Glenn dines with George Soros on earth day

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. Glad you're here. So I had dinner last night and I had this big business meeting. I went to dinner, and I go to this place. I've never been there before. Really good restaurant, and I walk in and I'm like, oh, jeez, this is one of those snotty places. I hate those places, you know, where everybody where you've got like 400 waiters and then you're like, I don't know. Because you're like, I don't know what the tip can I just leave you a 5? What do I so anyway, we go to this place and George Soros sits right behind me.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: Yeah. The waiter comes up and luckily I really thought, when I walked in I thought, oh, it's one of those snotty places. Because it wasn't somebody was taking me to dinner. And so I go to this place and my wife is waiting for me and I'm like, honey, I've got to go to this dinner. So I'm just like, okay, let's go to dinner. And I get there and I walk in and, you know, they made me take off my Converse sneakers before I went and I'm like, why? I always wear Converse. And they're like, Glenn, you don't understand this restaurant. I'm like, oh, no! And I walk in, but the waiters are really, really cool. You know, the waiters are just like, hey, let me tell you something. Let me tell you what's going on. And then when they get to the table, they're like, so we have some nice fish for you? So anyway, the waiters come up, and when I'm in the appetizer, one of them leans down and he says, so how is everything with the appetizer, Mr. Beck? Do you like it? George Soros is hitting right behind you. Is everything a ll right? And I said, you've got to be kidding me. And he said, no. So I did, you know, he walks away and I'm like doing the yawn thing. I'm like, oh, my gosh: It's George Soros.

STU: You're telling me that you had dinner on Earth Day.

GLENN: On Earth Day.

STU: With George Soros.

GLENN: With George Soros well, not really with George Soros, but let's just say a couple of things. First of all, if you're invested in things that he's invested in and he's got anything to do with running things, you might want to reconsider that. He doesn't look well. It's like he had just like a touch of the Ebola virus. You know, when I looked at him, I turn around and I look at him and I'm like, oh, my gosh. You know, I wanted the waiter to go up, "Could I get you another cocktail or maybe a trip to the hospital?" I mean, he really

STU: Well, there's a lot of pressure in running the entire world.

GLENN: I know. He's got to tell the president what to do and everything else. So it's really but he didn't look a touch of the Ebola, his eyes were all red, I mean like blood shooting out of them red. I really thought it was like a I don't know. It was like, you know, a statue of the Madonna where she's, you know, crying blood and stuff in those horror movies. That's what it was like.

STU: Is it possible he got Earth day confused with 4/20?

GLENN: May have. It was really red, Stu. I really think he may have had to dab his eyes just a little bit from the blood. Have you ever seen that James Bond movie from the guy who was playing poker?



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STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah, it was kind of like that. It was like, okay, he's bleeding from his eyes; that's spooky. And he's George Soros. Double spookout!

STU: Now, did he order meat? Because as we know, it's bad for the environment.

GLENN: I didn't ask.

STU: It's worse than transportation.

GLENN: I didn't ask.

STU: For the globe.

GLENN: I didn't ask.

STU: I'd like to know that.

GLENN: Yeah, I didn't ask. I wasn't facing him. I should have asked. I should have asked. I wasn't facing him. So I don't know because I was just catching glimpses. Didn't look good. But what the nice thing was, as soon as I found that out, my table started talking about global warming. Wow, this global warming thing sure is a scam, huh? Whoa. I mean, think about all the money that's being poured into global warming campaigns, and the poll numbers on it just keep going down.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: I'm just glad I don't have any money in that because, boy, that's a scam. Yeah, I was just trying to see I'd look at the waiter.

STU: If you do nothing else in your career but ruin one George Soros dinner, I think I

GLENN: May I say I can die a happy man today. I can die a happy man today. You know what matters, well, media doesn't matter. Media doesn't matter. Oh, wow. Move on!

So anyway, then I get home and my wife says, you got an e mail from somebody. They want you to see something. And it's, I think it was from Media Matters. Did you see this, Stu? It was an alert that Media Matters put out that I had threatened somebody's life to kill them on the show last night?

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yeah. You didn't see this?

STU: No.

GLENN: Oh, you have to see this. Did you see the show last night? I know you were getting ready. You were part of the show last night.

STU: No.

GLENN: Yeah. I had the fluorescent light bulb.

STU: No, I didn't hear. I was listening, but what happened?

GLENN: Well, I took Oscar, who's one of the cameramen.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And I took Oscar. I said, come here, Oscar, right at the top of the show. He wouldn't leave his camera and I'm like, come here. So he left the camera and he came over to me, I grabbed him around the neck and I took the light bulb and I said, I mean it, man, I'll kill him right now! I mean it! I got a light bulb and I'll kill him right now! They put an alert out like I'm serious. These guys are so

STU: What a humorless group.

GLENN: Just, I mean and so I wish I would have known that while Soros was sitting behind me so I could say look what your people are doing. They're destroying their own credibility, of which they have none. They're destroying their do you know how much money you're wasting with these clowns?

STU: Well, yeah. You're just destroying credibility for these people. It's like what you were talking about with negative interest rates. You really can't go below zero, can you?

GLENN: I think they're trying. I do think they're trying.

STU: Well, I mean, I was put in an unhealthy work environment last night because you forced me to break

GLENN: Stu, I am not kidding you. They actually gave me a warning prior to. I mean, how big is our studio?

STU: Very it's a large studio.

GLENN: 2,000, 3,000 square feet?

STU: Probably, yeah.

GLENN: So it's a very large studio, but we're in you know, because of this studio, we're in the inside of the building. There are no windows or anything else. There's only two exits and there's no windows. And so we're in this gigantic space. There's probably eight of us on the floor at all times, and the director came to me, in all seriousness came to me prior to.

Now, remember this is Fox. So you can imagine what, like, crazy networks would, what kind of they would never let you walk out on a stage with a fluorescent light bulb.

STU: Right.

GLENN: They came to me and they said, "Listen. There is a mask for you on the stage in case this does break. Please don't break this, but there is a mask on stage for you because if you drop it, you'd be the closest. Please put your mask on right away." And I went, "Yeah, right, I'm going to do that." And he just looked at me like, I ain't joking. And I said, it's a light bulb. And he said, listen, I've already instructed the crew, if you drop this, you're to put your mask on, they're to open up wide, leave the cameras on and leave the floor.

STU: That's unbelievable.

GLENN: Unbelievable, unbelievable.

STU: As you were talking and doing monologues, I was getting in my ear, look, are we sure we're okay with dropping this thing? I want to make sure that we done have any incidents here. I want to make sure everyone around you is safe. I'm like, what do you think I'm going to do? Throw it at a passerby?

GLENN: Did you see the people? They were outside and the people had to wear a mask.

STU: Yeah. You know, the crew and stuff was all lining up. Like they were, like, actually looking I swear this is true looking at the flags and making sure they didn't stand downwind.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Fox was not screwing around.

STU: They were not kidding. And I told them, I'm like, if you've ever seen 40 Year Old Virgin, in that movie they are all just sitting out behind, you know, the Circuit City type store and they've got those long tubular fluorescent lights and they are just bashing them over each other as a joke. I mean, you know, I know it's bad and everything else but to me, I don't think I actually took a legitimate risk but then I come in this morning and Joe is telling me about some special filter they had on the camera. Did you see this? This special

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, it's unbelievable. I saw this. Oscar showed it to me.

STU: This is not

GLENN: When they blew when you took the light bulb and you smashed it, we're talking about again good for the environment fluorescent light bulbs, the ones that now by 2012 you, unless you've done what I've done I'm not burying gold. I'm not burying food. I'm stocking up on incandescent light bulbs. You're going to have to have these fluorescent light bulbs because they're better for the environment. That's what we're talking about, fluorescent light bulbs. When they broke it and we went into break, Oscar, the cameraman, he said to me, he said, "Glenn, come here for a second." And Joe, our researcher and attorney, was standing there with him. And he said, Glenn, you won't believe this. They had some special filter on the lens or something that could show all of and for some reason or another you could only see it in this weird blue screen or reverse. I don't remember what it was. So we couldn't show it on television. But it was some sort of a filter that could show all of the pieces, everything that had shattered, everything that had come out of that light bulb. You could see it on the screen. And Stu, you were covered in it, cove red in it. It was like, the ground, if anybody saw the show last night, you saw just a few pieces and you spent all the time cleaning it up. It looked like it was a pile of snow. You couldn't see the ground in that area around the light bulb. It was amazing, amazing.

STU: Really creepy green CSI.

GLENN: Yeah, yeah. It was incredible.

STU: As we were doing some of the notes for that segment, I pulled out a couple of things we didn't get to on the air, that Maine has an acceptable mercury standard of 300 nanograms per cubic meter, okay? 300. In their tests they hit levels of 25,000, sometimes over this is a quote sometimes over 50,000 and possibly over 100,000 from the breakage of a single CFL. That's more than 300 times the acceptable standards. And they go on to say that the procedures, when they did all these cleaning procedures that I did last night, eight of them you saw how ridiculous. It seems so futile. Like they wouldn't even I had to use tape to pick up pieces of glass.

GLENN: If you saw the filter on the camera, you wouldn't pick it up with your hands, either.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, if you did you know, everybody just vacuums them up, just vacuums it up? That stuff is in you better throw your dust buster away.

STU: And they said literally if you get it on your clothes, don't wash them in the sink, don't put them in the washing machine. Throw them out. Literally says throw them out.

GLENN: If you saw you know what

STU: I've got to see these somehow.

GLENN: I have to break another one. I've got to take a picture of that picture. It was almost like an oscilloscope. You know what an oscilloscope is? It was almost like that. I mean, it was black and white. It was I don't know how to describe it, but it was incredible.

STU: This is and they said the State of Maine did a lot of studies on this and they said if you follow all the procedures that I did, all eight steps, it will produce visibly this is a quote visibly clean flooring surfaces for both wood and carpets but all types of flooring surfaces tested can retain mercury surfaces when visibly clean at levels more than 150 times acceptable. This has, quote, particular significance for children rolling around on the floor, babies crawling or nonmobile infants placed on the floor. So pick it up with tape; don't roll your baby infant around to pick up the pieces of glass. I guess that's but I mean, that's significant.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: You are talking 150 to 300 times acceptable levels from one bulb?

GLENN: You know, can I tell you something? Years ago I broke a thermometer.

STU: Really?

GLENN: Yeah, broke a thermometer.

STU: Because that's even more serious, I guess.

GLENN: That's actual mercury.

STU: Mercury all over the floor.

GLENN: Yeah, but it all pools up. It's pretty cool to play with. Anyway, so cleaned it up and, you know, know it went into the wood floor because you had a little spot of you know, it just kind of discolored the floor. Oh, well.

STU: What are you going to do.

GLENN: Oh, well. If you told the state that that happened, oh, my gosh, you'd have to, you know, get rid of that floor, everything else. There's no way you could if I would have done that in a public place, there's no way. They would have quarantined that room, they would have taken up the floor. There's no way you could have done it. You know what? We all survive; let it go.

STU: Well, you think that now.

GLENN: I might I've either got mercury poisoning or I've got what George Soros had. Whew, he didn't look good.

So anyway, the great thing is if you look at the light bulb segment that we did, Stu had to go and drive to a recycling center to get rid of the light bulb and all of the stuff that he used to clean it up. He had to put it in a glass jar. Now, how good is a glass jar for recycling? What are they going to do? They're going to go in a landfill. They're going to crush it.

STU: Yeah, and one of the big things in reading this report was the way you dispose of it at the end, it's still, no matter what you do, it still lets off some mercury.

GLENN: And did you see that on the bulb, I checked, it had a caution I love the caution that it had on the bulb that you broke? Did you read those cautions?

STU: No.

GLENN: On the caution it says do not oh, I wish I had the exact phrase. Caution: Do not install something like where there is a direct line of water or something where it can be oh, so I shouldn't put this in my shower drain? Are we this stupid?

And then the other thing was it said underneath, made in China. These are made in China. Regular light bulbs are made here in Kentucky. Incandescent light bulbs are made here in the United States. So you're telling me that buying these things in China, putting them on a giant freighter ship, dodging pirates, you know those. They're feeding those slave children in China mercury: Here, have some more mercury in your soup, kids. You know that's going on. There's no standards over there. They put them on a train, they ship them to the sea yards, they then put them onto a cargo ship, ship it around the world to us and this is better? As I said last night, what is global warming? That's a total scam, isn't it? Is he bleeding from his eyes yet?

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.

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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.

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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.