Freedom of speech on Twitter is now held hostage by .06%

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What does freedom mean? Today. In 2018. Right now. In America, in the Western World. What does it mean for people to be free? How should a free society act? And what does freedom mean on a personal level? What determines who is free?

Are you free?

Now imagine the First Amendment vanished overnight and suddenly there were limits on what you can and cannot say: How alarmed would you be? How much would you lose? No more freedom of speech and no press to report on it. You can no longer say what you want, no matter how offensive, and whether or not something is offensive would not be up to you. Not unless you're part of any of a small group of activists tirelessly trying to impose "anti-discrimination" and "anti-harassment" policy.

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Nobody wants discrimination or harassment, but activists have a funny definition of what those words mean. By their standards, discrimination and harassment have less to do with insulting or abusive language, and more to do with the general public's proper use of a transgender or LGBTQ-etc person's self-defined gender pronouns and expressions.

We saw it with Bill C-16 in Canada, the pro-transgender bill which punishes "mis-gendering." The bill has also passed in New York City, allowing 31 legal gender identities.

It hasn't spread much farther than New York in America, not quite. But the symptoms are popping up. Twitter recently announced a ban on mis-gendering or dead-naming, which can be reported and lead to a ban from Twitter.

It's a little shocking that science is being discarded in the name of progress.

Fair enough. Twitter is a private company. They can do what they want. But we can still be more than a little concerned by the decision. It's a little shocking that science is being discarded in the name of progress.

The new rule says:

We prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. We recognize that if people experience abuse on Twitter, it can jeopardize their ability to express themselves.

They add:

Research has shown that some groups of people are disproportionately targeted with abuse online. This includes; women, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual individuals, marginalized and historically underrepresented communities. For those who identify with multiple underrepresented groups, abuse may be more common, more severe in nature and have a higher impact on those targeted.

It's unclear what data or evidence Twitter used to determine this information. But we can say for sure that transgender population comprises about 0.6% of the U.S. population. Why are transgender rights constantly a topic? What happens when the "underrepresented" are actually "overrepresented," so much so that it infringes on everyone else's freedom?

It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck share the details:

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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