Glenn Beck: Don't Like the Game? Change the Rules




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Not enough people are talking about the Supreme Court's decision to briefly hold up Chrysler's sale to Fiat. Here's the one thing: When the government doesn't like how the game is going, they simply change the rules.

On Monday, the Obama administration filed paperwork with the Supreme Court, asking the justices not to take up the case for senior creditors — including the Indiana pension fund — which, luckily for them, was ignored.

The administration routinely has said they want the company to leave bankruptcy in less than two months. But doesn't that sound kind of fast considering it's the country's 6th largest bankruptcy filing ever?

It should; bankruptcies usually only happen that fast when one of the companies deals in products that could spoil — like fruits or meat. But while there are lots of things that are rotten about this deal, it's not the cars themselves.

The problem with this game is not only that they're changing the rules, but that the game itself might have been rigged from the start.

The Wall Street Journal reports that before Chrysler even filed for Chapter 11 on April 30, there were a series of e-mails showing that, despite worries from Chrysler's management that Fiat ignored document requests and that they tried to change contract terms at the last minute, the government still pushed the deal through.

Although Chrysler says that heated e-mails are routine near the end of deals, it's worth noting that in one e-mail, someone called the Treasury Department, quote: "God," which shows just how much they really control the game.

But even fixed games have winners and losers and this one is no different.

The clear winner is the UAW, which gets 50 cents on the dollar even though they are junior creditors and have 38,000 union workers who would've likely lost their jobs in liquidation.

But there are many more losers; most visibly, the Indiana pension fund, which gets 29 cents on a dollar even though they are senior creditors. That's happening even though at least two sections of the Constitution back up the right to uniform laws, which would see the senior creditors covered before any junior creditors.

The less obvious losers are all the businesses and individuals who will no longer be able to get loans if lenders are scared that the government can rewrite contracts whenever they feel like it.

Right now Indiana is the only state that will no longer invest in any companies or banks that have gotten federal bailout money, but would it be surprising if more investors follow suit? After all, look at what's happened with the bailouts.

Some of the biggest companies that reluctantly took government money are now seeing their salaries and bonuses limited; CEOs fired; and, in the case of GM, told where to build their product.

Meanwhile, state governors like South Carolina's Mark Sanford and others have tried to stop or limit the stimulus money they received for fear of the obligations they'd be under, yet they may be forced to take the money anyway because "God" doesn't take no for an answer.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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