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GLENN: Now, let me talk about something else that is in the news. Jim Wallis in the Washington Post, which -- we've been busy this week on television and I think -- I think next week -- we've got some things on Andy Stern and Jim Wallis that I want to share with you, but in the Washington Post today, there is a story, a guest voice on views on faith and its impact on the news. What Glenn Beck Meant About Social Justice by Stu Burguiere. How did this come about? You wrote an editorial. How did this come about?

STU: Well, there was an interview going on with Jim Wallis about you, which is one of the 15 million he's done in the past three weeks.

GLENN: Strangely, most of them with the Washington Post.

STU: Many of them, yes, with the Washington Post.

GLENN: That seems strange, doesn't it?

STU: Yeah. And I felt it was important to show -- to just show how disingenuous he is because he absolutely knows what you are talking about.

GLENN: Oh, he does.

STU: 100% and he continues to act as if he's just mesmerized by how evil you are on this topic, so he can continue to get interviews. I mean, that's all he's doing. He's just promoting himself at this point.

GLENN: So, let me read it. I love this. In the Washington Post today, editorial from Stu Burguiere. Like everyone else in America, Glenn Beck thinks social justice, if it is defined as charitable outreach to the poor, is a good idea. He supports it. He believes in it. He does it. In fact, I do it at a much, much, much higher rate --

PAT: We've got to get into this.

GLENN: -- than President Obama and Joe Biden, much higher rate. Anyway, so, what's the problem? I mean, social justice seems to be an innocuous phrase, right? It paints the picture of fairness. I guess that's why father Charles Coughlin used it when naming his National Union For Social Justice and his publication Social Justice Weekly. Coughlin was an anti-Semitic religious broadcaster in the 1930's.

Wait a minute. A religious broadcaster. Huh. That was anti-Semitic.

He used the banner of social justice to attack capitalism, warn of Jewish plots against Christian civilization, and to promote his adoration for Italian Fascist Benito Mussolini. This is part of the information Glenn revealed that special TV show about the American extremism of the 20th century. In context of promoting that special, he began talking about how the far left was once again using this terminology to politicize churches. The specific example he named was reverend Jeremiah Wright. He told his listeners that if they were in a church that preaches -- that preaches Jeremiah Wright style social justice, they should leave or at least get educated on what it exactly means. It took him all of eight seconds to clarify the type of church he was speaking of but that was long enough for most of the media to end the transcript. Suddenly Glenn was accused of attacking the central tenants of the Bible because he supposedly believed to any church that wants to help the poor should immediately be evacuated. This absurd narrative is mainly the property of reverend Jim Wallis. To restate the obvious, some simply use the term social justice as a substitute for outreach to the poor. This is not the kind of social justice Glenn was talking about. The fact that this term has been utilized for purposes other than good Christian charity is well-documented. One scholar explained it quite clearly, quote, it is true that the term has been used by the right (scholar) and the left for all kinds of ideological purposes that aren't necessarily the purposes of Christ, end quote. The scholar, Jim Wallis. But for Wallis to continue getting attention, he must act as if he believes Glenn is against churches helping the poor. Any honest observer would realize that isn't the case. Is anyone on earth against charitable outreach to the poor? Certainly not Glenn.

In his book Arguing with Idiots, Glenn describes helping those less fortunate as an obligation. He wrote that capitalism will inevitably care if individuals stop caring about the welfare of others. He just believes? ( Not a government bureaucracy. When was the last time you felt charitable on April 15th? Of course, these attacks are just opportunistic politics. Jim Wallis and his politically motivated foe anger are now doing interviews about Glenn at the (Tiger Woods mistress. The left is taking a break from calling Glenn too religious to now call him not religious enough. But Wallis -- but Wallis's repeated attempts at becoming the victim are laughable. He wrote to Glenn, quote, I have no reason to attack you, end quote. Some would find that sentence questionable, considering he's a spiritual visor to President Obama. The New York Times reported that Wallis was one of the five pastors meeting with the Obama's for private prayer sessions and, quote, discussions on the role of religion in politics, end quote. The Times noted, quote, in contrast to the other four, his contact with the President has been focused more on policy than prayer, end quote. Time magazine notes, quote, he has the ear of the man in the oval office, end quote. During their reporting of Wallis's attacks on Glenn, both Time and the New York Times mysteriously forgot their own reporting on this topic. A report of religious news service says Wallis is one of a small group helping to, quote, shape decisions about the Iraq war, health care, reform, and the economy, end quote. It's up to Americans to decide whether this or any level of presidential access is appropriate for someone like Wallis. 13 days after 9/11, just 13 days after 9/11, he was already blaming the attacks on the sins of U.S. foreign policy, including global domination and militarism. He hoped 9/11 would become a teachable moment in which we could learn our role in creating desperation among the terrorists. Desperate people do desperate things, end quote. He explained later -- he later explained our foreign policy as, quote, dangerously Messianic, arrogant, and bordering on the idolatrous and blasphemous, end quote. Wallis is just as revealing when speaking about his current economic views. Quote, I'm not a liberal; I'm a radical, end quote. Asked if he was calling for the redistribution of wealth across society, he responded, quote, absolutely, without any hesitation. That's what the gospel is all about, end quote. This is a man that believes an affluent church is no less than, quote, an affront to the gospel, end quote. And he is talking about Glenn being divisive? But on the bright side, he has illuminated some common ground between Glenn and the President. While Wallis describes reverend Wright as mainstream -- that is in quotes -- both the President and Glenn believe that leaving churches like reverend Wright's is a good idea. The difference is Glenn just advised it and the President actually did it.

We've heard a lot about the 1776 Commission over the past several months. From the mainstream media, you've heard lies and slander: It was a racist panel put together by President Trump to peddle a whitewashed version of American history.

In reality, the 1776 Commission was established by President Trump in the fall of 2020 with the purpose of promoting "patriotic education." Not to mandate it, not to propose legislation – simply to PROMOTE it. The media and academia lost their minds over this now controversial idea that we should teach young Americans to appreciate the nation they've inherited. And predictably, just hours after Biden took the oath of office, he signed an executive order to dissolve the 1776 Commission, calling the commission's report "offensive and counterfactual."

Glenn Beck presents the 1776 Commission's report in its entirety, because unlike the media and President Biden who want to hide it from you, Glenn wants you to seek the truth and celebrate Independence Day with pride.

Watch a preview below or catch the FULL, 5-part presentation of the 1776 Report on BlazeTV.com or Glenn Beck's YouTube channel.

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I am an Irishman and in 2006, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend Independence Day in America. It was a magical experience I will never forget and one I am desperate to repeat.

Everything about the day was magical. I can remember every little detail: seeing the pure joy on people's faces when they saw family members, not seen since Christmas; enjoying burgers and hot dogs being grilled to perfection in the mid-afternoon; jumping on a boat and witnessing an awe-inspiring fireworks display with the feel of a cold beverage in my hand; coming ashore and sitting around an open fire, toasting marshmallows.

As fun as these activities were, they are NOT what made the day magical.

The day was and is made magical remembering WHAT Americans are celebrating: being thankful for the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence and the idea of America which improved EVERY aspect of our world.

I would be honored if you would allow me to share five pivotal points from the Declaration, explaining how they started America on the path to becoming an exceptional nation, and how you can learn from the founders' example today.

1 The Layout

Take a look around society today, and you will notice a prevalent theme. The majority of people are angry, upset, and frustrated. They love to highlight the parts of society they view as a problem and tear it down. This requires zero talent. Even newborn babies with no verbal skills and very little knowledge of the outside world will let you know when they are unhappy by crying for a clean diaper, food or attention.

History is filled with people complaining and starting wars because they feel they have been wronged and sought a future "free from their oppressor".

Thomas Jefferson and your founders were different. Before mentioning any issues with the King (they waited 1338 words), they first explained their vision and how America would be different from other nations. They boldly declared that all men were created equal and have a God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

This principle of explaining what you are for has a long track record in American society and has long lead to effective change.

This principle of explaining what you are for has a long track record in American society and has long lead to effective change. This includes famous speeches by John F. Kennedy declaring, "We will go to the moon by the end of this decade," or the great Martin Luther King Jr. telling everyone how he "had a dream."

LESSON: Tell the world what you stand for -- not what you stand against!

2 Role of Government

I have spent over seven years with The Blaze, promoting your founding principles and explaining how America is unique and different to every other nation in the world. Every principle, policy, plan and idea can be traced back to one core principle: How we view government and its role in society.

On the surface of history, it is very easy to believe that our world is very different and would provide many different answers to this simple question.

Just look at our world today and you see many different power structures. England retains a monarch. European countries, like mine, are democracies. Iran is a theocratic-controlled country. Russia is an oligarchy. Inside those countries, you will notice differences in ideologies between communism, socialism, fascism, liberalism and even conservatism.

YES, they all look very different. However, if you look deeper into those countries, you will notice they all view government the exact same.

Government is a central agency that possesses the power to be the moral arbiters of society, the ability to be the great equalizer and most importantly they are the provider of rights.

Does this mean every government uses this power every day?

NO.

Clearly, there are governments around the world who are more open to freedom and view government as the last resort. However, every country believes government always has that power and there are situations when government must take control for the "greater good".

If you doubt this, look at the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Even countries that love to talk about freedom and identify as freedom-loving, removed their citizens' rights in the name of public safety. You witnessed everything from governments shutting down businesses, banning you from traveling more than three miles from your home, limiting the number of people you could have to visit your own house and enforcing you to wear a mask.

How could they do this? Because government is the power structure of all these countries and providers of rights. Any government that has the power to confer can also rescind them under the right circumstances.

Your founders were very clear that they did not share the world vision of an all-powerful government.

The idea of America is different. Your founders were very clear that they did not share the world vision of an all-powerful government. You can see this by reviewing the structure of the Constitution, but that foundation was started in the Declaration of Independence when they spoke about the Law of Nature and Nature's God, which highlights ALL rights come from God. You are born with these rights and it is the government's sole responsibility to ensure these rights are never taken away.

3 RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Take a step back and look at the public discourse today. You will notice the majority of people love to talk about their rights. My friends on the right love to talk about their right to free speech and guns. My friends on the left love to talk about their right to healthcare and abortions. When was the last time you saw anyone online talk about their duty and responsibilities? It's not a very popular topic.

Your founders were not dumb men.

Their genius was understanding the laws of nature and basic first principles. They researched world history -- from the great empires of the past to senates that were supposed to last forever, examining why they failed. While there are countless reasons for each, understanding one concept is critical. When freedom becomes all about rights and forgets about responsibilities, it creates a vacuum. Historically, the government always fills that vacuum. This creates a prime opportunity for a tyrant to come to power and solve a public need and always ends the same way - gaining more power and stripping you of your individual rights.

Your founders feared this vacuum and warned against it TWICE in the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence. They spoke about your right to alter and abolish your government, instituting new safeguards. Then they spoke about your right, and duty, to throw off the government and provide new guards.

LESSON: Freedom without responsibility will always lead to tyranny.

4 RACIST FOUNDERS

As an outsider, nothing annoys me more than the constant attacks on your founders and their brilliance. Were they perfect? NOPE. Should they be worshipped like Idols? NOPE. Are there things we can improve upon? Yes. For example, it's 2021; why does the post office need to be included in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution?

Despite their flaws, they provided America with a great platform on which to build. If America is to survive and prosper, the IGNORANT attacks that America's founders were old racist white men with wooden teeth must stop. Why? Because it is a LIE!!!

I could write at length about this issue alone, but I will provide two simple facts.

Firstly, please close your eyes and imagine an actual racist (no, not your typical Donald Trump supporter). Imagine how they look, how they sound, what words they use and everything down to what aftershave they wear. Got that vision? Good. Now try imagining that vile, disgusting racist say the following:

ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL!

Did your vision say those words? Do you think people like David Duke would say them, let alone sign their name to a statement declaring this as a self-evident principle for the world to see?

Answer: NO!

The second fact requires you to have a reading of history before America. Thomas Jefferson could have very easily left these five powerful words out entirely or just use the accepted language of the day from the Magma Carta which stated:

"All FREE men are created equal."

If Jefferson and the founders were racist, why did they improve on the language of the day and declare this truth as self-evident?

If ...the founders were racist, why did they improve on the language of the day and declare this truth as self-evident?

5 FORGOTTEN FOUNDERS

If you look at culture and politics today, you will notice a common theme where everyone just wants to win, regardless of the cost. Society tells us winning is everything, and there is no room for failure. Is this true? Can society progress really progress without failure and sacrificing everything they have for the greater good?

American history is so vast and deep that it can be straightforward to focus on the great and famous leaders who survived like Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Franklin.

This particular weekend, I would like to briefly highlight three patriots who took the ultimate risk by signing the Declaration of Independence. They lost everything, and are sadly forgotten by many who teach history.

JOHN HART: John was a widowed farmer in New Jersey with 12 kids. He was rich, well-known in society, and employed many. When he signed the Declaration, troops attacked his farm with orders to execute him in Hopewell. He fled and eventually died in hiding.

FRANCES LEWIS: Frank was involved in international business and made a fortune on the mercantile exchange. Like John, he was rich, powerful and employed many. When he signed, he returned to find armed troops at his home, taking possession of it. They arrested his wife, starved and mistreated her and although she was later released, she soon passed away due to the horrific treatment.

RICHARD STOCKTON: Richard was a wealthy lawyer who studied at Princeton. He served on the New Jersey Supreme Court and had the respect of his peers. After signing, he was locked up, starved, tortured, and robbed of his possessions. His treatment was so bad that his final days were spent living on the charity of friends.

These brave men could have chosen a much easier road in life. They could have ignored the calls for Independence, paid any additional taxes to the King and still lived a great life. They had everything you would deem desirable in society -- money, earthly possessions, name recognition, and respect.

...these men... risked everything they had so everyone could have a brighter and freer tomorrow.

When they signed the Declaration of Independence, the only thing they could gain was an opportunity for absolute freedom. This ideal was so powerful that these men, and countless others, risked everything they had so everyone could have a brighter and freer tomorrow.

LESSON: Pursuing a higher aspiration is more important than winning.

Personal Request:

It is popular for Americans to say "Happy 4th" or "Happy 4th of July."

PLEASE STOP SAYING IT!

After reading this, realize how important and significant your founders to America and the world. It is disrespectful to them, their memory, their sacrifice, and everything they fought for. After all, would you go up to a Christian and say "Happy 25th?"

NOPE.

May I wish you and your exceptional nation a very HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

If you enjoyed this column, I released a special on The Blaze this week where I did a deep dive into the Declaration of Independence with KrisAnne Hall. You can listen for free on Apple or Spotify or The Blaze.

Glenn Beck predicts average Americans will not be eating beef in the future, thanks to America's current monopoly on meat processing that is all but destroying the small farmer.

There's already talk of switching to lab-engineered or plant-based "meat" and severely limiting how much land is used for cattle grazing. One of the strongest voices in Congress pushing back against these plans is Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.).

Rep. Massie joined Glenn on the radio program to explain how farmers are being demolished by big-market regulations, but also to share some ways Congress can fight back. He gives an update on his efforts to pass the PRIME Act and solve the looming meat crises, without getting the government too involved.

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Retired U.S. Navy Chief Master-at Arms Sean Cahill is an eyewitness to the well-documented "Nimitz encounters" with unidentified aerial phenomena, or UPA — otherwise known as UFOs.

Cahill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail exactly what he — and others — witnessed and to explain why the nine-page report on UFOs recently released by Congress isn't as lacking in information as some are saying.

In 2004, Cahill was stationed on board the missile cruiser USS Princeton, which along with the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, was part of a Navy carrier strike group conducting training exercises off the coast of Southern California. He told Glenn that Senior Chief Operations Specialist Kevin Day reported multiple "strange and worrisome" anomalous contacts on the Princeton's state-of-the-art radar system.

"[Day] had been picking up anomalous contacts on the AEGIS radar system that were coming in at sub-orbital altitudes, then going down to 80,000 feet," Cahill said. "And then, what was spectacular, was that they were immediately translating down to sea level. And then there were groups of them proceeding in a southerly direction, against the wind."

"This was so strange and worrisome to Kevin, that he began a series of diagnostics," he continued. "He and a radar tech named Voorhis, both rebooted the system numerous times. They double-checked everything, triple-checked. And finally, Kevin went to our captain and said, 'Sir, I'm pretty sure that we have real contacts. These are not ghosts in the system, based on the upgrade.'"

"It's highly unusual and frankly impossible for most of our vehicles that aren't ballistic weapons systems, because to de-orbit a craft requires a certain specific set of maneuvers to reenter the atmosphere," he added. "So, not only were these appearing beyond where the AEGIS radar system could pick them up, they were in space. They were then translating down to an altitude that even our best aircraft don't operate very well at."

Cahill went on to explain how air defensemen, sent to attempt an intercept of the UAP, observed an area of "roiling" water approximately the size of a 737 aircraft. "And around it, were these Tic Tac-shaped objects that were matte white in color, approximately 30 feet long, with no control surfaces. No means of compulsion. No markings, whatsoever. And they were darting around, instantaneously, like ping-pong balls" he said.

"What we encountered that week was unlike anything we had ever seen before," Cahill continued. "The night that the pilots returned with the gun camera footage, before we had seen it on board Princeton, I was out on the port side bridge wing with the port watch. Approximately 45 degrees up in the sky, at 2,000 feet off the port bow, I saw five to seven lights in a completely clear and cloudless sky. It was about 10 o'clock at night, and these five to seven lights all moved toward the center of their formation that they were in, and each instantaneously disappeared. They blinked out. But they didn't show any kind of movement or propulsion."

"This action completely matched what we were seeing on radar. And completely matched what the pilots returned with on the gun camera footage," he said. "The next morning, when myself and the other chief petty officers witnessed that video, we were astonished. We knew that immediately what we were looking at."

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