Benghazi, the IRS, and the definition of tryanny

Just a few short days ago, President Obama told a group of students that they shouldn't pay attention to those on the right who keep crying out about tyranny from the federal government. But if anything has become clear in recent days, it's that the American people have plenty to worry about from the federal government.

President Obama said:

Unfortunately you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems.  Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works.  They'll warn that tyranny's always lurking just around the corner.  You should reject these voices.Because what they suggest is that our brave and creative and unique experiment in self‑rule is somehow just a sham.

"Today I want to star with a definition of 'tyranny' because America needs a lesson what tyranny is.  Tyranny is when there is an absolute ruler.  Tyranny is a system that forces its will on others, a system or an agency that has the power to force its will," Glenn said.

How is the federal government engaging in tyrannical activity? How about when people are left behind to die in a terrorist attack because it wasn't considered politically expedient to rescue them?

"What does a tyrannical government look like?  A tyrannical government would look, to use the president's own words, valiant public servants, heroic people engaged in this heroic experiment.  For instance, if you had people who had volunteered to go into the military, to go and protect people in a foreign land and then somebody in the chain of command would say abandon them, leave them there, when you had the assets available, abandon them, leave them there, let them die, when you could save their life and quite honestly, quite easily.  You didn't have to bomb anything.  You fly a couple of fighter jets low to the ground at the speed of sound and you scatter everyone.  And we do it all the time.  You don't have to fire a single bullet.  You could have scattered them, with just a couple of fighters.  And they were available."

"Tyranny, I would think, would be when you lose your life because someone has decided it is politically not expedient for them to save your life.  Not that we can't, but we won't because it doesn't fit into your version of what should be happening or what would be good or bad for you and your political career.  I would say that would be tyranny."

"I would say that it would be tyranny that you could have the State Department come out, you could have the White House come out, you could have the president on The View saying, 'I don't have any information.  I don't know.  We haven't received any information on this yet.  We're investigating'"  No, no, no.  No, no.  No, Mr. President.  Your own White House changed your own report [twelve] times?

"The State Department knew.  The White House lied, as did the president.  So did the State Department.  The media lied as well," Glenn said.

How about the way in which they have used the IRS as a weapon targeted at conservative groups?

"So you know, America, if you don't pay attention to what they did with the IRS and Benghazi, next year your healthcare goes to the IRS.  Next year this administration's universal healthcare employs the IRS so now you have to turn over all your medical records, all of your medical information to the IRS.  If you don't think that they won't use that to source and to sort people and to intimidate and to take away your guns, quite honestly, why?"

"What have they done that has proven them trustworthy?  And I don't say this just about the president of the United States.  I say this about the Republicans as well.  I don't know if you saw this, but in the amnesty bill that Marco Rubio is all for, in the amnesty bill that Jeff Flake is for, there was a hidden piece in there about biometric codes.  So now everyone will have biometric information given to the government.  So in other words, they map your face.  It's a universal ID card without being a card.  Everyone is digitally stored."

It certainly seems like President Obama may want to reconsider his words to students in the future.

 

The New York Times reported this week that U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State, John Kerry, allegedly leaked classified Israeli military information to one of its biggest foes: Iran. So, where's the media outcry?

Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the allegations against Kerry and the corporate media's blatant hypocrisy and the Left's double standards.

"It's sort of amazing what you can get away with if you're a Democrat," Trump Jr. said. "I would think, Glenn, these people would lose their minds if someone in the Trump administration did this."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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The World Economic Forum isn't trying to hide its plans for the Great Reset. Details to "reset" the global economy have been published on its own website. Despite that and all the warning signs, many are still quick to refute this master plan as a "conspiracy theory" or as something that will never actually take hold. But as Glenn Beck explained on the radio program Monday, the Great Reset is happening right now in Europe. A huge new development for the Great Reset that could affect not only European businesses, but American ones as well. Businesses — and citizens — may be forced to comply sooner than you think.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break down the details:

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As Glenn mentioned on his Wednesday Night Special this week, here are some organizations and individuals that you can help support in their various efforts to battle the Leftist takeover of U.S. history and education...

Mercury One

Taking action through humanitarian aid and educational initiatives. LEARN MORE

Wallbuilders

Presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built. LEARN MORE

1776 Unites - 2020 Year in Review

Helping people become agents of their own uplift and transformation by embracing the true founding values of our nation. LEARN MORE

Christopher Rufo

Fighting against critical race theory through investigative reporting, grassroots organizing, and legal warfare. LEARN MORE

Clarice Schillinger—Keeping Kids in School PAC

Advocating in-person education on the local level and supporting candidates who are not beholden to teachers' unions to run for school board positions. LEARN MORE


If you missed Wednesday night's special, watch the entire episode HERE.

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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