One person can make a difference

One of the big stories this week was a video clip of an Obamacare architect who made some startling admissions about Obama’s controversial health care bill. The video was actually from over a year ago but only recently surfaced -- today on radio Glenn spoke with the person who uncovered the video and didn’t quit until the public saw it.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment:

GLENN: I want to tell you about the power of one. How one person can make a difference. One person who is motivated to get up and just say, wait a minute. Wait a minute. I want to figure this out. I want to tell you about a story? Philadelphia, who said I thought you said I could keep my health insurance. I thought you said if I liked my health insurance, I could keep my health insurance. Now, my health insurance has been canceled. I want to find out how this whole thing happened. So he started for looking for all the architects of Obamacare. He started to read everything he could about them. And finding all the speeches. Anything where any of these guys had ever -- had ever given a speech. And he started listening to them. And then he started to notice, wait a minute this guy didn't say much, but, boy, this guy did. This guy is calling the American people stupid. This guy has all kinds of stuff. He's not hiding at all. And he's one of the main architects. I want to introduce you to the guy who found Gruber, the reason why we know that this administration is lying is because of a guy just like you. Who said I've had enough. And he dedicated some time to go and find the truth. This is why net neutrality is really being pushed. They've got to controlled the internet because they can't control the press.

If the press is free and is you. You're not going to the White House correspondence dinner. Rich Weinstein is not going to the White House correspondence dinner. And once you lose control of the press, once you lose control of the narrative, you lose. Let bring Rich Weinstein in. He's from Philadelphia. Rich, what do you do for a living.

RICH: I'm an investment advisory.

GLENN: And tell me your story on how you found these Gruber videos.

RICH: You kind of described it. About this time last year, I lost my -- you know, as I've said before, the president kind of speaks with qualifiers a lot. When he said, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period. There's no qualifiers in that statement. So I thought, well, the ACA is not going to impact me because I like my plan, I'll keep it, period. Then exactly this time this year, we got the notice. Our plan is not ACA compliant.

GLENN: That's because you had a junk plan, this is the argument.

RICH: That's an awesome argument except for the fact -- I don't want to throw too much out there about myself. When I say it, don't think I'm trying to be cocky or anything.

I'm an investment advisor, I have an accounting degree, I have an MBA, I have an insurance license. My wife is an MBA. I'm qualified to figure out what kind of insurance I have. What else can you tell me that I had a junk plan? I laughed like you did. And I'm like, wait a minute. Do you know my situation better than I know my situation? I'm qualified.

So it's kind of funny actually.

GLENN: So then you went to see and you started looking, and you looked at all of the architects. And on some of the architects, you didn't find anything.

RICH: Right. There's Dr. Cutler, the first guy I looked at. Pretty interesting. Talked a lot about cost control. He really didn't say anything or do anything politically. There's kind of one thing politically he did, but it didn't really grab my eye that much.

Once I got through with him, I started looking at Dr. Gruber. And I went through all his stuff. And it took -- I just found an email -- by the way, yesterday I called in here. I was talking to Pat and Stu because I had sent you guys a video that I thought was important.

So it kind of sparked me. I look back at some of the emails I sent out. And I sent emails to a lot of people in the media saying, hey, look, I got stuff here. And that goes back to December of last year. Even I had forgotten it was that long. December -- early December of 2013.

GLENN: Wow.

RICH: I was sending emails, Facebook messages, whatever, to whoever in the media seemed interested in the law. And nobody --

GLENN: I will tell you, Rich, I just heard this morning from Stu and Pat that you had sent this, and I'm going to do an investigation. But I will tell you that I believe that our secret servant agent that Stu gave it to was on the phone at the time that you jumped our fence. So I'm not exactly sure what happened there.

RICH: If anybody out there can get somebody from the 5 to contact me, I will make them laugh hysterically. I guarantee it. They will laugh, guaranteed.

STU: At this point, we're ready to take any of your videos. You've obviously proven yourself as someone who can find some good stuff.

PAT: In fact, you mentioned you sent your stuff to keep Malinak. We have since had him killed. We lost him.

GLENN: He was, I don't remember -- I -- what?

PAT: We just shot him in the head.

GLENN: We killed him. And we told him, if he likes that bullet, he can keep that bullet.

RICH: Period.

PAT: So far he's kept it.

GLENN: So, Rich, now Nancy Pelosi is saying, she's never heard of this guy. She's never heard of Gruber. But we've got another video from you that shows that Gruber was -- said, I wrote this specific part of the bill, where she said he didn't write any of that. I didn't even know about him.

PAT: And she's been talking about him.

GLENN: Right. She's been quoting him.

RICH: The video I -- that I sent today actually was the same video that I sent -- the same video that's going to be included in the court case that goes back to July. You guys had that. So when I sent it back with Keith -- Keith is actually still alive because someone is emailing me under his name. I said, look, it's actually in plain sight. It's this same video from this noblest conference. You have it. It's all in plain sight. You just have to look. You have it already.

GLENN: Let me ask you this --

RICH: I didn't send you guys anything new. You guys already had it.

GLENN: We're loading the gun for a second bullet to Keith's head.

STU: We just replace Keith. We rotate them in. When we kill one, we just put another one in with the same name.

PAT: Saves time legally that way.

GLENN: Rich, how do you feel as a guy who doesn't do this for a living -- I mean, imagine, America, see, this is the thing. He sent this to us. He sent this to other people. He couldn't get us or anybody else to pick this story up. But he just kept doing it.

And through the power of persistence, the power of the individual, and the power of the internet, he could not only make this case, but eventually set the world on fire. This is why you have to control the internet. This is why you have to shut people down.

A, how do you feel about being just a regular guy, who has been working and been frustrate, but now all of a sudden America is talking about this?

RICH: Well, I've had this secret for like a year. And, you know, I tell my friends and my neighbors, and I had this habit of doing like the fire -- like I have it all inside me and you'll hear a year's worth of knowledge or information I've gathered in 45 seconds. And their eyes glaze over.

So it's coming -- like, there's still a lot of stuff that's coming out. And it's coming, and it's coming, and it's coming. And I'm not trying to -- I'm almost like a librarian at this point, where when they see a guy write an article, and I say, yes, they're getting there. And then I'll contact them and say, you need to see this. This will help you.

So I'm acting like a librarian because people need to see it. It's coming together. And, for me, it's really kind of relieving because it's a secret -- maybe not a secret, but it's stuff people should have been seeing for a long time. And I can finally it get out there. I just want people to think.

GLENN: Unfortunately, I feel the same way about the caliphate. Unfortunately, it's too late now on the caliphate.

By the way, did you them the other prediction that just came true yesterday?

I had said, when they started talking about ISIL, I said, the only thing hear that will happen is it will cause the fall of Assad and that's why we're in it. Yesterday, a story came out, I think it was from the pentagon that said, the real -- the real target here, the real fortunately that is happening is the fall of Assad.

So I understand how frustrating it is, Rich, when you can't get somebody to listen and then you start to see it happen. Unfortunately, a lot of things are just not going away. Now, they're talked about, maybe we should cut the funding on some of this and comprise here and here. You're never going to repeal this whole thing I don't think because of the progressives on both sides. Rich, what is coming next? What is the one thing that you would say, America, you need to know this, what is it?

RICH: I think the most important thing for now is -- again, I don't want to do the fire hose thing, but this Cadillac tax is really, really important. Because the way they describe the law was, 80 percent of the country gets their insurance from the government or from their company, and 20 percent get it from, you know, the individual market like I do. So we need to fix that individual market and leave the other 80 percent alone.

That's out there on video a bunch of times. Dr. Gruber made pie charts, and they're out there on the web.

You can't say that and talk about the Cadillac tax in the same breath. They're conflicting thoughts. Because the Cadillac tax, people think is just for the high-end insurance plans, but the way Dr. Gruber describes it on video, within a certain period of time, I don't know if he said 10 or 20 years, it's going to hit everybody, and it's targeted at the employer sponsored insurance.

So when he says, we're not going to touch the employer's sponsored insurance. That's a conflicting thought.

PAT: The ultimate goal is single-payer. They want to eliminate the insurance companies.

RICH: Maybe. I don't want to go there.

But in this thought, the goal was to get at the tax break people get for employer-sponsored insurance. That was the goal. That's what that whole carry thing was about. That's what that whole carry quote is about. They want to get rid of that tax break. $250 billion per year of lost revenue to the treasury, according to -- that's the stat. That's what they've been trying to get rid of.

Even John McCain, you know, because of the video you kind of wiggle your way through a little bit. John McCain, I think, had the same idea in his plan in 2008. He told people about that thing. But they're doing it in a more covert manner, and the way it's structured as per what the videos say, it's structured so you're giving insurance to your guy and the premiums go up, it's structured so that your guy is mad, not you, but at the, quote, unquote, evil insurance companies. It's out there. It's all out there.

PAT: Yeah, we played that from what you said earlier.

STU: Glenn, this goes back to what you've said so many times. Watching the other hand. They pass something. These rich people they're spending too much. They can't get a full tax break for all that. The plan down the line as Gruber outlines is 20 years down the road and we've now removed a tax break that would politically impossible to just --

GLENN: I love the quote from him in one of the videos where he said the president is very smart. He knew you can't get that passed the American people. So how do we break this up and put it in progressive pieces so we can get by? Then Gruber is, again, the American people are stupid.

Rich, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for doing this. Thank you for being an involved American and a persistent American and not giving up.

RICH: Anybody can do this. If you have something on your mind, go figure it out. I'm nobody special. Anybody can figure this out if they have something in their mind. It's probably out there in plain sight.

GLENN: Thanks, Rich. Appreciate it. God bless. You know what he is. Remember when we said, this is when we first started really going online with Twitter and everything else. And I said watchdogs. Bark if you're a watchdog. I said, because we cannot -- we're not experts in everything. We don't know. And this is the swim lanes that I've been talking about for a long time.

This is -- experts get people who are passionate about things, and they will do it because as reporters or journalists or even news agencies, we can't do all of it, but there will be a few people who are really, really dead indicated for personal reasons, and they'll know this one, thin, narrow lane. And they'll go in and they'll root it all out. That's the way this is going to work.

That's the way this new media works. It is no longer about some journalist. It's about a whole collection of people that you may only have one strike in your entire life, but it's because you know that. You've been there. You've seen that. Or you're motivated because something happened in your life and you'll go out and find it. Again, this goes back to, why does there have to be net neutrality? Because you have to shut people like Rich down.

Later this week, former President Trump will attend CPAC and give his first major policy appearance since leaving office. Sources close to the President reveal he will focus on "the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement."

The future of the GOP is a question that demands real discussion before elections in 2022 and 2024. Right now, I can see three possible answers for how you act:

  1. Those in power and senior positions will ignore the reasons behind Donald Trump winning in 2016. They will be vindicated in their minds because they outlasted him, as they view DC as a job for life. These leaders will go back to business as usual and seek forgiveness from the left, hoping for unity and acceptance in the future.
  2. The second outcome is another section of the party that is understandably very angry over the left's Presidents treatment. They still support and believe in Trump. They think it's time to take off the gloves and treat Biden/the left exactly how they treated Trump.
  3. The few policy positions offered in public will be centered solely around opposing the left. They will also make the case how the left suck, are dangerous, and how you need them in power. The next four years are merely a countdown for Trump to run again and right the wrong of 2020.
  4. The third outcome is very similar to the second, but with one key difference. While they appreciate everything Trump accomplished while in office, they feel it's time to unite behind another candidate.
Question

Which of these three positions will work best for the American people? Which helps built a political base for elections in both 2022 and 2024?

If you seek to help save America, it is critical to do some soul searching. Whether you love or hate him, Donald Trump got 75 million votes and made advancements in key demographics. What did he do well that you can develop further? In what areas was he poor, and how can you improve?

I want to raise six principled points everyone on the right should be forced to consider in the run-up to 2024.

1 - Understanding American Exceptionalism

FACT: America is an exceptional nation. If you read enough of world history, you will find ample evidence that America acted in ways that made it unique and significantly different from other countries in the past and modern times. These reasons must be understood and promoted through the culture and body politic.

One of those reasons is the layout of your Declaration of Independence. If you look around politics today, you will see people on all political sides telling you what they hate, why the other side is the enemy, and how they must be defeated.

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson also made that case against the English when he listed 27 grievances against the King. So how is the layout key? It took Jefferson 357 words to get to those grievances. Your Declaration is your mission statement: it tells everyone in the world what America aspires to be. It states the belief that all were created equal, all had certain rights that come directly from God, and that it is the government's job to protect rights -- not give people rights.

The left is successfully painting everyone on the right to be a terrorist who enjoyed the Capitol Hill riots. If you ever want to win another election, it will be critical to explain what you stand for to the American people.

After all, ask yourself which makes you the most passionate to vote - removing someone from office or voting for a vision and change you believe in?

2 - The Constitution

Is there a better place to start this vision than the Constitution? Yes, it is mostly ignored today by those in power and is only referenced by politicians and media when it fits a narrative.

The Constitution is a beautiful and complex document but is primarily based on a straightforward principle. The government should be extremely limited in its power, but it should be as close to the people as possible where there is a clear need for government. Who can argue with this principle?

Who wants someone they have never met, dictating how they live their life?

This is why the Constitution grants the President no real power, and gives Congress 18 clauses of power, listed under Article 1, Section 8. Any and every power not mentioned there belongs at the state level.

3 - Finances

The power structure in DC has changed many times over the last twenty years, with both parties having the opportunity to rule the different federal branches. There have been two periods where one party controlled all the power in DC:

  • 2008-2010: Obama / Dem
  • 2016-2018: Trump / GOP

Despite these changes, your government continually grows, you continue to spend money you don't have, and in ten out of the last thirteen years, you have added over $1,000,000,000,000 to your national debt, which now sits just under $28 trillion. Does this seem sustainable to you? Of course not, but sadly your finances only get worse.

America has revenue of over $3.2 trillion every year, yet DC has not passed a budget since 2008. Can you imagine any business running that way? Do you think Apple, Amazon, or Disney have a budget? It is time to get America on a path to financial sustainability, work towards a balanced budget, and explain to the American people how you will achieve it.

4 - Taxes

Do you remember discussing taxes during the Tea Party?

We used to make the simple moral case to the American people: any money you earn is yours, you should use it to plan your life, and the government has no right to take it from you. This was so successful around 2012 that Herman Cain ran for President with one primary policy: the 9-9-9 plan.

If America is to return to prosperity after Covid, lower taxes and a simpler tax code must be a central theme.

5 - Cutting Government

Look at the size of the US government in 2021. Are you happy? Can you name the numerous departments? Is it now the freedom-loving Americans' position that agencies like Education, Energy, EPA, and Commerce are constitutional bodies of government and are well-run?

How about the IRS, which targeted Tea-Party groups under President Obama? Do they deserve support, or is it time to start sharing a vision of the departments that should be abolished?

This principle used to be a big part of the Conservative platform. It played a massive role in 2012 when Rick Perry ran for President. His campaign was destroyed in 45 short seconds when he could not remember the three agencies he would abolish.

Maybe it's time to refresh this debate but change the parameters. How about we discuss the agencies that should be kept?

6 - Bill of Rights

Today, the Bill of Rights is under constant attack. The far-left/woke mob hates free speech, and they seek to cancel anyone with an opposing view. However, the attacks on the Bill of Rights don't always come from the left.

America has a second amendment that guarantees you the right to bear arms. The last time the GOP held both houses of Congress and the Presidency, they banned bump stocks - but who really NEEDS a bump stock?

As the years have passed, some have admitted they are open to red flag laws. Is this still the case?

While the second amendment may be under attack, it is clear the fourth amendment is dead. Regardless of which party holds power in DC, the NSA is given continuous ability to spy on Americans. The simple, principled case from Rand Paul of "get a warrant" always falls on deaf ears.

The Bill of Rights should be a unifying document for most Americans, as the principles are self-evident and a significant part of any freedom platform going forward.

Conclusion

America will face significant challenges over the coming years. As the government continues to grow, the far left get more hostile, and central planners seek a great reset. If you share my concern, then now is the time to forget our tribes and ignore the debate on who should be President in 2024.

It's time to work hard to build a platform by raising a banner of bold colors, not pale pastels. We must share a clear vision to the American people of a bright future where they are free, prosperous, and can pursue their happiness.

When the platform is built and successful, people can identify the best candidate to run in 2024.

"First, you win the argument, and then you win the election." — Margaret Thatcher

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is under fire for questioning President Joe Biden's nominee for an assistant health secretary position, Dr. Rachel Levine, about her alleged support for giving children puberty blockers and sex-change surgeries.

During a confirmation hearing Thursday, Paul pointedly asked Levine, who is a transgender woman, about her support for allowing children to change their sex, and whether she believes children are capable of making such life-altering decisions.

Levine evaded the question, answering instead with a vague statement about the complexities of transgender medicine, which she would again reiterate for Paul's subsequent questions.

Watch a video clip of the confirmation hearing here.

Predictably, Paul has been labeled "transphobic" and accused of trying to derail Levine with "transphobic misinformation" by the leftist media.

On the Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday, Paul said his questioning Levine had nothing to do with who she is or the fact that she is a transgender adult, but was about the question of gender changes for children.

"The interesting thing is, none of it was directed towards her personally or who she is. It was directed towards the question of whether children can consent. And this is an intellectual question. It's not an inflammatory question. It's a question of serious consequences," he explained. "Most people would argue that children can't really make an informed consent. You know, we have laws against a man having sex with a 12-year-old, even if the 12-year-old says 'yes', because we don't think a 12-year-old is capable of consenting. They just aren't old enough to make the decision."

Paul went on to add, "I guess the danger is, you have to have some chutzpah. You have to have some guts, some courage to stand up because it is a culture out there where ... everybody is saying I made transphobic comments yesterday. All I did was ask whether a minor could consent to this kind of dramatic surgery. Nothing I ever said was hateful. I said nothing hateful about these people. I said nothing hateful about adults who choose to do this. But the culture is out there is so strong that so many in office are afraid to speak out. And it's getting worse.

"There's a handful of us that will speak out in the Senate. There's a handful in the House, and we just have to grow our ranks. But we have to resist or it just will roll over us. And we'll live in this terrible cancel culture world where nobody speaks out, and everybody is afraid to say anything."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

You can find him on social media – Facebook, Twitter, MeWe

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation with Rep. Dan Crenshaw:

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