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GLENN: I want to play three pieces of audio for you and I want to tie them all together. I want to play first, this is Richard Trumka, this is the AFL‑CIO labor union. Now remember, AFL‑CIO was the biggest source of communism in America. Was it the AFL or CIO that was the biggest source of communists in FDR and then they wrote in their bylaws that you could not be a Communist Party member or could never have joined a Communist Party or anything like it. They just rolled that back a couple of years ago and so, no, that bylaw is no longer on the books. Why? Why? Why would you do that? You couldn't be a communist member party? And be in the union? Why would you roll that back? A few years ago we thought communists were jokes. So here he is. Now, the head of the AFL‑CIO and he's talking about media. He's talking about the things that the media does to spin, and you cannot find the truth anymore. Listen.

VOICE: But when somebody makes a bold assertion and they say, we have a deficit problem, don't spend, and it's reported we have a deficit problem when that's not true, we don't have a short‑term deficit problem. You know that, he knows that, I know that and he knows that and every economist in the country knows that, yet you've not made the case. So yeah, the Obamas, they deserve some of the blame for it. We, meaning the labor movement deserves part of the blame because we haven't done enough job. You deserve part of the blame because the press hasn't done part of the job. And quite frankly the ones that have been masterful of this are the Republican spin machine because they have done a wonderful job of creating fiction and making it seem like fact.

GLENN: That we don't have a deficit problem? I'm sorry. What? Now, he goes back, he says first that we don't have a deficit problem, then he says we don't have a short‑term deficit problem. Maybe he means that it's been a long‑term deficit problem. But the deficit is a problem. I can't even figure that one out. I don't even have any idea what he even means on that. But it's a spin. The deficit is a spin. I have news for you. The deficit problem has been a problem for a very long time but the deficit problem that we have right now we've added $165 billion in debt in the last 30 days. It's a mind‑boggling problem. Okay. So we have that. Then I don't have audio of this but I have a quote from Valerie Jarrett. Now, Valerie Jarrett is going to be ‑‑ should I just say goodbye to, not David Axelrod.

PAT: Rahm Emanuel?

GLENN: Rahm Emanuel, should I just say goodbye to him now? Because he ‑‑ look, I'm going to announce something and I'm sorry to beat you to the punch. Rahm Emanuel is leaving the White House probably in, well, this fall sometime. He's leaving the White House and he's going to pursue other opportunities, and Valerie Jarrett is going to become the new White House chief of staff. She'll replace.

PAT: Now, that hasn't been announced. So ‑‑

GLENN: Hmmm?

PAT: How would you know that?

GLENN: I don't know what you're talking about. So here's Valerie Jarrett who is now just the senior advisor. She's looking back now at a time when Walter Cronkite, quote, would get on and say the truth, and people believed the media. No single media figure or outlet has the power to end the debate and in the pursuit of objectivity, most honest news outlets draw the line at saying flatly that something is or is not true: Wait a minute. So most outlets won't draw the line and say what is or is not true. That's what I do every day. That's what I try to do. And if we get it wrong, we sure apologize and that's why I installed the red phone. If I get it wrong, Valerie, you can call me. So she says that the problem is the people used to believe the media and we had a single media figure that could end the debate in America. Wow. That sounds kind of spooky, doesn't it? It's almost like they just want to return to the policies of the past. Drag us back ‑‑ is she saying she wants to go back when Walter Cronkite, back, drag us back into the Sixties before we even had the Civil Rights Act? Why is she doing that? See, we know how you work. We can do it, too, but we just choose not to because we're better than that.

So what is she saying here? Richard Trumka is saying there is no short‑term deficit problem. That's a lie. She's saying there's nobody that will even tell the truth in the media. Now let me play the audio again from the reporter who lost his job in Washington D.C. on ABC because he filed this report.

VOICE: The demonstrators are gathering up behind these trees here. Very few of them, in fact. It may be an indication of where this movement is headed right now. The demonstrators who are largely representing far left environmental groups such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are gathering here to underscore how many members of congress have, quote, now dirty oil money on their hands. May be a risky strategy because the one man who has more campaign contributions from BP than anybody else in history is now sitting in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama who accepted $77,051 in campaign contributions from BP.

PAT: How dare he say that.

GLENN: All of that is fact. Now, I don't know if this guy is left or right or what. And in the days when ‑‑ I mean, in the days when we had separate drinking fountains that Valerie Jarrett seemingly wants to pull us back into where there was just a few voices, Valerie, I don't even understand that, we could do it all day, Valerie, we could. We just don't. This reporter is saying facts and being suspended. Now, I have no idea what the politics of this guy is and that's the way it should be. Maybe he's uber right. I don't know. But that's not a partisan statement. Those are facts, period. And there's pressure being applied now to make sure that you are not too harsh. Who was it, Gasparino that just left CNBC? Charles Gasparino and he was on with Bill O'Reilly and he said there was a conference call where people said, whoa, whoa, whoa, are we being too harsh on Barack Obama? It came from GE to NBC: Let's not be too harsh on Barack Obama. You see what's happening? They are pressuring and controlling.

Now, this guy, this guy, he has been suspended. He should quit. He should quit. He should make this into a story. What ‑‑ where did I get those facts wrong? Where was I being too partisan? Show it to me. This guy should be hired by Fox, quite frankly, but then unfortunately then he'd just become another guy who's just out on the spin machine. But the real point on that is where's the rest of the media? If this guy can be suspended for that report, how much longer do you think your truth is going to last? When this really continues down this road very much longer, where do you get a job to be able to say, no, that's wrong? Do you? And then one last, one last piece, Cut 981. Here is Grayson talking about Robert Gibbs. Robert Gibbs said the other day that the left is too far left.

GRAYSON: No, I don't think he should resign. I think he should be fired. He's done a miserable job. People I know refer to him as Bozo the spokesman. He is not conveying the value of the president's strategies or his plans or his programs. He's doing a miserable job. It's that simple. He's so far in over his head, he would have to reach up to touch his shoes. I'd like to see Gibbs show some frustration over 15 million unemployed Americans. I'd like to see him show some frustration over 40 million people who can't see a doctor when they need to. I'd like to see him show some frustration over the Republicans who have blocked the president's plans and his programs. The White House, as I said back in January, is suffering from the Stockholm syndromes. They have come to love their captors and in this case their captors, the people who are imprisoning the president's program are not the liberals. They are the GOP. He needs to concentrate on getting things done for the American people and restoring the middle class in this country, not giving us Republican talking points. What he said about Canadian healthcare? Canadians live three years longer than Americans do on the average according to the CIA. So exactly how bad could their healthcare be? You know, if I wanted Fox talking points, I'd change the channel to Fox, not ‑‑

PAT: Unreal.

STU: He is right about one thing. Gibbs is terrible.

GLENN: He is terrible.


PAT: Yes.

GLENN: So do you see what it is? It is snuffing out any, any kind of dissenting point of view. We all rolled our eyes when he got to, when he got to Canada. Go ahead, Stu. I know ‑‑

PAT: Stu's on fire right now, and we've talked about this before. We've talked about the life expectancy thing. There's so many factors that go into that.

STU: I literally cannot stand that argument.

PAT: It's ridiculous.

STU: ‑‑ so horrible, so horrible.

GLENN: Dig out Arguing With Idiots.

STU: I will. That's the book. This book was written ‑‑

PAT: For Grayson, Alan Grayson.

GLENN: It is.

PAT: Moron.

GLENN: We'll get to that stat here in just a second. So what I want you to see here is that to speak in a position of any, any position with a microphone or a megaphone of any kind is becoming more and more difficult. But you know what? That's exactly what they tried to do to people like George Whitefield. Don't worry. The voice will be heard. I don't know whose voice. I don't know how it will be heard. But it will not be snuffed out. It won't be. You must do everything you can to prepare your family and to make sure you're living in the right way and you are not a slave to the government and you're not a slave to the unions and, you know, you do everything you can. You do everything you can to make sure your state is not a slave to the government. Don't allow them to take this money. Don't do it. But once you have, you can. You go to bed every night and you ask yourself this question. You get down on your knees and before you say your prayers , you ask yourself this question: Did I do everything I could do today? Did I do my best today to prepare, my self‑and my family, did I. If the answer is no, then when you are saying your prayers, ask for the strength to do it right the next day. If the answer is yes, sleep well, my friend. Sleep well because after you've done your best, it is in His hands. There are too many things that are facing us now. It is this perfect storm. There are too many prongs. It is overwhelming. You can't fight all of these things. You cannot fight. We're fighting the media, we're fighting Marxism, we're fighting terrorism, we're fighting the mosque and that kind of political correct nonsense, we're fighting financial collapse, we're fighting corruption, we're fighting an attack on religion. We're fighting everything. We cannot win. We cannot win, caveat, without God. The only power, the only thing that will solve this is God. The faster America wakes up to that, the faster, the faster it's over. Let's cut to the chase and do it before there's no help coming because if you read the stories over and over again, over and over, it always happens, wake up, wake up, wake up! They don't, got to wipe them all out and then it starts all over again. Don't let it happen that way. That's the reason for history is so that we see it, we learn from it, and we don't make the same mistakes. Wake up. Wake your neighbors up. There's only one answer that can solve all of these. We'll just do our part. We'll fight politically and everything else and we'll prepare ourselves, but get on your knees. Get on your knees. There's one way out.

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BlazeTV host Mark Levin said his new book, "American Marxism," provides proof that we're not just facing a coming Marxist revolution — it's already here.

Many Americans remain unconvinced, believing recent moves from the far left and the Democratic Party are just passing phases. But this is not a "fad," Levin told Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday.

"This isn't progressivism, or social activism, or democratic socialism. This is Marxism. Now, it may not be Marxism in every particular. But it's an Americanized form of Marxism," Levin explained.

"You need to pay attention to what's taking place ... You've seen it with your own two eyes. You saw the riots all summer long. You saw Black Lives Matter, which is headed by an openly proud Marxist. You see Antifa, which is a Marxist anarchist organization. You see the media, that you have been watching and reading, endorse every single one of these movements," he added.

"People have been brainwashed, or ... haven't been paying attention. They view this as a passing fad," Levin went on to say. "It's not. We all need to wake up to this. And if we have little differences, moderate Democrats, Libertarians and so forth, you better put them aside right now. Because we have a common enemy. I say enemy, not opponent. Not adversary. Enemy. And we need to be focused on defeating that enemy, rather than fighting among ourselves."

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Electric vehicles are the wave of the future. They are so much better for the environment. At least that's what we have been told, but is this correct?

On his TV special, Glenn Beck explained how electric vehicles (EVs) might not actually be the environmental solution we've been led to believe. In fact, they may not be a solution at all.

Glenn shared a recent article from LiveScience that reported:

A 2014 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at the entire life cycle of an EV's emissions, from mining the metals required for the batteries to producing the electricity needed to power them, and then compared this with the average emissions of a gas-powered vehicle. The team found that when electric vehicles are charged with coal-powered electricity, they're actually worse for the environment than conventional gasoline cars.

He next shared an article from The Greenage, which stated:

The Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated that manufacturing a mid-sized EV with an 84-mile range results in about 15 percent more emissions than manufacturing an equivalent gasoline vehicle. For larger, longer-range EVs that travel more than 250 miles per charge, the manufacturing emissions can be as much as 68 percent higher.

Noting how electric vehicles and other fossil-fuel alternatives require the use of mined minerals like lithium, cobalt, zinc, copper, and nickel, among others, Glenn quoted an International Energy Agency report that warned reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement "would mean a quadrupling of mineral requirements for clean energy technologies by 2040. An even faster transition, to hit net-zero globally by 2050, would require six times more mineral inputs in 2040 than today."

"Can [you] predict which country is the world leader in processing the minerals needed for these batteries? Right, China," Glenn stated. "The average EV requires over 200 kilograms of minerals. The average gas vehicle requires 40 kilograms of minerals, mostly copper. A single EV has 22 pounds of lithium in it ... yet another way that the green reset of American energy is putting us all at the mercy of Communist China."

"Oh, and remember during the Obama administration when the world was gonna end' over fracking?" Glenn asked. "Well, the Institute for Energy Research now says, and I quote, 'Mining and processing of lithium, however, turns out to be far more environmentally harmful than what turned out to be the unfounded issues with fracking.'"

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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.

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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.