Why do you need to see the Man in the Moon?

What have July 4th celebrations turned into? Usually you drive in the car to a nearby park or parking lot, look up at the sky and watch the fireworks go off. Then you pile back in the car with the kids and go home. Is that really all July 4th should be dumbed down to? It’s time to reconnect with the real story of America -- as told like you’ve never seen it before. Glenn explains more about the ‘Man in the Moon’ production...

I remember about ten years ago I was at Disney, maybe longer, with my family and I had ‑‑ and Pat will tell you and so will Stu. They have worked with me now for 20‑something, almost 30 years, that I have had these ideas in my head forever. I've just never had the money to be able to do them. In fact, one of the things that Pat and I joke about all the time was I used to say, can you imagine if we had ‑‑ if we had money what we could do. And I'm blessed enough to be able to have the people around me now and the resources to be able to create amazing things. We're in the midst of building a network and so many other things and at the same time I'm having a hard time, quite honestly, knowing what God's will is right now because it's easy when He asks you to do things that you don't want to do because you know that's from Him. You know because you're like ‑‑ I mean, for the last five years I've been, "Oh, jeez, you've got to be kidding me. I don't want to do that." And it was tough. Now I'm worried that I'm off track or not doing God's will because there's so much of it that I want to do.

When I was at Disney about ten years ago, I saw technology that I had dreamt about and I thought, boy, if you could tell a story and you could use this kind of technology. About ten years ago I went into the ‑‑ I went into the Disney parks and I saw Fantasmic, and like a little girl I got all weepy because I saw this technology and I thought, "It's here. Look what can be done."

Two years ago I went to Disney California and I saw their California adventure and their Wonderful World of Color and that is also using the technology in the ways that I was ‑‑ had been thinking and ‑‑ but I watched that one and I thought the story, it's ‑‑ all they are relying on is the technology. Where's the story? Where's the heart? All they are trying to do is get you to buy a plush toy.

I've known now for the last couple of years that I was supposed to pick up the storytelling staff, if you will, and start telling real American stories to not just entertain but enlighten and also to try to keep people awake a little bit longer, maybe awaken them, but keep the rest of us awake. And I'm working on some things that, I'm going to plant my stake in two holidays, July, July 4th and Christmas, and try to reel us back in to the core of those holidays.

We have for the last three years done an event in August, and I told you last year that that would be the last Restoring. We did Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage, and Restoring Love. But people come from all over the country to experience these events, and they are life‑changing to so many people. And the most exciting thing, for me at least, is that I see people that have met up and they are just seeing old friends. People, families now that are planning their vacations around these. And what it is is that we want to be around like‑minded people. We want to show our kids that it's not all pushing and shoving.

When you experience one of our events, it's different, and it always has been. I am the luckiest man on the planet because every theater I've ever performed at, every single time the management will come up to me and say, "Yours is the nicest audience we've ever had." I'm so proud to be associated with you. And our summer events have become vacations, and so we are not going to be traveling internationally anymore on summers. We are going to begin a Fourth of July series, and this year it's in one city. It's in Salt Lake City, and tickets have just gone on sale at GlennBeck.com/ManintheMoon and this is a one‑time performance but it's a three‑day event. You can join on any part of it. Part of it is service. Bring your kids. Teach them service. It is an upping of the ante of what we did last year with Restoring Love. Because service changes people. And people came from all over the country to serve and to help people that were ‑‑ I mean, I don't know about you, but I have a hard time. I'm so blessed. I have a hard time with my kids.

My kid actually said to me over the weekend, "I hate my life. I just wish I had a normal life." And I looked at him and I said, "Oh, you're about to have a normal life." With all the blessings that all of us in this country have, we have a hard time sometimes teaching it to our kids that service and there are other people in need. Service is part of it.

One of the main things that people are asking me is what do we do about education. We have an education conference that weekend where you'll hear from some of the best minds around the country and you will see the beginnings of some of the things the American Dream Labs are working on. For those of you who are looking for what do I do if I don't want my kids in public schools, what do I do if I have to have them in public schools; and how do I pick a college for my kids? What does the future of education ‑‑ it's all going to change. We'll show it to you, and it is uplifting. The message I think is really uplifting and really good.

And then the other one is, I don't know what they call it, the Hope Through Truth. But the truth of who you really are. I like to call it Man Up. It's an event. The tickets have just gone on sale for the first part of it, which is the Man in the Moon. They only have ‑‑ we only have 20,000 seats. Most of them are $75 and $35, and they're great seats. The whole thing, great seats. There are some other packages up there. The, you know, bronze, silver and gold packages. Some of those are very expensive but that gets you into all kinds of additional stuff, not just the show. But I urge you to bring your family and join us, in the shadow of the Everlasting Hills. And celebrate Fourth of July unlike it has been celebrated in this country ever before, or at least in quite some time. Make new friends. Meet up with old friends. Plan your vacation. Come with us. Tickets are on sale now, Man in the Moon at GlennBeck.com/ManintheMoon, or GlennBeck.com/tour.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.