GOP hopefuls debate

The GOP debate last night was pretty eventful. Romney played the role of frontrunner fairly well, Rick Santorum had a few good moments, Herman Cain and John Huntsman Jr. had so-so performances while Michele Bachmann had a few highlights of her own including a dust up with Tim Pawlenty. Another interesting moment was when Byron York asked Bachmann if she'd be 'submissive' to her husband while President.

What did the guys think of each candidate?

Rick Santorum

Pat: “ think he's probably cognizant of the fact that people find him not electric.”

Glenn: “ We have a guy now who knows how to work a crowd and read a Teleprompter, but that's it. We need somebody with some weight to them. Rick has it.”

Mitt Romney

Glenn: “He looks presidential. He acts presidential. I think he would make a great President if this were 1992.” He added “We need somebody who truly understands the free market and is not going to get into we had with progressives.”

Stu: “ I honestly think the only thing between Mitt Romney and winning the nominee for the Republicans is his healthcare answer. He just doesn't -- it's just awful. I mean, he can sit here and try to justify his state's rights and everything, but, man, it's a tough road for him.”

Newt Gingrich

Glenn: “Newt Gingrich, he's probably one of the smartest guys up there,” Glenn said before adding he wasn’t going to win.

Stu: “He's not really great, either. He does well in debates from time to time. He does some things well, but the bottom line is we've heard too much from this guy. He's sitting on the couch with Nancy Pelosi on the beach talking about climate change.”

Michelle Bachmann

Glenn was impressed with her performance, but knows that she’s going to get hammered along the way. “Michelle Bachmann has a decent family, a decent life, a decent husband. She understands the place that religion plays in her life. She does not push it on anybody else.”

Tim Pawlenty

Glenn: “Tim Pawlenty went for the jugular, not for Obama's or the state of our country, instead, he went after Michelle Bachman's, quote, nonexistent record of accomplishments.”

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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