Why was healthcare the top priority once the progressives took control of Washington?

Why did the Obama administration make healthcare their top priority after the 2008 election? Dr. Ben Carson joined The Glenn Beck Program Thursday night to explain how fundamental freedoms have come under attack by progressives.

"You know, these people who are saying that conservatives are unfair and unfeeling really are not being objective at all.  What is really unfair and unfeeling is creating systems that make large portions of the people dependent.  And interestingly enough, whenever you see a nation move to socialism and to communism, you see the same pattern.  You see a small group of elites who have all the power and all the money, a rapidly shrinking middle class, and a huge dependent class, and that’s what we’re developing in this country.  And we have to wake up and stop this," Carson said.

"One of the first steps, and the neo-Marxists make this very clear, you don’t have to take my word for it, go out and read what they say, the first step to making the people dependent is to take control of their healthcare.  Why do you think there was this great rush as soon as President Obama was elected to get the healthcare thing done while he still had both Houses?  And why do you think that they continue to try to control our lives?"

"When we give control of the most important thing we have, our healthcare, over to government, they now have us.  If they have the most important thing, the rest of it will come along.  We have got to wake up.  We’ve got to understand what’s going on."

Dr. Ben Carson is the author of the new book ‘One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future’.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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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.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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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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