HuffPo, There Is No Ego to Heal for Those Who Stood With Cruz

I read this paragraph in the Huffington Post this morning as they wondered if ‪#‎NeverTrump‬ really meant NEVER TRUMP.

Certainly, there is plenty of time between now and November for feelings to change, for bruised egos to heal, for Republicans to talk themselves into supporting Trump. But step back and take stock of what took place on Tuesday. A party finally determined who its presumptive nominee would be — and a good chunk of its commentariat, many of its operatives and even some of its lawmakers collectively hurled.

Here is what so many don't understand: There are no egos on this side. In fact, that is just one of the many problems --- ego. There is no ego to heal for me, nor most of those who stood with Ted.

I slept well last night. I did all I could and so did millions of others. We left it all on the field. The American people made their choice. One that I not only disagree with but one I truly don't even begin to understand. But that is the way the system works.

My choice was made long before Trump was even running. While I do agree with #NeverTrump, there's something I believe to be much bigger and more affirming.

I identify as ‪#‎AlwaysConstitution‬.

That's consistent. That's hopeful. That's positive. That's not tearing down. That's building up.


The GOP hasn't reflected that position, in action, for at least a decade. And so I don't have to be #NeverTrump if Trump is #AlwaysConstitution. I don't have to be #AlwaysCruz if Cruz would become #MostOfTheTimeConstitution. Unless somebody is #AlwaysConstitution, I have to be #NeverWhomever.

It's why I'm #NeverHillary.

And I refuse to play the argument, "a vote for anyone else is a vote for Hillary." No, a vote for the Constitution is always a vote for the Constitution. You can play that game all you want, but I'm 52 years old. I've been playing that game since I could first vote at 18. I'm not playing that game anymore. That's what got us here.

That's not my advice, that's George Washington's advice. So if you'd like to disagree, if you think you're smarter, wiser than George Washington, that's fine. You can believe that. I don't believe you are. I don't believe I am. I believe the father of our country had it down. I'm going to take his advice, not yours, thank you.

I will be #AlwaysConstitution.

We must continue to fight for the rights and the freedom of all mankind, and we must do it with malice toward none and charity toward all.

Today, I call on you to continue to believe in yourself, continue to believe in your country, continue to believe the best of your fellow countrymen --- even though sometimes you wonder. I call you on today to continue and reaffirm your belief that this country was founded through Divine Providence and Divine Providence still exists.

I'm asking you today to find those who seem to have given up, who are misguided about America or their principles. Find those who have no hope, and fill them with the news that our best days still are just ahead of us.

I'm asking to you continue to believe in America as I do. Believe in our principles as I do --- in individual liberty, freedom and equal justice for all. Continue to defend and serve America as I will. Continue to defend and believe in your fellow citizens because, in the end, that's all we are.

Republicans, this is your party. You have to decide who you are. Are you a collection of principles, or are you about a man?

Don't feel lost today. Don't feel disenfranchised. Don't shut yourself up. Because these principles belong to you.


Featured Image: With his family and running mate Carly Fiorina on stage with him, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) prepares to speak at his election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station where he announced he was suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Critical Race Theory: A special brand of evil


Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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