What you don't know about the American Spring movement

On Thursday’s radio program, Glenn encouraged his listeners to take a look into the history of the Spring of Nations that spread across Europe and Latin America in 1848. Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto planted seeds of dissent all around Europe, but it was first published in German on February 21, 1848 and within days insurrection ensued. Fast-forward to today, and a group called Operation American Spring is marching on Washington D.C. On radio this morning, Glenn warned against the dangers of a “spring” movement.

"I had no idea yesterday when we talked about this that today is the American Spring day, which I think is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous things I have possibly ever heard," Glenn said. "To each his own. I mean if that's the path you want to take, but if you're calling for violence, I am against you and I am not tolerant of that. If you think marching to Washington and saying, 'We're going to, you know, take our government back,' as long as you're not saying violence, you know, to each his own."

Glenn once again asked for the audience to familiarize themselves with the history of the various "springs" because it is time to "to get down on your knees and pray."

“So Spring of Nations was 1848. And that's the year that Marx wrote his manifesto in Germany. And what he had done is he had sown the seeds of discontent all across Europe. And he had said, ‘Overthrow the government,’” Glenn explained. “And the problem is these conditions are always the same. Just like in the Arab Spring. The people have a point. The government is out of control. It is too bloated. It is controlling people. It is bad… Look through history and you will find the same thing repeating itself over and over and over again. And it always ends the same way.”

It is because of this repetition that Glenn is not interested in an American Spring.

“So anybody who wants the American Spring, no thank you. I see how it's worked out oh so well for those people in Egypt. No thank you,” Glenn said. “If you think you're going to beat the United States of America, and if you think that this military won't turn their guns on you, the American citizen, you're wrong again. Look again in history and look what the government did in the Great Depression, before World War II. Look at what they did to all of the veterans who were protesting in Washington for benefits… Don't think that they won't turn your guns on you because they will. We've done it before. We'll do it again.”

Glenn explained that the 9/12 Project was founded in order to offer an alternative solution to combat many of the things the Operation American Spring group is frustrated with. The difference, however, is that the 9/12 Project is rooted in values and principles.

“The only way to win is peaceful noncompliance. I will not conform. I will not comply,” Glenn concluded. “That's why the 9/12 Project started with that. And it wasn't about a political change. It was about change people's hearts. You change people's hearts and then change happens… If you need to take me to jail, you take me to jail, but you won't stop us because right always wins… This is a crazy world we're living in.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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