Oregon Proves We Are No Longer a Nation of Laws, But of Men

Three years ago, rancher Dwight Hammond, 73, and his son Steven Hammond, 43, were convicted of arson for lighting fires near their property in 2001 and 2006. They both served jail time, but new authorities at the Bureau of Land Management decided it wasn't enough.

In an apparent case of "double jeopardy" expressly prohibited by the Fifth Amendment, a judge ruled their terms were too short under federal law and ordered them back to prison for about four years each.

On radio Monday, Glenn said this demonstrates "we are no longer a nation of laws, but a nation of men."

A peaceful protest by citizens Saturday was followed by a militia of dozens occupying the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refugean in Burns, Oregon.

Glenn reminded listeners of another standoff that did not end well. Remember Waco, Texas?

"Militia members, where do you think you're going to end up? What do you think the end is going to look like?" Glenn asked. "Remember, Bill Clinton and Janet Reno set people on fire and the American people were okay with it. Why? Because they [the Branch Davidians] looked like crazy people with guns. Image is everything."

While absolutely on the side of the ranchers wronged by the federal government, Glenn voiced his preference for a peaceful resolution to conflict.

"This is the oldest story in the book. This is the message of Jesus," Glenn said. "You want to change the world, you must be peaceful. It's the message of Martin Luther King. It's the message of Gandhi. It's the message of Abraham Lincoln. With malice toward none and charity toward all."

Armed yet non-violent, the militia stated they're goal is to peacefully restore the rights of ranchers and land owners in the area. They haven't taken hostages, destroyed property or fired guns.

Glenn went on to compare the militia's protest with those in Baltimore and Ferguson, and the disparity of how the two have been portrayed in the media.

"They're just peacefully occupying this place," Glenn said. "Now let me take to you Ferguson, let me take you to Baltimore, where they were burning cities down to the ground."

He continued.

"How were they imaged in the press? As people that were wronged, that needed to be listened to, that you can understand what they're trying to say. That they really are just frustrated. They burned the city down to the ground. And they needed their own space to be able to burn cities down to the ground. Montel Williams is on television now saying that the militia should be killed. Baltimore, we should listen. The militia, we should kill."

While the militia may be on the side of truth and what's right, they're not likely to win. Why? Because we no longer live in a nation grounded in laws, but a nation of men. If you're on the wrong side of those in power, you lose.

Glenn likened what's happening now to what happens under the rule of kings.

"The king could do and say anything, and all of his cronies could do or say anything, but the peasant, if they were on the wrong side of the king because it was a nation of men and not of laws, the peasants couldn't get away with it," Glenn explained. "The peasants could be charged with anything and be hauled off to jail. Where, the king could get away with murder."

That's exactly the opposite of what George Washington and our founders intended and created.

Watch the excerpt below:

Featured Image: Protesters in Burn, Oregon

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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