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.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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