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.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

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Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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