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.”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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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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