THE MAO'Y AWARDS: Who's got your vote as top corona-dictator?

President Trump as a dictator has been the Left's theme for years. Yet, a Trump dictatorship hasn't materialized. However, due to the coronavirus, actual mini-dictatorships have sprung up around the U.S.



On that note, welcome to the Chairman Mao Coronavirus Dictator Awards. Make sure to have your voice heard and vote here.


BEST ARREST BY AN ENSEMBLE:

1) Brighton, Colorado Police officers arrest a dad playing t-ball in the park with his six-year-old daughter.

2) Policemen in Philadelphia dragged a man from a public bus for not wearing a protective mask.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAYORAL POWER TRIPPING:

1) KY Mayor Greg Fischer prohibits Christians from holding "drive-in" services for Easter where worshippers would remain in cars

2) LA Mayor Eric Garcetti urges citizens to tattle on each other for social-distancing violations

3) NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio warns religious leaders their places of worship could be permanently shut down if they don't halt their services

BEST USE OF POLICE RESOURCES:

1) Greenville, Mississippi Police issued $500 tickets to worshippers trying to attend a drive-in Easter service.

2) Taneytown, Maryland Police remind citizens to put on pants before going outside to check their mailbox.

BEST USE OF ORWELLIAN TECHNOLOGY:

1) Elizabeth, New Jersey Police makes China proud with their use of talking drones.

2) Daytona, Florida Police use drones that can detect body temperatures with a fever between 99 to 105 degrees.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CRIMINAL TAKEDOWN

1) Cincinnati PD arrest man for violating the stay-at-home order after he was shot in both legs

2) Richmond, RI PD arrest 3 men for crossing into Rhode Island to play golf

3) Raleigh PD broke up crowds protesting stay-at-home order

BEST GUBERNATORIAL BEATDOWN:

1. RI gov, Raimondo ordered RI National Guard to assist police in conducting a door-to-door search for NY residents visiting RI

2) KY gov, Beshear issued an order on Good Friday that anyone who attended church on Easter must quarantine for 14 days

3) VA gov, Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order through June 10th, the longest-lasting order in the nation so far

4) MI gov, Whitmer prohibited public and private gatherings of any size, banned traveling to in-state vacation homes, & banned the sale of "non-essential" items


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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.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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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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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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