Will Putin plunge the globe into World War 3? The past gives us a look at the future

Below is a transcript of tonight's monologue

Russia has been chipping away at a master plan, a plan that few, if any, have even taken note of, and no one has shown you. You know the history. We’ve shown it to you, and the brain behind it all. Tonight, we’re going to try to show you what possibly could be coming next, and it is critical that you understand this, because Putin, how he reacts could drag the entire globe into World War III.

Putin, Aleksandr Dugin, and like-minded elites dream of rebuilding a Russia that dominates Eurasia. In the old days—and we showed this to you—in the old days, Russia owned all of this from the blue line out. This was their spiritual center. In fact, their spiritual center was right here. That’s where Russia really had its heart.

Then, in World War II, World War II gave them all of this territory. Now, all of that is gone, and now they’re behind this green line. Russia, if you look at the maps on the things the way it used to be, Russia was this enormous country, and then what happened? Then it shrunk down. The days of Ivan the Terrible and every step of the way since has been trying to grab that land back. The only difference today is the enemy now isn’t the mongrels or Nazi Germany. The enemy is like it was in the Cold War. It is America.

This struggle to dominate and restore the Russian empire needs fuel, and the time-tested way for Russians or anyone to fuel the fight is through nationalism and religion. Nationalism, how do you boost nationalism? Well, you promote and propagandize anything that would unite ethnic Russians. Remember, I told you last night ethnic Russians, after World War II, they needed to make sure that these became Russian and never went back, so what they did is they took Russians, and they put them and they transplanted them all in through these Soviet satellite states, and they became Romanian Russians. They did everything they could.

Now that the border has crept back here, now all these ethnic Russians find themselves in another country. This is really important. The other thing you need to do besides nationalism to make sure you speak to each of these people and say you’re Russian, you don’t belong to Romania or Bulgaria. You don’t belong to the Ukraine. You’re Russian.

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The other thing you have to do is you look at history, and you tap into the Orthodox Church, your bishops. You put the focus on your religion. You’re seeing this now play out with the targeting of gays in Russia. You’re seeing this play out with Putin bashing America’s lack of morals. He is positioning Russian now as the moral beacon that will lead the Christian world.

For example, this will blow your mind. In Paris, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, they couldn’t afford their gigantic Christmas tree this year, so who saved Christmas? Vladimir Putin bought the tree, even sent a Russian Santa for the lighting ceremony. Another effective means is to unite under a common enemy. When Putin invaded Georgia, he blamed the United States. When Putin invaded Crimea, he blamed and used both religious and the common enemy, blamed the United States for our lack of moral standards. He said Crimea is as sacred to Russia as the Temple Mount is to the followers of Judaism and Islam. Watch.

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Vladimir Putin: This enables us to say today that Crimea, Korsun, Kherson, is of huge civilizational sacred importance to Russia, just like the Temple Mount is to those who follow Judaism, and this is the way we will treat this territory today and forever.

Glenn Understand? Jews need the Temple Mount. Russia needs Crimea because it’s their spiritual center. He added that the United States would have found a way to issue sanctions even if they didn’t annex Crimea. Putin is indeed following the platform laid out by the influential radicals like Aleksandr Dugin, but they’re not satisfied with him. They are urging him to do more. They are true radicals.

This is a dangerous time for Vladimir Putin. He’s enlisted the help of far-right European radicals, and now he is not delivering on promises, so how far will they go to make sure they get what they want, what he promised them and them? Tonight, we’re going to look at all of the scenarios and wargame what could happen next, but I want to do so under the original premise that I laid out from the FOX days.

I said these things would come, that radicals would unite from all walks of life, and they would begin to create chaos and destabilize the West, destabilize Europe, and then the rest of the world. So, let’s look at that. What is it that Putin has really done with the map? Because Putin sees a few things standing in his way of this Eurasian dream. We’re going to look down the road and look at the roadblocks and see how Putin is going to handle them.

First, the United States and the European Union alliance, Putin knows defeating the U.S. and the EU via military is not going to happen. It’s just too much. You don’t want to climb that hill, so the first option has to be something else. Well, that’s where Aleksandr Dugin comes in and his philosophy in Russia and then export it to Western Europe. What is Dugin’s philosophy?

Well, like with Karl Marx, it’s consciousness, but it’s not class consciousness. It’s racial consciousness. You try to reach into people and say who are you really? See, we’re different than one another. We’re not a melting pot. You’re Russian or you’re French. You’re Christian. You’re German. The Russians unite on the Orthodox Church, their culture.

For Western Europe, it’s self-identity for each nationstate. Nobody wants to be a part of the EU. People identify themselves as French first, Spanish, Italian, not European, so when somebody comes in, let’s say from Algeria and moves up to France, and they don’t want to be a part of the French culture, that plays into the hands of people like Dugin and Vladimir Putin, because he can say you’re French, send them home.

So how is he exploiting this? Well, it’s very easy. Far-right groups currently rising up all over Europe, people think that this is not connected. It is. Now is the perfect time because of especially places like Greece and Italy, France and Germany and Spain, the economic stress, and naturally the fingers are pointing at the immigrants who are coming in, sinking the boat, and taking the jobs. It’s already happening organically.

All Russia has to do is just pour a little Dugin gasoline on the fire, and if that fire burns hot enough, it destabilizes the West, and it destabilizes the region and promotes independence. And if they can provoke nations to move towards an eventual break with the EU, eventually you break it all apart, and you neutralize your top enemy.

Now, if that sounds far-fetched, remember what Scotland just voted on. They voted on independence. It was the highest turnout in their election history, and it was a fairly close vote. It was 55 to 44%. With the withdrawal from the EU movement gaining steam in the UK, you’ve got something here. Conditions are ripe, and Russia is reaching out to almost every major far-right nationalist group involved in European unrest.

Don’t believe me? Let me show you. First we go to Greece, the Golden Dawn Party. That’s the neo-Nazis. PEGIDA, that is the Nazi party in Germany. The party, the…how do you say this, Tiffany? Ataka party in Bulgaria…where is Bulgaria? The Jobbik party in Hungary is also on his list of payroll people, the Freedom Party in Austria. You have the neo-Nazi party in Italy. You have Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, and then you have the last one this week, the National Front in France.

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He seems to be positioning his people outside of his border. By the way, the Russian banks just loaned Marine Le Pen 9 million euros. The Le Pen people said no one else will give us a cent. Putin will, and now we know why. The architect is playing the long game. He created the Eurasian Youth Union. Hmm, what is that? It looks darn familiar. Somebody else created one. If they’re symbol looks familiar in this youth union, it’s because it’s the same exact symbol we showed you yesterday that is an ancient magic symbol from the pagan days that stands for chaos…chaos, the same thing the 12ers are looking for in Iran.

Russia is just beginning this escalation. Remember, real economic strife has not even hit all of the world yet. We have seen depressions or recessions. We have seen joblessness, but we have not seen a global depression yet. Nobody has seen what the world is about to see since the 1930s, so all bets are off as soon as the dollars start to really collapse. The far right, the Golden Dawn, Le Pen, they are poised right now for positions of real power within their government.

It also plays right into Russia’s hands. But how long can Putin hold out? Because the economy is in real trouble. To make budget, Russia depends heavily on oil. Prices have collapsed more than 60% in six months. Uh oh, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well, this has prompted the Russian government to say on social media the oil and gas economy has exhausted its potential, and we can’t guarantee stable growth or encourage investment in the real sector.

They’re not even pretending to be optimistic right now. Instead, they don’t blame it on their incompetence. Guess who they blame it on…the West. Putin said that at least 25% of their economic troubles are directly due to President Obama’s sanctions against them, but remember, Putin is operating under a Dugin view that America and the EU and all other Western imperialists are manipulating global financial institutions. Geez, when’s the last time we heard a Fascist say that somebody was going to manipulate economies? I remember, it’s the Fascist in World War II that blamed it on the Jews. Oh wait a minute, that’s why people who are Jewish are starting to freak out, because they’ve seen this movie before.

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He feels the fix is in to make the world remain pegged to the dollar. Listen to this, America. That’s why Putin is committed to destroying the dollar. That’s why Putin has tried to create his own version of the IMF. That’s why Russia along with China have gone out and bought as much gold as they possibly can, because their economic security is making him wobble. So, get your gold in now.

They believe that the Western debt-based economies are going to collapse. That doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out. That’s probably right. How do you possibly keep going on? We’re printing money. Yes, it possibly will go down, and so then what happens? China and Russia are betting you go back to gold. With the combined gold reserves of Russia and China on top of their existing natural resources, their economies would be unstoppable and even more formidable if they are combined with the oil and gas from the Middle East. A Middle Eastern ally is crucial to the goal.

Why don’t we have help sent to Iran? There’s another reason to cozy up. Why don’t we send help to Syria? Do you see the problem? Now, the problem for Putin is how long can you hold out? Are you going to be able to survive the current economic crisis? This is the only guy playing a long game. Right now we’re playing today, today, today, today. Look what the pieces that he is moving because he knows the world is about to change.

Inflation right now is at a frightening 17% for Vladimir Putin. Russia’s finance minister called a cut in planned spending to weather economic crisis, warning that a 45% billion drop of revenues is going to happen right now if the average price of oil is $50 a barrel, but this January it was $45 a barrel. He is already under immense amount of pressure, and he is getting backed into a corner, so what happens? Man, what happens when you back a bear into a corner? Well, if the saying is true that history repeats itself, you are not going to like the answer.

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On the night of February 24, 1956, the public session of the 20th Congress of the USSR, the former Soviet Union, came to a close. After most of the politicians cleared out, Nikita Khrushchev called a closed-door session with senior members and delivered a shocking speech. It was later called the secret speech. It was shocking because Stalin was dead, and his close supporters were in line to take over, yet Khrushchev was revealing that Stalin was a tyrannical killer.

Soviets loved Stalin, viewed him as a divine leader, and now they were being told that he was a torturer and a murderer of party members. The speech eventually leaked out and was wildly and widely reported. It also was credited with bringing Stalinism to a screeching halt.

So, is there a modern-day Khrushchev who’s going to come forth and point out Putin’s failures? If he doesn’t give Russian people exactly what he wants, somebody is going to step forward. I believe his name is Igor Girkin. He typically just goes by his nickname which means shooter in Russian. He basically is the Russian cross between Rambo, John Wayne, and the Pope.

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It’s amazing how tough these guys all have to be. He led the insurgencies in Chechnya, Bosnia, Moldova, Georgia. The Russians see Girkin as sort of a holy warrior defending Russian civilization from what Girkin calls the godless West.

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Girkin: I can say to all of the Western civilization is leading a war against us, with intent to divide us and to plunder. We have already discussed the fact that Russia is capable of becoming a country that will raise a moral counterweight to a world that they are building. Utterly apostasic, soulless world, where everything is based on materialistic values, where people have simply forgotten God.

I hope you could read that, because I couldn’t read that, so it was not quite as frightening as maybe it should be. I was just noticing his haircut looked an awful lot like Hitler’s too. According to Girkin, it was Girkin and not Putin who pulled the trigger on the war in Ukraine. After the protests in Kiev, Girkin crossed into Crimea and led the takeover. Well, after Crimea was fully accessed, he crossed into Eastern Ukraine and led the uprising there.

In April, he paraded Ukrainian captives in front of the press. They were gagged, and they were blindfolded. He told reporters that Ukrainians were planning to kidnap Russians, but instead they got captured. When the cease-fire was negotiated, Girkin relocated back to Russia and has been leading the organization for the Russian fighters and equipment flowing into what he calls the new Russia, ditching his military uniform and donning a suit.

Igor Girkin, he is somewhat of a rock star now in the Russian media. Putin addresses the nation, tells them don’t worry about the dire situation of the Russian economy, but Igor is not part of that. He can be seen preaching the liberation of the new Russia.

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Girkin: Russia, as a self-sufficient major power, has a chance to preserve itself through the death of this global project which is, in my opinion, simply satanic.

Ivan the Terrible was the first Czar of Russia. He ruled in the mid-1500s. He believed that he was chosen by God to lead the Russian people and defend orthodox Christianity. During the reign of the Russian empire, they would see the greatest territorial expansion ever. The question is is Igor Girkin the modern-day of Ivan the Terrible? Is Russia at the precipice of another great period of territorial expansion with the champion of their faith at the helm, whoever that will be?

Will Putin feel he is out of options and obey the calls from the radical right and lead the nation into war to do the same thing, potentially unleashing World War III? Time only holds the answer, but history gives us a look at the lock and the keys.

From the moment the 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson arrived at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776, he was on the radical side. That caused John Adams to like him immediately. Then the Congress stuck Jefferson and Adams together on the five-man committee to write a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain, and their mutual admiration society began.

Jefferson thought Adams should write the Declaration. But Adams protested, saying, “It can't come from me because I'm obnoxious and disliked." Adams reasoned that Jefferson was not obnoxious or disliked, therefore he should write it. Plus, he flattered Jefferson, by telling him he was a great writer. It was a master class in passing the buck.

So, over the next 17 days, Jefferson holed up in his room, applying his lawyer skills to the ideas of the Enlightenment. He borrowed freely from existing documents like the Virginia Declaration of Rights. He later wrote that “he was not striving for originality of principle or sentiment." Instead, he hoped his words served as “an expression of the American mind."

It's safe to say he achieved his goal.

The five-man committee changed about 25 percent of Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration before submitting it to Congress. Then, Congress altered about one-fifth of that draft. But most of the final Declaration's words are Jefferson's, including the most famous passage — the Preamble — which Congress left intact. The result is nothing less than America's mission statement, the words that ultimately bind the nation together. And words that we desperately need to rediscover because of our boiling partisan rage.

The Declaration is brilliant in structure and purpose. It was designed for multiple audiences: the King of Great Britain, the colonists, and the world. And it was designed for multiple purposes: rallying the troops, gaining foreign allies, and announcing the creation of a new country.

The Declaration is structured in five sections: the Introduction, Preamble, the Body composed of two parts, and the Conclusion. It's basically the most genius breakup letter ever written.

In the Introduction, step 1 is the notificationI think we need to break up. And to be fair, I feel I owe you an explanation...

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…

The Continental Congress felt they were entitled by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" to “dissolve the political bands," but they needed to prove the legitimacy of their cause. They were defying the world's most powerful nation and needed to motivate foreign allies to join the effort. So, they set their struggle within the entire “Course of human events." They're saying, this is no petty political spat — this is a major event in world history.

Step 2 is declaring what you believe in, your standardsHere's what I'm looking for in a healthy relationship...

This is the most famous part of the Declaration; the part school children recite — the Preamble:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That's as much as many Americans know of the Declaration. But the Preamble is the DNA of our nation, and it really needs to be taken as a whole:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The Preamble takes us through a logical progression: All men are created equal; God gives all humans certain inherent rights that cannot be denied; these include the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; to protect those rights, we have governments set up; but when a government fails to protect our inherent rights, people have the right to change or replace it.

Government is only there to protect the rights of mankind. They don't have any power unless we give it to them. That was an extraordinarily radical concept then and we're drifting away from it now.

The Preamble is the justification for revolution. But note how they don't mention Great Britain yet. And again, note how they frame it within a universal context. These are fundamental principles, not just squabbling between neighbors. These are the principles that make the Declaration just as relevant today. It's not just a dusty parchment that applied in 1776.

Step 3 is laying out your caseHere's why things didn't work out between us. It's not me, it's you...

This is Part 1 of the Body of the Declaration. It's the section where Jefferson gets to flex his lawyer muscles by listing 27 grievances against the British crown. This is the specific proof of their right to rebellion:

He has obstructed the administration of justice...

For imposing taxes on us without our consent...

For suspending our own legislatures...

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us...

Again, Congress presented these “causes which impel them to separation" in universal terms to appeal to an international audience. It's like they were saying, by joining our fight you'll be joining mankind's overall fight against tyranny.

Step 4 is demonstrating the actions you took I really tried to make this relationship work, and here's how...

This is Part 2 of the Body. It explains how the colonists attempted to plead their case directly to the British people, only to have the door slammed in their face:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury...

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice... We must, therefore... hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

This basically wrapped up America's argument for independence — we haven't been treated justly, we tried to talk to you about it, but since you refuse to listen and things are only getting worse, we're done here.

Step 5 is stating your intent — So, I think it's best if we go our separate ways. And my decision is final...

This is the powerful Conclusion. If people know any part of the Declaration besides the Preamble, this is it:

...that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...

They left no room for doubt. The relationship was over, and America was going to reboot, on its own, with all the rights of an independent nation.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The message was clear — this was no pitchfork mob. These were serious men who had carefully thought through the issues before taking action. They were putting everything on the line for this cause.

The Declaration of Independence is a landmark in the history of democracy because it was the first formal statement of a people announcing their right to choose their own government. That seems so obvious to us now, but in 1776 it was radical and unprecedented.

In 1825, Jefferson wrote that the purpose of the Declaration was “not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of… but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm… to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take."

You're not going to do better than the Declaration of Independence. Sure, it worked as a means of breaking away from Great Britain, but its genius is that its principles of equality, inherent rights, and self-government work for all time — as long as we actually know and pursue those principles.

On June 7, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania State House, better known today as Independence Hall. Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies' independence. The “Lee Resolution" was short and sweet:

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

Intense debate followed, and the Congress voted 7 to 5 (with New York abstaining) to postpone a vote on Lee's Resolution. They called a recess for three weeks. In the meantime, the delegates felt they needed to explain what they were doing in writing. So, before the recess, they appointed a five-man committee to come up with a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain. They appointed two men from New England — Roger Sherman and John Adams; two from the middle colonies — Robert Livingston and Benjamin Franklin; and one Southerner — Thomas Jefferson. The responsibility for writing what would become the Declaration of Independence fell to Jefferson.

In the rotunda of the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., there are three original documents on permanent display: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These are the three pillars of the United States, yet America barely seems to know them anymore. We need to get reacquainted — quickly.

In a letter to his friend John Adams in 1816, Jefferson wrote: “I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past."

America used to be a forward-looking nation of dreamers. We still are in spots, but the national attitude that we hear broadcast loudest across media is not looking toward the future with optimism and hope. In late 2017, a national poll found 59% of Americans think we are currently at the “lowest point in our nation's history that they can remember."

America spends far too much time looking to the past for blame and excuse. And let's be honest, even the Right is often more concerned with “owning the left" than helping point anyone toward the practical principles of the Declaration of Independence. America has clearly lost touch with who we are as a nation. We have a national identity crisis.

The Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

It is urgent that we get reacquainted with the Declaration of Independence because postmodernism would have us believe that we've evolved beyond the America of our founding documents, and thus they're irrelevant to the present and the future. But the Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

Today, much of the nation is so addicted to partisan indignation that "day-to-day" indignation isn't enough to feed the addiction. So, we're reaching into America's past to help us get our fix. In 2016, Democrats in the Louisiana state legislature tabled a bill that would have required fourth through sixth graders to recite the opening lines of the Declaration. They didn't table it because they thought it would be too difficult or too patriotic. They tabled it because the requirement would include the phrase “all men are created equal" and the progressives in the Louisiana legislature didn't want the children to have to recite a lie. Representative Barbara Norton said, “One thing that I do know is, all men are not created equal. When I think back in 1776, July the fourth, African Americans were slaves. And for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite the Declaration, I think it's a little bit unfair to us. To ask our children to recite something that's not the truth. And for you to ask those children to repeat the Declaration stating that all men's are free. I think that's unfair."

Remarkable — an elected representative saying it wouldn't be fair for students to have to recite the Declaration because “all men are not created equal." Another Louisiana Democrat explained that the government born out of the Declaration “was used against races of people." I guess they missed that part in school where they might have learned that the same government later made slavery illegal and amended the Constitution to guarantee all men equal protection under the law. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were an admission of guilt by the nation regarding slavery, and an effort to right the wrongs.

Yet, the progressive logic goes something like this: many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, including Thomas Jefferson who wrote it, owned slaves; slavery is evil; therefore, the Declaration of Independence is not valid because it was created by evil slave owners.

It's a sad reality that the left has a very hard time appreciating the universal merits of the Declaration of Independence because they're so hung up on the long-dead issue of slavery. And just to be clear — because people love to take things out of context — of course slavery was horrible. Yes, it is a total stain on our history. But defending the Declaration of Independence is not an effort to excuse any aspect of slavery.

Okay then, people might say, how could the Founders approve the phrase “All men are created equal," when many of them owned slaves? How did they miss that?

They didn't miss it. In fact, Thomas Jefferson included an anti-slavery passage in his first draft of the Declaration. The paragraph blasted King George for condoning slavery and preventing the American Colonies from passing legislation to ban slavery:

He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights to life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere... Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.

We don't say “execrable" that much anymore. It means, utterly detestable, abominable, abhorrent — basically very bad.

Jefferson was upset when Georgia and North Carolina threw up the biggest resistance to that paragraph. Ultimately, those two states twisted Congress' arm to delete the paragraph.

Still, how could a man calling the slave trade “execrable" be a slaveowner himself? No doubt about it, Jefferson was a flawed human being. He even had slaves from his estate in Virginia attending him while he was in Philadelphia, in the very apartment where he was writing the Declaration.

Many of the Southern Founders deeply believed in the principles of the Declaration yet couldn't bring themselves to upend the basis of their livelihood. By 1806, Virginia law made it more difficult for slave owners to free their slaves, especially if the owner had significant debts as Jefferson did.

At the same time, the Founders were not idiots. They understood the ramifications of signing on to the principles described so eloquently in the Declaration. They understood that logically, slavery would eventually have to be abolished in America because it was unjust, and the words they were committing to paper said as much. Remember, John Adams was on the committee of five that worked on the Declaration and he later said that the Revolution would never be complete until the slaves were free.

Also, the same generation that signed the Declaration started the process of abolition by banning the importation of slaves in 1807. Jefferson was President at the time and he urged Congress to pass the law.

America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough.

The Declaration took a major step toward crippling the institution of slavery. It made the argument for the first time about the fundamental rights of all humans which completely undermined slavery. Planting the seeds to end slavery is not nearly commendable enough for leftist critics, but you can't discount the fact that the seeds were planted. It's like they started an expiration clock for slavery by approving the Declaration. Everything that happened almost a century later to end slavery, and then a century after that with the Civil Rights movement, flowed from the principles voiced in the Declaration.

Ironically for a movement that calls itself progressive, it is obsessed with retrying and judging the past over and over. Progressives consider this a better use of time than actually putting past abuses in the rearview and striving not to be defined by ancestral failures.

It can be very constructive to look to the past, but not when it's used to flog each other in the present. Examining history is useful in providing a road map for the future. And America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough. But it's right there, the original, under glass. The ink is fading, but the words won't die — as long as we continue to discuss them.

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Over the weekend, journalist Andy Ngo and several other apparent right-leaning people were brutally beaten by masked-gangs of Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon. Short for "antifascist," Antifa claims to be fighting for social justice and tolerance — by forcibly and violently silencing anyone with opposing opinions. Ngo, who was kicked, punched, and sprayed with an unknown substance, is currently still in the hospital with a "brain bleed" as a result of the savage attack. Watch the video to get the details from Glenn.