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I’d like to kick off the first issue of the new year by offering this heartfelt sentiment to President Barack Obama: Thank you.

OK, wait, that didn’t feel big enough. Let me take another shot at it:

President Obama…THANK YOU!!!

Yeah, that was better.

Just in case you’re wondering, no, I haven’t lost what little sanity I had left and Fusion hasn’t been taken over by liberal New York City vegan Greenpeace hemp weavers. I just think it’s important to thank President Obama because I truly believe he’s helped get this country back on track. NOT through his unchecked power grab and socialist agenda, but by inspiring Americans like you to stand up, remember the ideals that your parents and grandparents taught you and steer this country back on course.

Throughout your life, a huge part of figuring out what you do want is first recognizing what you don’t want. Sometimes we get lucky and realize that what we want is exactly what’s in front of us. For example, Ronal Reagan galvanized the country through strong defense, economic growth and a renewed pride in celebrating the freedom and opportunity that is the birthright of every American. Those were a glorious eight years, and we knew a good thing when we saw it. With President Obama, though, not so much.

See, even when times are tough in this country, they’re still way better than anyplace else on Earth. (I’ll take a bad day in America over the best day Afghanistan ever had.) It can be easy to take our blessings for granted, but then a guy like President Obama comes along and tries to change things so drastically and fundamentally, we get shaken out of our complacency and back to reality.

The president can make all the flowery, impassioned speeches he wants, but you’ve shown that when Obama says, "Yes We Can," you understand that what he’s referring to is his administration’s attempt to turn the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave into a European welfare state and YOU said, "NO YOU CAN’T!"

The tea parties are just the beginning. Our eyes have been opened, and there is a grand American restoration taking place. America is returning to Her founding principles, and it’s because you’ve not only taken notice, you’ve taken action. There’s an enormous contingent of citizens just like you who aim to reshape and retake this country, and it’s growing bigger every day. Hell hath no fury like an American scorned, and we’re on the move to right the wrongs that our own leaders have been trying to shove down our throats. The future looks a whole lot brighter with eyes wide open. It’s people like you who are leading the charge toward the next and greatest chapter in the history of our United States.

Thank you President Obama. We could have done it without you, but you sure made it a whole lot easier.


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.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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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.

Watch the full special presentation below:

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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.

Read the whole article HERE

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."

Watch a preview of the full episode below:

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