"They are afraid": Glenn rails against Republicans at GOP fundraiser

During Friday's radio show, Glenn warned that he wasn't the best candidate to speak at GOP events. He reminded listeners of his infamous CPAC speech calling out progressives on both parties, which resulted in some pretty unhappy establishment GOP members giving him the "stink eye". Despite his reputation, a local TX GOP group asked him to speak at their annual fundraiser. Glenn warned that his views would elicit more than just a stink eye, as he sees the progressive problem in the Republican party even clearer now than he did when he spoke at CPAC in 2010. But that didn't deter the Parker County GOP from asking him to speak.

“There’s not enough stink eye to go around for me because it ain’t gonna stop me. Ain’t gonna stop me. Not with what the GOP is doing right now. It’s a disgrace," Glenn warned.

So what did he have to say at the event?

Glenn spoke a lot about the principles of the establishment Republican party, and how they are incredibly out of step with conservatives and the ideas of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Last week, the Republicans released their principles on immigration, noting that they believed border security and internal enforcement "must come first". But did they take any steps when they had control of Congress and the White House?

"They were afraid to act," Glenn reminded the audience.

The failure for the GOP to act was a major theme of the speech. Glenn asked why there was never a special prosecutor appointed for any of the scandals that broke out in Washington like the NSA, the IRS, or Benghazi. He also asked why the GOP doesn't stand up against the culture of abortion, or the lies after lies that have been told by the President on Obamacare.

"Because they are afraid. They are afraid of being called naughty names," Glenn said.

Glenn said that when the GOP leaders like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham have spoken up lately, it has been to take down true conservatives like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee.

"Who needs MSNBC when you have the GOP crowd in Washinton DC," Glenn joked.

"If the GOP expect to survive - if you embrace John McCain and John Boehner it will not happen. If you embrace Mike Lee and Ted Cruz you win big time," Glenn said.

"You're not here because you want to win an election at all costs, you want the principles to move forward," he explained.

So what's the solution?

Glenn said the American people need to let the politicians know that they don't need the parties anymore, and that the cultural and technological shift happening in America means that people can unite and move forward through grassroots efforts. A blogger, a self-published author, or a independant filmmaker can now get their voice out into the world in a way they never could before, and that same idea has started to change the outdated political system in America as well.

Glenn also said that people "must find the principles within ourselves. The ones that are not just worth fighting for, the ones worth dying for, but the ones truly worth living for. For our families, for our spouses, for our God, for our Constitution, for our Republic."

"Texas must stand now," he said to applause at the end of his remarks.

You can watch Glenn's opening remarks from the speech below. Look for more highlights on The Glenn Beck Program this week on TheBlaze TV.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.