France and Germany are dreaming of a United European Army... What could go wrong?

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First France and now Germany… the Europeans are finally starting to get it. Last week the French President mentioned the idea of creating a European army, and yesterday German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed him up saying quote, "we have to work on the vision of one day creating a real European army."

Really? One day?! Has it not been over 70 years since the end of World War Two, and they're just getting around to this NOW? President Trump called their remarks "insulting" and told them to instead agree to meet their NATO commitments. I'm sorry, but I'm tired of subsidizing half the planet's defense budgets. World War Two ended 73 years ago. The Cold War ended over two decades ago. The U.S. military doesn't have to hold Western Europe's hand anymore. At some point, the kids have to put on their big boy britches and leave mommy and daddy's house.

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And can we have an intellectually honest conversation about NATO for a second? NATO did an outstanding job. Without it, people in France would probably be speaking Russian right now. NATO was established to combat ONE ENEMY. All of its members had ONE GOAL. To protect themselves from the Soviet Union. Guess what doesn't exist anymore? NATO's entire reason for being - the Soviet Union - is a twenty-six-year-old long lost memory. IT'S GONE. So why does it continue to ignore that fact, AND why are NATO members pretending that they still have unifying interests. We clearly don't anymore.

As far as policy goes, there really hasn't been much to criticize President Trump on - well except for tariffs - but I just don't understand what he's doing here. First he rocked the world by criticizing NATO during the first year of his administration, but now it looks like he's perpetuating the continued use of the U.S. military as a European security blanket. Our global helicopter parenting has got to stop. Is there any reason why Japan STILL hasn't rebuilt their military and relies on us for security? Enough is enough. Yes, China's a problem, but why not let Japan take their natural place and take the brunt of containing China? Let THEM foot the bill.

We can't continue to hold their hands anymore.

How much of the deficit and national debt could we cut by empowering Europe and Japan to finally take responsibility for themselves? It's time to re-examine and think outside of the box, because our debt situation is unsustainable. We can't continue to hold their hands anymore. Europe and Japan… it's time to leave mommy and daddy's basement. I know it'll be scary, but growing up usually is. Don't worry, don't worry, when you screw it up we'll be here to bail you out... again. We might even give you a limited funds credit card to help wean you off. But the free ride... IS OVER.

As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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