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.


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As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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