Rick Santorum ready to run, chats with Glenn

So apparently Rick Santorum has some kind of big announcement that he’s making today. But what could it be? Surely its not that he’s running for President since everyone already knows that. So what else could it be?

“It might be that somebody has pranked his Twitter. We're not really sure,” Glenn joked of Santorum’s announcement.

After welcoming Rick Santorum to the show, Glenn asked about his recent success in the New Hampshire and South Carolina star polls. Santorum said, “I sort of do things the old-fashioned way. I get out and try to earn it, try to work hard, and spend a lot of time in those states and, you know, among activists, you know, people who are paying attention and watching all the candidates, we're doing very well. So, I'm encouraged. I don't look at national polls. I look at doing the right thing.”

“We're not going to be biggest or the best funded candidate,” he added. “I represented the State of Pennsylvania. I mean, I was elected in a state that's a swing state.”

“I was able to go out and win the election. I defeated three democratic incumbents. You know, in my first election, I was redistricted in with another democratic incumbent. I won that election. Then I ran against a third democratic incumbent when I won for my Senate seat in the State of Pennsylvania and then the following election, George Bush lost the state by four points and I won it by five. So, I mean, I think I have a track record of being able to put together organizations, to be able to defeat democratic incumbents and get a message that's a winning message.”

What is Santorum’s message and platform? Surpisingly, it’s not just the economy.

“Nobody knows what the economy is going to look like 18 months from now. It may be horrible and if it's horrible, probably any Republican who wins the election is going to win, but if it's horrible, if it looks like things are improving, we better have a scenario, we better have some sort of narrative that, you know, we're going to be able to go to the American people and say, look, this is why we need to replace him, even though the economy may be improving and the narrative for me is freedom. The narrative for me is that we have a President who does not believe in the American people. He believes that government should be making decisions for everybody.”

Clearly, Santorum does not believe government should be the decision maker in people’s lives. However, Glenn had to ask about Santorum’s support for prescription drug programs and No Child Left Behind.

“You know, I fought against making it a universal benefit which is what made it so costly and I argued that we should pay for it. I lost. And so I made a decision. I liked some things. I didn't like some things and I made a decision that, you know, I liked the things more than I didn't. Retrospect, that probably was a bad call but I think we do need to do a drug prescription benefit. We need to pay for it,” Santorum said.

Santorum said that if there was one benefit that emerged form No Child Left Behind, it showed there were enormous flaws in our education system.

“He's a good man. He is a decent, and honest man. I may not agree with everything that he says, but if you're looking for a good, decent, honest man, Rick Santorum is that guy,” Glenn said.

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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