Tea Party Activists Person of the Year

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“The last hope of human liberty in this world rests on us.” - Thomas Jefferson

What would a reasonable person do after the government spends $787 billion of their hard-earned money? An estimated one million Americans answered that question by getting off the couch and demonstrating their discontent at Tea Party protests across America. It is because of this patriotic spirit that we honor these grassroots activists as our “Person of the Year.”

It’s pretty clear by now that the stimulus package didn’t really stimulate anything except outrage. Even more remarkable was that the people attending the rallies were not the usual suspects. They didn’t have ready-made cardboard signs in the garage and they weren’t used to the whole protest scene. But, because they felt great passion at the disconnect between America and its government, they went out and stood shoulder to shoulder with their fellow citizens and showed Washington what “we the people” really look like. I think history will show that the 2009 Tea Parties were the beginning of a Refounding that brought America back from the progressive abyss.

Many protestors hit a tipping point when they began to see the staggering spending our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will never be able to crawl out from under. People started talking to neighbors, friends, and friends of friends…and the numbers grew.

The Tea Parties were a great awakening because there has been a storm of discontent brewing for quite some time now. Republicans seem to be abandoning conservative principles, Democrats are pushing socialist policies and no one sent to Washington appears to remember they are there to represent the people. These so-called representatives also seem to have forgotten that, when they spend money, it’s not Monopoly money—it’s real money coming from someone’s paycheck. If the Tea Party attendees said anything, it was We are not checkbooks; we are human beings.

The mainstream media didn’t get what all these people were upset about and, no surprise, didn’t bother to find

out. But it isn’t rocket science. It’s not about donkeys or elephants, it’s about fiscal and individual responsibility. Being asked to accept an almost total makeover of the values upon which America was founded, on top of reckless spending, does not go down easily. It’s inspiring to see that people are paying attention and are willing to make their voices heard. This is how real change will happen.

For speaking out, protestors were called every name in the book. The media, Hollywood, and even members of the Obama administration labeled them as partisan, racist, extremist rednecks. Remember, for the last eight years we’ve been told that exercising one’s freedom of speech is honorable and vital to earnest debate…but only if you’re part of the liberal elite. Citizens of flyover states aren’t supposed to have a voice. They aren’t Ivy League, they’re not coastal, and they don’t summer in the Hamptons, so they were discredited, denigrated, mocked, and dismissed. Anti-war groups can show up at a soldier’s funeral to harass the grieving family and any actor with a microphone can accuse George W. Bush of war crimes, but criticizing President Obama’s policies at a peaceful rally while wearing a flag pin is apparently over the line.

The Tea Party Activists are vitally important because they represent the engine that runs our nation. America thrives because people get up and work every day to create, inspire, educate, transport, manufacture, heal, develop and learn. We the people are the core of this country; the foundation of her success. Our representatives cocoon themselves in the bubble of Washington and forget there are miles and miles of America outside the Beltway that they are supposed to be representing. America doesn’t function because out of touch politicians sit in the Capitol and squabble over language in a 2,000-page bill. We the people make America function.

We honor the Tea Party Activists for making the first great rumblings toward America’s brighter future. They reminded us that we aren’t powerless in this fight. We can take back America, one community at a time. We can hold politicians responsible and we can ask questions, the most important one being, “If I don’t save my country, who will?”

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On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

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"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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