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On radio this morning, Glenn read an email from a listener who decided to change their life:

"On Friday the 14th I overslept, caught the last 30 minutes of the radio show.  One of the guys said just put everything aside this weekend and read this book.  I thought, it's cold here in Illinois, I can do that.  So I began to read on Saturday.  I stopped when I got to the "God‑given capacity" part of the book.  Why this stopped me more than any other chapter was because I had heard that most of my life, especially by my mother and my best friend.  What's your God‑given capacity?  It's more than you think.  For the last 30 days, my life has been an absolute whirlwind of unexpected revelations since I took that first step and made a commitment.  This book has served as a confirmation of everything.  Now if I just shut up and listen, it works.  I'm not new at listening to God.  That's not a new concept.  It's a new concept for me to listen when it's something I don't want to hear.  I am born to seek.  After I posted, I left and got the ‑‑ I got beer.  I had only had four on Saturday night.  Yes, and I got behind the wheel of a car.  It was close to 1:00 a.m. after I had closed the book, and I went to a local station.  When I pulled in there, there was a young guy in his mid‑20s or so sitting on the curb with a light coat, a hat and a torn blanket.  He caught my eye because I had never seen anyone homeless at this gas station.  We live in a good area.  As I walked in the door, I asked him if he was okay.  That's when I noticed his lips and hands were blue.  He said he was okay; thanks for asking.  Two steps inside the door, I was hit with the same power that I had felt when I was in Wilmington at the House of Prayer.  I went and I got all the food from the gas station that was left.  I picked up the hot dogs and a couple of bags of chips and some drinks and I took them out to him outside.  He was shaking from the cold, but I swear I never even saw him chew the two sausage hot dogs that had been left.  I went back inside and I grabbed a 12‑pack of beer and I put it on the counter.  That's when I saw gloves at the counter for sale.  It was though somebody had just said, this is important for you to start to fill your soul.  So I bought them.  I went outside to give them to him and he told me I had already bought him food and he was okay, he would be okay.  He's just waiting until the morning for the bus.  I guess the mom in me took over.  I picked up a cold blue hand and put his cold fingers and hand into the glove telling him, I didn't feel sorry for him.  Just, everybody needs some help now and then.  I would hope that someone would do the same for my daughter.  My daughter has been gone from home going on six years and she hasn't made the best decisions and our relationship is strained.  But he didn't need to know all that.  When I put that second glove on this man's hand, I realized I was showing him more compassion, a stranger, more compassion than I was showing my own child because I was mad at her.  Before I knew it, I asked him if I could pray for him.  I don't pray.  I don't pray before I eat.  I don't pray before I sleep, let alone pray for somebody with five people looking out a window with their noses at the glass.  I wasn't even sure I remembered how to.  But I'm a good one to wing it.  So I prayed with him.  I handed him the money then for my beer and a couple more bucks.  I told him get a hotel room down on Pershing Road.  I went and got in my car.  I saw Sherry through the window.  She was behind the counter.  She had my beer.  I just kind of gave her a hand across the throat and told her I didn't need it.  I drove off.  I cried so hard, I slobbered all over myself.  I came home.  I went through every cabinet.  I poured all of it out.  I threw away every bottle I could find and I curled up on my couch and I cried until my head hurt.  But I think my soul just needed to be washed.  And this was my cleansing.  Today I begin to fill my soul.  It's 5:00 a.m."

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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