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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America and we're strangely proud of that. Hello, you sick twisted freak. My name is Glenn Beck. And Mr. Karl Rove is on the phone with us. Karl, are you there?

ROVE: I'm here. We're number 3, we're number 3

GLENN: Do you know anybody who's proud of that? Karl, let me

ROVE: There's a lot to be proud in that

GLENN: Really?

ROVE: Yeah.

GLENN: Number 2 works harder, is always looking behind him saying who's going to knock me off. I figure nobody ever gets up in the morning and says, man, I'm going to beat number 3 today.

ROVE: You'd be surprised. There are lots of people that would love to be number 3, and moving up rapidly.

GLENN: Okay. So Karl, do you mind if I share what my recollection is of a conversation that we had off the air about, I don't know, a month or so ago?

ROVE: Sure, go ahead. Clean it up, though. No profane language.

GLENN: My recollection is that we were talking and I said to you, Karl, how much more can we take? How many more body blows to our economy can we take, especially with these out of control deficits? And you said, Glenn, my real concern if I remember right is if we check in July and we see that our deficit is at or above $1 trillion, we are really in trouble.

ROVE: That's close, yes. The trillion dollar mark, if you are projecting the deficit of $1.8 trillion for the fiscal year as the administration is, you are going to hit a trillion sometime; the question's when. What I was worried about is July 15th's what's called the MSR, Mid Session Review. If we had hit a trillion significantly before that, the middle of July, then we're in trouble. And the latest deficit projection is that we crossed the trillion mark, you know, a week or so ago.

GLENN: And we were $1.1.

ROVE: 1.1.

GLENN: Right.

ROVE: Which means that I would not be surprised that in essence tomorrow or the day after that the Mid Session Review comes out with a number that bumps up that $1.8 trillion deficit number. And the reason

GLENN: To what?

ROVE: The reason that we crossed the trillion dollar mark is the pace of government spending and then a decline in revenues through less economic growth. And what I'm worried about is that the spending is not simply the stimulus. The stimulus has yet to kick in, a lot of it. What it has to do, the normal and ordinary function of government, remember congress passed an expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program, SCHIP and it passed the so called omnibus. Last year Bush said, look, I'm going to limit spending to this amount of money. We had a $391 billion discretionary budget in the previous fiscal year. For FY '09 congress said we're going to limb it to 393. Congress said we want more than that. So what we'll do is pass a half year budget, hope we elect a Democrat and add spending onto it which is exactly what they did in January. All of those things point to chronic increases in discretionary domestic spending not just this year but in future years which means the deficits are going to stay high.

GLENN: Okay. So how much are we now projecting that our deficit will be, do you think? If they were projecting $1.8, we're halfway through and we're at $1.1, we should have been under a trillion dollars. So are we looking over $2 trillion now?

ROVE: Well, that's why we need to rely on the propeller heads and the in other words who calculate these things but my back of the envelope scratchings that we're going to end of significantly to $1.9 trillion and I would not be surprised to see us close in on $2 trillion

GLENN: All right. There's a Morgan Stanley report out that says our deficits will likely average as much as 6% of GDP through 2019. The debt will be 82% of GDP by then, by 2019, a doubling over the next decade. They say that because of what the government is doing now, deficits and debt will rise even sharply, more sharply after 2019 because of, we all know that Medicare and Medicaid and everything else is I mean, is just not workable and we've always known that 2019, 2018 area is when that thing collapses and goes into the red. So they are saying that we're going to have 82% of our GDP will be debt and then it gets bad.

ROVE: Well, and look. This is a rosy projection. Remember the administration's own projections call for the deficit to be, I think it's about 86% the national debt to be 86% of GDP by 2019. The administration's own projections, which are even you know, which are rosy, not as rosy as the ones you just mentioned say we will double the size of the national debt in the first five years of the Obama administration and a second term if he gets one and triple it, nearly triple it in 10 years. And that's their plan. That's not their you know, that's not the, "Oh, we're fearful of this, therefore we're taking steps to stop it." That's as a result of them increasing spending. And I frankly think it's going to be even worse than that. Let me give you one example. The budget, the federal education budget for elementary and secondary education for the Department of Education was last year roughly $40 billion. The stimulus plan doubled it. It gave $41 billion as part of the educational department in one year which means the budge goes from $40 billion roughly to $81 billion. Now, who next January when they start voting on the budget for FY '11, who is going to sit down and say, you know what, I voted for the budget and the stimulus and that left our education department budget at $81 billion. Oh, and that $41 billion we gave for stimulus, oh, that was a one time thing. So I'm going to vote for budget and go home and have my opponent be able to say he voted to cut the education budget in half. And that's going to be repeated ad nauseam throughout the government. My back of the envelope scratching showed that FY '08 Bush budget discretionary spending was $391 billion. Bush proposed $393 billion for FY '09. The Democrats omnibus kicks it actually up somewhere north of $408 billion. I think by next year we should not be surprised to see a discretionary domestic baseline for the budget of in the high 500s or the low 600s. It could be as high as $700 billion. Depends on how the budgeteers write it.

GLENN: Okay.

ROVE: You're stunned.

GLENN: You know what, because it absolutely makes sense. You are exactly right. I never even thought of why they were putting this one year stimulus money into these programs, but you're absolutely right. No politician is going to be able to say, "I cut the budget by 50%" and get away with it unless this country is on such fire that and everybody is awake and says, "You're damn right, and you should have cut it by 80%."

ROVE: Right.

GLENN: But I don't know if that's going to happen. So Karl, two questions. The first one, I know you are an optimistic guy and believe it or not, I am, too, as long as we allow entrepreneurs, as long as we allow Americans to solve their own damn problems. But we're coming closer and closer to erasing the entrepreneurial spirit. We are becoming closer. We're moving rapidly to the same kind of entrepreneurship that is in Europe, which doesn't exist in Europe! So how do we, A, solve this quickly enough before the people in Washington absolutely snuff out everything that made America strong?

ROVE: Well, unfortunately in the short run our only option is to fight and stop. Stop cap and trade tax and energy tax. It would absolutely devastate our economy. Stop the healthcare reform with a public option. You know, if we were to pass a government run health plan that would compete with private industry, government can set prices, undercut the private plans, collapse the private insurance market, they would have a willing partner in a lot of big business. If you are a big business, you want to have be able to shift that cost off to the you know, so what, you know. Pass it on to the individual. Big businesses. Big businesses understand that the cost of any kind of healthcare reform involves a public plan and a government takeover of healthcare is going to be largely paid by increased income taxes paid by individuals, not by increased business taxes. So if you are a General Electric or some big enterprise, you know, your CEO may have his Chief Financial Officer in there saying this is a good deal because it shifts the cost from us to the American taxpayer and we businesses won't be tagged as hard as the individual American taxpayer; this will improve our balance sheet. Now, small businesses understand better, particularly since so many small businesses pay on the individual tax rates, that this is going to devastate small business. We've got to stop things. That's not enough

GLENN: That gets hang on. But that gets to my second question. Karl, I don't know if you have the ability anymore, because you're Karl Rove, to actually talk to regular people, but regular people are tired. They don't know what to do.

I was giving a speech on Saturday. I was at a fundraiser and I said, you have got to stand up; our very existence is at stake here. You've got to stand up. And a guy up in a balcony, he shouted down, he said, "We call; they don't listen to us! What do we do!" How would you answer that?

ROVE: Well, they do. First of all, call and be respectful but call. Find out the district director's name of your congressman or senator in your area and call them by name. Write a letter to the member of congress. Show up when they come to your area.

I got an e mail the area day from an old friend of mine, lives down in Panama City, Florida. Congressman Allen Boyd, a so called blue dog who voted for the cap and trade energy check showed up you the Gulf Coast Community College and 300 people showed up to protest him and they were so vociferous in their comments I hope they were respectful but they were so pointed in their opposition to the energy tax that he did not take questions at his so called open house town hall meeting and he left through the back door. And I mean, he got the message. And look, I still believe in the power of the American people.

GLENN: So do I.

ROVE: I believe that if the American people stand up as they did at the tea parties, that was a powerful signal. And if you don't think members of congress heard about that, then you cannot explain why 40 some odd Democrats voted against the energy taxes because guys who were in vulnerable districts remember, there are 60 let's see. There are 63 members of the House whose districts were carried by George Bush twice. There are 49 members of the House who are Democrats whose seat was carried by John McCain. You've got to be damn nervous if you are one of those 70 some odd total people who are sitting there saying, you know what, my district was carried by the Republicans in the presidential race, I'm a Democrat and I'm voting for this silly stuff that's going to get me beat. So I believe in the power of the American people.

Now, am I a little bit more scared than I was two weeks ago and a heck of a lot more scared than I was five months ago? You bet I am. As I go around the country and guess what. I do run into ordinary people as I do. I'm going today to Iowa and then I'm going to be in Missouri and then I'm going to be in Texas and then this weekend I'm going to be out in West Texas. Wherever I go people come up to me and say I'm frightened for my country. And I try and reassure them because I do have confidence in America, but I've got to tell you the radicalness of this agenda and sort of the arrogance about what they are doing to us

GLENN: Wait, wait. I don't what was that?

ROVE: A little badly pronounced French. Parlez vous francais?

GLENN: No, and proud of it.

ROVE: No, no, remember there's a conservative who's the president of France.

GLENN: Right. Yeah, I love him, too. Okay, so Karl, look. I have the same belief in America because I believe in the American people. And maybe this stuff does matter because I just said to Karl Rove and 8 million people what one guy stood up and yelled at me, you know, from a balcony. So I guess it does make a difference, but I really think that we're approaching a point that I warned against two years ago, that if the people in Washington don't stop injuring the people and start listening to the people, we're entering a dangerous time. And it really frightens me because that will spiral out of control like crazy. It will push these control freaks in Washington, I mean it will move their agenda, you know, at hyperspeed. You disagree?

ROVE: I don't well, I might disagree on the edges, but the bottom, the fundamental point is this: If what you're saying, and I think this is what you're saying: If they pass certain kinds of policies, it tips us over. If they pass a government run takeover of the healthcare plan, of our healthcare in America, it's going to be hard to undo that. There's a lot that we can do. They raise taxes, we can lower taxes. They put in place regulations, we can change regulations. But if they put in place some of these fundamental game changes that make us look like a European social democracy, it's very hard to undo it.

GLENN: Are you one of the guys that believes that this talk about a global dollar or a new reserve currency or Al Gore last week saying, you know, this cap and trade is great because it's going to give us the infrastructure of a global government, are you one of these guys that thinks that this is all just hype or that some of these countries mean dump the dollar maybe not today, but we need to get out of the dollar because these guys are trashing it?

ROVE: I don't think we look, I believe in a strong American currency. I think it's, you know, look, the ordinary person's not capable of sort of making great judgments about what currency to invest in. So I'd like to stay focused on getting the right kind of policy to keep the American dollar strong. But you are right, whoever controls the money controls the policy and if we surrender control of America's currency to an international agency or to an international alliance, it's a problem. You know, we led the world in setting rules for international trade and finance in the aftermath of World War II, and it served the world well and it was based around the U.S. dollar. I think that

GLENN: How about surrendering the control of the dollar to the Fed which, should the Fed, should the bill on transparency for the Fed pass?

ROVE: Well, look, we made that decision in 1912. Frankly it was to our advantage to have a strong central bank. If you look at the history of the American currency during the 19th century, there were erratic swings in its value. We had because we did not have a strong central bank that could sort of iron out the wild swings we had, you know, boom and bust where we didn't need to have it.

GLENN: But that's not the question. I disagree with that, but that's not the question. The question is should there be transparency?

ROVE: Absolutely. There should be more transparency. I mean, I do want the bankers to be able to move rapidly with some opaqueness for a period of time. But over the long haul the actions of the bank have to be transparent, and I'm troubled frankly about the dramatic expansion of the balance sheet of the Fed, the things that they have done in order to stabilize the economic system, the banking system are going to have to be paid for at some point. If you are keeping interest rates as low as they are, at some point interest rates are going to need to rise. If you have the balance sheet of the Fed Ex up and downed and balloon so rapidly, at some point you are going to have to begin to pull in and to deleverage and, you know, leveraging up may help but deleveraging is going to hurt.

GLENN: Yeah, okay. Karl Rove, thank you very much, I appreciate it, sir.

ROVE: You bet.

GLENN: And safe travels.

ROVE: Thank you, sir.

GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said Deadline.com.

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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It’s now common knowledge that America’s mainstream media will do what it can to help the Democrat Party. But a recent op-ed from The Washington Post just took far-left pandering to a whole new level. The article, titled ‘Here’s what voters will get if they cast their ballots based on gas prices,’ tells Americans Democrats are NOT to blame for our sky-high inflation rates and gas prices: ‘There are relatively few tools that the president and Congress can deploy to help boost oil production or moderate overall inflation.’ HOLY COW, Glenn says. In this clip, he unveils the rest of The Washington Post’s INSANE Democrat defense, and he asks and important question: How do they sleep at night?!

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GLENN: Here we are with the Washington Post. And they have a new very important piece out today. That says, here's what voters will get. If you cast your ballot based on a gas price. Okay? Americans are mad about inflation. They're especially outraged that the gasoline average now is $5 a gallon, nationwide. And history suggests that they may act on that furor. By voting the bums out. But voters should think carefully about what they'll get, if they cast their ballot, base on a gas price. Have you ever -- ever heard this, ever before?

The unexpected inflation tends to cause voters to punish incumbents at the polls. Yeah. Exactly like it's supposed to. The cost of gasoline looms especially large in the public consciousness. If also weighs heavily on presidential approval ratings. But the president doesn't have some super-secret special dial on his desk, that can adjust gas prices. But many voters believe otherwise. Well, let me just give you the rundown on the history of this. Because it seems ironic coming to the press. 1996, the press reported, not Clinton's fault. It's capitalism, and Newt Gingrich's fault. Then 2000. Bush blames Clinton. But it's really Bush's fault. This is typical of an administration that refuses to accept responsibility. Here's another one from CNN. 2001. It's Bush's fault. Then 2004. It's all Bush's fault. Then 2008. It's Bush's and Cheney's fault. Then CNN 2012. Stop blaming Obama. It's not his fault. Then in 2012. Sure, gas prices are high. But it's not as bad as you think. CNN, 2012. America, quit whining about high gas prices. 2018, it's Trump's fault. 2020, now it's Trump's fault. Low oil prices are causing oil company bankruptcies. Then CNN 2021, Biden can't do anything about it. It's not his fault. Okay. All right.

So back to the Washington Post. Republicans hope this widespread confusion will turn the midterms into a referendum on painful economic conditions. And by extension, Democratic leadership. They're counting on voters to protect their homes and dreams. Including their wildest fantasies about cheaper gas. I don't know about you, but I'm not thinking of, you know, the people behind the counter at the gas station all dressed up in something Lacey and revealing. It's not exactly a fantasy for me. You know, gas prices, being low. No. We had that just a year and a half ago. I don't know if anybody else noticed. But when Trump was in, we were for the first time in my lifetime, energy independent. We didn't have to worry about Saudi Arabia, or anybody else. Because we were independent and had cheap gas. For the first time in my life. And who got that done? Oh. Donald Trump.

But wait a minute. He doesn't have any levers to do that, does he? Hmm. There are relatively few tools, said the Washington Post, that the president and Congress can deploy to help boost oil production. What?

Here's an idea. End ESG. End the administration's war on oil. Here's another idea. You really want to get rid of oil? Fine. Get rid of oil. But how about we take a quick break. How about we just break for a minute, slow this down, until we have the other things that are going to replace oil. They also can't control or moderate overall inflation. Isn't that what the Federal Reserve's job is -- that is -- that is their only job. I know they've taken on so much more. That is their job. Their job is to keep inflation under control.

Well, the things that they do have, probably won't make a huge dent in price growth. But they could help a little on the margin. Unfortunately, these are not the things that either party is proposing right now. Democrats are grandstanding about greed, and considering silly stuff such as export bans and price controls. Meanwhile, by the way, those price controls won't seem silly when they happen. Republicans demagogue about President Biden's supposed war on fossil fuels. And socialism. His supposed war on fossil fuels.

That's what he campaigned on. Washington Post says, neither party has a serious plan for dealing with inflation. Overall, or gas prices, specifically. You know what, we don't need the Republican Party. All you need to do is just listen to the people. Are we a republic? Do we have representatives of the people? Because I can tell you, most of the people in America would say, you know what, let's start producing more of our oil. Most of America would say, I want to go green, if we can. That's great. But let's not sacrifice ourself on the God of global warming. I would like the country to continue. I would like my children to be able to eat. Oh. And inflation, here's an idea. Stop spending money. You don't have it. No one is borrowing it. Nobody is giving us the money anymore. We're borrowing it from the fed. Meaning, we're just printing more. Assuming that Russia's war in Ukraine continues to disrupt every energy market, that is such bullcrap, I can't take it. Then voters realistically face a choice, between high gas prices and the rest of Democratic agenda. War, high gas prices, and the rest of the Republican agenda. So what it's worth. Let's consider what the rest of the agenda is, for each party: Biden and fellow Democrats once promised a cradle-to-grave expansion of the safety net. Plus, measures intended to combat climate change.

Love or hate this program, I very much like it. But it's no longer terribly relevant to the choices the voters face this November. Yes, it is. Climate change. That's what's causing all of this. This, and the hostile takeover of the free market, through something called The Great Reset. But Democrat infighting has considerably scaled back their ambitions. Giving constraints laid out by senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Who wield critical votes for getting anything done. Democrats have at best had a shot at more modest packages, focused on climate, prescription drugs, and maybe some tax increases on high earners and corporations. But what do the Republicans stand for? Their national leaders won't say. Yeah. I know.

Keep it secret. You know why? Because our national leaders agree with a lot of this stuff, that is going on with the Democratic Party. They don't represent the people. Anyway, even when asked directly, they keep it secret. Their state level rising stars are mostly focused on fighting with Mickey Mouse and drag queens. Really? Are we? Is that how you put it? When -- when our parents are called terrorists for saying, hey. I don't want this Marxist and sex stuff in school.

You dismiss it by saying, we're fighting with Mickey Mouse in drag queens. But if you look at G.O.P. actions taken over the last several years. Including, when they had unified control of the federal government. You get a sense of what Republicans are likely to prioritize. Republicans mostly seem to care about tax cuts for the wealthy. And corporations.

Don't even start with corporations. Do you think the corporations are the friend of anyone, who is on the right? Anyone who doesn't believe in all of this progressive bullcrap? I mean, check the ad campaigns. But if you look at the G.O.P. actions, they just want to find ways to repeal Obamacare. Or otherwise reduce access to health care. Huh. For example, by slashing Medicaid. I know. As somebody who has voted Republican, and I myself am not a Republican. Because I don't want to be tainted with the -- with the -- with the smell of all of the death. But I am all for cutting back on -- I say, we close hospitals, in poor areas. You know, let's just close them down. Kids' medicine. Please, at any time if they're defective. Oh, wait a minute. That sounds like a progressive agenda. They only care about installing judges, who will roll back reproductive rights. Hey, listen to this. They care about supporting a president, who has used the powers of the state, to further his own political and financial interests. Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. Let me give you a couple of quick stories here. Just to -- I just -- let me just point them out real quick here. Story number one. Headline. Buttigieg says the fed -- the feds have power to airlines to hire more workers, amid travel delays. Let me see here. I remember the republic -- or, the Democrats were very upset at Ronald Reagan. Because he forced union workers to go back into work, so we could keep the skies open, because none of them would work the control towers. So they had a real problem with that. Buttigieg is saying, he can tell the airlines, you don't have enough workers. Hire them.

Where, in the Constitution can you find that? That's fascism. Oh, here's the other. This one from the Washington Examiner. Biden's bid to expand Obamacare. The Biden administration is unlawfully trying to expand Obamacare. The Internal Revenue Service has published a proposed regulation. That would make an additional 5 million people eligible for premium subsidies. The IRS proposal is unlawful, but the administration will do it anyway. Here's the background. Obamacare statute created premium subsidies for people who buy insurance through exchanges. Congress restricted those subsidies for people with low and moderate incomes. Or at no other source of health insurance. In addition to Medicare and Medicaid recipients, 155 million Americans with job-based coverage are prohibited from claiming the credits.

The law carved out one exception. If a company plan required a full-time employee to contribute more than 9.5 percent of household income for self only coverage. Then the worker and his or her family members are eligible for the subsidies. So this has gone back and forth with Congress. And they won't do it. Because it will add $45 billion to the deficit. Just in the next ten years. It's called the family glitch. The urban institute, estimates the regulation would reduce the number of uninsured, by around 190,000. Because why? At an average cost of $4.5 billion, taxpayers are going to pay 23,000. 684, per newly insured person each year. Which is kind of not so good. So it would never pass Congress. And so now the IRS is going to do it, even though they know it's illegal. So what is it they care about supporting a president who used the powers of the state, to further his own political and financial interests? Financial interests, China. Please.

They care about supporting a president, whose few purported diplomatic achievements. Few? Few? The world was headed towards peace. The Middle East was having peace. Like I've never seen in my lifetime. In retrospect, they largely look like an excuse to meet potential investors who can might fund Trump aides' new private equity. Are you kidding me? This guy who is schlepping his son with him, everywhere he goes. And you're blaming this on Trump?

They care about defending at all costs, a president who cheered on the mob. Seeking to hang his own vice president. Speaking of mobs, how about the people who are threatening to kill our Supreme Court justices? Because that kind of sounds like the same thing to me. And what is the White House saying? Nothing. What are the Democrats doing? Reluctantly voting to give the Supreme Court justices and their family security. And then they have this one. And then they care about undermining the integrity of our election system. And overturning the will of the voters. If and when tallies don't go their own way. Oh, my gosh. I think I'm going to start vomiting blood. I mean, holy cow. Election deniers are already laying the groundwork to overturn the will of the voters in the future. Through legal and administrative changes at the state and federal levels. They're only changing it back to what it was. The special exemption for covid!

Oh. I can't -- I mean, how do they even -- how do they sleep at night? How do they sleep at night? Well, I guess if it's in the winter, they probably sleep well. Because it's very warm in hell.

Juneteenth — a new federal holiday that commemorates news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching slaves in Texas — is only NOW being recognized by progressives, Glenn says, because they believe they can use it against the Republican Party. And the story Glenn shares in this clip — one that reveals the original colonies’ true feelings about slavery — proves it. Because if the far-left TRULY cared about commemorating the end of slavery and all those who stood against it, then why is THIS story never taught in schools?

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GLENN: The Washington Post writes a story in 1903. A black man walked into an office in a small town in Texas, seeking any news, about whether slavery had ended.In 1903? He's walking. Excuse me? The earnest inquiry from the man, who had been forced to labor without pay came more than 48 years after Major General Gordon Granger landed on Galveston Island, Texas, with more than 2,000 federal soldiers to deliver the belated news of freedom to the enslaved black people in Texas. Word of the -- the end of bondage for more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, arrived June 19teenth. 1865. Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Despite the clear instructions in general order number three, and the announcement that day, by Granger's men that the people in Texas, that in accordance with the proclamation from the executive of the United States, all slaves are free. Now, this is a real -- this was a real problem in Texas. You know, it's a state in rebellion. A state that believes in slavery. And, you know, surprise, surprise, these guys didn't want to tell their slaves, oh, you're free. Because the president we're fighting against just freed you. It's not really surprising, but it's horrible. Enslavers across the state resisted the general's order, hiding the news from the enslaved black people. Many black people were forced to continue the labor, under the oppression. Of ruthless enslavers and unscrupulous plantation owners. Last year, President Biden signed a bill to represent Juneteenth as a holiday. On Thursday, in advance of the holiday, human rights activist installed 150-foot pan African flag garden in the ellipse, south of the White House.

Now, why would -- why would we do this? Now, the South had their own flag. American had Olds this year. America had the Stars and Stripes. They had the stars and bars.

Excuse me? Why would we celebrate this, by flying another flag. Why would we do that? By the way, do we know who the first Republican president of the G.O.P. was? In Texas.

Yeah. He was a black guy. Isn't that weird. Isn't that weird?

This is only being recognized now because the progressives think that they can use it against the Republican Party. Because people are uneducated. People in this -- in this country, are -- and I've got -- I'm sorry.

But my -- I have come to a new conclusion about the American people. Many of them are dumb as a box of rocks. And I don't know if you've ever had a conversation with a box of rocks. But it doesn't go well. And the American people have been dumbed down and dumbed down, and intentionally misled. And great portions of our history. And things that you need to know, just to survive, not being taught in schools. So in honor of Juneteenth. I brought something in from the Mercury vaults. This is the declaration by the representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress assembled. This is the rough draft of the -- of the Declaration of Independence. In Thomas Jefferson's own hand. Oh, my gosh. Glenn Beck. How could you possibly. How could you possibly quote Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence? I mean, Thomas Jefferson, all men are created equal. Yeah. Tom. Except for all those slaves. Right? That's the argument. Where are they in the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson. So this is -- again, the first draft in his own hands writing. It's four pages long. And if you happen to be watching on TheBlaze, you'll see that there are corrections and things marked out and language changed. And you'll see, just like in a Word doc, it will say B. Franklin. Or it will say, it's left pretty much the same. So the first part of it is, you know, when in the course of human events, they're basically saying, you know, look, we're going to break up. And we think, because we tried to be decent people. We think if we're going to break up with somebody, we should tell them why. And they had the other option of going, hey, King George. It's not you. It's us. But, no, no, no. We decided, we should tell him, it is you. It is you.

We really actually -- love you. We want to be with you. But you won't listen to us.

So in this breakup letter, we call the Declaration of Independence, we tell him. Look, we think that just basic decency requires us to tell us -- to tell you what happened. And the first thing we want to tell you, is you don't need us. We're -- we believe in different things. There are things that we hold self-evident that you don't. And we think these are really important. So when we break up from you, we're going to go and we're going to -- we're going to do our own country. But we want to tell you what we're creating. And what it is that we believe that we've been trying to tell you. We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal. And endowed by their creator, certain unalienable rights. And among these, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And this is where it gets sticky. And that to secure these rights, government are his instituted among men. Drawing their just powers from the consent of the governed. Nobody had ever done that before. Nobody had ever thought that before. Completely a new idea.

Can you imagine the king reading this, and going, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. You're telling me, that you actually believe that you, a farmer, an underling, you're equal to me, the king? And that God gave you the same rights, he gives to me?

And that government is going to be -- the people in government are going to be voted on, by the people. People like you! And the government is instituted to protect your rights, against people like me? It's an incredible thought. Incredible thought. So he goes on, and he explains what we're going to create. This is our mission statement, as a nation. And like mission statements, usually about it, they're very, very lofty, and hard to obtain. But it's what drives a company. And if you have a company that's been in business for 250 years, you're going to have some problems with that business. And its history. You're going to see, oh, wow. That company really went out of whack here. Walt Disney right now. He's spinning in his grave. You can make chair rails. And chairs. And brutal sticks on his body. He's spinning so fast, he's like a lathe. But they've lost it before. They lost it in the 1980s. Not like this. But they come back. I don't know if Disney is going to be able to survive the comeback this time. But the question is: Are we? So we have this mission statement. And this is what Martin Luther King said in his -- in his great I have a dream speech. He's like, America! It's in your own documents. Just live up to those things. So he spells it all out. And then he says, and we need to tell you, that it's not us. It is you. And these are called usurpations. And it's two and a half pages of just quick, one line. He refused to pass the laws of accommodation for accommodation for large districts of people. Okay? So that's one of them. And he'll just -- they just list all of these. And, again, it's about two and a half pages. And they're all one or two, maybe three lines at most. But in the usurpation section, the last paragraph, and it's half a page, is one usurpation. So we've always wondered, how could Thomas Jefferson -- how could you possibly quote that racist, bigot slave owner, who only cared about money. He would write beautiful things. But then he would do the opposite, he had slaves. And he didn't even point out, that all men are created equal. That includes the slaves that are men. Right? Ask yourself when I read this to you, why you didn't learn this in history. Halfway down the second page, this actually, the third page, second of the usurpations, the last usurpation comes. The last thing that the king did that they could not tolerate, that they had to break up. And it says, and I quote. The king has waged cruel war against nature itself. Violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty. In the persons of a distant people. Who never offended him. Captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere. Or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. So he's either talking about the slaves here, from Africa, and saying, the king brought him over here. Or he's what? Talking about Willy Wonka and the oompa loompas. He's clearly talking about the slaves, that the king brought to America. This parodical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel, underlined -- infidel powers -- is the warfare of the printed and underlined Christian king of Great Britain. Determined to keep an open market. Where men capitalized. Where men should be bought and sold.

He has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or restrain this horrible commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors, might want no fact of distinguished die. He is now executing -- or no. He's now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us. To purchase that liberty of which, he underline, has deprived them of. By murdering the people on whom he has also offended -- offended.

Thus, paying off former crimes committed against the liberty of one people, with crimes he wages for them to commit, against the lives of another. He goes on, and how many times they've tried to end slavery. And all of the times, he frustrates it. Twists it. Refuses to let it pass.

So an entire paragraph is taking down the king. This is -- it's clear when reading this. At least with Thomas Jefferson, this is the most important reason, we broke away. This had to be unanimous. This declaration. Or the king would weasel his way between the colonies. And break them apart. So every line of this rough draft, had to be voted on. So we are such a horrible, racist, we only cared about money. And oppression. How many of the 13 colonies. Voted against that paragraph. I'll give that to you here, in 60 seconds. First, Tunnel2Towers. It is a great foundation. This is -- the Tunnel2Towers was started right after the World Trade Center collapsed. And they wanted to help the families out of everybody that had a mortgage and lost their lives. They wanted to make sure that they could take care of them. Then they wanted to make sure that they could take care of all the firefighters. And all the police. So Tunnel2Towers was founded. And they wanted to help America's heroes and their families. So if somebody like those guys who ran up the stairs, didn't come back. You know, on their fire fighting job, or their police job. If they had small children, if they were left behind, and the family had a mortgage, Tunnel2Towers would pay off the mortgage to take that off their hands. Then it expanded to the military. And now they're just doing phenomenal things. Phenomenal. Mortgage-free smart homes, for those who are critically injured. And can't live a normal life. And now operation home base. They're giving tiny homes to homeless veterans. These people live what they say, and are meeting their mission expectations, every single day. Our nation's heroes. People who put their lives on the line for us. Need your help. Help today. Can you donate $11 a month, at T2T.org. That's T2T.org. Eleven dollars a month. I know how hard it is, that you're scraping everything together, just to get gas. But this will make a huge difference. And help us become people of merit. It is T2T.org. Join them now. Ten-second station ID.

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So how many states actually voted against that paragraph. Out of the 13 colonies, how many? Two. It was South Carolina, and Georgia.

Those two were the only two that voted against. That means, 11 states wanted this horror show of states to stop. But they couldn't. They could not be split on that. If the king could have Georgia and South Carolina, he could break up the whole movement. So they -- they dropped that. But did you know that if New England itself, New York and everything north, New England, if that were a country, and not part of England, it was -- if it was independent, it would have been 50 years, before the British banned slavery. They were so far ahead of their time. This is the first area that banned slavery like that. A massive -- that was the United States of America, for the most part. And they were 50 years ahead of everyone else. How come we don't get credit for that? How come the 11 states that voted against slavery, don't get credit for that? Because of a political agenda.

And in states like Texas and elsewhere, as soon as people got voting rights, the Klan came around and tried to disarm people.

Well, what a surprise, the same party that did that to black people are now trying to disarm the United States of America and all on her citizens. They found a new way to do it. Coerce companies and tell them they have to stop making ammo. The White House denies this. We have the evidence, that it's happening.