Consider THIS as you vote today

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I wanted to share something as we all Vote today.

It's something I have learned by spending the past two years crisscrossing America, exploring this ominous and strange divide with which America finds itself engaged and enraged.

From Ketchikan, Alaska to Clearwater, Florida; from penthouses of NYC to tent cities on the Venice Beach boardwalk; from big cities to tiny towns that stretch out in the vastness between the "Coasts." I have spoken with hotel clerks and uber drivers; panhandlers and professors; factory workers and financiers. Thousands of conversations about one thing:
Why do you believe what you believe?

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The biggest lesson I learned from all that traveling applies very poignantly today as we vote.

As I spoke with more and more and more Americans, I was continually shocked by their truest diversity: the diversity of thought which quite often didn't line up with their most obvious "labels." That their way of thinking is the result of innumerable, deeply-personal moments that they have experienced living their life. Not yours. Theirs. I encourage you not to make the mistake of assuming you understand another person's thinking because of the labels you project onto them.

And as I listened to stories of deeply-impacting childhood adversity; of dreams 'changed' because of life's unforeseen hurdles; of hard-fought/hard-won life-lessons, I realized no one's life is easy. No one's. That there are scars from life and dreams for life that the eye can't see as it scans any given room, looking to affix labels.

And I promise you the sum of all those experiences and thoughts cannot be categorized into one of two sides: Team Us & Team Them. No matter how neat-and-tidy it would make it all seem.

As I have ping-ponged between worlds and sides, I kept thinking that if you all had the opportunity to be in the same room together - and could talk honestly and openly without fear of snap-judgments and retribution - you'd see that you really are NOT as divided as you think. So many of the frustrations are the same. So many of the problems are shared. Even your hopes line up with one another.

Today you will have that opportunity as you find yourselves in crowds of completely equal Americans. One human being in line behind another.

Today you will have that opportunity as you find yourselves in crowds of completely equal Americans. One human being in line behind another. And as you wait to vote - even if you're going to vote angrily - do NOT waste the increasingly rare opportunity to engage one another as people who SHARE a country. Because, I believe, if you REALLY want the best shot of tackling the greatest problems we share don't just look for solutions on the ballot. Look to the people who are casting their votes to your right and to your left - both literally and politically.

Smile. Make eye contact. Make conversation. Talk as neighbors because you are, even if you have led very different, but equally-worthy lives.

I promise you, it's SO easy to find connection, if you look for it.

As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

Watch the video below for more details:



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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.

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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.

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