On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn took a look at the world we are currently living in. When you consider that gun-free zones have become the new normal, handouts run rampant, and Common Core is nationalizing our education and molding a new generation of children who do not understand the principles and values this country was founded on, it is easy to become discouraged.

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“You have got to stand now, or you will be forced forever to hold your piece,” Glenn said emphatically. “Are you willing to pledge your lives, your fortunes, and you sacred honor?”

Fortunately, courage is contagious, and for every ‘bad’ story there is a story of people doing good things, people standing up for what they believe in regardless of the cost. Glenn ran through a couple examples of such.

On Wednesday’s Glenn Beck Program, Pat and Stu spoke with three Missouri educators who are speaking out against Common Core. Susan Kimball, Tonya Pobst, and Heather Drury explained they do fear for their jobs, but hope their stand will encourage other teachers to voice their concerns as well.

Watch the interview from Wednesday’s program below:

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On radio this morning, Glenn read excerpts from a letter written by a soldier who was at Ft. Hood last week asking for his “God-given right” to defend himself. Christopher Coleman, a member of the Texas Army National Guard, read the letter, which was written by First Lieutenant Patrick Cook, during a Texas State Senate hearing Monday. Cook understands that the continued disarmament of our military bases will undoubtedly result in more events like Ft. Hood, and that is simply unacceptable.

“My name is First Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, and this past Wednesday I found myself trapped in an enclosed room with fourteen of my fellow Soldiers, one of whom was barricading the door against a madman with a .45 pistol when he was fatally shot,” the letter begins.

“Through what I can only describe as a miracle, he somehow found enough strength to continue pushing against that door until the shooter gave up and went elsewhere, at which time he collapsed,” Cook continues. “Nearly a week later, I can still taste his blood in my mouth from when I and my comrades breathed into his lungs for 20 long minutes while we waited for a response from the authorities. This Soldier’s name was Sergeant First Class Daniel Ferguson, and his sacrifice loaned me the rest of my life to tell this story.”

Read the entire letter HERE.

We must look at the injustice that we see in the world and refuse to remain silent anymore.

“Not to speak is to speak,” Glenn said. “Not to stand is to stand.”

For those who are serious about getting this country back on track, the coming days, weeks, months, and years will be a bumpy road. But if you are willing to stand, we will win. “Better yet,” Glenn added, “freedom wins.”

Having seen his audience in action many times before, Glenn knows you care. So the only question that remains is: Are you prepared to stand up?