On this anniversary of D-Day, have we earned their sacrifice?

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Today is the 74th anniversary of D-Day. I don't know about you, but over the last few years, this anniversary gets increasingly sad. Because each year, there are fewer and fewer men alive who were actually in Normandy on June 6, 1944. And those who are still with us are too frail to make the pilgrimage to France for the anniversary ceremonies like they used to.

I don't want to lose them, because once the World War II veterans are all gone, we'll lose that tether to a time when the nation figured out how to be a better version of itself.

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Not that they were saints and did everything right. But in many respects they were better. Because they went, and they toughed it out, and they accomplished an incredibly daunting mission, with sickening hardship, heartbreak and terror along the way. And we need to say thank you today.

Near the end of Saving Private Ryan, Captain Miller, the character played by Tom Hanks, lays dying and he gives one last instruction to Private Ryan, the young man that he and his unit have sacrificed their lives to rescue in Normandy.

He says, "Earn it."

In other words, don't waste the sacrifices that were made so that your life could be saved. Live it well.

I wonder, collectively as a nation, can we say we've earned the sacrifices that were made by Americans on June 6, 1944?

Honor. Duty. Sacrifice. Personal responsibility. These used to mean a lot more.

Today, the name of the game in politics, media and really all walks of life when it comes to the choices we make is to deflect, defend, shout down, attack. Who in leadership today is writing a just-in-case note? Let me explain.

Before 5:00 AM on June 5, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower consulted with the Allied commanders one last time before giving the go-ahead to launch the invasion. The weather was unpredictable and it was one of the largest gambles in military history. But Ike made the call.

Early that afternoon, Eisenhower sat at his portable table and wrote out a press release on a pad of paper, a contingency if the invasion did not succeed. He wrote:

Our landings have failed, and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.

Honor. Duty. Sacrifice. Personal responsibility. These used to mean a lot more. I don't want to believe it's too late for us to rediscover those traits as a country. I want to believe we can still earn it.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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