Five Ways Ted Cruz Will Unleash Freedom

What will lessen people's fears and put them at ease about the future? Freedom.

People understand freedom. In fact, they love and crave it. But when there's a wolf hiding around every corner, people are willing to trade their freedom for security. Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn talked about Ted Cruz's "Five for Freedom" plan and how unleashing it will give people both the freedom and security they crave.

CRUZ'S FIVE FOR FREEDOM PLAN

#1 Abolish the IRS

"Imagine how much time you save and everyone saves. There're no more payroll taxes. No more payroll taxes. All that money that you paid in and you might have gotten a refund, you get that all year long," Glenn said.

With decreased costs for business, not only will the businesses have a stronger bottom line, they will create more jobs in the process.

"Here's the amazing thing, if all these companies are able to spend 25 percent of their revenue less in taxes, there's going to be a lot of available jobs for people," said co-host Stu Burguiere.

#2 Abolish the Department of Education

An honest assessment of a federal education system shows it lacking in many areas. Before the Department of Education was created in the 1970s, education was managed at the local level --- returning to that system is the answer.

"So imagine we don't have to deal with with all of the nut stuff that we're dealing with from the federal government. And you have control at the local level of your school. You think your schools get better or worse? Our schools get better, which means our children will be better educated to face what's coming tomorrow," Glenn said.

#3 Abolish the Department of Energy

Regulation adds layers of bureaucracy, significant costs, and wastes time and resources.

"Department of Energy. Cut off the Washington cartel, stop picking winners and losers, and unleash an energy renaissance," Glenn said.

#4 Abolish the Department of Commerce

Cruz actually worked at the Department of Commerce as an attorney. What bothered him every day when he walked into the office?

There are two statues at the Department of Commerce that most people walk by every day without knowing what they represent.

"Ted Cruz is the first person who I've ever met who knows what that means," Glenn said.

Put there during the Great Depression when the Department of Commerce opened is a statue with a powerful, muscular horse. On its back and holding the reigns is a man. What do they represent? The horse represents the free market, and the man holding the reigns represents the government.

What right does government have to hold business back?

Cruz told Glenn, "It drove me nuts walking through the door every day and seeing that thing."

#5 Abolish the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Abolishing HUD will offer real solutions to lift people out of hardship, rather than trapping families in a cycle of poverty. It would empower Americans by promoting the dignity of work. Reforming programs such as Section 8 housing would also help.

"You want to transform America? That's it. That's it," Glenn said.

Featured Image: US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses a rally at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center on April 11, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo Credit: BILL WECHTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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