“Are you that stupid?” Glenn reacts to new celebrity infused anti-gov’t surveillance video

With the 12th anniversary of the Patriot Act just days away, a celebrity and whistleblower-filled video castigating mass surveillance has been released. “Stop Watching Us: The Video” highlights the history of government surveillance – in particular, the role of digital technology the internet.

TheBlaze reports:

The ultimate message of the video is that online activity, a digital footprint, belongs to the individual. The StopWatching.us coalition, which includes more than 100 civil rights and privacy advocacy organizations, is gearing up for a rally in Washington, D.C., Saturday — the official 12th anniversary of the Patriot Act’s passage.

StopWatching.us wants a full Congressional investigation of these intelligence programs and calls for a reform to federal surveillance law.

From Maggie Gyllenhaal to Oliver Stone, Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) to various whistleblowers, the video is primarily filled with big-government Democrats talking about the evils of big-government surveillance practices. As Glenn explained, this is not a Republican/Democrat issue so much as it a progressive/libertarian debate.

“Really? This is exactly what I exposed when I was at Fox and every progressive voice pilloried me,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “Every single one said I was a conspiracy freak and everything else. And now they come out and they are trying to make this a progressive [cause]?”

The Patriot Act was enacted under Republican President George W. Bush and government surveillance programs expanded throughout his tenure. President Obama, whom many of the people featured in this video campaigned for, did not curtail spying practices – he expanded them.

“Are you really that stupid? And I’m not talking to you. I’m talking to the people in Hollywood. Are you really this stupid,” Glenn asked. “What is the progressive movement? Tell me what it is. Tell me what it is. A benevolent dictator? A benevolent government that takes care of every single need? Are you telling me you are this stupid? Show to me where it has ever worked… in the history of mankind. Answer the question and show me how you got there. Show me your work.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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