Restoring our connection with American history

During the opening of Restoring Love, Glenn spoke of a conversation he had with his daughter about American history. How it was brutal and bloody - far from the idealized version that he had presented to them growing up. He was shocked, and wondered what it meant when he of all people could not get his children to understand the inherent exceptionalism rooted in American history. So he decided to go back and do his own homework, and what he learned changed the course of his life. He came to understand brutalities in America's past - such as horrible period of Manifest Destiny and Japanese Internement, but he also reconnected with the good.

Along the way on this journey, Glenn met incredible historians and collectors who had original documents and historical artifacts that had been lost and forgotten over time. He found things that were no longer being taught in school. He read them, he touched them. He experienced a deep connection to the past that gave him a new perspective on the present and future.

And now he wants to share that experience with his audience.

It started at Restoring Love, when Glenn let audience members hold a multimillion dollar Honus Wagner baseball card and Eisenhower's helmet. It continued on GBTV Monday night as he brought out a collection of amazing pieces: Arnold Friburg’s painting of George Washington praying at Valley Forge, Gettysburg Log, General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s helmet, Babe Ruth’s traveling luggage, Abraham Lincoln’s desk and chair from the IL State House, The manifesto of John Wilkes Booth, Honus Wagner baseball card, and finally President Ronald Reagan’s letter to his daughter, Patti.

You can read an in-depth analysis of these pieces on TheBlaze.

All of the pieces represented something unique and special about American history. The Honus Wagner card, for example, showed the importance of standing for one's beliefs. The card featured a tobacco ad, but smoking was against his faith and convictions and he demanded production on the card be stopped. It's now worth over $2 million.

Meanwhile, the Lincoln desk and the Eisenhower helmet showed men who stood up for and fought for freedom, one at home and one abroad.

“The helmet tells us that somebody fought for somebody else’s freedom,” Glenn said.

“It’s not enough to fight for our [own]. Freedom belongs to all mankind and there has to be a country that will stand up," he added.

WATCH Glenn present the Honus Wagner card and the Eisenhower helmet to audience members at Restoring Love below:

He ended the segment by reading a letter from Ronald Reagan to his daughter Patty:

Dear Patti

It was good to hear from you. As the song goes – ‘the days dwindle down to a precious few.’ In view of my recent birthday I find the song appropriate. Patti I think a talk between us is the answer to some of our differences. There are extremists on both sides of every issue. Reasonable people should look into both sides and see if every charge or countercharge is justified by the facts. Even if there are differences does this justify a family separation? We can disagree on things without abandoning our family relationship. I remember a little girl who sat on my lap and asked me to marry her. Love – Dad.”

“Share this with your neighbors who might disagree with you,” he concluded. “We are not extremists and we are a family as a nation. We have to come together on the things that do unite us.”

 

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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