How Do We Unite Again?

The song you hear every morning that kicks off The Glenn Beck Program was written by David Osmond, a friend of Glenn's. But not everyone associated with the project is a friend --- or even a fan of Glenn's.

"The people that are singing in this song, some of them absolutely hate my guts," Glenn said Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program.

So what made them change their minds and agree to sing Glenn's new theme song? The lyrics and meaning:

I know we don't see everything in the same way

But I know we won't be really free if we don't stay united

'Cause divided we will fall for anything, it's true

So I have decided I'll stand for you

And I will . . .

I will make a stand

I will raise my voice

I will hold your hand

'Cause we are one.

I will beat my drum.

I have made my choice

We will overcome

'Cause we are one

"When they read the words of the song and said, 'This is what Glenn Beck is going to be talking about?' They said 'yes.' They all signed on. Because I think this is what people are really hungry for," Glenn said.

The song is about principles, and people coming together and lifting each other up despite their differences.

The version you hear at the beginning of the radio program is the original, featuring Jenn Blosil who made the Top 24 of this year's American Idol. But there's another version --- with children's voices --- that Glenn played last night on TV, following the events in Brussels.

How can we come back to a place to where we can be one? There used to be a time when our political differences did not define us. What's the secret to getting back there?

"There seems to be . . . no place we can go anymore. There's no place where you can actually have your opinion," Glenn said. "Have you been to Facebook? There's no place that you can go without being shouted down, without being threatened."

How do we possibly get back to a place where we can unite? By returning to principles and placing them above politics, parties and personalities.

"But that can't happen --- I can't beat my drum for you, I can't say we'll overcome, I can't join you --- if we don't have principles involved," Glenn said. "Otherwise, I'd be marching with Bill Ayers who is also not for Trump. I will not march with Bill Ayers. Why? I'm not one with him. Because I don't have the same principles.

So let's unite behind principles. If we don't find our shared principles then we will fall for anything --- and tear each other apart in the process.

Featured Image: A woman writes a message of support on the floor of the Bourse De Brussels building in the Place de la Bourse following yesterday's terrorists attacks on March 23, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Belgium is observing three days of national mourning after 34 people were killed in a twin suicide blast at Zaventem Airport and a further bomb attack at Maelbeek Metro Station. Two brothers are thought to have carried out the airport attack and an international manhunt is underway for a third suspect. The attacks come just days after a key suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, was captured in Brussels. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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