Glenn Beck: Big Brother and GPS


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GLENN: And then we have this story, which I find absolutely incredible. How would you feel if I said the police can put a GPS device on your car and track you anywhere you go? They could legally let me go a step further. You're not even a suspect in anything. They just said, "You know what, I want to watch where Stu is going," and they just put a GPS tracking device on your car and can track you anywhere.

STU: And I'm not suspected of anything.

GLENN: You are not nope.

STU: So how did they get the warrant?

GLENN: They don't need a warrant. I mean, I'm living in fantasy land. They don't even need a warrant. They just do it.

STU: It seems like fantasy land.

GLENN: Right, right. Here's the story out of the Chicago Tribune today. Wisconsin court upholds GPS tracking by police. Wisconsin police, from Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin police can attach GPS to cars to secretly track anyone's movements without obtaining a search warrant. This according to appeals court in Madison, Mississippi. However, the District 4 court of appeals said it was more than a little troubled by that conclusion and asked Wisconsin lawmakers to regulate GPS use to protect it against abuse by police and private, and private individuals. As the law currently stands, the Court said police can mount GPS on cars to track people without violating their constitutional rights, even if the drivers aren't suspects. Officers do not need to get warrants beforehand because GPS tracking does not involve a search or a seizure.

STU: Well, hold on. Let me try this opinion out for the first time on national radio as I just thought about it 13 seconds ago, okay?

GLENN: Go ahead.

STU: Isn't this what we want from judges? They are not being activists. They are not they are analyzing the law, they are saying what it says and then they are saying you should change it because it's a bad idea.

GLENN: It's Madison, Wisconsin!

STU: Right, but isn't that

GLENN: Yes, you are exactly right, but do you think Madison, Wisconsin's going to do that?

STU: But they can't if they're analyzing the law

GLENN: Nope, I got it. I got it.

STU: We're not saying they did analyze the law correctly. I'm assuming that part of it. But if they did analyze the law correctly, that is their job as a judge. This is what we complain of.

GLENN: That is their job, yes, not to regulate from the bench.

STU: Right. So hopefully maybe we can celebrate the fact that the cop knows where to go at all times.

GLENN: Now we need the second part. For instance, if this were happening in Texas, I know that the Texas legislature would go, "What!" And they would fix that.

STU: Right. They will pass a law.

GLENN: But here's where it gets "Feel good." Stu, Lisa's being talked by an old boyfriend.

STU: She is?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: That's terrible.

GLENN: I know. She's been stalked. And the guy is everywhere she goes. She'll go out to her car and he'll be there in his car just waiting for her, hassling her, saying awful things to her. She's already filed a restraining order. She's called the police. The police can't do anything, unless they catch him. And they can't catch him.

STU: Because he is not doing anything that's apparently illegal.

GLENN: No, he's hassling her, she's put a restraining order and she can't prove that he's there. He says he's not even in town. Can't the police do something? You know what would be great? Is if the police could go to his house and as long as his car's parked out front, if it's in the garage, it's a different story. But as long as the police can come and just put a tracking device on his vehicle, they would be able to prove it. They would use that in court and he would go to jail. That's exactly why they did it. And it's exactly why it's gone to court.

STU: As bad as it is, though, it's not as bad as the private part which is that the stalker can go put it on the car and they can't do anything about it.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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