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?


 

Legal scholar and famed criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz has a message for partisans dividing America: "A plague on both your houses." He voted for Hillary Clinton. He endorsed Joe Biden. He's a man who is basically the Forrest Gump of American judicial history.

Look up a big court case over the past few decades, and you'll probably see him standing in the background. He's represented notorious clients like Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, Harry Reems, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and yes, Donald Trump. It's made him a target for both the left and right.

Alan also describes himself as a "civil libertarian," and that's probably why he and Glenn Beck get along despite their opposing political views. His story is like a history lesson, spanning half a century, and it just might be the key to bridging the political divide.

On this week's podcast, Alan explained that while he's a strong defender of the Constitution, he's never been a big fan of the Second Amendment. In the past he's called it absurd and outdated, and even today, he admits that he wouldn't have ingrained it into our Constitution if he was a framer. However, with the whole Bill of Rights under attack, he's now fully in defense of our right to bear arms. Because if the Second Amendment changes, any amendment could be next.

"I'm now a supporter of the Second Amendment. I don't want to change it. I don't want to change one word of it, because I'm afraid that if I get to change the Second Amendment, other people will get to change the First Amendment, and the Fifth Amendment," Alan said. "So, I am committed to preserving the Bill of Rights, every single word, every comma, and every space between the words."

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Investigative reporter David Steinberg joined the radio program Monday, to explain how a new video may provide enough evidence to begin a FBI investigation into alleged illegal practices by Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's campaign.

In the video, which was produced and released by Project Veritas, residents of Omar's community describe campaign teams that not only conduct illegal ballot harvesting practices but also pay people for their blank absentee ballots.

Steinberg told Glenn that, if these charges prove to be true, the federal government could bypass Omar's friend and protector, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Could 2020 be the beginning of the end for Omar's political career?

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Mike Fratantuono is the manager of Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He wrote in the Washington Post's COVID-19 series about the recent, heartbreaking loss of his business, a restaurant that has been in his family for "four generations and counting."

"I know this virus is real, okay? It's real and it's awful. I'm not disputing any of that," Mike wrote. "But our national hysteria is worse. We allowed the virus to take over our economy, our small businesses, our schools, our social lives, our whole quality of life. We surrendered, and now everything is infected."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck reacted to Mike's letter, which he shared in full, adding his hope that those in government are ultimately held responsible for what he called the biggest theft of the Western world.

"This is the biggest theft of, not only money, but of heritage and of hope," Glenn said. "The United States government and many of the states are responsible for this, not you. And hopefully someday soon, we'll return to some semblance of sanity, and those responsible for this theft, this rape of the Western world, will be held responsible."

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We did our homework over the weekend; we did the research so we can tell you what is likely coming from Senate Democrats regarding President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Based on our research and the anonymous people who have already come forward to talk about Coney Barrett's youth, these are the main shocking things you can expect Senate Democrats to seize on during the confirmation process…

A man has come forward under the banner of "#MenToo," to say that in second grade, Amy Coney Barrett and her best friend at the time, cornered him at a birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese and "injected him with a full dose of cooties." Which, if true, would obviously be disqualifying for serving on the highest court in the land.

Then there's a woman who says when she was nine-years-old, she lived on the same street as Amy Coney Barrett. She alleges that Coney-Barrett borrowed her VHS tape of Herbie Goes Bananas and did not return it for at least six months. And then when she did finally get the tape back, the woman says Coney Barrett did not even bother to rewind it. The FBI has interviewed at least two witnesses so far who say the tape was indeed not rewound and that it was very upsetting to the owner of the tape. Again, if true, this is troubling – clearly not the kind of integrity you want to see in a Supreme Court justice.

Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it.

The same neighbor also dropped a bombshell allegation about the drinking problem of Amy Coney Barrett and her closest friends. Apparently, in their elementary school days, they liked to drink milk – and lots of it. The neighbor says she "frequently" witnessed Coney-Barrett and her friends chugging entire cartons of milk – often Whole Milk, sometimes Chocolate Milk, occasionally both at the same time through a funnel.

Unfortunately, shooting-up cooties, injurious rewinding, and potential calcium-abuse are not even the worst of it.

A third person has now come forward, another man, and this is just reprehensible, it's hard to even fathom. But he alleges that in fourth grade, when they were around ten-years-old, Amy Coney Barrett and a group of "four or five of her friends" gang-GRAPED him on the playground during recess. He alleges the group of friends snuck uneaten grapes out of the cafeteria and gang-GRAPED him repeatedly in broad daylight. In other words, and I hate to have to spell this out because it's kind of graphic, but the group led by ten-year-old Amy Coney Barrett pelted this poor defenseless boy with whole grapes. He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

He recalls them "laughing the whole time" as they were gang-GRAPING him.

Obviously, even if just one of these allegations is half-true, no Senator with a conscience could possibly vote to confirm Coney Barrett. When there is a clear pattern of destructive childhood behavior, it always continues into adulthood. Because people do not change. Ever.

Fortunately, for the sake of the Republic, Democrats plan to subpoena Coney Barrett's childhood diary, to see what, if any, insights it may provide into her calcium habits, as well as her abuse of illicit cooties and the gang-GRAPING incident.

We will keep you posted on the latest, but for now, it looks like Democrats will find plenty in the reckless pre-teen life of Amy Coney Barrett to cast doubt on her nomination. And if not, they can always fall back on her deranged preference for letting babies be born.

[NOTE: The preceding was a parody written by MRA writer Nathan Nipper.]