Ted Cruz wants to make sure the IRS can’t limit your freedom of speech

On radio this morning, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined Glenn to discuss what he is doing to ensure those responsible for the IRS targeting of conservatives is held accountable. He also explained why is optimistic about 2016.

“Is anybody doing anything at all on the IRS,” Glenn asked. “I mean weren't we supposed to have some answers by now?”

“We were. And the current state of affairs with the IRS is, is shameful. This week, Glenn, I sent a letter to attorney General Eric Holder pointing out that it's now been eight months since the Department of Treasury Inspector General concluded the IRS had improperly targeted conservative and Republican Party groups,” Sen. Cruz said. “The day that news broke, President Obama told the country he was outraged, he was angry, and he was going to get the bottom of it... in the 8 months that's followed, not a single person been indicted.”

Instead, the person leading the investigation at the Department of Justice has been revealed to be an Obama campaign donor, and the FBI has publically said it does not plan on bringing charges against anyone involved. In his letter to Attorney General Holder, Sen. Cruz asked him to stand up and appoint a special prosecutor with “meaningful independence” to investigate the criminal conduct. Ultimately, Sen. Cruz believes the American people deserve answers so that they can be sure it will never happen again.

“Wait a minute, Senator. It's still happening,” Glenn interjected. “Read the New York Times today. They are targeting Hollywood. I mean this is the new McCarthyism. They are still targeting today and nothing is being done.”

“Actually on this one, I don't think it's a case of complicity as much as it is a case of just being ineffective on this,” Sen. Cruz responded. “In my view, the House of Representatives should appoint a select committee following the Watergate model.”

Sen. Cruz takes issue with the current model of committee hearings in which representatives have just five minutes to try to ask a question – typically without follow up – and the questions have no continuity because it is every man for himself.

“I'll give you an example. The head of the IRS under President Obama testified before the House and it was discovered that his name appeared on the White House visitor’s logs 157 times. Now that's more than any cabinet member under the Obama Administration… The head of the IRS during the comparable period under George W. Bush visited White House twice,” Sen. Cruz said. “Now, if we had a select committee in the House with the chief counsel who was an experienced prosecutor, he would bring that individual in and say, ‘Okay, we're going to walk through all 157 times. I want to see your notes. I want to see your agendas. I want to see who was there. We're going to talk about what was discussed at each one of those meetings.’”

On his website, Sen. Cruz has set up an information portal for concerned citizens who would like to learn more about what is being done in regards to the IRS scandal. The website allows citizens to comment through February on the IRS regulations that are looking to limit free speech.

You can access the website HERE.

Switching gears to the 2016 presidential election, Glenn expressed concern over the plummeting approval rating of the Republican Party. While Sen. Cruz was confident the Obamacare disaster and lack of leadership will haunt Democrats in the midterms and beyond, Glenn wasn’t so sure.

“A period of time I would look to for inspiration and encouragement is the late 1970s,” Sen. Cruz said. “I think where we are now is eerily similar to the late 1970s with a president in office with failed economic policies producing malaise and stagnation with affectless foreign policy and with a Republican Party that has lost its moorings.”

“If we're in the late 1970s that would assume that there was a Ronald Reagan on the horizon, somebody that might say, ‘I want to run for president. I have very strong values, and you can look at my track record,’” Glenn interjected. “Do you know of anybody like that that's thinking of running for president of the United States?”

“Well, look, what I'll say on this is: I hope there are an abundance of Reagans out there,” Sen. Cruz said laughing. “I think every person who might be thinking about it, the path that they ought to follow is to stand up and help lead the fight.”

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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