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.”

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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