Does Bloomberg think he’s God?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have been knocked off his high horse earlier this week when a New York judge overturned his soda ban, but that hasn’t stopped the outspoken Bloomberg from vowing to continue his crusade to rule people’s lives. Following the judge’s ruling, Bloomberg said:

BLOOMBERG: This wasn't a setback for me. This is a setback for the people who're dying. In case you hadn't noticed I watch my diet. This is not for me. I want to leave this world a better place for my kids and their kids. And shame on me if I don't.

It is no secret that Glenn does not support Bloomberg or his initiatives because of the lack of freedom and individual responsibility they typically entail. “Does Bloomberg think he’s God,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “Here's the thing. Here's what I'm for: maximum liberty, maximum responsibility.”

We have moved away from a culture based in individual rights and responsibilities to one that focuses on the collective. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be held accountable in our choices and decision making. “I'm doing what I'm doing in my life. I have choices in my life. You have choices in your life,” Glenn said. “You want to eat sugar? Here's a five pound bag of sugar. You think that's poison? You stay away from it.”

While Glenn advocates maximum liberty, Bloomberg’s policies are rooted in minimum responsibility for everyone. “It’s my responsibility what happens to me. I want maximum liberty, and maximum responsibility,” Glenn said. “Bloomberg wants minimum responsibility for everyone. Maximum responsibility on his shoulders for my life. Nobody is giving you that responsibility, Mike. You don't have responsibility over my life. You want to make the world a better place, make people more free. Now the only way you can make people more free is to help them educate them.”

The adage, give a man a fish, feed him for the day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime, is particularly apropos in this situation. “Teach people. The best way to teach people is through example,” Glenn said. “Bloomberg is just jamming it down your throat… If you still don't take to their nudge then they'll start to slap or shoot.”

The problem, Glenn explained, is that too many people are afraid and, as a result, they accept the overreaches of government. “Don't be afraid,” Glenn said. “I spent most of my life afraid. Don't be afraid. It's okay. It is so freeing when you take responsibility your own self… And if you don't, we're all going to be living in a state where the Bloombergs are going to tell us exactly how much we can eat, exactly when we have to exercise.”

“We don't need [Bloomberg and [his] rules. We want to cut our own path. We want to go our way. We want to follow our own hearts,” Glenn concluded. “Some of us would like to remain free and independent.”

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.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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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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