On August 20th we want YOU to take action!

It’s not easy to stand for freedom of speech, especially when you don’t like it.

Next Tuesday, TV providers will add Al Jazeera America to channel line ups across the country in 48 million homes. That’s 48 million families who now have the choice, if they are so inclined and find that Al Jazeera represents their values, of getting their news from an international organization funded by the Middle Eastern country of Qatar.

We believe in more voices, not less. That’s why Glenn, the founder of TheBlaze, has always been a proponent of defending free speech even when it’s been unpopular. When Bill Maher made a joke about 9/11, Glenn defended his right to do so. When an artist painted a photo of Obama as Jesus, Glenn had him onto the program to discuss the First Amendment even though he disagreed with the content. And when a rodeo clown put on an Obama mask last week, Glenn has been one of the few public voices coming to his defense.

We recognize Al Jazeera America’s right to make their programming available to anyone who wants to watch it. We think it’s great to have another voice in the national conversation.

But what about something for those whose values don’t align with Al Jazeera America? What about the people across the country who have spent hundreds of thousands of hours on the phone asking their TV provider to add TheBlaze to their channel lineup?

All we’re asking for is TheBlaze to be a part of the conversation. We want TV providers to give their customers the CHOICE of watching TheBlaze, the same way many of them have given their audience the choice of watching Al Jazeera America on August 20th.

Thanks to your efforts, TheBlaze has partnered with dozens of TV providers across the country, but we have a long way to go. That's why on Tuesday, August 20th, we are asking you to take action and call your TV provider and ask that they add TheBlaze to your channel lineup.

We want you to take action:

· Get Chatty: Call 1-800-996-2529 and tell the representative that you have choices in TV providers, and that you want them to add TheBlaze right away.

· Get Social: Post on your TV provider’s Facebook page. Tweet at them using the hashtag #GetTheBlaze

· Get Together: Set up a meeting with fellow TheBlaze fans at your local TVprovider’s service center. Be kind. Bring them coffee and cupcakes. But let it be known that you’d like TheBlaze.

· Get Photographic: Take a picture of yourself with your cable bill, or with your “I Want TheBlaze Because” sign, and post it on social media using #GetTheBlaze

· Get Creative: How else can you get through to the decision makers at your cable company? Be creative, and then let us know about it @GetTheBlaze on Twitter.

This isn’t about shutting Al Jazeera America out of the conversation. We’ve picked August 20th because it represents yet another news network being added on the left side of the political spectrum, while everyone who identifies as libertarian or conservative still only has one network to turn to.

The mainstream media has always been slanted, and next Tuesday we want to make sure YOUR voice is heard over the bias noise from the left.

So mark August 20th on your calendar and make sure all your like-minded friends are ready to make their voice heard.

All the details can be found on GetTheBlaze.com

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.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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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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