Obama's Latest Land Grab: 2 Million Acres in Utah

President Obama made history last year in a massive, 260 million acre expansion of national public lands and waters, more than any previous president in history, including Teddy Roosevelt. Apparently, the president wasn't satisfied with that milestone. He now has his sights on an additional two million acres in Utah where the federal government already controls 66.5 percent of the land.

"ATVs are destroying the deserts of Utah. I don't know if you know this, but motorbikes and ATVs are being brought out to the middle of the desert and they are destroying the desert," Glenn said sarcastically during his Tuesday radio program. "The earth will dissolve the highway system within a decade if we don't keep up with it, our cities will be gone in a century if we just let them decay, but the earth can't handle an ATV?"

"You're ignoring the looting of the antiquities. There's been six incidents of looting," Pat reminded Glenn.

"You're not saying these are confirmed though?" Stu questioned.

"Six confirmed instances in the entire West," Pat said definitively.

Naturally, government intervention is required to stop this travesty and save us from ourselves.

SIGN: Petition to Stop Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

"The president is doing another land grab, and this goes back to Teddy Roosevelt and the progressive movement Antiquities Act, which Barack Obama is quoting in this land grab," Glenn said.

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) joined The Glenn Beck Program to discuss this outrage and how to stop it.

"We're talking here about the proposed Bears Ears national monument, two million acres in San Juan County. I went down to San Juan County last week, and I climbed up to the top of the east Bears Ears Butte, and, you know, as far as the eye can see, in basically any direction would be included in this monument. I mean, this is bigger than Yosemite National Park by 700,000 acres. This is bigger than the state of Rhode Island," Senator Lee said.

The senator went on to explain that President Obama wants to issue a single proclamation under the Antiquities Act to control this enormous expanse of land. The Antiquities Act and the creation of national parks and monuments came out of the socialist progressive idea that land should be owned and controlled by the government and leased out to the people.

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"We think that's wrong. Local residents are against it, and so am I," Lee said. "This area is already overwhelmingly public land. The point here is that this is taking it up to another level. This is ratcheting it up more in terms of how the land is controlled, who controls it, and the deference and the discretion given to federal regulators in Washington, D.C. would be enormous."

Not surprisingly, the locals are not in favor of Obama's plan. For now, they can hike, fish, hunt, gather wood and live off the land --- but those activities would all be in jeopardy if the federal government says who goes where and when.

"I held a field hearing there last week. We had a capacity crowd. We filled up the entire high school auditorium. We had 700 people in an overflow room. We had 1200 people show up in San Juan County to express their views on this, and I invited people of all viewpoints. I invited Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, either to come in person or to send a representative. I invited people from the Bureau of Land Management, from the Forest Service. Not one of them showed up. And not one person who was there spoke in support of the national monument," Lee said.

SIGN: Petition to Stop Bears Ears National Monument in Utah

"Why is this president doing it now? What is his excuse?" Glenn asked.

"Well, his excuse is that this is beautiful. And because it's beautiful, we've got to protect it. And if we're going to protect it, we can't let the locals deal with it. We can't let the locals have access to it," Lee said. "And what could possibly go wrong with all this land being managed from Washington, D.C.?

Learn more and voice your opposition by visiting Senator Lee's website to sign a petition. One hundred thousand signatures are needed by August 14 to receive a response from the White House. You can also contact the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell who previously promised Senator Lee that locals would be involved in any land decisions of this nature.

Senator Lee's new book Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document is available at bookstores everywhere.

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Featured Image: Photo of Bears Ear Butte in Utah taken by a U.S. government representative, courtesy of WikiCommons

Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.


After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.


Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."


There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.


Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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