Obama Wants China, Russia and Iran to Have a Say in Your First Amendment Rights

What would economic expert Milton Friedman have said about handing over control of the internet to an international body? One thing's for sure, it would have been a major red flag to him.

"I was talking to a friend of mine the other day who was good friends with Milton Friedman and spent a lot of time learning from him and talking to him and picking his brain," Glenn said Thursday on his radio program.

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One question his friend asked Friedman had to do with whether or not he ever felt depressed about the direction the country was going since people didn't really understand totalitarianism. Friedman answered "no."

Why? Because he never felt anyone was trying to burn books. Only when the opposition is trying to be silenced is there real trouble, Friedman advised his friend.

According to Friedman's reasoning, real trouble has arrived.

"I don't know why we're not paying attention to what's happening with the internet. This president is giving away the internet. Now, this is our invention. This is us. This is America. America developed the internet," Glenn said.

Obama has made significant inroads in handing over control of the internet --- without approval from Congress or the American people. More than two years ago, he began the process of transferring control to an international organization called Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Congress (ICANN), which is accountable to governments like China, Russia and Iran.

"It belongs to us. Now we're giving it away. And who will be in charge of the internet? China and Russia will have major seats at the table. China and Russia? Both places that stifle freedom of speech, both places that kill their reporters if they say something against the regime? Are we out of our ever loving minds?" Glenn said.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is leading the charge to stop the Obama administration, and recently released an ad to inform the American public:

"I don't care to see the full force of a global government. And no matter what I might say about Barack Obama's government or Hillary Clinton's government or Donald Trump's government, it's still better than Russia and China. And I don't want the internet to go to Russia and China, but we are not paying attention to what's happening," Glenn said.

He continued.

"You will not be able to find the truth. If they have control of things, you will not be able to find the truth. Now, what they're saying to you is Well, there are a lot of things that happen on the internet that are bad. Yes, there are. But has your life on the total gotten better or worse because of the internet?" Glenn asked.

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Featured Image: President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a meeting with business, government, and national security leaders in the Oval Office of the White House September 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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