Incredible Charlie Chaplin audio: The Great Dictator

Glenn opened the radio program this morning with Charlie Chaplin’s infamous final speech from the 1940 film ‘The Great Dictator’ that excoriates the principles of big government. The speech was certainly brave at the time because Americans were being sold, through FDR and others, the idea that bigger, more powerful government was the solution to their problems.

“I want to start where no show in America would ever start,” Glenn said. “A little Charlie Chaplin.”

“That's Charlie Chaplin at his best. Charlie Chaplin, at a time when the world was coming undone in 1939, films this,” Glenn said in reaction to the clip. “When no one in America really wants to face what's going on in Germany. And he mocks the dictator. He mocks Adolf Hitler. And gives perhaps one of the best speeches and one of the best film performances I have ever seen – and definitely the bravest of the day.”

That’s not to say the speech was not without its problems though.

“The only problem with this is at the very end it goes awry,” Glenn continued. “He starts to talk about progress. And its spirit is right, but you can see the touch again of the day. What's changed from the 1940's to today, we have a chance in the first time, in 110, 115 years, we have the chance to rid ourselves of this idea that fascism or fascism-light, a dictatorship, a collective that rules over every one else, is a good idea.”

In order to stay in power, progressive leaders are forced to marginalize the principles of individual liberty and freedom. These so-called leaders say those values are old-fashioned. Truth be told, they are not, and freedom has spread around the world because of the technological advances of the 20th century.

“They say we live in the past. We don't live in the past. We believe man should be free. That is an eternal principle, something that happens in the past, happens in the future, and happens in all time. Man was born to be free and follow the dictates of his own spirit. That's not an old dusty idea. That is an idea that has just become a reality for the entire world because of technology,” Glenn said. “He talks about because of radio and the motion picture, we now can be brought together. Because of radio, he says, millions can hear my voice. But he, in this speech, on freedom, he is even saying because of radio, millions can hear my voice, for the first time in human history. Millions, if not billions can hear every voice. Because of technology and the Internet, the smallest voice on the planet can be heard all around the world. And that is what they fear the most… We’re entering an age again of collectivism, and we've seen what collectivism does over and over again.”

Glenn then made a bold declaration: Don’t ever let anyone tell you the United States is over. In fact, in Glenn’s opinion, our country is not over, it has actually just begun. Why?

“For the last 110 years, no one really understood, nor did they pay attention to what was really happening. The progressives said, ‘We are communists. We agree with the communist ideals, but we don't agree with revolution. We're Americans and we don't agree with revolution.’ That was the difference… And we forgot and we didn't listen. And they wormed their way into our universities,” Glenn said. “When our own president, Woodrow Wilson said, ‘Finally, the people of Russia can truly be free,’ the world celebrated and the people who understood liberty went to sleep. They started to believe that some sort of authoritarian rule is better than true freedom.”

We may have fallen asleep, but we have now woken up. As Glenn explained, we have done our homework, and we now understand who these people are and what their end goal is. Eight years ago, under the Bush Administration, Glenn did not fully understand the scope of progressive movement and its influence. He did not realize that the Bush Administration’s policies were part of the problem. But he has woken up and so have you.

“You did your own homework,” Glenn said. “You realized, ‘Oh my gosh, everything that I thought I believed is wrong. Everything I thought I knew is wrong.’ You had courage.”

“The only things worth saying are the things that nobody will say. Those people that knew we were corrupt and we were on the wrong path. Those were the people ringing the bell. ‘You cannot do the Patriot Act because it will turn into something.’ And the rest of us were stupid. And the rest of us said, ‘No, we trust that guy.’ We were foolish,” Glenn admitted. “The United States of America, eight years ago could have been destroyed because we didn't know what it was, and we didn't know what the real disease was. We didn't know what the problem was. We didn't know how we lost liberty. We didn't even know what real liberty was. We were slaves under the state and we didn't even know it.”

The way Glenn sees it, we are on the eve of destruction – but we are also on the eve of a rebirth.

“We're on the eve of destruction. This country is about to be destroyed in this way: The progressive, utopian, collective, socialist state of America is going to be destroyed. It will be destroyed,” Glenn said. “[But] your country is about to be reborn. It's not destroyed. It's not going to look anything like it looks now. It's not.”

“It's going to be a lot of work. Our life is going to change. Our country is going to change,” he continued. “But God didn't have anyone to entrust the country to until now. It couldn't destroy itself because there weren't millions of Americans all around the country that understood where we went wrong, so they could never put it back together again,” he continued. “Don't you ever, ever, ever say things that are not true like, ‘the United States of America is over,’ because the United States of America is about to be reborn. It was over 110 years ago. We're on the verge of finding it again.”

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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