Glenn talks to Brian Kilmeade about the six people who saved the American Revolution that you have probably never heard of

Fox and Friend’s host Brian Kilmeade joined Glenn on radio this morning to talk about his new book, George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution. Glenn explained that Brian approached him with this fascinating and relatively unknown story several years ago while he was still working at Fox.

“I want to tell you the story about how one person can make a difference. One person can correct history. One person can truly uncover thing that's been lost for a long, long time,” Glenn said. “About five years ago, when Brian Kilmeade asked if we could have lunch… He starts telling me this story about this spy ring under George Washington, and he starts weaving a story I never heard before,” Glenn said. “I said, ‘Brian, that's fantastic.’ He said, ‘I heard this about 15 years ago. I couldn't believe this story, and I couldn't believe I didn't know it. I happen to live in this area, so I started doing some detective work. The guys are buried right around me. It all happened right here.’ We would have lost the war had it not been for George Washington's spy ring. I said, ‘You should write a book.’ And he has. It is tremendous.”

The book revolves around a group called the Culper Spy Ring that aided Washington in the aftermath of an ill-fought battle in New York City in August 1776. Washington realized he wouldn’t be able to beat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York. Brian explained that as a Long Islander, he found himself particularly fascinated by the story of the “secret six” who have received little credit for the work they did to ensure the colonies won the Revolutionary War.

“I believe like you believe, fundamentally, Americans are good and have qualities,” Brian said. “I believe this story backs up my belief because one's a farmer, one's a tavern owner, one is a dry goods owner, a woman who is a socialite, and they sit there behind enemy lines every day for four years, knowing at any moment, they will suffer the fate of Nathan Hale if they are uncovered.”

“But they believe in America more than anything else and somehow they pull this thing off… And we didn't know who they were until 1930, and are still uncovering what they did because that's how they wanted it,” he continued. “Washington knew it… And we built this book around Washington's own letters from the spies to Washington. So we're not looking for any opinion. We are building the story about what happened.”

So why wouldn’t these heroes want their identities known and stories told?

“Back then, even if you were spying on the right side, it wasn't considered like today. There was a duplicity about it.  It didn't fit well with many people,” Brian explained. “Number two: They were a people who did not want credit, much like people we see serve in the military today. They're like give the other guy credit. I don't want the praise. I don't want your money… They believed in the cause. That's what gives me chills… They believed in the cause. They believed in the country. They believed in our potential.”

“And that's why I thought my little contribution was to give these people a little bit of the limelight that they didn't get in their lives. I have visited their gravesites and one is in the back of a barn, and there are hoses all over the place, and it's overgrown. It's the original tombstone from 1823 when they died,” he continued. “And I think it's important. Those are the types of people that make up America. We could focus on the Founding Fathers, but there are extraordinary people we never met.”

“Brian, I wish you the best of luck. It's called George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution. Some of these things are still taught by the CIA,” Glenn concluded. “This is history that you didn't know about. History that was lost. History that shows you that you have a role, no matter how small you think you are, you have a huge role.”

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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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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