Marco Rubio: Is America Still An Exceptional Nation?

Senator Marco Rubio gave a great speech this morning that focused on ‘choices.’ Life is all about choices, and he shared the message that the future of our country is in our hands, the American people just have to de. America is at a crossroads and it’s time to make a choice between the option Obama is offering to the American people, that we are a nation of “haves and have-not’s” or the option of the American ideal that we are a nation of “haves and soon-to-haves”.

So, what is the conservative movement?

Senator Rubio defined it by saying, "we believe that the way prosperity is created is when people have the freedom and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.” Which he went on to compare to how small businesses get started in our country, and how they’ve been the engine of cities and towns throughout America. Rubio went on to discuss tax policy, the budget, and jobs, but where he seemed to really hit to the heart of the crowd was when he hit the topic of the American people.

“You have to be strong economically, you have to be strong militarily, but there’s one other area you have to be strong in—and that’s your people have to be strong. Because at the end of the day what makes our nation distinctive is our people. Our greatness does not derive from our government or from our laws, or from our president, or certainly not from our congress—the strength of our nation is from our people.”

This was the key message Florida Senator Marco Rubio shared with CPAC attendees this morning. Senator Rubio was one of the biggest speakers of the day, and one of the most powerful speeches so far—one that could have easily served as the closing keynote.

Senator Rubio brought up the recent attack on religious institutions, mainly the Catholic Church, that are being forced through a healthcare mandate to follow his ideas. The federal mandates are forcing our religious institutions to pay for things that their faith teaches them are wrong. Rubio stated,” you may not agree with what that religion believes, but that’s not the point. The point is that the first amendment still applies.” He went on to say that “the federal government does not have the power to make religious organizations pay for things they think is wrong.”

The senator went on to discuss how important it is that we stand up for our God given freedoms and rights. He used the example of the Nazis and other great evil’s in the world that would have won had it not been for the American people. He said the greatest example the world could have is “the American example.” What happens if that example no longer exists? “We should be grateful and thank god every night that he has placed us here in this nation at this time in history.”

Watch the full speech here.

2021 was a turning point for public education in America. Remote learning revealed to parents what public schools were force-feeding their kids — everything from critical race theory to the existence of infinite genders — while performance in subjects like math and reading fell across the board.

Now, school boards and teachers' unions are facing a tidal wave of parents who want to take the reins back. But school wasn’t always like this. Glenn Beck takes us back to a time before the Department of Education and asks the question: “Are our schools getting better or worse?”

American Federation for Children senior fellow Corey DeAngelis joins to expose who’s actually benefitting from our public school system — and it’s not our kids. And former Secretary of Education under President Trump Betsy DeVos explains why it’s time to abolish the department she once headed, what stopped her from doing so, and how parents can make a big difference.

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The Associated Press has issued a dire warning for abortion providers ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.

According to an article titled "'Heightened alert’: Abortion providers brace for ruling," abortion clinics nationwide are expecting an increase in "protests, harassment, and other violence ... in states where abortion remains legal" if Roe v. Wade is overturned — as a draft opinion leaked in May suggested is likely to happen.

"On the night of last winter’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could end the nationwide right to abortion, people gathered outside a clinic in New Jersey with lawn chairs, a cooler and a flaming torch — a sight that brought to mind lynchings and other horrors of the country’s racist past," the AP article began.

The article did go on to cite two incidents of extreme anti-abortion violence — "the 1993 killing of Dr. David Gunn outside a Florida abortion clinic [and] the 2015 fatal shooting of three people inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood." But there was almost no mention of the ongoing attacks on pregnancy crisis centers by pro-choice activists, including the violent group that calls itself "Jane’s Revenge."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck noted that the closest the current administration has come to calling out Jane’s Revenge was when the Department of Homeland Security published a terror advisory warning of crime on both sides of the Roe v. Wade debate earlier this month. But when was the last time you heard about violent attacks on pro-life centers in the corporate media? There have been several instances of violence by pro-choice proponents, and the Biden administration remains silent.

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GLENN: Now the righteous generation of the woke has reached such a level of holiness that it cannot possibly be contaminated by name of a less righteous monster like George Washington. Student insists the university must break its ties with white supremacy and systematic racism by canceling its 200 year old name and renaming it. Are you ready? Malcolm X University.

Disney-owned Pixar's latest animated film "Lightyear" was expected to blast off last weekend, but ended up falling way short of box office expectations.

Box office analysts expected the "Toy Story" spin-off to gross $70 million and $85 million domestically and $50-60 million in offshore markets, despite having been barred in at least 14 countries over a controversial same-sex kissing scene, but the film's total haul worldwide wound up at $85.6 million.

Earlier this year, the controversial kissing scene was apparently cut from the film, but the Disney corporation made a show of reinstating it in March amid outrage over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) Parental Rights in Education bill.

Now, why would such a woke movie flop at the box office on its opening weekend?

"Blame the fact that it doesn’t appeal to girls, blame Disney+ for stealing family moviegoers, blame the lack of an ensemble Toy Story cast, heck, blame everything as Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear didn’t do its magic by internal studio or industry standards this weekend with $51M, close to a third below its lowest $70M pre-release projection," said Deadline.com.

"Variety" lamented that the film's lofty "ambitions were thwarted by heightened competition from Universal’s behemoth 'Jurassic World: Dominion' and Paramount’s high-flying 'Top Gun: Maverick,' as well as little intrigue to watch a slightly esoteric origin story about Buzz Lightyear."

AV Club guessed that maybe "longtime fans have simply grown up and moved on and/or gotten tougher to please."

Both Vanity Fair and Movie Web seemed to think the problem was with the movie's "high concept premise" of making a film based on a film that was supposed to have inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy in "Toy Story."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray weren't afraid to call out the obvious reason Disney's latest film fell flat: Parents are just tired of woke politics in their children's movies. It's really not that hard to figure out, Disney.

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