I am kind of frustrated with Beck over that as well. And Beck talking about repointing the cornerstone or whatever is just so… Blah. Most people are going to fall asleep when Beck starts talking like that and you are certainly not going to win people who are on the fence. I know Beck wants to sound all intellectual but Cruz’s campaign has that already my the truck load. Compare that with a snappy and memorable slogan like, “Make America great again.” It is sad but Cruz will benefit most right now from simple slogans that make people feel good or empowered.
Beck needs to very quickly learn how to more effectively help Cruz and not hurt him.
 January 24, 2016 at 10:27am
@jeffersen – McCain worse than Obama in the sense that a certain simple minded or intellectually lazy percentage of McCain voters would follow him, or fall asleep, as he takes the nation in to the same place Obama has taken the nation, down into the pit of progressivism. This is what the two have in common, big government progressivism.
 January 19, 2016 at 10:52pm
Don’t forget Michele Bachman and her love affair with spying on American citizens.
 January 7, 2016 at 10:25pm
For the thousandth time, IT DOES NOT MATTER IF OUTLAWING GUNS REDUCES MURDERS! It is not worth the loss of Liberty. I know that is hard for some people to hear but that is because they do not properly comprehend the the value of Liberty and take it for granted. Hear me when I tell you that Liberty IS that valuable. What fools we will think ourselves for letting it slip away when it is all gone.
Exactly. What if church attendance was shown to reduce murders? Would it be OK to mandate church attendance?
"If it would just save ONE life!"
And this is the most important point by far!! We have willing lost so many to buy Liberty and must always be willing to to pay the high price of Liberty!
 January 7, 2016 at 1:07am
Sorry. I am not ready to trust Rubio. He claims he has learned his lesson but that doesn’t mean he deserves my trust. After he sold us out on amnesty and securing the border and joining up with those progressive rinos I can’t gain back my trust this quickly. Also, his record on supporting the NSA spying and supporting shredding the constitution to do it is appalling. And no Marco, being privy to the scary secret intelligence information is no justification for taking our liberty in exchange for safety. Live free or die you pathetic coward.
January 4, 2016 at 11:21pm
I would call stopping over 90,000 people from using trusts and corporations to register NFA items pretty bad news. By the way, the vast majority of that 90,000 are people registering, paying $200, and waiting six months for a sound suppressor (which is primarily a hearing safety device).
 January 4, 2016 at 11:11pm
It probably won’t curb gun violence. Even if it did would it be worth the loss of liberty? I say no.
Getting rid of gun violence is like getting rid of traffic accidents. Each problem has its own particular classifications of cause. We could get rid of all traffic accidents if we just made driving illegal. Unfortunately that would end all legal and beneficial use of cars and trucks. Lets maybe work on drunk driving as a category, followed by speeding and other illegal uses of the car. Prescribing the same fix for all categories of "gun violence produces the same foolish solutions. I don't want to get rid of the legal uses of guns but I could be interested in slowing down accidental discharges through training which the NRA is already doing. I don't want to eliminate any self defense shootings and I would like to see fewer weapons used in robbery and Jihad. As long as all events are lumped together, no one is going to be interested in a solution that is very similar to shutting down the roads or setting the speed limits to three miles per hour to get the lower death rate.
 January 1, 2016 at 3:14pm
It might be time to strip the executive branch of all powers given it by the people except, perhaps, the power to coordinate the national defense. Far to many citizens are already starting to think of the president as some sort of king and his wife some sort of queen. With each new president we see more and more power taken from the other branches of government. With each new president we see more and more of the constitution ignored. We need a major reset and we need it soon.
You’re right but it’s too late. Obama will subvert liberty in America to the max in 2016. Except for Muslims, who he loves, but especially for Christians, who he despises. And watch for him to subvert the Constitution even more this year, in his drive to disarm Americans and open the country to terrorists who will help him to accomplish his agenda, and he will cancel the next Presidential election. He has an agenda to overthrow Christian America and he won’t leave office until he has accomplished it.
You are a little late to the party dude! The constitution is gone. Besides the old one never had any power to strip the executive branch of anything.
 January 1, 2016 at 12:38pm
Will congress exert its powers as the legislative branch and put the president in his place for overreaching his powers as executive? Sadly, congress has shown itself to be a bunch of cowards that will stand by while the constitution is torn apart by the hands of tyranny of scocialism.
It seems to me like every single politician in Washington DC, save only a very few, are under the spell and influence of this evil regime. It's almost like we're watching Hitler take over Germany only in the American version. Liberalism and those who practice it, need to be stopped.
They are mostly all playing for the same team
Wings of the same buzzard since the eagles have flown the coop.
All this "so we can feel better about ourselves" lies create more problems and are zero help.
 December 22, 2015 at 9:34am
You are right. NASA has has several tremendous achievements recently as well. I only meant to emphasize the reaction of the crowd to the SpaceX achievement and how it reminded me of that feeling that at its core America is good and with the government out of the way anything is possible.
 December 22, 2015 at 1:42am
Great, another debate I won’t watch because it will AGAIN be full of gotcha questions with a progressive slant and “he said something bad about you so go fight while we watch” questions. I have no hope of a debate on the issues that are important to liberty, limited government, restoring the republic.
 December 22, 2015 at 1:32am
I have not seen that level of joy and excitement over the United States accomplishments in a very very long time. I almost had forgotten that feeling. And it took a private company to make it happen! What SpaceX accomplished today was considered impossible just a few years ago. When will those in this nation who pine for the control of scocialism admit that over and over capitalism continues to make the impossible possible while socialism is a system that protects and promotes failure and crushes individual thought and ambition? As our nation races down to the ant heap of scocialism, today was a bright reminder of what we are so close to forever losing. Oh how we will regret our foolishness if that day comes.
Then you haven't been paying attention. Look at the amazing successes of NASA's Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto missions. Those, too, are tremendous achievements that have captured the public's imagination... even if they're not as "showy" and "flashy" as a SpaceX's tremendous success.
Don't get me wrong, last night's success is a HUGE deal. But there are plenty of other grand space achievements that the US should be proud of!
The Falcon-9 would have never existed if not for hundreds of millions of dollars of direct government funding, NASA funding, and NASA participation.
 October 29, 2015 at 1:15am
Ted Cruz unexpectedly goes off? Unexpectedly? I have been waiting since debate number one for a candidate to really call BS on the media. Good for Cruz for having the guts to be the first.
 September 12, 2015 at 7:54pm
Does Todd realize how pathetic it sounds to say, “‘We’ve been told who our real friends are, Glenn.”? So Todd and Sarah let other people tell them who their friends are. How disappointing. That is a real blow to the respect that I have for the Palins.
And who is this person that is going around driving wedges between conservatives? It is time for Beck to name names or they will keep getting away with it. No Glenn, it is not “fine” that this happened and it is not ok to let whoever is driving wedges between you and other conservative leaders get away with it.
 March 9, 2015 at 2:08pm
Hold on! TheBlaze has made a huge mistake in this article, or at least were not clear in such a way that many people will be misled. The ATF is still planning on banning M855 ammo. For proof read the ATF’s own proposals here (page 14&15):
It was recently noticed that in a recent ATF publication that M855 was omitted from being exempt. The ATF admitted the mistake in their publication. This admissions does not mean that the ATF a is stepping away from going forward with a ban in M855. Again, read the proposal linked above where it specifically calls out M855/SS109 for a ban.
 March 2, 2015 at 7:05pm
This is the height of ridiculous. All AR15 ammunition can defeat the soft body armor commonly worn by police officers. If the ban on M855 is allowed to proceed then the door is open for them to “regulate” all AR15 ammunition out of existence.
Also, requiring a “sporting purpose” for ammunition is a direct violation of 2nd Amendment rights. The 2nd Amendment has little to nothing to do with “sporting” and everything to do with defending liberty from tyranny.
.22 mag FMJ out of a rifle will defeat most soft body armour.
Katz is right, but then finding .22 mag, .22lr. or even .22 shorts is about like finding a virgin in the 6th grade. That was the test case, and it worked, for whatever reason. When you can find .22 it costs over 10x what it did before oblowme took orfice.
 February 24, 2015 at 5:29pm
I’m not worried. John Boehner would never agree to bring a “clean” DHS funding bill to a vote in the House and totally screw the GOP base yet again. I mean, John Boehner was Tea Party before there was a Tea Party.” He told me so! It would just be inconceivable given what a Tea Party guy John Boehner is. A big strong tea party beef cake like John Boehner wouldn’t stab the Tea Party in the back for the 100th time. Noooo… that can’t happen when you have John Boehner, Tea Party before there was a Tea Party, as speaker of the house.
I’m sure all the Tea Party representatives who voted for John Boehner for speaker of the house will be vindicated when John Boehner tells McConnell and Reid to go stuff their “clean” DHS bill. I am sure they won’t get stabbed in the back again by John-Tea Party-Boehner and find themselves in the position of voting on a “clean” DHS bill with no chance of stopping executive amnesty.
After all, John Boehner was Tea Party before there as a Tea Party.
 February 18, 2015 at 3:17pm
ax2grind, I know what you are saying about wiping your hard drive. Unfortunately it has come to light recently that some very sophisticated malware has been created (probably by nation states given the sheer complexity and effort required) that can alter hard drive firmware. The altered firmware could read/write your sensitive data to a portion of your hard drive that it would hide from the operating system and even low level disk wipe utilities. The firmware can also re-infect your operating system after the hard drive has been wiped to again make your computer vulnerable to remote intrusion.
So while wiping your hard drive is pretty effective, it isn’t always a guarantee.
Boehner needs to be removed. We need to find a good candidate right now to run against him in his next primary and every time Boehner screws us we need to donate another million dollars to his opponent. Screw us on immigration, we money bomb your opponent. Won’t balance the budget, we money bomb your opponent. Fail to reform the IRS, we money bomb your opponent. Tit for tat. Equivalent retaliation.
I’ll pay to see this corrupt progressive republican made an example of just like Eric Cantor.
 November 10, 2014 at 9:25pm
Glenn, thank you for explaining. I have made the choice to stick by you many times. I am happy to know, yet again, that I chose wisely. There is more I could say but something tells me that I shouldn’t. Be well, hang in there, this is important.