Senators now concerned about gov’t spying… because they found out they’re being spied on

Correction: This article and the Glenn Beck newsletter incorrectly listed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (R-CA) rather than (D-CA). Thank you to the readers and commenters who called attention to the mistake. To the citizens of California who felt a small glimmer of hope until they realize we made a boneheaded oversight...we hear Texas is pretty nice.

Last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the CIA improperly searched a computer network established for Congress during its investigation into potential CIA abuse during a Bush-era detention and interrogation program.

Sen. Feinstein said she has “grave concerns that the CIA’s search may well have violated the separation of powers principles embodied in the U.S. Constitution,” as she publicly aired an increasingly explosive dispute between Congress and the spy agency.

Furthermore, it looks like White House may have withheld about 9,400 documents (without invoking executive privilege) the from Senate investigators probing the interrogation tactics of terror suspects. This puts President Obama in the middle of the clash between the CIA and Senate Intelligence Committee.

On radio this morning, Glenn found himself aligning with strange bedfellows as he encouraged the audience to support Sen. Feinstein’s fight even if she is a “liberal lion”

“It is time to find yourself with strange bedfellows,” Glenn said. “This will just go away unless you call Feinstein's office and tell her, ‘We support you’; unless you start tweeting, ‘We support you.’ We're Americans. We're not Republicans, Democrats, or independents. We're Americans.”

It is easy to look at this situation and say, ‘Congress doesn’t care that the government is spying on the American people. Why should I care that Congress is being spied on?’ But Glenn warned against such an attitude. At the end of the day, this is a moment in which the Constitution is actually being held sacred and that behavior must be applauded.

“Don't waste your breath on, ‘I can't support those hypocrites. They didn't care when I was spied on.’ Yes, I know that. But at least this is a start at holding the Constitution sacred,” Glenn explained. “And may I just say, if they will spy on the Senate, if the intelligence community will spy on the people who are the bosses of the intelligence community, are you telling me they won't spy on you or your organization – whether that's PETA, whether it’s the ACLU or the ACLJ, whether it’s the TEA Party or Code Pink?”

Ultimately, Glenn believes we have reached a time where there is no excuse for inaction. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to fight for the Constitution and the values this country was founded on.

“We all have a decision to make. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. Not to stand is to stand… Each of us are going to be held responsible for what we do because this freedom does not belong to us. It belongs to our children and our children's children… And now is the time to reach out to people who you might have disagreed with,” Glenn concluded. “Don't slap Dianne across the face and say, ‘See, I told you’… Forget about that. What do you say we reach across and say: We may disagree on everything else, but on this topic we agree. How can we help you, Senator? How can we help you get to the bottom of it and how can we get you to stop it because somebody has got to stand for at least the balance of power, at least the checks and balances system.”

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We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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