Will Britain Leave the European Union?

While American's are caught up in choosing their next president, Great Britain is fighting for its sovereignty and the future of the European Union.

European Union Parliament member, Daniel Hannan, joined The Glenn Beck Program on Wednesday to discuss what has become known as The Brexit - or Britain's exit from the European Union.

"We have a referendum on the 23rd of June," Hannan said. "It's exactly as you say. It's on whether the UK leaves the European Union. I am, as you correctly guessed, campaigning to leave. That would mean that my job disappears. I would be giving up a comfortable and well-remunerated position as a Member of the European Parliament because there wouldn't be any more British Members of the European Parliament."

Just like in America, the issue seems to come down to money. Big business wants to stay in and the people want out.

"I think it is fair to say I think both sides would acknowledge this, that the elites tend to be overwhelmingly for staying in --- big business, the mega banks, the politicians, the civil servants. The campaign to stay in is being bankrolled by Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan and a couple of big multinationals," Hannan said.

One thing that will not help the elites is enlisting the aid of America's 'Elitist in Chief.'

"I think the prime minister called in a favor and invited your president to come over and help him. And last week, Barack Obama made a speech saying, 'If you guys leave the European Union, you'll be at the back of the queue for a trade deal with us,'" Hannan said.

Being told what to do by a foreign government typically doesn't go over too well, and it comes as no surprise to Glenn.

"You guys never get involved in our politics," Glenn said. "And honestly, when a leader does tell us what to do, we're like, 'Screw you.' So I imagine it was the same effect over in England."

Ted Cruz had a much different reaction than Obama's.

"There was another much less widely reported intervention because it was much more polite," Hannan said. "This morning, in the London Times, there was an article by Ted Cruz where he said, 'Look, of course, it's for you guys to decide. I'm not going to suggest which way you vote.' In other words, he didn't do an Obama. But he said, 'If you do decide to leave, you would be first in the line for a trade deal because you guys are our friends. And it's up to you to exercise your sovereignty however you wish.'"

In addition to Ted Cruz respecting national sovereignty, it was a breath of fresh air for an outsider to appreciate the the U.S. Constitution.

"Yeah. I've become really obsessed with [the U.S. Constitution] because it applies so uncannily to our present debate about the EU. You know, there's that great line about destroying our free system of English laws. There's a line about taking over the power to control the naturalization of foreigners. Even --- this is where it gets really weird --- there's even a really eerie anticipation of the fact that my parliament, the European Parliament, every month shuffles between Brussels and Strasbourg. It's a huge expense and a great inconvenience," Hannan said.

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Featured Image: Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament, representing South East England for the Conservative Party looks on during a fringe meeting on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, north-west England on October 6, 2009. Britain's opposition Conservatives outlined a string of belt-tightening measures to tackle the country's record deficit, as they bid to present themselves as ready for power. (Photo Credit: ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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