Glenn to college students: 'You have all the power'

Glenn welcomed a number of college students to the Dallas studios Monday night for some unorthodox teaching. While the conversation took a number of different turns, they all came back to the next generations responsibility to restore man’s freedom. For the first time in history, people are empowered to directly connect with one another regardless of geographic location. It is cheap and easy to make your voice heard. But with that power comes the responsibility to use it wisely. Here’s what Glenn wants every college student to understand.

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Glenn: It used to be a big deal to make a long-distance phone call. When I was a kid, I remember getting a person-to-person long-distance phone call. You know what that is? That’s when you would call the operator. Because it was so expensive, I didn’t want to pay for that call unless I got somebody on the phone that I was looking for. So, I would call the operator and say I’m trying to call Peter in Texas. The operator would say okay, hold please. Then they would find Peter, get him on the phone, and they’d say, “Peter, Glenn, Glenn, Peter. You’re connected.” And then they charge you for it. That’s how crazy things were.

Now, you can FaceTime anybody around the world.

With Periscope, you are the journalist. I don’t need CBS News to go out with film canisters. When I was your age, they used to have to go out with film canisters, have somebody there, film it, go into a dark room, develop it, edit it, put it on, so we had a 5:30 newscast. That’s insane. You have all the power, and you know it, and so do the people that want to push this scale that way.

When you look at Facebook, and it says post, replace that in your mind, with publish. You are Thomas Paine. You’re a publisher now. You are somebody who can say your views to anyone in the world. All men are created equal. It doesn’t mean all men have something equal to say. So, it’s going to depend on whether people like your opinion and you can figure out exactly the best way to present your opinion to get more people to watch or to listen or to read, but you’re a publisher. You’re a videographer. You’re a filmmaker. You’re everything.

You don’t need the middleman anymore. That’s why government is terrified. That’s why politicians are no longer listening to you. They can only listen to each other because they’ve got to hold onto their power because you’re about to take it from them. And that’s a good thing.

We’re about to experience freedom unlike we’ve ever had at any time in the history of mankind if you can keep it. It’s the Ben Franklin after the signing of the Constitution—'Mr. Franklin, what did you give us?' 'A republic, man, if you can keep it.' It’s up to us to educate. History is never—the entire timeline of America is a blip in human history, and it’s a freak of nature.

Man has always been oppressed. It’s much more like it is in China. It’s much more like it is in Africa or the Middle East. That’s the natural state of man because natural man is an enemy to God. Natural man is an enemy to someone else’s freedoms. It’s natural man who then says I want to obey a higher purpose, a higher calling. I want to obey God, and I see my fellow man as another created being who has all the right to live and live the way he wants that I do to be able to then say, “Brother, why don’t we help each other? Why don’t we work together? And why don’t we find other like-minded people?” That’s what happened for the first time in human history, and it’s your job to renew it. Thanks, guys. You’re great.

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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