Sending in the troops might be the spark to strengthen our weak border

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The wall is finally coming up… well sort of. 5,000 active duty military have been called to the Southwest border. They're coming in waves with 800 on the way right now. The emergency deployment will join over 2,000 National Guard troops that are already on the ground. On top of all that, another 7,000 troops have been put on 24-hour emergency standby.

That means that if these migrant caravans are now the new norm, they could possibly run smack dab into a hardened U.S. border of 14,000 troops. And those troops won't be carrying wet noodles as weapons. The Secretary of Defense has given the go ahead for them to carry live ammunition. Mattis clearly means business here.

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So let's think through this — fairly — for a second. First of all, unusual situations call for emergency actions. Homeland Security has confirmed that the migrant caravan is still on it's way, albeit slowly, and is about four thousand strong. They also announced the existence of a second caravan forming in Guatemala of about three thousand. Homeland Security and Defense Secretary Mattis are obviously treating this very seriously.

Even though some have mocked calling these caravans an invasion, and I won't name who (cough CNN), our Department of Defense and law enforcement are very clearly treating it as one. Mattis is deploying troops along classic military doctrine. He's matching the caravan's numbers by a two to one ratio. Nearly 8,000 troops to match a four thousand strong caravan, and 14,000 if the second caravan links up with the first swelling their numbers to seven thousand.

So to any media magician trying to spin what this caravan really is — and I don't know how you can describe a potential force of seven thousand people approaching your border carrying a foreign flag anything at all besides an invasion — but all you have to do is look at how our Defense Department is preparing. It's classic military style doctrine preparing for an unconventional attack on the country.

It's classic military style doctrine preparing for an unconventional attack on the country.

But I said that I want to be fair here. Unexpected and irregular tactics call for emergency action, and I definitely feel safer knowing our men and women in green and blue are standing watch on the border. Quite frankly we don't know what to expect here, so it's good that they're on watch. But this can not be the new norm on the border. Build the wall if you have to… and actually these new developments have pretty much made that a necessity.

But after this new threat has been properly evaluated, come up with a plan for the future that better strengthens our border and get the military out of there. Local law enforcement protects our streets, and the border patrol protects our borders. The new standard can not be the military on our borders 100% of the time. Maybe this sounds like crazy talk, but emergency situations always give birth to emergency — and permanent — changes. The federal income tax and the Patriot Act are but two examples of many.

All of this is for nothing unless the Federal Government finally comes to their senses on our weak border. Maybe this will be the catalyst that changes all that.

As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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