Spartacus wants to give your kids money

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Here's the latest bill in the works from Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker. Have the federal government give $1,000 to every child born in America. That money would be placed in an investment account for that child, and the government would deposit up to an additional $2,000 a year in each child's account so that by the time they turn 18 they will have a nest egg to help them get ahead in life.

But there would be strict government rules around this egg. It could only be used for something like buying a house or "human and financial capital investments that change life trajectories."

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Okay, typical progressive idea. Uncle Sam will be there for you – cradle to grave. Easy to poke holes in. Completely impractical in a financial sense. But here's what needs to change about the political debate in America. It needs to get back to an actual debate. Rather than just torpedoing an idea because it comes from your opposing side, we must get back to discussing why we disagree with something.

So, why is this Booker bill problematic? Besides the insane price tag and the massive layers of added government bureaucracy it would entail, a bill like this sends a very poor message. Ultimately, it shows no faith in Americans and their God-given abilities.

Progressives like Booker want to move beyond equal opportunity – their goal is equal outcome. And they think government is the means to achieve that. What they don't seem to understand, or don't want to understand, is that equal outcome is impossible in a free society. It doesn't mean that we don't strive to create opportunities, but you simply cannot legislate outcomes. There are just too many variables at play, including, most notably, that humans are fundamentally flawed.

Progressives like Booker want to move beyond equal opportunity – their goal is equal outcome.

The evidence from decades of government "assistance" programs is clear – they simply do not work as a catalyst to pull people out of poverty. For the Booker bill, this means that even if you try to rig the system, by creating a level playing field of opportunity for everyone from birth, it still won't guarantee the same successful outcome for every person.

We don't need to demonize Cory Booker for floating this idea, as flawed as it is. But we should discuss it and be able to explain how it represents a vision for a completely different America – a declaration of dependence.

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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