Glenn Beck: From the most transparent administration ever

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GLENN: I have what I believe is shocking news, not unforeseen but shocking nonetheless. This is an indictment on this presidency, this congress, most importantly the media. Breaking news from Fox Business, so you know it just can't be true. The SEC, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Fox Business Network and the founding partner of law firm Mintz and Gold, LLC, the SEC ‑‑ just so you understand, the SEC is the Securities & Exchange Commission which oversees all mergers, all acquisitions, the exchanges, security, the credit default swaps, all of it. When people suspected that Bernie Madoff was doing something wrong, they went to the SEC. It was the SEC that dropped the ball on Bernie Madoff. The SEC has the power to close you down, and this new financial regulation has given them much, much more power.

Freedom of Information Act now is being denied. Why? Because the SEC says now the new financial regulation law exempts the SEC from Freedom of Information Act. You have a gigantic new all‑powerful arm of the government that no longer has to answer any of your pesky questions. Kiss transparency goodbye. This has never, never happened in America. They no longer have to respond to your questions or the media's questions. If they want to choose to shut somebody down because there's irregularities, they no longer have to provide any information to anyone on why, what did you do, what did you see, wait a minute, something sees wrong. If there's any irregularity going on with the SEC, you can no longer ask any questions. This is a story from the SEC that has just broken. This is no longer, this isn't, "Oh, gee, I wonder if." This is what they are now doing, and it is law.

PAT: I'm having a hard time believing this because I remember the words of Barack Obama pretty clearly in my head.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: The way to make government responsible is to hold it accountable, and the way to make government accountable is to make it transparent so that the American people can know exactly what decisions are being made, how they are being made.

PAT: Yeah.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And whether their interests are being well served.

GLENN: Not anymore.

PAT: Well, it's so transparent. This is a part of transparency.

GLENN: No, but that was just that one time.

PAT: This is like opaque, not transparent.

GLENN: This is slam the door in the face. They will tell you who's bad and who's good. You don't question them at all. The SEC just settled, let's see, just settled a $755,000 lawsuit that had to be settled because they used Freedom of Information Act requests in the lawsuit. The case was closed in 2006. This year, blah, blah‑blah, was forced to pay $28 million to settle insider trading charges relating to shares of Microsoft.

These guys can charge anything now, anything. And if there's any irregularity on their part, it doesn't matter. The press is blocked from looking into anything now in Security and Exchange.

Gang, how do you prove Crime, Inc.? How do you prove cap and trade is a scam? How do you prove any of it if you can't look into any of it?

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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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?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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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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