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So, What Can You Actually Do About the Deep State?

Continuing this week’s chalkboard series about the Deep State, (find clips from earlier episodes here, here, and here,) Glenn kicked off today’s episode by addressing the belief that — if there really is a deep state here in America — there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.

“I mean, if the president and congress can’t do anything to stand up to the Deep State, how can the average citizen hope to be able to stop it?” said Glenn. “Well, this is actually true in countries like Turkey that have a ‘monolithic deep state,’ but that’s not the kind of state we have here. We have a bureaucratic deep state. So the good news is, we do have the power to change all this, but it’s going to be hard.”

So, what can you do about the Deep State?

In this short clip from the full episode, Glenn took to the chalkboard to explain the three main things to push for in order to stop the overgrown bureaucratic machine we call deep state:

    1. Limit secrecy and encourage transparency
    2. Re-focus the media
    3. Scale back the bureaucracy

Limit secrecy

Foreseeing the growing threat of an out-of-control bureaucracy, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech to the American Newspaper Publishing Association in 1961. He made two important points:

The first warned against the dangers of secrecy within the government:

“We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.” ~ John F. Kennedy. 1961

The second was a call to re-focus the media:

“Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive … and that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment — the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution — not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not simply to give the public what it wants — but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities. To indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes to anger public opinion.” ~ John F. Kennedy. 1961

“Can you imagine a president saying that today?” asked Glenn, “He was actually challenging the media to call him out on his mistakes …. Wow, that is the job of the media, right?”

But the media doesn’t seem to have been doing their job in recent years — at least not according to public opinion. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 32 percent of today’s Americans say they trust the media. This is an all-time low in Gallup polling history.

“Without a media, how do we get answers? Who do we trust?” Glenn asked. “We must demand more from the media.”

Watch the video clip above to learn more.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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'Welcome to Anarchism, Glenn' | Michael Malice | Ep 121

Buckle up, this one is a wild ride. Author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and podcast host of "Your Welcome" Michael Malice wants to burn it all down, peacefully and with a smile. "My rights are NOT up for discussion," he tells Glenn. He explains why his version of America will save America. He and Glenn also discuss why corporate media is shrinking, why Boomers love Martin Luther King Jr., how Trump earned the spite vote, and why gun control is officially solved. But how does anarchism solve the China problem or potential nuclear threats? Somehow, he has the answer. He also tells Glenn how a concept like Blaze Media brought down the Soviet Union and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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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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