Book Review: Our Lost Constitution

Utah Sen. Mike Lee is a nerd, and he fully embraces the moniker.

In his new book, Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document, the senator geeks out, his love for the Constitution oozing off the page.

Ever the buttoned-up statesman, Lee gives us a peek at his youthful exploits in the introduction, which is not to be skipped. The elaborate story involves an 11- or 12-year-old Mike home alone with his sister, a busload of pro-choice protestors, the on/off switch for lawn sprinklers and a stash of illegal fireworks.

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Growing up with a father who would become the U.S. Solicitor General and argue cases before the Supreme Court, Lee shares how his upbringing shaped him. Naturally, family disputes were settled by each party making their case. Lee would also learn to understand and revere the Constitution watching his Dad argue cases in the highest courts in the land.

From the outset of Our Lost Constitution, Lee is straightforward about taking a few liberties when imagining daily life for our Founders, especially at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. But he also found the true stories more dramatic than anything he could have imagined.

The book --- chock-full of details, unbridled passion and reverence for our nation's Founding document --- is masterfully written and makes you feel as if Lee himself is reading it to you. He weaves the story brilliantly throughout American history, from our nation's Founding to FDR's era to today.

It's not all sunshine and lollipops, though. Lee shines a light on the corruption and willful subversion of the Constitution today. Whether giving more power to the Executive Branch than the Founders intended or passing legislation so Americans can see what's in it, Lee shows the abuses our leaders have committed to amass more power.

He also makes the case that Americans can solve many of our problems with three words.

“All they need is the ability to recognize deprivations of the Constitution when they arise, and just as importantly, to be able to trigger three words: THIS IS WHY,” Lee said recently on The Glenn Beck Program. “This is why we have the Fourth Amendment. This is why we have the Legislative Powers Clause. This is why we have the Origination Clause.”

In the chapter titled, "The Compromise That Saved the Constitutional Convention," Lee examines the conversations and compromises required to pass the miracle we know as the Constitution, comparing their arguments to today's and showing that conversations and compromises can change the world.

“We can still win this. But we’ve got to win the conversation. We have to have the conversation in the first place,” Lee said. “That conversation hasn’t been taking place because our schools don’t teach civics anymore like they used to. They don’t teach the stories behind our Constitution.”

Lee might be a constitutional geek, a lawyer and a United States Senator, but the role he adds to his resume in Our Lost Constitution is that of storyteller, effortlessly embracing the opportunity to share his love for our nation's Founders and their work in crafting an unparalleled document.

Our Lost Constitution is a must-read for any constitutionalist and all freedom-loving people. Lee provides a compelling case for returning to the original principles and values our Founders laid out.

Join Sen. Mike Lee in the fight to restore our Constitution by liking the book's official Facebook page and spreading the word about our amazing Constitution.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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