the bill as the administration circumvents Congress and decides to not deport illegal immigrants.

Glenn then moved onto "slave to debt", noting that the government is currently $16 Trillion in debt.

"The over $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities? Good luck. They've racked up a debt of over $50,000 per person in the United States. That's up over $15,000 per person since Obama took office," Glenn explained.

"So we know how bad they suck. But what about you? 43% of American households spend more than they take in each year. The average American will spend $600,000 on interest over their lifetime. We have an average of $25,000 on college loans and $6,472 on credit cards. That's the average," he added.

Glenn said that people in debt usually are forced to make tough and often horrible choices - like a woman who resorts to stripping to pay her way through medical school.

And the worst thing is that people are doing it to themselves. Rather than live on a budget, the American people are spending more than they take in every month, and if they are going to break free they have to stop.

He then moved on to #3 Slave to Illiteracy.

Glenn said that African Americans weren't allowed to read during slavery because the owners knew the more educated they were and the more they could read and write, the better chance they had at becoming free.

"Today our schools are failing us. America is one of the top spenders on education - $2 trillion in the last 44 years - but when it comes to results, we're not getting the payoff," Glenn said.

"Out of 34 civilized countries, American kids rank 25th in math, 14th in reading, and 17th in science," Glenn said.

And despite these statistics, no one is actually trying to fix the problems and education reform falls underneath the crushing weight of progressive policies and the might of the teacher's unions.

And finally, Glenn discussed the fourth way we are enslaving ourselves - the slavery to ignorance.

"How many friends do you know who don't pay attention to the news whatsoever? They couldn't tell you what's going on in Greece or the EU. They think QE3 is a game show or an english boat? Have no idea who George Soros is. If you don't know what's going on - guess what? Someone else is going to be making all the decisions for you," Glenn said.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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