Could This Be the Year of the Libertarian?

Matt Kibbe and Chris Rufer joined Glenn on Tuesday for a fascinating conversation about Libertarianism. Kibbe is the former president of FreedomWorks and Rufer, a tomato tycoon, recently made the largest super-PAC donation in the history of the Libertarian Party. Could this be the year of the Libertarian?

"Most people don't understand [Libertarian concepts] because of the two-party system. ...I'm shocked at Gary Johnson. He is reaching out almost seemingly blatantly, intentionally, and in spite of conservatives that are looking for an answer, and trying to reach right to the Bernie Sanders people. And that is uber concerning and uber strange for people who don't understand Libertarianism," Glenn said. "Can you help on that one? Help explain that one?"

Rufer, who applied Libertarian principles to build his company, jumped in to answer.

"Well, I can explain how Gary is pursuing his campaign. He's basically Libertarian. But a lot of people, as you mentioned about stripping here or doing unusual things, take Libertarianism as being libertine. And that is not Libertarianism," Rufer said.

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What's the difference?

"Libertine is just do everything you want," Rufer explained. "Libertarianism has very strong values, but their values are very fundamental. Simply, not initiating force against other folks and not stealing their property. So I think you said it correctly. You have people who are liberals --- and I perceive liberals as a set of personal values --- and conservatives are folks that have strong personal values. And they're all good. The unique aspect of Libertarianism is the agreement that we're not going to use physical force against each other. To advance our ideas, our particular morals about smoking, taking whatever drugs or helping poor people. So we're going to use persuasion instead of coercion."

Later in the discussion, Kibbe also chimed in on the topic.

"The difference between a libertine and a Libertarian is that there are all sorts of rules and institutions and ways that we respect fellow human beings that have nothing to do with government. And we actually take it a step forward. We think government corrupts those values when it codifies these things, and everything gets screwed up once you let politics start deciding what's right and wrong. But that doesn't mean that everybody gets to do whatever they want. It means that values come from the bottom up, from people working together in voluntary association, instead of some subcommittee taking a 5-4 vote, deciding, 'Hey, this is the definition of marriage today.'" Kibbe explained.

"If we can understand almost a reverse progressivism and start to move the Libertarians and go, 'Okay, yes, there's your goal.' But you've got 100 years of wiring to undo in the American mind. That's going to take a Herculean effort --- and strategy," Glenn said.

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Featured Image: Matte Kibbe on The Glenn Beck Program, Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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California has gone to hell. Homelessness and violence have spiked. Civil liberties and businesses have been destroyed in the name of "COVID safety." Children have been brainwashed with racist critical race theory. And yet, Democrats want to use California as the test model for the entire country. Your state and your town are next. They want their FAILURE to become YOUR FUTURE.

Dave Rubin, host of BlazeTV's "The Rubin Report," moved to Los Angeles about a decade ago. In that time, he's watched it descend into absolute chaos. While most of his news and comedy friends have fled, Dave tells Glenn Beck why he's riding it out and how the rest of the country must save itself from progressive policies and "evil" governors like Gavin Newsom — or else the great American experiment will be over.

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