Laurie Dhue: There's even more surveillance going on than ever before

Tonight at 8pm ET, TheBlaze will debut it's new investigative news program For The Record. This episode will be hosted by veteran journalist Laurie Dhue, who joined Glenn on the the radio show this morning to discuss the show and some of the shocking revelations uncovered about the NSA.

"I thought I had a pretty good handle on the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy, but I didn't until I started going through and watching the incredible interviews that had been put together very carefully by the producers and the people that worked on this for months," Laurie Dhue told Glenn.

"I have to give a shoutout to the staff. They were so professional and they were so fun to work with."

Dhue was very surprised by the evolving lack of transparency and increase in surveillance gathering going on in the country right now. She specifically pointed to a data center being built in Utah that would store all kinds of personal information including banking records, credit card information, e-mails, and social media.

"I think this is going to open a lot of people's eyes. Glenn your viewers already know, already know that what happened in the wake of 9/11 has been illegal and unconstitutional. But I think, just like Rand Paul was, people will be absolutely shocked to know that things have gotten less transparent in the last 10 years. There's even more surveillance going on than ever before. There is a giant facility being built in Utah right now that's a 100,000 square feet, and it's in the town of Bluffdale. And it is being built for the sole purpose of storing information about you and me, and anybody and everybody. We're talking about your banking records. Your credit card records. Facebook, and Twitter. You name it. This is all being done in the name of protection. In the name of keeping us safe. But it's scary stuff when you think about it."

Dhue explained that For The Record is going to focus on the story of Thomas Drake who blew the whistle on the NSA and subsequently had his life destroyed.

"The leader of the NSA was in complete denial about the amount of money that was wasted. And what we learn in this is that the protagonist is a guy named Thomas Drake and he says after 9/11 we became a foreign nation basically for the purposes of vast dragnet electronic surveillance. He wanted to blow the whistle here. He approached General Hayden, who was then running the NSA, and said 'Do you have a warrant for this stuff?' Because he knew that what was going on was in direct violation of the constitution. Direct violation of the fourth and Fifth Amendment."

"And General Hayden admitted this surveillance was being done without a warrant. But that wasn't the end of it. Thomas Drake decided to blow the whistle on the corruption and the fraud and the waste and abuse in the NSA. And guess what happened? He was indicted on 10 felony counts under the Espionage Act. He ended up vindicated."

Despite being vindicated, he now can't get a job and is working at an Apple Store to pay the bills.

Glenn hoped that TheBlaze TV subscribers will watch this documentary and share it with their friends as it's vital to know how the government is monitoring the most intimate details about the lives or private citizens.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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