Rep. Justin Amash talks about his success in making libertarian ideas more mainstream

After speaking to prominent libertarian writer Kevin Williamson on Monday’s Glenn Beck Program about the roadblocks Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) would face in a presidential election because of his libertarianism, Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss the state of the Republican Party and how he has been able to communicate libertarian ideals to his constituents.

“I think one of the bravest men in America is Justin Amash,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “We are fans of yours. You are a guy who is taking the fight to the power. You are a guy who is kind of moving the libertarian movement into, I think, a whole new realm. And you are not afraid of who you are.”

Rep. Amash is facing a Republican challenger in the state’s upcoming primary. His opponent, businessman Brian Ellis, has marketed himself as a “traditional conservative,” and he is very well funded. Glenn asked Rep. Amash to elaborate on what he is facing in this primary battle.

“Well, it's what I faced since I first started running,” Rep. Amash said. “I believe in limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty. And there are powerful people within the GOP establishment who don't like those things.”

In light of his conversation with Williamson last night about libertarianism not be accepted on a national scale, Glenn asked Rep. Amash how he has been able to communicate his ideals with constituents.

“In my district, I communicate my beliefs to my constituents and I have been elected with large margins, so it's a popular view… Most people agree with the general philosophy I take. It's a libertarian, constitutional conservative approach. And I don't really try to distinguish between the two because I think they're basically the same philosophy,” Rep. Amash explained. “It's about being honest with the American people. When I go to my town halls… what they want to hear is: What is really going on? What are the problems we face as a country? How can we move beyond these problems? And when you explain it in a clear way – and you don't use the typical political deception that most people in office use – people will trust you and they understand the kind of things that need to be done to get this country back on track.”

“The philosophy is about protecting people's rights – whether that's economic freedom or their civil liberties, for example,” he continued. “It's important to people to have their rights protected. They want that. That's what our country was really founded on.”

As the progressive movement continues to gain traction in both parties, Rep. Amash heads up the Liberty Caucus in the House – a group that has grown significantly over the years.

“It's been increasing in influence over the past couple years. When I got here, it had about four or five members who would attend our meetings. Now we are up to about a couple dozen… We're trying to push limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty within the Republican Party and across the aisle too. We have brought Democrats in,” he explained. “We think these are the principles that will lead to prosperity for our country, lead to opportunity, and we want to bring them back into the forefront. The Republican Party pushed them into the background, and we want people to be proud of their Republican congressmen again.”

Glenn encouraged his listeners to consider supporting Rep. Amash in his reelection fight. You can learn more about his campaign HERE.

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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