Election Day: It's not about him, no matter how much THEY want it to be

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Today's election is not and should not be about President Trump.

Democrats and most of the media have been working overtime for the better part of 2018 to make this election about nothing other than President Trump. But this is not how it's supposed to be. The fact that every president looms so large over the midterm elections is evidence of how far we've drifted. Even the fact that we refer to these elections as "midterm," as in halfway through a president's four-year term in office, betrays the outsized influence America has given the presidency.

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Since – according to annual studies and polls – America's overall civics knowledge is in the crapper, Election Day seems like a good time for a reminder that we actually have three branches of government. And contrary to popular belief, the Executive branch isn't supposed to be at the top of the government pyramid.

Why, over the last fifty years, do 20% more Americans show up to vote for presidential elections than mid-term elections? It should be completely flipped. Turnout should be greatest for Congressional elections because they directly represent us.

The U.S. presidency is often called the most powerful office in the world. But the Founders put Congress front and center in the Constitution, not the president. Article One has ten sections without mentioning a president. The Constitution could not be clearer – Congress would make the laws here. Not a king, and not an elected president.

The Founders believed firmly in the right and ability of men to self-govern, so they made Congress the strongest branch of government because it represented the people – indirectly through the Senate (originally Senators were elected by state legislatures), and directly through the House.

Today's election is important alright, but not for the reason you've been told… because Donald Trump is not on the ballot.

The Founders believed you protect individual liberty by limiting government powers, especially a one-man Executive. As we vote today, that should be our guide. Which candidates care about protecting individual liberty? Which ones are concerned about government power? Which ones defend the Bill of Rights?

The Constitution, as it was ratified, gives the president very few powers. There's nothing there about carrying out his agenda. The way it reads sounds more like the president works for Congress. Today's election is important alright, but not for the reason you've been told… because Donald Trump is not on the ballot.

The New York Times reported this week that U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former Secretary of State, John Kerry, allegedly leaked classified Israeli military information to one of its biggest foes: Iran. So, where's the media outcry?

Donald Trump Jr. joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the allegations against Kerry and the corporate media's blatant hypocrisy and the Left's double standards.

"It's sort of amazing what you can get away with if you're a Democrat," Trump Jr. said. "I would think, Glenn, these people would lose their minds if someone in the Trump administration did this."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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The World Economic Forum isn't trying to hide its plans for the Great Reset. Details to "reset" the global economy have been published on its own website. Despite that and all the warning signs, many are still quick to refute this master plan as a "conspiracy theory" or as something that will never actually take hold. But as Glenn Beck explained on the radio program Monday, the Great Reset is happening right now in Europe. A huge new development for the Great Reset that could affect not only European businesses, but American ones as well. Businesses — and citizens — may be forced to comply sooner than you think.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn break down the details:

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As Glenn mentioned on his Wednesday Night Special this week, here are some organizations and individuals that you can help support in their various efforts to battle the Leftist takeover of U.S. history and education...

Mercury One

Taking action through humanitarian aid and educational initiatives. LEARN MORE

Wallbuilders

Presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built. LEARN MORE

1776 Unites - 2020 Year in Review

Helping people become agents of their own uplift and transformation by embracing the true founding values of our nation. LEARN MORE

Christopher Rufo

Fighting against critical race theory through investigative reporting, grassroots organizing, and legal warfare. LEARN MORE

Clarice Schillinger—Keeping Kids in School PAC

Advocating in-person education on the local level and supporting candidates who are not beholden to teachers' unions to run for school board positions. LEARN MORE


If you missed Wednesday night's special, watch the entire episode HERE.

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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