Glenn: Industry, energy key to securing America's future

While Obama wants to keep picking losers like Solyndra as the future of American industry, Glenn said on radio that we need to start focusing on the abundance of natural resources here in America that can not only lower energy prices but also create new jobs.

"Let's talk about principles for a second. Let's talk about what we're facing as a nation, how is it going ‑‑ how is this going to affect you. It's going to affect you in many ways. How do you create jobs? Why did America create jobs after World War II? Because we are in ‑‑ something that we're going to come out the other side and we're going to be as transformed as we were when we get to the other side as the Great Depression or the Civil War," Glenn said.

"When we got out of World War II, we were a different country than we were in 1929. Radically different. And we were an industrial giant on the other side. Why did that happen? Well, because in 1929 we had just really started manufacturing things on an assembly line. That made a huge difference. But then we found ways in World War II to pretty much put everything on an assembly line, manufacture everything that way because we had to. We're going to have to do these differently if we're going to survive. If you want to be Mexico, well, then keep going the road where you're going. But if you want to be America, we're going to have to redesign absolutely everything. Everything. And that's what this election really is all about. What do we look like on the other side?"

"The other thing that we had in World War II that nobody else really had and that is abundance of cheap energy. We were exploiting our own resources, our own oil, our own coal."

"And then you add on top of that natural gas. I mean, we have more energy than anybody else. There's no reason. We're sitting on a gold mine. A gold mine. That's what we used in World War II, to win, was our resources, our ingenuity, cheap energy, and our manpower. The entrepreneurial spirit. That's what transformed us," Glenn explained.

"Well, now our ingenuity, we're being told 'you didn't build that. And if you do build it, you can't keep it.' What do you think that's going to do to the entrepreneurs? It's going to make them go away. They are not going to do it. Why do it? Why wait up all night? Why worry all the time? Why live this life? Not going to do that. Why, if it's not mine? You're not going to do it. So they are turning you there."

" They are also trying to make sure that they curb the industrial might, the real backbone of America, of labor. They think it's the labor unions. Please read freedom's forge. I've been talking about it here for the last couple of weeks but it will open your mind. The labor unions almost destroyed us in World War II. We almost lost the war because of the labor unions here. And everybody who's ever worked for a labor union, look, there are things that labor unions are good for. With he need to be able to take care ‑‑ companies will sometimes get out of control and you need to make sure that somebody is representing the little guy because they will. Bad people do bad things, whether it's a labor union or a company. So you need some representation on labor. But anybody who's ever worked for a labor union, you know. You do less than you're capable of. You're dragging around people that should have been fired a long time ago. Come on, teachers. You know that to be true."

"So they're killing us in the labor and they're killing us in energy. They're killing us in entrepreneurial spirit. But the key here, the one that you don't recover from quickly is energy. And they are doing it under the guise of global warming, which is the biggest scam known to mankind. I'm a guy who is willing to say, "Look, you have to look at the thermometer. If the thermometer's going up, then the thermometer's going up." You have to look at facts. If that's really happening, then we should address that. However, how do you address it? Should we all be good stewards to the Earth? Absolutely. Even if the temperature is not going up, we should be good stewards to the Earth. But that's not what's happening. The temperature isn't going up and they are still saying ‑‑ they are trying to do this scare. This is why they call it climate change now. Because they knew. But now it's just being verified."

Over the weekend, reports emerged indicating that global warming actually ended in 1996.

"Does the average person ‑‑ when this stuff starts to come out, I mean, you are ‑‑ think of this: They are destroying the American economy ‑‑ no, no, no. Let me ‑‑ your parents, your grandparents, maybe you will not be able to afford your electricity rates in two years if we stay on this path. You will not be able to afford your electricity rates. You will have lots of extra blankets. You will have more people dying because they'll put those space heaters up and they'll try to get ‑‑ they will try to get warm with a space heater and it will set their house on fire. You will have many more deaths from cold or from heat not because the Earth is getting colder or warmer but because people will not be able to keep up with the electricity rates because in the words of the president, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket under his plan. And we've already, out of 500 power plants powered by coal, we've already shut down, this last year with President Obama 100 of those. 500 provide 43% of our electricity in the country. 500 coal power plants. We've shot down ‑‑ we've shut down now 1/5th of our ability to produce energy and they're going to shut down another 200 plants in the next two years. So you'll take 3/5ths of our electricity."

"I believe in the future. I believe in the next generation. And when I see it ‑‑ and I did believe that the hydrogen car, and it would be. The hydrogen car is the answer if you would get people to build a nuclear power plant because unlimited hydrogen can be made while everyone is asleep. Unlimited hydrogen. It's not hard. So I believe in the future and I believe in new technology. But it's not here. When it's here, great. Shut the power plants down. But until it arrives, we need energy. If we are going to lead a world. And that is ‑‑ that's the question: Does the person leading the United States of America want America to lead the world... or to be an "also ran," to be like everybody else. Well, I have news for you: As nice as that is, oh, we want everybody to succeed, that means your lifestyle will go down and it will become like the rest of the world. If you think that's a good idea, why don't you just move some place else? Seriously. I mean, I'll pay for it. I will move you some place else. Why would you live here?"

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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