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GLENN: I have to tell you, I read one of the best headlines I have read in I don't know how long. This made me so very, very happy. Let me pull it up. It was on the front page of the Drudge Report today. There it is. Right under Tea Party favorites score in Delaware, New York, and New Hampshire. The headline, Establishment Freaks. Hmmm. I'm so happy. Aren't you feeling good? Tea Party, let me tell you something. You have won now. You have won the day. You have done the absolute impossible. You have done something that everyone said could not be done. You have taken the establishment against all odds, people who are just bakers and plumbers, teachers, business leaders, just average moms and dads and kids, and you have built something here to where a year and a half ago, I had to convince you that you had the power. I had to convince you that you are not alone. And Rick Santelli just had to say, there needs to be some sort of a Tea Party! And look what you've done. In Delaware a guy who has been in congress for four decades and had everything going for him, done. This I believe is the seventh or eighth massive upset with the Tea Party.

Now, everyone today in the media is going to say, well, the Republicans are in Civil War, and the Republicans. And in a way it's true, except it's not brother against brother. Here's what it is. It's establishment versus the people. It is the elites versus the people. That's the Civil War here. Are you going to be controlled and dominated or are we a country that is based on the people, of the people, and for the people? Which are we? Are we in control or are we just given the illusion of control? Today at least in the primaries, the people are in control. It doesn't matter what the establishment tells us anymore. We're not believing it. And here's the even better news: It's independents, too. Once you can get the Democrats to understand that they have been lied to as well, that we don't have so much ‑‑ we have more in common than we have apart from each other. I'm not talking about the progressive machinery. I'm talking about the average Democrat.

Now, there are far more progressives in the world than I thought there ever were. I mean, you know, there are more communists. I thought communism was a joke. So you're not going to get everybody. Because we have to wake up and understand that there are people in our own country that are Americans that have a right to a point of view, and that point of view is the Constitution stinks on ice, the free market system stinks on ice, and it's had its whirl but it's time for it to be over. That is the valid view. I completely disagree with it, but it is a valid view of many people in this country, more than you care to recognize. There are those Americans that would like to destroy America as we know it today to create or fundamentally transform into something that they are being awfully cagey about but will look, will look like a very weakened America in a global governance situation. Those are your choices. Constitution, entrepreneurial spirit, a can‑do attitude, an attitude of common sense, or global governance with a weakened America that plays a secondary role at best, and misery.

Now, let me talk to the tea parties in the 9/12 group, and I single the Tea Party out because the 9/12 group I hope ‑‑ well, I can't ‑‑ let me just speak to the tea parties and the 9/12 group because I see the 9/12 group maybe differently than what they've made themselves into. So I don't know. So let me lump you all together just in case. You have to understand that you have won. Now the tough part begins because what you've done is you have, all the way along you have been ridiculed, you have been made fun of, you've been called violent, they have only shown pictures of you in, you know, the Statue of Liberty uniform, they have done everything they can, everything they can to make you unlike anything that you really, truly are.

Why did the Black Panthers come out ‑‑ which, they didn't show up. Why did the Black Panthers come out and say that they were going to ‑‑ we'll meet Glenn Beck on the mall on 8/28. Why did they do that? It was strategy. It was to suppress the numbers, to keep people away. They don't know you. And that's why you didn't stay away. Why did I ask you, don't bring any signs? I got heat for that. A lot of people wrote and said, we have a right of free speech. Okay. Whatever. Please. Just bring your children, not your signs. What was the thing that was absent from the coverage, I mean besides accurate facts, what was absent from the coverage of 8/28? That they were racist and then showing racism, you know, racist signs, that they were crazy. Only the Huffington Post ran pictures of people that were dressed in red, white and blue, but they didn't look crazy. But they tried to make them crazy because they were wearing, you know, flag shirts. The angry looking sign holders, all of that was absent. Why? Because you brought your family.

Here's my message to the tea parties. You now are in the catbird seat. You are now in the position of power. There is no way ‑‑ forget about what anybody says on television today. You are not getting anything but lies. So forget about television and forget about listening to the talking heads on television that are giving you the same old stuff because they're either a Republican or a Democrat or they're establishment. The establishment, you are witnessing today the beginning of the end of the establishment. And you've done it the right way. But now you have to understand that now you have an opportunity to expand this beyond the Republican Party. You already have. Because it's not Republicans. It's Republicans and independents. You've got two thirds. You have the Republicans and the independents. But now we have to reach out to everybody else that looks at their party and the Democrats and say, I'm not that. I don't like the way they did this, I don't like what they're doing now. I believe in the free market system, and how are you going to do that? By not allowing the media to typecast you anymore. You must understand there is ‑‑ there are phases of a movement and the first phase is get out, get into people's phase, let your voice be heard. Your voice, believe me. Let me read the headline again: Establishment freaks. Now you really want to freak them? Tea Party, I have nothing to do with you other than I'm one of your voices. No greater or any less than your voice. And there are a lot of people in the Tea Party that disagree with me, and that's fine. But Tea Party leaders, hear me carefully. Listen carefully. Now is the time to not be what they paint you as. You are not there. I'm saying ‑‑ let me free phrase it because it's not right. Don't be ‑‑ don't appear to be what they paint you as, as a bunch of, you know, crazy ‑‑ here, let me just be real direct. Hang up the Statue of Liberty costume. It's been great, we've loved it. Hang it up. Leave it in the closet. Don't bring your signs anymore. Your power now is in the power of numbers. You must always appear on television, always appear as a group of people that are just locking arms, are absolutely for peace. Believe me, believe me, this is going to be important. You must make a clear stand for peace, not because everybody says you're violent but because violence is coming and it is coming from the left. And so America must have a clear choice. You really are, you really are the people that are peaceful, that believe in the free market system, that believe in small government, that don't believe in corruption, that don't believe in special interests and earmarks and everything. That's who you really are. Now make sure that you are always seen on television just as that, just as people that everybody can turn on the TV and go, you know, I'm like them. Bring your families to these events. People must see you and say, I'm like them. And I'm sorry. As much as I appreciate the Statue of Liberty uniform or the Uncle Sam outfit, I don't see myself as that. There's a difference between the beginning of a movement and actually governing. The beginning is over. Last night you saw the end of the beginning. Now you're in the game and you are in control. Now you go for the real win and it can be done. You can win. Delaware, don't you listen to them. She can win. I don't know anything about her. I mean, assuming that she's not nuts, but you can win. Because there are Democrats that want to join you, that may not agree on every little issue, but if you stand for principles, if you stand for the Constitution, if you stand for enough is enough, you can win. And don't you let anybody else tell you different. You just need to make sure that you always appear as who you really are. Because they are working overtime to make sure you don't.

Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

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Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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