The President Named His Inauguration Day a 'National Day of Patriotic Devotion'

Glenn reacted sharply to President Donald Trump's recent executive order retroactively making the day he was inaugurated into a sort of national holiday.

"Can I ask, when did nationalism become okay?" Glenn said on radio Tuesday.

Cohost Pat Gray responded by pointing out there's a fine line between patriotism and nationalism. And when does patriotism become nationalism?

"When you lose reason," Glenn said.

Listen to the clip above or read the transcript below for more.

GLENN: Can we just discuss something and you guys convince me it's not creepy? Can you guys do that? I need to be convinced that this is not creepy.

PAT: Sure.

GLENN: The president signed an actual executive order making the day he was inaugurated retroactively like a national holiday.

PAT: That we can't celebrate because it already happened?

GLENN: Well, is it for every year? This is what I'm trying to make sure --

STU: No, I think it's just a one-day --

GLENN: Just a one-day thing. Retroactively -- what did he name it, Stu?

STU: Give me one minute. I think it's National Patriotic Devotion Day.

GLENN: It's scary. That's spooky to me. It's just spooky to me.

PAT: That's not spooky at all.

(chuckling)

I can see other countries doing that.

JEFFY: We get to celebrate it.

GLENN: Raise your hand if you think that's at all spooky. Yeah, okay. Two for, two against. All right.

STU: It said -- it was the forty-fifth president proclaimed January 20th, 2017, his Inauguration Day, to be a National Day of Patriotic Devotion. Trump made the proclamation, quote --

PAT: Does that mean to him then, kind of? Sounds like --

GLENN: No.

PAT: Sounds like a tribute it to himself.

GLENN: Listen to the --

PAT: All right. Let's hear the body of the work there.

STU: In order to strengthen our bonds to each other and our country and to renew the duties of government to the people.

PAT: Okay.

STU: A new national pride stirs the American soul and inspires the American heart. We are one people, united by a common destiny and shared purpose.

GLENN: Can I ask, when did nationalism become okay?

STU: November 7th, right? Wasn't it?

GLENN: Seriously. When did -- people write about this new nationalism --

PAT: We've always been super patriotic. Used to be called jingoistic. But --

GLENN: Yeah, but we're not nationalist. Yeah. But we were never -- when somebody would say we were a nationalist, we would say --

PAT: Well, when does patriotism become nationalism? I don't know. I don't know where that line is.

GLENN: When you lose reason. When you lose reason.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So I don't know. But people are throwing around that we're a new nationalist country. And I don't like that. That's not good.

Blaze TV hosts Glenn Beck , Chad Prather, and Steven Crowder weighed-in with similar but different thoughts on the fascism associated with canceling Dr. Seuss.

Glenn Beck can't help but wonder, "What is wrong with us?" in light of the Dr. Seuss books that have been cancelled due to "hurtful and wrong" illustrations — that takes America one step closer to complete insanity.

Chad Prather approached the issue from a comedic perspective, stating that "Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment."

Steven Crowder explained that Dr. Seuss books were banned for being offensive and insensitive to some. So Steven decided to parody the six banned children's books with progressively titled and hilariously inappropriate versions.

Read the full story from TheBlaze News here.

'We DON'T destroy books'

"They are banning Dr. Seuss books. How much more do you need to see before all of America wakes up? ... This is fascism!" Glenn said. "We don't destroy books. What is wrong with us, America?" - Glenn Beck. Download the podcast here.

Chad Prather's comedic take on why Dr. Seuss got canceled

"Dr. Seuss is dead and could not be reached for comment'"- Chad Prather. Download the podcast here.

Dr. Seuss BANNING Bonanza! New Progressive Book Titles Revealed! 

In this 7+1 segment-- Crowder uncovers, new, unreleased Dr. Seuss titles that will be released in the near future (parody). Download the podcast here.

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"What's your climate credit score?" That's a question Americans may have to answer if the green global elites get their way.

While the media has distracted us with Orange Man Bad! and Russia, Russia, Russia!, the Left has been busy working on the fundamental transformation of America with a primary pressure point — YOUR money through YOUR bank. Democrats, forgetting the words of MLK, like to group people into categories. They judge you based on what skin color you have, your religion, occupation, your ideology, and now … your carbon footprint.

On his Wednesday night TV special this week, Glenn Beck exposes how they're now planning, not only to categorize you, but to give you a score. It'll determine everything for you: whether you can buy a home, get a new car, open a business … EVERYTHING. And if you don't bend the knee? You'll be blacklisted. But this isn't some far-off conspiracy theory. Multiple big U.S. banks are part of a private U.S. financial group enacting these policies now. It's here, and we're ALL at risk.

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Unlike the mainstream media, we at the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" decided to actually do the research and get to the bottom of CPAC's controversial stage design, which many on the Left have suggested was purposefully shaped like an obscure Nazi symbol. We got our answers straight from the source — and it's not what the media is suggesting.

American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp joined Glenn on Wednesday to share the real story of the stage design, who designed it, and why he's taking legal options against those smearing the Conservative Political Action Conference's name seriously.

Matt told Glenn he'd never heard of the alleged Nazi insignia, noting that even a staff member who "studied anti-Semitism in college" did not recognize the obscure symbol. He went on to explain how the stage designing firm, Design Foundry, and Hyatt Hotels worked collaboratively with CPAC event organizers for months throughout the designing and construction of the stage. However, when pressured by the cancel culture mob on social media, both companies "ran for the tall grass."

"Both the Hyatt and [Design Foundry] looked to CPAC and said [they] had nothing to do with this stage. That's outrageous," Matt stated. "This whole process takes months ... everybody saw this. Everybody had to figure out how to construct this. Everybody had eyes on it from every angle. And nobody in that process ever raised their hand and said, 'Oh, you know, I took a European history class, and I noticed [that the stage design looked like a Nazi symbol.] Nobody."

Matt went on to add that, while CPAC expects attacks from the Left, they also have every intention of standing up for themselves, the conservative community, the Jewish community, and all the people who love America.

"We're fine with taking the hits. We always take the hits, it's part of being a prominent conservative group. We'll take the hits, but we won't let people lie," Matt said.

"I can't tell you how many people have called me during the course of this most tumultuous of years and said, at what point does the conservative community, do the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump, do the people who love America, and think it's okay to read Dr. Seuss, and love Thomas Jefferson and Mount Rushmore, at what point do they start pushing back on the cancel culture? At what point do they say, this is a line you can't cross? I think we're at that line," he added.

"We called our conference, 'America Uncanceled.' The whole thing became about them canceling us. At what point do we not have the right to say,' you can't treat us this way'? You're disparaging us. You're destroying our reputation. You're destroying our ability to be respected members of our community. So, I'm taking your challenge of pursuing our legal options very seriously. And I think we have to go broader. We can't let these companies just follow the woke mob. We can't do it."

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta was confronted at CPAC by The Federalist reporter David Marcus with a valid question: "When are you guys going to start covering Cuomo?" His answer — or, really, lack of an answer — perfectly demonstrates why he was earlier surrounded by CPAC attendees chanting, "CNN sucks!"

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere react to a video clip of the exchange with Acosta, as well as the mainstream media's double standards when it comes to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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