'The School of No!': Do you really need more evidence than this that progressivism has failed America's youth?

How many times have you heard the argument in your lifetime, if it just helps one child, then it’s worth it, just one child, one, you know, big-eyed, little, one-eyed child? If we just help them, then it’s worth it. They use it all the time. Don’t believe me?

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Jay Carney: If even one child’s life can be saved by the actions we take here in Washington, we must take those actions.

President Obama: This act is about doing what’s right for our children.

Michelle Obama: There is nothing Democratic or Republican, liberal or conservative, about doing what’s best for our kids.

Arne Duncan: Most importantly for our children.

President Obama: This is our first task, caring for our children.

Michelle Obama: In the end, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children, nothing.

Does anybody buy any of this bull crap from these people anymore? And I mean that for the right as well. I hear a Conservative say yeah, we’ve got to do it for the children, shut up, shut up. We’ll just do it for the children, it’s so stupid. Even if it just saves one child, let’s save the stupidity of that argument for a minute, and let’s focus just on the reality, because it isn’t about the children, and that’s what makes me so angry about it. It isn’t about the children. If things for the children were really getting better, well then maybe.

Let me take you to schools here for a second. Do you remember the union thug that was one of the only ones that was willing to admit the truth because he was leaving the union? Watch.

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Bob Chanin: Which is why at least in my opinion NEA and its affiliates are such effective advocates. Despite what some among us would like to believe, it is not because of our creative ideas. It is not because of the merits of our positions. It is not because we care about children, and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power.

Wow, is that amazing? Oh, there goes Glenn Beck again, throwing around baseless allegations – did you hear this guy? It’s because they have power, one truthful union member. Okay, so what are they doing with that power? Are they helping the kids? Because they get things done because they have power, but in the end, does it help the kids?

I want to introduce you to another public school. This one’s in Far Rockaway Queens. Prepare yourself to be horrified and see something that I think this is what it’s like in North Korea. It’s a Title 1 school, which means they get extra federal funding, but nobody seems to know where it’s going, and they’re wondering because it certainly is not going to the school.

They’re getting an additional about $2.5 million every year. Two hundred thirty-four kids show up to school every day in this building, but there’s no art class. There is no gym class. There’s no music class. Oh see, see what you Conservatives are doing? You’re cutting the gym. You’re cutting the music. You’re cutting the art. No, there is also no nurse’s office. There are no substitute teachers when a teacher is out. There is no special ed, even though a teacher for special ed is required.

There are no books even for the Common Core curriculum. When you’re supposed to be teaching Common Core, how are you doing it without books? Now, sure, the art, the gym, all conservatives hate that, but how about math? There’s no math program. The kindergarten class sit down in trailers that “reek of animal urine.” “Rats and squirrels noisily scamper in the walls and ceiling.”

Well, what is it the kids are doing all day? What are they doing? They don’t have math. They don’t have gym. They don’t have art. They don’t have reading. They don’t have books. What are they doing? Are you ready? They’re watching movies all day, lots and lots of movies, not educational films. Monsters, Inc. was one film that they aired last week for the whole school.

You’d ask yourself who is in charge of this childhood hell? Well, the principal’s name is Marcella Sills. She’s been the principal there for almost a decade. Predictably she is rarely showing up for work, and when she does, it’s usually after 11:00 AM. Oh boy, are you judging her because she’s black? According to the New York Post last week, Sills missed every day except one, and the day she showed up, it wasn’t until the kids had already been dismissed for the day.

Okay, alright, let’s cut her some slack. She was probably sick. Yeah, not really. She didn’t appear that way. Here she is spotted driving around in her BMW all around town when she wasn’t at school. Boy, she looks really nice. I mean, she’s all dressed up. She’s got the glamour lipstick on. She’s got that nice fur coat and hat, huh? Now she’s a struggling educator. For her efforts when she shows up, she is paid $128,207 a year, but that’s not all. She also gets bonuses on top of that because of all of the overtime that she works.

Nothing is about the children, nothing. Nothing is being done, they’re not doing anything for these 234 kids, and no one seems to care in the system. You know what, let me take that back. See, there he goes again, Glenn Beck flying off the handle saying she’s not done anything for the kids. That’s not true. That’s not true. Every year she does make the parents pay $200 each so their kids can attend some sort of strange annual prom-like wedding event.

The boys have to dress in mini tuxedos, and the women have to wear like white gowns. Isn’t that great? Uh huh, and then Queen Sills, the principal, enters. She is the queen of the ball, of course.

I’m going to give you an update that should make this better, but it doesn’t. There’s an investigation now into the school, and because of the investigation, Sills showed up on work on time on Monday, first time in six or seven years according to sources inside the school. Wow! Do you have the picture of her showing up at school? There she is. And what’s nice is she was dressed to impress. I don’t know if she had to go right out afterwards, you know, for, you know, a night on the town or what, but she looks good. She looks good.

Also, the Department of Education investigator, not really troubled by anything that they saw there. In fact, I’ll let them explain.

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Dorita Gibson: I don’t know if I’ll be recommending further investigation, but we will be making some recommendations, because, as you know, this is Far Rockaway, and this school was part of the tragedy of Sandy.

Tiffany?

Tiffany: Yes?

Why didn’t you tell me that this school was hit by Hurricane Sandy?

Tiffany: I know, it totally changes the story.

It totally changes the story. I didn’t know that. Sandy just happened how long ago, just like not very long ago, okay? Nothing to see here. I apologize. There was a storm which obviously means kids can watch movies all day for the next year and a half while principal bunny fur takes a spin in her BMW. It’s great.

Now, it has taken just a few reports by the New York Post for someone to actually check into things, but you saw what they’re going to do. Nearly a decade this school has been churning kids through this system and sending them out into the world with absolutely no chance of success, unless they want to replace Siskel and/or Ebert. That’s it. Nearly a decade, and no one really has cared.

Now, there’s two indictments here: Number one indictment, parents. How long would you let your kids sit in that school? How long? Now, if you’re underprivileged, what do you do? You raise holy hell, that’s what you do. But do you think very many kids, 234 kids, been going on for a decade, this is the way it’s been, do you think any of the parents are sitting down with their kids and saying, “Hey, what happened in school today? What did you learn in math today?”

This has been going. They don’t have math books. They don’t have book books. They don’t have a library. They have nothing. Anybody ask? So number one indictment, parents, where are they? Number two, media, where are they? You know what they’re doing with their time today? I kid you not, there is currently or there was 20 minutes before we went on air, there was a banner. Do we have the pictures? Yeah, here it is.

Here’s CNN. They got a chopper over Justin Bieber’s house, okay? FOX and CNN, breaking news alerts, they’re investigating at Justin Bieber’s house – I better sit down for this – an egg throwing incident. Yes, Justin Bieber, can you believe it, has been in a spat with his neighbors. Why is TheBlaze – Tiffany?

Tiffany Yes?

Glenn Thank you. First of all, you give me a story, and you left out the hurricane, and now Justin Bieber, and what are we covering? We’re covering the neglected crumbling public school.

Here’s why I think this is really an important story for you to share with a friend, because the world is absolutely upside down. I don’t think I need to remind you, but you need to remind your friends that the people who brought you this fail, this factory fail of a school are the same people who are going to be running America’s healthcare system. See, greed is an interesting thing. You want to talk about greed, they always talk about the capitalists that are greedy.

People are greedy, people. Racism, that’s a human disease, okay? Greed, racism, human disease, all people have it. And I can tell you right now that you’re greedy. If I said to you right now that everybody in your office except maybe 20% are going to be laid off, are you the one that’s going to march in and say, you know what, I’m probably the weakest link in the chain, or do you keep your mouth shut and your head down, and you try to be the one? You’re greedy. Or are you a survivalist?

You see, greed comes in many forms. Hey, how come people in Poland and all across Europe didn’t raise their hand and say hey, maybe we should stop putting Jews into the ovens? You know why? Greed. What are you talking about? Well, some people got rich running that system.

Do you know that there is a trademark on the door of the crematorium, a trademark? Because that company thought they were going to – this is true – they thought they were going to get rich making the crematoriums because once Nazism hits the whole world, we’re going to be burning people in ovens all over the world.

Greed, but how about the people who didn’t raise their hand and say hey, what happened to my neighbor? That was greed too. You were greedy for your children, your time, your life. See, greed is human, and greed happens. And it happens with Socialism and Progressivism like nobody’s business, and it hits the poor the hardest because they’re the ones whose kids are forced first into the rat-infested schools. They are the ones who are forced into an awful healthcare system.

You go there as well. Everybody goes there unless you’re willing to compromise and play ball with the people at the top. And their friends, the greediest of them all, they get in. It seems no amount of failure ever stops Socialism and Progressivism from marching on, and we are watching the progressive mecca that is Detroit crumble right in front of us. And yet, we’re saying hey, let’s do that again around the whole country. Let’s do that everywhere.

There’s an amazing YouTube video out right now with 14 million views. It’s called Income Inequality in America, and it makes a really good case if you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. We have to put together a response to this, 14 million views. Socialism fails every time. They don’t explain this, because there’s always somebody that wants to get wealthy, and how do you get wealthy in a socialist system? You’re the one that says no, I’m going to make sure everything is equal. That way you get kickbacks.

Never ever, ever, in all of human history has big government Progressivism, Communism, or Marxism, ever, ever, ever worked, never; However, where there is capitalism, yes, there is greed, and there is inequality; however, because of the free market, people live. Because of the free market, people change stations, people who are poor. I was flat broke in 1999, flat broke. I couldn’t afford my apartment. It was like $700 a month. I couldn’t afford it. Now look at me.

What happened? I can lift myself out of poverty. I can change my station in life. Now I’m a greedy capitalist. Before I was a poor schlub that somebody had to help. Yesterday, we had a guy on from the Tea Party in Italy, and he gets it better than most Americans. Why? Because he’s in the belly of the beast, the far-left beast, the socialist beast, the communist beast, the fascist beast, the Mussolini beast. He’s seen it. He had the answer for America and the rest of the world. Listen.

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Carlo: In the Second World War, the German army and the SS take some people from their home, and they put these people on the oven. They kill more than 6 million people. The SS, it was under respect to the German Nazist rules. But these kind of rules is the human rules. The natural rules is another kind of rules, and they come from the God. I think that if we stay concentrate – of course, it’s not easy, but if we stay concentrate on these rules, we really can build a better world.

Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

You can find him on social media – Facebook, Twitter, MeWe

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is under fire for questioning President Joe Biden's nominee for an assistant health secretary position, Dr. Rachel Levine, about her alleged support for giving children puberty blockers and sex-change surgeries.

During a confirmation hearing Thursday, Paul pointedly asked Levine, who is a transgender woman, about her support for allowing children to change their sex, and whether she believes children are capable of making such life-altering decisions.

Levine evaded the question, answering instead with a vague statement about the complexities of transgender medicine, which she would again reiterate for Paul's subsequent questions.

Watch a video clip of the confirmation hearing here.

Predictably, Paul has been labeled "transphobic" and accused of trying to derail Levine with "transphobic misinformation" by the leftist media.

On the Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday, Paul said his questioning Levine had nothing to do with who she is or the fact that she is a transgender adult, but was about the question of gender changes for children.

"The interesting thing is, none of it was directed towards her personally or who she is. It was directed towards the question of whether children can consent. And this is an intellectual question. It's not an inflammatory question. It's a question of serious consequences," he explained. "Most people would argue that children can't really make an informed consent. You know, we have laws against a man having sex with a 12-year-old, even if the 12-year-old says 'yes', because we don't think a 12-year-old is capable of consenting. They just aren't old enough to make the decision."

Paul went on to add, "I guess the danger is, you have to have some chutzpah. You have to have some guts, some courage to stand up because it is a culture out there where ... everybody is saying I made transphobic comments yesterday. All I did was ask whether a minor could consent to this kind of dramatic surgery. Nothing I ever said was hateful. I said nothing hateful about these people. I said nothing hateful about adults who choose to do this. But the culture is out there is so strong that so many in office are afraid to speak out. And it's getting worse.

"There's a handful of us that will speak out in the Senate. There's a handful in the House, and we just have to grow our ranks. But we have to resist or it just will roll over us. And we'll live in this terrible cancel culture world where nobody speaks out, and everybody is afraid to say anything."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

You can find him on social media – Facebook, Twitter, MeWe

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation with Rep. Dan Crenshaw:

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