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Here’s What You Need to Know About the ‘Deep State’

The term ‘deep state’ — once considered conspiracy theorists’ nonsense — made it’s mainstream debut Tuesday evening when President Donald Trump tweeted the following:

President Trump’s widely publicized mention of a “deep state” lent credence to ongoing theories that there is a secret ‘state within the state’ that really calls the shots, and — as far as Trump is concerned — is working to bring him down.

So … is there really such a thing as the Deep State?

All this week, Glenn is back at the chalkboard to take an in-depth look into the Deep State. In previous episodes (see part 1 here and part 2 here), Glenn discussed the two types of deep state: the “monolithic” and the “large bureaucratic machine.” The monolithic deep state, the kind you’d find in books and movies, does exists in certain parts of the world like Turkey and Egypt, but does not exist here in the US.

However, the “large bureaucratic machine” type of deep state is very much alive and well in America and Glenn explains exactly how in this video clip from today’s episode. “It’s big government that has created what many people are referring to now as the deep state,” said Glenn. Later he added, “Secrecy and an overall lack of transparency gives fuel to this machine, the fuel that it needs to operate, but big government ultimately created it.”

Glenn starts by giving several examples of how “the machine” works, naming the three main groups that operate both within and outside the country:

  1. Political appointees
  2. Career civil servants
  3. Private contractors

He goes on to explain the part the following government entities play in creating “a deep state bureaucratic hell.”

  1. The National Security Council
  2. The Internal Revenue Service
  3. The Environmental Protection Agency
  4. The United States Agency for International Development

Watch the video clip above to learn more.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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INSANITY: High schooler ARRESTED after not wearing mask at school tells her story

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

To hear more from this conversation click here.

Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

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Jason Whitlock: Raiders coach fired by NFL as a ‘SIGNAL’ to others

Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden was forced to resign (fired) by the NFL on Monday due to 'misogynistic' and 'homophobic' language found in several of his old, private emails. But Jason Whitlock, sports writer and host of 'Fearless' on BlazeTV, tells Glenn that Gruden's words never should have resulted in his job lost: 'We should have accepted his apology and kept it moving.' But instead, Whitlock says the NFL chose to use Gruden as a 'signal' for all other employees who may oppose the football organization's current, far-left political stances: 'Taking over sports, taking over the NFL, is crucial to the goals of the left and what they're trying to do.'

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How an ‘orchestrated’ revolution is bringing America TO ITS KNEES

Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins Glenn to discuss his new book, 'The Dying Citizen.' He explains how America's hippies from the 1960s are the progressive elites running our institutions today and how their 'well orchestrated' moves have created a top-down revolution that's 'bringing us down to our knees.' So, what's the solution? Davis Hanson tells Glenn what we can do to push back against the far left today…

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Who Is More Evil: Government or Facebook? | Robby Soave | Ep 120

The Left and Right agree: Social media companies like Facebook are abusing their power — whether through censorship or harmful, groupthink-creating algorithms. But is the solution really more censorship and regulation, like government fearmongers and leftist "whistleblowers" have insisted? Glenn sits down with the senior editor at Reason, Robby Soave, who has a much more refreshing solution laid out in his latest book, "Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Future." Politicians have weaponized the fear we have about social media. So, maybe we should be looking at the positives. Glenn and Robby take a look at the (very familiar) history of tech panic and censorship, balance the consequences of changing Section 230, and expose the real threat to the future of free speech: Progressive tyranny entrenched in the old school media.