Glenn Beck: America fails the Founders quiz



The American Revolution Center commissioned the first national survey to assess adult knowledge of the American Revolution. The results show that an alarming 83 percent of Americans failed a basic test on knowledge of the American Revolution and the principles that have united all Americans. Click here to see the results...

GLENN: Let me share with you the state of America, a new poll that has come out from the American Revolution Center. Do I have that right, Stu? I mean, Pat?

PAT: Yeah, American Revolution Center.

GLENN: Okay, good. I had never heard of it quite honestly before, the American Revolution center. And they contacted the 9/12 project and I got this on my desk this morning and I read it and I was fascinated by it. There's a couple of things that are just, you know, that are stories, that are questions about the American Revolution. We'll get to here in a second to find out how much do people know about the founding of our country. But I found this more relevant, more concerning on the surface, a quicker death, if you will. If I asked you, do you find this right to be essential, important but not essential or not that important, how would you answer? Let's see where you are. The right to a fair trial. Essential? Important but not essential, or not important at all? How would you answer?

PAT: Did anybody say not essential?

GLENN: Not that important was 1%. Important, the right to a fair trial, important but not essential. 14%.

PAT: So that's 15% between the two.

GLENN: Yeah. 15% are like, fair trial, you get one, you don't get one, whatever. Shoot them in the head; don't shoot them in the head. The right to practice the religion of your choice.

PAT: Same three.

GLENN: Is it essential, important but not essential, not that important. 2% say, no, not that important. 18% say important but not essential. 80% say it is. The right to privacy: Essential? 76%. The right to privacy: Important but not essential, 22%. Not important, 2. 20, almost 25%, a quarter say you don't really have a right to privacy. The right to speak freely about whatever you want. This is what I like to call the right to free speech. The right to speak freely about whatever you want. Essential? Well, 2% say not that important. 28% say important but not essential. And only 70% say it is essential. The right to practice no religion, that's what I like to call freedom of religion because atheism is a set of ideas that guides your life. There is no god. You have a right to practice it and you must retain that right to be an atheist. 66% say it's essential to protect the right of people to say there is no god. Only 66%. The right to assemble, march, protest, or petition the government. Think of this. How important is it to be able to petition the government? To be able to collect signatures and say, hey, knock it off. How important is it for you to be able to assemble in your town square? Do you think that right is essential in America? 6% say no. 29%... and 65% say it is essential. How does a country survive when only 65% say the right to assemble is essential. Only 70% say a right to speak freely is essential.

STU: I mean, that's basically saying that the right to speak freely and assemble is about as common as the view of we don't like the current healthcare proposal. I mean, that's like, there's like that debate going on in this society over the freedom to assemble?

GLENN: That is amazing. Try this one on for size. Remember, right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The pursuit of happiness, what is that? What was it originally? Originally they changed it to take away power or future arguments from the South. It was originally life, liberty and property. The right to have your property not searched or seized. So in other words, the government can't come in and just say, I'm taking your property. The government can't come in and just say, I'm going to search it. Whoa, whoa, whoa, what right do you have? Only 59% think that that's a right. They can come in and search your property if they want to. They are the government. Only 59% think that that's essential. The right to own firearms, 19% say that's not important. 35% say it's important but not essential. Only 45% believe that you have a right to bear arms and it's essential to being a free nation.

Now let me give you some good news here if there is some. The right to own firearms? Last time they took the survey it was 33%. Now it's 45. The right to have your property searched or seized? That's actually down from the last survey. It was 60%. Now it's 59. The right to assemble and march and protest and petition the government. It was the last time 56%. Now it's 65. The right to practice no religion is steady at 66%. The right to speak freely is actually down from 72% to only 70 now. The right to privacy has gone from 78% to 76. The right to practice your religion of choice has gone from 81% to 80. And the right to a fair trial has gone from 86% to 84. Good news on the right to bear arms and the right to assemble. Pretty much bad news every place else. How does that happen to a nation? Well, I'll give you the theory that the American Revolution center has come up with. Because it's the rest of the survey. I think it's a pretty tough survey myself. There are a couple of questions there that I didn't know and I'm reading the founding fathers all the time. And a lot of people will say it doesn't matter if you know this kind of stuff. It obviously does because I do think that they are directly related to right to a fair trial? What? That's essential but not that important. The right to free speech and assemble?


 

It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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