'House of Cards' Speech on Entitlements and Individualism: If Only It Were True

Is Glenn binge watching House of Cards? Not really, but he is catching up on the Netflix original series, and finds it fascinating.

"If you haven't watched House of Cards, you need to," Glenn said Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program. "I think the writers of the show are patriots. I really do. These guys are taking on the Democrats. Here's progressive liberals that are taking on the Democrats in this, and they're exposing the whole game."

Glenn watched a speech from season three in which President Frank Underwood gives a speech on entitlements and jobs.

"I saw this speech that President Frank Underwood gives, and I'm thinking to myself, 'While I don't agree with his program, boy, would I love to hear a president give this speech,'" Glenn said.

"Frank doesn't believe any of this," Glenn clarified. "He's just the worst of the worst, and he is just playing the American people. But if somebody actually believed this --- in fact, if Donald Trump would have come out and given a speech like this, he would unite the entire country behind him.

The American people need a moral leader they can look up to. We used to hold each other to a higher moral standard, looking for the good in people, forgiving their mistakes and lifting people up. Now, we're more likely to tear each other apart, looking for faults rather than goodness.

"Society is tearing down all of our heroes," Glenn said. "The secret to keeping our society together, the secret of being able to hold on to the Republic, as Franklin said — 'We gave you a Republic, if you can keep it," — the secret of keeping it is actually wanting to have a higher moral code."

The secrets to America's success are following a higher moral code and believing your rights come from God — not the government.

"You believe those two things, we fix America," Glenn said. "We save the Republic."

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Featured Image: Actor Kevin Spacey appears on screen in a skit based on the hit show 'House of Cards' during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/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.

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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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