What the caucus?! Can Sen. Mike Lee survive a challenge from the establishment?

Utah Sen. Mike Lee is a rockstar in the conservative movement, so he should be totally safe in a historically red state — shouldn't he? That may not be the case this year as the establishment wing of the Republican Party would love nothing more than to find a way to unseat the senior Senator. Also, Utah is no longer the deep-red state that many hoped and claimed it to be. A lot of money and resources have been funneled the way of the challengers, most notably to the daughter-in-law of BYU football coaching legend LaVell Edwards.

Becky Edwards has served for a decade as a state rep. and this race is in no way a given. She represents a small but growing faction of the Republican Party and many social media influencers have urged their followers to change their registration from Democrat to Republican in order to unseat Sen. Lee.

One thing the incumbent has going for him (besides being one of the most conservative members of the Senate), is the system by which the party chooses its candidate. Utah has a unique method that some may not be too familiar with so here is a brief rundown of how it works and why it puts a little more wind in the sails of Sen. Lee's campaign.

First, it is not an out-and-out primary like most states. To put it simply, it is modeled after the representative republic that governs the country. Just like we elect our representatives to fight for our ideals and values on our behalf, delegates are elected via hand-written paper ballots and those delegates attend the state convention and cast their ballots for the candidate the people of their precinct support.

If any candidate receives 60% +1 of the delegates' vote, they are selected as the party's candidate for the general election right then and there, avoiding a primary altogether. If there is not a clear winner, there is a run-off of sorts and the top two candidates move on to the general primary in June. If that's clear as mud, here are a couple of resources for you to read up on.

"It's an incredible way to get those who are most passionate about their communities to get together and choose the candidate for their party who most closely represents their views," Sen. Lee said. "It's a truly decentralized way to trust and empower the voters."

"It's a truly decentralized way to trust and empower the voters," Sen. Mike Lee said.

The process sounds complicated but if you've never experienced a caucus, it really is a fascinating peek into how our system operates. Since I'm a constituent of Sen. Lee and a resident of Utah, I took my pen and paper and took some notes to let you in on the process to see how the sausage is made in Utah elections.

6:33 pm: The registration portion was scheduled from 6-7 pm at the local elementary school and my wife and I are two of the first three people to walk in the door. All is dark and the doors are locked for the room where we are supposed to meet.

6:55 pm: The first of the organizers arrives and unlocks the doors. Tables are set up for registration as a few more people straggle in.

*We later found out we are a new precinct and had yet to elect leadership, so the show was run by volunteers who graciously accepted the call to serve.

6:57 pm: One of the party officials who is running the registration had an interesting interaction with a voter.

"Oops, you probably need to see my id."
"I mean, I'm happy to look at it, and it is in the rules, but I mean..."

*Both parties were older white males, so don't worry—it wasn't racist in any way to ask or to not look.

7:15 pm: We are just about to get started and we topped out at 15 total in attendance for our precinct. Though our numbers may be few, we are a passionate and well-informed bunch. Aside from the topic of the Senate race, the one sentiment that was made clear was that many if not most considered themselves very conservative, but for the most part, they were not fans of President Trump. Many expressed the hopes that he does not run and allows a well-developed stable of candidates to have a crack at it.

7:45 pm: Those throwing their hats in the ring give their mini stump speech about who they'd vote for and why. Most arguments against Sen. Lee appear to be more of an emotional plea or petty grievances, lacking in details. One constituent didn't care for Sen. Lee much in the way President Trump's detractors did not care for him, in the form of mean tweets of sorts. If you know anything about Sen. Lee, your imagination must be running wild at what he possibly could have said. Check it out for yourself and see just how mean the good Senator can be. He must be doing something right, he has passionate support among the vast majority in attendance.

8:12 pm: All votes have been tallied and we have a new precinct chair. If his shirt has anything to do with it, I think we'll be in good hands with this BYU law student.

8:15 pm: The show is over and there are no cookies to be found anywhere. This travesty could only ever be overlooked in lieu of Built Bars, but alas...

As you can see, it only takes the actions of a few to make a dramatic impact on your state — so get to work!

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.