During a forum on Common Core in Maryland, a man named Robert Small had to be forcibly removed, and was later charged with second-degree assault on a police officer, after disrupting the session.
The format of the forum as reported did not allow the public to stand and ask a question. Instead, those who wanted questions answered had to write them on a piece of paper. When Small started speaking, Baltimore County School Superintendent Dallas Dance told him that he believed his question would be answered, but Small continued to talk until he was confronted by a security guard.
As he was being taken out, Small reportedly said "Don't stand for this! You are sitting here like cattle! Is this America?!"
This naturally caught the attention of Glenn Beck, who has asserted that Common Core is turning America into a police state.
"Write this down in your diary and your kids will look at you as a prophet later," said Beck. "Write this down in your diary; this is a road sign [of] the fundamental transformation of America and turning us into an absolute, recognizable police state. I believe this little incident in Baltimore is the beginning of it."
Beck even went the extra mile and claimed that, under Common Core, incorrect answers to math questions would not be wrong provided that the student could explain how they arrived at their answer.
"We are literally living in 1984," Beck said. "They're changing the answers to math now."
This is, of course, a big fat lie. One based, once again, on a deceptively edited video clip that can be seen in its entirety here.
Not only is it a lie, it's a lie he stole from Bryan Fischer of all people.
Has Glenn Beck finally devolved so much that he can't even come up with his own dumb-as-a-rock conspiracy theories anymore?