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Can You Answer This Basic Civics Question That Stumps Most Americans?

Can you name the three branches of government?

If you’re able to list executive, legislative and judicial as the three branches of the U.S. government, you are one of just 26 percent of Americans who can, according to a new poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

This survey’s results show us that America is having an identity crisis, Glenn asserted on radio Wednesday.

“We don’t even know who we are,” he said.

We have all the information in the world available for us through technology. How is it possible that Americans are so ignorant about our own government when we have so many tools available and everyone is required to go to school?

“The generation with the most information is the least informed,” Glenn said, urging Americans to reach out to one another as we relearn the basics.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: America has a really serious problem. And here it is: We don't even know who we are.

Even worse, we don't even care. We don't even care that we don't know.

Only 26 percent of Americans can name all three branches of our government. Twenty-six percent.

Now, this is a little depressing, but it has been brought to us by the annual constitutional day civics survey. According to the survey, more than one-third of Americans cannot name any of our First Amendment rights. Any. Not one. There's five, by the way. They can't name one.

Now, how is that even possible? In a nation where you have to go to school by law.

We have less of an excuse than any previous generation of Americans for knowing -- for not knowing the basic mechanics of our government. I mean, there was a time when you couldn't find this stuff. There was a time when, you know, you couldn't afford a book. You couldn't get to school. School wasn't -- whatever the excuse was. But we have more tools and resources at the touch of a button than our ancestors could have ever dreamt of. And yet they would be sad to know how little we know. It is pathetic. Pathetic that the generation with the most information is the least informed.

Any population that doesn't know the basic functions of its own government, doesn't know its fundamental rights, is asking -- is begging to be taken advantage of.

Our Constitution is the longest-running Constitution in the world. Two hundred and twenty-nine years and counting. But that doesn't make us invincible. This is an experiment. And it requires participation. It requires our attention. It requires care from us Americans.

But we're not willing to give it, it seems. Although I think America needs a scolding, this isn't a scolding. This is a plea.

Let's help each other learn the basics. Let's stop fighting about stupid statues and, please, let's fix this before it's too late for our children.

The story goes that Benjamin Franklin walked out of the constitutional convention at the very end, and a woman came up and said, "Mr. Franklin, what sort of government have you given us?"

He said, "A republic --- if you can keep it."

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Refugee: 'American Wokeism Worse Than North Korea' | Yeonmi Park | Ep 111

Yeonmi Park experienced freedom for the first time at 13, when she watched "Titanic." She didn't see it in a plush movie theater seat; she watched it over the course of several days because electricity is sporadic in North Korea, where she grew up. "We don't have a word for oppression," Yeonmi tells Glenn. "There is no hope. There is no moving forward. You are doomed." Against unbelievable odds, Yeonmi escaped and eventually made it to New York City. Then, she went to Columbia University, where she couldn't believe how American students defined "oppression." She and Glenn discuss the ridiculousness of pronoun checks, the consequences of White House-led censorship, the importance of the Second Amendment, the authoritarianism of Big Tech, and the insanity of corporations' love affair with China. But even more shockingly, she explains her fear that where her new country is heading could be worse than what she escaped: "Even North Korea wasn't as crazy as American wokeism."

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Glenn Beck: Rand Paul was RIGHT to say Dr. Fauci LIED about gain-of-function

The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

Watch the video clip below:

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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