Senator Mike Lee, Rafael Cruz, Glenn and others fire up the crowd at FreedomWorks 'Free the People' rally

Glenn joined Matt Kibbe, Senator Mike Lee, Rafael Cruz, and others on the eve of Man in the Moon for FreedomWorks 'Free the People 2013' rally at Usana Amphitheater in Salt Lake City. The event, focused on the topic of entrepreneurship was filled with passionate speeches from prominent figures, politicians, and Americans just like you.

President of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe opened the night by praising small business owners, Tea Party and 9/12 group leaders, and the entrepreneurs in the crowd.

"Unlike my hometown, Washington D.C., I actually respect what you do," Matt Kibbe told the crowd.

Kibbe went on to note that the current administration is alienating small business owners, demonizing those that are successful and limiting the success of those that are working hard to make ends meat. But, Kibbe noted, that is to be the expected response of anyone in power toward those who don't need or want to turn to them for assistance, noting that the founders felt lonely as well when they signed that sheet of paper that declared the country's freedom.

Great African American conservative leaders, like Mia Love, Deneen Borelli, and Rev. C.L. Bryant also joined the rally to tell their stories of hard work, failure, and eventually success.

Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah Mia Love told the story of how her parents came to the United States from Haiti with nothing, but with hard work, were able to buy a home and eventually put all three of their children through college.

For them, Mia noted, "you didn't come to the United States of America for "easier", you came here to be free."

Deneen, now a Fox News Contributor, was the first member of her family to graduate college.

"Hard work, perseverance, and my faith in God that has gotten me to where I am today," she told the audience.

She attended night school for 11 years while working in corporate America to achieve that success. Borelli spent 20 years in corporate America before moving into the public policy sphere, describing her move as going from "a citizen on the sidelines to a citizen on the front lines

"We have two choices," she told the crowd, "to be dependent or independent. I chose to be independent."

Arizona Congressman David Schweikert and entrepreneur Jeff Sanderer each joined the stage for a few moments to talk to the FreedomWorks crowd. Schweikert focused on the responsibility each American has who truly believes that the Constitution is a divinely inspired document.

He noted that the things destroying the country and the culture and internal.

"We've allowed the ballot box to put these people into power," he said, "that needs to stop and it needs to stop today."

Sanderer, told the audience that it's his believe that they are the one who will put a stop to it. In fact, he told the audience he believes they'll do more than that, he believes they're going to change the world.

Much like Glenn has been highlighting lately, the current battle isn't simply about economic freedom or the right vs. the left — it's about freedom vs. slavery.

"Liberty is right, slavery is wrong," he said. "Man longs to be free."

"The opposite of liberty is not financial insecurity," he continued, "it's slavery. And we should not be afraid to say so."

Arguably one of the most memorable speeches came from father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz. After heard him speak for a few minutes it's easy to see that the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree in the Cruz household.

Rafael came to the United States from Cuba at the age of 19. He put himself through college and thought Cuba had found the man to revolutionize the country and increase freedom with Fidel Castro was elected. After moving back to Cuba after college, it didn't take long for Mr. Cruz to see how very wrong he was.

As a result of the marxist ideology that Castro put the country under, Cruz came back to the United States — disillusioned, but thankful. After his life in cuba, he knew how precious and rare America was.

In 1976, after hearing witnessing policies that reminded him of Cuba be implemented in the country, Rafael quickly got actively involved in the Reagan campaign. He knew what happened there couldn't happen here.

"If we lose our freedoms here, where do we go?" he asked, and noted was something he engrained into Ted while he was growing up.

Today, under the Obama regime, Rafael noted his fear that the country is following the same mistakes he and his former country once did. He recalled the most ominous words he's ever heard were said in the last two State of the Union Addresses by President Obama: "If Congress does not act, I will act unilaterally."

"This country is unique because of its documents," he continued. "Outside of the Bible, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are the greatest two documents ever pinned. And the written they've last is because they were written on the knees of the framers."

He emphasize how important it is that they are not disregarded.

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outside of the bible, constitution and declaration are the greatest two documents ever pinned. and the reason they've lasted is bc they were written on the knees of the framers.

"This administration can take everything away, but they can't take our honor," he closed.

A Senator that is cut from the same cloth as Rafael Cruz's son addressed the crowd later in the show: Utah Senator Mike Lee.

Senator Lee recalled what it was like when he first joined the Senate and how uncomfortable he felt with the title. But, after being hassled for looking like a DC staffer, Lee recognized something: sometimes you have to assert your title — or as he put it, "what is properly yours."

"Sometimes, even when it's difficult, you have to assert that which is properly yours," he said, "As men and women of America, we were meant to live free and we must assert it every day of our lives."

"If we stop and we don't assert those rights because is difficult," he continued, "we all lose them."

Senator Lee noted that looking at the crowd that showed up in his home state of Utah makes him more optimistic than ever that the freedom movement is going to be the winning movements.

"We can win. We can get there. But we have to do it together," he told the crowd.

Quoting Gandhi, Lee reminded them, that at first your detractors will ignore you, then they'll laugh at you, next they'll want to fight you, but then…you win.

Looking back over the 9/12 and TEA Party movements, Sen. Lee reflected, "our movement began just a few years ago…and when we started it they ignored us…and then, of course, they laughed at us. Righ now they're fighting us. But guess what comes next? We win."

Glenn took the stage last, and tied everything that was said that night together in a way that only Glenn Beck could. He tied it all to Civil Rights, our basic rights. In fact, because of that simple fact — that this freedom movement is all about our basic constitutional (of Civil) rights — that's the only reason we're capable of organizing this size crowd.


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"There isn't anyone on the left or the right that can put this kind of crowd together," he told the audience. "We can because all we care about is the basic constitutional rights of Americans."

Almost all Americans agree on these basic rights, but the language used between the left in the right is different. One group talks about Civil Rights, while the other talks about the Constitution. What it all comes down to is where you draw your line in the sand.

"If you don't draw a line in the sand you will just keep drifting," he explained. "You have to know what you are willing to do and what you're not willing to do. It's really easy because it's about civil rights."

"MLK wasn't asking for special rights," he continues. "He was asking for the same things guaranteed in our Constitution."


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Even today, in what feels like one of the most divisive times in recent history, 85% of america agree with freedom of speech. Despite that, we're letting these rights be violated every single day by groups like the NSA who are tracking and monitoring everything we do in the digital world and otherwise.


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"When will we say enough is enough?" he asked the audience.

"What are WE creating? What is our line?" he continued.

Glenn's line, like most Americans, is simple: It is the constitution of the United States of America.

There are two fronts to the current freedom movement, Glenn explained: the political and of conscience. These movements have to work side by side and it can't just be about politics, it has to be about rights.

This week, Glenn has met people who traveled from all of the world to be here for Man in the Moon. China, Canada, Hong Kong, you name it. The world is crying out for help and looking for a model to follow.

"You are the model the world is crying out for," Glenn told the audience. "Stand up and take the reigns."


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"This audience is going to be a pivot point," he continued. "This audience is going to be the one that changes and saves the nation."

But not just with politics, Glenn explained that while they're working on the political, and the mainstream media will try to keep them focused on the political, that's now how you create real change the hearts and minds of the people around you. The culture has to shift.

"We're working on the political, we're working on the spiritual, but the voting box is the last stop," Glenn said. "The first stop is the culture."


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"When you see the Main in the Moon tomorrow it is my hope that we no longer let the dreamers and the great artists of our day be co-opted by the left," he said. "We can change the culture and imprint that on our children's hearts."

In closing, Glenn explained that he's already begun work on (what's now called) Man in the Moon 2. It's about the journey to America and why people came here.


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"People came here a reason," Glenn proclaimed. "To follower their own conscience — to be free. We need to celebrate that!"

"Find out why YOU have made the spiritual journey to America," he continued. "Stand. Protect. Defend. And love one another with courage. Trust in God and divine providence and all is well."

Check out the quick interview with Glenn following the FreedomWorks event below and then get ready for the big event tomorrow!

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.

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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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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.