Why does a Vermont Democrat want TheBlaze on TV?

Yesterday, TheBlaze shared the story of Sandy Baird, a lawyer, professor, and a longtime Democrat from Burlington, Vermont, who believes TheBlaze TV should be available in her area.

Why? Because Baird, like Glenn, respects the First Amendment and wants to see and hear more voices, not less.

Earlier this month, Baird was quoted in Seven Days, a Vermont newspaper that describes itself as an “independent voice,” about her support of bringing both Al Jazeera America and TheBlaze to the local Burlington Telecom network (BT). “I support the efforts to have TheBlaze TV come to Burlington, because I support free speech and believe we should have access to as many political perspectives as possible,” she told Seven Days.

During a follow-up interview with TheBlaze, Baird explained that she lobbied for the inclusion of Al Jazeera America, which launches next Tuesday, on the BT channel lineup, and she ultimately won that fight. Now, she has turned her attention to TheBlaze.

“I think that my students — as well as all Americans — need to see all those views, and frankly, they don’t on [the] mainstream media,” she told TheBlaze. “They either watch MSNBC, which is a channel for the Democrats, or they watch Fox, which is a vehicle for the Republicans. And while that’s fine, we need a lot more views. And frankly, a lot more information. And that’s why I totally support free speech.”

Though she wasn’t familiar with the Missouri rodeo incident, after a brief rundown, Baird offered this insight: “I was at one point the state legislator for my district, and at that point there was a big movement here in Vermont to outlaw flag burning, and I took the position then and I’ll take the same position now — the Constitution is not about speak that we agree with. The Constitution is about speech that we don’t agree with. You are free in this country, it seems to me – at least we have been – to express disagreeable opinions.”

“Amen,” Glenn said on radio this morning. "That is exactly where I am. That is exactly where I have been. That's where most Americans are. The fog is starting to clear. People are starting to see.”

“There's a change coming. The American people are waking. The American people have found things to unite on,” Glenn concluded. “Say and believe and stand in those places: the Constitution now and forever, freedom of conscience, and the Constitution. It is the winning ground. And if you actually believe it and mean it, home run. You win.”

To coincide with the launch on Al Jazeera America on Tuesday, August 20, TheBlaze is organizing a #GetTheBlaze Day of Action to encourage television providers to add another voice, another choice to your channel lineup: TheBlaze. Get all the details on the Day of Action HERE.

The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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On Friday, Mercury One hosted the 2022 ProFamily Legislators Conference at The American Journey Experience. Glenn Beck shared this wisdom with legislators from all across our nation. We must be on God’s side.

Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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