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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, this is the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. There's a ton going on. I want to play a little bit of Chris Matthews just to show you what's coming in our country. I don't know if anybody has seen the commercial that is running, being run now by the Obama campaign where it shows a black man walking down the street and it says, "It happened to him in 1958. It happened to him again in 1960, and John McCain is making sure that it happens to him again." And they are comparing the 1950s and the disenfranchisement of African-Americans to the ACORN situation. That is an outrage. Race is being played. If you'll notice, the Republicans and the conservatives are not playing the race card. We are trying to point out that the man is a Marxist, not a black man. A Marxist. I would be pointing this out if Kucinich were running. The man is a Marxist. But it's all about race. It's all about distancing ourselves from each other. It is all about sowing the seeds of hatred. That's what it's about. And we've got to stop this.

You know, I saw a story today, I saw a story today that Elisabeth Hasselbeck gets more death threats than anyone on The View. This is what Whoopi Goldberg said. Politically we couldn't be more opposite, but I respect her tremendously. The truth is we couldn't have an important dialogue without Elisabeth. First of all, The View, you are not having an important dialogue. It's not that we have to agree. It's important that we have the conversation. Yes. The conversation is important, but the conversation is going away. The conversation.

Think of Al Gore. By the way, have you noticed how cold it is lately. Jeez, I'm glad we stopped that global warming. Oh, no, we haven't done anything yet. Anyway, think about Gore. "The debate is over." If you don't agree with global warming after all of the money that Al Gore spent, after all of the biggest campaign of all time... up until Barack Obama, to convince the world that global warming is happening only S, only 18% believe it's global warming and it's manmade. But the discussion is over. This is the kind of stuff that is coming.

Listen to Chris Matthews last night on MSNBC. Barack Obama buys his way in an unprecedented ad. It used to be that only an act of God or rain would delay the world series. Last night Dodd delayed the world series. Barack Obama bought an ad. So what did Chris Matthews have to say after this? Now remember, MSNBC is not the mainstream. It's the left. But that's who's about to get a hold of your country, the people that feel the way that Keith Olbermann feels about your country. The angry bitter, twisted "Damn this country" is the kind of person that is about to get a hold of this country, and you know it in your gut if you just listen to Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama is the window into Barack Obama.

Now, listen. After a half hour of policy that CBS just dismantled and took apart and said he's not telling you the truth. In fact, one of my favorite lines from the day comes from the Associated Press. The Associated Press is talking about Barack Obama. It talks about how it is disjointed. I'm looking for the actual quote. Shoot, I don't have it. Do you have it, Joe, the actual quote from the first? The first line in the Associated Press. I'll get it for you. The first line in the Associated Press story is that it is disconnected from the truth. Hard to find in last night's, in last night's commercial. But here, instead of going in, what did he talk about, what are his policies, here is what Chris Matthews said.

MATTHEWS: Yeah, you know, I've always said this to people who are tough on the racial front. And, you know, everybody grows up in their own way and I'm not passing moral judgment on anybody and I know we all grow up in this country which is so, you know, bothered by race and we just don't to different degrees. Just think about it if you are examining your conscience. What do you want black people to do? Do you want them to grow up well, raise their kids well, pay attention to their kids, raise them well.

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop, stop. What do you want black people to do? "I don't know. I'm not -- I mean, I -- "Stu, what's on your list of things for black people to do, I mean besides drink in a separate water fountain?

STU: Yeah, of course. It shockingly is very similar to what I want everyone else to do.

GLENN: Exactly what Bill Cosby's message was, which Bill Cosby was run out of the black community because he says "This is what you should do." Remember, the people that ran Bill Cosby and called him a race-traitor for pointing out, hey, there's problems; hey, this should be fixed; there's problems, people who ran him out of the black community are the people that are about to take your country in a chokehold. So you are right. I said to Bill Cosby over and over again, "Bill, say it, please say it to the white people as well. It's not just a black problem." African-Americans are leading that problem in many ways. Why? Because the Democrats need to keep people in poverty. They are enslaving their policies. The progressive policies enslave people. They become a nanny state. And if you like progressive, well, then you're going to love prohibition, because it was the Progressives that brought us prohibition. Why? Because... they know better.

So what is it? Keep going on with his list of what you want black people to do.

MATTHEWS: Accept your responsibility as a parent, do everything right. This family has done everything you've asked them to do. What more do you want?

GLENN: Stop. What more do you want? This family, Barack Obama's family has done everything you asked them to. I'm not asking them to do anything. Their country asks them to do, their God asks them to do things. I'm not asking them. I'm not in a position to ask anybody to do anything. You do what you want. I ask you to look to your God and your country, your Constitution for guidance. Be an American. So what is it you've asked? What more do you want?

MATTHEWS: Before you are going to vote for a black guy, what more do you want? The guy's done everything. He's been a good father, a good citizen, he's paid attention to his country, he's devoted his life to his own community back in the south side of Chicago, he's taught people how to be, how to behave, he's done everything right.

GLENN: Stop. He's taught people how to be and how to behave. My gosh, what more do you want? Give this guy a break.

I don't know, here's what I'd like. How about some policies that I agree with. That's all I want. That's all I want, you know? I'm not going to -- I'm not going to elect people based on, hey, look, hey, they taught people how to be, how to behave. He hasn't taught people how to behave. What is he teaching in ACORN? What is he teaching in his own party? You want to talk to people and tell them how to behave? Stand up! Stand up, Barack Obama, and demand that Charlie Rangel excuses himself and gets the hell out of congress. Here's a guy who was in charge of the ways and means committee. He writes the damn tax code, and nobody's asking for his resignation. Nobody's asking. A man who has written the tax code and he has falsified his own taxes. I'd go to jail for that. You want to teach people how to be and behave? Start with your own damn party. You want to talk about love and compassion, start with your own damn family. Don't take money from me and give it to ACORN! Don't take money from me and give it to somebody else that can't get the frickin' order right at McDonald's! I will give my money. But see, Barack Obama doesn't understand that because he gives less than 5% of his income. He's a millionaire. He gives less than 5% of his income to charity. Before he ran for Senate, he gave zero of his money to charity. Joe Biden gave less than 1%. They have been slowly bringing it up. Wow, and they've made it all the way to 5%. We find out today that Barack Obama's lost uncle has been found. He's just been evicted. We find out today that his lost aunt, she's been found. She lives in the slums. The man is a millionaire. You care so much about your family? Charity starts at home.

But Michelle Obama is exactly right when she -- she has never spoken a truer word, never, when she says Barack Obama will never let you go back to the life you've led. He will force you to be involved. Not a truer word has been said. It has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with hatred. It has everything to do with a love and a passion for our Constitution, our founding documents.

All of the things that Barack Obama is proposing are the things that were proposed during the Great Depression. They are the things that came out of the mouth of Woodrow Wilson. They are the things that people have been trying to do to this country for 100 years. This is the progressive moment, and people who listen to talk radio understand what that means. The rest of the country has no idea what that means. They have no idea what the roots are. They have no idea that one of the leaders of the progressive movement, H. G. Wells, said you have a right to a job, you have a responsibility to work and if you do not work, the state has a right and a responsibility to humanely kill you.

You may not think -- you say this never happen -- this has happened the world over. Read history. Read history. People become complacent, they become -- first they're poor. First they're humble. They put God in their life and they rise up and they remain humble. Then they gain freedom. And then they become apathetic. As they become richer and richer and richer. And then they forget the things that got them there. And then they become not just apathetic. They become dependent on people to take care of them. And they take for granted what they have and then they forget their God. And then they crash and they become slaves again. You think it can't happen to America? Show me the example. Make your case. Please, make your case. Why are we different from every single society that has ever been formed on planet Earth? We are not different. We are humans. What made us different was an understanding of our Constitution. What made us different was the warnings of our founding fathers, an informed republic, an informed people, an active people. A people that had the power closest to them would not reliant on a federal government.

How many -- look, I know that a lot of people are hurting in America. I get it. I know that people are hurting. I told you yesterday 15 houses are for sale on my own street, 15. There is misery in my own neighborhood. I watch my bishop at church look out at his congregation. He broke out in tears two times. He knows. I can see the stress on him. I can see the fact that he is looking at people saying, "My gosh, people are just being destroyed, they are being completely wiped out." What's happening in my commune, because I live in a Wall Street community, is coming to the rest of America. I get that. But we've never, ever been people who said, "So where's the government? Why won't they take care of me?" We tighten our belt. We square our shoulders. We take care of it. We don't sign our power over to people. We don't become slaves to them. And that's what this government is moving towards: You will do it their way. You will be forced to leave your old habits. You will be forced. You will never go back to the way you've lived. Well, you know what, Michelle Obama? If I want to frickin' unplug, I'm going to unplug. You don't have to save me.

We should stop saving the people who have unplugged. That's what's gotten us here. The people who are plugged in, the people who are working hard, the people who are busting their butt every day, the people who are trying to take care of their family and two jobs and their house and trying to put food on their table pay attention to the people who are working hard, pay attention to the people who don't want a handout. They just want a fair deal. They just, they don't want a new deal. They want a fair deal. They want to know that if I'm doing my job and that person's not, that person can be fired! But not in the Barack Obama world. Not in the new coming world of the unions and the new progressivism. No, no, no. No, no. They will let you know who you can fire. They will let you know what's acceptable. They will let you know what's okay. They will let you know, do as I say, not as I do. "Oh, forget about Charlie Rangel. What have you been doing? Have you been successful? Have you done it the right way? Well, why aren't you giving more. Gee, why do you hate people that are different." Read The Forgotten Man. It's all happened before.

From the moment the 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson arrived at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776, he was on the radical side. That caused John Adams to like him immediately. Then the Congress stuck Jefferson and Adams together on the five-man committee to write a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain, and their mutual admiration society began.

Jefferson thought Adams should write the Declaration. But Adams protested, saying, “It can't come from me because I'm obnoxious and disliked." Adams reasoned that Jefferson was not obnoxious or disliked, therefore he should write it. Plus, he flattered Jefferson, by telling him he was a great writer. It was a master class in passing the buck.

So, over the next 17 days, Jefferson holed up in his room, applying his lawyer skills to the ideas of the Enlightenment. He borrowed freely from existing documents like the Virginia Declaration of Rights. He later wrote that “he was not striving for originality of principle or sentiment." Instead, he hoped his words served as “an expression of the American mind."

It's safe to say he achieved his goal.

The five-man committee changed about 25 percent of Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration before submitting it to Congress. Then, Congress altered about one-fifth of that draft. But most of the final Declaration's words are Jefferson's, including the most famous passage — the Preamble — which Congress left intact. The result is nothing less than America's mission statement, the words that ultimately bind the nation together. And words that we desperately need to rediscover because of our boiling partisan rage.

The Declaration is brilliant in structure and purpose. It was designed for multiple audiences: the King of Great Britain, the colonists, and the world. And it was designed for multiple purposes: rallying the troops, gaining foreign allies, and announcing the creation of a new country.

The Declaration is structured in five sections: the Introduction, Preamble, the Body composed of two parts, and the Conclusion. It's basically the most genius breakup letter ever written.

In the Introduction, step 1 is the notificationI think we need to break up. And to be fair, I feel I owe you an explanation...

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…

The Continental Congress felt they were entitled by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" to “dissolve the political bands," but they needed to prove the legitimacy of their cause. They were defying the world's most powerful nation and needed to motivate foreign allies to join the effort. So, they set their struggle within the entire “Course of human events." They're saying, this is no petty political spat — this is a major event in world history.

Step 2 is declaring what you believe in, your standardsHere's what I'm looking for in a healthy relationship...

This is the most famous part of the Declaration; the part school children recite — the Preamble:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That's as much as many Americans know of the Declaration. But the Preamble is the DNA of our nation, and it really needs to be taken as a whole:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The Preamble takes us through a logical progression: All men are created equal; God gives all humans certain inherent rights that cannot be denied; these include the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; to protect those rights, we have governments set up; but when a government fails to protect our inherent rights, people have the right to change or replace it.

Government is only there to protect the rights of mankind. They don't have any power unless we give it to them. That was an extraordinarily radical concept then and we're drifting away from it now.

The Preamble is the justification for revolution. But note how they don't mention Great Britain yet. And again, note how they frame it within a universal context. These are fundamental principles, not just squabbling between neighbors. These are the principles that make the Declaration just as relevant today. It's not just a dusty parchment that applied in 1776.

Step 3 is laying out your caseHere's why things didn't work out between us. It's not me, it's you...

This is Part 1 of the Body of the Declaration. It's the section where Jefferson gets to flex his lawyer muscles by listing 27 grievances against the British crown. This is the specific proof of their right to rebellion:

He has obstructed the administration of justice...

For imposing taxes on us without our consent...

For suspending our own legislatures...

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us...

Again, Congress presented these “causes which impel them to separation" in universal terms to appeal to an international audience. It's like they were saying, by joining our fight you'll be joining mankind's overall fight against tyranny.

Step 4 is demonstrating the actions you took I really tried to make this relationship work, and here's how...

This is Part 2 of the Body. It explains how the colonists attempted to plead their case directly to the British people, only to have the door slammed in their face:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury...

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice... We must, therefore... hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

This basically wrapped up America's argument for independence — we haven't been treated justly, we tried to talk to you about it, but since you refuse to listen and things are only getting worse, we're done here.

Step 5 is stating your intent — So, I think it's best if we go our separate ways. And my decision is final...

This is the powerful Conclusion. If people know any part of the Declaration besides the Preamble, this is it:

...that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...

They left no room for doubt. The relationship was over, and America was going to reboot, on its own, with all the rights of an independent nation.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The message was clear — this was no pitchfork mob. These were serious men who had carefully thought through the issues before taking action. They were putting everything on the line for this cause.

The Declaration of Independence is a landmark in the history of democracy because it was the first formal statement of a people announcing their right to choose their own government. That seems so obvious to us now, but in 1776 it was radical and unprecedented.

In 1825, Jefferson wrote that the purpose of the Declaration was “not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of… but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm… to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take."

You're not going to do better than the Declaration of Independence. Sure, it worked as a means of breaking away from Great Britain, but its genius is that its principles of equality, inherent rights, and self-government work for all time — as long as we actually know and pursue those principles.

On June 7, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania State House, better known today as Independence Hall. Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies' independence. The “Lee Resolution" was short and sweet:

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

Intense debate followed, and the Congress voted 7 to 5 (with New York abstaining) to postpone a vote on Lee's Resolution. They called a recess for three weeks. In the meantime, the delegates felt they needed to explain what they were doing in writing. So, before the recess, they appointed a five-man committee to come up with a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain. They appointed two men from New England — Roger Sherman and John Adams; two from the middle colonies — Robert Livingston and Benjamin Franklin; and one Southerner — Thomas Jefferson. The responsibility for writing what would become the Declaration of Independence fell to Jefferson.

In the rotunda of the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., there are three original documents on permanent display: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These are the three pillars of the United States, yet America barely seems to know them anymore. We need to get reacquainted — quickly.

In a letter to his friend John Adams in 1816, Jefferson wrote: “I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past."

America used to be a forward-looking nation of dreamers. We still are in spots, but the national attitude that we hear broadcast loudest across media is not looking toward the future with optimism and hope. In late 2017, a national poll found 59% of Americans think we are currently at the “lowest point in our nation's history that they can remember."

America spends far too much time looking to the past for blame and excuse. And let's be honest, even the Right is often more concerned with “owning the left" than helping point anyone toward the practical principles of the Declaration of Independence. America has clearly lost touch with who we are as a nation. We have a national identity crisis.

The Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

It is urgent that we get reacquainted with the Declaration of Independence because postmodernism would have us believe that we've evolved beyond the America of our founding documents, and thus they're irrelevant to the present and the future. But the Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

Today, much of the nation is so addicted to partisan indignation that "day-to-day" indignation isn't enough to feed the addiction. So, we're reaching into America's past to help us get our fix. In 2016, Democrats in the Louisiana state legislature tabled a bill that would have required fourth through sixth graders to recite the opening lines of the Declaration. They didn't table it because they thought it would be too difficult or too patriotic. They tabled it because the requirement would include the phrase “all men are created equal" and the progressives in the Louisiana legislature didn't want the children to have to recite a lie. Representative Barbara Norton said, “One thing that I do know is, all men are not created equal. When I think back in 1776, July the fourth, African Americans were slaves. And for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite the Declaration, I think it's a little bit unfair to us. To ask our children to recite something that's not the truth. And for you to ask those children to repeat the Declaration stating that all men's are free. I think that's unfair."

Remarkable — an elected representative saying it wouldn't be fair for students to have to recite the Declaration because “all men are not created equal." Another Louisiana Democrat explained that the government born out of the Declaration “was used against races of people." I guess they missed that part in school where they might have learned that the same government later made slavery illegal and amended the Constitution to guarantee all men equal protection under the law. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were an admission of guilt by the nation regarding slavery, and an effort to right the wrongs.

Yet, the progressive logic goes something like this: many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, including Thomas Jefferson who wrote it, owned slaves; slavery is evil; therefore, the Declaration of Independence is not valid because it was created by evil slave owners.

It's a sad reality that the left has a very hard time appreciating the universal merits of the Declaration of Independence because they're so hung up on the long-dead issue of slavery. And just to be clear — because people love to take things out of context — of course slavery was horrible. Yes, it is a total stain on our history. But defending the Declaration of Independence is not an effort to excuse any aspect of slavery.

Okay then, people might say, how could the Founders approve the phrase “All men are created equal," when many of them owned slaves? How did they miss that?

They didn't miss it. In fact, Thomas Jefferson included an anti-slavery passage in his first draft of the Declaration. The paragraph blasted King George for condoning slavery and preventing the American Colonies from passing legislation to ban slavery:

He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights to life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere... Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.

We don't say “execrable" that much anymore. It means, utterly detestable, abominable, abhorrent — basically very bad.

Jefferson was upset when Georgia and North Carolina threw up the biggest resistance to that paragraph. Ultimately, those two states twisted Congress' arm to delete the paragraph.

Still, how could a man calling the slave trade “execrable" be a slaveowner himself? No doubt about it, Jefferson was a flawed human being. He even had slaves from his estate in Virginia attending him while he was in Philadelphia, in the very apartment where he was writing the Declaration.

Many of the Southern Founders deeply believed in the principles of the Declaration yet couldn't bring themselves to upend the basis of their livelihood. By 1806, Virginia law made it more difficult for slave owners to free their slaves, especially if the owner had significant debts as Jefferson did.

At the same time, the Founders were not idiots. They understood the ramifications of signing on to the principles described so eloquently in the Declaration. They understood that logically, slavery would eventually have to be abolished in America because it was unjust, and the words they were committing to paper said as much. Remember, John Adams was on the committee of five that worked on the Declaration and he later said that the Revolution would never be complete until the slaves were free.

Also, the same generation that signed the Declaration started the process of abolition by banning the importation of slaves in 1807. Jefferson was President at the time and he urged Congress to pass the law.

America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough.

The Declaration took a major step toward crippling the institution of slavery. It made the argument for the first time about the fundamental rights of all humans which completely undermined slavery. Planting the seeds to end slavery is not nearly commendable enough for leftist critics, but you can't discount the fact that the seeds were planted. It's like they started an expiration clock for slavery by approving the Declaration. Everything that happened almost a century later to end slavery, and then a century after that with the Civil Rights movement, flowed from the principles voiced in the Declaration.

Ironically for a movement that calls itself progressive, it is obsessed with retrying and judging the past over and over. Progressives consider this a better use of time than actually putting past abuses in the rearview and striving not to be defined by ancestral failures.

It can be very constructive to look to the past, but not when it's used to flog each other in the present. Examining history is useful in providing a road map for the future. And America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough. But it's right there, the original, under glass. The ink is fading, but the words won't die — as long as we continue to discuss them.

'Good Morning Texas' gives exclusive preview of Mercury One museum

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Mercury One is holding a special exhibition over the 4th of July weekend, using hundreds of artifacts, documents and augmented reality experiences to showcase the history of slavery — including slavery today — and a path forward. Good Morning Texas reporter Paige McCoy Smith went through the exhibit for an exclusive preview with Mercury One's chief operating officer Michael Little on Tuesday.

Watch the video below to see the full preview.

Click here to purchase tickets to the museum (running from July 4 - 7).

Over the weekend, journalist Andy Ngo and several other apparent right-leaning people were brutally beaten by masked-gangs of Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon. Short for "antifascist," Antifa claims to be fighting for social justice and tolerance — by forcibly and violently silencing anyone with opposing opinions. Ngo, who was kicked, punched, and sprayed with an unknown substance, is currently still in the hospital with a "brain bleed" as a result of the savage attack. Watch the video to get the details from Glenn.