Cancel the Fourth of July? Glenn Beck warns the 'woke Left' is using Juneteenth to DIVIDE us

Texans have been celebrating Juneteenth for years now, but Glenn Beck believes the new national holiday, which celebrates the emancipation of former American slaves, has been hijacked by the "woke Left."

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn said the actual meaning of Juneteenth was not what he saw commemorated this past weekend. Some even chose to celebrate by twerking against an ambulance, both preventing EMTs from tending to gunshot victims and also proving America's shame is nearly nonexistent today. But, maybe even worse, the woke Left is now trying to pit Juneteenth against what is perhaps our nation's greatest day of unification: the Fourth of July.

"We've been telling you about a little thing called Juneteenth, for I don't know, maybe 15 years now," Glenn said. "And no one in the media gave a flying crap about it. But now they're all oh-so-woke. Oh, my gosh. They're so woke and they have found Juneteenth.... I wish it was at all sincere. Don't you? Don't you wish that just a little bit of their discovery was actually sincere?"

"Juneteenth, I think is a great holiday. And I don't know why people have to denigrate Juneteenth ... except for the fact, that I think a lot of people understood exactly what this was: the latest Marxist move to separate us even further. You either celebrate Juneteenth as liberation day, or you celebrate July 4th, which is just a white day. Nowhere in the history of Juneteenth is that true," he continued.

"This is a great holiday, but not a replacement for the Fourth of July, and that's exactly what it's becoming," Glenn went on to say. "Don't tell me that I don't care about Juneteenth when I see the celebrations that happened around this country that were an absolute disgrace, and proof positive that shame will never come back to our society."

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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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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.

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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.

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