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)

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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