Obama wants to subsidize your life from cradle to grave

On radio this morning, Glenn spent the opening few minutes looking at the political philosophy of Barack Obama and what his policies reveal about the role of government. Unsurprisingly, he finds Obama to be one of the worst big government progressives of all time. But how bad is it? Worse than you'd think.

He started off by referencing a quote from Ross Douthat from a New York Times opinion piece:

“[T]he slide show’s vision of the individual’s relationship to the state seems designed to vindicate every conservative critique of the Obama-era Democratic Party. The liberalism of “the Life of Julia” doesn’t envision government spending the way an older liberalism did — as a backstop for otherwise self-sufficient working families, providing insurance against job loss, decrepitude and catastrophic illness. It offers a more sweeping vision of government’s place in society, in which the individual depends on the state at every stage of life, and no decision — personal, educational, entrepreneurial, sexual — can be contemplated without the promise that it will be somehow subsidized by Washington.”

Glenn said this is a much more eloquent way of summarizing Barack Obama's philosophy than he would ever be able to articulate it.

He then played Obama's shocking audio regarding individual success:

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

Glenn then brought out letters written by the Wright Brothers describing how they had their first successful flight. "Nowhere in any of this documentation does it say about how exactly the government helped them," Glenn said.

"The President would have you believe that somebody else if it wasn't for the Wright brothers somebody else would have come up with this because there was a road that led to Kitty Hawk. The President would have you to believe that the Wright brothers were no different than anybody else. That Henry Ford was no different than anybody else. That Sam Walton was no different. Bill Gates no different than you or me," Glenn said.

Glenn referenced the idea that if you put a monkey in a room with a typewriter and give them infinite time, it would eventually type the complete works of Shakespeare.

"We each have unique talent," Glenn said. "But the President would have you to believe we're all monkeys. If the government would give us all computers we'd all eventually write the Bible. I got news for you. That's a lie. It's a lie. And it's the most dangerous lie there is. Because once we stop recognizing our uniqueness we no longer can claim the blessings that belong to us as individuals. We no longer claim the responsibility that is laid at our feet as individuals."

Glenn went back to Douthat's quote, talking about how all choices "personal, educational, entrepreneurial, sexual" will be subsidized by the government.

"You want to have sex great. Here's birth control," Glenn said as an example.

"But he's not talking about the control part of it and that's the part that we need to focus on. The control part of it. And they already look at how they control us. Healthcare. Healthcare controls us almost every step of the way.It will control you through your religion. It will control you through the decisions that you make. It controls you on the choices of your doctor. It controls who lives or dies in the end. Healthcare at work. It controls your employer."

"It is a cap on anything. It's mediocrity."

"They have your financial information and they will control you through financial regulation. They're controlling your personal information with the new credit bureau that is now out. It's outside the framework of the constitution, and outside the Fed, and outside the treasury. They control all students loans so they control where you go, how you get the money, and how you pay it back. They already control our schools. By proxy they control the media and they want to do it literally. They want to control the Internet."

Glenn said these were all their words, not Glenn's.

"They control your interest rates through the Fed. They control the travel through the TSA. Who flies, and who doesn't. Who's on a no fly list, and who's not. How you fly."

"They control the language through political correctness."

"They control Congress. They control the justice system. What laws we enforce. What laws we don't."

"I bring this up because I want you to have a chat with your friends how much they control. They control energy. They control financial. They control business. They control labor. They control your health. They control education. They control your sexual habits. They control your church. They control everything now."

"This is the point in this election if we do not set it right America does not survive. No ifs, ands or buts. America will be America in name only. The fundamental transformation will be complete in the next term. America does not survive one more term of Barack Obama. It doesn't happen."

Several months ago, at the Miss Universe competition, two women took a selfie, then posted it on Instagram. The caption read, "Peace and love." As a result of that selfie, both women faced death threats, and one of the women, along with her entire family, had to flee her home country. The occasion was the 2017 Miss Universe competition, and the women were Miss Iraq and Miss Israel. Miss Iraq is no longer welcome in her own country. The government threatened to strip her of her crown. Of course, she was also badgered for wearing a bikini during the competition.

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In an interview, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, said:

When I posted the picture I didn't think for a second there would be blowback. I woke up to calls from my family and the Miss Iraq Organization going insane. The death threats I got online were so scary. The director of the Miss Iraq Organization called me and said they're getting heat from the ministry. He said I have to take the picture down or they will strip me of my title.

Yesterday, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, posted another selfie with Miss Israel, during a visit to Jerusalem.

In an interview, she said that:

I don't think Iraq and Israel are enemies; I think maybe the governments are enemies with each other. There's a lot of Iraqi people that don't have a problem with Israelis.

This is, of course, quite an understatement: Iraq, home to roughly 15,000 Palestinians, refuses to acknowledge Israel as a legitimate country, as it is technically at war with Israel. The adages says that a picture is worth a thousand words. What are we to do when many of those words are hateful or deadly? And how can we find the goodness in such bad situations?

No political bias. That's the catchphrase you're likely to see blasted all over the news today. The Office of the Inspector General found no evidence that political bias played any role, either with former director Comey or other FBI agents, during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. So is it "all good now"... "carry on"... "nothing to see here"? Hardly. Here are a few of the highlights from the 568 page report.

The report makes it clear that there's no evidence that political bias influenced this investigation, but why did they take five hundred and sixty eight pages to make that point? Well, after reading it, I kind of think they want us to understand how difficult it is to prove political bias. I think the Inspector General wants us to read this report in its entirety, and read between the lines. Here are a few of the highlights.

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First and foremost, this report straight eviscerated James Comey. You know one of the most controversial decisions of President Trump's tenure - so far - has been his decision to fire the former FBI director. Let's imagine for a second that Trump never did that and Comey was sitting at his desk at the Hoover Building yesterday. I can almost guarantee you that after the release of this report yesterday, Comey would have been fired by this morning anyway. Here are just a few quotes describing his behavior:

"Extraordinary and insubordinate"... not "reasonable"... "engaged in ad hoc decision making"... "serious error in judgement"

So the Hillary train keeps on rolling. She'll escape a courtroom for the fourteen thousandth time.

It goes on and on. This report just destroys Comey's behavior. There's no way he could have remained FBI Director.

The report goes on to analyze the behavior of several FBI agents that were involved in the Clinton investigation. Strzok and Page were but two of five employees that showed questionable behavior, either through text messages or instant messaging. If you read the texts and transcripts, they're pretty damning. In Strzok's case, his bias could have caused a delay in analyzing the contents of Anthony Weiner's laptop. I say again, it could have, but as the OIG alludes… political bias is hard to prove. Another agent that had been caught saying questionable things on an instant messaging service, was actually one of the agents that conducted Hillary Clinton's interview. In that interview, the OIG seems to acknowledge that the FBI had caught Hillary in a lie, and still they let her go. But… political bias is hard to prove.

See the theme here?

So the Hillary train keeps on rolling. She'll escape a courtroom for the fourteen thousandth time. But, as is the common theme for the entire Clinton family, it is those around them that suffer the most. The FBI has been tarnished. People have lost their jobs. Agents have been humiliated. All this for an arrogant and corrupt politician.

Attention earthlings: a "climate emergency" exists. It's official now, because the Berkeley City Council declared it. So, it must be true.

Frankly, you must be living under a rock if you didn't already know that a state of climate emergency exists. And if you don't do something about it, like now, you could be living under a rock very soon. Because according to the foremost authority on climate doom — the Berkeley City Council — this emergency is as dire as World War II.

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Council Member Cheryl Davila warns that global warming is driving us toward, "…the sixth mass extinction of species, which could devastate much of life on earth for the next 10 million years."

The city council resolution says:

During World War II, the Bay Area came together across race, age, class, gender and other differences in an extraordinary regional mobilization, building and repairing Liberty ships, converting car assembly plants into tank manufacturing facilities…

The Berkeley City Council says the only way to avert World War II-level disaster is if Americans mobilize in the same way now to confront climate change as we did in 1942 to confront Nazism. Because climate change and Nazism are definitely the same.

It gets worse. The resolution calls our current climate emergency "the greatest crisis in history."

Seriously, their resolution sounds straight out of the Galactic Empire handbook — "mobilizing workers" to build and install "renewable energy infrastructure."

Technically, that means Berkeley will have to completely transform into an Amish community in 12 years.

Berkeley committed itself to becoming a "carbon sink" by 2030. For the uninitiated, that means they want the city's greenhouse gas emissions to be in the negative. Technically, that means Berkeley will have to completely transform into an Amish community in 12 years. Except they won't be able to use any farm animals, because you know, too much methane.

Becoming a carbon sink is not their only strategy. Their resolution also mentions that earth has too many people screwing up the atmosphere, so we must "humanely stabilize population." Interesting — there were some World War II-era figures also interested in "stabilizing" population. They just forgot the "humane" part.

This weekend, June 15-17, Glenn Beck and Mercury One will be hosting the "Rights & Responsibilities" pop-up museum at Mercury Studios. Private tours through the museum will be led by Glenn Beck, David Barton, Doc Thompson, Stu Burguiere, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs, each providing their own unique perspective on our rights and responsibilities.

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Glenn Beck and Mercury One will be hosting the "Rights & Responsibilities" pop-up museum at Mercury Studios.