Nudge to Shove? Maryland dad arrested for asking questions about Common Core

Glenn opened the radio this morning with a disturbing story out of Towson, Maryland. A parent with children in the district – Robert Small – was arrested Thursday night at a public forum after expressing his concerns about the Baltimore County School District’s plan to implement Common Core standards in its curriculum. Small now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine after being charged with second-degree assault of a police officer.

“My weekend started with a little video from Towson, Maryland. It was really exceptional. It was the beginning of what I believe is shove – from nudge to shove, then shoot,” Glenn said. “Now, this is clearly in the shove category… I believe it is a warning sign to the American people. I believe my job is to tell you the signposts. My job is to tell you how far down this road are you and how much farther do you have to go. Not much.”

TheBlaze reports:

Robert Small, a concerned father, was forcefully removed from the meeting by a police officer after he interrupted Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance during the question-and-answer portion of the forum.

The meeting apparently didn’t allow parents to stand up and ask questions or comment. Parents and other attendants were instead asked to write their questions on a piece of paper and officials would read them

However, Small began speaking out against the district’s use of Common Core, prompting a security guard, who was also a police officer, to approach him and order him to leave. “Let’s go!” he said sternly.

Watch the incident unfold below:

As he is being dragged out of the room there are audible gasps from the crowd, Small urges his fellow parents to not stand by idly. “Don’t stand for this,” he said. “You are sitting here like cattle! Is this America?”

“You're starting to hear the crowd go a little crazy when the cop takes his arm and twists it behind his back to drag him out,” Glenn said. “And the audience is verbally and visually shocked by this.”

“Because the guy wasn't doing anything,” Pat said.

“He's not doing anything. He's not resisting arrest. He doesn't strike him. He did nothing,” Glenn continued. “Here's the thing: These people do not want any questions. They don't want any questions from you. You will accept it. Is there anything more important than your children's education, and you just will accept it. And what's sickening about this is the people on the stand, the people who are in charge are all smiling. You notice that? They are all smiling. None of them have a problem with this at all. And they twist his arm. They take him out. They handcuff him and they arrest him. The reason why he can't be on the program today is because he is facing 10 years in prison. They are claiming second-degree assault of a police officer.

Glenn often speaks of ‘road sign’ and ‘push cart’ moments that may seem small at the time, but, in the larger scheme of things, actually prove to be monumental. This incident could very well be one of those instances.

“This is the push cart. Remember I said, when the guy set himself on fire in Tunisia and that was just, that was an international story. That was not a big deal. That wasn't going to lead to anything, right? Everything was just, ‘Please, relax.’ And I said at the time, ‘That push cart is going to set the entire Middle East on fire and eventually the world,’” Glenn explained. “That push cart was the last stop before significant unrest and possibly World War III. And as it's turning out, that's exactly right. I am telling you with everything in me, warning: The people sitting down and being cattle. And what they did to this man and are doing to this man is a significant road sign on the road on which we are traveling. This is not America. I've never seen anything like this before. You know how you see these videos sometimes and you're like, ‘Okay. Well, you shouldn't have done that.’ There's nothing this guy did wrong. Nothing... except ask a question.”

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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Joe Biden's administration is getting ready for something historic, but we're all being distracted. And now that Biden has hired at least 14 former or current executives from Big Tech — experts at colluding to censor unflattering news about Biden — Americans must be laser-focused on what's coming.

On January 20, the most corrupt president in American history will be inaugurated, and it looks like some of his cabinet choices were picked specifically so everything just – poof – goes away. The administration nominees appear to be all about preserving corruption, crony capitalism, and executing a Great Reset. Those same people also have one more thing in common: Ukraine.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn exposes their radical agenda in their own words and gives U.S. senators the questions they must ask before confirming corrupt nominees to some of the highest offices in the country.

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