Glenn Beck: History Repeating?




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Here's the one thing: Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

By now you've heard the news that General Motors has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — they are the third biggest company to ever do so after Lehman Brothers and WorldCom.p>

EvEven though the latest Rasmussen poll found that only 1 in 5 people wanted the bailout plan, the American taxpayers, the Canadian and Ontario governments and the United Automobile Workers union now own GM.

Monday's filing effectively closes a history that had been one of innovation and success, followed quickly by bureaucracy, political pandering and failure.

Back at the turn of the last century, GM's founder William Durant thought the car was the way of the future — and he was right.p>

Unlike Ford, which made black, boxy cars on the cheap, GM became known for different colors, features and styles; and "comfort" became the motto for the five brands of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac.

During the Great Depression, the company adapted and survived by building diesel locomotives running America's railroads. GM was the first company to make more than a billion dollars a year; and at one point was the world's single biggest employer.

But last year, the government decided that GM was too big to fail and began bailouts that will (through the end of bankruptcy) end up costing taxpayers $49.5 billion. If you look at it another way, saving each GM North American employee's job costs taxpayers $427,000. . And the only people guaranteed to benefit from this bankruptcy are the lawyers: estimates are they'll generate $1.2 billion in fees.

What kind of innovation can we expect from "Government Motors"? With people who've never run a business, like Barney Frank, in charge, we may be setting ourselves up to repeat another part of history: We could all be driving the same car, kind of like East Germany's Trabant or the old Soviet Union's Lada.

So what's the lesson here?p>

ThThe government needs to live up to our president's word and get out of the business of running companies and it needs to let innovation jump back in the driver's seat. American ingenuity is responsible for inventing and perfecting the car — along with thousands of other products that have changed lives for the better. And, believe it or not, it all happened without the government's help.

Surely, if hard-working, innovative Americans are freed up from politics, unions and red tape, we could do it again.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck share the details:

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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