President Calvin Coolidge Rejected the KKK's Motto in Pursuit of Real Tolerance

I want to share something from Calvin Coolidge. We've been talking about getting together and internationalism and everything else. Coolidge knew a thing or two about bringing people together despite their differences.

In 1925, he rejected the Ku Klux Klan's motto of America First. Here's what he said:

The generally expressed desire of America first cannot be criticized. It's a perfectly correct aspiration for our people to cherish. But the problem we have to solve is how to make America first. It can't be done by the cultivation of national bigotry, arrogance, or selfishness. Hatred, jealousies, and suspicions will not be productive of any benefits in this direction. Here again, we must apply the rule of toleration. By toleration, I don't mean an indifference to evil. I mean respect for different kinds of good.

That is one of the most important lines I've ever heard on how to tolerate.

Whether one traces his Americanism back three centuries to the Mayflower or three years to steerage is not half as important as whether his Americanism is real and genuine. No matter by what various crafts we came here, we're now all in the same boat.

That is Calvin Coolidge and why I believe he was probably the best president of the 20th century.

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Featured Image: U.S. President Calvin Coolidge with four Osage Indians after Coolidge signed the bill granting Indians full citizenship, 1924 (Library of Congress).

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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