'Free range' parents cleared of child neglect in a victory for common sense

Back in early April, Glenn reported on the Maryland parents who got in trouble for letting their kids go to the park unsupervised. Authorities disagreed with the parents' claim that they were teaching their children self-reliance and responsibility, and Child Protective Services began an investigation into the family.

Today, NBC4.Washington reports that CPS cleared Danielle and Alexander Meitiv of neglect in one of the two cases for which they are under investigation. Back in December, police stopped the two Meitiv children, 6 and 10, as they were walking home from the park.

CPS is continuing to investigate a similar incident in April where police held the kids for over five hours.

The Meitivs practice "free-range parenting", which in their eyes is just the way parenting worked before moms and dads started to worry about every little thing their child did.

"What's funny is that we have a name, like there's a movement for what used to be considered completely normal," Danielle told NBC back in January. "And that is, kids can be trusted, they can go outside, they can have autonomy, they can find friends down the street to play with and come back when it's dinner time."

When he first reported on this story, Glenn lamented how many parents now raise their kids in a protective bubble.

"Our children need to have responsibilities. Our children need to not grow up afraid to walk outside where the crime rate is down. And more importantly, they shouldn’t be raised with fear," he said at the time.

"Maybe they should be raised with a fear of government. Look at what’s happening. The government will take your kids if you bring them to the hospital. The government will take your kids if you let them play in the park by themselves. I mean, that’s insane."

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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.

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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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