He’s back: Obama appoints former regulatory czar Cass Sunstein to NSA oversight panel

You may remember Cass Sunstein from his days as the Obama Administration regulatory czar, but now he is back in a job that should scare any American concerned about privacy. Just what is Sunstein, who Glenn once labeled "the most dangerous man in America," up to now?

Yesterday, President Obama appointed Sunstein to serve on the NSA oversight panel. This appointment is particularly interesting when you consider that, in 2008, Sunstein co-wrote a paper at Harvard advocating government infiltration of conspiracy theorists.

“Those who subscribe to conspiracy theories may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law,” the paper reads. “Because those who hold conspiracy theories typically suffer from a crippled epistemology, in accordance with which it is rational to hold such theories, the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups. Various policy dilemmas, such as the question whether it is better for government to rebut conspiracy theories or to ignore them, are explored in this light.”

With that mindset, one can only imagine what kind of ‘oversight’ Sunstein will offer the NSA.

“Listen to this, America. Cass Sunstein, whose idol is Edward Bernays – his book was the book found on Goebbels’ desk. Goebbels is the guy who was the architect of propaganda, who said he learned it from the American progressive. He learned it from Bernays,” Glenn explained on radio this morning. “Sunstein couldn't wait to get into government because he's the guy responsible for all of the regulation. He's the guy responsible for all the paperwork. That's important to understand – he is controlling you through choices and paperwork. And so this guy, we said for a long time: Most dangerous man in America.”

“And now he's been appointed by the president for the panel to oversee the NSA,” Pat said disgusted.

President Obama created the NSA oversight panel because, in the aftermath of the Edward Snowden leaks, many Americans began to question the motives of the NSA. The President claims he wants people to trust the NSA, and yet he chose to appoint the man who wrote a book called Nudge: Improving Decisions about Heath, Wealth, and Happiness, which condones government over-regulation, to be a part of the panel.

“And here he is, Cass Sunstein, the guy who says it's the government's responsibility to lie to you. These aren't my words. These are his word. I'm paraphrasing, but these are his words,” Glenn said. “He says it is the government's responsibility that if you see somebody that is coming out against a government program, you immediately say ‘conspiracy theorist’ and you immediately label them as a conspiracy theorist.”

“Look at how well it's working. You label them a conspiracy theorist and so nobody pays attention to them. Now, anybody who says the government should lie to you and to malign people and to destroy people because they're telling you the truth is evil,” he continued. “When all of this stuff eventually comes out – and it will because I will hunt for the truth for the rest of my life. I will expose these people for the rest of my life. I will never give up exposing the truth of what these people have done and the lies that they tell for power.”

“And that's all it is,” Glenn concluded. “Cass Sunstein is a power hungry man. He believes he knows better than you, and the progressives know better than you, and so he will show them how to trap you.”

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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