Before you get too giddy about replacing Justice Kennedy, remember the good he did

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Retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is 81-years-old, and the longest-serving current justice on the Court. President Reagan nominated Kennedy to the Supreme Court in 1988. Kennedy was a compromise choice for Reagan after the Senate rejected his more conservative first choice, Robert Bork. That compromise had huge ramifications as Kennedy developed a track record as the swing vote in many key Supreme Court decisions, including the decision on same-sex marriage and votes that upheld Roe v. Wade.

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Because of the way Kennedy voted on several pivotal cases, many on the Right are giddy that he is leaving the Court. But before conservatives throw too much confetti about his departure, it's worth noting that he sided with the majority on two decisions this month that have far-reaching impact for people of faith. The first, was the Masterpiece Cake Shop decision.

The second one was National Institute of Family and Life Advocates vs. Becerra (Becerra is California's attorney general). In that decision, the court wisely struck down a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs, in prominent places, informing women that California offers low-cost, or in some cases free, abortions. The case was not about abortion however — it was a free speech issue.

Justice Kennedy reprimanded his home state of California in his blistering concurrent opinion.

Justice Kennedy reprimanded his home state of California in his blistering concurrent opinion. In light of the insanity emanating from California every day now, his words are a vital reminder and warning to the nation:

The California Legislature included in its official history the congratulatory statement that the Act [this law that required pro-life clinics to advertise for abortions] was part of California's legacy of "forward thinking." But it is not forward thinking to force individuals to "be an instrument for fostering public adherence to an ideological point of view they find unacceptable." It is forward thinking to begin by reading the First Amendment as ratified in 1791; to understand the history of authoritarian government as the Founders then knew it; to confirm that history since then shows how relentless authoritarian regimes are in their attempts to stifle free speech; and to carry those lessons onward as we seek to preserve and teach the necessity of freedom of speech for the generations to come. Governments must not be allowed to force persons to express a message contrary to their deepest convictions. Freedom of speech secures freedom of thought and belief. This law imperils those liberties.

Do you hear what he's saying? The most progressive thing any American can do at this point is to know the Bill of Rights. Your liberty depends on it.

As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or enjoy the full interview with Dr. Ben Carson here.

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Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

Watch the special in full below:

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