#BiggerThanBundy: Western states working to regain control of federal land

The standoff in Nevada between rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government has renewed talks about the state of land rights in the western United States. When you compare the percentage of land controlled by the federal government in western states to the rest of the United States, the numbers are staggering.

According to data from the Congressional Research Service, the federal government (includes the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, National Parks, and military bases) controls roughly 81% of the land in Nevada, 62% Alaska, 67% in Utah, 53% in Oregon 53, 62% in Idaho, 42% in Arizona, 48% in California, 48% in Wyoming, 35% in New Mexico, and 36% in Colorado.

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Image Source: Bureau of Land Management

In an effort to take a stand against the control, more than 50 leaders from nine Western states met for the first time over the weekend to talk about their common goal of reacquiring the resource-rich land from the federal government. Utah state representative Ken Ivory (R-West Jordan) organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands, and he joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss what he hopes to accomplish.

“We are simply working to have the federal government honor the very same statehood promise to the western states that it kept with all states east of Colorado,” Ivory said. “With knowledge and courage, we can move this forward. It's already been done. Illinois is not 90% federally controlled – Louisiana, Missouri. They have the same operative language in their statehood agreements, their statehood promises that Nevada does and Utah does.”

Glenn encouraged his audience to learn more about the work Ivory and other western politicians are doing by visiting AmericanLandsCouncil.org and tweeting using #TransferPublicLands and #BiggerThanBundy.

“Here's what I want you to do. I want you to use #TransferPublicLands and #BiggerThanBundy. I want you to go to AmericanLandsCouncil.org, and do your own homework on this,” Glenn said. “They met this weekend – nine states and many more are in the wings. If you happen to have some extra dollars laying around – I don't know, maybe you don't eat meat, or fruits, or vegetables, or dairy products, so you might have a few extra dollars laying around that you can also donate at American Lands Council. And this is the way to get it done. Until you have exhausted every other avenue, you have no other choice. This is an avenue that actually seems to have some real teeth and could work.”

Learn more about the American Lands Council HERE.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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