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Here's Why Comparing Crowds Is Absolutely Meaningless

A perplexed Glenn took to the radio Tuesday, reacting to Trump's press secretary's bold-faced lie about the newly elected President's inauguration being the "largest ever."

"No, it wasn't," Glenn said. "The pictures clearly show it wasn't. But it doesn't matter!"

Glenn emphasized that trying to compare the election of the first black president to anyone else's was a complete waste of time.

"I got news for you, except for the last one, every single one of them was a white guy," Glenn said. "Almost every single one of them was a rich white guy. There was no first here."

Read the transcript below for more.

GLENN: Why would you do this?

Donald Trump sent the press secretary out to say this was the largest crowd of any inauguration ever.

No, it wasn't. The pictures clearly show it wasn't. But it doesn't matter!

First of all, it was the first black president inaugurated in Washington, DC. It was historic for African-Americans alone. People who wanted to bring their kids there to see history, the first time it had ever happened. I got news for you, except for the last one, every single one of them was a white guy. Almost every single one of them was a rich white guy. There was no first here.

Yes, it was -- you could say that it was historic in different ways, but not the way it was with Obama. Plus, it was in the District of Columbia!

A, very heavy black population. B, the surrounding area is flame-throwing liberal. It leans liberal, definitely progressive.

Of course, he had a bigger crowd. If you would have done the inauguration in Texas, you would have had a bigger crowd.

STU: Yeah, that -- Trump earned 4 percent of the vote in Washington, DC. Four.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: So, of course, he's not going to have as big a crowd.

GLENN: It's meaningless.

STU: It doesn't mean anything about his presidency. It doesn't mean anything about -- it doesn't mean people aren't inspired by him. It means absolutely nothing, which is why it's such a perplexing lie.

GLENN: And here's something else: Everybody who voted for you, Donald -- everybody -- I shouldn't say everybody -- a lot of people, they despise Washington, DC, now. They don't like the capitol. They don't like the people in the capitol. They're sick of it. They think the whole thing is corrupt.

Why would they be going to Washington? They want to see you as the outsider, not as the grand insider.

So they don't -- they're not connected to it. They -- it's different than it was with Ronald Reagan. And it's meaningless, Donald Trump. It's meaningless.

I should start calling him Mr. President.

It's meaningless. It says nothing about you. It says nothing about your administration.

But to send somebody out to lie does say something about you. And not good things. Why would you do that? Why? Stop it.

Please, for the sake of the republic, for the sake of your administration, stop with the easy lies. You're not going to get away with them.

I mean, I know Barack Obama, "You can keep your doctor. If you like your doctor, you can keep it," that was a lie, but it wasn't even an easy lie.

You got to stop, and you got to be president.

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Let’s thank the Pilgrims for defeating Socialism this Thanksgiving

This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

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