42 Days left until America decides

America has two very distinct choices this November the 6th on election day. One candidate believes all things flow from government while the other believes limited government intervention is the best way to go. Polar opposites. Which does America prefer? That was the question Glenn encouraged listeners across the country to ask themselves on radio this morning when he told the story of Duncan Hines, an American entrepreneur who managed to leave his mark on America without relying on the government.

"In forty-two days America will decide. Probably the most important thing that the America has decided in maybe a 150 years," Glenn said.

Glenn said that Americans have the choice in November to support a philosophy that holds redistribution as a core tenet. They can vote for a man who believes that government programs and institutions are essential to and indivisible from personal success. Or they can vote for someone who believes in individual success and small government, who thinks that solutions are found at home with families and with faith.

Glenn said that Americans need to remember great individuals who succeeded despite the personal challenges they faced. He recalled the story of Duncan Hines, whose mother died at a young age and whose lawyer father sent him to spend most of his childhood with his grandmother. It was with his grandmother that he learned to appreciate good cooking, and as an adult he travelled the country with his wife compiling lists of good places to eat.

"Well the list that he and (his wife) Florence had put together had become so popular and it was passed around so much, and they became inundated. And that's when they realized that nobody had compiled a list of places to eat in America. In 1936 he wrote a book called the " The Adventures in Good Eating". He wrote about all sorts of places including one in Kentucky a little coffee half a mile from Corbin. You could get fried chicken, potatoes, biscuits, vegetables, a drink. All that for a buck tops," Glenn explained.

That restaurant near Corbin, KY turned out to be the very first Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Hines's review was one factor in Col. Sanders's deciding to franchise the restaurant.

"In 1952 he introduced his own bread to the world. A year later he sold the rights to this bread. He made a fortune. And then he licensed his name to other food products because the country had grown to trust the man with the name that symbolized good food," Glenn continued.

"He was renowned food critic and author. He found a niche in America, a need that wasn't being fulfilled and he filled it. And in doing so, in finding that on his own he built something. He became wealthy through his own hard work and his dedication, and in his ingenuity."

"And we don't know him anymore, we just know Duncan Hines cake mix. In just a few days we're going to decide if Duncan Hines didn't build his cake mix, who did? Was it the government?"

"Soon we decide."

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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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?

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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!"

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