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Glenn: Liberals Are Finally Skeptical of Government – What’s Happening to the Right?

People who are afraid of the Trump administration should remember that big government is always a threat – regardless of who is in power.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has compared Japanese-Americans who were held in internment camps during World War II to people now who are protected by the DREAM Act. Under the Obama administration, people gave their information to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields illegal immigrants brought to America under the age of 16.

“Welcome to a new feeling for those of you on the left: skepticism of government. … It’s where we all should be,” Glenn said on radio Wednesday.

Some people who felt safe under President Barack Obama now feel threatened by President Donald Trump, and vice versa. Government with too much control over our lives always threatens to swing to the other extreme, depending on who is in control.

“This is the way it happens where there is a wild swing of power and you swing away from the Constitution, either right or left; it doesn’t matter,” Glenn said.

He added, “There are people on the right who don’t get it either; they are letting government grow under their guy.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

NANCY: The Japanese-American patriots in our country who were interned into camps during World War II. While their family members were fighting for freedom for America and for the world in World War II, they were in camps. And they came for me. And now they're coming for the Dreamers. This is something that -- we owe these dreamers for their patriotism, their courage, their optimism, to come forward.

GLENN: Welcome. Welcome to a new feeling for those of you on the left. Skepticism of government. Welcome. It's where we all should be.

This is the problem with big government. Trump announced that he might rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Since that time, there is a growing fear on the left that the information collected under this program might be used to find DACA recipients and deport them, or worse now, according to Nancy Pelosi.

There are 800,000 illegal immigrants who applied for temporary protection under the DACA program, that gave the government a ton of personal information: where they live, where they work, where they went to school. They gave them their photographs and fingerprints. They gave them everything.

Congratulations. Congratulations on trusting the government when your guy is in. See, this is the problem, and this is the way it happens when there is a wild swing of power and you swing away from the Constitution, either right or left. It doesn't matter. Power changes between the major parties. And that happens on a regular basis. And it's going to continue to happen unless we go into a new system. But for those who have preached that the government should not be entrusted or given access to your personal information, it's easy to say, "I told you so." But my better angels tell me this is an opportunity for all of us to learn. Because there are people on the right who don't get it either. They are allowing the government to grow under their guy.

There is a reason for separate, but equal branches of the government. There is a reason for checks and balances. There is a reason we don't concentrate power. And there is a reason for healthy skepticism of our government. Because all you have to do is say, "Okay. My guy has -- and it feels good, right? It feels good." But what happens when the next guy gets in?

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A pre-Inauguration Day plea: You wield MUCH more power than you know

Glenn has spent years teaching YOU — his audience — about the power of Martin Luther King, Jr. After nearly a year of witnessing chaos and turmoil both in the streets and now at our Capitol, we're all frustrated. We're angry. And we want to fight back. But Glenn says now, more than ever, we must refuse to engage with the darkness. We must be a light in the world, instead. MLK is one of the most powerful leaders America has ever seen, and he led some of the most profound changes too. He did it all nonviolently. As we approach Inauguration Day, and as the left HOPES you engage in chaos, never forget that like MLK — you wield MUCH more power than you know.

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Dan Bongino details behind-the-scenes 'SMEAR' against Parler

Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually VALUES free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one. Dan details what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

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YOU will be RESPONSIBLE for loss of rights if you riot

A new poster is circulating social media, calling for a record-breaking armed protest to take place across America on Inauguration Day. Here's Glenn's advice for those considering attendance: DON'T GO. No matter who is responsible for the poster or for any possible future chaos that may take place, the far left and the media WILL blame Trump supporters regardless of the facts. And because of that, if you attend and partake in rioting, you WILL be responsible for the loss of our rights that will come as a result. Don't go. But, listen to this clip to find out what Glenn thinks you SHOULD do on Inauguration Day instead…

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Parler exec speaks out against ‘unfair’ Big Tech throttle

Big Tech isn't making it easy for organizations outside of the left's coalition to survive. Amy Peikoff is the Chief Policy Officer for Parler — the social media platform now throttled by Amazon, Apple, and Google. She joins Glenn to discuss the recent moves made against Parler and how the company is fighting to move forward: "We're doing everything we can to save civil discourse on the Internet. I promise: We're on it."